Today we have good news for users of Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570, because this smartphone has just received the latest version of CyanogenMod 10, a firmware based on Android Jelly Bean that comes with the latest Google apps.

Although it is not an official update, this is one of the most famous custom ROMs on the market with which you can make sure you have a great support by its user community.

You should note that this is not a stable version that can and that contains some bugs and features that are not fully functioning as the HQ video playback, the native USB tethering, Wi-Fi tethering native and Camcorder.

Previous requirements:

  • All data such as contacts, SMS, photos, music and videos will be deleted if they are stored in your phone. Please do not do a backup of the data with KIES as it creates the backup in the format (. SBU)  that sometimes has problems in the restoration or does not recognize the phone. Therefore, is strictly recommended that the backup contacts as well as the SMS is performed by following the steps below:
    • SMS – Use SMS Backup y app Restoration
    • Contacts – Sync with Gmail application
    • Songs, videos, files – Copy to SD card
    • Take note of APN and MMS settings in Applications> Settings> Wireless & Networks> Mobile Networks> APN
  • Make sure that all security solutions like firewalls, antivirus and KIES application are completely closed until firmware update finishes.
  • It is very important to make sure you have ADMIN privileges before proceeding to update the phone and the USB port must be open which means you must have read / write so that the firmware can be applied successfully.
  • Note that you will need to charge your phone at least 90% battery to ensure that does not interrupt the update.
  • Never interrupt the firmware update manually, just in case, if interrupted by power failure there is no need to worry because all you have to do is follow the instructions from the beginning.
  • Whatever firmware you currently using, if you have root access you will lose it because it´s an official firmware.

How to make an Android Backup of SMS, Contacts, Apps and Settings?

Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 to Android 4.1.1 Jellybean CM10

The installation process is the conventional: put the ROM on the SD card, start the recovery (must root before) we flash the ROM and then do the same for Google Apps. Resete to factory (to sync the calendars) and reboot.

1. Download the ROM CyanogenMod 10 for Samsung mini S5570 from here and the Google Apps package from here.

2. Once downloaded, you must connect your Samsung mini S5570 to the PC via the USB cable.

3. Save the downloaded zip file to the root of the SD card of your device.

4. Disconnect the Samsung mini S5570 off the computer and put it in to recovery mode. For this you have to press the Menu button, the volume up and then turn on the device. If the device turns on in normal mode, you have to try again to enter the recovery mode.

5) In recovery mode, you must select Wipe data / factory reset and then Wipe Cache partition. Then you have to restart your Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 by selecting reboot system now. To move on the options you can use the volume keys and start to select.

6) Now re-enter the recovery mode and select “install zip from sd card” and then “zip from sd card”. Then you have to select the CyanogenMod 10 file you inserted in the SD of your device by selecting Yes with the help of the volume control keys and the Menu button. The same way you have to select the package Google Apps.

6) Once the file is updated correctly, choose “+ + + + Go Back + + + +” and then “reboot system now” to restart the phone.

That’s it, you have installed CyanogenMod 10 with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on your Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 .

Questions and doubt about terms used in tutorial? check this Android Dictionary or our Tutorial for Beginers.

Juan Francisco

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