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How to Install Galaxy Mini 2 S6500D Android 4.2.2 CM10.1 Jelly Bean Custom Firmware

Android 4.2.2 CM10.1 ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 S6500D is now available. We have already written a guide on how to install the latest Jelly Bean on the S6500 variant of the phone, but now here is one of the S6500D as well. CyanogenMod team has made sure the Galaxy Mini 2 also gets to experience the latest Android release directly fro mthe AOSP, thanks to their custom ROM. A number of new features have been added into this release with almost everything working. This is not an official release by Google, but just a custom ROM which would require a custom recovery like ClockworkMod in order to flash the ROM zip file on your phone. You will be able to update Galaxy Mini 2 S6500D to Android 4.2.2 CM10.1 Jelly Bean custom firmware with our tutorial.

In this tutorial, we will tell you how to install Android 4.2.2 CM10.1 Jelly Bean on Galaxy Mini 2 S6500D with complete steps using CWM recovery. We also have several tips on how to backup your phone data and also some more tips that you have to keep in mind before proceeding to the tutorial on the next page. You will have to wipe your previous personal data and apps as usual when installing custom ROMs. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s begin with 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 4.2.2 CM10.1 ROM Features & Details:

This ROM is built using CM10.1 sources for the Galaxy Mini 2 S6500D and is based on the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean from the AOSP with all the latest Android features and Google apps.

NOTE: Since this is a nightly build, make sure you know that after installing this firmware update, your Android device can get FC errors, boot loops, several other bugs, apps might not work or worse, your phone might not boot. To fix, you will have to reinstall stock firmware or any other stable custom ROM.

What features are working? Here is a list:

  • Full GPU acceleration
  • RIL (calls/sms/mobile data)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Touchscreen
  • Touch keys
  • Multitouch
  • Audio
  • Mounting of internal/external storage
  • Keypad lights
  • Brightness control
  • Vibrator
  • Deep sleep
  • GPS
  • Sensors (all)
  • Data usage, limiter
  • HW v-sync, triple framebuffer (Project Butter)
  • Bluetooth & Bluetooth tethering?
  • USB & USB tethering
  • ADB
  • UMS

What is not working?

  • WiFi Settings (download an alternative app from Google Play)
  • Camera

UPDATE: Android 4.2.2 CM10.1 ROM for the Galaxy Mini2 S6500 Android phone is now available. Read the tutorial here!

Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 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 Ace properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 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. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Galaxy Mini 2 S6500D to Android 4.2.2 CM10.1 Jelly Bean custom firmware.

About the author

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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