Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Cyanogenmod 10.1 has been made available for Galaxy S3 Mini.Samsung Galaxy S3 is undoubtedly one of the best phones in the market today.Not all can afford it, so a mini version of the S3 has been made available and thus its called Galaxy S3 Mini.Now the development for Galaxy S3 Mini at XDA forums has started off and its going on well.Now the devs are working on porting the Cyanogenmod 10.1 ROM Galaxy S3 Mini based on Android 4.1.2.Its totally not stable yet and there are bugs etc still prevalent, but we are sure they will be fixed very soon.
Now I know you guys definitely would want to install latest Android 4.1.2 Cyanogenmod 10.1 Galaxy S3 Mini version.So worry not, we have come up with a noob proof detailed tutorial to Update / Install Cyanogenmod 10.1 on Galaxy S3 Mini.
Galaxy S3 Mini Cyanogenmod 10.1 Android 4.1.2
Before beginning with the procedure to Install Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Galaxy S3 Mini you must know that once the procedure in the tutorial is followed your warranty stands void. The given method is risky and can cause your device to brick. It is therefore recommended that you follow the procedure carefully and perfectly. The processes that you carry out on your device are solely at your risk. We do not take responsibility for any damage to your device.
Lets have a look at the essential Pre Requistes:
1.Firstly you must ensure that you have rooted and installed ClockWork mod (CWM) on Galaxy S3 Mini.
Here is the method to Root Galaxy S3 Mini.Click here
2.Minimum 60% of your phone battery must be charged.
3.Back up your phone data.
4.Make sure that you have installed drivers on your computer.
5.Sync your contacts with gmail
6.Enable USB debugging mode(Settings –> Applications –> Development –> USB Debugging)
Following is the Detailed Method to Install Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Galaxy S3 Mini via Cyanogenmod 10.1 :
Now firstly, you need to download the Cyanogenmod 10.1 Jelly Bean Galaxy S3 Mini file. Following is the link where you will get latest Download-> Android 4.1.2 CM10.1 Galaxy S3 Mini version.
Keep checking the above link for latest releases !!
Note : Its still in alpha stages and according to the developer its not recommended for daily use.
Now with Jelly Bean Cyanogenmod 10.1, we don’t get the default Android apps like Maps, Play pre installed. If you need these apps , you need to flash this..Download–> Gapps Cyanogemod 10 Galaxy S3 Mini file. OR you can visit Gapps site for latest gapps .
After having done with downloading of the two above mentioned files , you need to copy those files into you internal SD card.
Now you need to switch of your device Galaxy S3 Mini. Now the first thing to do after this is boot into the CWM Recovery.We will have to use the 3 button combo.
Now to work around in the CWM recovery , you need to make use of the following keys :
To move Up/down use Volume Up /Volume Down Button respectively
To open a selected option, use Home/Power button.
Now there are series of steps you need to perform before you begin your actual process of installation of Cyanogenmod 10.1 Galaxy S3 Mini version.
Select and open the ‘Backup and Restore’ menu from the main menu and do the Nandroid Backup(select yes) to restore your files and previous ROM if something goes wrong with the New ROM. Just to be safe.
In order to have practically no errors or bugs whatsoever , you need to wipe the data and factory reset your device.
So go to the ‘Wipe Data /factory reset’ and ‘Wipe Cache partition’ and then perform these processes
Now go to the Advanced menu , you will see a ‘Wipe Dalvik Cache’ menu , select and click on yes to do it.
Now to Install Cyanogenmod 10.1 Jelly Bean Galaxy S3 Mini, go to the ‘Install Zip from Sd Card’ menu , now select and open ‘“choose zip from sdcard’ menu , browse for the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Cyanogenmod 10.1 zip file(downloaded in step 1) and then select it and select yes to begin the process to install Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Galaxy S3 Mini version .
Optionally , if you need those default Gapps like market ,maps etc. , select the .zip [refer step 2] click on yes to install.
Now,repeat the ‘Wipe data/factory reset’, ‘Wipe Dalvik Cache’ and “Wipe Cache partition” to. Now opt for “reboot system now“ option and wait for your phone to get Booted in the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Cyanogenmod 10.1 Galaxy S3 Mini .Normally it will take 2-3 mins for the first boot.