The latest CyanogenMod ROMs, version 10.2, are up and running on the CyanogenMod website. Although still in nightly stages, these ROMs allow the users to run Android 4.3 on their device. Thus the combination of CyanogenMod + Android 4.3 makes these ROMs a must have for your devices.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is the “mini” version of Samsung’s flagship device, the Galaxy S4. The 3G version, codenamed GT-I9190, was launched in July this year after the huge success of the S4. It had Android 4.2.2 in it coated with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI. We have previously seen how to install this ROM on the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505. Let us now see the steps involved in installing it on the S4 Mini 3G.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. If the device gets damaged, the writer or the owner of the site must not be held responsible.
Pre-requisites and Backing up your Galaxy S4 Mini 3G (GT-I9190):
- Create a Nandroid Backup
- Backup and Restore your Android smartphone via Desktop PC
- Backup/Sync and Restore contacts on Android smartphone
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android Smartphone and Email
- Rooted Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini 3G (GT-I9190) with CWM recovery installed
- CM 10.2 zip file
- Gapps zip file
- Download the latest CM 10.2 nightly zip file and the Gapps zip file and copy it to the SD card of your phone.
- Now turn off your phone and boot into recovery. You can do this by pressing Volume Up and Home buttons when the phone is booting up.
- Next select “wipe data/factory reset” and then choose “Yes”.
- Then select “wipe cache partition” and then choose “Yes”.
- Now select “install zip from SD card” and then “select zip from SD card” and choose the CM 10.2 zip file.
- Again select “install zip from SD card” and then “select zip from SD card” and choose the Gapps zip file.
- Finally reboot your device.
You have thus successfully installed CyanogenMod 10.2 ROM on your Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini 3G (GT-I9190).
Note: The ROM is currently a nightly build so do expect some bugs in it. Also remember do not backup the system apps on this ROM.