If you are the one who loves the Cyanogen Mod and if you have the latest Gingerbread laden Google’s Samsung Nexus S then here’s a great news for you as the Cyanogen Mod 7 Nightlies is now available for your device. Though this package is out of alpha now and now is in the beta stage all the components are working well in this package as this is considered as the most stable version till now. Before proceeding to download and install the same on your Nexus S, make sure that you have backed up all the data of your device as in an unlikely event you may lose out the data. Also, its very important to make sure that you follow the step by step procedure as mentioned below as if not followed properly you may end up with many problems after flashing as it may lead to improper flashing of the device.
Procedure to install Cyanogen Mod 7 on Nexus S:
- Before proceeding to update the device make sure that you have rooted your nexus S.
- After rooting your device, you need to first download the Cyanogen Mod 7 Android 2.3 Gingerbread Custom ROM from here on your computer and save the file on your desktop. Also, you need to download the compatible Google Apps from here, in case you need them after upgrading your handset to CM7.
- After downloading the files on your computer, you need to connect your phone with the computer with the help of USB Cable and copy the files on your computer.
- After placing both the files in the device, you need to download the ROM Manager for your Nexus S if you are not having the same on your device. After downloading, you need to launch ROM Manager and tap on flash Clockwork Mod Recovery. Most importantly, make sure that you are on a good speed internet connection.
- So, as soon as the recovery is installed on your phone you need to tap on the flash ROM option from SD Card on the ROM Manager which is installed on your device. Now, in the main menu, scroll down to the file CM7 zip file and select the same to install. After installing, make sure that you Wipe the cache as it removes the unwanted system files which are of no use after which the phone will boot automatically in the recovery mode and the ROM installation process will be initiated and again after the completion the device will again be rebooted.
After the final reboot you can see that the Cyanogen Mod 7 has been successfully flashed in the Nexus S. Do let us know in the comments section below if you come across any problems.