Thanks to Team behind Cyanogen Mod as they have rejoiced Galaxy S4 Mini I9195 users and why not they should, as CM team had released Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based custom ROM for their phone. Cyanogen Mod 12.1 is based on AOSP Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with tons of additional features added. Though it is Alpha version but still it looks quite stable and can be used as daily driver. In Alpha stage mean that the developer are still working on it to add more features to this ROM in near future.
We tried our best to make the installation process easy for you by carefully writing a detailed step by step guide to install CM12.1 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop ROM on Galaxy S4 Mini I9195. Let me clear again that this is not official Android 5.1.1 firmware from Samsung, rather it is a custom ROM developed by developers for your phone to give it taste of latest Android OS.
This custom ROM is only for Galaxy S4 Mini I9195 and practicing it on any other Samsung devices can be very dangerous. Also you need to have your Galaxy S4 Mini I9195 fully rooted with custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed on it before you proceed with tutorial below.
- Make sure your Galaxy S4 Mini I9195 is 82% or more charged.
- It is highly recommended to have complete backup of all your important data.
How to Install CM12.1 (Alpha) Android 5.1.1 on Galaxy S4 Mini I9195
Step 1: Download the CM12.1 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Custom ROM and GAPPS for your Galaxy S4 Mini I9195 using above links and place the zip files on desktop.
Step 2: Connect your phone to your computer and transfer the download zip files to your phone SD card.
Step 3: Turn Off your phone and boot it to recovery mode.
Step 4: In recovery mode, first tap on “wipe data factory reset” option to perform a factory reset. Once this is completed, go to advanced options and select “wipe the cache” followed by “dalvik cache” options to clear the cache.
Step 5: Go back to main recovery menu and select “Install zip from sd card” followed by “choose zip from SD card” and select the ROM zip file you have transferred to SD card in Step 1.
Step 6: Use the above step again for GAPPS installation.
Step 7: Once the installation is completed, go back to main recovery menu and reboot your phone which might take few extra minutes for first reboot.