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Install Kit-Cat Android 4.4.2 on Galaxy Core Duos I8262 KitKat Custom ROM

A few days back, we wrote about a test CM11 Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM build for the Galaxy Core Duos I8262, and now we have this Kit-Cat custom firmware. The previous ROM was built over some sources from CM11, but this is another custom firmware which is a lot more stable and comes with a long list of features that we have given below. Samsung will probably never release and official KitKat software update for the Galaxy Core, but the developers over at XDA-Developers are already working on a full build. You can update Galaxy Core Duos I8262 to Android 4.4.2 Kit-Cat KitKat custom firmware using the tutorial below. This is not an official release by Samsung, but just a custom ROM which would require a custom recovery like ClockworkMd in order to flash the ROM zip file on your phone.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of how to install Android 4.4.2 Kit-Cat KitKat on Galaxy Core Duos I8262 with complete steps. Don’t forget to read all the tips below that you have to keep in mind before proceeding. Please make sure you backup all your data as given below because this tutorial will wipe your data. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s get to the tutorial now.

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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 4.4.2 Kit-Cat KitKat ROM Details:

This amazing Kit-Cat custom ROM comes with tons of new features and is based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. A quick list of the main features in Kit-Cat is given below and we are sure you’d love to use this on your Galaxy Core Duos I8262:

  • Statusbar ★
  • 1. New Kitkat gradient Statusbar
  • 2. Kitkat look White / Black toogles
  • 3. More TooglesBootAnimation ★
  • Nexus 5 Kitkat Bootanimation
  • Framework Mode ★
  • New Style PLATLOGO
  • White Text on settings
  • Nexus 5 stock wallpaper
  • New Lockscreenwallpaper
  • Interface and Apps ★
  • Nexus 5 stock google camera
  • Aosp Messaging app with pop up
  • Apollo Music Player
  • Nexus 5 Calculator
  • Sun Beam [ Google edition lwp ]
  • Google Now
  • Quick office By Google
  • Themed Systemui
  • Multiwindow support
  • New Playstore
  • Hangouts
  • Google Chrome default browser
  • Base Monster rom b1 tweaks
  • 1]Debloated
  • 2] Deodexed / zipalligned (can be themed!)
  • 3]Now no more cwm loop in thiz rom
  • 4]Custom boot animation enable
  • 5]Busybox support
  • 6]Add-on support
  • 7]Build prop tweakz added
  • 8]Fast, smooth
  • 9]Can play HD Games without 10]lag [reduced graphic lag]
  • 11]Signal Tweaks
  • 12]Less Ram usage Tweak
  • 13]Call Voice Quality
  • 14]Dalvik Tweaks
  • 15]Launcher Tweakz
  • 16]Media Tweaks
  • 17]Clear imagez Tweaks
  • 18]3G Tweaks
  • 19]FasT Internet Speed Tweak
  • 20]Fast Video Streaming
  • 21]Battery Tweak
  • 22]Wifi Tweak
  • 23]-added adreno graphic booster

There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on we think you might be interested in the following posts:

Like this Kit-Cat ROM based on the latest Android 4.4.2? We love it too and we know you are looking forward to install it on your phone now. Now please read below for important tips on how to make sure your installation goes smooth and you do not end up with any problems.

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

Download Samsung Galaxy Core Duos 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 Core Duos I8262 to Android 4.4.2 Kit-Cat KitKat 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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