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Install KitKat UI Cyanogenmod ROM on Samsung Galaxy Mini / Pop GT-S5570

Everyone is talking about the newly released Android 4.4 KitKat ROM. This exciting Android version has all the features that would take your phone beyond expectation. Unfortunately due to hardware specs, it is officially available only for those devices having disastrous hardware and RAM compatibility. So the users of mid-range devices like Galaxy Mini / Pop GT-S5570 need to rely on android 2.3.6 Gingerbread which is the last official update for the same. Although there are chances  for these users to experience new versions with the help of third party custom ROMs.

But its obvious that such devastating ROM will not work smoothly on a device like Galaxy Mini / Pop GT-S5570. Besides. you will definitely face few bugs or issues with it. How about a ROM with full KitKat user interface & without a single lag or issue problem. Yes, we are here to discuss a KitKat UI ROM for Samsung Galaxy Mini/Pop GT-S5570. Moreover, this ROM is developed by the well known CyanogenMod team and has everything you’ll never want to miss. Check out some of its features and change logs given below.

Features:

  • Fully KitKat System user interface.
  • Updated MA6 Kernel.
  • Added Nexus 5 boot animation.
  • Android 4.2.2.
  • Added Epic Launcher.
  • Has Transparent Status bar.
  • More smooth than official ROM.
  • Added KitKat themed Dialer.
  • New KitKat Ringtones.
  • More KitKat Icons.
  • The Latest version of Google apps-Gmail, Google Keep & Play Music.
  • Added KitKat Themed clock.

Screenshot:

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Disclaimer:

If in case your Galaxy Mini/Pop gets damaged or bricked by using this article then neither we nor the developers will be held responsible for that. Even though the chances that your device will get damaged is least, but still I recommend you to follow all the given procedure properly and without attempting anything by your own.

Caution:

Also, note that this update must be only performed on Samsung Galaxy Mini/Pop wtih the model number GT-S5570. Flashing this on any other device or variant may result into unwanted outcomes or even bricked device.

Requirements:

  • Charge your Galaxy Mini/Pop to 50%.
  • Take backup of your Contacts, Messages, APN settings, Call logs etc.
  • Make sure that Samsung USB drivers are installed on your PC.
  • Take backup of EFS present in your system directory.
  • Root Galaxy Mini/Pop GT-S5570 and install CWM recovery.

Downloads:

KitKat UI Cyanogenmod ROM.

Google Apps (GApps).

Steps to install CyanogenMod ROM on Samsung Galaxy Mini / Pop GT-S5570:

  • Connect your mobile to PC, enable USB debugging mode and transfer the downloaded CM ROM on your mobiles external SD card.
  • Disconnect your Galaxy Mini/Pop from PC and switch it off completely.
  • Moreover, enter your phone into the recovery mode now. For that hold ‘Home Button (middle button) + Power Button’ simultaneously until the recovery mode appears.
  • Take Nandroid backup of your current ROM.
  • Furthermore, return to the main menu of recovery mode and select the ‘install zip from SD card ‘ option located on the recovery mode itself. Then on the next screen select ‘choose zip from SD card’ option. This will show you all the files and folders present on your external SD card along with CM 10.1 ROM package which you’ve copied earlier. Select it using home button. On the next screen, press ‘Yes’ option to begin the actual ROM flashing process.
  • After the successful flashing process, return to the main menu of recovery and select ‘wipe data/factory reset’ option followed by ‘wipe cache partition’ option to clear all your data & caches from your phones memory.
  • Similarly, flash the GApps zip file as you’ve installed the custom ROM. Just remember not to wipe data after that.
  • Finally, simply reboot your device now. TO do so, click on ‘reboot system now’ option.
  • If you want to install the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop themed ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Mini GT-S5570 then refer our guide:
  1. How to update Galaxy Mini GT-S5570 to Android 5.0 Lollipop themed ROM.

Conclusion:

Finally! You have finally installed the KitKat UI CyanogenMod 10.1 ROM based on the Android 4.2.2 version on your Samsung Galaxy Mini / Pop GT-S5570. You can verify the same from Menu » Settings » About Phone. Enjoy the all new KitKat user interface without any lagging problem. Do tell us your views and experience after using it. I have made this article so simple to understand, still if you have any doubt or query regarding the same then you can inform us through the comments provided below.

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Abhijeet Bharekar

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