Android 4.2.1 for Samsung Galaxy Fit via Cyanogenmod 10.1

When we talk about custom ROMs, first name that comes to your mind is Cyanogenmod. Cyanogenmod has been serving us for long time with different ROMs based on the different Android versions. They are fulfilling the dream of people to have latest Android version on their mobile which is not possible through official update.

And at the start of New Year, Cyanogenmod has given stunning news. The news is that Cyanogenmod 10.1 which is based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is now also available for Samsung Galaxy Fit. Though it is an unofficial Cyanogenmod, still it has features from Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Since it is a nightly version, you might found few bugs in it. But as the Cyanogenmod team is working on this ROM, you will get the stable version soon.

Follow the steps written ahead and enjoy Android 4.2 Jelly Bean through Cyanogenmod on your Samsung Galaxy Fit.

Disclaimer: The steps mentioned in given tutorial are considered as risky and may cause damage to your device. It is recommended that you should not follow these steps if you are not aware of all these things. Read the article at your own risk. We or developers are not responsible for any damage caused to your mobile after attempting these steps.

android 4 2 1 for samsung galaxy fit via cyanogenmod 10 10This tutorial is applicable only to Samsung Galaxy Fit GT 5670. Implementing this tutorial for some other mobile or variant might give you some unexpected results.


  • Charge your mobile at least up to 70% so that there will not be any interruption due to low battery.
  • As all the data on the mobile gets wiped during installation of ROM, you should take a backup of all your personal important data like SMS, MMS, APN, contacts etc. to the external memory.
  • Dont forget to install custom recovery like Clockworkmod recovery on your mobile. It is necessary for flashing the custom ROM.

Procedure to install Cyanogenmod 10.1 on Samsung Galaxy Fit:

  • First of all download Cyanogenmod 10.1 zip file for Galaxy Fit and Gapps package for Jelly Bean. (Since Cyanogenmod doesnt contain Google apps.) Here are the downloading links.
  1. Cyanogenmod 10.1 for Galaxy Fit.
  2. Gapps for Jelly Bean.
  • After downloading these files, connect your mobile to PC and copy both files to the external memory card. Dont extract them.
  • Disconnect your mobile from PC. Switch it off and boot into recovery mode.
  • For booting into recovery mode, press and hold power button + home button simultaneously until you land into recovery mode. (Use volume buttons for navigation in recovery mode.)
  • It is recommended that you should take a nandroid backup of current system. For that select backup & restore and then backup. This nandroid backup will be saved in external memory.
  • Select wipe data/factory reset followed by wipe cache partition to wipe all the data & caches respectively from the phone memory.
  • Select install zip from sdcard followed by choose zip from sdcard. Then select Cyanogenmod zip file form the list. Chose yes for confirmation.
  • This will take few minutes for installation.
  • As stated earlier Google apps are not present in this ROM, you need to flash it separately. For that repeat above step of install zip from sdcard and then chose zip from sdcard and then chose Gapps file.
  • After successful flashing of both the files, select +++++go back+++++ and reboot system now.

Nice work!! Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean is now running on your mobile through Cyanogenmod 10.1. Share your views about this ROM. If you any queries, then tell us through comments. We will come up with solution as soon as possible.

Tip: If you dont like this ROM or you are not comfortable with this ROM, you can easily return back to the previous ROM just by entering into the recovery mode. Then select backup & restore option followed by restore & chose your latest backup to restore

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Sanket Bhurke

Android Passionate. Likes to play with new electronic gadgets. You can follow him on Google+.
  • Bogdan

    About the loading screen issue,,
    Just let it load
    It takes some time
    Up to 2-3 minutes

  • shivam sharma

    After when i tried to run CWM, an error “E:failed to mountsystem
    (invalid argument)” is displayed again and again even after wiping data factory reset & cache partition
    Installation is aborted by giving an err” E:Error in /tep/sideload
    (Status 0)”

  • Shreyas

    Open your SD card on computer and locate the backup folder. Follow the sequence given below
    clockworkmod >> backup >> and another folder having date of backup taken.
    Inside that you will find nanroid.md5 file.
    Open that file with text editor and erase all the content inside it and save the file.
    Then again try to restore the backup

  • Vipul Chauhan

    Please HELP
    i have sucessfully installed the im have stucked at cyanogen loading…what shall i do now???

    Please reply soon……………………………

    • Shreyas

      you can again go to recovery and do wipe data and wipe cache

  • minkesh

    i have sucessfully installed the im have stucked at cyanogen loading…i have wiped data but no use…what shall i do now???

  • ajay

    i have sucessfully installed the im have stucked at cyanogen loading…i have wiped data but no use…what shall i do now???

  • Varun

    • savin

      AM stuck on this below error.. Can anybody help me.. Planning to go to Samsung service centre :-(
      e:error in/tmp/sideload
      Installation aborted

  • Diego ignacio

    3g didn’t works… instagram video too … fix !

  • Sebastian

    Hello i followed the stepps and it worked out fine just a few days ago i encounterd a problem … when ever i try to phone someone or i receive a call my phone just wont answer (it answers but i cant hear anything nor the person who i am speaking to) .. ow and sometimes it answeres by itself but the same problem i cant hear anything nor the person who i am speaking to … i would like some advice on how to proceed in this situation. Thank you! :)

  • Mohamad

    Hi sanket.
    Android 4.2.1 didn’t load in my fit :-(
    I want to go back to android 2.3.6
    Restore didn’t work yet
    What can I do?



    • catur

      use odin, back to 2.3.6

  • Sanj

    facing problem with
    e:error in/tmp/sideload
    Installation aborted

    wipe data from recovery not help
    please suggest

    • catur

      i have the same problem

    • ajay

      you have to flash the clock work mod recovery first

  • Diego Neves

    To me the icon of the camera does not appear …
    What can be done for him to appear?

    • Shreyas

      Install third party camera app like camera zoom fx.

      • Diego Neves

        Where can I find this file to install?

      • Diego Neves

        found the apk. installed but gave error in the camera the same way ….

        • Sanket

          You have to wait for next build.

  • maddy

    Hi sanket..
    Dis is not Related to Galaxy fit… I need sum help regarding a different phone…i need help to Root Xolo
    X910….please help…

  • hooman

    my phone says e:error in/tmp/sideload
    Installation aborted


    • hooman

      sorry that problem is solved but another problem is : my phone stuck in first boot not going further than cyanogenmod screen plz solve this one !!

      • Sanket

        Try wiping data in recovery mode.

    • Sanj

      can u tell me how to get rid of that error msg?

  • Lalit Pawar

    my phone hang on samsung logo
    please give me soluation

  • ankur

    Hi, everything working f9 for me , sometimes got force close for google search and link2sd not working, it is not able to detect second partition and throwing error mount script can not be created… any solution??

  • mohit

    i followed ol steps bt mah galaxy fit not getting started
    plz…. hlp me out guys
    i am in problem

    • Viraj SK

      What’s the exact problem?

      • mohit

        i m try to power on mah device but its hang on the samsung logo

        • Sanket

          Wipe data and wipe cache partitions through recovery.

  • mohit

    i followed ol steps mah galaxy fit is not starting plz hlp me out guys

  • karthick

    how mane minutes it will tack to restart………..

    • karthick

      help me guys

      • Viraj SK

        What’s the issue?

        • Rahul

          Hey Hello Admins,

          Here the same issue fit is not starting whenever im trng it to start its only loading its first constant Samsung symbol and then nthng else ….thn i think i have to wait for the process suppose i done that also i waiting …. the same level is showing by the phn after 3 or 5 hours.
          In my phn at the time of manual mode no such backup and restore avalable for current os so i m at this stage with out backup of old version…. help us ……

          Rahul Jha,

        • Sanket

          Wipe data and cache partitions.

        • Rahul

          Wipe data and cache partitions not working dear….

        • Rahul

          hey hello admins,
          just all the above cmts nw i wnt to re install my old fit Samsung official version in phn how could i do????? and i just tried with Odin to install old version bt its start working after 5 seconds it stops working Error Odin stops working…. and from manual android recovery setup is aborted by the phn….!!!

          help me how could i recover or install my old version …

          Rahul Jha,

        • Sanket

          Try with other version of Odin. Also disable antivirus n kies on your computer.

        • Rahul

          I tried this much versions :


          and i think that fully supported version for fit is 4.42 its nor working have any other softs which works like this ,,,,!!!! :-(

          Rahul Jha,

        • Viraj SK

          For Galaxy Fit, it’s 4.38 and you’ve to download BENI.ops file also…

        • Rahul

          yup but its not working after 5 sec !!!!it its stops working after 5 seconds !!!! :-(

  • sadegh

    usb tether not working for me…

  • Roberto

    Dude. It’s the camera working with this ROM?

  • Raj

    Its working. My galaxy fit is updated to jelly beam successfully.
    All applications are working properly…
    But there is problem with MESSAGING. Its not working.I can’t see any one’s message & send message.
    Plzzz help me to find out solution. I am waiting for reply.

    • Viraj SK

      Clearing Message app data from Application manager may resolve the problem..

      • ronald

        my galaxy fit is rooted. its ok to upgrade to jellybean?

        • Sanket

          Yes. Just install cwm before proceeding.

  • kapil

    guyzzz im stuck
    i cleared all the data and caches but when applied for the update from installation card it aborted the installation what shoul i do

    • Sanket

      re-download the rom and try to flash it. If you still get such problem then upgrade your rrecovery. or try with other recovery.

      • dk

        BEFORE INSTALLING Cyanogenmod 10.1 DID’T install any custom recovery and started following above steps while installing update from sd card i.e(Cyanogenmod 10.1)it shows installion how to get gingerbread 2.3.6(previous version) or cyanogenmod 10.1,gingerbread 2.3.6 has been erased.tell me how to install cyanogenmod 10.1?u told install custom recovery bt how to install from where no operating os?u need os to install custom rom inyour phone?plz reply

  • Reymark

    I installed it perfectly. I find no bugs so far, but when I tried to go to Download mode (Volume Down + Home + Power Button), I can’t go to it. How can I go to Download Mode?

  • Luiz fernando de Genaro

    Good Afternoon!
    When I install cm10.1 the following error appears:
    ACERT failed:
    Error in / tmp / sideload
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted
    Now What do I do??

  • Luiz fernando de Genaro

    Boa Tarde!

    Quando vou instalar o cm10.1 aparece o seguinte erro:

    acert failed:

    Erro in / tmp/sideload
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted

    E agora oque eu faço????

  • Niraj

    Didnt work for me. After restart only shows Galaxy Fit GT-S5670. No Home Screen. Tries thrice wipe cache data factory reset bt still not worked. Have to flash again gengerbread.

    • Niraj

      Done after properly installation of cwm

  • shreenidhi

    wow.. working really nice…. u guys are true android legends…….. keep it up guys…

  • RB

    hey, i did as mentioned above, but got stuck in the cyonogen mod 10.1 loading screen.. could you please help me out., atleast suggest a way to get back to the previous rom

    • Shreyas

      Have you done Wipe data/ factory reset properly. Do it and try again.
      To go back to previous ROM restore the nanroid backup from Custom recovery.
      Or you can flash official firmware also.

  • Debangshu Banerjee

    I installed Android 4.2.1 on my Samsung Galaxy Fit via Cyanogen-mod 10.1 and its working jst fine…thanx a lot… :)
    None of d above problms occured to me so, i think others might b following d procedure with something missing like they might not have rooted d rom or may be following d procedure in incorrect order…Thanx a lot again…good job…

  • karthick

    help me guys ……….

  • karthick

    1:In this version galaxy fit support 480*640 HD videos or not…2:camera is working or not,3:Auto rotation is working or not,please answer this questions then i try it …..why i am asking because i try lot of versions for my galaxy fit but i am getting many problems so please help me ….i want a perfect android 4.1.2 jelly bean for my galaxy fit……

  • Mohit

    Guys , please help. i am still stuck.

  • bhaskar

    Hi, i followed all your instructions here but i got stuck in cyanogen loading screen after finished all the steps. I’ve tried to wipe data, but still got stuck..
    i have been waited for more than 4 hours…. i have tried trice the above steps even its not working……. can you help me out……

  • Mohit

    I followed steps you mentioned to upgrade samsung galaxy fit to jelly bean as above.

    i am screwed now, my phone has stuck on start up and not getting reboot. It is showing samsung text logo only. i re tied same steps and tried to use reboot after chche clean but no success.

    Please help me here.i am screwed totally

    • Sanket

      Have you wiped data in recovery mode?? Try to do it.

      • Viraj SK

        OR Format SD card to ext4 using mini partition tool (how to – google it). And then re-flash the ROM…

        • Mohit

          i do not get any options in download mode.
          actually i tried it for the first time, i am not that pro.

          Please help

        • Mohit

          i mean there are limited option wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache partition, apply, reboot system now..

      • Mohit

        Yes, i did and tried to reboot system.

        No luck.. :(

  • Natasha

    Hi, i followed all your instructions here but i got stuck in cyanogen loading screen after finished all the steps. I’ve tried to wipe data, but still got stuck..Or maybe i’m just being impatient?
    How long does it take to boot?

    • Sanket

      Generally it takes more time to boot after wiping the data…wait for 5 minutes…If you still stuck in the logo then flash the ROM again.

      • Natasha

        I’m currently using :
        stock rom GB 2.3.6
        already rooted

        do i need to use CM 7 first?

        • Sanket


  • Sahil Chauhan

    After press and hold volume up + power button + home button simultaneously this is showing RAMDUMP Mode (ARM( mode) screen thats it…

    Can you upload a video for the same with all setps?

    • Sanket

      Press home button and power buttons only….dont press volume up button…

    • Sahil Chauhan

      After press and hold volume up + power button + home button simultaneously this is showing RAMDUMP Mode (ARM 9 mode) screen thats it…

      Can you upload a video for the same with all steps?

  • Srikanta Kundu

    I have installed Android 4.2.1 for Samsung Galaxy Fit via Cyanogen-mod 10.1 .It is working good for me.

    I have a question about Android 4.2.1 , Why Samsung have not released Official version of Android 4.2.1.

    • Viraj SK

      Due to lack of hardware requirements. Because TouchWiz UI (& it’s bloatwares) needs more resources than that of AOSP ROM. You can take an example of Stock Gingerbread firmware & Cyanogenmod 7. You’ll observe the difference in their sizes.

      Other thing is marketing strategy. If Samsung provides JB for Galaxy Fit then who will buy their high end devices like S2, S3 and all?

  • Kanwar

    followed the steps, but after the restart there is only this CyanogenMod loading screen. I waited a few minutes, but it’s still there.
    Please suggest what to do

    • Sanket

      Boot into recovey and try wiping the data….

      • kanchan lokare

        my phone hang on samsung logo
        please give me soluation
        i want to reinstall my old version for samsung galaxy fit s5670 please help me plz rpy

        • Abhijeet

          Try wiping data and cache from the recovery mode…

  • abhisek b

    there is no power on sound………..and its gone be very slow.

  • Ahmed

    thnx 4 u .. but i m from egypt and i need arabic jelly bean rom … to make my phone in arabic .. can u help me ?

  • Vighnesh Iyer

    keyboard is not working and in playstore nothing can be downloaded.its showing jst downloading!!!

  • Patrick

    I followed the steps, but after the restart there is only this CyanogenMod loading screen. I waited a few minutes, but it’s still there.

    • Viraj SK

      Try wiping the data from recovery else change the baseband & reflash the ROM again..

      • Jay

        How the hell do you do that?



  • mukesh

    download link not working

    • Viraj SK

      Link is updated. Thanks for the comment..

  • Arif

    I have installed it thank you it is good. One problem found and keyboard is not available because of which I am not able to sign in to Play store. Please help me to fix this issue will be greatfull to you