Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware: This is How to Install?

1175515_520929347989676_759599250_nThe Third party providers are ahead in releasing Android 4.4 Kitkat on the Galaxy series. Off lately, Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM was released on GS3 Mini on CyanogenMod 11.

 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Galaxy S3 Mini

The developers of CyanogenMod 11 made the update from Android 4.4 to Android 4.4.2 customised ROM for GS3 Mini with the changes mentioned below:

  • ·         GPS and A- GPS
  • ·         Sensors and Compass
  • ·         2D/ 3D acceleration of hardware
  • ·         Wi-Fi  as well as Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and LE
  • ·         Glonass Navigation
  • ·         Processor sleep mode
  • ·         Native tethering
  • ·         High Quality YouTube
  • ·         CyanogenMod 11 services
  • ·         Offline charging
  • ·         No 1GHz bug
  • ·         Camera and video streaming
  • ·         WI-FI Direct
  • ·         Kernel Version 3.0.101



  1. 1.      GT – I8190 Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
  2. 2.      Go for manual backup of your private details, files and settings
  3. 3.      Ensure battery is more than 50%
  4. 4.      Root the device and launch Clockwork Mod customised recovery
  5. 5.      Allow USB debugging mode. Go for Settings > Applications > Development as well as USB Debugging
  6. 6.      Download and launch the USB driver for S3 Mini on the system
  7. 7.      Download CyanogenMod 11 and apps package of Google on the computer


  1. 1.      Connect the device with the computer via USB cable.
  2. 2.      Copy the Google Apps pack and Cyanogen Mod 11 to SD card of the device
  3. 3.      Remove the phone and switch it off
  4. 4.      Reboot it in the recovery mode by pressing Volume up + power + home, till Samsung logo comes
  5. 5.      In the recovery mode, make Android backup and choose backup and restore. You can restore the saved ROM anytime.
  6. 6.      Make a full wipe on the phone. Select wipe data and factory reset, wipe cache and choose advanced > wipe Dalvik cache
  7. 7.      Install the Cyanogen Mod 11 from the install zip of SD card and select zip from SD card, select firmware and choose installation.
  8. 8.      After the installation reboot the system
  9. 9.      The phone will reboot and take around 5 minutes to start


Now your device runs on the Android 4.4.2 Kitkat with the Cyanogen Mod11 customised ROM

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Scoop: The Mini Version To Have A New Variant With A NFC Feature



Samsung Galaxy SIII is going through a NFC patch job and would be hatching in UK market very soon. Samsung Galaxy  SIII NFC feature lets you transfer files between smartphones equipped with S -Beam. This is how it exactly happens, when you bring the compatible phone closer, the two handsets shake hands and establish a WiFi link with each other. Then the data is zoomed back and transfer of your file takes place in a jiffy.

Except NFC the new Samsung Galaxy S III mini would sport  a 4-inch Super AMOLED display with WVGA resolution. There will be 5-megapixel camera and it would run on Android 4.1.

NFC Samsung Galaxy SIII mini would hit UK stores by the end of January but its price is still not disclosed. We are expecting that it would be a little heavier on the pocket as compared to its previous variant, due to NFC feature.

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