Android 5.0 Lollipop is the latest and greatest that Google has to provide. While users sporting devices with newest hardware are anxious to get the update, quite a various of us are left drooling. This version bump is important to say the least, and the design aesthetics of Android Operating system are getting praised around for the first time. But do users of older gadgets have any hope of getting the greatest Android update yet on their devices? The reaction to that may well be in the negative, but Samsung Galaxy S4 users should definitely disagree.
While the device itself has found the end of its official update cycle, there’s without doubt it’s popularity has assisted it in sailing forward. The developer support for the smartphone has been incredible and not a long while back, a secure build of Android 4.4 Kitkat got ported to the device. Android 5.0 Lollipop looked like a far cry till that time. But nowadays, an early develop of the latest Android update is already available for it. The dual SIM variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, the S4 mini (I9192) turned out to be a very lucky smartphone as it received the unofficial Lollipop procedure by XDA senior member k2wl, who has been pretty much active on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini development since a while.
We’ll be installing this unofficial CyanogenMod 12.0 custom ROM on our favorite Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini in order to update it to Android 5.0 Lollipop.
This method described below is meant only for the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini Duos GT-I9192 and is considered unsafe. Furthermore, it’ll also void the warranty of your Galaxy S4 mini. Do not proceed until you understand what you’re going to do and are mindful of its effects.
Prepare Your Galaxy S4 mini:
1. Charge your Galaxy S4 mini above 60% battery level to avoid shut downs during the process.
2. Enable USB Debugging
3. Install Required USB Drivers
4. Backup your Samsung S4 mini, Contacts, SMS etc. using Google Synchronize service or third part apps.
Install Android 5.0 Lollipop On Galaxy S4 Mini I9192:
Step 1: Download cm-12-20141123.zip file for Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9192.
Step 2: Download Gapps.zip file.
Step 3: Connect your smartphone to your PC or Laptop.
Step 4: Copy both the .zip files to the storage of your Galaxy S4 mini.
Step 5: Now disconnect your smartphone and turn it off complete.
Step 6: Boot into Philz CWM recovery now, in order to do so, turn it on by holding Volume Up Key + Home Button + Power Key. You should see the recovery mode shortly.
Step 7: Now in Philz CWM recovery select wipe option & wipe cache, factory data reset, dalvik cache.
Step 8: After wiping these three things, choose “Install” option.
Step 9: Now select “Install > Select Zip from SD card / find the zip file > Select CM-12 ROM.zip file > OK”.
Step 10: This will flash the ROM in your smartphone.
Step 11: Once more in recovery select “Install > Select zip file from SD card / find the file > Gapps.zip file > OK”.
Step 12: This will flash Gapps in your device.
Step 13: Now Reboot your device.
Step 14: You should see the Android 5.0 Lollipop on your Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9192 in a while.
That’s it folks, First time boot may take up to 10 minutes, so hold on tighter until your device gets ready.
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