Earlier we posted a news about the release of CyanogenMod 7.1 for Android devices. The release as mentioned in that post, is an RC1 and can now be run on your Galaxy S I9000. CyanogenMod ROMs are one of the most wanted and most famous AOSP ROMs out there for the Android devices, and are built for speed and stability. So let’s not waste much time and move onto the instructions on how to install this ROM on your device.
CM7 RC1, like the CM7 Final Release, is based on Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. For more information on this ROM and any changelog, refer to the official CyanogenMod git. Now, on with some good old ROM flashing!
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- Full Froyo firmware. (In case you’re coming from any ROM other then CM7.)
- ODIN installed on the PC. Download. (In case you’re coming from any ROM other then CM7.)
- Samsung USB drivers installed. Download USB drivers for 32 bit Windows | For 64 bit Windows. ((In case you’re coming from any ROM other then CM7.)
- Rooted Samsung Galaxy S. See our guide on how to root the Samsung Galaxy S. Additionally, see our guide on how to root the Samsung Galaxy S on a MAC.
- A custom recovery installed. See our ClockworkMod guide for details.
- CM7.1 RC1 for Galaxy S.
- Google Apps
- If you’re on an older version of CM7 already, skip to step 7.
- Download the Froyo firmware from the link above and run ODIN.
- Hit the PDA button in ODIN and select the .tar file, which would be the Froyo firmware.
- Put your phone into download mode and connect it to your computer. (Enter download mode by holding down the Volume down and Home button and then pressing the Power button letting go of the power button once the Samsung logo appears.)
- When you see the phone connected in ODIN, hit the Start button to begin the flashing process.
- Once the flashing completes, the phone will reboot into the Froyo firmware.
- Download the CM7.1 RC1 ROM and Google Apps from the links above and copy them to the root of your SD card.
- Enter into recovery mode. (Enter download mode by holding down the Volume up and Home button and then pressing the Power button letting go of the power button once the Samsung logo appears.)
- Make a Nandroid backup.
- If you’re already on a CM7 ROM, no need to wipe data/factory reset the phone, if not, kindly do so.
- Then, wipe cache and dalvick cache.
- Select install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard and select the ROM you copied to your SD card.
- The flashing process will begin and once the ROM is installed, flash Google Apps by repeating step 12.
- Once the ROM and Google Apps are flashed, simply reboot the device and cross your fingers!
That’s it! Your device should now boot into the latest CM7.1 ROM. For updates and queries, visit the forum thread at CyanogenMod.