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How to get HTC Sense 4.0 feel on Galaxy Mini/Pop GT-S5570(Minisense v4 ROM)


Love the HTC sense layout?Feel like making your Samsung device look like htc sense 4.0?Then this is what you need.Team thunder of Xda has done an amazing job by making a Custom Rom for our mini which has complete feel of Htc Sense and the best part of it all-Its Stable!It is based on cyanogenmod 7.2 and is very smooth and fast.It also has the Adrenaline script working and has HTC keyboard, launcher, lockscreen, themes, widgets and many such tweaks that give you a complete feel of HTC stock ROMS.

Changelog v4

  • Upgraded to sense 4.0 looks (htc rom’s android 4 based stock roms are called sense 4.0)
  • Squadzones kernel
  • Now the keyboard is htc-keyboard (blurry character bugs are solved)
  • Base completely updated to latest sources and latest new features
  • Droid wall(firewall for android)
  • You can install apps on sd card by using settings (go to:settings->cyanogenmod settings->applications->install location and then select externel , dont install any a2sd scripts)
  • ROM is very smooth and performing like never before
  • Scripts updated and modded
  • And many tweaks as usual for performance,battery backup and hw acceleration

So go ahead and flash the latest version of Mini sense which is Mini Sense v4 by following the instructions below:

  1. Download required files and updates from below :
  2. Copy the downloaded files to the (Root directory of) your sd-card.
  3. Reboot your device to Custom Revovery (Press Home + Power Button).
  4.  Do a Nandroid Backup of your current ROM.
  5. Now from recovery main menu and select Wipe Data option.
  6. Confirm data wipe by selecting Yes.
  7. Clear Cache and from advanced options clear Dalvik cache as well.(Optional)
  8. Now flash this android 2.3.8 Gingerbread based MIUI rom using clockwork mod recovery. Follow these steps :
    • Choose Install Zip From Sd Card option.
    • Select Choose Zip From SD Card option.
    • Now select minisense_v4.zip.  downloaded in step 3.
    • Confirm the installation and wait till the rom is installed on you handset.
    • Again choose install zip from sd card and select minisense_v4__workin_wifi_fix.zip
  9. Flash Latest Google Apps for Gingerbread  in CWM recovery.
    • Choose Install Zip From Sd Card option.
    • Select Choose Zip From SD Card option.
    • Now select the gapps-gb-20110114-signed.zip file which you downloaded.
    • Confirm the installation and wait till the zip is installed on your mini.
  10. Reboot your device from your recovery main menu.

To watch a video of this ROM working watch this video.

You have successfully flashed Mini sense v4 on your mini and you are now ready to feel what it is like to use Sense 4.0!!!

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How to get default camera app working in ICS ROMs in Galaxy Mini/Pop GT-S5570


Hey mini users!Here is a great news for you all!If you were not using the ICS custom ROMs for mini because of the camera not working then you have to wait no more as our recognized developer Marcin just made his work on the camera pen in github and Rohan007 modified it for our mini!Just follow these steps and get the working camera for your mini.

1.Flash any custom ROM running on ics.For suggestion read this article “ICS ROMs for Galaxy Mini/Pop Gt-S5570“.

2.Then apply this patch by antibill OS from here.

3.Download the camera.apk by Rohan007 from here and simply install it just like any other apk.

4.Open the camera app and start taking your pics and they would certainly feel much better on ICS…!!!

Happy Flashing folks!

ICS ROMs for Galaxy mini/pop Gt-S5570


Galaxy mini users are having an exciting time these days and fortunately i am one of them.Why?Because of the number of ICS Roms that are now available for our low end device.So,here is a list of top ICS Roms for galaxy mini with links.

1.Cyanogenmod 9 beta 7

The best ICS Rom out there , in fact maybe the best Rom out there.Very smooth,with the charm of ICS and the best part of it all even the camera works now,that is,the night vision camera.So get going download it now from here.For the camera patch go here and download nightvision camera from the play store.And if you are experiencing any problems with the ROM apply this patch.

Working:

  • boot
  • GSM (phone/messages/GPRS/EDGE/3G)
  • Wifi
  • Bluetooth
  • HW acceleration (full)
  • Sound
  • Headphones
  • GPS
  • All sensors (proximity, roration etc)
  • CyanogenMod settings (not all, it’s not fully merged by CyanogenMod team, not my fault)
  • Market (now you can download all apps available for Gio with GB)
  • Fixed animations (now it looks so good)
  • Facebook sync
  • Buttons backlight
  • BLN support
  • GMail fully works
  • Browser fully works
  • ICS keyboard
  • Games – works as smoothly as on Gingerbread
  • YouTube
  • Deep sleep
  • Wifi signal indicator
  • Native Android mass storage
  • Without flickering
  • Almost working HW video acceleration
  • Smooth YT (LQ right now)
  • Live Wallpapers

Not working/Known bugs:

  • Video recording
  • Stock Camera

2.AOKP miestone rev 2

Its Android Open Kang Project for our mini! And that too fully working.It is fast,with beautiful wallpapers and the native AOKP Rom control option.

What is NOT working:

1) Native Camera not working but nightvision does.
2) H/W video decoding not working (need OMX libs)

# Don’t enable honeycomb lock screen. You will not be able to unlock the phone.
# Don’t add power saver toggle on power menu, it will cause you device to restart when long pressing power button!
# You don’t have to wipe data if you flash over my AOKP. Only wipe if you upgrade from CM9 / anything older than 4.0.4

3.Mini s3 v2

S3 on our mini.That’s right.This ROM runs on CM9 base with Touchwizz 5 prime as the launcher and truly s3 like appearance.It’s a delight to use it.As fast as CM9 with all the features of CM9 as well.DOwnload it from here.And apply the patches listed for CM9 here also in order to get the best performance.But if you are a die hard gamer and a heavy multitasking user i would recommend you to not to use this.

Changelog : MiniS3 v2

  • Updated to the newest ICS or CM9 sources.
  • Updated SSugest
  • Updated Flipboard
  • Theme pre-installed
  • Launcher pre-installed

What Works

Same as Cm9 beta 7.

Finally,How to install these ROMS,

  • Disclaimer : Do It At Your Own Risk!
    1. Download required files and updates from below :
    2. Copy the downloaded files to the (Root directory of) your sd-card.
    3. Reboot your device to Custom Revovery (Press Home + Power Button).
    4. [Optional but, Recommended] Do a Nandroid Backup of your current ROM.
    5. Now from recovery main menu and select Wipe Data option.
    6. Confirm data wipe by selecting Yes.
    7. Now flash this android 4.1.1 jellybean based cyanogenmod 10 rom using clockwork mod recovery. Follow these steps :
      • Choose Install Zip From Sd Card option.
      • Select Choose Zip From SD Card option.
      • Now select cm_tass-ota-eng.08042012.zip downloaded in step 3.
      • Confirm the installation and wait till the rom is installed on you handset.
    8. Flash Latest Google Apps for ICS in CWM recovery.
      • Choose Install Zip From Sd Card option.
      • Select Choose Zip From SD Card option.
      • Now select the Gapps-06-07-12-signed.zip file which you downloaded in step 3.
      • Confirm the installation and wait till the zip is installed on you handset.
    9. Reboot your device from your recovery main menu.

For any problems report in the comment section and you will get an instant reply!!!

Root almost all Android devices using Unlock Root


What exactly is “rooting”?

Android is based on Linux. On Linux and other UNIX-like operating systems, the root user is equivalent to the Administrator user on Windows. The root user has access to the entire operating system and can do anything. By default, you don’t have root access to your Android device, and certain apps won’t function without root access.

With root access, you can disable the bloatware that comes with your phone, manually deny app permissions, run a firewall, access the entire file system, or tether your device, even if tethering functionality has been disabled. You’ll find many apps that require root access in the Google Play store (formerly known as the Android Market), although they won’t function until you root your device.

Unlock Root and how to root your device using it

Rooting, the word that sends a chill down the spines of noobs but now there is nothing to worry about folks because this is just the right thing you need, Unlock Root.Simple to use or rather the simplest way to root your android device out there.Unlock Root is a tool that can successfully root and unlock not just one or a handful of Android devices from the same manufacturer but many from different manufacturers. Currently, Unlock Root can root about 250 different handsets from major handset manufacturers such as HTC, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Asus, Acer, Huawei, Dell, and Samsung, as well as from other less-known manufacturers.So, there are 99.9% chances that you’re device is in that bagful of supported devices.The only problem is that it currently supports only Android 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3 but support for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is also fast gaining ground.

So,get going now and read the instructions given below to successfully root your beast, your android device and unleash its full capabilities.

Requirements

1.First and foremost you need to install the USB drivers of your device on your computer.These are available on your manufacturer’s website and can be downloaded.

2.Unlock Root works only on WINDOWS  (sorry,linux and mac users).So, your computer must be running XP/Vista/7.

Instructions

  1. Download the Unlock Root software. Get it straight from the developer’s website.
  2. Enable USB Debugging mode on your device. You can do this by going to Settings > Applications > Development on your device.
  3. Connect your device to your PC using a USB cable.
  4. Run “UnlockRoot.exe”. Wait for your handset to be automatically detected.
  5. Choose your device from the list of autodetected devices.
  6. Click the Root button to start the rooting process.
  7. Wait for it to complete the installation, after which you’ll be greeted with a message saying your device has been successfully rooted.Do not unplug your device before that.
  8. After the rooting process, simply reboot your device for the changes to take effect.

Voila!Your device is rooted successfully.To test it download any app that requires root permissions like titanium backup or link2SD.

And yes, do tell me whether it worked for your handset or not and comment if you are having any sort of problems.

How to install Clockworkmod Recovery on Galaxy Mini/Pop GT-S5570



Clockworkmod recovery is an alternate recovery that has many added options such as backup and restore your roms i.e,make a nandroid backup of your ROM along with all its apps and setting, wipe dalvik cache, partition sdcard memory and many more handy options. So,here is the process of installing/flashing clockworkmod recovery on your galaxy mini.
So, first of all if you want to flash clockwork mod recovery then you need to have gingerbread operating system on your Samsung galaxy Pop/Mini gts5570 smart phone because CWM recovery is not compatible with Froyo rom on galaxy pop phone.. Once you are done please follow the instruction below carefully to successfully flash CWM recovery in your galaxy pop/mini smart phone.And as always iam not responsible if this bricks your phone but be free to comment and clear your problems if you have any.
Before you begin please make sure your battery has at least 70% of charge.
 2. Run Odin Multi downloader v4.38 and select the Tass_v1.ops by clicking OPS button.
3. Select One Package Option and Click One Package button and select the tass-recovery-cwm.tar file you downloaded.
 Leave other settings to default (i.e. don’t change any other options/settings)
4. When you are done reboot your phone in download mode (Press Volume Down + Home + Power button to go to download mode)
5. Connect your phone in download mode to your computer via USB Cable.
6. When Odin detects your phone (If you see a com port number written in yellow background at the top left, then your phone is detected.), click Start button.
7. Wait till Odin finishes the job (approx. 3-5 minutes) and when it reports ‘PASS’, you can disconnect your phone.
Go to the recovery mode (Press Home + Power button) and see your new recovery with tons of useful options. Now that you have CWM recovery you will be able to do just more than nandroid backups. You can also partition your sdcard as well as flash a custom rom on your galaxy pop and the best part of it all is that it is now even available in the touch version.So,go ahead and experiment with various options. But, be very careful while doing this as this indeed very risky but once done it is going to be invaluable for you.