Cyanogen Mod 11 Android Firmware is finally released and for all those who are eagerly waiting to update can now install the same manually. The best part of this is that it comes with the state of the art features as it ropes in the KitKat 4.4 firmware. Unfortunately, Samsung won’t be coming out with this Kitkat 4.4 firmware citing hardware limitations. So before we proceed on to check on what is the detailed procedure, you need to check out on what are the detailed list of quick pre requisites which are mentioned below;
Quick Pre Requisites:
- All the data in your Galaxy GIO Android smartphone should be backed up with the help of below mentioned steps manually and not with the help of KIES.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
- Head over to the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging” in your Samsung Galaxy GIO so as to enable the USB Debugging Mode. Once the USB Debugging mode is enabled, you can then install the custom ROM firmwares.
Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible in any manner for any damage happened to your Galaxy GIO due to not following the instructions mentioned in the article.
Procedure to Update Galaxy GRAND GIO with KitKat 4.4.2 Android Firmware:
- Download Kitkat 4.4.2 Firmware Package and Google Apps package from here to your computer. Once downloaded, connect your phone to the computer with original USB cable and place the two zip files in your device.
- Up next, you need to disconnect the device to computer and open the ROM Manager app from Google PLAY Store to enter the device in Recovery Mode.
- Recovery Mode in Galaxy GIO S5660 can also be entered by pressing Volume Up + Home Key and holding these both buttons you now need to press the Power button. If the device boots in the normal mode, you now need to retry the process.
- In recovery mode, select options to clear and wipe the data present in your phone by selecting the options like “Clear Data” and “Wipe Cache”.
- Select “install zip from sd card” and then select the firmware zip file which you have placed in the device and then followed by the Google Apps Package. It will take around 4 -5 minutes to apply both the zip files in your device.
- Once done, select “go back” and choose the option of “reboot in normal mode” for rebooting the device normally. Please note that it may sometime take more than 4 -5 minutes for rebooting the device in the normal mode. Once the firmware is updated successfully, it will load all required services in the device.
- To check on whether the firmware is update or not, you need to head over to the path “Settings > About Phone” where the current firmware will be mentioned as Kitkat 4.4.2 firmware.
Note: If at all your Galaxy GIO gets in the boot loop sequence then you need to turn off the device and then reapply the update from the start. To turn off you can reinsert the battery or say you can long press the power button.
So there you go, you have now successfully learnt on how to update with the latest version of Kitkat 4.4.2 Android firmware. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the process of firmware update.