Samsung Galaxy GIO GT-S5660m comes with Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. This stock ROM from Google comes with many prebundled Google and Samsung apps which make your handset feel slower as the time goes. You can install a custom ROM to control how to put in and how would be the behavior. And what about installing Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean in it and still get a faster experience than before? Yep, that’s possible. CyanogenMod, an open source custom ROM for Android has made that possible. Backed by a huge community, CynagoneMod is the most popular custom ROM for Android handsets. You can install CyanogenMod 10.1, which is in fact Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and is very lean and mean by default. It comes with few Google stock apps and would seem faster than before. I have installed it myself and wanted to post a blog on it. So here it is.
- Backup your contact list. You can simply copy/move them to your SIM card or in any other place/s.
- You can copy/backup your photos, music, videos, etc. to your computer as a precaution. They wouldn’t be harmed in the subsequent processes, but who knows? If anything goes wrong, then the odds may play against you.
Now, follow the procedures described below:
- Now download ClockWorkMod 188.8.131.52 from this link. This would act as the intermediary operating system handling your root processes and recovery options. Copy it to your MicroSD card. Remember: You DO NOT need to unzip it. Copy it to MicroSD as it is in zip format.
- Download CyanogenMod 10.1 for Galaxy GIO from this link. Like the previous one, copy it to MicroSD card as it is without unzipping it.
Now, as you’ve downloaded and copied the two files needed, you’re ready to install CyanogenMod 10.1 on your Samsung Galaxy GIO GT-S5660m. Just follow the procedures given below:
- Switch off your phone.
- Press Home+Power Off buttons together until your phone tends to boot up again. This would take you to recovery mode.
- You will see a few options in recovery mode. You can scroll them using Volume up/down button and select them using the Home key.
- Now scroll down to wipe data/factory reset and confirm it by selecting Yes from the next page that appears.
- Now scroll down to wipe cache partition and confirm it by selecting Yes from the page that appears.
- Now select apply update from sdcard and confirm it. A page would appear with some options. Select cwm-184.108.40.206-ItachiSan-ext4only.zip by scrolling up/down and confirm it.
- Now do number 4 and 5 from this list again. It’s necessary.
- Now select install zip from sdcard.
- Select cm-10.1.6-GT-S5660-gio.zip from the page that appears. Confirm it by selecting Yes from the page that appears.
- Wait until you see that the process is completed.
- Now do number 4 and 5 steps again.
- Finally, reboot your phone. You can select reboot your phone option from the recovery menu.
CyanogenMod 10.1 (Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean) is now installed on your phone. It would take some time to boot. Then it will show options to configure your phone. It would give you a choice sync your phone with your Google account. You can do them or ignore them, that’s up to you.