The Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos runs the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, and unfortunate for the users, Samsung hasn’t announced that it would be officially sending the Android 4.4 KitKat update to this smartphone. The 5-inch Android smartphone with the 1.2 GHz dual-core processor does deserve a better version than the current Jelly Bean OS version, and that is where the users might want to try out the KitKat OS version.
In the below given guide, we are going to share the guide on how to install the Custom ROM, i.e. the Cyanogenmod 11 for the Android 4.4 Kitkat on the Galaxy Grand Duos. Installing the Cyanogenmod for Galaxy Grand is not a really hard task if you follow the steps properly, but make sure you have the stuff ready, and read the warnings, pre-requisites below before beginning the process.
Install Android 4.4 KitKat Cyanogenmod on Galaxy Grand Duos
Warnings and Pre-requisites
- First thing you are doing here is rooting your device, thus remember that doing that will void the warranty of the phone
- Proceed with your own risk, as we don’t take the responsibility if something happens during the process
- Take a backup of all the personal data – contacts, messages, call logs, settings etc. because all this would be deleted when you update the Android with the custom ROM
- Once you have installed the Cyanogenmod on your Galaxy Grand Duos, it wouldn’t receive any official update and you will have to manually install the future updates
- You will need to root your Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos (we will share the guide soon)
- Keep a minimum of 75% of battery in the device, so that the process goes on without the full battery getting drained
- Download and install the USB drivers for the device (Check download Samsung Android USB drivers)
- Download the Cyanogenmod 11 ROM kit – Link
- Download the Google apps kit (gapps) – Link
Steps to Update Galaxy Grand Duos to Android 4.4 with Cyanogenmod Custom ROM
- Once you have downloaded the files from the above links (the custom ROM and the gapps file), transfer those zip files to the SD card folder in your phone file manager through the USB connection
- Disconnect the Galaxy Grand Duos from the computer
- Switch off the smartphone, and then turn it on by pressing the Volume Down + Power + Home key together, so that it boots up in the recovery mode
- Do the factory data reset, wipe the dalvik cache and wipe the cache partition
- Choose the option “Install from sdcard” option and choose the ROM kit which you transferred to the folder from your computer
- Once the installation of that completes, repeat the same with the gapps file and install that
- After that is done, go back to the recovery mode and select “reboot system now” option and wait for the reboot to be completed
Once the reboot is done, you will see that the new ROM from Cyanogenmod 11 will be installed, and you will be rocking the Android 4.4 KitKat running in the Galaxy Grand.
Do comment below if you face any issues, and we would try out best to solve it.