How to Flash CyanogenMod 7 ROM to Dell Streak

Dell StreakIf you are having a dell streak then you would want to know on how you can install various available ROMs, but before that the most crucial part is on how you will root your device so that the Dell streak can create an access to all those ROMs which can be installed. So, let’s check out first on how you can Root your Dell Streak Android phone, install the custom ROM and then flash your device with the latest Cyanogen Mod 7 which will increase the overall speed of the device plus the battery life too will be optimized by installing this in your Streak.

Please ensure that before proceeding to flash the device, its very important that you have fully charged your Dell Streak battery or else it will become dead in the middle of the updation process. Also, take a necessary back up of all the applications, contacts, messages and other data as you may lose all the information in the due course of the update. And also most importantly, you will have to make sure that you follow every single step which is mentioned below is followed carefully as if you don’t then you may end up bricking your device.

Procedure to Root Dell Streak:

  • Download the superboot and unzip the file in your computer.
  • Now, you will have to boot the Dell streak into the boot loader mode which can be done by taking the battery out and then replace it and hold Camera + Power button while the device boots. Now, you will have to select the fast boot which is located on the top right side part. Now, after selecting the fastboot which is there on the top right, wait for 10 seconds and then plug the device into the computer after which the screen will change to the “fast boot mode”. If it doesn’t enter the fast boot then you will have to retry the process.
  • Now, from your computer, follow the corresponding commands properly:

Windows: download click install-superboot-windows.bat

Linux: open terminal and run the following commands:

Navigate to the extracted folder, i.e.

cd /extracted/path/of/folder

chmod +x


OS X: open terminal and run the following commands:

Navigate to the extracted folder, i.e.

cd /extracted/path/of/folder

chmod +x



So, once you have entered in the commands which are mentioned above, your Dell Streak will be rooted successfully, now you will have to proceed to install the custom recovery image. Once this is finished, the Dell Streak is rooted. Continue to the next section on how to install a custom recovery image. Also, please note that the rooting voids the warranty but when un rooted the device, you can reclaim the warranty.

Procedure to install custom ROM:

Please note that if your dell streak already has a custom recovery installed in it then you may skip the below mentioned procedure.

  • Open the Android Market Place, search for the ROM manager and install the same.
  • Now, after installing, open the ROM Manager application and select Flash ClockworkMod Recovery option from the list.
  • Click on Dell Streak and then give the app root permission if it prompts you.

recovery image

  • Some users may face some freezing or hanging issues, just allow the app to Force Close and restart the device and repeat the above procedure again.

super user request

  • So, once the flash was successful, you should see a dialog box which will say “Successfully flashed ClockworkMod recovery!” after which you will have to click on Ok.
  • So, now after following the above procedure, ClockworkMod should now be installed on the Dell Streak.

Procedure to flash Dell Streak with Cyanogen mod 7:

First Method (via Rom Manager)

  • First you will have to Launch Rom Manager application from your Dell Streak and need to select the first option which is Flash Clockwork Mod Recovery to update the latest version.
  • Now, just select the Download ROM option from the main menu list of the ROM Manager.
  • Select the Cyanogenmod option, and then choose the latest version of Cyanogenmod from the menu and when you select the latest version of the Cyanogenmod, ensure that you also check the Google Apps option.
  • Now, once the ROM is finished downloading, it will prompt you to Backup Existing ROM and Wipe Data and Cache.

If here the Superuser prompts for root permissions, you will have to check to Remember and then Allow the corresponding operations.
The Dell Streak will now reboot into the recovery, wipe data and cache, and then install Cyanogen Mod. When it’s finished installing it will reboot into the Cyanogen Mod.

Second Method (via Recovery)

  • After downloading the latest version of Cyanogen Mod along with the , place both the Cyanogen Mod as well as the Gapps of them to the root of the SD Card. Now, after this you will have to boot the Dell streak into the ClockworkMod Recovery.
  • Now, once the device boots into the ClockworkMod Recovery, with the use of the side volume buttons to move around, and either the power button or the trackball to select.
  • Here, now you will have to install the zip from the SD Card which can be done by choosing the Zip file from the SD card and then select the Cyanogenmod

So, from the above two methods of flashing, you can choose the one of your choice. Do let us know if you come across any problems, we will guide you in solving them.




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    April 20, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    It’s really a cool and useful piece of information. I’m happy that you shared this helpful info with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  2. nigel Uglow

    February 6, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Ive just tried to do fastboot it has now locked on Dell logo any advice how revive my streak i am really anoyed now my phone seems to be bricked!!!!!

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 7, 2012 at 11:43 am

      re insert the battery, enter into recovery and apply the update once again!

  3. metalchef

    September 3, 2011 at 5:00 am

    As others have stated, this article/post is a complete SHAM.
    there is NO Streak version of CM7… in fact, there are afaik, only THREE custom ROMS for the streak: streadmod, simple streak and playdoh… that’s it, that’s all.

    As for rooting and/or installing custom recovery, search GingerBreak & StreadModRecovery on XDA…

    Whoever wrote this post is full of crap.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 3, 2011 at 12:28 pm

      hey, may we know on what issues you are facing?

  4. nikhil

    August 11, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    guys help me out….i followed these steps many times i triyed…but i got freez up…:(

    wat to do now…????is der ny chance of unrooting it???plz do reply

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 13, 2011 at 4:55 pm

      what error you are facing and have you rooted before !?

      • nikhil

        August 19, 2011 at 2:01 pm

        i bought it 15 days back and i tried to root it as u mentioned and now i freezes at dell logo and cant even restore it…dats the only ERROR….

        What is the solution for it???

        • NeaL Pradeep

          August 19, 2011 at 2:51 pm

          we will soon come with the revived version of cyanogen!


    July 29, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    can i update my dell streak to 2.3 gb. if is there any option plz tell

  6. tyjuan

    May 20, 2011 at 4:50 am

    what you have to do to install it when it mean password what password

  7. oddbubble

    April 29, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    @ neal pradeep

    wrong i just got a reply from dj steve the only dev for the dell streak and there is no beta for cm7 on the streak, only 6.1

  8. Proloy

    April 25, 2011 at 9:23 am

    This is misleading information DO NOT FOLLOW!!

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 25, 2011 at 9:24 am

      hey @Proloy can i know what is the exact problem!

      • oddbubble

        April 29, 2011 at 6:19 pm

        yeah sure

        1)cyanogenmod 7 does not work on the streak, the only working build is a alpha 6.1

        2)clockworkmod does not work on the streak

        3)the rooting methord you mentiond is not only out of date it is also dangerous

        4) antil dell release the needed drivers we wont have a stable build

        5) you should take this post down befor you have caused to many people to brick there phones, and wright a retration and give people instructions on how to fix there brick(qld tool)

        • Neal Pradeep

          April 29, 2011 at 6:31 pm

          @oddbubble the procedure has been tried and also the CM7 which is mentioned here is a beta release and not a stable built.

  9. Jocke

    April 17, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Ok. I tryed this and now my dell streak wont start upp. It frezzez on the Dell logo.

    What to do?

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 17, 2011 at 10:17 am

      @Jocke just re follow the procedure!

  10. ben

    April 5, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    bricker my streak using the above steps
    don’t do this if you are on android 2.2 official rom

  11. onlyme

    March 19, 2011 at 7:51 am


  12. fards

    March 6, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    all this information is completely wrong and either deliberately designed to mess peoples streaks up or you really havent got a clue about what youve written..

    there is no working port of cm7, and the links youve linked to are for eclair and below boot images.. they will do nothing except cause misery for anyone trying to use them on a froyo build..

    CM havent changed the link because there wasnt one for teh streak..

  13. nonono

    March 1, 2011 at 8:35 am

    First, I think the superboot links above are all outdated unless people still have non-2.2 Dell Streak.

    Second, CyanogenMod 7 for Dell Streak is no where to find. Even CyanogenMod 6.1 compiled by DJ Steve is in Alpha stage at this time.

    I was so excited to see this post, but I just wasted a lot of time to find CyanogenMod 7 for my Dell Streak. I really wonder if the original poster actually updated his or her Dell Streak using the method above.

  14. lost

    February 26, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Can you please post a comment as soon as there would be the link?

  15. lost

    February 26, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Ok, less abuse.
    The link mentioned under “Second Method” does not point to Cyanogen Mod 7, but to 6.1

    • Neal Pradeep

      February 26, 2011 at 3:54 pm

      hi there, cyanogen mod has themselves changed the link, will update with the new link soon! Sorry for the trouble experienced.

  16. Neal Pradeep

    February 25, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    @Darius yes you can install

  17. Darius

    February 25, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Will this work for my new Streak which is running android 2.2 build 11548? The link to superboot appears to be for android 2.1 build 3883 (the original superboot published mid 2010). Thanks!

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