Monday, October 10, 2011

Installing CyanogenMod 7.1 Stable On Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000

Today, the CyanogenMod 7.1 has been released, its been a long time since the release of CyanogenMod 7. The CM7.1 now officialy supports 68 devices! Samsung Galaxy S being one of them. This is the first time, a stable version of CyanogenMod is relased for Galaxy S series of devices. There was also a RC1 build which was relased some time back.

Today, I'll be showing you how to install CyanogenMod 7.1 on your Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000,
  1. Backup all your data on the device, using apps like Titanium Backup and SMS Backup & Restore.
  2. Download the CyanogenMod 7.1 zip file from here and transfer it to your internal SD-Card of your Galaxy S.
  3. Make sure you have CWM recovery installed, to install CWM recovery install kernel which supports that, like CF-Root, SpeedMod, Voodoo, etc.
  4. Once you have the recovery installed, turn off your device.
  5. Enter recovery mode by pressing volume up + home button + power button simultaneosly.
  6. You will see a menu, scroll down to "install zip from sdcard" and select it by pressing power button/home button.
    Note: The volume keys are used for navigation and different kernels have different buttons for selecting, I'm currently on CF-Root so I used the home button for selecting that option.
  7. Scroll down and select the option "choose zip from sdcard".
  8. Now, select the CM 7.1 zip you downloaded earlier and transferred to your SD-Card.
  9. Confirm install by selecting "Yes". Once you select yes you can't go back, make sure your battery is charged so that you will not face any problems while the firmware gets installed on your device.
    Note: Your device may restart several times during the installation and once the installation is complete you will see the familiar CM7 boot animation.
Congratulations! you have successfully installed the latest and the most stable version of CyanogenMod on your Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000!

CyanogenMod doesn't come pre-installed with Google Apps like GMail, Google Maps, GTalk etc. So to install these apps you need to follow the instructions mentioned here.

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32 comments:

  1. I have 2.3.4 gingerbread installed on my Galaxy S. Can I install Cyanogen mod on it? And where I can I find CWM recovery from?

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  2. You can install SpeedMod kernel from this link, it has CWM recovery.
    Once you install SpeedMod kernel you can reboot into recovery and follow the steps mentioned above to install CyanogenMod 7.1 on your Galaxy S.

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  3. Thanks a lot. Btw if for some reason this cyanogenmod doesnt work and I wanna go back to original stock 2.3.4. Is it possible?

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  4. Yes! Just note down the current firmware version from Settings > About. You can then download the firmware and install it via ODIN. You can also make a backup from CWM recovery, this backup can be restored if you wish to go back.

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  5. Hi man, thanks for the update, i m currently on 2.3.5 XXJVS rooted with CWM option. when i reboot and try to install the cyanogenmod zip file, it gives me the message INSTALLATION ABORTED....????
    can not understand where exactly I am wrong, is it 2.3.5 ? do i need to go back to 2.3.4 ?

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  6. I updated to CM 7.1 from 2.3.5 XXJVT without any issue, the only thing additional I did was "wipe data/facroty reset" and "wipe cache partition" before installing CM 7.1
    You can do the above mentioned things and try again!
    Let me know if you still face any issue.

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  7. thanks mate for the quick response. just downgraded to 2.3.4 XXJVR, still the same result. will give it one more try by installing XXJVT.  one question, how to root XXJVT, i did earlier by ODIN and flashing it with CF ROOT of XXJVS based. it did give me CWM and super user access. I understand before applying CM 7.1 I do need to root my device.

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  8. Hi again man, still waiting for your reponse :(

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  9. Did you try wiping your data/factory reset and wipe cache partition as I had told you?
    You do no need root to install CM 7.1! You just need CWM recovery, which can be installed by flashing any custom kernel.
    As you have upgraded to XXJVT, install CF-Root for XXJVT which will give you CWM recovery and then wipe data and cache and choose "install zip from sdcard" and select the CM 7.1 file from your sdcard.
    Let me know how it goes..

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  10. managed finally to install it ( problem indeed was with old drivers. tks) Mtime i do not find the android market installed , how can i get it ?

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  11. thanks a lot man, its all up and running :) 

    thanks for your advice and support.

    one last question, I have downloaded the google apps and gtalk as well but can not find the CWM app now on my CM 7.1, is there any other option , how can i install them?  already copied to sd card. but can not go into recovery mode.

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  12. got it man,,its via ROM MANAGER :),
     but thanks 

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  13. CWM recovery is pre-installed in CM 7.1, you just have to reboot via recovery to see see and install GAPPS.

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  14. CyanogenMod doesn't come pre-installed with Google Apps like GMail, Google Maps, GTalk, Market etc. So to install these apps you need to follow the instructions mentioned here.

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  15. thanks buddy. is there any way to install swype ?? and tw launcher?

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  16. you are welcome! Yes you can install Swype, follow instructions mentioned here.
    TW Launcher I haven't tried but will give it a try n let you knw.

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  17. ya buddy got it, swype installed and running smoothly. waiting for TW LAUNCHER news? i hope i am not getting on your nerves :)

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  18. hehe! no but give me some time so that I can test it out be4 posting instructions here.
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  19. a newbie question: I have DarkyRom 10.2.2 installed (with help from a friend, who is not available at the momen) and want to have Cyanogenmod 7.1.
    How can i install it? Do i have to change settings/reformat the filesystem (at the moment ext4) and so on and so on..

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  20. You can follow the instructions mentioned in this post to install CM7.1!
    When you enter recovery mode by pressing volume up + home button + power button simultaneously select wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache partition and then proceed as mentioned in the above post.
    Let me know if you have any questions.

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  21. well its very good ROM... i installed it and now i am not facing any problem on 2.3.5 wifi issue of weak signal and disconnection.... CyanogenMod 7 ROCKS............

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  22. does it take alot of time when installing ??

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  23. Yes! CM7 is amazing! I'm glad you like it.

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  24. No, it shouldn't take more than 2 minutes to install, first boot may take time, later on its very fast!

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  25. bro I have installed cm7.1 just now from darky rom 10.2 and it's work. but my baseband XXJVK then let me know how to upgrade baseband XXJVT or latest

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  26. CM7 community officially supports XXJVT only and considers it to be the best. Although you can change the baseband but I'll recommend sticking with XXJVT unless you have specific issues with your device!

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  27. why can't i connect to samsung kies with this new rom?

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  28. CyanogenMod is an aftermarket firmware and is based on open-source Android OS, therefore you can't connect CM7 running device to Kies as the Samsung drivers are missing in this rom.

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  29. plzz  help me, how to install swype in it.

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  30. I think i'm in a bootloop. followed all of the instructions correctly. the phone just keeps on booting and will not continue to install. i have a rooted 2.3.4 xxjvp. can someone help me please

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  31. If you are stuck in a boot loop then enter recovery mode(volume up+home+power) and wipe data/factory reset and then wipe cache partition. Once you do that go to select install zip from SD-card and again select the CM 7.1 zip file..
    Let me know once you try this..

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  32. after installing the cyanogen mode 7 stable mode. at times i get the force close prompts when opening an app. any solution to this problem>

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