Android 5.0 Lollipop has been released for many devices which can be updated either via OTA or manually. So users having Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9192 can now manually install unofficial CyanogenMod (CM12) Custom ROM on these devices. After following this guide you’ll have Galaxy S4 Mini running on the latest Android custom ROM. There are many custom ROMs available providing Android Lollipop for Samsung Galaxy flagships but we prefer CyanogenMod rather than any other ROM due to its good performance and superb stability. Here in this guide we’ll let you know that how to install Android 5.0 Lollipop on Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Duos GT-I9192 using CyanogenMod 12 Custom ROM and can enjoy the taste of latest Android 5.0 firmware.
The Galaxy S4 Mini I9192 received the unofficial 5.0 Lollipop treatment by XDA senior member k2wl and the XDA developers are coming up with Android 5.0 Lollipop packed inside this unofficial CyanogenMod 12 for more Android Smartphones as CyanogenMod has already provided the source code for CM 12.
Remember that there’s always a chance for bugs in these firmwares as this is a custom firmware. Now lets start to install unofficial CyanogenMod 12.0 custom ROM on Galaxy S4 Mini Duos GT-I9192 to update it to Android 5.0 Lollipop.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held liable for any mishap occurred to your Galaxy S4 Mini. Flashing this ROM on any other device will result in bricking. For newbies it is recommended that not to flash this ROM. Proceed at your own risk.
Note:- Make sure that this guide is only applicable for Galaxy S4 Mini Duos GT-I9192. Do not try it on the other variants of Samsung Galaxy S4. You can check the device model by navigating to Settings > About Device.
Before Getting Started:
- As always we recommend you to take a proper backup of all your important data on your Android device such as your SMS, Call Logs, Contacts, Media Files etc.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy S4.
- Download and install Samsung USB Drivers on your PC.
- You will need to install a custom recovery like Philz Advanced Touch CWM recovery on your Galaxy S4 Mini I9192 for flashing this ROM.
- Check the battery level of your Galaxy S4, it should be above 60% before the flashing process.
- Advance settings in Display menu (Not Working)
- Screen pinning (Not Working)
- System updates (Not Working)
Download Required Files:
- Download CM-12-20141123.zip file for your Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9192.
- Download Google Gapps.zip file.
Steps To Install Android 5.0 Lollipop On Galaxy S4 Mini I9192 using CyanogenMod 12
Step No 1:- First of all connect your Galaxy S4 to your PC.
Step No 2:- Transfer the .zip files (pa_gapps-micro-5.0-ALPHA1-20141117a-signed.zip & cm-12-20141123-UNOFFICIAL-serranodsdd.zip) to the external SD Card or Internal storage of your phone.
Step No 3:- Disconnect your device from PC.
Step No 4:- Boot your Galaxy S4 into the Philz CWM Recovery, to do this first Power it Off and then press and hold Volume Up + Home Button + Power buttons at the same time. The Recovery Mode will be appeared after a while.
Step No 5:- In Philz CWM Recovery, choose wipe option and wipe cache, factory data reset, dalvik cache.
Step No 6:- Next, select “Install” option.
Step No 7:- After navigating to the Install option, find the .Zip file that you’ve already transferred to your phone in Step No 2. Select CM-12 ROM.zip file and then proceed it by tapping Yes. The flashing process will be started on your phone.
Step No 8:- Repeat the Step No 7 to flash GApps in your Galaxy S4.
Step No 9:- Reboot your Galaxy S4.
Done! You’ve successfully installed the Android 5.0 Lollipop CyanogenMod 12.0 on your Galaxy S4 Mini.
Do let us know in the comments area below if you’ve any queries regarding the above given steps to install Android 5.0 Lollipop On Galaxy S4 Mini I9192.