Finally there is some good news for all Nexus One users who were waiting for the new CyanogenMod 6. The alpha release is now available for download and if you already have a rooted Nexus One, then its only the matter of flashing this ROM through recovery.
Here is the step by step guide on installing CyanogenMod 6 Alpha on your Nexus One.
Before embarking on this method, please make sure that you have a rooted Nexus One running a custom Android 2.x ROM. This is not the final release so you can stumble across some bugs and issues which you can either report here or on the Cyanogen Forum. Again I would like to stress on the fact that if you don’t know what CyanogenMod is or “Boot in recovery” makes no sense to you then Please Do Not Attempt This!
- The first step is download CM 6 alpha, FRF50 Radio and FRF85B.
- If you are still on CyanogenMod 5.0.x Eclair, then you might have to Wipe your device. Please click here for more info on this.
- Connect your phone to your computer and mount SD card. Copy all three downloaded files onto your SD card.
- Now make a backup of everything on your Android phone using Nandroid.
- Now Download FRF50 Radio and flash it through recovery. If you are already on FRF50, then there won’t be a need to do so.
- Reboot your phone into recovery by holding the home and trackball. Now flash the CyanogenMod 6 Alpha through recovery and wait for the installation to finish. [This can take some time]
- Now flash FRF85B Google Add-on and reboot you phone once the installation is complete.
- Please note that after flashing this CM, you will not have apps2SD activated and this mod only supports Froyo2SD. So, if you are using Apps2SD, it is advised to move your apps on SD card to your phone’s internal memory.
- The first reboot can take some time so wait until you see the launch screen for Android.
Disclaimer: AddictiveTips won’t be held responsible if this method incurs any permanent or non-permanent damage to your device. Please use at your own risk.