Cyanogenmod 9 Fascinate Install (CM9 ICS) [How to]
Samsung Galaxy Fascinate is the variant of Samsung Galaxy S which is released in USA by the Verizon Carrier.As it is a Galaxy S variant, its powerful and fast owing to a great hardware (single core).Even it enjoys a great development support at XDA forums wherein it gets constant updates and now Samsung won’t support this device for further official updates , but that hardly matters coz the developers are doing a great job by porting latest releases and there are also numerous Android 4.0 ICS ROMS for the Fascinate. It also has Cyanogemod 9 Fascinate Version which is considered to be the favourite ROM. Its almost stable and ready for daily use. Hence, below we have provided a detailed yet simple guide to flash / instal the Cyanogenmod 9 Fascinate Version easily.
Before beginning with the procedure to Install Cyanogenmod 9 Fascinate you must know that once the procedure in the tutorial is followed your warranty stands void. The given method is risky and can cause your device to brick. It is therefore recommended that you follow the procedure carefully and perfectly. The processes that you carry out on your device are solely at your risk. We do not take responsibility for any damage to your device.
Lets have a look at the essential Pre Requistes:
1.Firstly you must ensure that you have rooted and installed ClockWork mod (CWM) on your Fascinate
2.Minimum 60% of your phone battery must be charged.
3.Back up your phone data.
4.Make sure that you have installed Samung drivers on your computer.
Download 32bit drivers here
Download 64 bit drivers here
5.Contacts synced with Gmail account
6.Make sure USB debugging mode is Enabled (Settings –> Applications –> Development –> USB Debugging)
7. Confirm whether you have Samsung Fascinate Model.For verification go to settings and about phone.
Following is the Detailed Method to Install Cyanogenmod 9 Fascinate :
Now firstly, you need to download the THS Build 2 file .Following is the Download link-> Download THS2 Fascinate version
Now with Cyanogonmod 9 , we don’t get the default Android apps like Google Maps,Google Play pre installed. If you need these apps , you need to flash this Gapps Cyanogemod 9 Fascinate file. OR you can visit Gapps site for latest gapps
After having done with downloading of the two above mentioned files , you need to copy those files into you internal SD card.
Now to work around in the CWM recovery , you need to make use of the following keys :
To move Up/down use Volume Up /Volume Down Button respectively
To open a selected option, use Home/Power button.
Now there are series of steps you need to perform before you begin your actual process of installation of Cyanogenmod 9 Fascinate version.
Select and open the ‘Backup and Restore’ menu from the main menu and do the Nandroid Backup(select yes) to restore your files and previous ROM if something goes wrong with the New ROM. Just to be safe.
In order to have practically no errors or bugs whatsoever , you need to wipe the data and factory reset your device.
So go to the ‘Wipe Data /factory reset’ and ‘Wipe Cache partition’ and then perform these processes
Now go to the Advanced menu , you will see a ‘Wipe Dalvik Cache’ menu , select and click on yes to do it.
Now to Install Cyanogenmod 9 Fascinate , go to the ‘Install Zip from Sd Card’ menu , now select and open ‘“choose zip from sdcard’ menu , browse for the THS2 file (Downloaded from step 1) and then select it and select yes to begin the process .
Now,repeat the ‘Wipe data/factory reset’, ‘Wipe Dalvik Cache’ and “Wipe Cache partition” .
Now download the Cyanogenmod 9 Fascinate version.Following is the Download Link. Download Cyanogenmod 9 Fascinate. From this link check the latest version and download.
Now again install this file using CWM by following the earlier steps.
Optionally , if you need those default Gapps like market ,maps etc. , select the .zip [refer step 2] click on yes to install.
Again do ‘Wipe data/factory reset’, ‘Wipe Dalvik Cache’ and ‘Wipe Cache partition’.
Now opt for “reboot system now“ option and wait for your phone to get Booted in the Cyanogenmod 9 Fascinate version .Normally it will take 2-3 mins for the first boot.