QMobile Noir A9: Step by Step method of installing Custom Rom JB

QMobile Noir A9: Step by Step method of installing Custom Rom JB

This is a custom rom based on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Stock. It works for QMobile Noir A9 as I have tested it. It works totally fine with 512 MB Ram and the battery is same as ICS 4.0.4. Jelly Bean is very smooth due to Project Butter which makes it ‘buttery’ fast! It also has better voice search and Google Now for showing information when
you need it. I recommend a software that I use which is Advanced Mobile Care 3.0 because it has many features like Virus Scan, Battery Saver etc.

First Download the custom Rom Jelly Bean 4.1.2


PLEASE READ: To assure a smooth experience with your custom rom, you have to remove all system files and apps so that they don’t collide with the Custom Rom. You can make a backup image if anything goes
wrong in CWM recovery by going to backup and restore and press backup.

You can restore later in CWM by pressing restore.

So here is how to install this custom Rom on your QMobile A9

1. You have to follow “ROOT QMobile Noir A9” post here for rooting your
phone and installing ClockworkMod.

2. Download the Zip file and move to SD Card (without unzipping it)

3. Then you have to go to CWM recovery. Shut Down your phone and wait until it is off. Then press Volume down+Power button and then you will see white text on top left of screen. Press volume up to go to recovery mode.

4. Now you will see CWM recovery screen. Now select “Wipe Data/Factory Reset” and this will wipe all data on phone (not SD Card like Pics and Music). Then select “Wipe Cache Partition”. When done, go to “mounts
and storage” and select “format /system”. This will remove your previous software system file.

5. Now you will select “install zip from SdCard” and then “choose zip from SdCard”. Now select the zip file which you have downloaded. Now reboot system and you will be in the Setup Screen of Android.

Special Thanks to Salis Salman for providing the method Step by Step and the Custom Rom.


Here are some Screen Shots 




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View Comments (115)


  1. Owais Ahmed

    Nov 30, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Ok! I have to admit that Styro is by far the best ROM with much improved battery than the stock ROM or Yonip ROM. It is just a rip version of Samsung GS3 ROM. There is one problem, which is a must to mention though. My A9 does not charge when the phone is turned off after I installed this ROM. So beware, if you drain your battery completely, you’ll have to charge your battery with something else to 2 or 3% and only then can you charge it on A9 on Styro ROM. Best is to just keep your phone turned on always.

  2. Owais Ahmed

    Nov 24, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Amazing work. Those who are complaining of battery draining like bullet train may have missed step 4.
    Both cameras are is working, WiFi is working, GPS working, Bluetooth working, Sound working, Call working (no disconnection after end call), No random reboot or freezing issues so far, heating is moderate.
    Remember, you must have CMWR on your phone or there’s really no way to restore back your previous OS (with data).

  3. javed

    Oct 7, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    bhai i hv q a9 . skype pe bat kron to meri awaaz aagy nhi jati. plz tell me whats da problm?

  4. Arslan Nadeem

    Sep 18, 2013 at 11:11 am

    how to apply wi-fi on Q mobile Noir

  5. Muhammad Yousuf

    Sep 16, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    i did update sms messaging app isn't installed in jelly bean what i do moderator?

    • INCPak

      Sep 16, 2013 at 5:57 pm

      refer to INCPak Rom TroubleShoot LAB on Facebook

  6. jawad khan

    Sep 13, 2013 at 3:32 am

    Qmobile A900 lia h kia eska software update hota h

  7. jawad khan

    Sep 13, 2013 at 3:29 am

    farhan bhai tm bht nice sbko reply krte ho..maine 900 lia h bht nice mobile h…andriod version 4.2.1 h …kia es mobile ka software update hota h i.e sony ..or samsumg mai wait kru ga bhai

    • INCPak

      Sep 13, 2013 at 8:54 am

      Replied you dear – Q doesn\’t have Auto Update feature but manually we have upgraded from 4.1 to 4.2.2

  8. usama

    Aug 18, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    bug detected on qmobile a9. when you connect your phone with pc on mass storage mode then when you will remov usb cable then your mobile will get restart

  9. raziqijr

    Jun 6, 2013 at 5:20 am

    pls i need to remove samsung log pls find a way to remove it thank u

  10. raziqijr

    Jun 2, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    pls give me the link for Styro or yonip , and how to do u find these roms bro pls tell me

  11. asad

    May 13, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    plz give a link fr A9 stock rom

  12. Wass Waseem

    May 13, 2013 at 9:45 am

    hai lekin kum hai

  13. Wass Waseem

    May 13, 2013 at 9:45 am

    dnt know. it worked for me

  14. Wass Waseem

    May 13, 2013 at 9:44 am

    didnt try yet

  15. Sikandar Bakht

    May 10, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    U can flash this recovery image via mobile uncle. Its the back up recovery image of my Qmobile A9. Yours CWM recovery will work again like a charm.
    Download Link:

  16. Sikandar Bakht

    May 10, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Assalam Alaykum to all. Today I am sharing new custom ROM based on jelly bean 4.1.2 for Qmobile A9, which i tested myself and has an excellent battery timing.

    Wiko Peax Jelly Bean v2.4 (By Spanish) [Based on 4.1.2]
    Changelog Version 2.4

    – Removing Tweak initiated.
    – Cleaning and removing tweak in build prop .
    – Fixed app SMS / MMS (hopefully)
    – Mod lockscreen and other extra menu to reboot
    – MIUI File Manager.
    – A919 Tools included in the ROM.
    – Updated Flash Player.
    – Move some applications in system / app.
    – Play Store 4.0.27
    – Added WallPaper Galaxy S4 and ringtone.
    – Changing the font (using Choco Cooky)

    Download Link:….

  17. Mudassar Ahmad

    May 8, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    when will this be available brother?

  18. Ali Raza Agha

    May 7, 2013 at 5:14 am

    But, my mobile is not restarting in recovery mode. Whenever, I try to start through the normal recovery by pushing down volume button and power, it shows CWM update image and resets the data and JB's welcome screen appears. This same situation is with the recovery through reovery.img through mobileuncle tool. Please, do help me or give me some procedure of flashing this CWM recovery so I could at least go into default recovery because, I guess the problem is with the CWM recovery only.

  19. Ali Raza Agha

    May 6, 2013 at 9:46 am

    After the update of this custom rom, my mobile is not able to switch on the wifi at all.
    My phone is not restarting in recovery mode also. It just resets the data after showing CWM update image. Please, tell me about this issue. I am in a mess right now..

    • Salis Salman

      May 6, 2013 at 11:01 am

      Sorry Sir but I never got this problem before. Maybe you might have made some mistake while flashing the rom. There is also Mizwa v0.2 for Noir A9 if you are able to install it because you are getting problem in CWM recovery. It has much more customization and consumes less battery.

  20. Ali Raza Agha

    May 6, 2013 at 9:45 am

    My phone is not restarting in recovery mode. It just resets the data after showing CWM update image. Please, tell me about this issue. I am in a mess right now..

  21. Ali Raza Agha

    May 6, 2013 at 8:32 am

    After the update of this custom rom, my mobile is not able to switch on the wifi at all. Help me on this issue please…

  22. Annas Khan

    May 5, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    yar zip file root wali copy karni ha ya jelly bean wali zip file copy krni he sd card mein plz any one's help me!

  23. hazoor

    May 5, 2013 at 7:18 am

    any solution genius…. to improve Bat timing

  24. Whatchamacallit

    May 2, 2013 at 9:51 am

    I haven't got the stock ROM I'm afraid. Update on the Styro ROM: GPS locking is still shaky, only locks when you're out and about in the open. Sucks! But overall I've seen the STYRO ROM to be quite stable, battery life is better than the stock ROM and on normal phone and messaging use, u can go on for about 12 hours easily.

    • Uzair

      Aug 6, 2014 at 3:54 pm

      Which ROM do You suggest is the best for Q Mobile A9? Plz Help Me. I ve tested three ROMs so far and found no one better than the Stock.

      • FIA

        Aug 7, 2014 at 6:05 pm

        there are several roms available for Noir A9 check here

  25. azaan H

    Apr 27, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    will be so kind to share the backup of original ics of a9 please

  26. Zohaib Jiwani

    Apr 26, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    is there anyway to flash the original kernal ???
    to replace the Samsung logo? with the qmobile one ?

  27. Abdul Rehman

    Apr 24, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    do u have back up of ur a9 original ics 4 .4 if yes..thn plz upload it…v ll use it to roll back to a9 old version

    • azaan H

      Apr 27, 2013 at 3:54 pm

      Last night i updated my a9 to jb just lost my backup of ics could please
      will be so kind to share the backup of orignal ics of a9

  28. Whatchamacallit

    Apr 22, 2013 at 11:51 am

    2 days of all hell breaking loose on Qmob A9 with Yonip. Ton of FCs, slow response time; after a call, the phone would stop responding, no buttons would work and then it would start to respond only after a minute or more. Battery life was atrocious, the phone would heat up and overall degrade of performance. Plus the GPS wouldn't lock on. Installed Styro last night. So far its been really stable. The phone app works really smooth, with no performance issues, no force closures, the GPS locks on and the battery has been better than Yonip. Charged my phone completely at 10:30 AM. So far its 5:00 PM and I still have 69% of my juice.

    Will continue to track and post a review.

  29. Abdul Rehman

    Apr 21, 2013 at 3:54 am

    yr btry prob to is ma b ha

  30. Salis Salman

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Sorry Farhan. I went to my village in Punjab for a week. Coudn't reply. There is a phone called Wiko Cink Peax and there official site has jelly Bean software. use Google Translate plugin for browser or any plugin cus website in French. I am still downloading the software. The Jelly Bean that this phone uses is exactly like QMobile Noir A9's one so the update should be optimized for these phones. The only difference is the Cink Peax has 1GB Ram and our Noir A9 has 512 MB 🙁

    • INCPak

      Apr 18, 2013 at 5:08 pm

      I thought you mentioned you have replaced the JB that's why I wanted to know because we can do the modification programming and fix the tweaks before make it available for all , I have LeWa OS for A9 as well which is going to be on the site, join us let's work on Tehreek – e – Technology Pakistan Facebook Page by INCPak – Dedicated to Technology only not just phones

  31. Whatchamacallit

    Apr 18, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Installed Yonip last night, works like a charm so far. It does drain the battery quite heavily and the phone heats up as well, owing it to the overdrive that the processor needs to get into because of the "buttery" smoothness. GPS works fine, haven't tried bluetooth as yet. Going to install Styro and test it out.

    • INCPak

      Apr 18, 2013 at 5:10 pm

      Let me know about it and the procedure so we can share with all, it would great contribution by you, as Salis Salam did … Let's bring Pakistan on upfront out of the dark age – join Tehreek – e – Technology Pakistan

      • Whatchamacallit

        Apr 22, 2013 at 12:24 pm

        Step 1) simply follow basic rooting steps for A9.
        Step 2) Install MobileUncle tools app from playstore. Step 3) Go into Recovery Mode and flash recovery image that comes with A9 root package.
        Step 4) In recovery mode, create BACKUP of current ROM
        Step 5) Connect phone with USB and copy paste the Styro or Yonip ROM onto the internal SD card
        Step 6) In Recovery mode, to ensure you've made the right backup of your current ROM, restore it, reboot and check if all works fine. If it does, you're good to start flashing custom ROM.
        Step 7) Reboot into recovery, update from SD card
        Step 8) raise your arms up in the air and punch the air in jubilation, you now have Jellybean on your droid.

  32. Waseem M

    Apr 15, 2013 at 8:27 am

    GPS and BT working fine

    • INCPak

      Apr 18, 2013 at 5:10 pm

      share screen shots and your review to be publish on incpak site

  33. Zohaib Jiwani

    Apr 14, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    • Zohaib Jiwani

      Apr 14, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      i recently installed this
      working really good !

      • Zohaib Jiwani

        Apr 14, 2013 at 4:50 pm

        GPS dont work in this verson, but overall is wroking really good !!!!

    • Abdul Rehman

      Apr 21, 2013 at 3:55 am

      hwz btry working ?

  34. Zohaib Jiwani

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Did you checked it bro ? !!

    • Abdul Rehman

      Apr 14, 2013 at 7:03 pm

      z dis jelly bean gud wid btry???if it z thn share a link of 4 1 2 v 4 ..i dont fid it yet,,,m still using the 1 i gave to u ppl its gud to

  35. Zohaib Jiwani

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    is it the stock 4.0.4 ? ICS of qmobile ?

  36. Abdul Rehman

    Apr 12, 2013 at 9:04 am

    bro chk gps n bt etc etc…thn plz tell us

  37. Waseem M

    Apr 12, 2013 at 6:04 am

    Link for Styro ROM. Less beauty but more functionality. Also it replaces Q startup logo with Samsung GT – I9500 Logo. (310.8 MB)!0w5UXAbb!R6qLBVXVtEiIGEz5oZw

  38. Waseem M

    Apr 12, 2013 at 5:58 am

    Tried Yunip as well as Styro ROM. Styro is smooth with better battery timings. Now using Styro ROM.

  39. Abdul Rehman

    Apr 12, 2013 at 3:55 am

    asalam o alaikum guyz….for those who r suffring from betry issue in a9 coz of jelly bean…..n want to roll back to 4 0 4….so juz do as u did…..but save dis file to ur sd

    here z d link

  40. Abdul Rehman

    Apr 12, 2013 at 2:23 am

    m gona check yonip a888 custm rom..n hope it ll wrk lyk our old version

  41. Zohaib Jiwani

    Apr 11, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    anybody tried this ??

    Yonip JB 4.1.2 v.4

    for Myphone A888

    • Abdul Rehman

      Apr 12, 2013 at 1:13 pm

      nooo bro not even c it

  42. XEb

    Apr 11, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Noir A9 stock ics Needed Pleaseeeee………………….

    • Farhan Imaan

      Apr 11, 2013 at 7:29 pm

      We also want ICS for N9 provide us the link as well.

      • Muhammad Yousuf Mirza

        Oct 11, 2013 at 9:03 pm

        farhan bhai maine 4.2 kya hai mujhe wapis 4.1 karna hai root nahi horaha kya karon plz batao

  43. Abdul Rehman

    Apr 10, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    sir plz upload a ics 4 0 4 zip file or gv us a link for a9 m rely in need of it…plzzz

  44. Salis Salman

    Apr 10, 2013 at 11:46 am

    This is the same one everyone else is using and they have battery problems.

  45. Abdul Rehman

    Apr 10, 2013 at 3:24 am

    asalam o alaikum….yar mene lewa chalaya apne a9 pe…..per home key nai chalti,,,,,,2nd 1,2 jagah p chinese likhi ati…bst way for increazing btry lyf z……….dont use it hahaha….. have to roll back to ics….4 0 4

  46. Abdul Rehman

    Apr 9, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    m new in android wrld so many tymz dnt under stand wht u ppl exactly a9 badly stuck wid btry issue,,,,its gving 3 to 3.5 hourz totly….{.n i dont under stand ur 2nd batch or 1st batch (at faree word press)}

    • Zohaib Jiwani

      Apr 10, 2013 at 8:01 pm

      i share the same pain , but it gives me 6-7 hours tops .. with heavy gprs use

      • Abdul Rehman

        Apr 11, 2013 at 3:21 pm

        bro if ur suffring thn install its not so gud…m trying to find for a888…inshaAllah i ll get sm thing gud…or incpak fix ll fix ti

  47. Abdul Rehman

    Apr 9, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    plz help i want to rool back on ics 4,04…m using a9 jelly bean fit ha bt btry bht tang kar ri….plz rpy

  48. Abdul Rehman

    Apr 9, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    sir btry issue ne tang kia hoa koi solution

  49. Salis Salman

    Apr 8, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    I have found many other roms and have tested them for Noir A9. Out of them, I have chosen that the best is the Samsung Styro rom for Mymobile A888 (AKA QMobile Noir A9) and it does not have battery issue and also has Samsung Galaxy S3 boot logo (which removes QMobile Boot) and it runs very stable with Touchwiz Launcher. Will give links of rom tomorrow or day after tomorrow.

  50. Abbad

    Apr 8, 2013 at 2:07 am

    Hello bhai mein ne jelly bean install kr liya hay q a9 mein mje ye batain is m sim pay net ni chal raha aur is .mobile ka model A9 hy but setting m ja k cheq kiya wo A888 show kr rha hy aur is m Q ki apps b ni hen plz mje koi bataye k mje m phly wala 4.04 ice cream sandwich downgrade kesay kron plz koi meri help kare thanx is ki batry timing b ni hy aur batry chargi g b jaldi ni krta plz abi reply karain thanx

  51. Farhan Imaan

    Apr 7, 2013 at 10:26 am


  52. Ashar Siddiqui

    Apr 7, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Is Jellybean works better in Noir A8 than Icecream Sandwich..?
    Or ICS is better than JB..? Reply me please ASAP..!!!

  53. Farhan Imaan

    Apr 6, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Thanks for Sharing !

  54. asfand malik

    Apr 6, 2013 at 6:39 am

    farhan bhai why there is no rom jb based for noir a8 .a9 came after a8 and its overclocked and jb is available. kindly start developing for a8 also.and i have a very little knowledge of android but i am willing to start experimenting with my device if little assistance provided.

    • Farhan Imaan

      Apr 6, 2013 at 7:38 am

      We all are working together as a team if you are good at searching than search boot.img file that's whats needed to make it work on Noir A8 over clocking is no big deal that can be done later but first JB 4.1.2 by passing Q version is what we are working on

    • Farhan Imaan

      Apr 6, 2013 at 6:43 pm

      GO POWER Battery App

  55. Danish

    Apr 5, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Bettery Charging in 5 hours..!! and Draining very fluently… !!! so please LOOK into the MATTER.

  56. Farrukh

    Apr 5, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Those who have installed JB on your A9, kindly share your reviews/experience with it.
    Please tell us if you are facing any problems, performance issues etc etc…..

    I need this guidance in order to decide if I should Root and install JB on my A9 (Just bought 3 days ago?


  57. Zohaib Jiwani

    Apr 4, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Farhan bahi , can you please post some screen shots of the menus and homescreen ?

    • Salis Salman

      Apr 5, 2013 at 2:10 am

      Here are some, made from my QMobile Noir A9

      • Danish

        Apr 5, 2013 at 4:58 am

        AsslamoAlikum… brother Bettery Consumption problem still there… ? how to resolve??? Muhammad Sulman DAnish…

        • Farhan Imaan

          Apr 6, 2013 at 7:37 am

          are you using this JB 4.1.2 ? or Q version ?

          • Sulman Danish

            Apr 6, 2013 at 5:12 pm

            i am using what is linked with this page…
            i downloaded abovementioned link. but bettery consumption and charging is very worst……..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Farhan Imaan

            Apr 6, 2013 at 6:43 pm

            send me screen shots and is your A9 new means hardly week or so old. ?

    • Farhan Imaan

      Apr 6, 2013 at 10:39 am

      Salis Salman provided me screen shots I have placed them there.

  58. Abbad

    Apr 4, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Sir meri help karein m be q mobile ka root air jellybean 4.1.2 software download kr lite hey but ye update no ho raha sir m be step by step kiya hey mobile rooted ho gayshy us k bad m be mobile uncle apps install ki by us se a gay no Jan raha mobile uncle m Jan k Kia krna hey tell me

    • Danish

      Apr 5, 2013 at 11:50 am

      mobile uncle me ja kay . update recovery update pay click kar kay… then.. recovery.img wali file select karni hai.

  59. Danish

    Apr 4, 2013 at 7:13 am

    kia Qmobile ka logo nahi remove ho sakta shutdown . and restart logo ki baat kar raha hoon.. baaqi sb fit chal raha hai.. very nice sharing…….many many thanks.. Muhammad Sulman Danish

    • Salis Salman

      Apr 4, 2013 at 9:49 am

      Your welcome. Jesay computer ko jub start kartay hain to phir Bios screen nazar aati hain, ye QMobile logo phone key bootloader ka hisa hain. Ye change nahi ho sakta.

  60. Danish

    Apr 4, 2013 at 6:21 am

    Asslam o Alikum…Bhai. Fantastically Working.Jazakallah… very nice.. but QUESTION….. kia CWM Recovery ab bhe available ho gi is me? ????? danish. Faisalabad +923457810099

    • Salis Salman

      Apr 4, 2013 at 9:46 am

      Yes, CWM Recovery ab bhi available ho ga. By pressing power+volume down

      • Danish

        Apr 4, 2013 at 9:54 am

        mera matlab bhai. kia wohi OLD tareeqa use karna party ga CWM Recovery kay liye. jo hum 4.0.4 pay karty thy?

        • Salis Salman

          Apr 4, 2013 at 5:49 pm

          Sorry for late reply. yes wohi tareeqa 4.0.4 wala by first shutting down phone then pressing power+volume down and then press volume up when you see white text. Did you turn on data connection? Osi say GPRS chalta hain. Notification center mein GPS kay sath Data Connecton ko on karo. When done check kay status bar mein edge ya Gprs likha hain.

          • Danish

            Apr 5, 2013 at 5:00 am

            yes.. meny khud manual setting ki hai internet ki. aur Mobilink and Zong sim ki Manual Setting kar kay.. then internet use kar kay dekha hai. chalta hai. magar Setting Khud / Manual karni parti hai..wo manual setting me ne dost kay Noir A9 se li hai….. but BETTERY PROBLEM ka kuch karo.. thanks..

      • Danish

        Apr 4, 2013 at 11:33 am

        i can not access the CWM Recovery Mode…!!! How to go in this mode? and GPRS bhe nahi chal raha… baqi sb very nice and very smooth and very good looking. and GRAPHICS are very Excellent..but please Help regarding GPRS & CWM Recovery Mode…

    • Farrukh

      Apr 5, 2013 at 6:31 am

      AOA Danish,
      So is JB faster and giving better performance than Stock ICS?
      And Battery issue is worst, Bad, or just slightly draining?


      • Farhan Imaan

        Apr 6, 2013 at 10:40 am

        Q version of JB drains gives u hardly 5 hours net timing while JB above one which is 4.1.2 giving 8 hrs .

        • Farrukh

          Apr 7, 2013 at 10:18 am

          Yes, I just restored back the Stock Rom. JB really sucking battery…

          however, seems more colorful 🙂

  61. Farish Farhan

    Apr 3, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Dear Admin,It will void the warranty if we root our phone. So is it a good idea to first get ur phone updated from Q-Shop. Maybe they will also install custom rom as u said before and install CWM etc so that later on we can use it to install custom roms. What do u say? Please reply. Thanks

    • Farhan Imaan

      Apr 3, 2013 at 6:57 pm

      they also Root and do it, I don't think it makes a much difference they wont mind if you brick your phone since all Pakistanis are testing and even Q fellas

      • jawad khan

        Sep 13, 2013 at 3:43 am

        farhan bhai qmobile A900 ka sofware update hota h ya ni..4.2.1 version h mai tmre reply ka wait kru ga +923047601643 for whatsapp plz

        • INCPak

          Sep 13, 2013 at 8:52 am

          Software doesn\’t update you have to Root and Flash the Rom using CWMR

    • Farrukh

      Apr 5, 2013 at 6:32 am

      Q-Shop? Web site or I have to visit their office in Islamabad/Rawalpindi?

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