This is another update for Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 users. Galaxy Mini users will be delighted as this update has fixed most known bugs like FM & also this update is rolled after 1 month waiting. Since the last update release, there were many bugs like system instability, mass storage problems, flickering and many more, but developers put their efforts to overcome these problems and fixed known several bugs. Still they have not fixed all bugs like camera (which is more essential), but we can expect camera and many other bug fixes in upcoming releases. Sources told that the camera work will fixed as soon as possible in near release because camera is working but the screenshots captured by the camera are not displayed after the Screenshot is captured. As this can take some time, up till then we will enjoy this latest release. Please note that this Cyanogen Mod 9 release it is the unofficial release and still the Official Cyanogen MOD 9 ROM is not yet released (Or will not be release), so ensure that you are flashing at your own risk.
At Samsung Galaxy Series, We should not be held responsible in any manner just in case if anything happens to your device which is a very unlikely case if you follow the instructions which are mentioned in the due course of the article.
This update is not the Official update which is released by the Samsung Electronics Ltd. and is the custom ROM which is released by the third party developer. Also, in the process of applying this custom ROM, you will have to root the phone and after which you will be losing the warranty which can be claimed only when you update with any of the Stock releases of Gingerbread Update which we have seen earlier. Soon, a modified version of Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 version will be arriving for the Galaxy Mini s5570 phone which too will be covered here.
Tip: As ROM is in Beta 7 Stage, There are some bugs in this ROM. You should try this ROM at your own risk.
Enhancements in the ICS 4.0.4(CM9) Beta 7:
- Android updated to 4.0.4
- FM Working
- Clean Cyanogen Mod 9 Sources
- Smooth windows animations
- New phone lock animation
- Hardware acceleration on most video formats (not all)
- Smooth videos on YouTube (LQ only right now)
- Fully working deep sleep
- GSM fully works (signal indicator/mobile data/phone calls/messages etc.)
- Updated Google Apps
- Flickering is Gone
- Working native mass storage
- New kernel, updated to 188.8.131.52perf-CL945787
- Smoother than Gingerbread
- Good System performance
- Improved GPU performance
- Removed UMS App
- New Adreno 200 libraries for ICS
- Fast and Smooth System
- Working Live Wallpapers (won’t slow down your system, like before or on Gingerbread).
- All time Gallery and Calculator
- Working Gmail App
- Smooth And Fast Native Browser
- All Apps with Graphics Problems are Fixed
- Updated AOSP/CM9 sources
- Updated Audio Libraries
+ Charge your device to a minimum of 90% as since the procedure is bit lengthy, the phone will consume more battery than the normal usage. Lesser battery will lead to the turning Off of the device in the middle of the firmware update process.
+ Back up all your data which is there in the phone memory, as in an unlikely event if the data gets lost then you can easily restore the backup.
Special Instructions to users on Custom ROM (Not for all users):
+ Just in case if you are on any of the custom ROMs then you need turn Off your phone so that you can then enter into the recovery mode. The recovery mode can be entered by pressing Volume UP Key + Middle button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. If the device boots normally then you need to again try to enter the same.
+ In the recovery mode, select the options like Wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and then select reboot system now to reboot the phone. You can select the options using the Volume keys and can select the appropriate option by pressing the Power button. This basically clears off all the cache data which is there in the phone so that the room can be made to accommodate this all new custom ROM firmware.
Procedure to update Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 with ICS 4.0.4(CM9) Beta 7:
For your convenience, we have created different steps wherein you can follow individual step easily.
Step 1: Base Firmware Installation:
First up you need to update your phone with the 2.3.x version of firmware (And not on Froyo 2.2.x). You can update your phone with the 2.3.6 version from here. >>> Gingerbread 2.3.6 for Galaxy Mini
Step 2: Clock Work MOD Installation:
Now, once you updated the device you will need to proceed to install the Clock Work MOD Recovery in your phone. You can install Clock Work MOD from here. >>> Installing Clock Work MOD Galaxy Mini
Step 3: Installation of ICS 4.0.4 CM9 Beta 7:
First up you need to download Zip file which is mentioned below in your computer
Now, once you are done with downloading the above file in your computer, you need to now copy the file in your phone and ensure that you are not placing these file deep into the phone. Please note that you should not modify or rename the files which you have downloaded or else there is a high probability that the file would not be supported.
After this Enter in Recovery Mode by Holding Power Off + Menu Button Until Recovery Mode Appears.
In the recovery mode, you will have to choose “choose zip from SD”. Now, from the list of files and paths you will need to first select the file which is named as “Galaxy-Mini-ICS-CM9-Beta7.zip (or which you Have Copied to SD Earlier)”. Ensure that you select the file properly.
Now, as soon as the process is over, Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition. After all done select “Reboot System Now”.
So, there you go as soon as the phone is rebooted you will see that the firmware is updated with the latest version of Android 4.0(ICS 4.0.4). Let me know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues as I will try our level best to sort out the same or you can search the forum.