27 May 2015

Install android lollipop Omni Custom Rom On samsung galaxy S3 mini I8190

You can now easily update your samsung galaxy s3 mini to android lollipop with Omni Custom rom.Samsung galaxy s3 mini is midrange product from samsung with nova thor chipset which is a dual core chipset clocked at 1Ghz coupled with 1gb of ram and Mali 400 GPU.It has 1gb internal storage with micro sdcard slot expansion upto 32gb.Display is of amoled type with a resolution of 480x800 translating to a pixel density of 233.Primary camera on this device is 5mp while secondary camera is VGA.Finally it is powered by a lithium ion  1500mah battery.

It was launched with android 4.1 jellybean and didn't receive updates to any future versions of android.But we are never short of custom roms.We have lot of android lollipop roms for our device.If you have rooted your galaxy s3 mini and want to flash a custom rom on it then you can flash omni rom and enjoy features of android lollipop along with some other goodies.Since this custom is specific to galaxy s3 mini with model number I8190 so try don't flash it on other model numbers as it causes brick.

Check your device model number first.To do this go to settings and then to about device,you will have your device model number.Confirm that you are using same model as  mentioned above.
  • Charge your device to at least 80% so that you don't run into any problems while flashing rom.
  • Backup all your apps and data on your s3 mini to external sdcard or computer as flashing Omni rom will erase all the app data on your device including contacts.
  • Enable usb debugging on your s3 mini.Of course you don't need to do this for sure but enable it.
  • Download Omni custom rom and gapps if you need them.
  • You must have a custom recovery like twrp or cwm installed on your mobile.

Install Omni Custom Rom on galaxy s3 mini I8190:

Install Omni Custom Rom on galaxy s3 mini I8190 golden

Omni rom features:
This is a 5.1 based custom rom aims at improving performance ,reliability and also a decent battery life over your stock They have a dedicated website too.
  • Omni Switch: Omni Switch is an alternative for default recents window in android.To use this Open omni switch app from app drawer and set your preferred options.It opens a floating bubble just like facebook messenger and floats on every app and actions click on it to open your recent apps.
  • Performance control:This is similar to that in cyanogenmod rom.A default cpu manager app to control frequencies and governors.You can adjust cpu frequencies and also set them on boot too.
  • Status bar toggles: Wifi and bluetooth toggle has a toggle to access respective settings.
  • Custom Key actions: If your device has hardware buttons for navigation instead of on screen buttons you can set custom action to that buttons.  
  • All standard android lollipop 5.1 features.
These are some of the features of the Omni  and you can explore more features by flashing this custom on  samsung galaxy s3 mini I8190.Most of lollipop based roms don't offers as many features of kitkat based .We still have to wait till all features of kitkat roms to be incorporated in lollipop.Omni team doesn't support samsung galaxy s3 mini officially so have only unofficial builds.
Flash Omni custom rom using twrp or CWm recovery:
  1. Download Omni  lollipop rom s3 mini  and Gapps transfer it to sdcard or internal storage of device.
  2. Power of the device completely.

  3. Press volume up,power button and home key simultaneously and once you see boot loader screen release buttons.
  4. Using volume down as a navigation button move to recovery and click on power button to confirm action.
  5. Once you are in twrp or cwm recovery backup existing rom first.It might about 5 minutes for backup to complete.So just be patient.
  6. Wipe data,cache and dalvik cache.You may not need to wipe system.
  7. Flash ROM and then gapps if necessary.
  8. Reboot to system.Wait for at least 20 minutes for initial boot to complete and once done you can explore ROM features.If it fails to boot even after 20 minutes it has soft bricked.

Final words on Omni rom on galaxy s3 mini I8190:

This is a simple tutorial guiding you to install Omni custom rom on sasmung galaxy S3 Mini I8190..As this is meant only for this variant of the dont don't try to flash it on other variants as it might cause lot of errors or even soft brick it.Rom is still in alphastage and there may be more bugs than expected.If you got stuck in bootloop then remove the battery and wait for few seconds and then put is back.Enter recovery and restore backup which you have made earlier.If you facing any issues while flashing this rom then you can contact us by commenting here in the comment section or through our facebook page.
Install android lollipop Omni Custom Rom On samsung galaxy S3 mini I8190 Reviewed by Radha Krishna on 23:50 Rating: 5 You can now easily update your samsung galaxy s3 mini  to android lollipop with Omni Custom rom .S...

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