CyanogenMod 7 for Samsung Galaxy S

Last week, I had a chat with a few friends about phone ROMs, the consensus was fairly clear, stock ROMs really suck. I have had my phone since late June 2010 on android 2.1 back then (awful release), then 2.2.1 in December 2010 and tried 2.3.2 leaked from Samsung in March 2011. I got fed up with the Samsung crud and so called customisations. For the record, my phone is a Samsung Galaxy S i9000 XEU.

So yesterday, I eventually stepped into unknown territory and flashed my mobile phone with CM7. You have to know that this is completely unsupported, will void your warranty and eat your kitties.

If you still feel inclined to continue, you should start with the FAQ. After this, if you’re not too scared, proceed onto the tutorial. You’ll have to root the device, I recommend: OneClick (1.7 latest at the time of writing). Make sure you reboot the phone and test getting into recovery mode with ClockWorkMod (to be installed from market).

Once you have followed the tutorial and hopefully have a shiny Samsung running GingerBread 2.3.3, head on to the latest files and update your ROM to the nightly build (don’t forget to backup first).

Last step is to restore the Google Applications, get the latest

I felt so impressed by the speed of my phone that i have donated to the project.

Tonight found the issues page, think it’s worth taking a look:

7 thoughts on “CyanogenMod 7 for Samsung Galaxy S

  1. As I said loving it, hope it goes to stable soon, that said nightly build i'm using way more stable than previous "stable" firmware from samsung 🙂

  2. Any reasons *not* to use CM7 on SGS i9000? I've been waiting and waiting… and waiting to put CM7 on my phone, is CM7 now good enough for daily use?

  3. Well it depends, is your device locked by provider, do you still have support, who are you likely to blame if things go wrong 🙂

    I have a few months before my phone is one year old, so still under warranty as such, but was so fed up with stock samsung that i decided to make the jump.

    There are pros and cons, i suggest you read this review:

    As far as i can tell, with odin, there is always a way to get back to any rom you want, so if you feel inclined, try this one out.

    Again, by far the snappiest I've seen, it works very well in my opinion.

    Also, it is marked as experimental, the devs are not pushed to make it stable, look at the link at the bottom of my article to the issues. I have not encountered that many myself.

    It will be pushed to stable but I don't have a crystal ball so cannot make assumptions here 🙂

    In my view, to conclude, more testers == faster release and bug fixes 🙂

  4. CM7 is surely stable and fully functional on my end. Aside from having to install the voodoo sound kernel, everything except GPS works great!

  5. The GPS issue is only on variations of the Galaxy S that don't yet have Gingerbread GPS drivers. I don't believe Samsung has released the source, and the only Gingerbread leak is for the i9000. Not for the Vibrant, Captivate, etc.

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