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I have a Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 running Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread). I know that the official support for Galaxy Mini ends here. But I have come across tutorials for upgrading from Gingerbread to ICS. What I want to know is, is it safe to upgrade my phone? Or will I encounter problems later on after upgrading?

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See When will my device get the Android 4.0 update (Ice Cream Sandwich)? for official update statements. As there are so many Galaxy Minis around, I'm not sure which one you refer to; but you might check at Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? to see if there's any ROM with ICS to be found already. –  Izzy Mar 21 '13 at 20:32
    
Its an S5570. There is no official support for ICS on S5570. Is there a problem if i install it througfh cyanogenmod? –  Akas Antony Mar 22 '13 at 11:37
    
If there is a compatible build available, I'd say no. Except, may be, performance might be an issue. Device specs look a little low (600 MHz, 384 MB RAM, that's not that much). I'd check the feedback of those using this combination. –  Izzy Mar 22 '13 at 16:26

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As you said, there is no official ICS for Galaxy Mini.

But CyanogenMod 10 and 10.1 work on the Galaxy Mini. I'm using cyanogenmod 10.1 RC5. It's a Jelly Bean ROM, but it works perfectly with my Mini. You can find it on xda-developers.

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Where abouts on XDA Developers? A linky direct to the forum thread would be of help. –  t0mm13b Aug 16 '13 at 21:11
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I was not talking about myself! Am referring to you re-editing your answer to include the linky for benefit of other users on this forum. –  t0mm13b Aug 17 '13 at 11:53
    
ok..my bad..got it.:) –  pistachio Aug 17 '13 at 13:22

The offical ics does not work on galaxy mini. but we can run it by cyanogenmod. I have tried it everything works fine . it has both pros and cons
pros
1. you can feel the Ics os very good.
2. nice graphics
cons
1. battry life will be redused
2. memory will not be suffician to run apps that support in ICS
speed of phone will be redused considerably

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the Ics will not support to the galaxy mini or galaxy pop

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Can you backup up that statement? –  Al E. Mar 18 at 12:30

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