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Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Update CyanogenMod Android 4.4.4 KitKat CM11 M11 on Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9195 [How to Install]
Popular custom software developers CyanogenMod team has released a new version of Android 4.4.4 KitKat CM11 M11 to the Samsung's 2013 compact flagship smartphone Galaxy S4 Mini I9195 LTE model.
Samsung's latest Galaxy S4 phone is seen during its launch at the Radio City Music Hall in New York on 14 March 2013Reuters
The new CM11 M11 custom ROM is based on the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) 4.4.4 KitKat OS and is said to bring customisation options to boost device performance, new visual interface, easy access to key apps and loads of personalisation options such as:
Fix signal strength showing '2147483647′ on certain devices
Frameworks & Core Apps: CAF and other upstream updates
Lockscreen: Do not play sounds while a phone call is active & MSIM updates
Frameworks: Add base & MSIM APIs for SEEK (Secure Element Evaluation Kit) support
Frameworks: Fix volume button changing two 'steps' per click
Frameworks: Add 'Screen Off' action for double-tap/long-press configuration options
Show devices connected to your WiFi (tethering) Hotspot
Fix bug related to 'switch to last app' action while in Recent view
Fix Navigation Bar arrow keys in RTL locales
Translations updates from CyanogenMod CrowdIn team
Adjustments to 'Glove Mode' (High Touch Sensitivity)
APN Updates for various regions
Camera: Add support for all available Slow Shutter speeds (hardware dependent); Improve shutter button
Dialer/InCallUI: Fix smartcover always showing answer fragment
Various security updates
General bug fixes
Performance tweaks and many more improvements to enhance user-experience
Prerequisites (things to remember before installing Custom ROM)
Though installing custom ROM improves the device's performance and UI experiences, it makes the company warranty void and they will no longer be liable to provide updates in future [users can restore warranty by flashing the device with stock-ROM].
Make sure the device is rooted before going forward for custom ROM installation.
This new CyanogenMod Android 4.4.4 KitKat firmware has to be installed on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (GT-I9195) LTE model only; if tried on other devices, it might get bricked [To check your device model: Go to Settings >> About phone >> model number]
Installation of custom ROM requires clearing of memory in the smartphone, so make sure to back all the data by installing Clockwork Mod (CWM) Recovery/ TWRP in the smartphone.
Users make sure they have installed USB drivers on the PC, or else your device (Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9195) will not be recognised by the computer.
Make sure your device has more than 80 percent battery, or else there is chance of smartphone getting temporarily bricked if the installation process is interrupted mid-way.
[Disclaimer:This procedure is very technical and should be performed by a person with sound knowledge of rooting (or manual software installation) Android devices. If the step-by-step installation process is not followed properly, there are chances of the smartphone getting bricked or being permanently irreparable. International Business Times, India Edition cannot be held responsible for any damage or claims from readers if the procedure does not yield the required results or if the smartphone is bricked. Hence, users are advised to proceed with caution.]
Step-by-step installation Guide of CyanogenMod Android 4.4.4 KitKat CM11 M10 Custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9195:
Step 1: Download CyanogenMod Android v4.4.4 KitKat CM11 M11 Custom ROM (HERE) and Google Apps (HERE) in to your PC.
Step 2: Connect Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini to PC via USB cord.
[Note: Before plugging the phone to the computer, be sure that you have installed USB driver software, if not, click HERE to download the firmware]
Step 3: Then, place Android v4.4.4 KitKat CM11 M11 Custom ROM zip file into the phone's SD card memory. [Note: Users are advised to paste the .zip file in SD card root, not in any other folder.]
[Note: Before users' begin installing the custom software, be sure that the device must have rooted and has installed ClockworkMod Recovery/TWRP tool.]
Step 4: Now, turn off the device and disconnect from the PC.
Step 5: Then perform the regular Recovery Mode sortie by press holding 'Volume (up)', 'Home' and 'Power' buttons.
Step 6: After entering the RECOVERY mode, clear the phone memory, by choosing 'wipe data/factory reset'
[Note: use 'Volume' keys to navigate and 'Power' button to select options, while operating under Recovery Mode]
Step 7: Now, clear the cache memory by selecting 'wipe cache partition'