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Update Galaxy Mini S5570 to Android 4.0.4 ICS CyanogenMod 9 Darkness Custom Firmware

Android 4.0.4 ICS CyanogenMod 9 can now be installed on the Galaxy Mini S5570 with a custom ROM based on the CM9 sources. We have previously mentioned how you can install Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on Galaxy Mini S5570. You can now easily install Android 4.0.4 ICS CyanogenMod 9 Darkness on Galaxy Mini S5570 using the tutorial below.

As you read further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy Mini S5570 to Android 4.0.4 ICS CyanogenMod 9 Darkness custom firmware using CWM recovery. Make sure you backup all your data from the tips and tools given below as you will have to wipe everything in order to install this firmware. We also have some important tips mentioned below that you have to keep in mind before proceeding to the tutorial on the next page. Let’s move on to the tutorial below.

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Android 4.0.4 ICS Will Of Darkness ROM Features:

  • Based on latest TheWhisp CM9.1
  • Full Holo Dark UI
  • Awesome UI
  • Great stability
  • Awesome Battery backup
  • This is modded not a theme.apk rom
  • Dark Matter icons
  • Mini Trebuchet [1.5Mb]
  • Modded Trebuchet launcher with some icons edited
  • Notification Animation Mod
  • Adrnaline engine
  • Windows Task Switcher Mod with grey backgroud
  • New Dialer background
  • Whole framework background changed
  • new bootanimation
  • Bravia Engine
  • Full JellyBean 4.2.1 Font
  • New Lockscreen rings
  • Nav bar enabled by default
  • Touchwiz task manager
  • Some build.prop tweaks
  • New Battery Icon interface
  • FileManager included
  • Lockscreen rotation enabled
  • Fixed overlapping of 3g/2G with signal bars
  • Fixed lockscreen music widget layout
  • Big album art mod in lockscreen
  • WOD Artwork set as default wallpaper
  • DSP Manager
  • and rest of the CM9.1 features

Samsung Galaxy Mini USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Mini properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy Mini USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. You can now proceed with the tutorial on the next page and install Android 4.0.4 ICS CyanogenMod 9 Darkness on Galaxy Mini S5570.

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Haris Nadeem

He lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.

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