How To Update Galaxy S4 Mini LTE I9195 To CM11 M8 Android 4.4.4 KitKat Custom Firmware

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini LTE I9195 is a fantastic device launched in 2013. Now for the owners of Galaxy S4 Mini can update their device to Android KitKat 4.4.4 custom firmware. Samsung is yet to announce the official firmware, but for now you can update your device with CyanogenMod CM11 Android 4.4.4 M8 KitKat firmware. Follow this simple guide to learn how to install Galaxy S4 Mini LTE I9195 to CM11 M8 Android 4.4.4 KitKat custom firmware.

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Pre Requisites

  • First backup all your contacts, call logs and SMS.
  • Enable USB debugging mode from Settings->Applications->Development->USB debugging in your device.
  • Install latest Galaxy S4 Mini LTE I9195 USB drives on your computer.
  • The device must be rooted to install CM11 custom ROM.

How To Update Galaxy S4 Mini LTE I9195 To CM11 M8 Android 4.4.4 KitKat Custom Firmware

1.Download Android 4.4.4 CM11 M8 KitKat Custom ROM and Google Apps package on your PC.

2.Connect your device to computer and transfer the downloaded files to your internal SD card and make sure the files are in the SD card root.

3.Disconnect device from PC and turn off the device.

4.Now enter into bootloader mode by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together. 

5.Now enter into bootloader and go to recovery option. Here perform a full data wipe by selecting “wipe data/factory reset”, cache wipe by selecting “wipe cache partition” and also perform wipe dalvik cache .

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6.Now go to main screen and select “install zip from SD card”. Navigate using volume keys and select Android 4.4.4 ROM zip file that you copied to your SD card and select it using the Power button.

7.Same procedure (step 6 only) is applied for Google Apps package also.

8.After installations go back and reboot the device.

For the confirmation go to Settings>>About phone to verify the firmware update.

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