Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy S i9000 (CM9) Install [How to]
Samsung Galaxy S, well what can we say about this wonderful device which actually first revolutionized the mobile world and certainly one of the big factors responsible for the downfall of Nokia.Its one of the most popular phones having powerful single core processor and great performing hardware.While Samsung Galaxy S was forgotten by Samsung after supporting it for almost an year and a half and having declared that there won’t be official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for Galaxy S, but thanks to large fan base and developer base at XDA, it has got numerous stable Android 4.0 ICS ROMS.Even The ICS based popular official Cyanogenmod 9 supports Galaxy S i9000.Its considered as the most stable out of the available ICS Roms for SGS i9000.And hence, here we come with our detailed step by step tutorial on how to install the Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy S i9000.
Before beginning with the procedure to Install Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy S i9000 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 Vibrant.
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.
5.Sync your contacts with gmail
6.Enable USB debugging mode(Settings –> Applications –> Development –> USB Debugging)
Following is the Detailed Method to Install Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy S i9000 :
Now firstly, you need to download the Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy S i9000 nightly file. Following is the Download link-> Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy S i9000 version.
You guys can check that above link for further Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy S i9000 download link updates.
Here is the Changelog link of every latest Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy S i9000 updates.
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 Galaxy S i9000 file. OR you can visit Gapps site for latest gapps .
Note : Now we will try our best to keep you guys updated with the latest download links , but alternately you can well check out the Official XDA Thread for the latest downloads here .
After having done with downloading of the two above mentioned files , you need to copy those files into you internal SD card.
Now you need to switch of your device Galaxy S i9000. Now the first thing to do after this is boot into the CWM Recovery. We will have to use the 3 button combo. So In order to do the same , Press and hold Home +Volume Up + Power button simultaneously and thus soon after you will enter CWM recovery.
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 Galaxy S i9000 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 Galaxy S i9000 , go to the ‘Install Zip from Sd Card’ menu , now select and open ‘“choose zip from sdcard’ menu , browse for the Cyanogenmod 9 file and then select it and select yes to begin the process to install Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy S i9000 version .
Optionally , if you need those default Gapps like market ,maps etc. , select the .zip [refer step 2] click on yes to install.
Now,repeat the ‘Wipe data/factory reset’, ‘Wipe Dalvik Cache’ and “Wipe Cache partition” to. Now opt for “reboot system now“ option and wait for your phone to get Booted in the Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy S i9000 .Normally it will take 2-3 mins for the first boot.
Congratulations !! The process to Install Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy S i9000 has been accomplished !!
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