[Updated] Balt ROM for Samsung Galaxy Mini/Pop (GT 5570) : A Must Have Customised ROM

It’s the end of the conversation with CyanogenMod 10.1 for Samsung Galaxy mini and we are going to start a new session with the highly customized Balt ROM.

I recently came across this ROM and just like any, I put the ROM to my phone and flashed.

Hallaballa… Am I using the same galaxy mini? Really I could not believe my eyes. Some of my loyal readers had requested me to provide a cool ROM rather than CyanogenMod.

I fulfil your request here and I’m sure you won’t be regretted after trying Balt ROM. Let’s discuss how it differs from the leader of custom ROMs, aka, CyanogenMod.

Basically, the most difficult job in custom ROM making is to find a lucrative kernel which guarantees maximum power just like the engines in the vehicle does.

To push out maximum errors, we’ve used the same kernel as we were using in the old CyanogenMod 10.1 releases. The kernel was made by my friend Erickas and the ROM (CM) was developed by Rohan.

Both of them are extremely geeky when it comes to their work and I really respect them.

Update

After many user requests, I have added the latest version which doesn’t carry any bugs. You can try it without any fear. Also the the ROM android version has been updated from Android 4.1.2 to 4.2.1

How Balt ROM Works?

Well, the most interesting question so far. Let me explain this clearly. Said above, Balt ROM works on CyanogenMod kernel which ensures maximum ability and top notch performance.

Secondly, it’s preloaded with a bunch of useful apps so that you don’t have to download it from other sources.

Last but not the least, it’s power packed by Adrenaline like engine which is very famous for its lowest latency cache buildup. It makes your phone super fast even if you load a ton of apps and scripts.

Balt ROM comes with 2 generic versions, the CM 10 and the latest 10.1 (android 4.1.2 and 4.2.1 respectively).

I add both of the versions here for snappy ease and you can download both and make a try.

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What’s Included in 4.1.2 ROM?

#Launcher secLauncher2 (TouchWiz)

#New browser Opera Mini

#Google Play Music Equalizer

#AudioFxWidget

#Samsung slim keyboard and Swiftket Flow Beta

#Samsung App

#Samsung Account OTA Update

#AOKP DeckClock

#Camera ICS Gallery

#QuickPic

#Es File Manager

#Google Now

#S3 Task Manager

#Default theme for Theme Chooser TW4.5

#AUDIO Beats Audio Libs

#SCRIPTS- Adrenaline Engine v4.4, Adrenaline Boost Active Android v1.5

#BUGS-Nothing

What’s included in Android 4.2.1 ROM?

#Launcher secLauncher2 (TouchWiz)

#New browser Opera Mini

#Walkmann Play

#Music Equalizer

# AudioFxWidget

#Samsung Account OTA Update

#Camera and gallery stock

#Es File Manager

#S3 Task Manager

#Spirit FM Radio

#AUDIO Beats

#Audio Libs

#SCRIPTS-Adrenaline Engine v4.4, Adrenaline Boost Active Android v1.5, Some Gapps included

#BUGS-Nothing.

Downloading Section

Download Updated Version (v4.4)

CHANGELOG for v4.4

-Disabled mobile data connection at first boot after a wipe data/factory reset (for users without free mobile connection)
-Added Seeder v2.0.0;
-New ActiveBalt by F4uzan;
-Bravia Engine 2 Balt Edition
-Included MixMegaBass;
-Fixed some icon in status bar (like signal and WiFi)
-New icon for Power Widget;
-Fixed lockscreen layout.

THIS UPDATE NEEDS BALT v4.3 INSTALLED AND NEEDS WIPE CACHE BEFORE AND AFTER FLASH.

 

Download CM10 Balt ROM

Download CM10.1 Balt ROM

GApps for CM 10

Gapps for CM10.1

How to Flash this ROM?

* Download and copy the ROM to your SD Card.

* Reboot your phone to recovery by pressing home button + power button simultaneously.

*. Choose Install from SD Card by navigating with volume keys.

* Choose the installed file from the list.

*. After installation, wipe data, and dalvik cache.

*. Reboot system.

Precautions and Disclaimer

Note : 1. Only do the above procedures if your Android device is rooted already. 2. Always do a NANDROID backup before applying any updates. So move on to recovery options > restore and backup > backup 3. After installing the ROM, you may sometimes struck at boot. Just reinsert the battery and switch on.

Hope this guide has helped you to get most from your Android device. Share and do let me know if some bugs have conquered your flashing. Screen shots will be added as per request only.

Comments

    • says

      Pretty weird problem. I’ve never had this kind of problem while using this Balt ROM. Did you wipe the cache? If not, please reboot wipe dalvik cache.

  1. cluseau says

    takes a LOOOOONG time to boot up !!!! FIX and BTW not booting up at all stuck at “balt rom based on cyanogenmkd” pls help!

    • says

      The latest version of this build has arrived and I’m gonna update the post. Thanks for informing me the status of this ROAM, I was actually forgot to update this.:D

    • says

      Ohh, sorry for that. The file was deleted from the server side. So I couldn’t manually check this. You can download all versions of gappas from http://goo.im also, I will be updating the post with new links as well. Thanks for letting me know. :D

  2. Mark says

    Trying it on now. Having troubles on installing it (10.1). I’m using a rooted version 2.3.6. It says “E: Error in /tmp/sideload/package.zip Installation aborted” Do I have to install the v4 first? Thanks.

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