Samsung Galaxy Core was launched in June last year. It has a 4.3″ screen with a resolution of 480×800 pixels. It has a 1.2GHz dual core processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory. Galaxy Core is equipped with a 5MP primary camera and a VGA secondary camera. It runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS.
You can upgrade your Galaxy Core to the latest Android 4.4.2 OS with the help of CM 11 custom ROM. Android 4.4 is made in such a way that it can give a good performance even on a mid range device. So you can run Android 4.4 on the Galaxy Core without worrying about the performance of the phone. Follow the steps given below.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. The writer cannot be held responsible for any bricked or unusable devices. Even though the chances of your Smartphone getting bricked are negligible, the owner of the device must take full responsibility of it!
Note: This ROM might contain some bugs. But it can be used for day to day purposes.
Pre-requisites and Backing up your Galaxy Core:
- Make a Backup of the SMSs, Call logs and Contacts using the Super Backup App
- Make a Backup of the data on your phone
- Enable USB debugging on your device
- Make sure the device has at least 60% charging
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android Smartphone and Email
Steps to install CM 11 ROM on Samsung Galaxy Core:
- Create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
- Download the CM 11 ROM zip file and Gapps zip file and transfer it to the phone.
- Switch off the phone and boot the phone into Recovery mode.
- Next, wipe the cache and the dalvik cache.
- Now go to “Install zip” and then “Select zip”. Choose the CM 11 ROM zip file.
- Now again clear cache and dalvik cache.
- Go to ”Install zip”, then “Select zip”. Choose the Gapps zip file.
- Then perform full data wipe task. To do so, click “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”, then choose “Yes” on next screen to confirm.
- After the process is complete, reboot the phone.