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.

50 Comments
  1. Reply Aravind March 8, 2013 at 10:23 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela March 9, 2013 at 3:06 pm

      we will try to come up for Spice MI300

    • Reply rohan biswa September 12, 2013 at 11:25 am

      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

  2. Reply dem ba February 28, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    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

  3. Reply Alabhya May 21, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    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..:)

  4. Reply Piyush August 26, 2011 at 7:05 pm

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

  5. Reply amit August 26, 2011 at 10:51 am

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

  6. Reply Sexydjb August 25, 2011 at 1:01 am

    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…

  7. Reply Srinivasan August 19, 2011 at 2:05 pm

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

  8. Reply Srinivasan August 19, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    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

  9. Reply Piyush August 9, 2011 at 4:59 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 11, 2011 at 11:36 am

      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!

  10. Reply Aditya July 21, 2011 at 1:52 pm

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

    • Reply Neal July 21, 2011 at 11:31 pm

      kindly follow the instructions which are mentioned above!

  11. Reply Roni July 18, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    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.

  12. Reply Piyush July 15, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    @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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep July 17, 2011 at 1:58 pm

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

      • Reply Piyush July 17, 2011 at 9:41 pm

        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

  13. Reply Dhruv July 12, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Android market does not start in mobile connection

  14. Reply Roni July 12, 2011 at 10:33 am

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

  15. Reply Aman June 23, 2011 at 11:35 am

    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

  16. Reply Akhil May 26, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    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

    • Reply Neal Pradeep May 26, 2011 at 2:53 pm

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

      • Reply Angad Uday June 6, 2011 at 9:39 am

        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 July 9, 2011 at 9:14 am

          @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

        • Neal Pradeep July 12, 2011 at 10:35 am

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

      • Reply Piyush July 9, 2011 at 9:18 am

        @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

        • Neal Pradeep July 10, 2011 at 1:10 pm

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

  17. Reply Sameer May 22, 2011 at 9:33 am

    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

  18. Reply syah May 3, 2011 at 8:56 am

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

  19. Reply normn May 2, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    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..

  20. Reply speedz April 28, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    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

  21. Reply Srinivasan April 28, 2011 at 1:25 pm

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

  22. Reply Anshul Gupta April 23, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    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…

  23. Reply Arun April 12, 2011 at 3:03 am

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

    • Reply Neal Pradeep April 12, 2011 at 4:46 am

      @arun yes you can update with the same!

  24. Reply ritin March 27, 2011 at 2:58 am

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

    • Reply Neal Pradeep March 27, 2011 at 8:35 am

      @ritin juz re do the procedure!

  25. Reply Franco March 25, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    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

  26. Reply stephen March 25, 2011 at 2:40 am

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

  27. Reply Shriyans March 17, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    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?

    • Reply Ashfaq August 30, 2011 at 2:53 am

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

  28. Reply krizzyla March 7, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    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.

  29. Reply Nick Ludgate March 4, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    uhhhhh, gingerbread is 2.3, not 3.0.

    • Reply Neal Pradeep March 5, 2011 at 5:37 am

      thanks for spotting the error, we will update the same

  30. Reply NeaL Pradeep February 15, 2011 at 3:18 pm

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

  31. Reply roller February 15, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    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

  32. Reply EnVy26 February 14, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Does this works on other phone too?

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