Samsung Galaxy mini S5570 – Steps to Install Cyanogen mod 9 ICS 4.0.3 Firmware

Galaxy mini LogoSamsung Galaxy mini S5570 users can now easily update their phones with the latest beta 7 version of ICS Android 4.0.3 firmware with the help of some simple steps which we will be checking out in the due course of this article. Please be informed that this is not an official firmware update released by Samsung Electronics and also there won’t be any official updates for this device which is a very unfortunate event. But not to worry as constant coverage on updates can be found over here on Android Advices. Since it’s a beta firmware, there will be some bugs, but as in when the time progresses, we will get to see many updates which will fix the issues if at all there are any. Please note that this firmware will only work on the rooted devices.


  • boot
  • GSM (phone/messages/GPRS/EDGE/3G)
  • Wifi
  • Bluetooth
  • HW acceleration (full)
  • Sound
  • Headphones
  • GPS
  • All sensors (proximity, roration etc)
  • CyanogenMod settings (not all, it’s not fully merged by CyanogenMod team, not my fault)
  • Market (now you can download all apps available for Gio with GB)
  • Fixed animations (now it looks so good)
  • Facebook sync
  • Buttons backlight
  • BLN support
  • GMail fully works
  • Browser fully works
  • ICS keyboard
  • Games – works as smoothly as on Gingerbread
  • YouTube
  • Deep sleep
  • Wifi signal indicator
  • Native Android mass storage
  • Without flickering
  • Almost working HW video acceleration
  • Smooth YT (LQ right now)
  • Live Wallpapers

Change log of Beta 7:

  • New Adreno200 libraries for ICS
  • Fast and smooth system
  • Live Wallpapers working – won’t slow down your system, like on Gingerbread! (I’m using Phase Beam, it’s beautiful)
  • Gallery and calculator fully working all the time
  • Gmail working without any problem
  • Browser working really good (smooth and fast)
  • All apps with graphic problems, like Power amp, now working without any
  • Updated AOSP/CM9 sources
  • (development info) New gralloc and hwcomposer
  • Updated Macław’s audio libriaries

Disclaimer: Neither we, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.

Rooting Information: For applying this ICS Cyanogen mod 9 update, you need to root the device and once you root the device, the warranty will get lost. The only way with which you can regain the lost warranty is by reapplying the official update.

Pre Requisites:

  • All the data present in your Samsung Galaxy mini S5570 handset should be backed up only with the help of below mentioned options. Don’t make use of KIES to back up the data as KIES won’t support the custom ROM firmwares. In the process of the firmware update, there is a possibility that the data may get lost or corrupted.

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

  • Minimum charge left in the device should be at least 60% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • Disable all the antivirus suites in your computer and uninstall the same in your device as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.
  • Enable the USB Debugging in Galaxy mini S5570 from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked as shown in the below screen capture.

USB Debugging

  • Irrespective of the current firmware you are ON, you need to ensure that you have rooted the same as this firmware can only be applied on the rooted firmwares.

So, once you finish following all the above mentioned instructions you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed list of tutorial which you need to follow so as to update your Galaxy mini S5570.

  • byron

    i tryied to install the update…after that i tryied to reboot..when reboot started the samsung logo appeared but the phone didnt rebooted…is just stayied at the same stage(logo) again….what can i do plz help!!!

    • Pradeep Neela

      you need to clear the cache from the recovery mode

  • nikunj

    I am cool

  • Aankitsugandhi

    Hey camera working in ics?? pls help me out

  • Iumarabbas

    Bluetooth Not Working……

  • Raghu

    hey my galaxy mini showing white screen after update, what should i do? i followed every step correctly but phone not responding, i tried to install again n again but just white screen appeared…. pls help me out

    • Archy

      I recommend you re-install the earlier releases of android. Same thing happened to my phone, tried installing earlier releases of cyanogen, same result.

      • Pradeep Neela

        yes you can install the same again!

  • samad

    can you move apps to sd in this rom????????

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes you can move the apps!

      • Pranav

        After Installing, A White Screen Appears and Gets Stuck there….. i tried to install it thrice……..plz help!!!!

  • hims

    does the camera work.?????????

  • Raghu

    hi neel… as u told in the article for applying this firmware the device should be rooted, can u pls tell me how root my galaxy mini s5570 with XWKT7 2.3.6

  • chichi

    after i reset my galaxy mini i have problem now on my android market before automatic install on google play but now automatic install on indiroid, this program doesnta intall updated yahoo messenger not same as google play you can search and instal everything.. please help me wat to do

  • Siva Ganesh

    If anyone had a problem saying “Couldn’t find the”

    Install “Clockwork Mod”(allow as Super user and also rename the as )

  • Raghu

    hi.. is this update works for galaxy pop s5570…???? am from india.

  • Dolapo

    Thanks for the update information however the ics cant b downloaded free. pls can u help with this? Thanks


    What are the other features of this update like battery life, icons, calendar etc..?


    Is this update suitable for Indian users I.e galaxy pop users?

  • amit

    brother neal from now on please be sure about whatever you are going to post, i dont want to blame anyone its my fault that i went for unofficial, i lost my Rs 8500 phone, i used this phone for just 5 months…sad day indeed

    • From Ghana

      Have you fixed your phone yet? I think you have not lost it, you can always flash it with another rom or go back to the stock rom anytime. Let me know

  • Vikas Rakha

    plz inform when an update with working camera is available

  • amit

    my phone is rooted so i cant send this to service centre as i already void my warranty..pls help asap i m in big problem

    • Amit Bhawani

      You can any a time go back to the stock firmware by searching for the same and then visit the service center.

    • Ankit

      so use the unroot software……….and unroot your phone ….
      just serch in google… to unroot my gelexy(yor model) phone….

      then unroot your phone…so esay…..

  • amit

    hey my galaxy mini showing white screen after update, what should i do? i followed every step correctly but phone not responding, i tried to install again n again but just white screen appeared..pls help

  • Amit

    i want ICS for my galaxy pro7510 …..

  • Amit

    what are the functions will not work after this update?

  • IDontHack

    Does the camera work?
    and how can i back-up this rom with all my apps so i can change back to 2.3 if i have to?

    • Pradeep Neela

      no not as of now as per the developer!

  • krish

    where is link to download

    • Pradeep Neela

      its there in the article!

      • misbah

        Any does camera work ?? ….. Wt about bugs ?

  • misbah

    Can u pls give me a pic. Of how this frmwre look like….and is this ubtested i mean it can harm my device ?