Install CM10.1 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean ROM on Samsung Galaxy Mini GT-S5570

As we already said that the life of a droid depends on it’s development community rather than on it’s manufacturing firm. This seems to hold indeed big time for the lives of big time small players viz. the Samsung Galaxy mini. While being one of the most popular picks amongst it’s batch at the forums, the device can surely give some serious competition to even the modern day flagships when it comes to the amount of development and the plethora of ROMs that this device possesses to boast about.

The device has already received stable builds of CM7.2, CM9 and even CM10 but as it goes, the mob is never satisfied with the feast. To the aid, we have this CM10.1 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean ROM for the Samsung Galaxy mini which can be taken as an exclusive possession as far as the category is concerned. The ROM is still under development so no doubt you can face a few bugs here or there but in my opinion, everyone should take a look at it in order to help the community keep growing!
Further, this ROM is a Cyanogenmod 10.1 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean ROM which is based on the latest set of off-market firmware from the Cyanogenmod team which is known for it’s high performance ROMs which deliver some extra bit of stability to the overall experience.


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Now without getting into any sort of bragging rights regarding the ROM, let’ leap towards the installation process for the ROM on your phone.

Disclaimer: Hack My Android is not responsible for any damage that your device may face during this process. The developer is also not responsible for the same. There are little chances that your device may face any issue. However, try this at your own risk. This process voids the warranty of your device.

Pre-Installation Tasks:

  • Back up all apps using ASTRO File Manager. You can get the APK files using ASTRO and later restore it. Rooted users can use Titanium Backup which also backs up data along with the apps.
  • Back up all contacts to SD card.
  • Backup SMS on Android.
  • Backup call log on Android.
  • Have minimum 60% charge on your phone else you might get stuck while the update process is running on your device.
  • Remove any security or Anti-virus app if you have them installed.
  • Enable USB Debugging. This can be don by Settings>Applications>Development and making sure that USB Debugging is checked.

Steps to Install CM10.1 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean ROM on Galaxy Mini.

  1. Download the ROM zip file from here and the Gapps file from here.
  2. Copy the downloaded zip to the root folder of your phone.
  3. If you have ROM manager installed, you can proceed via it or Boot into the recovery mode.
  4. In the recovery mode, you can navigate using the volume buttons and select using menu/home button.
  5. Make a nandroid backup in recovery mode.
  6. Use these to navigate and select “Wipe” and then “Wipe data” and also consider wiping Dalvik cache if you don’t want to face “Low on memory” issues.
  7. Now, navigate through the interface choose “select zip from SD card” and select the zip file which we downloaded earlier.
  8. Flash the Gapps file in a similar fashion.
  9. After it gets completed, get back using the back button and select “Reboot” and you are done!.

Holla! if your phone booted up successfully and is breathing properly, you can ignore a few hiccups and enjoy the latest of android on your device!

If you faced any problems or have any queries/suggestions to be made, leave us a word in the comments section. We’ll be happy to help 🙂 .

for more on this ROM, you can head over to the original thread .

  • Johan

    If I have rooted my Mini, can this be done with stock recovery mode?

    • Lalit Indoria


  • paulo

    cant receive calls after the update. there is a busy tone all the time, but i can make calls.


    • preetesh

      same problem! how to fix this please help?

      • Konishk

        same problem here also. I am not reachable to other but i can make calls. in addition to this browser, usb connections and many more are not working properly. What is the reason and what to do now ?

  • rohimi

    Camera , Packet Data , WiFi , USB , Working ? Please list to me what is the problem and not working at this Rom . And 1 more , does auto reboot when play video ? Because before this I use ICS . When I play video , its reboot automatically -,-

  • Kiisu

    ok.. this is what i did.. i boot into recovery mode but cant select the file i want to install because its default to so i just rename the cm10.1 into then i install via boot recovery and it completed successfully but now i cant boot my phone.. how to solve my problem? i upgrade my android from 2.2.1..

    • Kiisu

      oh.. and i didnt install the gapps because i need to boot in and rename it to but as you can see.. i cant boot into my phone now..

      • Lalit Indoria

        You can't boot? Does it mean you are stuck in Samsung logo?

        • Kiisu

          yes.. the first samsung logo.. not the 1 where it says gt-s5570..

  • klyde justin

    good day sir,

    but does it need a rooted GT-S5570 for it to work? because on the steps of installation, specifically step 2, it says “Copy the downloaded zip to the ROOT folder of your phone.” it says root, so, what?

    • Lalit Indoria

      Root of your SD card means the SD card itself. Yes, you need Root and CWM to install this.

  • david mania

    i have followed the directions but when I get to recovery mode and I select the file it says installation aborted..and does the gapp file come together with the rom or where do you get it?.thanks.

    • Lalit Indoria

      You need to download it separately from If it says installation aborted, the zip file is corrupted. Re-download it.

  • lordwillliam

    how to root in custom firmware
    I wanna know how to root them
    Please post how to root CM10.1 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean ROM on Galaxy Mini.

    • Lalit Indoria

      CM and other custom ROMs are always rooted. There is no custom ROM without root!

  • Lord

    how to root I.Vogue V-10,I wanna know there are some methods to root I.Vogue brand.Please email me back if possible how to root everyphone system by my own.Thanks…

  • Gregor

    i stuck also by the logo Galaxy mini GT-s5570

    what can i do?

  • jeffrey

    It perfectly update on my optimus black but i have few problems my camera is always force closing sometimes it capture only black pls help!

  • Zak

    Didn’t work well at first try, experienced most of the glitches that are being described in the comments. But after third try skipped installing gapps, now works like a charm. Just wish this phone had a dual core processor….Thanks alot….Cheers

  • ravi

    i got error like this and installtion aborted

    E:Error in /tmp/ 0)

    now my phone is not booting at all.. pls help

    • ai

      having the same problem. ;(

      • Jerwin

        Just mount the data in: mount>mount data

  • siva

    how to unlock boot loader

  • jude

    is there such a way how to upgrade my galaxy mini s-5570 without rooting it.. help please tnx…

  • Anand

    GPRS is not working after doing APN settings.please fix it

  • سعد الصالح

    The download link isn’t working.

  • noyan khan nk

    All ok,, but see mobile logo long time wating,,,,,,