How To Update Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with Cyanogen MOD 7.1 Custom ROM Firmware

Special Advisory: We really apologize for all the trouble faced when this article was last followed by you or published. Due to some reasons , the procedure had some issues and due to which most of the users has to mess with their phones. So, for all those who are having issues with their phone, you can now follow this article to fix the same. In this article we will see on how you can easily update the latest version of Cyanogen mod 7.1 in your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 Phone. Also, we have made the instructions simpler and more effective so that even a newbie who wants to apply this update can proceed with the procedure . We have completely modified the steps and made it easier than ever.

Cyanogen MOD LogoCyanogen Mod are the community developers which provides the best open source custom ROM for many of the Android devices supported. We have previously updated Galaxy S phone with Cyanogen 7.0 update previously, this the Cyanogen 7.1 update now available.
Please make sure that you apply this firmware for the unlocked devices of Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 only but not to any other similar handset like Samsung Captivate, Fascinate, Mesmerize, Showcase and Vibrant as the instruction for those handset is completely different. If you proceed with those devices then you will end up your phone bricking it.
The best part of this firmware update is that, regardless of any version or firmware you are on, you can install this custom firmware.

Note : We at Android Advices are not responsible in part or whole for anything happens to your blog if you proceed with the firmware update mentioned here. Users should must understand the risk and then proceed with the firmware update.

Features and Enhancements in CyanogenMod 7.1 Version

  • With every update it comes with features and enhancements added, here are the features added in the Cyanogen Mod 7.1 –
  • You will see the Android 2.3.7 version on your phone after updating your phone with Cyanogen Mod 7.1
  • Your Galaxy S phone supports Blue tooth mouse connectivity
  • This update adds ‘Copy all’ to context menu
  • This update of custom ROM will show the current FM status although your screen is locked
  • With this update, in your camera application you can touch and focus to a particular location
  • You can see the upcoming calendar events directly on your lock screen
  • This add the option of “Mark all read” in MMS
  • Improves notifications menu and now you can swipe to clear
  • It adds screen shot capture in the power menu
  • Last but not the least, it adds Blue tooth tethering
  • Option included to mute camera shutter sound

Pre Root Instructions:

There are some list of Pre Requisites which you have to follow to facilitate safe upgrade of the device to the Cyanogen Mod 7.1. You need to refer the below link for a complete list of Pre requisites which needs to be followed.

Pre Requisites to be followed

274 Comments
  1. Reply getafix March 19, 2012 at 3:03 am

    my problem is the links don’t open, i can’t download the zip files. any other download route?

  2. Reply Angad March 6, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Hi Neal,
    I just wanted to know why do we first flash with speed mod kernel ?
    Because the Cyanogen Mod 7.1 has its own kernel in the RAR file (it has z-image)
    That all.

    Thanks

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 11, 2012 at 11:09 am

      its recommended by the developer! some files from speedmod are necessary!

  3. Reply Mkhunior February 12, 2012 at 1:57 am

    When i get into rom manager because i didnt see the cwm app what do i do.

  4. Reply Jivraj January 20, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Hi Neal..I followed each n every step in this article, after installing cyan 7.1, in about phone the kernel does not show as the \speedmod\ but the \pawitp\ kernel. is that ok? or did something go wrong? cause i did the speedmod kernel and it did show that it had speedmod kernel before installing cyan. plz reply thanx.

  5. Reply joven December 6, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    hi neal,

    i successfully installed ICS Cyanogen MOD 9 Android 4.0 Firmware, but i found out that some features is missing and my sd card showing no files. however, would you please provide some instructions how to downgrade my phone to its previous firmware?!

    thank you.

  6. Reply Subrat December 5, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Hi Neal, I have successfully updated but not able to send SMS. When i wanted to update the message centre no, i didn’t find any such option. Could you pls help and guide.

    Regds
    Subrat

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 5, 2011 at 2:52 pm

      you need to update with XXJVT version as its a beta and unstable version!

      • Reply Subrat December 5, 2011 at 4:18 pm

        Thanks for the reply Neal but do you mean i can’t be on Cyanogen Custom ROM? I had already updated to XXJVT and post that only i updated to Cyanogen. The only issue is SMS, rest all seems fine. Anyways if that is the only option then can i simply follow the process mentioned in “http://androidadvices.com/samsung-galaxy-gt-i9000-steps-install-gingerbread-235-xxjvt-firmware/”. And also this will ensure my phone not rooted any more as the process mentioned here would unroot the device. BTW could you pls suggest some stable custom ROM’s which would support XXJVT.

        Thanks in advance.
        Regds
        Subrat

  7. Reply Subrat December 4, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Hi,

    I tried the process but when i click \install zip from SD card\ the screen goes blank… but when i click the home button the screen again comes to the original section with all other options. What shall i do know???

    Regds
    Subrat

  8. Reply dylan November 29, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    hey neal im on xxjvt rooted can i update to cyanogen mod 7.1 reply a.s.a.p

  9. Reply Amy November 28, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Hi Neal!

    First of all thank you very much for providing the best solutions to update Android phones with simple procedures. Keep up the good work buddy.

    Please let me know the best ROM from my Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000. The reason why I want to change the software is that there is no option to input the proxy settings in wireless settings advance options even when I updated it to Cynogen 7.1 following your procedure online. Please help.

    Thanks

  10. Reply AlonZ November 26, 2011 at 3:51 am

    Hi Neal,

    Your instructions refer to XXJVS, i have XXJVT rooted with clockworkMod, can I proceed without reflashing with XXJVS?

  11. Reply Eyoab November 24, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    after i press on install zip from sd card it just goes blank and doesnt do any thing what should i do (i tried again and again following the instructions).

  12. Reply billy November 23, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    just a quick update. flashing cm7.1 on xfjva is not recommended :)

    i’ve re-flashed it on xxjvt and it’s now more stable.

    issues that i faced (at one time or another) with cm7.1:

    1.force close – a lot of times. no specific apps that i know of. solution – re-installing, the affected apps works fine after that but very annoying
    2. freakiest of all was my wifi connection keeps activating by itself even after turning it off. solution – wipe cache and re-flash cm7.1 in recovery mode
    3. titanium backup doesn’t seem to work well with cm7.1

    overall, i’m very pleased with cm7.1 except for the various issues highlighted, which, although annoying, can be resolved with re-installation and re-flashing.

    personally, i find MyBackup works best with CM7.1

  13. Reply Arvin November 19, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Maybe its not compatible with xxjvt!

  14. Reply Arvin November 19, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    when i install it on xxjvt, it restarts again and again. i think i brick my phone? is your instructions correct?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 22, 2011 at 6:08 pm

      clear the cache from the recovery, if problem persists then apply the fix for the same which we covered on androidadvices.com!

  15. Reply billy November 18, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    ooh! yikes!! i just completed updating it with CM7.1. it seems to be working fine so far…

    i’m in the process of restoring from Titanium (its stuck at restoring ‘Social Hub’ at the moment).

    so, far my main issue with CM7.1 is that it doesn’t seem to support swype.

    should i uninstall CM7.1 then? hmmm….. :)

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 21, 2011 at 2:01 pm

      the new update of 7.2 will soon be coming!

  16. Reply billy November 18, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Neal, my Galaxy S is running on XFJVA.
    Baseband: I9000XXJVT
    Kernel: 2.6.35.37-I9000XFJVA-CL621561 root@DELL124#2
    Build: Gingerbread.XFJVA
    Root: CF-Root-XF_TSR_JVA-v4.3-CWM3RFS

    Am I good to go?
    Thanks!

  17. Reply Arvin November 16, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Neal, how can I remove the Semaphore Kernel. I’m on 2.3.5 XXJVT, and I don’t know how to do it. Can you help me with this one? I want to install cyanogen. Reply ASAP! Thanks!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 16, 2011 at 7:37 pm

      clear the cache from the recovery mode and then apply with any stock update!

      • Reply Arvin November 16, 2011 at 11:37 pm

        If I clear the cache, it can also disable or remove the voodoo lagfix? Or after I clear the cache, I can proceed on installing the stock
        firmware?

        • NeaL Pradeep November 18, 2011 at 4:58 pm

          YES YOU CAN INSTALL AFTER THAT!

  18. Reply Masakyo November 13, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    I’m currently on XXJVT 2.3.5. I’ve rooted using the guide provided here. I’ve successfully installed CM7.1 without installing the Speedmod kernel as my current root already has the CWM app. CM7.1 is my first CM, it’s simply OSUM and I thank you for all your help! Best Android site ever……………better for me than Samfirmware or sammobile for sure! keep up the good work!

  19. Reply Nirmaan November 13, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Hi
    I had rooted my phone with CM 7.1 but unfortunately it is not working smoothly. Camera, video clips like avi is not working. These programs are being force close. Pls let me know the solution… Thanks

  20. Reply anurag November 11, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    hey neil,i was on 2.3.5 jvt with jetpack mod then flashed to jvs,rooted it ,flashed speedmod kernel then finally cm7,but after installing my connection to the network has been lost,i tried to register manully but nothing seems to work and also the internel storage is not available even ticking in the cm7 settings.pls help

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 16, 2011 at 1:10 am

      there are issues with the CM7 build, it will be solved in the next update!

  21. Reply manish November 11, 2011 at 12:39 am

    android version 2.3.4 and kernel I9100XXKG6 with build XXKH3, I am new to this, can i install this and if i can, where can i find the link to download the file from because i did not find it on this page.

    please help would be greatly appreciated

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 11, 2011 at 12:48 am

      This updates are for Galaxy S I9000 and not for I9100!

  22. Reply nisarg November 6, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    thnks for u r reply…

  23. Reply nisarg November 6, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    hello,
    i need your advice.right now i am on miui cyanogen mod it has good battery life.

    android version:2.3.5
    baseband version:i9000xxjvk
    kernel version:2.6.35.12 atin@wolverine 12.20.21 EDT 2011
    build number:miui-109160.

    is it worth to go for cyanogen mod 7.1????need u r advice or suggest good custom rom with good battery life with stability..
    thnks in advance

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 6, 2011 at 10:07 pm

      update with XXJVT 2.3.5 as its the latest version!

  24. Reply MaNiK11 November 5, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    works on xxjvt…….but i had to install the zip twice……….dunno why but it didnt work the first time – it just kept booting into recovery

  25. Reply FR November 3, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Hi Neal

    Please help. I followed the instructions carefully (updated to XXJVS 2.3.5, root it, installed SpeedMod and followed by CM7.1) and restarted my phone. but my phone just keep looping (display Samsung screen, CM7 splash screen, ~some commands~, and the loop repeats) after it restarts.
    I have no voodoos installed.
    Any idea why? Please help!!

    Thank you very much!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 6, 2011 at 11:48 pm

      is your device rooted? just re follow the instructions!

  26. Reply xorex65 November 2, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    I have upgraded to 2.3.5 JVT before doing the cyanogen update to 2.3.7, but i realized that my baseband is now JVK. Is there a way to get back to JVT?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 4, 2011 at 1:11 pm

      its ok, as long as the firmware is working correctly there are no issues!

  27. Reply Agbeshie Desewu October 29, 2011 at 4:34 am

    Hi. I’ve done eveything but when i’m in the recovery mode, when i select the install zip from sdcard or anything the screen goes off.. when i press it again the screen comes back on, it doesn’t select anything. I tried to reinstall the speedmond again but it didn’t work.. What seems to be the problem??

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 29, 2011 at 6:22 pm

      is voodoo installed? if yes then uninstall and then try, its all mentioned in the instructions!

    • Reply euchye November 1, 2011 at 10:43 am

      I assume that you used the volume button to navigate up/down the menu, and which button did you use to select the “install zip…” option?

    • Reply BSBhat November 1, 2011 at 2:07 pm

      Hi Agbeshie Desewu,

      A small change here, to select the file you neeed to press the home key rather than usuak home key :)
      Hope this helps.

      • Reply BSBhat November 1, 2011 at 2:08 pm

        Hi Agbeshie Desewu,

        Sry for the typo.

        A small change here, to select the file you neeed to press the Power key rather than usual home key
        Hope this helps.

    • Reply rex xo November 1, 2011 at 8:02 pm

      i realized this happens if i press the “home” / “menu” button, but you can press the “power” button instead to select the options. i managed to install successfully using this method.

  28. Reply Karan Rai October 28, 2011 at 12:38 am

    I used this process from the beginning and after doing everything, my phones just loops into samsung screen – samsung screen with cyanogen – some commands …..
    Any help ?

    Thanks

  29. Reply Dilip October 26, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    can we update it on xxjvt 2.3.5 Pls answer..Thanks \

  30. Reply Andershauch October 23, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Hi
    After successful install i get an error everytime i try to install a Google app from market. Says failure due to lack sufficient space on device… But all apps not Google install just fine…? Pls help:-)

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 23, 2011 at 6:16 pm

      you can move the system apps to internal sd card!

  31. Reply mahmoud October 22, 2011 at 12:02 am

    hi

    i followed every step but my phone keeps rebooting and i can’t get it to install cynogenmod 7.1

    please help

  32. Reply angad singh October 20, 2011 at 10:41 am

    nop but the sim was inserted during the flash plssss help

  33. Reply angad singh October 20, 2011 at 9:53 am

    i installed cyanogen mod 7.1.0 last night but it can’t detect the sim inserted !!!!!!!!!

  34. Reply driftas October 19, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    hello Neal , I have installed Cmod with a rooted JVS, runs fine but i don see my external sd card (this folder is emply) when I make seting external sd I see only external sd but this card appears castrated ( no my picture and more faile).How to make that it is possible to see external sd and sd memory devise and also that for a problem with clean external SD cards.
    Thanks
    Best Regards

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 20, 2011 at 10:15 am

      is your mem card empty?

      • Reply driftas October 20, 2011 at 12:34 pm

        Yes, but when i see to file picture from pc also is empty( file with picture camera picture )
        with such phenomena were the second time, for the first time when I had Super OSR V2.2.04 However, this rum is also made CyMod basis. When I installing this rom I sd card was removed and only full installing I put back
        Thanks

        • xorex65 November 2, 2011 at 8:56 am

          i am not sure if this is the cause: The ext-sdcard is now mounted as “emmc” (/mnt/emmc) and not as “ext-sdcard” anymore. I also found my ‘ext-sdcard’ as “blank”, until I noticed that it is mounted as emmc now..

  35. Reply Jarvis October 18, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Can I use it for my Samsung Galaxy S GT I9003???

  36. Reply Budda0787 October 18, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Hello Neal,

    I have installed the Cmod with a rooted XXJVT, and it runs fine, but I have a problem every time that i open the market place a forced error comes out and the application close. Want can i do?? I had the same error with a rooted XXJVS.

    Thank very much
    Best regards

  37. Reply Ehsan Sadat October 16, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    after update i cont ues kies

  38. Reply Solarit October 16, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Hi Neal.Can I flash with SpeedMOD kernel after installation of CM 7.1?

  39. Reply Mayuresh October 16, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Hi neal,
    I recently tried to update my phone to Cyanogen MOD 7.1 on XXKI3 Gingerbread 2.3.5 Firmware, but when i reboot the phone (after applying zip from sd card) phone hangs at startup screen (i.e. with name & model number screen with yellow exclamation mark at bottom), it does not go ahead….

    Please help…

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 16, 2011 at 12:34 pm

      you were supposed to apply this on your Galaxy S and not on S2!

  40. Reply Abhijit October 15, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    My Galaxy S does not connect to mobile network after update to cyanogenmod 7.1 as per above process… says “no SIM card”… pl help

    • Reply Abhijit October 15, 2011 at 7:24 pm

      also cannot download any app from android market… error message… Error downloading “App Name”. There is insufficient space on the device.

  41. Reply Ghamaraj Luitel October 15, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Hi Neal,

    I had to go to the service center and spent money because of the upgrading process for Cyanogen MOD 7.1 Custom ROM Firmware . Now my set is okay. Now I want to confirm from you. I have XXJVT. I saw root process in different article by you. My question is: Can I update XXJVT to with Cyanogen MOD 7.1 Custom ROM Firmware after rooting. Please response as soon as possible.

  42. Reply nathan October 15, 2011 at 1:34 am

    its a very nice running stable mod. but it doesn’t sync with google, or have market and swype,

  43. Reply Peewo October 14, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    What is the use of downloading the file again when my phone is unable to boot and Odin does not detect the phone?

  44. Reply Peewo October 14, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Hi Neal

    I updated my SGS to Cyanogen Mod 7.1 as per your instructions. After playing with this ROM for a few hours I decided to revert back to my previous ROM HTC Sensation. I went into recovery mode and selected the HTC zip file and rebooted the phone.

    On rebooting my phone freezes with the logo Galaxian displayed, the blue loading indicator line at full bar across the screen and the message ‘is now loading’

    When I go back to recovery mode I get these extra messages:
    E:Can’t mount /cache/recovery/log
    E:Can’t open /cache/recovery/log
    E:Unknown volume for path [cache/recovery/command]

    I went into download mode but Odin does not detect the phone. HELP NEEDED!!!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 14, 2011 at 9:24 pm

      please download the file again!

    • Reply Janno October 15, 2011 at 7:52 pm

      Your phone is bricked. Like what happend to me.

      What i did is i used HEIMDALL for flashing XXJV– and my phone is back to normal :)

      after heimdall, your phone will be detected by Odin again. :)

      hope it helps! just google the procedure of Heimdall

    • Reply Mahmud Koya October 15, 2011 at 11:02 pm

      Hi Peewo,
      I had almost the same experience. Before I updated my SGS GT-I9000 with the Cyanogen 7.1, it was with XXJVR2.3.5, rooted and HTC sense ROM. When I tried to go back from Cyanogen to HTC, phone got frozen at the Samsung Galaxy S screen, no more ahead or power off as well. Then I pulled out the battery and went to the recovery mode by the volume up + home button+ power button method. There I applied wipe cache and factory rest options and rebooted. But still the phone came only upto the Samsung Galaxy S screen. Again battery pulled out and went to download mode by the volume down+home button+power button method and reflashed with the XXJVR2.3.5 update, then rooted with the XXJVR2.3.5 package using odin3, then again HTC sense ROM, all by the files downloaded from this tutorial. Now my phone has no problem.
      Thanks
      Mahmud K.

      • Reply Peewo October 16, 2011 at 12:58 pm

        Well Mahmud you are lucky. As my computer could not detect the phone in the download mode, I could not flash any firmware. Anyway I had to take it to a local repair center and she solved my problem within 30 minutes. Now my phone is ALIVE! and me poorer by RM60.

    • Reply Mahmud Koya October 16, 2011 at 12:43 pm

      Hi Peewo,
      CORRECTION: wherever I mentioned in my comment XXJVR2.3.5, please take it as XXJVS 2.3.5. The mistake is regretted.
      Mahmud K

  45. Reply mayank October 14, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    is the 3g working

  46. Reply sam October 14, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Hi everyone,

    This is the best option u can get;

    1. Update and Root XXJVS and also Update Sppedmod as This Article.
    2. And Download this latest updated ROM “http://download.cyanogenmod.com/get/cm_galaxysmtd_full-147.zip” and install from sdcard via ClockworkMod recovery.

    Thats Very Good and stable like my Gsi9000 :)

    • Reply euchye November 7, 2011 at 6:15 pm

      Hi Sam, do you follow the nightlies? I’ve been following the nightlies but didn’t update for the last couple of releases. I’m on cm_galaxysmtd_full-169.zip and everything is great!

      • Reply sam November 8, 2011 at 3:13 pm

        Hey euchye,

        I forget everything abt these stuff, i tried and downloaded 2.10.21 version, installed it with Rooted XXJVT. Its so good and no other ROMs can reach this level :)

        sam

  47. Reply VJ October 14, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Hi,
    Im getting “Force Close” msg at most of the times like, while accessing camera, setting google account, account sync….
    please advice

    Thanks,
    VJ

  48. Reply flyinmama October 14, 2011 at 9:39 am

    hey neal,
    i have just rooted / updated with cyanogen and itz great! thanx much, but i can’t get root explorer to work? how do i access the folders to modify stuff like ringtones, animations? thanx neal

  49. Reply Solarit October 14, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Great Mod.First had issues with market from stock rom.Then loaded Google apps on my SGS

  50. Reply Mahmud Koya October 14, 2011 at 4:44 am

    Hi Neal,
    I managed to update my SGS with this Cyanogen MOD ROM in another way. First I downloaded to my PC all the required files from this tutorial, unzipped the Speed Mod Kernel zip and copied the “speedmod-kernel-k15i-t13″ tar file to the phone.
    Then the zip files ‘Cyanogen MOD 7.1 ROM’ and ‘Google Apps’ were also copied to the phone as they are. Then I downloaded from the Market an application named ‘SGS Kernel Flasher’ directly to the phoned and flashed the “speedmod-kernel-k15i-t13″ directly from the phone without going to recovery mode or using odin3 from the PC. Then I rebooted the phone to recovery mode and there I selected the “install zip from SD Card” and then “Choose zip from SD Card” and applied first the ‘Cyanogen’ zip later the ‘Google Apps’ zip. The process was cool and successful.

    My SGS gt-i9000 was with XXJVS 2.3.5 and rooted with the same package and on HTC sense ROM before I updating with the Cyanogen MOD 7.1 but without much delay I went back to the HTC sense ROM because compared to its look and performance this Cyanogen is not at all appealing to me.

    Thank you Neal, waiting for more novelties from you.

    Mahmud. K

  51. Reply Ted October 13, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Can i update to Cyanogenmod 7.1 if i’m currently using ficeto’s Darky ROM JVS Base ROM?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 14, 2011 at 12:53 pm

      yes you can proceed with the update but please follow pre upgrade instructions carefully!

  52. Reply k baskaran October 13, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    thank you neal. i have finished the updation of cyanogen 7.1 as per ur procedures.

  53. Reply Tao October 13, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    the contacts mod “WyContacts Froyo ver.1.2″ not working FC errors

  54. Reply Tao October 13, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    cyanogen is great but you cannot edit or see contacts ==> force to close error… any solution???

  55. Reply Mahmud Koya October 13, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Hi Neal, You said in the end part of the tutorial: “All you need to do is to first select he zip file which is named as “” and then the Google Apps Zip file.”

    ….zip file which is named as “” and then the Google Apps Zip file…..By named as ” ” do you mean ‘update-cm-7.1.0-GalaxyS-siged.zip’, don’t you?

    Thanks,
    Mahmud K

  56. Reply Abhijit October 13, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Can i install this rom for my phone? details as below:
    Model number: GT-I9000
    Firmware version: 2.3.3
    Baseband Version: I9000DDJV5
    Kernel Version: 2.6.35.7-I9000DDJV9-CL312456 root@SE-S605#2
    Build number: GINGERBREAD.DDJV9

    Pl help…

  57. Reply Francis October 13, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Neal,

    I have Samsung GT I9000 on HTC sENSATION Custom ROM Firmware. I wanted to update to Cyanogen MOD 7.1. What will I do, will the custom firmware be deleted? Can I install it again. The other thing is that I have already CWM on my phone do can I go now to the next step without downloading the CWM? Thanks. I will wait for your reply. I am eager to upadate my phone but I need to make sure.. I might brik it.

  58. Reply Trishank Bhimjiani October 13, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    hey neal
    can i put this rom once i put xxjvt 2.3.5????
    plz lemme knw asap

    n ne idea wen u will b puttin d article for rooting xxjvt?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 14, 2011 at 12:55 pm

      yes, we will becoming up with the rooting for XXJVT in the next 24 hrs, sorry for inconvenience!

  59. Reply Jeeves October 13, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    TO FIX MARKET FORCE CLOSE :

    Go to settings –> languange and keyboard settings –> language –> select English (U.S) even though it is on English (U.S.) already.

    NO MORE MARKET FORCE CLOSE!!

    :) hope that helps!!!

    • Reply Budda0787 October 18, 2011 at 10:18 am

      Excellent man thanks a lot bro!!!

  60. Reply k4rtik October 13, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Flashed! Thanks for notifying through this post. :)

  61. Reply Jeeves October 13, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Ok now Market application Force closes. How to fix??

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm

      from manage applications, clear the data of Market app!

  62. Reply Jeeves October 13, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    REALLY 30mins of ROM UPDATE?? is that serious Neal?

  63. Reply Knut Inge October 13, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    How long will the update of the Cyanogen Mod 7.1 take. It start normal, but it look like it stop on installing update..

  64. Reply Rish October 13, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    BTW, the clockwork recovery disappears as soon as you install this application.. so how do I get it back?

  65. Reply Rish October 13, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Awesome MOD! Quick update! Thank ya’ll it finally worked!

  66. Reply Preeth October 13, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Neal,

    Could you please put few screen shots of UI how Cynogen 7.1 looks like

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 13, 2011 at 5:23 pm

      we will try our level best to update with the same!

  67. Reply haider October 13, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    And i also checked it was zip.

  68. Reply haider October 13, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    when i was installing cm7 zip file,i took 25 minute or more but it didn’t installed.so now can you please make a video on installing cm7.1 on sgs.please

  69. Reply andy October 13, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    ok i finally found the problem, the cm7.1 zip file from your link does not work, and only way for me to install it was to download the actualy file again S so yeh hope this help people that experience the same problem on stuck at installing screen

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 13, 2011 at 3:28 pm

      we have fixed the download link, check the same now!

  70. Reply raju October 13, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    it got stuck at installing an update . i am using rooted xxjvr 2.3.4.
    plz provide the solution.

  71. Reply andy October 13, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    stuck at installin update… via recovery, and i have follow every step correctly..

  72. Reply Jeeves October 13, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I unpacked the Cyanogen MOD 7.1 ROM through CWM speedmodkernel like what is said above.

    ITS STUCKED ON INSTALLING PACKAGE… WHY??

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 13, 2011 at 3:29 pm

      please follow the instructions again as the article was modified!

  73. Reply Jeeves October 13, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Just a Question, why would i need to install speedmod kernel if the kernel when u install the cyanogenmod 7 will be replaced?

    just confuse what is the speedmodkernel instructions for?

  74. Reply mike henry October 13, 2011 at 11:03 am

    hi niel

    same issue by k baskaran ,i still waiting 4 hrs to try and try but its not prceed to install the ROM ? may there is some mistake again to your posting … update as per your procedure. fininding update package, opening update package message comming. afterwards installing update message appear. im waiting for 30 minutes. still not installed.
    what can i do?. my version is xxjvs and rooted as per your procedure.

  75. Reply sam October 13, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Hi NeaL,

    Problems with this Cyanogen 7.1,
    FC phone
    Caller can’t hear ur voice most of the time, have to use Speaker and then u can.
    Re-boot automatically

    Going to HTC Rom :)

  76. Reply jeng October 13, 2011 at 10:43 am

    my problem also like sam.. stuck st “installing update…” my version is XXJVS..

  77. Reply Izahasmin Izhar October 13, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Hi Neal,

    My current version of firmware is 2.3.5 XXJVT…
    What i know there is still no procedure to ROOT the 2.3.5 XXJVT, if i’m knot wrong…
    So, just want to ask you.. can i update my phone with Cyanogen MOD 7.1 Custom ROM Firmware?

  78. Reply John October 13, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Is this for XXJVS stock firmware only? i have XXJVR installed (rooted) and installed the hardcore speedmod kernel.

    once i get to recovery mode, every time i pick an option it goes black screen.

    help please?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 13, 2011 at 10:08 am

      no, it has to be XXJVS! Because we have tested on XXJVS! we haven’t tested on XXJVR!

  79. Reply k baskaran October 13, 2011 at 9:03 am

    hai neal,
    just now i finished Speed Mod kernel and Clock Wok Mod Recovery Installation. then i tried to apply Cyanogen Mod 7.1 update as per your procedure. fininding update package, opening update package message comming. afterwards installing update message appear. im waiting for 30 minutes. still not installed.
    what can i do?. my version is xxjvs and rooted as per your procedure.
    kindly help me sir.

  80. Reply Mizius October 13, 2011 at 7:53 am

    Thanks for the great support! After installing (on I9000 unlocked) XXJVS+rooting+SPEEDMod per above instructions all seems fine. But when trying to install update-cm-7.1.0-GalaxyS.zip via recovery it gets stuck on “Installing update…”. Any suggestions?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 13, 2011 at 10:11 am

      have you checked the filename? its not ……zip.zip right? it should be …….zip only!

  81. Reply Tao October 13, 2011 at 4:03 am

    i have exactly the same problem as Sam: it stucks at installing update ( i have XXJVS rooted)

  82. Reply Mahmud Koya October 13, 2011 at 3:12 am

    Hi Neal,
    Where is the download link for “Speedmod-kernel-k15i-t13” ?
    I downloaded the same from another site and updated through the odin3, but failed in updating with the ‘Cyanogen MOD 7.1 Custom ROM Firmware’.

    Thanks,
    Mahmud K

  83. Reply sam October 13, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Inside ur zip file;

    update-cm-7.1.0-GalaxyS.zip\update-cm-7.1.0-GalaxyS\update-cm-7.1.0-GalaxyS – ZIP archive, unpacked size 153,770,548 bytes

    I REDUCED THE TWO FOLDER AND MAKE THIS zip file;

    update-cm-7.1.0-GalaxyS.zip – ZIP archive, unpacked size 153,770,548 bytes

    It works :)

  84. Reply sam October 13, 2011 at 1:25 am

    Yes i do have JVS and rooted.

  85. Reply sam October 13, 2011 at 1:00 am

    NeaL,

    May be there is any problem with ROM zip file, it stucks ‘Installing Update…’ after selecting the file in install zip from sdcard section !!!!! :(

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 13, 2011 at 1:12 am

      wat version of firmware you have installed?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 13, 2011 at 1:12 am

      i mean what is the current version of firmware, XXJVS?

  86. Reply adlibitum October 12, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    “…So, once you finish updating the firmware to XXJVS and rooting the same you will have to download the Speed MOD Kernel Zip file in your computer and just unzip the same to get the tar file named as “speedmod-kernel-k15i-t13”…”

    Sorry, but where is the link for “the Speed MOD Kernel Zip file” ?

  87. Reply sam October 12, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Hey NeaL,

    This new updated Article has no link for “Speed MOD Kernel Zip”, it isn’t highlighted i mean :(

    Thanks for your effort to make us happy Cyanogentalman :)

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 12, 2011 at 11:57 pm

      hey sam, really appreciate your trust in us! Thanks a lot buddy, we have added the link for SPeed Mod!

  88. Reply John October 12, 2011 at 10:08 am

    My CyanogenMod has no market and Gmail APP! how to fix??

  89. Reply Lenin October 12, 2011 at 5:22 am

    I Have 2.35 android glaxys 9000 rotted entered in to clock word mod chose the zip file to instal bt its saying installation aborted hlp plz need as my net conection is very slow here 10Kb per secound i keep the file to download the whole nyt nd it nt wrking ty

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 12, 2011 at 10:28 pm

      we have changed the instructions, kindly follow the instructions again! Sorry for inconvenience!

  90. Reply J Ertly October 12, 2011 at 2:36 am

    I am confused by the I9000. I have Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S Epic 4G. I see several Galaxy S phones at the top of this page but none say I9000. Please explain. Is mine one which falls under the I9000?

    • Reply Yogesh Patel October 12, 2011 at 10:20 am

      Sorry to say, but most of the updates which we have covered are for unlocked devices, Search if you find any lucky enough.

  91. Reply Ghamaraj Luitel October 12, 2011 at 2:23 am

    Hi, I installed Microsoft Visual C++, downloaded Hardcore’s speedMod Kernel with ClockworkMod Recovery, Hemdall Suit 1.1.1 for window only according to your suggestion written in the instruction. Followed every steps of pre root instruction. While I started Heimdall Frountend, the device automatically rebooted but it shows only ‘GALAXY S GT I9000 SAMSUNG’. It does not open. I opened it in recovery mode, it has been rooted. I tried to rebooted so many times, it is not working, only showing ‘GALAXY S GT I9000 SAMSUNG’. I wanted to back to the JVS and JVT, it goes to download mode, but does not recognize the odin 1.3. Now I am totally helpless. Please instruct me what is best solution. I installed Zading.exe again, Selected extrcted zImage in Kernel section and started Heimadall Fronted again. It goes perfectly and shows the blue transfer bar too. It shows ‘Flash Completed 100 percent successfully. Tried so many time to reboot, it goes only idle mode showing GALAXY S GT I9000 SAMSUNG. But IT GOES RECOVERY AND downloading mode. HELP! HELP!!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 12, 2011 at 10:28 pm

      we have now fixed the article, kindly follow the instructions again!

  92. Reply Amith October 12, 2011 at 1:54 am

    My GT-i9000 was running on 2.3.4 which is rooted.I also have the voodoo xxjvp kernel installed. I booted to download mode followed your steps and installed CWM.Now the phone shows only the galaxy S screen and does not go beyond that. Did I make a mistake? was voodoo kernel supposed to be erased before the update? Please help!!!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 12, 2011 at 10:30 pm

      we have changed the instructions, kindly follow the instructions again! Sorry for inconvenience! kindly disable the Voodoo Lagfix!

  93. Reply Tao October 12, 2011 at 1:41 am

    i followed the steps but when i choose the zip file to start installation i got the message : “installation started” and then “installation aborted” what is the problem??

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 12, 2011 at 10:29 pm

      we have changed the instructions, kindly follow the instructions again! Sorry for inconvenience.

  94. Reply Janno October 11, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    PAGE 2 BRICKED MY PHONE PLEASE HELP?? Its stucked on Galaxy S when i turn it on….

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 12, 2011 at 10:30 pm

      we have changed the instructions, kindly follow the instructions again! Sorry for trouble!

  95. Reply Janno October 11, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Please reply to me ASAP. :(

  96. Reply aadi October 11, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    useless steps, phone stucks at final reboot.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 12, 2011 at 10:30 pm

      we have changed the instructions, kindly follow the instructions again! Sorry for inconvenience caused!

  97. Reply Janno October 11, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Hey i get it now :) Last question I have I have XXJVR 2.3.4 Amestris 3.4 right? So ill just proceed to Page 2? no Wipe cache or clear partitions? i dont have voodoo though.. is it safe? just install the CWM for Cyanogen mod? then page 3?

    • Reply Janno October 11, 2011 at 9:21 pm

      Hi i have so many questions.. should i go back to rfs before updating my Clockworkmod??

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 12, 2011 at 10:31 pm

        we have changed the instructions, kindly follow the instructions again! Sorry for inconvenience caused!!!!!!!!!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 13, 2011 at 12:01 am

      hey janno, we have modified the article, kindly refer the same!!!

  98. Reply Yogbal_Anima October 11, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    CyanogenMod 7.1 for GalaxyS phone. The Download Link is Missing….!!!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 13, 2011 at 12:02 am

      we have modified the article completely, please refer the same!

  99. Reply Mahmud Koya October 11, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Hi Yogesh,
    Currently my SGS GT-I9000 is on XXJVS2.3.5 with HTC Sensation custom ROM which is rooted as well. I have already in apps Super User and CWM. Can I directly go ahead with the 3rd page of the tutorial, i.e download the “update-cm-7.1.0-GalaxyS.rar” file and copy to phone and update the same from installing zip files from the SD card in the Clock Work Mod recovery?

    Thanks,
    mahmud Koya

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 13, 2011 at 10:15 am

      YES YOU CAN PROCEED WITH THIS BUT PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS STRICTLY!

  100. Reply sam October 11, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    My phone doesn’t boot after using heimdall-frontend.exe. it stucks with Samsung Logo :(

  101. Reply Janno October 11, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Hi Neal! I want to try this Cyanogen Mod! my I9000 is on XXJVR with amestris 3.4 ROM. Can i proceed with this update?

    Which one is better? amestris or Cyanogen?

    THanks for Reply!!!

    • Reply Janno October 11, 2011 at 6:47 pm

      Oh and by the way where will I start? Page 2 or Directly page 3?

      • Reply Yogesh Patel October 11, 2011 at 6:54 pm

        You need to Installing Clockworkmod Recovery which is page 2 and the Page 3 contains actual procedure to update the firmware.

        • Janno October 11, 2011 at 7:09 pm

          But my Phone already has ClockWorkMod Recovery .. im confused?? Right now my phone is XXJVR With AMESTRIS ROM 3.4 also rooted with ClockWorkMod. Should i really go with all that instructions on page 2 or directly page 3?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 12, 2011 at 10:31 pm

      yes you can follow the instructions now!

  102. Reply Chetan October 11, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Hi Yogesh,

    Where is the link to download update-cm-7.1.0-GalaxyS.rar? its nowhere on the site.

    Chetan

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 12, 2011 at 10:32 pm

      we have fixed the article, kindly check out the new instructions!

  103. Reply dr.pramod October 11, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    I would like your opinion on..
    1.SIMPLY HONEY 5.1
    2. HTC SENSATION CUSTOM ROM
    3.2.3.5 XXJVT UPDATE
    4.CYANOGEN MOD 7.1
    A comparison would be ideal but if that is not possible what would you select for your own galaxy s phone ?
    thanks…….

  104. Reply Paddy October 11, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Hi where is the updated file update-cm-7.1.0-GalaxyS.rar. I can’t see it now. Please advise.
    Paddy

    • Reply Paddy October 11, 2011 at 11:30 pm

      Hi I got the new file :update-cm7.1.0-GslsxyS.rar” but still not able to install it. The process was aborted.
      Paddy

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 12, 2011 at 10:33 pm

      we have changed the instructions, kindly follow the instructions again! Sorry for inconvenience caused to you! we really apologize for the same!

  105. Reply Ghamaraj Luitel October 11, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    How to root XXJVT?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 12, 2011 at 10:34 pm

      we will come out with the rooting process v soon!

  106. Reply francis October 11, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    hello neal, i am currently on HTC sense rom.. if i install cyanogen will it delete the custom rom and can i install it again? Thanks. I will be waiting for you reply.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 12, 2011 at 10:35 pm

      yes you can install the same at anytime!

  107. Reply DAnish October 11, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    hey i am currently on simple honey 5.1 can i update to 2.3.5 before updating means what are the firmware requirements for CyanogenMod 7.1 ROM???

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 12, 2011 at 10:34 pm

      we have changed the instructions as well as the procedure, kindly follow the instructions again! Sorry for inconvenience caused to you! we really apologize for the same!

  108. Reply salam October 11, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Hi
    Does this support ARABIC ?

    Thank you

  109. Reply shashi October 11, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Will cyanogen 7.1available for samsung galaxy sl?

  110. Reply Filip October 11, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    I just installed XXJVT sorry… 2 days ago and it is not rooted..

    • Reply Yogesh Patel October 11, 2011 at 4:03 pm

      Well its good hear.

  111. Reply Filip October 11, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    U said:
    “You would see that no heimdall is safetly installedo n your PC and then you need to unzip the Hardcore’s Speedmod kernel and launch the heimdall frontend application on to your PC.”

    Where can I get and what is Hardcore’s Speedmod kernel?
    I just installed XXJVS which is not rooted. Can i root it following this steps or i just have to wait for a root procedure?…

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 12, 2011 at 10:36 pm

      we have changed the instructions as well as the procedure, kindly follow the instructions again! Sorry for inconvenience caused to you! we really apologize for the issue!

  112. Reply Zain October 11, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Hi, I just updated to 2.3.7, however, my baseband version shows XXJVK. Is there a new kernel I should flash or is this the standard that comes with cyanogen 7.1?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 23, 2011 at 9:27 pm

      it comes as a standard, no need to flash again with the Stock version!

  113. Reply bp October 11, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    also, pls confirm if i can sync all my facebook contacts in the contacts book ??

  114. Reply bp October 11, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    the link provided for CyanogenMod 7.1, does not work !!

    pls check.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 13, 2011 at 12:06 am

      kindly check with the same now, the links have been fixed!

  115. Reply Chetan October 11, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Hi Neal,

    I am not able to download CyanogenMod 7.1..There seems to be some downlink.

    Regards
    Chetan

  116. Reply Oliver October 11, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Hi,

    Where do i get hardcore Speed Mod kernel along with the ClockworkMod recovery from the Heimdall suite that is the Hardcore’s SpeedMod Kernel with ClockworkMod Recovery

    • Reply Yogesh Patel October 11, 2011 at 4:05 pm

      I have just updated the article with the download link of all the files required during the process of update.
      Thanks

  117. Reply Kasunman October 11, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Hi Neal,
    if im running darky’s rom jvq EE 10.2.2 how could i flash with this version

  118. Reply nathan October 11, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    hi, was just wondering if this mod has swype in it, cant live without it anymore

    thanks nathan

  119. Reply francis October 11, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Neal,
    im curently on HTC ROM will it affect when i update tho this? Can I install HTC again? Thanks I will be waiting for you reply.

    • Reply Yogesh Patel October 11, 2011 at 4:07 pm

      Thanks for your interest but we would provide you with an article within a day or two or HTC phones for CyanogenMod 7.1.
      Check back soon.

      • Reply Rish October 11, 2011 at 10:25 pm

        I think he meant he has a galaxy s with an HTC ROM installed on it..
        So to answer your question, I’m not an expert, but i think that this rom will overrun your current rom.. meaning, that the old htc rom will be deleted, unless you backup with ROM manager which u can download from the market for free, and the new cyanogen rom will be installed.

        not so sure. but hopefully this is right, confirm with yogesh though .

        • NeaL Pradeep October 13, 2011 at 12:01 am

          hey rish, we have modified the article, kindly refer the same!

  120. Reply Preeth October 11, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Neal,

    If we have already rooted 2.3.5 usging the steps you have provided ealier, can we not just download CynogenMod file and install it from SD card ? do we still have to go through all the steps from installing the Clockwork and then install Cynogen.

    or Can we not just install Cynogen without Clockwork ?

    • Reply Yogesh Patel October 11, 2011 at 4:09 pm

      ClockworkMod is compulsorily required for CyanogenMod, without that you can update with that custom ROM.

  121. Reply Ryan October 11, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Hi Neal, would you happen to know the *call quality* in India, with this version of Cynogenmod ?

    A couple of months ago I’d tried ver 7.0, but callers could barely hear me and there were tons of dropped calls as well. I tried switching multiple modems but none worked – and so I moved back to stock XXJVR (2.3.4)

  122. Reply francis October 11, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Neal,
    Im currently on HTC Sense ROM, if I update with this ROM will the HTC sense be removed? and can I install it back? I will be waiting for you reply.

    Thanks

    • Reply Yogesh Patel October 11, 2011 at 4:11 pm

      No No francis, Dont apply this update to any other phone. Apply it for only Galaxy S i9000 phone but not any other similar models too.

  123. Reply Rish October 11, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Hey Neal,

    I had a problem while doing this update, I had done everything proper in the ROM manager, but when it gets to the installation of the mod in the ROM manager, it takes me to the clockwork mod n then there it says installation aborted. What am I to do? should i continue with the update? Help!

    • Reply Rish October 11, 2011 at 1:07 pm

      also the uploaded file to download is in .rar format, i thnk the galaxy takes .zip files. so another reason it didnt work on my phone.. maybe?

      • Reply Yogesh Patel October 11, 2011 at 4:10 pm

        yeah, had some issues with rar file. Reuploaded it again, try it out. Thanks for your patience.

        • Rish October 11, 2011 at 11:37 pm

          The installation process is still not going through.. i downloaded the newly uploaded file, set it in my sd card folder, put my phone on recovery mode, wiped data and cache, then tried to install zip from sd card n the downloaded file was there so then i clicked it to perform the task, but in a few seconds it says installation aborted.. what to do??

        • NeaL Pradeep October 12, 2011 at 10:29 pm

          we have changed the instructions, kindly follow the instructions again! Sorry for inconvenience!!!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 12, 2011 at 10:38 pm

      we have changed the instructions as well as the procedure, kindly follow the instructions again! Sorry for inconvenience caused to you! we really apologize for it!

  124. Reply jack October 11, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    hi neal
    can’t choose a file .rar

    • Reply Yogesh Patel October 11, 2011 at 4:12 pm

      Sorry for the trouble Jack, the procedure is updated as well the files are too updated. Check out now ! It will work.

  125. Reply FALIH AL ASEDY October 11, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I’m wondering in you can help me with a problem in my galaxy S I 9000?
    The problem is although I only used 3 gig of my phone memory, when I try to download a new application I get a message telling me that there is no enough space!!!. What do you thing I have to do to use all my 13 gig without getting this message? I’ll greatly appreciate your help. Regards

  126. Reply sam October 11, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Hey NeaL,

    It doesn’t detect the .rar file .

    After “Backup existing ROM” along with the option of “Wipe Data and Clear Cache”….. It will boot on recovery mod and says failed to Wipe Data and Clear Cache. only Reboot works everything else is fails.

    Why it doesn’t detect .rsr file .

    Thanks

    • Reply sam October 11, 2011 at 11:49 am

      And when Reboot in Recovery Mod, it boots on Android System Recovery

      Errors;

      Finding update package…
      Opening Update package…
      Verifying Update package…
      E: Failed to verify whole-file signature
      E: signature verification failed
      Installation aborted

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 12, 2011 at 10:39 pm

        kindly root the phone again and follow the instructions!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 12, 2011 at 10:38 pm

      We have now changed the instructions as well as the procedure, kindly follow the instructions again! Sorry for inconvenience caused to you! we really apologize for the same

  127. Reply Rudeboy October 11, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Why all these difficult instructions to perform the update? Is there no easy way of doing this without Windows C++

    • Reply Yogesh Patel October 11, 2011 at 4:14 pm

      This is the easiest way.

  128. Reply raju October 11, 2011 at 11:39 am

    hey neal there is the problem with this zip. as i enter password( androidadvices.com) for this zip file it opens up many files and not the another zip file( without password). hence unable to update . moreover i also tried to place this zip file in root of internal sd card without entering up password and without extracting it up, but still at the time of update this file cannot be seen through recovery mode of installing an zip option/ choosing and update zip option

  129. Reply cosmin October 11, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Do you have a video tutorial please? i cant find it, here , and same probleme at 2.3.2 version of android. Thanks… i,m asking because i,m a biginer

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 13, 2011 at 12:12 am

      you can follow the instructions, they are very simple!

  130. Reply Gajendra October 11, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Hi Neal
    I’m currently running Simply Honey 5.1 on galaxy S..can I install CM 7.1 directly or do i need downgrade the firmaware to Froyo or something?
    also we can follow any one of the above mentioend methods…right?
    which one you recommend sticking ot simply 5.1 or move to CM 7.1?
    Thanks in advance

  131. Reply raju October 11, 2011 at 11:01 am

    can i update this rom from rooted xxjvr 2.3.4 directly

  132. Reply Erwin October 11, 2011 at 10:26 am

    what will happen to my root access?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 13, 2011 at 12:12 am

      is your phone rooted? if yes then no issues!

  133. Reply Ghamaraj Luitel October 11, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Hi Neal,
    downloaded the CyanogenMod 7.1 for Galaxy. My version is XXJVT 2.3.5? Can I install the same in my device? I could not not root the phone. Could you help releasing the root package for XXJVT as previous?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 13, 2011 at 10:16 am

      RE FOLLOW THE PROCEDURE AS WE HAVE FIXED THE ARTICLE NOW!!!

  134. Reply Solarit October 11, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Rom manager display signature failure .I think it has to do with the file system.Can you please explain Neal.Thanks

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 13, 2011 at 10:16 am

      ROOTING IS NOT SUCCESSFULLY DONE, KINDLY ROOT THE PHONE AND THEN UPDATE!

  135. Reply Jenni October 11, 2011 at 7:44 am

    This works for any baseband version – like JVR?

    Could you post ss please?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 13, 2011 at 10:17 am

      we havent tested, we tested on XXJVS it works on it!

  136. Reply baskaran October 11, 2011 at 6:04 am

    hai neal,
    my current firmware version in my galaxy s is gingerbread 2.3.5 xxjvt. waiting for your procedures of rooting. now, can i
    install Gingerbread 2.3.7 with CyanogenMod 7.1 ROM.
    thanks.

  137. Reply Paul October 11, 2011 at 5:42 am

    Are there any battery improvements over 2.3.4

  138. Reply Aaron L October 11, 2011 at 3:50 am

    Can MIUI be installed over this mod?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 13, 2011 at 12:12 am

      no, it cannot be installed!

      • Reply karan October 30, 2011 at 2:19 pm

        hey neal everything is good in this rom but m facing one huge problem
        there is no android market in it and if i m installing the android market then its nt able to install
        what to do ??

        • NeaL Pradeep October 30, 2011 at 11:31 pm

          kindly install the Google Apps which is mentioned int he article!

  139. Reply sam October 11, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Hey NeaL,

    Im on XXJVS 2.3.5 and rooted the phone as ur rooting process, shall i proceed from this page(page 3) of this article ???

    Thanks

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 11, 2011 at 1:29 am

      yes you can update with the same!

      • Reply jay October 11, 2011 at 1:22 pm

        hi. just finished updating my fone to CyanogenMod 7.1. ive downloaded and copied update-cm-7.1.0-GalaxyS.rar into my fone but i cant see the file when i try to install file from my internal sd card. pls help.

        • Yogesh Patel October 11, 2011 at 4:08 pm

          Try the procedure once again, as I have updated the update-cm-7.1.0-GalaxyS.rar file. Sorry for the trouble caused to you.

        • jay October 11, 2011 at 5:27 pm

          tried it and it still can see the file. i think coz its in winrar foramta instead of winzip.

        • Yogesh Patel October 11, 2011 at 5:59 pm

          Yes, correction. The file is zip format is available for download.

      • Reply bilal pratab November 9, 2011 at 5:29 pm

        NEAL I HAVE ANDROID 2.3.5 XXVT WITH SEMAPHORE CAN I DO THIS TO MY PHONE WITH SEMAPHORE INTO

        • bilal pratab November 9, 2011 at 5:33 pm

          nEAL I HAVE SEMAPHORE KERNEL ON ANRDOIID 2;3;5 xxjvt can i update How To Update Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with Cyanogen MOD 7.1 Custom Rom firmware directly on my samsung galaxy s

          Galaxy S I9000 – Overclock & Increase Volume by 300% with Semaphore Kernel on Android 2.3.5 XXJVT
          CAN I UPDATE

        • NeaL Pradeep November 10, 2011 at 10:14 am

          remove the semaphore kernel and get back to the stock version of xxjvt to proceed with this article!

        • bilal pratab November 9, 2011 at 5:35 pm

          I HAVE SEMAPHORE KERNEL ON ANDROID 2.3.5XXJVT ON MY SAMSUNG GALAXY S CAN I DIRECTLY UPDATE WITH CYANOGEN MOD 7.1 CUSTOM ROM FIRMWARE

        • NeaL Pradeep November 10, 2011 at 10:12 am

          No, first remove ht kernel by updating with the stock firmware and then proceed.!

          Please follow the instructions!

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