The Samsung Galaxy Mini can now be upgraded to Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) with the new CyanogenMod 10.1 (CM10.1) ROM. Features that are reported to be working include booting, display, Wi-Fi, camera, hardware, Bluetooth, ADB, USB mass storage, SD card, sound and video playback.
However, there are a few issues in regard to native Wi-Fi, USB tethering and graphics. Moreover, this ROM is still under development so users could face a few issues. Interested users can still install this ROM on their device by following this tutorial. IBTimes UK will not be held responsible for any damage to the device during installation.
- Ensure that all the important data is backed up
- Ensure the device has at least 60 percent battery charge
- Enable USB debugging (to do so, browse to Settings > Applications > Development and ensure USB debugging option is checked)
To install CM10.1 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean ROM on Samsung Galaxy Mini:
- Download the ROM zip file from here and Google Apps file from here
- Copy the zip file to the root folder of the device's SD card and boot into recovery mode
- In recovery mode, navigate using the volume buttons and choose the options using Home button
- Perform a Nandroid backup in recovery mode
- Choose Wipe > Wipe data. Now make a Dalvik cache to avoid the Low on Memory issues
- Navigate through the interface and choose Select Zip from SD Card and then choose the ROM zip file
- After installation completes, flash the Gapps file and go back to choose Reboot in order to reboot the device
You have now installed Jelly Bean based CM10.1 ROM on Galaxy Mini.
[Source: Hack My Android]