Cyanogenmod 10: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 (CM10)

With a grand success of Galaxy S3, Samsung came up wit the idea of S3 Mini. As a result Galaxy S3 Mini released which similar to S3 in looks but has some inferior features. The device comes with pre-installed Jelly Bean Android 4.1.2 and likely to receive Android 4.2.2 update.

In the beginning the Android development of this device is little slow. But now it looks like it is getting some pace as the developers are looking seriously. The most famous custom ROM Cyanogenmod is now compiled for Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini.

Cyanogenmod 10 which is based on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean has got all the features from its pure AOSP version. Moreover you will get more customization option than the stock firmware along with improved performance.

So just go ahead and follow few steps to install Cyanogenmod 10 custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini I8190.


The tutorial given below is considered as risky and cam cause damage to mobile if it is not properly followed. It is requested that you should not follow it if you are unaware of these things. Follow all the steps completely at your own risk. We or developers are not responsible for any damage cause to your mobile after executing these steps. cyanogenmod 10 android 4 1 2 jelly bean for samsung galaxy s3 mini i8190 cm100

This tutorial is strictly intended only for Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini with model number I8190. Attempting it on any other model or variant will give some unwanted results.


  • In order to avoid interruption in installation process due to low battery, charge your phone at least up 70%.
  • As we know that all the data on the mobile gets vanished permanently during installation, it is recommended that you should take a backup of all your personal important data like SMS, MMS, APN, contacts etc. to the external memory card.
  • Most important!! Your mobile must have custom recovery like Clockworkmod recovery installed on it. If you dont have it then follow this article. Or follow this article to flash to install TWRP recovery.

Procedure to install Cyanogenmod 10 on Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini (Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean)

  • Download Cyanogenmod 10 for Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini from official development page.
  1. Click here to download.
  • Also download Gapps which contains Google apps like Gmail, Gtalk, Play store etc. for the Jelly Bean. As Cyanogenmod does not include Google apps you need to flash it separately.
  1. Click here to download.
  • Connect your mobile to PC via USB cable and enable mass storage mode on. Copy both files to the external memory card and do not extract them.
  • Disconnect mobile from computer and switch it off. Try to boot into recovery mode by pressing volume up + home button + power button simultaneously until mobile vibrates and recovery mode opens.
  • First take a nandroid backup of current systems. For that select backup & restore and then backup. This backup will be saved in external memory card.
  • Now select wipe data/factory reset and then wipe cache partition to wipe all the data on phone and clear caches.
  • Next select install zip from sdcard followed by choose zip from sdcard. A list of files will appear in front of you. Select file for installation. Select yes in next step for confirmation.
  • This will take few minutes for installation. Repeat the above step of install zip from sdcard followed by choose zip from sdcard. But this time choose gapps file for installation.
  • After successful flashing of both the files select +++++go back+++++ and reboot system now.

Nice work! Cyanogenmod 10 is now running on your Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini I8190. Dont forget to tell us how it is working for you. You can ask your queries through the comments. We will come up with the solution as early as possible.

Tip:In case you want to revert to previous ROM you can easily do it just by entering into Recovery mode. Then select the Backupand Restore option from the recovery mode. Then select restore option & choose 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+.
  • shariq khan

    The cm mod 10 file ain’t getting copied to the root of my sd, gives a stupid error by saying phone has either stopped working or is not responding anymore but at the same time i am able to copy other files , HELP :(

  • Nestor

    Does it have an FM radio application? S3 does have a tuner but no CM I tried so far included a radio player.

    • Viraj SK

      You’ll have to use 3rd party radio app..

  • marko

    keyboard and google voice dont work
    helllppp please ……

    • Sanket

      Install third party keyboard.

      • marko

        wher i cant get this third party keyboard

        • Sanket

          Search on Google play….like swiftkey keyboard.

        • marko

          all for now works perfectly, but when I want to terminate the call can not he still called

  • Cjan

    my GOD bro! it works!!!
    thanks a lot …..
    1 M stars for this one

  • omar ahmad

    on another site it said RIL(mobile data, calls, sms) needs to be fixed , any solution

  • omar ahmad

    cant recieve calls and when calling cant hang up
    plz help

  • Fox

    This article should state clearly and right at the beginning that this is an Alpha release only. The article suggests, that this was a fully operational CM version which is not. Appreciate any effort to develop a stable Cm 10.1 version, but somehow i can’t help but to feel that this article is meant to create some alpha-testers (most oh which would be unaware of that)…

  • Emme

    First Thanks a lot.

    i had two bugs:
    - the keyboard crashed all the time
    - Google play store crashed

    So i copyed a keyboard and the Googleplaystore apk’s to my sd card and get it work correctly.

    Its a joy to test this new os. and works very well for alpha state.

    greetings from germany

  • Martin

    When I press Up+Home+Power the phone just restarts.
    I can’t get into recovery mode!

  • Ventus

    Did you realized that it is still alpha, the developer statet that he didnt meant it for everyday use and the mobile data is disabled?

  • SW

    Works well, except no mobile data: the APN is gone and cant save new APN. Help!

  • sW

    Everything is beautiful except it cant save APN so kinda useless. Looking for a solution.

  • Orion

    Nope it doesnt work just getting nice load … nothing else.

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  • Stunnez

    This is the site where i found it.

    This is the link to it and the developer tells you he is not responsable for probs as bricks,etc…

    1st time it didn’t worked,it didn’t do anything ( blocked at startup “spinning cyanogenmod logo” => i had to put it in downloadmode and i installed the clean rooted 4.1.2 again.

    2nd time it worked but it has a few bugs ,read them on the forum,so it is not for daily use and dangerous ! it is just for testing or something.

    nobody wants to make custom rom for this phone because it is to slow…just keep your stock rom

  • kanav sahni

    Should I install the latest Gapps(4.2.2)or the 4.1.1 version which is matching with my device version?

  • MIchael

    So, there’s no chance to get it working on I8190N?

    • Viraj SK

      Unfortunately, no.. :(

  • hapmed

    works on “L” version..??

    • Sanket

      No…it only works for i8190

  • niev2008

    Hey man! I flashed the rom and my phone stucked in loading!! Is this rom working on I8190 for sure??

    • Sanket

      Again Wipe data and wipe cache partitions in the recovery mode.

      • yap

        also in my s3 mini i8190… it stucked on the loading even i tried to wipe the cache and the data also too… need assistance

  • Creekorful

    ne marche pas pour moi, j’ai subit un boot lop et maintenant mon téléphone n’arrive plus a démarrer, que faire ?

  • Mau

    I don’t want to be absolutly right, but : . Sorry for my poor english.

    • Sanket

      The link given in the article is the right one. is not right one. It is for S3 LTE. Sorry for inconvenience.

  • Mau

    I tried it today. Unfortunatly, it did’nt work. Impossible to get networx if you are not connected Wifi. Thank you from France anyway.

    • Viraj SK

      You should try with this then:

      Its an official CM nightly. Hope it works for you!

      • Mau

        Does it works with my Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 ?

        • Sanket

          Yes it will work…

        • Mau

          Even if it’s a I 8190

        • Sanket

          Dude it is for I8190 only.

        • TobiasFP

          Are you really sure? it says i9305 on the link you have given, which doesnt seem to be the i8190..

        • Sanket

          Pls follow the link given in the article which is for golden (code name of s3 mini). Dont follow the link given in comment.