Cyanogen Mod 9 - Beta 2 For Samsung Galaxy Mini/Pop GT- S5570

The developer has made another version (Beta 2) available for galaxy mini/pop gt-s5570 users to test and give it a try. With this release he has tried to fix most of the important bugs and it has been improved very well. But, still in it's beta stage, Cyanogen Mod 9 rom is not a good custom rom for daily activities, since Camera and Radio are not working at all and many other small bugs are present in the rom. However, if you want to have a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich on your android powered smartphone then this is a rom to try.

So, here's an overview of this beta 2 release of CM9. You can view the full list of things which the developer has listed as working in his original thread post at xda-developers forums.
  •  Keypad works fine.
  • Touchscreen ( Multitouch ) works.
  • SD Card and USB Storage Mounting is possible.
  • Call and  SMS work fine.
  • Bluetooth, GPS, Mobile Data and WiFi are also working.
  • Mic, audio and video are working fine.
  • Headset works. ( Only stock Headset or headset with same jack ( 4 pin)).
  • There is slight calibration problem. So, you might notice problem with auto rotate.
  • Live Wallpaper installed on the phone doesn't work but  if you use from market, they will work fine. 
  • WiFi tethering ( using wifi tether 3.1 ) and USB tethering ( using wired tether 1.4 ) is possible. Download the apps and get started for tethering.
  • Default keyboard will work with 3rd party app LCD Resolution. Set the LCD density around 90-100 and it will work.
  • Market and Browser download is fixed.
  • Hardware Acceleration works but some time screen is low at flicker.
  • Camera is still not working and is in progress towards the solution.
So, this is all about  CM9 beta 2. If you want a more clear picture you will have to flash the rom and give it a try. Download the rom from below and flash it using the instructions thereafter.


P.S. This is just a beta release and thus, it is sure to have bugs, errors and stability issues. 
TRY IT AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Note: If you already have a custom roms like Cyanogen Mod 7 or emanoN rom then you may skip step 1 and 2.

1. Upgrade your firmware to Gingerbread 2.3.6 using Odin Multidownloader v4.38.
3. Copy the rom file, update-cm-9.0.0-BETA2-GalaxyMini-KANG-signed.zip, you downloaded from above to (the root directory of) your sd-card.
4. Reboot your device to Clock Work Mod Recovery (Press Home + Power Button).
5. [Optional but, Recommended] Do a Nandroid Backup of your current rom.
6. Choose Install Zip From Sd Card>>Choose Zip From SD Card option and then select the update-cm-9.0.0-BETA2-GalaxyMini-KANG-signed.zip file you downloaded from above.
7. After it finishes flashing go to CWM recovery Main Menu.

8. Select Wipe Data  and Wipe Cache options.
9. Reboot your device from CWM Recovery main menu.

That's it. You now have Android 4.0.3 powered smartphone running Cyanogen Mod 9 rom. Look through it for a while and get a good taste or latest Ice Cream Sandwich. Please, leave a short review of the rom after looking in it for a while. While you enjoy this beta version let's hope a more stable version of CM9 to be made available for the galaxy mini/pop users. Also, make sure you thank the developer (squadzone) for this awesome rom at his own  Cyanogen Mod 9 thread on xda forum.