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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Unofficial CyanogenMod 7.2.0 RC1 By Mebitek For Galaxy Mini or Pop GT-S5570

This is unofficial cyanogenmod 7.2 RC1 version for Samsung Galaxy Mini or Pop GT-S5570 by mebitek, a developer from xda-forums. This rom is called unofficial cm 7.2 rc1, in the sense that heavily relies on official cyanogen mod 7.2 source but, is build/compiled by the developer himself only after very few minor modifications to improve stability and performance. Unlike CyanogenMod builds from squadzone, this rom doesn't adds any new features instead it fixes/solves any issues and refines those (features) that are available within the official CM 7.2 RC1 rom. This is one of the most stable custom rom available for galaxy mini. So, continue reading after the break as we look through this rom (and it's changes in details).

This unofficial cyanogen mod 7.2 rom is also known as pure cyanogen mod rom as it's compiled from original source code provided by cyanogen team. Talking about myself, I am a big fan of new features and hence, love cyanongemod builds by squadzone very much. However, his roms being added with experimental features have bugs and stability issues. Meantime, while I was thinking of looking for a stable rom, I heard form many users that mebitek's roms is quite stable and works flawlessly. And to my surprise, it indeed is one of the most stable custom rom ever developed for galaxy mini. I've been using this rom from last few days and haven't found any trace of bugs. The rom is fast in itself, has quite good battery life and is very stable. So, this is the only choice for those looking for stable custom rom.


Now, that we've heard the testimonial (:D), let's look into technical details and specifications of this latest version 1.2 of unofficial cm 7.2 rc1 update from mebitek.
CyanogenMod-7.2.0-RC1-tass-mebitek For Galaxy Mini GT-S5570
CyanogenMod-7.2.0-RC1-gt-s5570-mebitek

CHANGELOG :
  • Totally recompiled from scratch (source).
  • Implemented Sunfire-related fixes
  • Expand the build time GCC check to include 4.7.x
  • Kill off USB notification sound.
  • Make absolutely sure the keyboard is never shown over the dialer.
  • Bluetooth: Fixed problems with the SDP records
  • Fix call forwarding indication.
  • Don't cache toasts.
  • Fixed Phone app crash related to multiradio operation.
  • GPS: Set supl_host_set flag in loc_eng_set_server
  • GCC 4.7 now correctly implements the two-phase name lookup rules
  • Make Phone Toggler accept the same values as are configurable in the settings.
  • Telephony : added support for Samsung's real call parameter needed for in-call audio.
  • Audio System : support for Samsung's isSeperatedStream() function.
  • Wireless : Never save ap_scan setting to config file.
  • Lockscreen : Update quick unlock summary
  • Quick unlock : Fix bug
  • Allow theming of framework UI elements.
  • Policy : fix "Skip on security" functionality.
  • Added T9 Italian strings.
  • Externalize symbol picker options to resources
  • Pattern Unlock Screen : Battery status can be shown if desired.
  • Dialer : Fix initial state for t9 sort mode
  • IPsec-tools : racoon: introduce authentication method parameter
  • Policy : implement Motoblur-like fingerprint tactile feedback
  • ADW Laucncher : add sortable apps list for catalog setup.
  • Added a max SMS length option.
  • Add option to enable/disable the Ice Cream Sandwich rotation animation.
  • Updated translations.
So, there are the fixes the developer has done within this, CyanogenMod-7.2.0-RC1-tass-mebitek, rom. After a complete day of testing, I found most parts of the rom working great. As for example : the wifi works flawlessly, USB tethering can be enabled from with settings while Portable Hotspot feature is still not working, similarly, Google's Play Store and other apps work well (you'll need to flash gapps for gingerbread first), cyanogenmod settings are also free from flaw and to boost the performance this rom comes with the best CPU settings already enabled. With all these and many other fixes, this rom stands out to be most stable rom out there while lacking some awesome features such as soft buttons, status bar battery style, and more other customization options.
Well, then let's proceed with the installation of this rom on your galaxy mini or pop gt-s5570 smartphone. However, I've got some screenshots of this rom at this article; and if you want to take a look at it before actually trying it out check it out for sure.
Disclaimer : Do It At Your Own Risk!

Note : Those who have Gingerbread OS and any Custom Recovery installed on their device can skip Step 1 and Step 2. Also, those who have any custom rom installed can skip both Step 1 and 2.

2.Install any custom recovery available for Samsung Galaxy Mini/Pop. You may either have Clock Work Mod Recovery or RZ Recovery - any is fine.

3. Download Unofficial Cyanognemod 7.2 RC1 rom by mebitek from below :
4. Copy all the downloaded files to the (root directory of) your sd-card.

5. Reboot your device to Custom Recovery (Press Home + Power Button).

6. [Optional but, RecommendedDo a Nandroid Backup of your current rom.

7. Now flash chocobread v3.2 in recovery.
  • Choose Install Zip From Sd Card>>Choose Zip From SD Card option and then select the
    update-cm-7.2.0-RC1-tass-mebitek-v1.2-signed.zip file which you downloaded in step 3.
  • Note : If you are using RZ Recovery, choose Install Menu>>Select
    update-cm-7.2.0-RC1-tass-mebitek-v1.2-signed.zip>>Select Wipe Data and Wipe Cache>>Choose Install update-cm-7.2.0-RC1-tass-mebitek-v1.2-signed.zip and wait till the zip is installed.
8. When you've flashed the rom, Wipe Data and Wipe cache from recovery menu.

9. Reboot your device from your recovery main menu.

That's all to it. You've now successfully installed latest cyanogenmod 7.2 rc1 by mebitek on your samsung galaxy pop or mini gt-s5570 smartphone. Now, wait for few minutes until your device boots to your homescreen. Then, reboot your device to recovery again and flash latest Google Apps on it. You can get detailed instructions on flashing latest gapps at this article. When, done reboot and now your device is ready for use.

If  this is your first time flashing any custom rom, then you'll notice alot of changes within the rom. So, take your time and play with your galaxy mini to get adapted with the new system. However, if you are switching from some other cyanogenmod roms, you'll have no problems browsing through the system and you'll instantly notice that there's nothing much in here to look for. This rom is similar to other custom roms but varies in the sense that it is more stable and has improved performance. Anyway, explore through your device and enjoy using this android rom. Also, please share with me and others your thoughts about this rom, once you have played with this rom for enough period of time.

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