Download the MiniCM9-xxx.zip from the release link that follows
Backup your /data contents: contacts, apps, sms, etc. or backup via recovery
Move the MiniCM9-xxx.zip to the root folder of your sdcard. Download the suggested Google Apps for CM9 from here (check http://goo-inside.me/gapps/ if you want to experiment with other gapps versions)
Make sure you are using the nAa-ics kernel
Enter CWM and:
- Select 'backup and restore -> Backup'
- Select 'wipe data/factory reset' (MUST DO)
- Flash the MiniCM9-xxx.zip. To do this, Select 'install zip from sdcard -> choose zip from sdcard' and select the MiniCM9-xxx.zip
- Flash gapps in the same way
Reboot (first boot will take ~2 mins)
Once your device has booted, you can use the nAa notification to register for upcoming updates. This way you can get update notifications on new versions of MiniCM9 and the nAa-ics kernel!
Please make sure you followed the above steps before reporting any issues, especially 'wipe data/factory reset'
something else that is useful to read before asking :
Here we (nearly all? XDA members, regardless of being devs or only users [like me], me at least ) don't care about your good/bad English the important is trying to be understood and to understand the content of the threads
only ask things you can't find, or you don't understand, please if you don't understand something in any process tell us exactly where is your problem : it will optimize the answer
sometime rephrasing things can make you understand better, feel free to help us for making the most understandable sentence for anybody
i'm always trying to use a proper English (not so easy for a non native English ^^)
but if there's something misunderstood because of my English your are welcome to correct me
BUT if you don't make the effort to read, I won't make the effort to answer (ok, you can't read everything... but read the minimum )
1/ is miniCM9 an april 1ST troll???????(any version)
ok, we are on April the 1stn but NO, it is not a troll, just some teasing, and then you'll be able to test it by yourself (on X8 only atm, you'll need to wait a little more for mini and pro)
2/ sim isn't recognized, what to do?(for miniCM9-3.0.0 on X8)
disable sim lock (pin) and then it should work (to disable, use another phone, or miniCM7)
3/ cypress digitizer doesn't work ??(for miniCM9-3.0.0/nAa-ics01 on X8)
use the dedicated fix :
4/ why flastool doesn't flash the kernel i choose? (any version)
when there are lots of kernel builds in flashtool firmware folder, flashed kernel might not be the right one,
to void this, create a folder in it, cut/paste all your previous kernel there
and only keep the one you want to flash in the firmware folder
then, start flastool and process flashing operations
5/ why can't i make FMradio work?(miniCM9-3.0.1 all devices)
you need to turn bluetooth on and then launch the app
6/ what is SafiXS favourite posting pic in miniCM support chat?
7/ some problems with default input method ?(for miniCM9-3.0.1/nAa-ics02 on X10mini)
here is the explanation of the bug, and how to live with (there is no way to fix it atm)
the red part are nearly unresponsive :
but the buttons are still perfectly usable, just need to press more to the center
when typing more than 2 times on a word : the app FC, to restart it just wait 2 seconds after pressing "ok"
same issue when selecting words, it can lead to FC
in fact you'll quickly see by yourself how to live with this, without much problem ==> supposed reason : conflict between input method selecting way and ICS way, the two want to select, and ICS wins the battle
==> the well known keyboard panel freeze that existed in miniCM7 no more exists in miniCM9 !
8/ why reboot to recovery option never reboots?miniCM9-3.0.1 nAa-ics-02 all devices
after choosing, wait for a while and press home, it will successfully reboot to recovery
9/ (39/) if you have any problem with flashing using flashtool, theses posts may help you : (all builds, all devices, on Windows) original explanation by hakanyildiz rephrased by alex_gm
Originally Posted by dr.norton
in brief, if your regional settings (on windows) don't correct (or let's say english localisation) you can't see the inner files of the main ftf file like kernel.sin & loader.sin in the flashtool, consequently you can't flash the ftf.
if someone can't see the *.sin files of a *.ftf file, he should change his regional settings of his system. that's all
10/ autobrightness doesn't work, what can i do?(miniCM-3.0.1 all devices)
Originally Posted by l3s
If you want to enable automatic brightness via cm9 settings follow these steps:
3 - Settings > Display > Brightness
Mark ''Automatic brighness''
OK, The keyboard lights should work !
My configuration, Screenshots :
14/ considering swap (miniCM3.0.3+, all devices)
Originally Posted by nobodyAtall
Q: What are the benefits of using swap? Do I get performance improvements?
A: Using swap essentially increases the amount of memory available for your Android system and applications. What it does, is that it allows you to have more open apps at a given time without the need to kill older apps or HOME (causing redraws when you hit HOME). In essence, it improves the multitasking experience for low RAM phones.
Swap is kept on the sdcard which is by no means as fast as the RAM memory of your phone. So it does NOT improve performance scores.
Q: What is the best sdcard for swap? What size should I use?
A: The best sdcard is the one with the higher write speed. Usually you need at least a class 6 sdcard to see some improvement. This does not mean that swap won't work on slower sdcards, however things will get laggy when stuff are swapped in or out.
The size to use really depends on your usage. For normal usage, 64MB should be enough for having 3-4 apps open at any time. If you need to run heavy apps, consider 128MB or 256MB. At any case you can experiment and find whichever option works best for you.
Q: So, what do I need to do to make swap work?
A: Enabling Swap under MiniCM9 is a piece of cake: Settings -> Performance -> Memory Management -> Swap Settings
There you can select the size, enable or disable, or check the current swap info.
You do NOT need a swap partition. You do NOT need swapper or any other thirdparty apps/scripts. All can be done via the Settings menu.
At boot, if a swapfile is found it's used. At shutdown/usb mass storage, if swap is enabled, it's cleanly disabled so that the sdcard can be unmounted as it should.
Q: Sounds complicated... Do I need to activate swap?
A: No. MiniCM9 will work perfectly with or without swap as it does e.g. with or without overclocking. Swap is yet another cool performance-related feature
another explanation, in other words : here thanks to XepA
15/ considering wifi (all releases, all devices)
refer to miniCM7 miniFAQ, there's some answers about it
Pushbullet is one of thoseapplications that every Android lover should have installed on his or … more
29 Aug 2014
By Tomek Kondrat
XDA Developers was founded by developers, for developers. It is now a valuable resource for people who want to make the most of their mobile devices, from customizing the look and feel to adding new functionality. Are you a developer?