Unofficial Cyanogenmod 10.1 for Samsung Galaxy Mini (Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean)

With the release of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, developers started working on different custom ROM based on it. As a result official Cyanogenmod 10.1 was immediately rolled out for premium devices like Galaxy S3, Note 2, and Nexus 4 etc. As official Jelly Bean update will not be rolled out for low end devices due to their hardware limitations, people are hoping to receive some custom firmware for these devices.

Right now an unofficial Cyanogenmod 10.1 is made available for devices like Galaxy Ace and Galaxy Mini. Credits goes to XDA members AntiBillOS and rohan007 for bringing out this for Samsung Galaxy Mini. Since this ROM is in alpha state you might found few bugs like Wi-Fi tethering is not working properly. Hope soon you will get stable version for this.

A step-by-step procedure to install Cyanogenmod 10.1 based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on Mini Galaxy is mentioned in the further article. Read it carefully.

Disclaimer: The procedure mentioned in the further article is considered as risky and may cause damage to your mobile. You should not follow this article if you are not aware of these things. Read the article completely and follow all the steps at your own risk. We or developers are not responsible for any damage cause to your mobile after implementing these steps.

unofficial cyanogenmod 10 1 for samsung galaxy mini android 4 2 1 jelly bean0This article is applicable only for Samsung Galaxy Mini GT-S5570. Implementing it to any other model or variant might give you some undesired results.


  • Ensure that mobile is charged at least up to 70% so that installation will proceed without any interruption.
  • Take a backup all your personal important data like SMS, MMS, APN, contacts the external memory.
  • Install mobile drivers on your PC. If you have installed kies on your computer then you dont need to install it separately.
  • Important!! Your mobile must have custom recovery like Clockworkmod recovery installed on your mobile. Follow this tutorial to install it.

Procedure to flash unofficial Cyanogenmod 10.1 on Samsung Galaxy Mini:

  • Download Cyanogenmod 10.1 for Galaxy Mini. Dont extract it.
  1. Click here to download.
  • Also download Gapps package for Jelly Bean 4.2. Dont extract it.
  1. Click here to download (Download GApps for Android 4.2.2)
  • Connect mobile to PC via USB cable. Copy both downloaded files to the external memory.
  • Disconnect mobile from PC. Switch off it and boot it into CWM recovery mode.
  • For booting into recovery mode press & hold Power button + Home button simultaneously until CWM recovery mode opens.
  • You will see CWM recovery menu on screen. For taking backup of current system (nandroid backup) select backup & restore and then backup. This nandroid backup will be saved in the external memory.
  • Select wipe data/factory reset and then wipe cache partition to wipe all the data & caches respectively from the phone memory.
  • For flashing the custom ROM, select install zip from sdcard followed by choose zip from sdcard. Navigate to the Cyanogenmod .zip file. Confirm by selecting yes in next step.
  • This will take few minutes for installation of custom ROM. In the end you will see recovery menu again.
  • For installing GApps, repeat the above step of install zip from sdcard and then choose zip from sdcard.
  • After successful flashing of both the files, select +++++go back+++++ and then reboot system now.

Well done!! Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is now running on your Samsung Galaxy Mini via unofficial Cyanogenmod 10.1. Do let us know how it is working.

Tip: In case if you dont like this ROM, you can easily switch back to previous one just by entering into recovery mode. Then select the Backupand Restore option from the recovery mode & then select restore & choose your latest backup to restore. Your mobile will be rebooted with that backup.

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Sanket Bhurke

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  • Sin’s Oyabun

    after reboot system it stuck at samsung logo, need help asap

  • Sin’s Oyabun

    after do all this, my phone stuck in samsung logo… need help

  • rahmatralfa

    well nice post…

  • shahbhaz

    I successfully installed 4.2.2 jelly bean on my galaxy mini s5570.all are working smooth but Bluetooth is not working it is not a big issue. But I want to play HD games like temple run subway surfers etc.but when am opening game it will close by givinng notification unfortunately stopped plz tell me wat is the problem how can I play HD game? Can I install chain fire 3d? To play games!!!

  • zayar

    oh man keyboard is not working

  • suraj

    hey guys, I installed cyanogenmod 10.1 on my galaxy pop. It worked well for 2 months but now my phone is not booting. It’s stuck with the cyanogenmod logo. What’s the solution for this? please help anyone. Thank you.

    • Sanket

      Try wiping data.

  • @Luckay27

    after i update my galaxy mini unto jellybean version, for several days,the apollo (music player) can play the music. but today it suddenly stopped work. it can’t play the music anymore.. somebody can help me please? and this version reduce the video quality isn’t it? or just in my phone?

    • Shreyas

      Install some different music player and then try

  • ragaei

    How long does it take to press & hold Power button + Home button? Thanks

    • Sanket

      Until mobile vibrates.

  • Pawan

    You are a genius,successfully installed 4.2 jellybean

  • jerald

    Thanks for it. Smoothly works on my phone. When will be the latest update release?

    • Sanket

      Don’t know. But hopefully very soon.

  • ibad malik

    i have upgraded it already to android 4.0.4
    can i now upgrade it 2 4.2.2???
    n i have cyngn mod 9
    how 2 get it up to cm 10???

    • xenon

      BOOM ……. !!!! ive had it wd d blutth ato off …..

  • Srinivasan

    Confirm whether the phone should be rooted to install this jelly bean update. Can you let me know how to root the mini. Should i do it after this update or before?

  • chaitanya

    incoming call could not be known when the caller calls us.what to do

  • Andrew

    my phone keep restart after i do this !!

  • Ivan

    I get a message: Sorry google search stopped working and then my phone freezes and i have to reboot everytime and everytime i get the same message. What can I do?

  • Ronel

    Thanks for it. Smoothly works on my phone. When will be the latest update release?

  • Febin

    Bluetooth,radio and voice search are not working.. Number dialing takes more time.

  • Mohamed

    When do you think the next release will be? All perfect except for Bluetooth & Radio! :(

  • sourabh

    plz can anyone tell me d reason
    ma mob switch off automaticlly again agin nd sumtymes it doesnt on fr a long tym wat should i do whethr its a softwre prob or anythng else

  • jon

    Hi how to enable sim toolkit in 4.2.1,hope to reply asap.

  • Jhon

    How long does the system reboot takes?

    My phone is stuck up in CyanogenMOD logo.

    Please help

    • Marcelo Barroso


      my phone is also stuck in CyanogenMOD logo. Have you solved it?


  • vikram jaisingh

    I installed this ROM and found that 3G is not working. I get only EDGE. I checked the settings, I have packet data enabled and I am not using 2G data.
    I tried playing around with the settings by dialing *#*#4636#*#* but to no avail. How can I get 3G to work ?
    Thanks in advance.

    • Sanket

      Enable WCDMA network mode. It should work. If not then it might be a bug in the ROM. Wait for next build.

  • chaudhary

    its greatly working on my phone .but in jb4.2.2 my blutooth is not working when evr i on i on it .auto of . i install again and again condition is same what i do

    • Sanket

      Wait for the next build.

    • shahruk khan

      i’ve the same problem my samsung galaxy mini blutooth is not working

  • Red

    i prefer the 4.1.2 version for now.. i’ll just wait for the developers to complete fixing the bugs for the 4.2.2

  • Viorel

    Everything is works, but i can’t use google search :(
    can you help me??

  • vijai

    the above link for Cyanogenmod 10.1 is not working. please provide new link

    • Viraj SK

      Link fixed (updated to Android 4.2.2)..

      • vijai

        tanx for link.. its working.
        The update is awesome.. but bluetooth is not working, can u pls help??

        • Viraj SK

          Well, you’ll have to wait for bluetooth to get fixed (may be in next update)..

      • Julo

        Can you please check on my request ?

        • Viraj SK

          Sorry I forgot to reply you. So, here is the solution that might work for you.
          First of all format your SD card using mini partition tool software (Google it). Then partition it using the same software.
          P.S: Remember to partition it as ext4 format else it won’t work..

          For more info & guide, refer this:

        • Julo

          Muchas gracias, going for that

  • Julo

    After succesfull Cyanogenmode flash with your support (thank you) – everything works fine and acts like brain new phone. There is just last step to get most from this phone – low internal memory. I have used ROM manager premium to do partition of SD card, but it did not work. Any idea how to increase the memory ? SD card has 8GB, it shows only 6,8GB don´t know where is the rest. Can´t see it anywhere. Thanx

  • pitodelsereno

    keyboard not working. Bluetooth works.

    • Sanket

      install third party keyboard app.

      • Borsling Borslak

        can you please provide a list for third party keyboard, that’s a big help. Thanks.

        • Shreyas

          Swiftkey 3, swype etc.
          Swiftkey is the best one..

  • just an average guy

    any ideas on how to fix keyboard it wont come up in text message or anywhere i went to settings and its stuck at google voice typing

  • Sam

    cnt get calls…. nd i cnt make calls..!!!

  • Francisco

    Bluetooth does not working… flash again?..and it’s runing slowl

    • Viraj SK

      Don’t flash again. It may be a bug. Wait until next release to get it fixed by the developer..

  • blurr

     camera working everything’s fine. thank you so much! but i really have a problem with the battery life

  • Jessie

    Mobile data is not working. I tried flashing it again and setting the APNs manually but no luck.

  • blurr

    keyboard setting is automatically set to google voice typing. can’t change to android keyboard

    • Julian

      Flash it again.

      • Flame_hrt

        keyboard works. but the camera still not work


          the android doesnt work n it is still 2.3.6 pls help

  • Jazzychaung

    camera is’n t work.

    • Julian

      Flash it again and it will works.