Senior XDA member adityapal has successfully ported the Galaxy S5 Mini Android Lollipop ROM into the Galaxy S4 Mini. The port is compatible with all variants of Galaxy S4 Mini such as I91951, I9190, I9192, I9195 and it integrates a number of Lollipop features.
S5 Mini Lollipop port v3 changelog
- Added Lollipop style settings
- Added Note 4 style Launcher
- Added Note 4 style Dialer
- Added Lollipop style SMS App
- Added Note 4 style Contacts
- Added My lifes app lollipop
- Added Lollipop style Music App
- Added Note 4 style App Manager
- Added S5 camera
- Added Lollipop Setup Wizard
- Added Lollipop style Galery
- Added new weather widgets with fonts
- Added a lot of new transparent widgets
- Added splanner note 4
- Added new app sreminder
- Added note 4 clock
- Added note 4 voice recorder
- Added note 4 sounds
- Added note 4 fonts
- Added note 4 video app
- Added note 4 alltogether
- Added note 4 sfinder
- Aroma Installer improvements
- Improved lollipop nexus looking with new nexus 5 launcher
- Fixed SMS dual SIM
- Fixed lag once and for all
- Fixed music lag when browsing the internet
V3.1 changelog (OTA)
- Framework fixes
If you want to update your S4 Mini with the Galaxy S5 Mini Android Lollipop ROM, check out the following installation guide.
- As the tutorial might wipe out all data of the phone, create a backup using custom recovery.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone to connect it with the computer and use Android SDK with it. [Go to Settings>> About phone. Scroll down to Build number, Tap seven times on the build number. The Developer options under Settings should appear now. You can now enable USB debugging mode.]
- The S4 Mini should have above 80% of battery charge to avoid unusual shutdown due to lack of charge, which could damage the device.
- The phone should be rooted and have latest version of recovery installed.
- The S5 Mini Lollipop ROM v3.1 is compatible with all the variants of Galaxy S4 Mini. Flashing this on any incorrect variant might brick the device. Verify the model number of the smartphone by navigating to Settings>> About phone>> Model number and install firmware based on the mode number of the device.
- The device might get bugs and all the features might not work properly, as this is a port.
- IBTimes UK will not be held liable for any damage to the device.
Download links for v3.1
How to install Galaxy S5 Mini Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM on Galaxy S4 Mini
Step-1: Download the Lollipop ROM according to the model number of your Galaxy S4 Mini
Step-2: Connect your S4 Mini to the computer using USB cable. Now move the downloaded file to a safe location in your phone's storage. Remember the location where you have saved the files
Step-3: Unplug the USB cable from the phone and switch it off
Step-4: Place the phone in recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together for a few seconds
Step-5: In recovery mode, perform a full data wipe by selecting wipe data/ factory reset. Use Power button to select any option and Volume keys to navigate between options while in Recovery Mode
Step-6: Also perform wipe cache partition, then wipe dalvik cache from advanced menu
Step-7: Go to main recovery menu and select install zip from sdcard >> choose zip from sdcard. Navigate to the folder where you have copied the Lollipop ROM. Select it and confirm installation
Step-8: Finally reboot the phone by selecting reboot system now
You can now enjoy the Galaxy S5 Mini Lollipop ROM on your Galaxy S4 Mini.