It has been a long time since I have updated you with anything. Sorry, for that. I really couldn't do anything since I was quite busy with some of my own tasks as well as something special for you (my readers) all too. But, now I am almost done with both of them and so the chances are you will hear quite frequently from now on. So, today I am out with a big news for Samsung Galaxy Mini GT-S5570 users. Yes, as the title suggests, CyanogenMod 9 Beta 4 for galaxy mini/pop/next gt-s5570 smartphone is out and now you get real taste of Ice Cream Sandwich. This time squadzone has teamed up with a bunch of other developers from GalaxyICS team, who claim to be working on real ICS development for Galaxy series of Samsung Android smart phones.

And, astonishingly this team has already managed to build almost fully working ICS based CM9 for Galaxy Ace & Galaxy Gio device. The build released for these device has most of the things working fine along with camera; however the current build for galaxy mini still comes with the camera bug. The head of the team, Maclaw informed that it will take some time to make the camera working since he doesn't has a galaxy mini smartphone. I am sure you all can wait for some time.

Meanwhile, he released Cyanogen Mod 9 Beta 4 so that all users can try it while the team can work to make camera working. And, belive me this latest Beta 4 is awesome and stands at the top of all others releases. So, let's flash this on your galaxy mini/pop and give it a try. But, before that I recommend that you view these screenshots of Cyanogen Mod 9 Beta 4 rom as well as watch this video if you want to get a better insight of this custom rom. Also, I've listed the changelog below so that, you can go through it before flashing the rom.

CM9 Beta 4 For GT-S5570
Change Log :
  • Deep sleep working - increased battery life.
  • Wifi indicator fixed.
  • Fixed BT issues.
  • Bluetooth headset support.
  • BLN support for all devices.
  • Updated kernel to Macław's kernel.
  • Reduced flicker, but still exists.
  • Smooth and better performance.
  • Added working GalaxyICS app - you can update your CM9 directly from your device. [Note: I found it not working at the moment.]
  • Updated to latest CM9 sources.
How to Flash CM9 on Galaxy Mini? It's simple just follow the instructions below.

Disclaimer : Do It At Your Own Risk!

Note : Those who have Gingerbread OS and any Custom Recovery installed on their device can skip Step 1 and Step 2. You can also skip these steps if you have any other custom rom installed on your device.



3. Download CyanogenMod 9.0.0-RC0-GT-S5830-GalaxyICS-KANG-beta4 (cm_tass-beta4.zip) from the site of GalaxyICS team.

4. Copy the downloaded file to the (root directory of) your sd-card.

5. Reboot your device to Custom Recovery (Press Home + Power Button).

6. [Optional but, Recommended] Do a Nandroid Backup of your current rom.

7. Choose Install Zip From Sd Card>>Choose Zip From SD Card option and then select the file (named:  cm_tass-beta4.zip ) you downloaded from above.

Note : If you are using RZ Recovery, choose Install Menu>>Select  cm_tass-beta4.zip you downloaded>>Select Wipe Data and Wipe Cache>>Choose Install  cm_tass-beta4.zip and wait till the rom is flashed.

8. Wait till the rom is flashed/installed on your device. Once done, Wipe Data and Wipe cache from recovery menu.

9. Reboot your device from your recovery main menu.

After you reboot your device, be patient and wait for few minutes since it will take some time during first boot. Once it successfully boots to the home-screen you can start enjoying latest CyanogenMod 9 Beta 4 custom rom on your Samsung Galaxy Pop/Mini GT-S5570.

This rom has many improved features and the music app has a lot of changes. Go through it's settings and explorer for a while. The sound is quite good and my phone is still at 70% charge since yesterday when I last charged my phone, so one can say battery is also quite good. And, there are many other things to explorer and test in the Settings too. Go through all of these and once you are done with enough exploration don't forget to share your excitement with us at the comments below.

Also, if you want to find out more about this rom Or, just want to say thanks or donate some amount to the developer then please do so at this development thread on xda-developers forums. Have a nice time, licking the latest Ice Cream Sandwich based CM9 :D.

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  1. But camra Don't Work :(

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  2. Extremely slow and laggy UI which is my biggest concern. Many small issues which I think are getting addressed. Not able to recognize the sd-ext partition. S2E shows blank in front of EXT label. Network signal does not show correct status. Lot of flickering while changing date or time. I don't see any improvement in any of the areas.
    I think this version of CM needs lot of work. I would like to wait for release candidate for CM 9.0.

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  3. Very laggy , slow . changing my rom AGAIN !

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  4. its good for now though ... if there are anymore battery / bug issues , i'll be back to another one . in the mean time , please recommend the best , stable-est and good-looking UI ROMs please

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  5. s2e and a2sd don't work with this rom yet. The developer will need to update their mod to support latest Android 4.0.3 software. For smooth UI try setting Windows Animations and Transitions Animation to Off in Development settings. That should help a lot.

    And, yes, it's your choice you can always wait for CM9 RC1

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  6. s2e and a2sd don't work with this rom yet. The developer will need to update their mod to support latest Android 4.0.3 software. For smooth UI try setting Windows Animations and Transitions Animation to Off in Development settings. That should help a lot.

    And, yes, it's your choice you can always wait for CM9 RC1.

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  7. It's fantastic. But I don't open the GalaxyICS Settings, because "
    Unfortunately, the application is stopped ", no one else had such?

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  8. ya same problem like seged89 GalaxyICS Settings, because "
    Unfortunately, the application is stopped ",

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  9. Everytime we install one of these updates, we loose all of our apps and configuration write?, its just that i installed that musicmod release yesterday, finished touching it up today to my taste, and saw this one that looks cool too..

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  10. It's a bug... Wait for it to be fixed.

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  11. Yes, you lose all your configuration. However, if you are worried about it then wait for next release when it will be more refined. It still isn't that awesome in performance.

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  12. hi man. I just follow the instructions and my galaxy mini stood when I installing the "cm_tass-beta4.zip" and said "Installation aborted" bla bla bla "Error in/tmp/sideloadpackage.zip" . And when i reboot system the display shows a black background and the word Android . so U know what is the problem? Thanks you very much

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  13. Check dat u have downloaded the file properly ... Bcoz ometimes in mediafire links the download interrupts in betwn ... Or try 2 download it again & Flah it .. After Dat wipe cache & data...

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  14. oh thanks Amey but I download the file several times and all the same #(

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  15. if your screen laggy when flash cm9 beta 4 try to overclock your phone to 710 mz or above..it can reduce it..

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  16. Camera not working
    Can it b fixed by any means?

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  17.  The download from galaxyics will expire within 1 hours so make sure your download is complete within that time. You can also use download manager such as Internet Download manager to make it work.

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  18. is it good or d prob of calling is still der? d on e i complained fr cm9 beta 3...

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  19. installation aborted (bad) please help.. T.T

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  20. Your zip is corrupted. Download it again. Remember the download link expires in 1 hour so make sure your bandwith is fast enough to complete the whole process within this time.

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  21. The phone is working fine and you can both receive and do a call.

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  22. I used CM9 Beta4, it is very slow n it needs lots of improvement. i m waiting for CM9 RC1.

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  23. can the patch circle and soft key be used of beta 3 fr dis version?

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  24. this also has the same problem the person talking to me on phone cannto hear my voice :(?
    plzz rpy wat to do????

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  25. n can u get link fr the soft keys and patch circle like beta 3???

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  26. Hi,

    I've flashed this cutom rom in my galaxy mini (after making a backup of the original system, android 2.3.6 by Samsung). It is working fine (except issues already commented). When I restore my backup the smartphone hangs up in the screen that shows model (Samsung Galaxy Mini GT-S5570).

    Is there anything I'm missing while restoring?. Anybody could help me, please?

    Thanks,
    Nali

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  27. I couldn't get what you mean when you said making a backup of original system. How did you do it? CWM recovery doesn't support backup and restore of stock firmwares.

    You can solve the problem by flashing a new firmware using Odin, If you don't want to do flashing then try wiping data and cache in recovery which should fix the problem.

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  28. Wait for CM9 Beta 5... There's nothing we can do at the moment.

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  29. Giorgos GeorgopoulosMarch 24, 2012 at 9:00 PM

    i have just flashed the rom , the camera is NOT working 

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  30. Hi,
    Once flashed recovery I made a backup of system currently installer in the phone. Do you mean that this backup is not recoverable?

    I've already tried wiping data and cache and formating system but with this backup phone does not boot.

    I'm going to look for a new rom to flash.

    Thanks, 
    Nali

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  31. Yes, if your backup is of stock rom then it probably is not recoverable. However, if you were using any custom rom then the backup will surely work at a later time too.

    And, yes, just flash a new firmware and you should be back to your original system (GB).

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  32. Yes, that's expected one. Wait for Beta 5 or more stable release.

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  33. Done.

    I flashed a official fop rom and Iwas be able to recover my old data.

    Thank you,
    Nali

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  34. HelloYagya, how are you? I have a question, and I think you can help me with that. I am using CM7, which uses gingerbread as base. If I flash this CM9 ROM, which has ICS as base, can I go back to CM7 later? Or will I have to flash stock ROM, then CWM and then the ROM again? Thanks and sorry for bothering u :)

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  35. hey, can we use any other apps to use to camera.....

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  36.  No, the problem currently is with the camera driver and libraries. So, no camera will work.

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  37. Rafael Fernandes, No need to flash stock firmware and then flash CWM again to switch from CM9 to CM7. If you did a nandroid backup of your rom before flashing CM9 then you can either simply restore it or flash CM7 and then wipe data and cache and reboot. That's all.

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  38. is the contact app can view contacts in sim card??

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  39. I'm not sure about it... But, probably it can't. YOu will need to import sim contacts to phone by using either a third party app likes sim2contacts or (the option within the contact app --if available).

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  40. Subanshusareen2710April 8, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    heyy is dis rally slow plz help and yagya plzz can u tell me d stablest ics rom for galaxy mini plzz really it would be helpful from ur side

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  41. No, not that slow. Just some time screen flickers and taht's all. ICS speed's is quite nice and this is the most stable ICS rom for galaxy mini till now.

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  42. Hello Yagya,

    I like your Blog.. You are doing Great job.

    Just wanted to tell you that Beta 7 (untested) for Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 is out(Please ignore if you already know that).. :))

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  43. Plzz I need ur help ... I've just installed this room on My Galaxy mini but it's not work !!! when I reboot my phone the Android 'name' stiil on the screen .. and it's couldn't start ..... plzz I need help  NB I had android 2.3.6 version befror

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  44. Unfortunately, you might have bricked your phone. Luckily, I did the same and it is now up and running gingerbread. I used 
    http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-mini-s5570/407866-tutorial-unbrick-mini-s5570-bricked-black-screen.html to unbrick it. Good Luck

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