How To Update Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 with CM9 Beta 7 Android 4.0.3 ICS Custom ROM

Posted on Apr 13 2012 - 1:19pm by Techzek

Sad to say but the Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 won’t be getting any official ICS update. That means you have no choice but to make use of custom ROMs. And speaking of which, what we have here is the latest Beta 7 version of CyanogenMod 9 (CM9) and this is a custom firmware that’s been heavily patterned from the official Android 4.0.3 ICS ROM. Do keep in mind that this is a beta firmware and there is no guarantee that you won’t be experiencing any glitches or errors. Furthermore, this firmware can only be applied to rooted phones.

 Galaxy Mini S5570

What Works:

- Boot
- GSM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Full HW acceleration
- GPS, Sound, Headphones
- All Sensors
- CyanogenMod settings but not all
- Facebook sync
- Fixed animations
- Buttons backlight, BLN support
- Gmail, Web Browser, ICS keyboard
- Games, YouTube
- Deep sleep
- Wi-Fi signal indicator
- Native Android mass storage
- Live Wallpapers

Change Log for CM9 Beta 7 Android 4.0.3 ICS:

- Fast and smooth system
- New Adreno200 libraries for ICS
- Live Wallpapers (now functional)
- Gallery and Calculator (fully functional)
- Fully functional Gmail and Browser
- All apps with graphic problems such as Power amp, etc. are now working without any glitches
- Updated AOSP/CM9 sources
- New gralloc and hwcomposer (Development info)
- Updated Macław’s audio libraries

As we’ve already said, you will need to root your Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 before proceeding to the update process. Do note that by rooting your handset, the warranty will become void. Also, we cannot guarantee the outcome of this installation. You could get your phone bricked and totally unusable. To prevent further damage, do not forget to create a backup of your important data such as your phone contacts, SMS messages, call logs, photos, music and videos. Plus, make sure that your phone’s battery level won’t go any lower than 80 percent. You also need to enable your phone’s USB Debugging mode. To do this, simply go to Settings > Applications > Development then check the box next to the USB Debugging option. If you are all set, read on.

Step 1: Download the CM9 Beta 7 Android 4.0.3 ICS Firmware Package from this link. Go to Download > Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 > Releases. Look for the file called “(Beta 7 (untested) for Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 (8 Mar 2012)”. Download the file then save to your computer. Copy the said file to your device. It would be better to place the file to the root directory of your phone’s SD card.

Step 2: Turn off your handset then reboot to recovery mode. You can do this by pressing the Menu button while holding the Power ON button. Just repeat this step if ever you will be booted back to normal mode.

Step 3: In recovery mode, select ‘wipe data / factory reset’ then ‘wipe cache partition’. This will clear all the cached files that were stored inside your phone.

Step 4: Once done, select ‘install zip from sd card’ then ‘choose zip from sd card’. Locate and select the file that you copied to your phone’s SD card. Wait for 10 minutes or at least until you are done with the update process.

Step 5: If ever you encounter some Force Close errors, you need to turn off your handset then reboot to recovery mode. In recovery mode, select ‘wipe data / factory reset’ then ‘wipe cache partition’. Once you’re done, select ‘++++ Go Back ++++’ then choose ‘reboot system now’ to reboot your phone.

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  1. pusatteknologi April 22, 2012 at 10:56 PM - Reply

    What we can update without root? sorry newbe,, :)

    • Kent April 23, 2012 at 7:05 PM - Reply

      If you don’t want to root your phone, you can find a leaked official ROM. Sadly, there’s no official ICS ROM for Galaxy Mini.

  2. Mark April 23, 2012 at 8:42 PM - Reply

    will camera work?

    • Umar June 11, 2012 at 10:48 AM - Reply

      Camera Not working…..

  3. Mark April 24, 2012 at 3:52 PM - Reply

    help! my galaxy mini just power on with a white screen ,, what should i do?

    • Kent April 24, 2012 at 5:55 PM - Reply

      have you tried to remove / reinsert your battery? if your phone will still boot with a white screen, try to revert back to your previous ROM

      • sahil June 1, 2012 at 11:04 AM - Reply

        hey please help me only white screen shows …..
        please is there nothing worry about it????????

    • hoss mith May 4, 2012 at 11:11 AM - Reply

      same here only white screen shows…

      • david May 5, 2012 at 8:16 PM - Reply

        I have the same problem i tried to reinsert battery, reinstall system and nothing P.S one time i have grey screen.

        • Tjerko May 6, 2012 at 9:10 PM - Reply

          I’ve got the same problem; white screen, please help!

  4. Mark April 24, 2012 at 4:13 PM - Reply

    help! installation aborted

  5. casper May 12, 2012 at 6:39 AM - Reply

    I’m currently using this Rom and it’s good… just make sure to wipe and clean the cache after flashing… can’t wait to see beta 9….

    • casper May 12, 2012 at 6:59 AM - Reply

      But!!! i’m having unstable wifi connection and poor 3G signal… still waiting for Beta 9 for the Camera to work… Thanks Guys! keep it up!…

      • casper May 12, 2012 at 7:06 AM - Reply

        Is there any way to change the keypad from querty to 3 x 4? like gingerbread 2.3.6 it has an option to change… Thanks…

  6. Androider May 15, 2012 at 2:49 AM - Reply

    Plzzzzzzzzzz Let us know , does camera works on this version of ROM. If not then when we can expect the camera issue to be resolved


  7. Iris June 3, 2012 at 11:36 PM - Reply

    I took the risk after reading all these white screen-posts… but SHIT I GOT ONE TOO

    Do I have to buy a new phone now?

  8. atique June 5, 2012 at 10:35 AM - Reply

    after flashing this rom during reebooting white screen appears its normal. be patients and wait for 2 to 5 min. its not a problem its like boot animation

    • Iris June 5, 2012 at 3:57 PM - Reply

      My white screen lasted all night long. I don’t think that’s normal is it?

    • Bigik June 12, 2012 at 9:22 PM - Reply

      Yeah mine too…the white screen lasted all night….answer me mr Profesor

  9. Iris June 12, 2012 at 1:46 PM - Reply

    To all of you who also have the white screen-problem: I’ve fixed it this way.
    - Install (or re-install) ClockWorkMod, I used this site and all of it worked perfectly fine for my samsung galaxy mini:
    - Install CM9 as said on this page

    and it worked for me!

    I must say though that I’m not entirely happy with this CM9 rom cause it turned my phone very slow, the battery is empty in less than a day without even using it all day, something my network fails and my wifi used to be better too. Right now I’m facing that my Whatsapp isn’t working properly (VERY slowly). Ah well. I like the interface though. Lol.

    Not sure why the installation was aborted in the first place, maybe I installed Clockworkmod not in the right way.

    Good luck!

  10. jhb019 June 16, 2012 at 4:03 PM - Reply

    If you have a white screen and it doesn’t disappear, follow instructions at to go back to 2.3.4.

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