Update Samsung Galaxy Ace, Fit, Mini, Gio with Android 4.4 CM 11
Android 4.4 Kitkat is one the newest OS for the Android Smartphone and most of the phone users are still waiting for the latest updates. If you’re the owner of Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830, S5830i, Ace II, Galaxy Fit GT 5670, Galaxy Mini, Galaxy Gio GT-S5660 and want to update your device with the latest update. Thanks to XDA developer yajnab for releasing the Android 4.4 Cyanogenmod 11. All these ROM are based on 4.4 Kitkat build and in early stage, so you will find some bugs on the ROMS. If you want to try these ROM on your device, here is the complete guide which allows you to updates your device with this latest version. To flash these rom you need a rooted device with CWM recovery installed.
Your warranty is void if you follow the given instruction in this guide. We the Howtorootmobile.com team or the developers are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards. Read all the instruction very carefully and Perform everything at your own risk.
CHECK PHONE MODEL
This guide is only for the Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830, S5830i, Ace II, Galaxy Fit GT 5670, Galaxy Mini, Galaxy Gio GT-S5660 android smartphone. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.
PRE-REQUISITES AND REQUIREMENTS
Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.
1. BACKUP YOUR ANDROID DATA
Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important step that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.
BACKUP ANDROID APPS, SMS, CONTACTS, CALL LOGS, & BOOKMARKS
BACKUP ANDROID DEVICE WITH THESE FREE APPS
BACKUP AND RESTORE WHATSAPP MESSAGES
2. INSTALL SAMSUNG GALAXY DRIVERS
You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide. Without these USB drivers you can’t connect your device to the PC, first download and install these drivers on your system.
3. ENABLE USB DEBUGGING MODE
Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.
4. CHARGE YOU ANDROID
If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to proceed with the tutorial. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.
INSTALL ANDROID 4.4 CM 11
Step 1. To Get started you need a rooted phone with CWM recovery Installed. You need the custom Recovery to flash the ROM and Google apps package. (Do a Google Search to root and Install CWM recovery)
Step 2. Download the ROM Package from the below mention links:-
Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830, S5830i, Ace II – Download Link
Samsung Galaxy Fit GT 5670 – Download Link
Samsung Galaxy Mini – Download Link
Samsung Galaxy Gio GT-S5660 – Download Link
Step 3. Download the Google Apps package here and save the file on your desktop.
Step 4. Connect your phone to the PC with USB cable and move both the downloaded files on your device.
Step 5. Disconnect you phone and turn it off. Wait for few seconds and boot in recovery mode to flash the files.
Step 6. Now select Wipe data/Factory reset + wipe cache partition then select Yes
Step 7. Now come back to the Recovery main menu and select the option Install zip >> Choose zip from sdcard and Locate the ROM file that you downloaded on step 2 and Flash it.
Step 8. After that Flash the Google Apps package that you downloaded on Step 3.
Step 9. After flashing both the files on your device, go back to the main menu of Recovery and Select the “Reboot System Now”.
That’s all. Your phone will now reboot and at the first time the booting process will take some time. In case at the time of restart your device stuck on Android loop or stuck on Android boot screen, then follow this guide to come out of Android loop.