How to Update Spice MI 300 to Android 3.0 Gingerbread

Spice MI 300In India, the cheapest Android 2.2 version comes with a price tag of around 220$ (Rs. 9, 900) but what if i tell you that, at just Rs. 9, 500 you can own a Gingerbread mobile device? Yes, and the phone is Spice MI 300 which comes with Android 2.1 version out of the box, but with its great set of hardware, Cyanogen Mod has come out with an fully stable and operational Gingerbread 2.3 version build. Though it’s not a legal one as warranty gets void after doing so, but there is absolutely no harm in doing so as we will guide you on how safely you can install Gingerbread 2.3 on Spice MI 300. Actually this phone is nothing but Z71 model which is imported in India and is adopted by So, now you don’t have to be a serious technoholik to install this Cyanogen Mod for Spice MI 300, after all at Androidadvices, we believe in simplisizing things rather than complexing things.

Please note that it’s highly recommended to create a backup of all your phone data including contacts, messages and other data which is there on your phone as data will get lost in the process of updation. Also, it’s highly recommended to follow the below mentioned steps very carefully as if not followed properly, you might brick your device.

Procedure to install Gingerbread Cyanogen Mod ROM on Spice MI 300:

  • First of all it’s very important to update your device with the ROM of vendor and ensure that you are on Eclair 2.1 Android operating system. This one is very important as if you are not on Eclair 2.1 version before proceeding to upgrade, you will face network, Power On issues etc.
  • Next up, you will have to Root your device with the help of Z4Root and its recommended to choose Permanent Root than temporary root. Ensure that data connection is present on your phone as this software may download some additional components.
  • Next up, you will have to find the ROM Manager from the Android Market Place and need to install the same which is managed by the ClockworkMod and using this, install the latest version of ClockworkMod Recovery 2.5.1.3.
  • Now from your computer, you will have to download Cyanogen Mod for Spice MI 300 which is basically a Nightly build and copy the same in your device’s SD card.
  • After this you need to download Google Apps and copy this one too in your Spice MI 300’s SD card.
  • Now, from your mobile phone, start the ROM manager application and click on the option “Reboot in Recovery”. Once you choose this option, you will enter the ClockworkMod recovery, here you will have to select the Power button to go back.
  • After this, you will have to do “Wipe data/factory reset” as this will remove all sorts of cache files and other files which are of Eclair build.
  • Now, after this you will have to choose Zip from SD Card that is  cm_z71_full-24.zip first and then the second one gapps-gb-20110120-signed.zip.
  • After the processing and loading gets finished, you need to Reboot the device.

Do let us know if you face any problems in rooting the device or even installing the Cyanogen mod in your Spice MI 300.

  • Aravind

    Plz do tell me how to root my android 2.2 Spice mi310.I am in need.

    • Pradeep Neela

      we will try to come up for Spice MI300

    • rohan biswa

      i m also in ur situation and i m thinking that using the same method to root samsung and other device we can root it or if u got idea than hel me too

  • dem ba

    i have a mi-300 currently locked to a network in my country and if you place in a different sim, it doesn’t seem to work with all sort of error messages. Can anyone help on how to go about it and how to remove the restriction plssss

  • Alabhya

    i cant install a new custom rom…
    i had installed one.. during the installation i was not able to take a backup..
    so thats why i am not able to get back..
    please help me out
    my phone model no. is also changed to z71 so i cant even set up the software updater tool
    so please help me out!
    thanks..:)

  • Piyush

    Is anyone really building a custom gingerbread rom for spice mi 310??? Or should I sell my phone(Froyo sucks)!!!

  • amit

    pls tel me where i download google apps
    i have spice mi 300

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you are on which firmware version?

  • http://anyproblem.webs.com Sexydjb

    as Neal sir has given this tremendous method,There is a simpler and safer way though for the purpose too via app.
    I did this a number of times.
    Don’t go to the recovery mode, use the same app “rom manager” for the installing function too…

  • Srinivasan

    Further to my above comment I find everything in its place and will provide a feedback after enjpying the Ginger bread features.
    Thanks

  • Srinivasan

    Thanks.Now my phone has become Z71(not Mi300).How to go for applications now?
    So simple steps.A clear adherence to steps made me complete the job in a very short time(hours)
    Thanks once again

  • Piyush

    Any progress as far as Spice mi 310 is concerned please reply!!!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      we are waiting for the stable rom to arrive, we are in constant touch with this issue as soon as it arrives we will surely come up with the same!

  • Aditya

    Hey! I did the whole procedure but the phone is not starting now.. ??

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal

      kindly follow the instructions which are mentioned above!

  • Roni

    hey i have rooted my spice mi310 successfully,but the problem is that many games like heros of sparta ,etc,wont fit myscreen size i.e,they are too big .All the games work perfectly but resolutionis too big ,is there a way to lower the resolution????,i tried android sdk but didnt help.

  • Piyush

    @Neal I know its very difficult to find a working version of gb for mi 310 but is there anyway for making it look like gb like the black notification bar. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
    Piyush

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      we are trying to find an update, as soon as we get the same we will keep you posted!

      • Piyush

        I found on xda that they successfully installed clockworkmod that they ported for mi 310. If you are interested then I shall post that link here. Also I found there is only 1 cm7 mod with lots of bugs on xda. Anyway thanks for your reply.
        Piyush

  • Dhruv

    Android market does not start in mobile connection

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      are you able to access internet?

  • Roni

    pls pls can some one how to make gingerbread work on spice mi 310..pls pls pls…………………………………………

  • Aman

    Thankyou….

    Now i’m using latest stable version of 2.3 GB for z71.
    Although the 2.1 eclair was runnig fine and also i was using latest and launcher like Go launcher & Go Apps.
    But i was missing app to sd feature and truly disliking the white status bar…

    Now i’m happy and enjoying the new 2.3…… Now my phone realy doesn’t look like spice mobile and have no traces of useless apps by spice.

    I’m using mi-300.

    Go and find latest at

  • Akhil

    Hey i have a variant of this phone spice mi 300 … Mine is a spice mi 310 or also known as cls blueberry mi 320 here is the link http://www.spiceglobal.com/SpiceMobiles/Model.aspx?Id=187

    can you help me install a custom mod like cynogen or miui please

    thanks
    Akhil

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      sure @akhil we have taken down the request! stay tuned to androidadvices!

      • Angad Uday

        I too own a spice mi 310
        i am already rooted
        Pls help me out with installing a custom rom and also pls provide me a link for rom as popular mods like cyanogen do not support it.
        Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Abhijeet

          @Neal did you found any updates(gingerbread OS) for this(MI 310) as you said you have taken the request on May 26th and today its 9th July. Please post a link. I beg you to please please find a working update 10000x”please”.
          Thanks in advance do reply!!.
          Abhijeet

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

            we are working on it, we understand the feelings behind that!

      • Piyush

        @Neal did you found any updates(gingerbread OS) for this(MI 310) as you said you have taken the request on May 26th and today its 9th July. Please post a link. I beg you to please please find a working update 10000x”please”.
        Thanks in advance do reply!!.
        Piyush

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

          really sorry piyush that we couldn’t process your request but be rest assured we will soon come up with one article!

  • Sameer

    Hi,
    Thanks for the steps. I was wondering what would the steps be if i wanted to move back to the official ROM, once I have installed cyanogenMOD.

    thanx

  • syah

    after update, SD Card always unexpected remove.. how to solve?

  • normn

    cm z71 full 57 (nightly) are available now at cyanogen the stable update-cm-7.0.2-Z71-signed.zip too,at http://www.cyanogenmod.com/devices/z71-variants..hav’nt tryout….yet..

  • speedz

    guys google cyanogen mod and join there in the z71t section all will help you just make a topic! the spice mi300 is a copy of z71 and many phones are copy of it section

  • Srinivasan

    Same problem .I had extracted zipfiles using pc to sd also.
    Reboots in regular factory default spice MI300

  • Anshul Gupta

    Hi Neal,
    I am not able to understand step 6 properly, because when I get into recovery mod phone restart and get freezes n continue to display spice logo, please help me to understand this…

  • Arun

    Hey. http://download.cyanogenmod.com/?type=nightly&device=z71 The latest nightly build is 38. Can I apply the same procedure for that too?

    • Neal Pradeep

      @arun yes you can update with the same!

  • ritin

    when i get into recovery mod it stucks and freezes and just continue to display spice,need help

    • Neal Pradeep

      @ritin juz re do the procedure!

  • Franco

    hi, tried to install the cyanogen from rom manager, but when I cannot get into recovery mode. it freezes when it tries to start to recovery mode. any idea? thanx

  • stephen

    yes i do face the same problem wat shriyans mentioned above , even i dont find an option lik you said !!

  • Shriyans

    I have rom manager 3.0.0.1 and download ClockworkMod Recovery 2.5.1.3..img and copied it in recovery folder of Clockworkmod……but after i choose reboot in recovery …i dont get an option of choosing any zip file from sd…insted …..it gives option for update.zip from SD…..m totally stuck…..i have even tried renaming Cyanogen Mod for Spice MI 300 file to update….but thn it gives error (E signature cant be verified…or smthing)…and thn it gets aborted ….wht do i do?

    • Ashfaq

      hey this method is wrong ,i m facing d same problem then i found new trick .almost same to this,,,

  • krizzyla

    Is there a way to install Skype with video on this phone please comment if anybody tried it. Its on sale in my country I don’t have idea if this will work with Skype with video just like in china.

  • Nick Ludgate

    uhhhhh, gingerbread is 2.3, not 3.0.

    • Neal Pradeep

      thanks for spotting the error, we will update the same

  • NeaL Pradeep

    @roller try to root first and then try to flash it again, it should work

  • roller

    i can’t flash my phone…
    there’s a problem when i start the phone..
    when i flash it..an error came out..
    it show “enter recovery mode” but cant do nothing at all

  • EnVy26

    Does this works on other phone too?