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Update : Oct 9th 2011

The Guide has been updated to include the latest rom update. For those who have already used this guide and are on the Madteam rom v1.0 (those who used the guide from Aug 15th) use the steps at the bottom of the page to upgrade.

New iGyaan Guide 

Did you think it was possible?, we didn’t either!. But following various guides and tweaks we were able to get Cyanogen mod 7.1 running on the Samsung Galaxy 5, Yes the 1.5 year old device from Samsung.

The big differences we saw:

  • Tremendous improvement in battery life, almost fixes any battery leaks.
  • Fast and responsive OS Android 2.3, no lag and no jitters.
  • Clean looking UI + Cyanogen mod tweaks
  • Best Part : Nexus S style : CRT TV lock animation

This Guide was put together using our own experience, and its here to help you out.

Note: Like any other unofficial guide, there is a high chance that you might brick your phone.  iGyaan is in no way responsible for that and you are following this at your own risk.
Okay so lets begin!
Here is what you need 
  1. The iGyaan Galaxy 5 Pack : Download Here
  2. A Galaxy 5 : Duh!
  3. Widows PC
  4. USB – Micro USB data cable
  5. Patience and Humility.
  6. A MicroSD card with over 1GB free space.

Step 1 (Important)

  • Backup all your contacts and files.
  • Sync your device to your Gmail Accounts

Step 2 (Device Prep)

  • Time to put your Galaxy 5 in download mode
  • Power off your Galaxy 5
  • Hold Volume Down + Home + Power Button 
  • You should see the Download Screen

Step 3 (Install Recovery)

  • Fire up ODIN (found in the iGyaan Galaxy 5 pack)
  • Select the EUROPA_v1.0.ops  in the OPS field ( also in the iGyaan Pack)
  • Select One Package and ClockworkMod-Galaxy5-v0.4.tar in the one package Field
    (Also in the iGyaan Package downloaded earlier.)
  • Connect your phone to your pc via usb cable, wait for it to show up in ODIN
  • Once it shows up click START ( follow the images below)




Your Device Should now boot up in Clockwork Recovery like the image below.



Step 4 (Copy files)

  • Using the D pad or Volume +/- buttons browse to Mounts and storage
  • Once in mounts and storage select “Mount USB Storage”
  • Your memory card will show up on your PC
  • Copy the “” to the memory card ( found in the iGyaan package)
  • Once copied, Safely remove /eject the memory card mount from your PC
    (Do not remove it from the phone and do not reboot the phone
  • Press the  back button several times, till you reach the main screen as the image above.

Step 5 (Backups)

  • Browse to Backup and Restore
  • and select backup ( let the device backup your existing rom on the memory card)
  • Once done press the back button to come back to the main recovery screen.

Step 6  (Install Prep)

  • Browse to Wipe date /factory reset and initiate it by selecting “yes”
  • Browse to wipe cache / initiate it by selecting “yes.”
  • Browse to advanced : Wipe dalvik cache.

Step 7 (Install the Rom)

  • Browse to “Install zip from SD card”
  • Choose “Select zip from SD card”
  • Select the “” we copied to the memory card earlier.
  • Initiate it by selecting “yes”

Step 8 (One more thing!)

  • Once its done Reboot by selecting reboot system now from the main menu
  • At this moment your device will boot in Cyanogen Mod 7.1 for Galaxy 5. on Android 2.3.4
  • Its not over yet!
You will still need the Google Apps package to get the Market , Gmail, etc

Step 9 (Install Google Apps)

  • Once your phone is booted press the power button
  • Select “reboot”
  • Select “recovery” 
  • You will boot back into Clockwork Recovery
  • Go to Mounts and Storage and select “Mount USB storage”
  • Connect your device to a PC
  • Download and copy the following file to the memory card of your phone : Google Apps
  • Once copied  : come back to main recovery screen and select “Install zip from SD car”
  • Select the “select zip from sd card” and choose “google apps” : install by selecting “Yes”

Step 10 ( Final Steps)

  • Once all the above is done : reboot your phone
  • You will be boot into Cyanogen Mod 7.1 , but this time you will get the “Tap Android to Start” screen.
  • Follow the directions on the screen.

Enjoy your newly revamped Galaxy 5.!

This rom comes highly recommended, we installed it on our Galaxy 5 and its almost like a new phone, its much faster cleaner and much more stable than the Samsung Official Rom. this rom also improves the battery life by more than three times.

Leave your feedback below, and if you were able to do it properly.

If you have any problems post all your questions in the thread over HERE 


Steps to Upgrade if you have used the Old Guide


Step One

  • Download the new iGyaan Package : Here 

Step Two

  • Use a usb cable / sd card reader to copy the file “” to the SD Card root folder (the file is in the iGyaan Package) 

Step Three

  • Reboot into recovery using the Rom Manager And choose “backup and restore”

    Next Create a new Backup.

Step Four

  • From the Recovery main screen select “install zip from SD Card”
    and choose the file you copied above

Step 5

  • Once the install is complete reboot the device and wait for it to load : first boot can take upto 15 minutes


Enjoy the update with tons of bug fixes !


As always the guide here is for informational purposes, iGyaan is not responsible for any softwares being used here and are courtesy their original developers. We therefore take no responsibility for any damages that may occur to your device.

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  • Parthasarathy

    It worked perfectly!

  • simpleMAN.

    too many steps.

  • wtfismattt

    parthu 4 shared

  • wtfismattt

    it worked!! but i cant use viber atm idk why

  • ReoNelBontigao

    it has been 30 minutes and still my phone is not booting up to main screen. it just shows Samsung. I need help on this please!!!!!!

    • ReoNelBontigao

      guys i badly need help on this… i need my phone!

  • KrashanthPareek

    hey I did all the steps as mentioned above bt at the tym of reboot its showing Samsung and android  again and again and the phone is not starting….PLzzzz help 
    Read more:

    • ReoNelBontigao

      KrashanthPareek  did it work? how many hours did it take before it boots up to main screen?

  • dave5chintan

    boogy Hey
    Not able to perform STEP 3. When i downloaded from link iLivid got downloaded. Not sure how to Fire up ODIN and from where? Pls help. My mail id is

  • parthu

    i am unable 2 download the igyaan pack.pls send me another link

  • zhiquestra

    how about my galaxy 5 is in android 2.3.1 kernel??? can i upgrade it to 2.3.7 gingerbread +cyanogen mod 7.1?????? how?

  • MarioRocha

    @niveditagopal90 Erase memory, Erase cache.

    • niveditagopal90

      @MarioRocha  @niveditagopal90 kk i vl do it

      • niveditagopal90

        @MarioRocha I erased memory and cache but still the same problm exist

  • try to get your battary out wait a minute and put back in

  • niveditagopal90

    @evollution hey I did all the steps as mentioned above bt at the tym of reboot its showing Samsung and android  again and again and the phone is not starting….PLzzzz help

    • try to get your battary out wait a minute and put back in

      • niveditagopal90

        @boogy hi ddid it bt still the same prob exist :(

  • hi 
    i’m in the middel of the botting and the  Google Apps doesn’t work
    can you send me a new link to

  • soumik

    I performed all steps as mentioned above but my phone went into bootloop, now what to do ,can anybody help me?can somebody tell me how to flash stock rom through odin?

    • frenchCan

      Same thing for mine. Do you have any solution? How can I downgrade my phone to 2.1 then upgrade to 2.2 and then 2.3?

      • soumik

        @frenchCan I don’t know about 2.3 but when I flashed above file my phone went into bootloop so had to flash stockfirmware from through odin. the firmware i downloaded had android 2.2 so got android 2.2 from there. And after that experience of bootloop I will prefer to use it with 2.2 .

  • ElatedFriend

    the google apps is not working. please send us another link or files.

  • ronaldnueva

    where can I find this? Google Apps

  • evollution

    I upgraded last night. Just I have some issues now:
    3G is not working ..
    Reboot option doesn’t work. Phone remains “hanged up”. I have to remove battery and turn on again
    Many, many crashes !!
    Any idea??

  • evollution
  • NeerajBeck

    FINALLY after a very long struggle………. it finally done…. and thank you……!!! :D :D :D…. and wow the interface is so cool……!!

  • NeerajBeck

    FINALLY after a very long struggle………. it finally done…. and thank you……!!! :D :D :D…. and wow he interface is so cool……!!

  • NeerajBeck

    FINALLY after a very long struggle………. it finally done…. and thank you……!!! :D :D :D…. and wow he interface is so cool……!!!

  • Prashant

    i m trying to upgrade 2.1 to 2.3 my phone galaxy 5 5503i did that step
    by step now its not starting my phone its restarting frequently

  • Csj

    Link is not working….

  • Sddhrthshah6

    links r nt wrking??

  • Pradeep

    works great!!!! thank you guys :)

  • Guest

    Just installed this on my Galaxy 5. Battery life was significantly improved. I use the SetCPU app to set processor speed to minimum when the screen is off (not sure if this helps) and my battery lasts about a week or more.

  • Ram

    Hi… Instead of writing down the step by step instruction you can make a video of how to change from 2.1 to 2.2 and from 2.2 to 2.3.4 in galaxy I5503  …… If you do so it will be very easy for everyone to understand…. I hope you do a video about this asap…. 

  • Biezpiena Kurpes

    If you experience problems with samsung/android loop:
    go to
    download any i5500  2.2 firmware
    use that *.tar file instead in odin
    leave everything else as in this tutorial
    when i updated my phone it went into samsung logo loop
    now use this tutorial again with the custom 2.3 rom. it worked for me

  • Vamsi Anil M

    Can you guide me on how to install eclair 2.1 in my galaxy i5503, where I recently upgraded to froyo.. Im not satisfied with froyo. I just want to revert back.

  • Patrick Palm

    Not only did your entire software collection come from madteam but the entire guide is a madteam guide in itself too.

    And not a single acknowledgement of the hard work of madteam?

    You should be ashamed of yourself, this isn’t Red China.

    • Superhuman

      The guide is not copied from any where : the first line states clearly the rom is from madteam 
      “The Guide has been updated to include the latest rom update. For those who have already used this guide and are on the Madteam rom v1.0”

      As for as cred the last line states that
      “softwares being used here and are courtesy their original developers”

      Too bad your sole purpose was to troll on the site without reading the first or the last line of the page

  • Malay Mukherjee

    want to install android 2.3 on my viewpad 7.

    can you help?

  • Amalnalinam

    how much time it would take to compete step no; 2?

  • Rt8s

    my device is in loop mode ………. after step 8 ……….. it restarts with ANDROID text and again restarts and restarts ……….. any suggestions ………. even heard that first of all i ve to upgrade 2.2 to avoid this situation ……….. currently i m using 2.1 version and faced this problem while upgrading it to version 2.3.4

    • Ankit

      even i am facing the same problem of the phone going into a loop showing samsung and android again and again…..but the phone doesnot reboot…. Please reply…..

      • Johnajay96

        u need to either change the baseband or install froyo n then update!

  • Chiruanji5

    hai everyone im verynew to all this
    i tried to install cm7 on my gt-i5503(baseband-i5503jxjp5)
    but in odin itself its geeting flopped
    my odin showing
    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    — cannot open the usb serial port. code: 5
    please some help
    thank u

    • umar

      close kies and try again

  • Medamine60

    Nice Tutorial.
    Thanks a lot

    But Kies won’t work after that! it’s doesn’t reconize the phone anymore!

    Do you have any idea please?


    • Veeradoss

      dear friend kies doesnt support any custom rom it suppots only stock roms

  • Pecimuthovi

    problem s usb a wifi inak jede dobre

  • kiran

    When I am trying to Backup It is saying Can’t Mount / System!

    What should I do..? : (

  • Ramaseshan

    Android 2.2 official samsung update is good

  • Ramaseshan

    Hi Khairulhazmie,
    you havent bricked ur mobile completely ..

    Dont worry take it to your nearest service center they will restore ur previous version Android 2.1  

  • Ramaseshan

    Hi Abdul Follow these steps to go DOWNLOADING Mode

    Down Volume button + centre button (between call end and call start) then power off button(Call end button).

    Dont install this Version of Android as it is not Original Samsung or Orginal Android it is a third party software so u may brick ur pone.

  • Spandan Mishra

    just an update…the latest source code being used is of android version 2.3.7
    also, madteam is working on proting ICS onto the Galaxy 5…

  • Khairulhazmie

    NVM my last comment, I did all the guide.. but after i rebbot system now.. its keep showing SAMSUNG and Android (system font, not the original font) help pls, my phone running 2.1 before..

  • Khairulhazmie

    Please I accidently press the reboot system now (at step4 without copying the rom )  :( and My phone wont boot :( it only shows Samsung etc and Android (system font) SOMEONE PLS HELP! im soo dead :(

  • Abdul Pinnacle

    My computer is not recognising my phone in the download state any help on that??

  • Ramaseshan

    sam4u and dhiren no choice u need to go to service center.

    If u have warrantee no money else pay Rs.450

  • Ramaseshan

    Hi noob you havent bricked ur mobile completely ..

    Dont worry take it to your nearest service center they will restore ur previous version Android 2.1

  • Ramaseshan

    I am frm Chennai,India . Dont use this highly unreliable.

    I installed it workd fine for 2 days but on the 3rd day wen I tried connecting to wireless networks the phone got hanged automatically restarted.

    Then I took  to service center where they restored Android 2.1 again.

    Then I again updated to Android 2.2 it works fine.


    Android 2.2 official samsung update is good

  • Devmalyaforever

    isnt hotfix required??? coz in the madteam forum, its given that it’s important to install the hotfix also….please reply soon!!!!

    • Veeradoss

      dear friend hotfix always recomemded it only having fixes of any previous rom issues reported by folks

  • Pjholl

    Works well, took me about 25 minutes on my 2nd attempt (1st wouldn’t work at all due to a problem with Odin…2nd time worked fine).

    The display isn’t as colourful as 2.2, maybe there’s a theme setting I can change.

    9/10, thanks.

  • Rajeshprajpati40

    Hi this is Rajesh i m using galaxy 5 i5503.
    i have gone through the process of upgrade and i have also completed the process but my is still not starting pls help me what can i do….
    Pls reply me fast..

  • Vd Pankajsharma

    easily upgraded
    tx to all the above steps

    • Vd Pankajsharma

      i used android 2.1 for almost 15 months then upgraded to froyo yesterday night.
      then got greedy and upgraded to 2.3.7 in the morning
      m a non tech an done easily with the above simple steps

    • Boopathy

      what phone u have gt-I5503 or any else?

  • sam4u

    hi how can i revert back to original operating system (2.1/2.2)?? I am also facing some problem any idea how to revert back to original?? Thanks

  • Dhiren24pb

    hi how can i revert back to original operating system (2.1/2.2). i tried to revert but phone does not boot up/ will this be done by samsung service centre. main problm is with 2.3 installed my wifi detection range has reduced drastically and wifi keep disconnecting at very short interval.memo are not loaded , lastly for each application from android market it says check filtering and  downloading is damn difficult now.

  • Solobaric50

    Awesome ROM, my I5500 is running faster and the battery life is the best part, I do recommend this Gingerbread version, thanks bro’. I will post any bug here.

  • n00b

    so it seems that the solution to the “boot loop” is to install 2.2 first and then install 2.3.

    currently downloading 2.2, will repost here if successful.

  • n00b

    I downloaded everything, backed up everything, done the install and it reported back “Install from SDcard complete” then I went to “reboot now” but when it reboots it flashes the Samsung boot logo and then shows the word ‘android’ in small text in the midle of the screen to the right, and then reboots again, shows the Samsung logo, etc etc, keeps repeating?

    Anyone any ideas?

    Have I bricked it?

    • Dg Ayan91

      i am facing the same problems..what to do now?

      • Khairulhazmie

        me too :(

        • Guest

          The problem is the firmeware from your mobile. You have to find the same firmeware that all the people use in this tutorial. To fix your problem put back the official firm and then, look for the Cy firm. I hope it is helpful

        • ankit

          same here… even i am getting the same problem, is there some solution to this? PLease help

    • Shreedhar Manek

      u didnt wipe the data ….do a data wipe should work fine then

  • Neo_Mad

    I need the samsung 3×4 keypad please help me out

  • shyam

    my phone is I5503 with baseband as I5503DDJG5.
    will this upgrade work for me in india?
    please help me out

    • shyam

      I need firmware for 2.1 as well… please anyone help me in this…

  • Tahar

    the arabic is working or not ?

    • waleed

      did you check?

  • Ahmed

    Nice work… You are amazing….

    • Waleed

      Did you check whether reading/writing Arabic works?

  • Mmeth84

    nice its working

  • Mmeth84

    Does any one know where to get the ClockworkMod-Galaxy5-v0.4.tar, the one I got is not formated in tar pls.
    I have downloded different versions but all them have only two files which are
    # csc.rfs# and # recovery which is an iso file.

  • Babiskir

    works great thx!!!! :D

  • Kc2play

    can anybody plzz post a video how to install??

  • Calgary

    Fantastic – thanks for this!

  • sol

    hey, how can change the qwerty keyboard to  3×4? my i5503 is upgraded

  • sol

    from 2.1 to 2.2…now i got 2.3.7…..thank you again!!!!!!

    • Prashant

       plz help me anyone

      • Prashant

         i m trying to upgrade 2.1 to 2.3 my phone galaxy 5 5503i did that step by step now its not starting my phone its restarting frequently

  • sol

    omg! thank you really. i have my samsung i5503 for a year now and then i upgraded to 2.2.. A new cellphone arrived which is  galaxy y and its  running 2.3.6. I got bored with my i5503 thats why i wanted to upgrade (again!). success! ! ! thank you…

  • Tomi18r

    Great tut! :)

  • farid akhavan

    no need to answer my last question
    just after step 8 (complete intall rom and reboot)
    my phone dont boot just appears “samsung”
    after that “android” appears 
    and after that samsung and after that android again again and again
    and i dont know what to do?
    helpp me

    • Sarmelion

      I have exactly the same problem.

    • sol

      the same situation, after more than 10 trials, nothing happened. i downgraded to 2.2 becoz im used to the 3×4 keyboard, now i cnat go back to 2.2, the same thing…”samsung” then “android” then “samsung” again..and again…help us

      • Sam81176

        god,i too have the same problem.some one please help

        • Khurram

          I too have the same problem…Help!!!

  • Faridcomando

    i cant put my phone in download mode!!!!!!!!
    i mean when i push and hold volume down button + home button nothing happens
    then when i push power button nothing happens and if i keep the power button holding the phone powers on
    could anyone help meeeeeeeeeeee how to solve this problem?
    pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease help meeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • Vingreats

    help me ! Galaxy Stuck in download mode. 

  • Arjun_duvedi

    thanks a ton man……….installed android 2.3.4 on my galaxy 5… fine…….thanks for the help….

  • Paritosh

    Tried it on my Galaxy but ODIN didn’t detect the phone :/
    Any solution?

    • Royzumo

      Same with me,got the same prob

  • Zeijlvanv

    Very nice en smooth upgrade. Thank you very match. Now I need to find our how to install apps on SD. The foon is running fine and wifi is stable. Don’t hasitate, do it!

  • Sumanthbaliga94

    i did not find android market after upgrade any solution?????

  • Sumanthbaliga94

    Thank you……….. very very much….. Ginger Bread has installed successfully…….Now my mob is billion times faster, clear……….. and I’m vigorously  waiting for ICE-CREAM SAND WITCH…………………. :)

    • Rakshangr

      how to get password  … it ask password

  • upgraded to it successfully.those who results  in boot loop try again by installing froyo first.froyo too might result in bootloop.don’t wory.then install this cyanogenmod package of igyan.u will succeed..

    • Khurram

      Hi does downgrading to 2.2 and again upgrading to 2.3.4 really work???
      I’m having the loop problem.. while upgrading 2.1 to 2.3.4


    can i degrade. and if yes how to…???????? plz do answer anybody…

    • Richardkesuma

      You want degrade to Eclair?


    can i degrade ….?????

  • Shrinivasrkashyap

    swype keyboard is missing please help

  • Neeraj ojha

    i installed android 2.3 cynogen mod 7.1 on my samsung galaxy 5 ……

    but the problem is FM is not working …….
    please give any suggestion ……….
    thank you in advance  

    • Shrinivasrkashyap

      attach a head set

  • Santukv

    the ROM is great thanks guys… but it’s not getting connected to samsung Kies.. what’s the solution??

    • Neeraj ojha

      if you want to connect internet via mobile ……then don’t look for samsung kies …..just go through usb tethering provided in wireless settings………kies is of no use …….

  • brt

    I tried to update from 2.1 . I’d suggest to be careful. Couldn’t do the back up bit, got error “can’t mount /system.
    Decided to go without back up, looked like I did it but ended up with boot loop (like John who posted below. or above. whatever)
    To un brick, had to install 2.2 from samifirmware, what is strange, 2.2 single file version failed,
    had to use 2.2 multiple file version. Just so you know, things can go wrong with this mod.

    • Ankitsingh16391

      same problem with we…..
      due to recovery can’t mount /system!

  • Richardkesuma

    It’s work!!


  • Karan_Asthana

    Samsung keypad is missing…anyhow managed to extract from 2.1(Eclair) name(Axt9ime.apk & AxT9IME.odex) but dont know how to install them please help,I need them badly thanx in advance

  • John

    hi bharat…phone is stucked in infinitr reboot sequence! unable to get it boot even after many attempts!please help me out asap!!

    • Karan_Asthana

      @John:Try installing 2.2 rom first…I had the same problem,it worked for me after installing it over 2.2..try this :)

  • Tincho_ARG

    Hello, I’ve installed gingerbread with the old guide. I’m going to follow the last steps to install the new version. Do I have to backup phone data before doing it?
    and the, once I installed the 1.6 version, do I have to install hotfix 1.6? I saw it in madteam site.
    Thanks a lot, this guide is super clear, the one in august was very easy to follow. But had problems with the radio and when wi fi is on, and the screen turns off, I can´t turn it on again unless I take the battery out.
    Thanks in advance.

  • hello everything looks really great but i’ve tried several times to put my i5500 into download mode by pressing and holding  V- + Home botton + power and nothing happen my friends, so i think i would need a better help.

    • supreet

      first switch off ur phone and remove battery for 5 seconds and insert it then try

  • Te_patricia

    after faileD first few attempts I tried reinstalling it again. Now it works as it is, smooth application launching, interface etc. The battery, well haven’t drained it yet but its around 50% comes day 2. Radio works. Wifi tethering works. Haven’t tested wifi yet since there are no free hot spots around (though it seems slower than froyo in detecting available hotspots). The problem I am experiencing now is bluetooth. It paired successfully with my laptop but can’t send/receive files (after 10% transfer it fails). Hope a fix for this comes soon, since I love the ability to transfer ANY apps to sdcard (even those unrecognized by app2sd) which means more memory for me to install more apps :)

  • Dahkoh

    successfully accomplished update, just needed to go back to 2.1 then performed update again. everything seems to be as i imagined… loving it! apps also working properly. Only issue that remains for now is that i get “Problem loading widget on home screen… new to android so any solutions for this… thanks => c”,)8

  • Raj

    I have   installed this android-2.3.4  without any problem. Only problem is, when I try to install any application (such as Angry Birds). It say Can’t install, not enough memory. However I have enough memory still free in phone 60MB as well as in SD card 2 GB. Please help

  • Dahkoh

    done exact steps as shown but ended up with loop after restrat now, SAMSUNG then ANDROID! HELP HELP HELP…

    • Neeraj ojha

      first install andrid 2.2 and then install android 2.3 it will work…..try it out

  • Dragon0005

    would you recommend cyanogenmod for motorola defy? an do all the features work?

  • wonderer

    thank you. works ok on my galaxy 5. but having problem restoring the contacts from kies.

  • i installed the cyanogen 7 on my galaxy 5 & wow its amazing but i got a huge problemthe mobile crash shutdown without any errors or something done  and i cant turn it on again i must remove battery and insert it again and turn it on againSo… any solutions ???

  • Pradeep Kumar

    Thank you very much, it works great for me.

    • works great without crashing from time to time ?

  • Shaan

    I updated the galaxy5 using this ROM and wifi doesnt get enabled. its buggy.

  • Seb

    Hello, your mod is amazing. It works fantastic and looks great. The best mod I ever put on my galaxy europe. Thanks a lot

    • Kc2play

      can u pls put up a video 2 show to install it

  • Varadbatra2011

    hey when i  install the recovery the clorkwork mod screen doesnt appear and phone starts with android 2.3.3

  • Sujithgn

    hi friends,Will this work with galaxy fit (S5670).Thanks

  • Sujithgn

    hi friends,

    Will this work with galaxy fit (S5670).


  • raman

    is works for samsung galaxy s 2 also??? plz help me to update now i have 2.3.3 ,waiting for ur reply thanks

    • Gopikrishna

      Yes the steps are same but the softwares are diffrent and i prefer and suggest you to go to a Samsung Service Center and give them the phone for updation , They will charge RS 120 Per Phone and it would be the best…

  • Tapas1995

    u surely seem to be playing around with this toy a lot!!! good dedication…. :D

  • Ak3895

    will this work for galaxy pop ???

  • william carey

    Hi Folks,

    I tried and went success on the 1st try…. Its working AWESOME…….. In 2.3.3 version we had the problem of incoming calls getting disconnected until we make an outgoing call after reboot of our mobile – Now this has been fixed…..(Thanks a lot).. I had the problem in getting market in my mobile but downloaded the market.apk file and then installed and its working and it got updated to latest market version…

    Thanks a lot once again for publishing this excellent tutorial……. Good Lucks Folks :)

    • william carey

      Hi Folks,

      Recently I started to face an issue i.e continues root of my mobile when the battery capacity goes below 80%.

      Kindly give me a solution if you have any.

      Appreciate your help !!!.

  • lepijohnny

    I do it without problem. Everything works fine :). Thanks.

    • Yskomail

      Does all previous Application will available after install CM. I mean FM Radio, Camera, Calculator Etc. 

    • Kc2play

      plz plz plz can u put up a video @show how to instal?

  • Tried reverting back to froyo, but t does not allow me to . Stuck at the Samsung loading screen. it just keeps on looping

    • use the new guide 

      • supreet

        hey i want 2 ask u that does it work on samsung galaxy 5 i5503 with android 2.1

      • Mio

        Hi, succeed upgrade to 2.3 but my phone can’t connect to data mobile now. How to connect to data mobile?

  • Godwin George

    Works well,untill i leave the phone to rest for a few minutes.
    Then it will not fire up again. No lights, no actian at all. It seems to turn itself off. I`ll have to take out the battery, to turn it on again. Someone who experienced the same problem?
    Used it on my Galaxy 5(samsung)

    • Te_patricia

      same here, the mod works great at first, very fast… until i reinstalled my apps (still with 50mb memory free) and the system then lags painfully, the worse part is that finding the battery drained after I slept even with full battery… :(

  • Dr Nihit Singh

    there r many people with problem…..why u r not replying

  • Anand Manmathan

    hey at last it worked for me feel like a new device…. gr888888888888888888888…

    thanks igyaaaan…..

    • Raj

      I   installed this android-2.3.4  without any problem. Only problem is, when I try to install any application (such as Angry Birds). It say Can’t install, not enough memory. However I have enough memory still fre in phone 60MB as well as in SD card 2 GB. Please help

  • Kirkenes69

    Works well,untill i leave the phone to rest for a few minutes.
    Then it will not fire up again. No lights, no actian at all. It seems to turn itself off. I`ll have to take out the battery, to turn it on again. Someone who experienced the same problem?
    Used it on my Galaxy 5(samsung)

    • Kirkenes69

      Done it it all over, for the secound time. Still the same problem.

    • Divide5

      I was having the same problem, usually after wifi tethering. Re-install the rom, it’s on your SD card (unless you deleted it). Backup what you want first and wipe the memory then re install the rom. Seems to have fixed my problem. 

  • Dr Nihit Singh

    its really awasome but my problem is …………
    1: FM radio is not working
    2: i have backup my contacts in samsung kies .how do i restore……….

    i really need yr help ….plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    • After installing the Cyanogenmod ROM I dont think you will ever be able to connect to “Samsung” KIES!!! use other means to upload your contacts through CSV, etc formats

  • Sven T.

    But is it multi-touch?

  • I tried all the steps again but I am facing the same problem! It just keeps rebooting and it comes to the black screen (android) and reboots again. This just continues with out end :D

    What is wrong?

    • I solved this issue was due to the baseband software. I solved the issue by changing the baseband.

      • 159karan

        Please elaborate,I am having same problem sir

  • Cssraman7

    it’s very useful for me. thank you

  • Neeraj ojha

    well it is functioning but .It is not connecting to samsung kies.
    Also FM is not working..
    please give suggestion……..

  • Fayau

    I get a black screen with ANDROID when it boots then it shuts down and turn on again then repeat

    • Sree_monu27

      m gettin d same, wat did u do?

      • hi…Even I have got the same problem….it does try to load Cynomod7 but keeps rebooting back.

        Have solved it by changing the baseband!!

  • Vivek26oct

    will it work on galaxy fit s5670?

  • Ajeshmohanan

    cant see my contacts in the SIM card, i keep all my contacts in my SIM.
    and how to hide a folder in this rom??
    Please help

    • Papapau

      There are android apps available for that..

  • Tsmehta

    Super like. Installed it on i5503. Exciting looks. Earlier I moved from 2.1 to 2.2 and today from 2.2 to 2.3. Thanks bro.

  • Sm Mantas

    Can someone help me? I’m bad english so I scard to do it, can someone film it and send to me?

    • Papapau

      Its OK to do it.  If your smartphone is in ENGLISH, you will not have any problem..

      Instructions are very detailed..

      Browse to “Install zip from SD card”Choose “Select zip from SD card”

  • Gauravpatil

    Thanks Dude ……..Took me 4 tries to get it right………………..the interface is really exiting

  • S_Preet

    does this also work on samsung galaxy5 15503

    • Papapau

      YES!! Took me a single try!! no problems.. Ah there are big problems after installation.. Can’t get my finger off the “ClockworkMOD Settings”!! too many great things to do!

  • Amin Qim

    how to install market and google map???

    • Papapau

      Dude, Do Step 9..

      Download and copy the following file to the memory card of your phone : Google Apps

      Cyanogen separated that to avoid conflict with Google..

  • Sashi

    It worked great (actually faster than from 2.1 to 2.2) . Thanks. But looks like I 5503 is not working with 3G since i left 2.1 (and same in 2.3 as well).  (Not sure if its really a problem with my operator, but i don’t think so). Anyways, thanks again for the neat walk through tutorial :)

  • Dvla

    Issue with my WiFi : can’t find  any of it ?! Any suggestion?

  • Dvla

    Its working perfect on my GT-I5500  :))
    Thanks  mate!

  • Akashpadole1990

    Its. Working good but my phone is not conecting to my pc with samsung kies and my radio is not working pls resolve this problem thanku.

  • Billy

    After I did this my WiFi cannot connect, it always turn on and off

  • Joe M Blake

    once in the download mode my pc doesn’t detect the phone. 

    • Papapau

      USB cable problem?

  • Xpete23

    Worked Perfect for me, Thanks Sire

  • Manu

    i did it its wndrfull and 100% working

  • Debarghya7opera

    Why don’t the admin is not replying i don’t know i know u can see this by doing this u made many users mobile a paperweight either do something abt switching off or close your site as a technology site bloody fake…….

    • Papapau

      This is not fake.. Follow the instructions carefully..

      Why dont you just re-flash your old ROM..

      Included in the instruction above is backing up your current ROM.. unless you failed to do that also..

  • Jay Diya

    URGENT!!! My phone is stuck at Backing up .android_secure…
    I have successfully completed the first 4 steps

    • Papapau

      Retry… and carefully follow each steps.

  • Manu

    Will void my warranty ??????

    • Papapau

      No. Samsung will just re-flash your device to their default firmware version, Froyo, if you try and ask for their help. Which is dumb.

  • Mantas

    is it hard?

  • Paranthaba

    Superb.. It works fine. But i couldn’t connect with Samsung Kies software. Any suggestions..
    Also i want to install swype, facebook, and some useful application and i want to download ..through my computer and then transfer to my mobile. Pls give suggestion for that also

  • Its working fine … ignore my previous comments.. only problem with radio .
    Please suggest any alternate app from market for radio..


  • Lol

    Great :) works perfect :)

  • Comgeek

    Will it work on the samsung galaxy pop


    thank u very much, if we give video for this process very much helpful for to do them,,, so many members will try,,,

  • Rjvag123

    please review xperia mini pro and mini

  • Mansoorali11218

    hi can we Upgrade galaxy ace 2.2 froyo to 2.3 gingerbread . please let me as soon as possible.

  • Fazil

    sir, will u please make a same kind of tutorial for motorola DEFY… I want to install GB on it. but, i donno how to do it. I got lot of ideas frm different sites. but I believe u guys. ur tutorials are real simple to understand. hope i will get the tutorial very soon. thank you

    • Elanthirayan

      HI Fazil .Its easy to install u r defy 2.3gb .its simple instruction .r u android 2.2 stock rom

  • supreet

    my phone is stuck on starting screen

  • kushalraj patnaik

    working awesomly but having troubles with battery….it drains out like water!!! suggest ways to overcome!!!!!!! i drains in every 5 hrs…on 1st 2 uses, it lasted for a day…but it doesnt now…plz suggest ways

  • Avinash Kumar Sahu

    Adding to it I would like to tell that as long as it is connected to PC it doesn’t switches off/ sleeps. 

  • Avinash Kumar Sahu

    Facing the same kind of problem but I dont think the mobile actually switches of . I called from other mobile once screen went off  and the call was getting connected but the cell wasnt ringing .  
    I have to remove my battery every time it goes to sleep mode and reboot.  Plz suggest some solution ASAP. I liked the look and feel , customization etc. If this problem can be sorted out I would be really happy..

    Help needed  ASAP.

  • -Anything about GPS works…
    -No Google maps
    -No Radio.
    -No YouTube from Android

    Other Apps:
    -NetFront Life Documents doesn’t works

    • Papapau

      Step 9..

  • Jbh759

    odin mode ….check platform verification for more than 15 minutes. Nothing comes out.

  • Jbh759

    already followed your steps, but it don’t goes to ClockworkMod recovery. Why?

  • sat123yam

    Hey , Can you provide the procedure for Galaxy 3 running froyo 2.2

  • kushalraj patnaik

    there’s a software called BLUETOOTH FILE TRANSFER…..all prblems solved!!!!

  • kushalraj patnaik

    hey there’s a software for bluetooth file transfer….no more prb with my bluetooth!!! :D

  • kushalraj patnaik

    it is good….awesome indeed…guys having prb might not have performed the ops correctly…
    i have a bug with bluetooth…doing further research on it

  • aditya agrawal

    same problem like others…it switches off again and again..:( :(

  • Deepaknair

    Thanx buddy Cyanogen works perfectly….but only fm radio is not working plz tell me how 2 fix this…..

  • Debarghya7opera

    I was a big fan of igyan but today they broke my heart 1st i updated then it’s ok but it’s got switched off auto several times then i wanted to flash it back to 2.2 & it says big partition size unable to do……i think i have to to care center & re-flash it from their.

    • Debarghya7opera

      plz fix it.

      • Papapau

        “…then i wanted to flash it back to 2.2…” “…unable to do…”
        – This scenario doesnt involve cyanogen.. maybe its already a problem with your phone. yes, bring it to the service center.

  • Ak3895

    hay will it work 4 ma SAMSUNG GALAXY POP ????

  • Bijibaba

    Is it possible in galaxy 3???

  • Ak3895

    hay will it work on my SAMSUNG GALAXY POP ????? 

    plz answer :D

  • Harry

    Switches on and then off again and again….what’s wrong and how do i fix it…galaxy i5503.

    • Factory reset data, boot into recovery and Repeat Step 6 -10 ( remember to remove your simcard)

      • Shashikirankr

        i’m facing the same problem, and i repeated the steps 6-10 but still the same problem. i did it after removed my sim card but still the same problem.
        pls help me on this…

        • download 2.2 firmware from samfirmware and install it…. this gingerbread thing wont work…  i tried a lot… but no use… after a long day of trying and several times of bricking i went back to 2.2

        • Papapau

          Download the downloadable provided above.. maybe some are corrupted.
          Works for me, 1 try and everything is history!

  • Debarghya7opera

    I did all but it’s getting switched off (after update) what to  do? GALAXY 5

    • gaurav grover

      U just beed to perform the factory reset/wipe data in recovery mode… its that simple ….
      From-galaxy fit(using cyanogenmod 7.1)

      • Shashikirankr

        i’m also facing the same problem
        pls can you explain me in detail how to resolve this???

  • Pratyay Keny

    Gingerbread for galaxy fit :(

  • Aditya Deva

    Thank you Bharat for the great insight. I was one of first people to install the cm7.1 a couple of weeks ago. but the following points should help extract the maximum out of the phone.

    1. you should also give a guide how to partition the sdcard  with ext4 partition and swap.

    2. How to run mad2sd script so that the ext partition in SD card is used to increase the usable rom size upto 2 gb. (i’ve done it.)

    3. How to enable swap using mad2sd script. 

    4. you should have shipped clockworkmod recovery ver4.0.1.4  instead of as shown in screenshot.

    PS: mad2sd script is already included in the rom.

    Careful!!!!    : BUG : Also there is one bug in this rom. you should not toggle between 2g and 3g network. it brings up a force close loop showing “sorry cannot access”. I had to wipe data and reinstall the rom again.

    Apart from the above bug the phone runs very very fast and is very good. support for the rom is in the  forums

  • Nathan Mukesh

    Bluetooth does not work otherwise its awesome

  • Vivekbumb

    don’t follow this guide. i messed up and wasted whole day. better guides at xda are available. i finally fixed it by changing the baseband to a tested one.

    • Shashikirankr

      how did you fix the problem???
      i’m facing the same problem here, i followed the steps given above and now my mobile is keep restarting.
      pls help me on this.
      waiting for your reply:-)…

  • supreet

    does it work on samsung galaxy 5 15503 perfectly without lags

  • Abdulraheemm

    How about Samsung Galaxy sl ?????
    Is there a different guide available ????? Has anyone tried before ????? I read about issues with camera functions….



    • how did u did it???

      • Dineshsingh

        simple follow the steps patient yaar…….in steps follow karte time waat lag jati hai… kahin phone ki band na bhej jaye…..but still facing problem in bluetooth and FM

  • Bharath kumar

    @Bharat –  You forgot to warn the user about the touchwiz customization that they’ll loose once they install this ROM.
    Sammy’s FM Radio, Calculator, Contacts, Dialer, Camera, Alarm won’t be available in this ROM.
    All the above apps are much better than the cyanogenmod rom’s apps. But still, I’m on cyanogenmod(SGS).

  • @google-e6421fd136bca18d688db0d2aff50020:disqus – You forgot to warn the user about the touchwiz customization that they’ll loose once they install this ROM.
    Sammy’s FM Radio, Calculator, Contacts, Dialer, Camera, Alarm won’t be available in this ROM.
    All the above apps are much better than the cyanogenmod rom’s apps. But still, I’m on cyanogenmod(SGS).

    • Dineshsingh

      dear problem in FM and BLUETOOTH…….pls solve it

  • Dsouza Clementia

    can i install gingerbread on my motorola defy..?

    • s. you can install different GB roms on your defy. Cyanogenmod is one of them

  • What about samsung galaxy 3?????!!!!!