Finally there is some great news for all CyanogenMod fans waiting for their custom build on Samsung Galaxy S. Recently Cyanogen along with other developers has released a nightly AOSP release candidate of CyanogenMod 6.1 Android 2.2.1 Froyo for download and flashing. Although we know that you’ve waited a long time for this, but according to Aery, Senior XDA member and developer, the release is filled with bugs. These bugs are consistently getting updated in hacker gits, and we believe that soon there there will be a more stable and bug free version available. In case you want to install or flash this RC of CyanogenMod 6.1 Android 2.2 Froyo for Samsung Galaxy S, then do it at your own risk.
Here are the step by step instructions regarding installation of this custom ROM on your handset.
- The first step is to charge your phone till the battery is full. The update process usually takes around an hour so your handset should be prepared to handle it without connected to any charging socket.
- Now make sure that you already have root on your handset. You can follow the instruction posted here to attain root on your Samsung Galaxy S with a single click. Apart from this, you also need to make sure that you are on the newest JPM firmware version for Galaxy S.
- Now remove any lagfixers that you might have flashed on your phone. CyanogenMod will not work and you can end up with a bricked Galaxy S if this step is not done.
- Now download the initial kernel along with CyanogenMod Custom ROM zip file and Google Addons. Save all the downloaded files on your desktop to eliminate confusion.
- Now connect your phone to the computer, mount SD card and copy the downloaded ROM file to SD card root. Please copy the complete Zip file and do not extract after you save it on SD card.
- Now flash the kernel .tar file you saved on your desktop as PDA using Odin. Please make sure that no pit and no repartition is required. In case you want to know more about flashing kernel files through Odin, you can follow the guide posted here.
- Now reboot your phone into recovery. In case you don’t have a recovery image installed, download ROM Manager from Market, launch the app and follow onscreen instructions to flash ClockworkMod Recovery on your phone.
- After you get booted into recovery, scroll down to backup and create a full backup. This is necessary as the backup will be used to restore earlier settings if anything goes wrong with flashing the ROM.
- Once you are done with the backup, go back to recovery main screen and scroll down to WIPE Data. Now wipe all the data inclusive of cache, delvik cache and select the factory reset option.
- Now go back to recovery screen and scroll to Apply ZIP from SD card. Select this option and you will be able to see the ROM file you earlier copied to SD card root.
- Now select the ROM folder and confirm flashing /installation. Now sit back and let the installation complete. As this is a complete ROM installation, so it will consume some time.
- After the installation of ROM is complete, your phone will reboot on it’s own. Do not try to reboot it yourself.
- Now you can install Google Addons if you want by flashing the addon zip file through recovery.
- Please note that this ROM is still a pretty much Beta so do not, under any circumstances, try to use GPS.
In case you are facing any problem or issues with this method, then it recommended that you head over to the official XDA thread here for support. For those who want a stable version of this custom ROM, it is recommended to wait for a couple of days until the stable and bug less version is out.
Disclaimer: Please use this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips won’t be responsible for any permanent / non-permanent damage caused to your device due to this method.