CyanogenMod 10 ROM Jelly Bean 4.1 Upgrade for Samsung Vibrant T959


It was just two week ago that we posted about Jellybean upgrade for Samsung Vibrant, and now we are back with CyanogenMod 10 ROM based upgrade for your very own Vibrant T959 which was the very first variant of Samsung Galaxy S series. The XDA Forum member go_l_den has made this upgrade possible. This upgrade would allow you to experience a better interface and functions on you device. But this ROM is in its early stages which means that some of the functions are not working properly. Here is a list of functions which are working properly and which are not.

Working Properly

  • Calls/SMS
  • Wifi
  • Data
  • Camera (if G-Apps aren’t installed)
  • Bluetooth (some bugs reported)
  • Google Now
  • GPS
  • Everything else.

Not Working Properly

  • Some people reported that the Camera wasn’t working at all.
  • The  Boot-time animations might get freezed or even go in a loop, (but the phone will boot)
  • Google Sound Recognition is not working.
  • Mounting of External SD card to computer is having issues.

Important Note: Although, we have taken the ROM link from a very reliable developer(XDA-Forum), yet go for this upgrade at your own risk as neither this site nor the author would be responsible for any problem in upgradation. However, this happens rarely. Also you would lose warranty of the hardware(if any).

The upgradation Process has been divided into two parts:

  • Pre-Upgardation.
  • Final Upgradation.

Please follow all the steps given below in the order they are given and donot skip any step in between.


Follow these steps with a little care. If you have any problem, feel free to ask-

  1. First of all check the phone version. It should be Samsung Vibrant T959 only (Check at Settings> About Phone). Do not upgrade if you have some other version.
  2. We advice you to take a backup of your existing ROM by using Nandroid Backup and Restore App from XDA.
  3. You can also take backup of some important data such as SMSContacts etc.
  4. Make sure that your Vibrant T959 is at-least 85% charges. If it isn’t, we advice you charge your phone first.
  5. Next, disable all the anti-virus on your Device. Also uninstall all the Kies from your computer.
  6. Now enable USB Debugging on your cellphone (Option available at Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging ).
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  7. Your device is now ready to be upgraded.

Final Upgradation

  • First of all, download the CyanogenMod 10 ROM for Vibrant T959 from the official development page on you PC.
  • Next, download the official Google Apps Package.
  • Now connect your phone to PC via USB cable and copy both downloaded files on internal SD Card of your Phone.
  • Now turn off your Vibrant T959 and reboot it in ClockworkMod Recovery. This can be done by pressing and holding Volume Down HOME + Power Button  all together.
  • Now from the options available on the screen, Select “wipe data/factory reset” and then further select Yes when prompted.
  • Now,  you need to select the Installation zip file from sdcard(one you’ve copied from PC). For this select “choose zip from sdcard” and then select the ROM package from SD card.
  • When it is completed,  do the same and install the second package i.e. Google Apps .
  • When the installation is complete, go back to main menu, and select “reboot system now” and it will

With this you’ve successfully upgraded to Cyanogen Mod 10 on your Samsung Vibrant T959. Enjoy 🙂