There is no news from Samsung that when they will release the latest Android firmware update to Galaxy S4 Mini LTE I9195 but still you now get the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on your handsets using a custom ROM. Thanks to the SlimLP team for releasing the SlimLP Android 5.1.1 custom ROM for Galaxy S4 LTE Mini I9195 that comes with a lot of great features to enjoy the latest Android OS experience. Custom ROMs brings those awesome features that you can’t find in a stock build, so if you are interested to install this SlimLP custom firmware on your Galaxy S4 Mini LTE then go ahead and follow the given instructions.
Keep in mind that this is a custom ROM which is not developed by Samsung, so you’ll be required a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP already installed on your device in order to flash the SlimLP ROM .zip file on your device. This Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based custom ROM is slimmed down but has many great features. Many users have tested this ROM and found it very fast, stable and smooth. Now follow the given instructions but before proceeding to the installation guide, take a proper backup of all your existing data, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore it back.
This guide containing the Android 5.1.1 SlimLP custom ROM and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy S4 Mini LTE I9195. Check the model number of your device first by navigating to Settings > About Phone.
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Before Getting Started:
- Make sure that you’ve taken proper backup of all your important data and settings on your device before proceeding to the installation of this custom ROM using a recommended custom recovery like ClockworkMod recovery. In case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data.
- Enable USB Debugging mode by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Make sure that you’ve properly installed USB Drivers for the Galaxy S4 I9195 on the PC.
- Your Galaxy S4 should be rooted with the latest version of CWM recovery already installed.
- The Bootloader of the phone should be unlocked.
- Verify the battery level of your Galaxy S4, it should be charged at least about 80% before going ahead to the installation instructions to prevent unexpected shutdowns while the firmware installation.
Steps to Update Galaxy S4 Mini LTE I9195 to Android 5.1.1 SlimLP Lollipop custom ROM:
Follow the given instructions to install the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop custom firmware on on your Galaxy S4 Mini LTE via SlimLP ROM:
Step No 1:- First, download Android 5.1.1 SlimLP custom ROM (Slim-serranoltexx-5.1.1.alpha.0.4-UNOFFICIAL-20150617-0325.zip) for Galaxy S4 (I9195) on the desktop of the PC.
Step No 2:- Plug your device to the PC using its USB data cable and mount its USB memory storage.
Step No 3:- Transfer Android 5.1.1 SlimLP custom ROM .zip file which you’ve already downloaded from the above link, to the root folder of your SD card on the phone.
Step No 4:- Unplug the Galaxy S4 LTE (I9195) from the PC and power it OFF in order to boot into Recovery Mode.
Step No 5:- Power ON the device while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time to enter into Recovery Mode.
Step No 6:- While your device is now in CWM Recovery, perform wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache also by navigating to Advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache.
Note:- wipe dalvik cache will help you to prevent boot loops and other errors while ROM installation.
Step No 7:- Go back to the main Recovery Menu and choose install zip from SD card → choose zip from sdcard.
Step No 8:- Navigate to the Android 5.1.1 SlimLP custom ROM .zip file which you’ve already transferred to the SD card of your device previously. Select the ROM .zip file using the Power button and confirm the installation to begin.
Step No 9:- Navigate to +++++Go Back+++++ once the installation is completed. From Recovery Menu, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.
Your Galaxy S4 GT-I9195 will be rebooted and may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.
That’s All! You’ve successfully updated Galaxy S4 Mini LTE to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop via SlimLP custom ROM.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any question or trouble while installing SlimLP ROM featuring Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on your Galaxy S4.