Galaxy Grand i9082 : Upgrade to CyanogenMod 10.1 Jellybean Firmware

Galaxy Grand i9082 is currently one of the most-selling Android smartphone with a big screen. Galaxy Grand i9082 has some amazing features like 5 inches screen, 8 megapixel camera. Galaxy Grand i9082 works on a 1.2 GHz dual-core Cortex A9 processor. With an internal memory of 8GB and 1GB RAM, Galaxy Grand i9082 is a good buy for those who want high-end device with investing much. It is a complete value for money.

Galaxy Grand i9082 comes with a default stock ROM of Android 4.1.2 Jellybean. This ROM lags several features which can make your Galaxy Grand i9082 even better. If you are owner of Galaxy Grand i9082, then you are at correct spot. We are here giving you a step-by-step guide to upgrade your Galaxy Grand i9082 to CyanogenMod 10.1 Jellybean 4.2.2. We have tried and tested this CyanogenMod 10.1 ROM on Galaxy Grand i9082 in our lab and it worked perfectly fine.

Galaxy Grand i9082

Galaxy Grand i9082 : Upgradation Guide

We have tried to make the upgradation as easy and explanatory as it could be. The upgradation guide have two halves namely:

  • Getting Ready for Upgrade
  • The Real Upgrade

Notice : This Firmware is taken from a very reliable Android Developer. We have tried and tested this firmware before bringing this for you. However, we would recommend you to follow these steps with extra-care as a single error can lead to bricking of your Device.
The warranty of your device would void after upgrade, so do this at your own risk. We will not be liable for any error.

Galaxy Grand i9082 : Getting Ready for Upgrade

  • Before you take a step further, please make sure that your device is Galaxy Grand i9082. You can check this at Settings >> About Device.
  • Take a backup of your existing ROM using the ROM Manager App available on Play Store.
  • You may also opt for a backup of your important data such as SMS, phone numbers using one of the backup apps available on play store for free.
  • The upgrade process work on internal battery power. So we would recommend you to charge your device more than 80%.
  • Disable all anti-virus software installed on you device and PC.
  • If you have kies installed on your PC, just uninstall it.
  • Enable USB debugging on your Device. The option for this is available at :
    Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging or
    Settings> Developer Option> USB Debugging
  • Now your Galaxy Grand i9082 is ready for upgradation.

Galaxy Grand i9082 : The Real Upgrade

  •  Download the Firmware Package and Google Apps Package on your Laptop/PC from below links:
    1.  CyanogenMod 10.1 ROM
    2.  Google Apps
  • Now transfer both the files to external Micro-SD card of your device (do not save in Internal Memory).
  • Power off your Galaxy Grand i9082 and restart in Debugging mode. This can be done by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power Key together.
  • After sometime, the main menu of Clockwork Mod Recovery appears.
  • Choose Wipe Data and Select Yes on the next screen. This will delete the stock ROM data from your device.
  • After wipe is complete, navigate to Install Zip from SD Card and select the firmware package saved on your external SD card.
  • This will start installing the firmware on your device.
  • After firmware installation is complete, again navigate to Install Zip from SD Card and select Google Apps.
  • After this complete, go to main menu and Select Reboot System Now. 
  • Your phone is upgraded and will restart in around 10-15 minutes.
  • Check the version of your firmware at Settings >> About Device. 

With this you have successfully upgraded your Galaxy Grand i9082 to CyanogenMod 10.1. If you face any kind of issue during installation, then you can seek our help using the comment form below.

Also we would recommend you to comment if you were able to upgrade your Galaxy Grand i9082 successfully.