Friday, October 21, 2011

How to install CyanogenMod 7.1

How to install CyanogenMod 7.1 stable version? CM7.1 is base on Android 2.3.7

I assume that you are from stock kernel and not rooted.

1. Download CM7.1 stable version
2. Backup you current application to APK file format and copy to your PC. You need it after CM7 installation completed. How to backup file to APK? Click here

How to install CM7.1?
1. Root your device and install ClockworkMod Recovery.

If you do not know how to root your current ROM. Try steps inside two links below. It will ROOT and install ClockworkMod Recovery by default.
Note: If you had rooted your current rom and have Recovery Mode, continue with next steps

2. Copy "" into you phone SD Card. Rename it to ""

3. Reboot into Recovery using 3-button-combo (Volume Up+Home+Power button)
4. Do a backup! Best practise
5. WIPE (wipe data/factory reset + wipe cache partition + Dalvik)
6. Install "" from internal sdcard using Recovery Mode
7. DONE. Sit back and relax
This is what you will get.

  • You will have clean CyanogenMod 7.1. Very FAST!
  • No Google or Samsung apps. Need to download and install separately
  • Do not use new market. Download Old Market and copy into you phone SD Card.
  • Remove "marketupdater.apk" and "vending.apk" using DarkyROM tool. Install this first.
 Copy Old Market "market.2.3.4.apk" into "Darky/uninstalled/sys" folder

 Uninstall "marketupdater.apk" and "vending.apk"
Install "market.2.3.4.apk".  DONE. You will have Old Market and continue your download business. :)

You can't download google apps from old market? You did not see most of the google apps? I will show you how to download it after the break... coming soon


  1. How do you feel on this CyanogenMod 7.1? Stable? Any complain or comment?

  2. Fast and stable,but drain the battery a bit faster than stock jvt.

  3. drain battery fast!!! did you use JuiceDefender?? I use it on every ROM I flashed. It can make you phone battery last for complete whole day.

  4. No battery widget. You may try.
    I would like to reduce running services

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  6. Bryant8:39 PM

    i wanna ask..if i wanna flash to cyanogenmod i need to flash to XXJVT first then only can flash?

  7. bryant11:35 PM

    hi, if i wanna reverse back to stock rom? how to do it??

  8. Bryant11:43 PM

    i flash to xxjvt..and then should i install the darky rom tool first or after i flash to cyanogenmod 7.1?

  9. To flash CM7 you just need root and recovery mode.

    Reverse back to stock. clean stock.Flash stock rom via odin. factory reset. You may choose either JVS or JVT. Available in this blog.

  10. bryant12:14 AM

    but i flash to cm7, i was unable to use the market. i try to remove the marketupdater.apk and vending.apk but i cant find the files....sorry for the noob question.

  11. bryant12:31 AM

    or i need to need to uninstall the marketupdater.apk and vending.apk when in the stock rom, then only flash to cm7?

  12. Try download DarkyROM Tool and look into uninstall tab for marketupdater.apk and vending.apk

    Follow this to install old market

  13. bryant10:41 AM

    ok.thx if i wipe all the data during flashing to cm7, will the old market still be there?

  14. nope. all gone. just re-install

  15. Anonymous4:35 AM

    Good day! I did install CM7.1 on i9000 but the camera does not work. It complains "please insert SD card before using it". Any advice on it? Thx!

  16. Anonymous4:43 AM

    Guru! So sorry, I did a mistake by myself. I enable the usb connected with "Turn on USB storage" to cause the issue. Problem solved. Thx!

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