Friday, January 17, 2014

[How to Install] Update Galaxy S Advance I9070 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Galaxy S Advance I9070 users can now enjoy the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat features in a stable build, thanks to Mcclaw's release of CyanogenMod 11 (CM11) ROM Build 4 at Mcclaw Studio. The ROM is the result of a successful CM11 port from Galaxy Ace 2 to the older S Advance I9070.


Android 4.4.2 CyanogenMod 11 Build 4 Features

Here is the complete list of features ported into this ROM:

2D/3D HW Acceleration
audio (both speakers/headphones/microphone)
GPS and A-GPS – fast fix getting
Glonass navigation
compass
sensors
Wi-fi
Bluetooth 4.0 with LE support A2DP
all native tethers (Wifi/BT/USB)
Google Play
CM11 functionallity
CPU sleep mode
MTP
ADB
no tearing
tripple buffering
YouTube HQ
Wifi direct
external storage
camera
video playing
SELinux (temporary disabled)
BLN (backlight notifications) support
offline charging
auto EFS backup
New BT/GPS/offline charging/sensors drivers – no longer buggy Samsung's ones!
built using Linaro toolchain
also flashable via Odin
Some key bug fixes and improvements ported into this ROM are as follows:

All video players, including Twitch are working correctly
Phone (Dialer app) works very fast with this build
More changes expected from latest S3 Mini releases
Interested users can go ahead and install Android 4.4.2 KitKat update on their Galaxy S Advance using our step-by-step guide given below. IBTimes UKwill not be held liable for any device damage during or after the firmware installation. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.

Pre-requisites

The Android 4.4.2 official AOKP ROM and the instructions given in this guide are meant for the Galaxy S Advance GT-I9070 model only. Verify device model number by navigating to Settings > About Tablet.
Verify that your phone has access to the latest custom recovery tools such as TWRP v2.6.3.0 and higher or CWM v6.0.4.5 and above.
Back up data and settings using a recommended custom recovery tool, like ClockworkMod (CWM) or TWRP, as it creates a complete image of the existing tablet setup. In Recovery, choose Backup and Restore and tap Backup.
Verify correct USB drivers for the phone are installed on the computer (download Galaxy S Advance I9070 USB drivers) from https://rapidshare.com/files/416304166/SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones.exe

Ensure USB debugging mode is enabled on the phone, by navigating to Settings > Developer Options (NOTE: Tap the device's Build Number seven times to unlock or reveal the hidden Developer Options under Settings.) Then select the checkbox to enable USB debugging mode under Settings > Developer Options.
Make sure the device has at least 80% battery charge to prevent unexpected device shutdown (due to battery drain) while installing the ROM.

We are not responsible for any damage to your phone or data. Please take backup of your device prior to this update.

Ensure the phone is unlocked (not locked to a specific carrier) and rooted with the latest ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery (v6.0.4.5) installed.

If not installed please follow these steps to install custom recovery mode (CWM or TWRP)


*** Sometimes after temp cwm you are nt able to access the Mem card which leaves you with 2  options.

1)Factory reset by going back on main screen of cwm and then look for sd card again 

2)Choose it from Internal Memory.
  • Place all 3(or 2 if you're rooted) zip files in your external SD card
  • Power off. Boot into recovery by holding Vol.Up+Home+Power.
  • By navigating via volume buttons, choose install zip from external sd card, and install root.zip... shouldn't take long.
  • In the same way install update.zip. Now in a few seconds, you will get a different screen, this is Clockworkmod recovery, albeit a temporary one..
  • In this recovery, go to install zip, then install zip from external sd, and choose CoCore+TWRP. After installation, keep going back until the main cwm screen, and hit reboot.
  • NOW, Everytime you boot into recovery (which is the way to backing up and installing custom ROMs) you will get TWRP.

Now, you are rooted, with a custom kernel, and TWRP ( a custom recovery). You can either stay on stock Samsung firmware, or continue through section C, and get yourself a custom ROM.


Downloads Required
Update 3: Download Latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat CyanogenMod 11 ROM 
http://get.novafusion.pl/?id=833

Android 4.4.2 KitKat CyanogenMod 11 ROM Build 4 (dated 2014-01-12)
https://mega.co.nz/#!Fh0yAbAZ!fDQR8EkErxMmLj8F7b2eJXgOkrxuwRA0ZHolhoB3t9I

Use this Rather than above for Wifi Fix
Updated KitKat 4.4.2 (CyanogenMod 11.0) 20140211 -  http://get.maclaw.pl/?id=656


Google Apps for Android 4.4.2 (dated 26-11-2013)
http://get.maclaw.pl/?id=164

OR

Update 3:  Latest Google Appsfile  : http://get.novafusion.pl/?id=581



Please Watch the Video in order to follow step by step process:



Steps to Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update on Galaxy S Advance I9070 with CyanogenMod 11 ROM

Step-1: Download Android 4.4.2 CyanogenMod 11 Build 4 for Galaxy S Advance to computer

Step-2: Download Google Apps package

Step-3: Connect the Galaxy S Advance to computer via USB cable. Without extracting, copy the downloaded firmware zip and Google Apps zip files to the root folder of phone.

The Android 4.4.2 CM11 ROM can be installed on the Galaxy S Advance I9070 using either CWM or TWRP recovery. Follow any method based on the recovery mode installed on your device.

How to Install Android 4.4.2 CyanogenMod 11 ROM via ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery

Power off the phone and wait for 6 to 7 seconds until the device shuts down completely.
Now press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together until the Galaxy S Advance logo appears on screen and the device boots into recovery mode. NOTE: In recovery mode, use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select the desired option.
Perform Wipe data/Factory reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress) and choose Yes on next screen to confirm the action. Then perform Wipe Cache Partition and once again hit Yes to confirm.
From the main menu of CWM recovery, go to Advanced and choose Wipe Dalvik Cache. Then hit Yes on next screen to confirm.
Select Install Zip from sdcard and then click Choose zip from sdcard. Browse to the location of the AOKP ROM firmware file which you copied earlier to your phone. Choose Yes on next screen to confirm the ROM installation.
Repeat the previous step to install Google Apps as well.
Once Google Apps is also installed, select "+++++Go Back+++++"and reboot the device by tapping reboot system now from the recovery menu. Your Galaxy S Advance will restart and it may take about 5 minutes for first boot. So, do not interrupt the process.
Your Galaxy S Advance I9070 is now running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat via CyanogenMod 11 Build 4. Go to Settings > About Phone to verify the firmware installed.

NOTE: If the device gets stuck at boot loop (while rebooting), then just do a factory reset from recovery mode to fix the issue.

How to Install Android 4.4.2 CyanogenMod 11 ROM via TWRP Recovery

Power off the phone and wait for 6 to 7 seconds until the device shuts down completely.
Now press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together, until the Galaxy S Advance logo appears on screen and the device boots into recovery mode. NOTE: In recovery mode, use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select the desired option.
Perform Wipe data/Factory reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). To do so, tap on Wipe and scroll down to the bottom of the screen and do a Swipe on "Swipe to factory reset" option.
Now perform a System format by selecting Wipe > Advanced Wipe and then tap on System option. Scroll to the bottom of screen and do a swipe on "Swipe to Wipe" option.
Tap on install and navigate to the CM11 ROM zip file you copied earlier to your phone. Scroll to the bottom of screen and do a swipe on Swipe to confirm flash option to begin installing the firmware.
Repeat the previous step to flash Google apps as well.
Once Google Apps is also installed, select reboot and then tap on System to reboot your device. Your Galaxy S Advance will restart and it may take about 5 minutes for first boot to complete. So, do not interrupt the process.

Your Galaxy S Advance GT-I9070 is now running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat via CyanogenMod 11 ROM. Go to Settings > About Phone to verify the firmware installed.

NOTE: If the device gets stuck at boot loop (while rebooting), then just do a factory reset from recovery mode to fix the issue.

309 comments :

  1. Hi Imran.., I tried doing everything you showed...but when i hard reset it.., the TWRP screen does not show up...instead I get android screen... How do I go about it..
    ?

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    1. I have assumed that Custom recovery (CWM or TWRP) is installed on your phone. But if not please follow the steps in red. I have updated the post accordingly. Thank you. Please leave a comment about your upgrade here.

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  2. Does this android 4.4 kitkat on samsung s d get lacking like jellybean version before...or run smooth..

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  3. Ok...now i have downgraded my samsung s advance to gingerbread 2.3 as the standard version(original)..can i directly upgrade my fon from 2.3 ginger to 4.4 kitkat..?tutorial pls...

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    1. If you are gingerbread still you can use this tutorial to update to Kitkat. But if you want to install first JB and then Kitkat.
      First use this :http://being-imran.blogspot.in/2014/01/installing-lightjb-412-most-stable.html#.Ut9GoBC6aM8

      then use the current tutorial to update the phone to kitkat

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  4. hi..i can only download odin 3 only,i cant download JB firmware in Installing LightJB 4.1.2 the most stable jelly bean for Samsung Galaxy S Advance GT I9070 in your blog.
    its says your hotfile.com bean shut down permanently...then how to get my gingerbread to light jelly bean..?

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    1. Try this http://being-imran.blogspot.in/2014/01/installing-lightjb-412-most-stable.html

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  5. cant download stock firmware jb..pls add new download link.?..i want to upgrade my samsung s advanc to light jelly bean......

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    1. Hi Siva, thanks for finding it. I have uploaded the new link for Light JellyBean.
      Please check again.

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    2. i downloaded your new link..but i thnk u have mistakely put the link for step 1 stock jb http://d-h.st/vge.and in step 3 light jb for custom rom http://d-h.st/vge bot are same...if it correct ,y i get system )preload) blal bla folder..
      cant find (.tar.md5 file.)..pls make sure correct link ..im waiting for u

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    3. please use this link for Stock JB http://terafile.co/222154239129/INU-I9070DDULP8-20130412134604.zip

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  6. Hey buddy,
    The TWRP installed is showing 2.4.4.0 how to upgrade it to 2.6

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    1. You can still go ahead with 2.4.4 NO issues at all

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    2. After release of genuine kitkat for s advance can I swotch to it.

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    3. Yes offcourse you can easily switch to the new official release of kitkat.

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    4. Hey Buddy ,

      Successfully installed CM11 in my GS Advance .There are some bugs can you find me out of this ,

      1.WIFI toggle issue
      2.Ambient light sensor
      3.Automatic screen wakesup.
      4.Battery draining fastly.

      Can it good to go to carbon rom ,your suggestion pls

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    5. I have not tried it but heard its good. But i prefer CynogenMod

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  7. Is it can if my hp model is gt i9070p ??
    Thanks bro

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    1. Although you can try on HP but its only for samsung Galaxy s advance I9070 and I9070P

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  8. Hi,
    I was using ur kitkat rom.
    I accidently wipe my internal and external memory.
    Now there is no os in my s advance.
    I need to install jb or kitkat rom.
    I have twrp recovery in my phone.
    Whn try to flash this rom again its showing unable to mount E. Then it got failed.
    Please help me...

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    1. Don't worry follow this post to flash your phone to custom rom Jellybean on your phone using your Pc and ODIN http://being-imran.blogspot.in/2013/03/update-samsung-galaxy-s-advance-to.html
      and then use the current post to update to kitkat

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    2. That link is down..
      And I am using the twrp. Is it fine.
      And its not detecting the odin. But my phone is detecting in my computer.
      What shuld i do?

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    3. Try This https://adf.ly/NDChW Odin version. please go in download mode by pressing Vol down+Home+power button and then connect your phone to PC while using ODIN

      and to download stock ROM use this link http://terafile.co/222154239129/INU-I9070DDULP8-20130412134604.zip

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  9. hi..thanks for the link,i start with odin and sucess in install stock jb4.1.2 ,then i continue by put 3zip files in external sd.,the root (success) bt the UPDATE and COCORE-E- bla bla says VERIFIYING UPDATE PACKAGE...then E:signature verification failed .then how to i upgrade to light jb??i skip install that 2 files
    and put light jb zipfiles in external sd start boot,when i try install light jb it says the same ting signature verification failed...help pls..

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    1. Please follow step by step without fail.
      1) Place all 3(or 2 if you're rooted) zip files in your external SD card
      2) Power off. Boot into recovery by holding Vol.Up+Home+Power.
      By navigating via volume buttons,
      3) choose install zip from external sd card, and install root.zip... shouldn't take long.

      4) In the same way install update.zip.

      5)Now in a few seconds, you will get a different screen, this is Clockworkmod recovery,a temporary one..
      5) In this recovery, go to install zip, then install zip from external sd, and choose CoCore+TWRP.
      6) After installation, keep going back until the main cwm screen, and hit reboot.
      NOW, Everytime you boot into recovery (which is the way to backing up and installing custom ROMs) you will get TWRP.

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  10. Please follow step by step without fail.
    1) Place all 3(or 2 if you're rooted) zip files in your external SD card
    2) Power off. Boot into recovery by holding Vol.Up+Home+Power.
    By navigating via volume buttons,
    3) choose install zip from external sd card, and install root.zip... shouldn't take long.

    4) In the same way install update.zip.

    5)Now in a few seconds, you will get a different screen, this is Clockworkmod recovery,a temporary one..
    5) In this recovery, go to install zip, then install zip from external sd, and choose CoCore+TWRP.
    6) After installation, keep going back until the main cwm screen, and hit reboot.
    NOW, Everytime you boot into recovery (which is the way to backing up and installing custom ROMs) you will get TWRP.

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  11. Emm...I dont know wat I missed..first I was runnig gingerbread (8gb) ..second I run it on odin mode and put the stock jb in pda and (pass)..I reboot , it was jelybean 4.1.2 then I put 3 zip file external... start root (success) second try install update and cocore bla bla it say verifiying ... then e:signature failed.. for both 2 file..i dont knw wat i missed ??now im running 4.1.2 jb with super su(rooted). It will more helpfull to many others like if u upload a tutorial for upgrade to light jb..

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    1. Will certainly like to make the video post within a week to help you brother. keep visiting for the video and subscribe to my YouTube channel to be the first one to watch! https://www.youtube.com/user/imranbluffy

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    2. Video is live on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ_rOQ3Xv48

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  12. Successfully installed. now from JB (siberian) to KitKat... Thanks bro... its fast and no lags... Keep up your good work...

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    1. That's great hope the video and the article helped you.
      Please share the video and article on Facebook/Google/Twitter.
      Thanks for the positive comment, comments like this gives others confidence to go ahead and install the new version :)

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  13. great...i have succes in install light jb.. and upgraded to kitkat..thanks alot ..!!!
    mistake that i have made was ,i should done factory reset after i upgraded to stock jellybean.. tats y i cant upgrade to light jellybean..sory ,my mistake...

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    1. Great All the best. Please share the video and article on Facebook/Google/Twitter.
      Thanks for the positive comment, comments like this gives others confidence to go ahead and install the new version :)

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  14. Hi, thanks for sharing the process of upgrading to Kitkat. However, I have the same problem and stuck at "Signature verification failed".
    Mine is Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXLQG Firmware, did what you told about placing all files in external SD, what i'm lost is update.zip, may I know what this is? and is this the one that stop me from processing?
    Tks in advance

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    1. That is for Temporary cwm recovery. which will make u install the 3rd Zip file.

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  15. Hi Imran, thanks for the info as i have been using this phone since nov 2013, I would like to know whether the phone gt-I9070 works smooth after the kitkat update or not? i was not very happy with the Jb update which was done by samsung service station as it freezes always.

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    1. Practically speaking . The phone had it best performance with GB. But there was a battery issue as well as we (owners of the phone) were way behind the latest technology apps which were only supported on JB+
      After using so many custom ROMS and Kernals what i found in order to get the best output of the phone is to install LIGHT JB with Cocore 8.0.
      Best performance, Maximum output, Better battery performance. It used to last around 20+ Hrs with constant 3G connection.

      So If you want the best output from this phone use this link to install LightJB.
      http://being-imran.blogspot.in/2014/01/installing-lightjb-412-most-stable.html
      I am planning to post a video of the installation soon by end of this week. But you can refer the blogpost for step by step information.
      Hope it helps :)

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    2. Video is live on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ_rOQ3Xv48

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  16. hey bro, is this rom gud? i mean are there any issues ?please reply

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    1. Every new roms have few bugs. Its worth having experience on it

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  17. I tried to download 4.4 update from http:\\mega.co.nz but its telling to update ur browser....I updated it but its not downlading.......

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    1. I have download it but now I have another problem that is I tried to instrall CoCore + TWRP in CWM but its telling that mount/sdcard fail...

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  18. how to instrall TWRP as u have in u r video..
    IN CWM screen I went to- instrall zip from external sdcard>choose zip from sdcard...
    but when I select- choose zip from sdcard it tells that- cant mount/sd card can u
    help......

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    1. To be on the safe side copy the zip files on both internal and SD card.
      So if one disk is not mounted you can use the other

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  19. i am using the TWRP v2.4.4.0, i dont have an option "advance wipe". where can i find this?

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    1. Please follow step by step without fail.
      1) Place all 3(or 2 if you're rooted) zip files in your external SD card
      2) Power off. Boot into recovery by holding Vol.Up+Home+Power.
      By navigating via volume buttons,
      3) choose install zip from external sd card, and install root.zip... shouldn't take long.

      4) In the same way install update.zip.

      5)Now in a few seconds, you will get a different screen, this is Clockworkmod recovery,a temporary one..
      5) In this recovery, go to install zip, then install zip from external sd, and choose CoCore+TWRP.
      6) After installation, keep going back until the main cwm screen, and hit reboot.
      NOW, Everytime you boot into recovery (which is the way to backing up and installing custom ROMs) you will get TWRP.
      Show less

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  20. Hi imran i instralled kitkat in my mobil but it is not reeboting.....its taking time to. Load...screen is showing cynogenmod only..can u help..

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    1. Please wait for a while max 10 mins for the screen to load. If it doesn't come up then remove the battery after 5 sec reboot again in recovery mode and redo all the steps to install kitkat

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  21. Can i copy the files again in recovery mod....

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    1. In recovery mode you cannot copy the file but yes you can install the copied zip files.

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  22. Hi imran , i have CWM 6.0.1 in my phone (permanent !!! not temp one )..
    1).can i flash the rom without installing TWRP recovery ??
    (because i think cwm recovery is the mostly using to flash zip files)
    2).also i want to know that can i flash all the flashable zip files by TWRP which can be flashed using CWM ??

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    1. 1) Yes you need to install TWRP for installing this file.
      2) No you cannot install zip which are flashable via TWRP with CWM. For both ROM you have different settings in zip.

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  23. Hi Imran,

    I am completely new to this. I have followed all the steps as mentioned by you. Unfortunately I am unable to install CM11, while installing I am getting an error saying 'failed'. By that I mean my phone doesnot have any OS currently.

    What do I do now....

    Please Help!!!!!

    Regards
    Gaurang

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    1. Use this
      http://being-imran.blogspot.in/2014/01/installing-lightjb-412-most-stable.html

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    2. odin is not able to read my phone.

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    3. phone goes to TWRP mode when I press vol up + power + Home buttons

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    4. When you are using ODin before that press Vol Down +Home+ Power to go to Download Mode.

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    5. Hi...I have some trouble with 4.4 KitKat..may I know hw to change the storage camera to memory card.example (wen I record video it save to phone..my phone memory small..I have 32 GB memory in my fon ..how to change storage??

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  24. Hi can i get a nice working camera like ...previous one before rooting...

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    1. Use this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ_rOQ3Xv48

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  25. I have followed all the steps as mentioned by you. and now i am using 4.4.2
    but i am having problem like sometimes touches on screen doesnt work battery drains quickly wifi not connecting sometimes
    please help me ..!!

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  26. hey dude if i want to un-root my phone + unistall Temporary cwm,,,how should i do it?? can u help me bro??

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    1. Flash your phone using ODin to any Official Firmware. You will be unrooted

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  27. HI BRO hw to instal temp recovery system..?

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    1. Please watch the video carefully I have shown the steps

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  28. THANK U.. WORKING GREAT ON MY S ADVANCE!

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    1. bro, juz wan to knw which functions are not working on this version?

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    2. sometimes i cant turn on wifi, if i restart the phone it works normally.. any update to fix the problem? tq

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    3. Try the Latest patch. Its updated in the steps above

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    4. Thank you.. Its working good

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  29. haii my phone is 4.1.2 now n i have rooted it.. but i cant upgrade it to 4.4.2 .. i also dont know why.. pls help me :(

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    1. Did you follow the exact steps shown in the video and blog post? What error are you getting?

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  30. bro really need help now :( i accidentally formatted Internal Storage - No OS installed! how :( pls help me..

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    1. Try using this and then install Kitkat

      http://being-imran.blogspot.in/2014/01/installing-lightjb-412-most-stable.html#.Uv5CfGKSzvY

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  31. hi sir, there is no keyboard after installing light jb. already tried to reinstall,format my samsung advance.please help tnx

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    1. Redo the whole process again ! It should work

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    2. i already did.still the same problem, also i try to direct upgrde from 2.3.6 to 4.4.2 kitkat, and it stock on omni logo. been waiting for hours and still on that screen.tnx

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  32. Hey Imran, I like your work...but can you make a video on how to install TWRP in Samsung Galaxy S advance I9070 which is running on android 2.3? or a step by step guidance will be appreciated.

    and I'm not able to download the cyanogenmod 11 file...it just saying the download starting in MEGA but doesn't start even after an hour.
    Please help...thankyou. :)

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    1. Watch this video to install the TWRP .
      http://youtu.be/hQ_rOQ3Xv48

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  33. hi bro,

    I just upgrated to 4.2 jellybean, and after that i upgradet to the kitkat with your tutorial...
    upgrade succesful, but I can't get a WIFI connection...
    can you tell me why?

    thnx

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    1. Try This http://get.maclaw.pl/?id=656 to download the new updated version of Cynogen Mod and use this file.

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    2. so I just need t override the previous file?
      so i just repeat the steps for upgading, or do i just need to do this one new file?

      grtz

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  34. thank you very much....... actually i didnt use the cynogen mode but i used your helpful explaination to flash the carbon rom ..... so i thought that I had to say thanx

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  35. ok, it works with the new file...

    thnx bro

    you're the bomb!!!

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    1. Thanks Bro ! Its all due to appreciations by you all.

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  37. I tried by TWRP but fail give following msg.
    E:Error in / external_sd/cm11.0_janic.maclaw.201
    (status 7)
    Error flashing zip ' / external_sd/cm11.0_janic.m
    Updating partition details......
    Please help

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    1. Try with the New file also factory reset your phone after applying root.zip

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    2. THANKS FOR HELP...........

      I DONE IT.................


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    3. wifi direct not working
      pl.help

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    4. Use this Rather than above for Wifi Fix
      Updated KitKat 4.4.2 (CyanogenMod 11.0) 20140211 - http://get.maclaw.pl/?id=656

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  38. Hi Imran
    I just installed the rom and it seems to work fine [ except FM radio :( ].
    I have two questions or bug to report.
    1. adfree seems not to working in this rom. I have installed it, updated the hosts granted superuser permissionsand I get the toast message while booting but all the apps are displaying ads... Any idea about it?
    2. Camera stores the new taken images under a date which is 01/01/1970 (welcome to seventies lol). Is there any workaround for this?

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    1. Did you installed this build ? 20140211 ?

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  39. I've successfully upgraded as per your instruction without any problem. But, I'm not able to connect with Samsung Kies

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    1. Yes you wont be able to use Kies

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    2. So, how can I get all my contacts? does any other way?

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    3. You might goto www.google.com/contacts to get your contacts

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  40. in my galaxy s advance gt-i9070 camera,calender and some other google apps are not running.when i click on them it shows not responding.

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    1. same problem after factory reset.

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    2. DId you install the KitKat 4.4.2 (CyanogenMod 11.0) 20140211 build ?

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    3. I have installed the 94MB google apps and now i installed the 250MB google apps and now it is working

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  41. hey bro, is it ok if go directly from jellybean 4.1.2 to 4.4 by using your step by step process without flashing it to lite jellybean????

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  42. Hey Imran,
    Very helpful video. By the way is it also for 16gb i9070? And what about the performance. Hope its not as laggy as JB.

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    1. Yes it is for 16GB I9070 Its good but not great! If you want the best performance of your phone get this http://youtu.be/hQ_rOQ3Xv48

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    2. The Light JB, in the video, has build date Mar:2013, while the Build date of my S advance JB is Apr2013. Do you suggest that I should use LightJB rom for performance?
      Current version hangs lot of time and is not as fast as GB was. :(
      So I am seeking ROM on which S advance can perform like before, where even heavy games were used to run smoothly along 4-5 background apps. What do you say?

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    3. Use the same version in the blogpost and Video. For me and others it was Fast ans smooth.

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  43. hi bro, i install the KitKat 4.4.2 (CyanogenMod 11.0) 20140211 on device but i feel the rom little slow and i have an aditional problem, don´t have cell singnal. when i search for a network signal for my compani, it say "the plane mode are on" i go to the settings to check if the plane mode is on but all is correct, so... downgrade to GingerBread

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    1. Dont Downgrade to GB instead try this http://youtu.be/hQ_rOQ3Xv48

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  44. Hey, I m using jellybean on my samsung galaxy s advance and i accidently installed twrp kernel for gingerbread and i cant start my phone in recovery mode and even in normal mode . I can only start it in odin mode. How to fix this??

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    1. Re flash your phone to JB using ODIN again

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  45. Sirji , please paste the working link to download TWRP for S advance, the link above is not working for me. And the installation steps for TWRP.

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    1. Try this
      http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1811598&d=1363518705

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  46. I've updated my phone to android 4.4.2 successfully but it can't connect through kies. So I want to downgrade. How to downgrade Android 4.4.2 to JellyBean on Samsung Galaxy S Advance

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    1. Use this link to downgrade to Jellybean
      http://being-imran.blogspot.in/2013/03/update-samsung-galaxy-s-advance-to.html#.UxWNXPmSySo

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    2. There are 5 options or need to do all the 5 steps? please confirm. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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    3. Is there any video for the same cause it is bit confusing... please help

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    4. 7. Download Odin V3 1.8 from here and Open Odin v3 1.8*

      I was not able to download frm the link so I've searched on web and downloaded Odin3-v.1.85.zip... does it will work

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    5. Try http://www.showorgo.com/Odin3-v1.85.zip

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    6. it says "resource cannot be found"

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  47. Can you also uninstall CM11 and get your official android 4.1.2 back? And how do I do this?

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    1. Yes you can once the official update is available

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    2. But how can I return to my official android 4.1.2?

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    3. Yes follow http://being-imran.blogspot.in/2013/03/update-samsung-galaxy-s-advance-to.html#.UxfiBeOSzvY

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  48. Hey Imran,
    Updated Kitkat with the wifi fix version, all is working fine except the network signals are not coming, I had hard reset several times to solve this but couldn't please help.

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    1. Did you installed this version
      Updated KitKat 4.4.2 (CyanogenMod 11.0) 20140211 - http://get.maclaw.pl/?id=656

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  49. bagaimana cara mendowload CyanogenMod 11.0

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  50. hey imran i am facing same problem of network.....
    network is not coming...
    plzzzz help

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    1. and i downloaded KitKat 4.4.2 (CyanogenMod 11.0) 20140211 - http://get.maclaw.pl/?id=656

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    2. Hope u have factory reset your phone after update. Or is it your phones problem

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    3. i have done factory reset many times after that.......network are coming in 2.3 android so it should not be phones problem

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  51. google apps link not working.. says the file is deleted

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  52. Dude......u r awesome
    This firmware is just 2 good I am facing no issues whatsoever but one
    "after i have rooted my phone i m facing a problem i cant connect my phone using mass storage mode "
    plz help....
    And once again thank you
    You have done a gr8 job for me

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    1. Thanks. Which version did you install
      Try this
      Updated KitKat 4.4.2 (CyanogenMod 11.0) 20140211 - http://get.maclaw.pl/?id=656

      Factory reset after flashing ROM and then see if its fixed

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    2. Dude i tried everything mentioned above but nothing happened and also the bluetooth transfering speeds are reduced by 5 times.
      Mate i desperately need some help
      plzzz...

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  53. hey man, i've download and installed the wifi fix. but my wifi is not working. why?

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    1. Try this
      Updated KitKat 4.4.2 (CyanogenMod 11.0) 20140211 - http://get.maclaw.pl/?id=656

      Factory reset after flashing ROM and then see if its fixed

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  54. I have some problem with KitKat..the camera storage is to save to phone..example wen I record video it save to phone,my phone storage small..I have 32gb memory card..how to change storage iin this KitKat version?pls

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  55. Bt in jellybean version . can

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  56. Then how I record video like 1 or2 hours...?any software s or apps. ...

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  57. Hi Imran,
    Thanks for the guide for S advance.
    It works marvelous for my phone laggy compared with the official JB.
    Just wondering have you tried Maclaw's latest update??

    KitKat 4.4.2 (CyanogenMod 11.0) 20140317

    Any review on that??

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  58. Hi Imran,

    I installed Kitkat as per your given instruction, its working great. thank you so much for this.

    Any idea how to root the device now? after KitKat up gradation I am not able to root my phone.

    please let me know if there is any solution to it.

    Thank you so much.

    Vikas

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  59. my s advance not show TWRP screen what i do.

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  60. Hey I have installed the. Cm11 file but during installation of gapps it shows error.. My device starts up but Google play is not opening... What should I do plzzz ..... Tell me

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    1. Install Google Play using the zip file

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  61. Thanks it works on my phone but the problem is that Google play store doesn't work .why??

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    1. Install Google Play using the zip file

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  62. I am using official update of jelly bean which different then light JB.
    in earlier reply you had said light jb is the best so I understand it is better then GB,official JB and even kitkat

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  63. Hello Imran,

    Just wondering have you tried Maclaw's latest update??

    KitKat 4.4.2 (CyanogenMod 11.0) 20140317

    Hope we can use latest softwares for both ROM and Gapps from maclaws site? Can u please confirm.

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  64. I mean those versions are uptodate from maclawa and can be used for installation. Would be great if you can udpate your blog with those files :-) so it helps..

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  65. Hi Imran,

    Please remove the new gapps link as its not working. Change it back to your original wihch u have provided. it does work..Google Apps for Android 4.4.2 (dated 26-11-2013)
    http://get.maclaw.pl/?id=164

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  66. how to change it back to the jelly bean mode? sorry but i really don't like the cyanogen mod operating system I can't get used to it at all. I really want to change back to the jelly bean operating system.

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    1. Try this and love your phone
      http://being-imran.blogspot.in/2014/01/installing-lightjb-412-most-stable.html#.U0JFIfmSySo

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    2. I downloaded it but when I rebooted it, nothing happened. It just showed the samsung logo and then nothing happened. Is my phone broken?

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    3. now it's stuck in a screen that says " firmware upgrade encountered an issue. please select recovery mode in Kies & try again". and when i tried to connect it to kies, it keeps showing the screen that it's connecting but it never finishes connecting. I can't even access the clockworkmod screen now...what should i do? :((

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    4. Dont panic . Put your phone in downgrade mode and follow this post
      http://being-imran.blogspot.in/2013/04/how-to-downgrade-android-jellybean-to.html#.U0tvXPmSySo

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    9. It's working now! Thanks a lot! I know I've been annoying you with these questions but I'm just so glad it's okay now. Thanks :)))) bye!

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  67. Hi..my WiFi and portable WiFi sometime not working..help pls..

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    1. Install second update or the Latest Updated fix

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  68. How to use face unlock in s advance 4.4kitkat..?

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  69. And wat is the terminal emulator function?

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    1. That is a TWRP custom recovery Advance options for Advance users.Please dont try that

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  70. thank you men, your tutorial helped a lot

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    1. You are welcome. Glad it helped. Please do share it to help other Galaxy S Advance user's

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  71. Hi Imran, I am not getting this file
    Google Apps for Android 4.4.2 (dated 26-11-2013)
    http://get.maclaw.pl/?id=164, so instead of that can i use this file "gapps-modular-full-4.4.2-20140123a-signed".

    Some queries:

    1. Should i copy these 2 files in root folder (which i have created, as didnt get any root folder in my sd card).
    2. Should i use CWM recovery 6.0.4.6 instead of TWM recovery.

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    1. No you get a error if you use modular.
      Root folder means top level of the sd card. that means when you open the FD card.
      Yes you can use CWM

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    2. Thanks for the help...
      But after following the procedures then giving system reboot now, smartphone got stuck in cyanogenmod booting screen

      1) Copied "CM11.0-20140112_TEAMP8_BUILD4-janice.zip" and "gapps-full-4.4-20131126-signed.zip" to ext sd card.
      2) Then followed all steps as mentioned by you.
      3) Given system reboot now.
      4) Got stuck in booting screen cyanogenmod.

      Plz suggest how to proceed further.

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    3. Or atleast wait for 10-15 mins to load the cynogen mod for first time

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    4. Hi Imran,

      It again got stuck in bootloop...wait'd for 1 hr...bt still it ws stuck

      Thanks,
      Bijit

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  73. hi Imran,

    I have installed kitkat as per your guide. There are some contacts are there in my sim card which I couldn't see through my phone. Please help me out.

    thanks,
    elam.

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    1. hi Imran,

      I got it now. I have used "CM11.0-20140112_TEAMP8_BUILD4-janice.zip" and "gapps-full-4.4-20131126-signed.zip". Its working great.

      thank you so much,
      elam

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  74. which is more faster kitkat or jb , i mean is kitkat more heavier than jb

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    1. JB sply this one
      http://being-imran.blogspot.in/2014/01/installing-lightjb-412-most-stable.html#.U0JFIfmSySo

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  75. Hey, bro I download the Latest Google Appsfile. but it's giving me error that "insufficient storage space available in system partition. you may want to use a smaller Gapps. how to fix this??

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