How to Update Samsung Galaxy 3 i5801 with Cyanogen Mod 7.2 Firmware

Samsung Galaxy 3 LogoIn an age where users have migrated from the closed Symbian smartphones to the early Android devices like to Samsung Galaxy 3 i5801 might feel dejected with the developments for the newer age android phones. But no more you will feel the same as we at androidadvices in association with developers will be coming up with a flurry of guides which will upscale your Android experience at par with all other Android smartphones. So, basically in the process of this article we will be checking out on how you can install the latest version of Cyanogen mod firmware which will rope in the goodness of Gingerbread 2.3.7 in a better format.

Please note that this is not an Official firmware released by Samsung Electronics but is built by a reputed third party developer. In the process of applying this update, you need to ensure that the phone will be rooted and also once the device is rooted, the warranty will get void. Apart from the features which this custom ROM firmware will bring along, we will also be checking out on how this custom ROM firmware will look like in the form of screen captures.

Disclaimer: It is very unlikely that you will face any issues with your Galaxy 3 I5801 device but just in case if anything happens to your phone due to not following instructions, then we should not be held responsible for.

Features of Cyanogen mod 7.2 Firmware:

  • Android system 2.3.7 / CyanogenMod 7.2
  • SDcard is usable
  • 2D software renderer with correct aspect ratio
  • Mobile network connection
  • Wifi module
  • Sound
  • Vibrator
  • Power key menu
  • Cpufreq driver
  • GPS
  • CWM
  • Sensors
  • 2D/3D graphic acceleration
  • Camera
  • Video
  • Screen Off CRT animation
  • Screenshot option menu
  • FM radio
  • USB mass storage
  • BLN
  • Device specific settings – G3 Parts (voodoo sound control integrated)
  • Audio recording
  • Sensors (proximity)
  • Wifi AP
  • Audio/Video Hardware codecs
  • Screen rotation and new transition animations
  • Open FIMG
  • Camera preview

Data in your Galaxy 3 should be backed up so that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps. Note that you should not use KIES to back up the data. (Notes saved in your phone will be erased, so you need to make arrangements for its back up manually)

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log -Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

Charge left in your device should be a minimum of 60% so as to make sure that the phone doesn’t get turned off in the middle of firmware update. Latest version of KIES should be installed in your computer so as to ensure that all the drivers are installed in the device which will be required in the process.


There are some things which doesn’t work, which are mentioned below,

  • Bluetooth (A2DP)
  • USB tethering
  • Video camera recording

So assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, its now time to proceed to next page where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to update your device with this custom ROM firmware.

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