Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos Receives Early CM12 Port
Samsung Galaxy Grand is a dual-SIM phone with a 5” screen that was announced two years ago. The smartphone is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, backed by 1 GB of RAM. It also features an 8 MP camera with LED flash at the back and a 2 MP shooter in the front. It’s one of the mid-range phones released by Samsung to conquer Asia. Its low price and more than decent specs made Galaxy Grand Duos a quite popular choice for many users.
This large-screened smartphone ended its Android update schedule on Android 4.2.2. Luckily there are lots of developers who have this phone, and now we are pleased to announce that XDA Recognized Developer pawitp has ported an unofficial build of CyanogenMod 12 to the device.
The current version of the ROM is still at quite an early stage, but most of the important features are working flawlessly. There are some issues with screen recording and SIM tools, but hopefully they will be patched up really soon to enable this ROM to become a daily driver.
If you own Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos and would like to try an unofficial CM12 build on it, now is your chance. First, make sure to update to the official Android 4.2.2 ROM before flashing. This will flash a new bootloader, which is required to make the ROM work. You can find all the details by heading over to the CM 12.0 for Galaxy Grand Duos development thread.