Install CyanogenMod 7 ROM [CM7, Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread Based] on Samsung Captivate [How to]

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CyanLogo | Install CyanogenMod 7 ROM [CM7, Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread Based] on Samsung Captivate [How to]Final release of the popular community driven Android ROM CyanogenMod 7 for many popular Android based devices out there is available for many months now.  This version is based on the latest build of Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread. According to official site, it supports a variety of new features including improved appearance, revamped and customizable lock screen, a restyled music app, “phone goggles” (which we assume means Google googles), gesture support everywhere and so on.

Samsung Captivate users out there don’t need to feel left behind as they can also enjoy this insanely popular custom CM7 ROM on their devices and exploit the true potential of their device. XDA forum member atinm provides the guide to install the nightly build of the CyanogenMod 7 on the Samsung Captivate.

Download latest nightly of CM7 for Samsung Captivate from here.

First time flashing CM 7 to your Captivate (or coming from another ROM)?

 

  1. Start with a rooted Eclair/Froyo running Eclair/Froyo Bootloaders (do not ask us how to do this).
  2. Install ROMManager Premium.
  3. Flash ClockworkMod Recovery. Pick Captivate (MTD) (ignore the warning about not having an official, pick ClockworkMod 2.x).
  4. Make sure you can reboot into ClockworkMod recovery from ROMManager. Reboot and get back into ROMManager Premium.
  5. Choose download ROMs.
  6. Pick the CyanogenMod Nightlies.
  7. Check the Google Apps addon.
  8. Check Backup current ROM!
  9. Check wipe data, cache, dalvik cache.
  10. Let ROMManager finish the installation.

-Upgrading from earlier CM7?

ROM Manager method:

  1. Install ROMManager Premium.
  2. Flash ClockworkMod Recovery. Pick Captivate (MTD) (ignore the warning about not having an official, pick ClockworkMod 3.x).
  3. Choose Download ROMs.
  4. Pick the CyanogenMod Nightlies.
  5. Check the Google Apps addon.
  6. Check Backup current ROM!
  7. Check wipe cache, dalvik cache.
  8. Let ROMManager finish the installation.

 

Note: There are no Google Apps bundled with CM ROMs, because Google asked Cyanogen to remove copyrighted apps. After flashing the rom, don’t forget to flash Google Addon package if you want it. ROM Manager will allow you to flash it if you just go into it and after flashing the ClockworkMod recovery for MTD devices, choose Download ROMs, and pick Google Apps.

Developer also provides the alternative (more difficult methods) to flash the CyanogenMod 7 on your device on the relevant thread in the XDA forum. You might also want to have a look at the

How to Flash A Custom ROM On Any Android Phone Safely: A Complete Step-by-Step Tutorial.[Source]

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