The Android community hasn’t forgotten the Samsung Vibrant SGH-T959, because the smartphone is able to run latest Google mobile operating system, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean based custom ROM, the CyanogenMod 10 (CM10) has been arrived for the Samsung Vibrant, thanks to XDA developer member go_l_den.
Just like other CM10 builds, this build is also in development stage and has bugs like you can’t mount SD card to your PC. However other features are working fine, so if you want to taste Jelly Bean and own a Samsung Vibrant, it’s a best solution for you.
Read on how to install CyanogenMod 10 on your Samsung Vibrant, make sure that ClockworkMod recovery installed on your Samsung Vibrant and also make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or get damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download the CyanogenMod 10 (cm10_devil-V6.zip, 137.03 MB), required kernel (Devil3_1.0.3_datadata_vibrant_CFS_BLN_VC_20120725.zip, 6.4 MB) and CyanogenMod 10 Addons (cm10_addons_devil-V5.zip, 91 MB).
Step #2: Place all .zip files to the internal SD card of your Vibrant.
Step #3: Turn the smartphone off.
Step #4: Reboot phone into recovery mode by holding down volume up, volume down and power buttons (Note: In recovery mode use volume keys to navigate and power button to select).
Step #5: In recovery mode, create a nandroid backup of your current ROM, it’s important because if anything not work out that you expect from this ROM, you’ll be able to easily revert back to your current state. To create backup select “Backup and Restore”, and then select “Backup” again.
Step #6: Perform full wipe, first select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen then select Mounts and storage > Format /system, then confirm action, after that select Wipe cache partition and confirm the action, lastly from the main menu, select Advanced then select Wipe Dalvik cache and confirm the action.
Step #7: If you’re coming from a previous version of this ROM, proceed follow following steps otherwise not:
- Delete the /data/sys-parts folder
- Select Wipe cache partition and confirm action.
- Select Advanced>Wipe Dalvik Cache and confirm action.
Step #8: Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” and locate the downloaded thecm10_devil-V6.zip file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation. Wait till installation complete.
Step #9: Once again, repeat the last step to install Devil3_1.0.1_datadata_vibrant_CFS_BLN_VC_20120722.zip.
Step #10: Now once again repeat the step 8 to install addons cm10_addons_devil-V5.zip.
Step #11: Return to main menu, then select Advanced > Fix permissions, it will fix the file permissions.
Step #12: From the main menu, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”
Step #13: If you face status error, proceed following steps:
- Download the Icy Glitch V14 kernel (CM9-vibrantmtd-Glitch-V14-B6.zip, size: 5.0 MB) and transfer it to the internal SD card.
- Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” and locate the downloaded Icy Glitch V14 kernel file that you’ve transferred.
- Don’t reboot, return to Advanced and select Reboot Recovery.
- Once again, proceed step 7 to step 12.
That’s it, you’re done, enjoy Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Do comment below for queries.
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