Users of Samsung Electronics Co.’s (KRX:005935) Galaxy S Advance I9070 can now update their handsets to the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat by flashing a new build of the Carbon custom ROM, which is developed based on the new Android version.
The carbon ROM, which is claimed to be a stable build, brings the KitKat update to the Galaxy S Advance I9070 with stock Android experience and many other under-the-hood features of the ROM, according to Team Android.
Being an unofficial firmware, the Carbon ROM requires a custom recovery such as ClockworkMod in order to install the software and Google Apps zip files on the phone.
Check out the tutorial below to flash the custom ROM on the Galaxy S Advance I9070 using Odin.
Note: International Business Times cannot be held responsible if anything goes wrong. Users should proceed at their own risk.
Points To Remember
- This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 handsets.
- The device must be rooted and have ClockWorkMod Recovery installed.
- Back-up all the data in your phone properly.
- The device must have at least 80 percent battery power.
- The USB driver must be installed for the device in your PC.
- Enable USB Debugging via Setting > Developer options > USB Debugging.
- If the device gets stuck on booting or experiences a boot loop issue, perform wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache a few more times before rebooting.
Step 1: Download Carbon custom ROM for the Galaxy S Advance.
Step 2: Download Google Apps package.
Step 3: Connect the device to the computer via USB and copy the ROM and Google Apps zip files to the root folder of your handset’s SD card. But do not extract them.
Step 4: Disconnect USB and turn off the phone.
Step 5: Now, get into the Recovery Mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together.
Step 6: Once you are in the Recovery Mode, select “wipe data/factory reset.” Use the Power button to select options. After that, perform a cache wipe by selecting “wipe cache partition.”
Step 7: From CWM recovery, go to “Advanced” menu and then select “wipe dalvik cache.”
Step 8: Go back to the main recovery screen and select “install zip from sdcard” and then select “choose zip from sdcard.”
Step 9: Use the Volume keys to go to the Android 4.4.2 ROM zip file copied to the SD card and select it using the Power button.
Step 10: Repeat the previous step to install Google Apps.
Step 11: Once the installation process is complete, press the “+++Go back+++” button to go back to the main recovery menu and select “reboot system now.” The phone will take about five minutes to restart.
[Source: Team Android]