Tuesday, May 17, 2011

CyanogenMod 7 on Galaxy S Vibrant

CM7_256_072The nightly builds for CyanogenMod 7 for Samsung Galaxy S line of devices is now available via Rom Manager. It is now a “Single Update” install, 2 if you want to add gapps.

Here are some of the issues I had when doing the install, and how I worked around them.

  • Follow the instructions Here and Read the FAQ here. This is just a “helper” for some of the issues I had, not a replacement or step by step.
  • You will need to be able to get in to the Recovery via the 3 Button Method. If you cannot, then you will have problems.
  • Before you start with ROM Manager, you need to download the gapps package and place it on the internal sdcard. You cannot use ROM Manager to install the gapps, it will not work.
  • The easy part is installing CM7 from ROM Manager. Open up Rom Manager and download the CM ROM
  • ROM Manager will now download the ROM. Once completed, it will prompt you to wipe data and cache and backup. You should do them ALL. Then Click OK.
  • The device will reboot and it will install the CM package. Be patient, it can take a while.
  • Once the device is rebooted you will want to turn the device off. DO NOT USE ROM Manager, or any other shiny thing, to get in to the recovery, it will not work correctly.
  • Power the device back on using the 3 Button Recovery method. Hold down Vol+ & Vol- & Power. Once you see the “Vibrant” Screen release ONLY THE POWER button.
  • Now that you are in Clockwork, select install package from sdcard and select the gapps package you downloaded before you started.
  • Reboot your device and enjoy.
  • Update: If your PC does not recognize your device any more, you need to install the Google USB Drivers.

I forgot how much I missed using AOSP + the things that the CM team adds to the party. Being stuck using TouchWiz for so long, it is like getting a new phone again. Even if you run ROMs like Trigger or Bionix, you are still stuck with the TouchWiz additions.

Thanks TeamHackSung, my Galaxy S is happy now.

CyanogenMod 7 on Galaxy S Vibrant

CM7_256_072The nightly builds for CyanogenMod 7 for Samsung Galaxy S line of devices is now available via Rom Manager. It is now a “Single Update” install, 2 if you want to add gapps.

Here are some of the issues I had when doing the install, and how I worked around them.

  • Follow the instructions Here and Read the FAQ here. This is just a “helper” for some of the issues I had, not a replacement or step by step.
  • You will need to be able to get in to the Recovery via the 3 Button Method. If you cannot, then you will have problems.
  • Before you start with ROM Manager, you need to download the gapps package and place it on the internal sdcard. You cannot use ROM Manager to install the gapps, it will not work.
  • The easy part is installing CM7 from ROM Manager. Open up Rom Manager and download the CM ROM
  • ROM Manager will now download the ROM. Once completed, it will prompt you to wipe data and cache and backup. You should do them ALL. Then Click OK.
  • The device will reboot and it will install the CM package. Be patient, it can take a while.
  • Once the device is rebooted you will want to turn the device off. DO NOT USE ROM Manager, or any other shiny thing, to get in to the recovery, it will not work correctly.
  • Power the device back on using the 3 Button Recovery method. Hold down Vol+ & Vol- & Power. Once you see the “Vibrant” Screen release ONLY THE POWER button.
  • Now that you are in Clockwork, select install package from sdcard and select the gapps package you downloaded before you started.
  • Reboot your device and enjoy.
  • Update: If your PC does not recognize your device any more, you need to install the Google USB Drivers.

I forgot how much I missed using AOSP + the things that the CM team adds to the party. Being stuck using TouchWiz for so long, it is like getting a new phone again. Even if you run ROMs like Trigger or Bionix, you are still stuck with the TouchWiz additions.

Thanks TeamHackSung, my Galaxy S is happy now.