How To Download And Install CyanogenMod 7.0.2 On Google Nexus S


28.04.2011

How To Download And Install CyanogenMod 7.0.2 On Google Nexus S

Google Nexus S is one of the best Android devices currently on market. As you probably know Google Nexus S, also known as Samsung Nexus S, comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Some of the Google Nexus S owners chose to update their device to Android 3.0 Honeycomb, others want to install the new ROM called CyanogenMod. The latest such ROM is CyanogenMod 7.0.2 and if you want it on your Google Nexus S you are in the right place. Here, at mobile-review.ws, we will show you how to update your Google Nexus S to CyanogenMod 7.0.2 which is basically a modified version of Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread firmware. Anyway, note that this procedure will void your Google Nexus S warranty, but you will regain it once you install an official Android firmware on your device. Also learn that if you previously rooted Google Nexus S, you would have to do it again in order to install CyanogenMod 7.0.2.

Before proceeding to update Google Nexus S to CyanogenMod 7.0.2, we remind you that since this is an firmware install process the data on your device will be wiped out. So, you should backup the data on your device, like contacts, text messages, music files and applications you installed from Android Market, in order to be able to restore it after the CyanogenMod 7.0.2 firmware installation finishes. Anyway you will not loose the data on your SD memory card, so moving the backuped data on the SD card is an alternative, too. Also make sure that the battery level of your Google Nexus S is at least 50%, because the firmware installation drains a lot of battery. So, the higher the battery level, less likely that the installation to be interrupted by unwanted events.

Unlock Boot Loader on Google Nexus S

Because Google Nexus S features boot loader you must unlock it to install¬†CyanogenMod 7.0.2 on your device. If you already unlocked boot loader on Google Nexus S, you won’t have to do it again. If not, in order to unlock Google Nexus S boot loader follow the below steps:

  1. Install Android SDK on the computer you are performing the CyanogenMod 7.0.2 installation from. Then fast boot on your computer, then the Google Nexus boot loader is easily unlocked

  2. After the fast boot is installed, power your Google Nexus S in boot loader mode. Do do this press and hold the “Volume Up” and “Power” buttons simultaneously. If you see the Android logo in skating mode, then your Google Nexus S have booted into boot loader mode

  3. Connect your Google Nexus S to the computer via the USB data cable you¬†received¬†with the device. Now in the command prompt / terminal window (depending on the OS running on your computer) type “Fastboot oem unlock” (without the quotation marks)

  4. The terms and condition will appear on the screen of your Google Nexus S. You will also be warned that the warranty will void. In order to accept the terms and conditions, press “Volume Up” button and select the “Yes” option, then confirm it by pressing the “Power” button. Learn that once you press the “Power” button for confirmation, the data in your phone will be erased for good.

  5. Now your Google Nexus S will reboot

In order to install¬†CyanogenMod 7.0.2 on your Google Nexus S you will also have to install the clock work mod recovery image on your device. If you don’t know how, follow one of the two methods bellow.

Install Clock Work Mod Recovery Image on Google Nexus S with ROM Manager

Let’s see how to install clock work mod recovery image on Google Nexus S using the ROM Manager method:

  1. Download and install ROM Manager app from Android Market. You can also download it from here. Once installed, open ROM Manager then go to the flash Clock Work Mod Recovery option, by tapping it

  2. Now choose the Google Nexus S option, and allow to application to root your device if it asks for your permission. If your Google Nexus S freezes up, then you should repeat this step

  3. If you¬†receive¬†the¬†‚ÄúSuccessfully flashed ClockworkMod recovery!‚ÄĚ message on the screen of your device, it means that your Google Nexus S have been successfully flashed. Now you should be able to notice that the¬†Clock Work Mod Recovery was installed on your device

Install Clock Work Mod Recovery Image on Google Nexus S Manually

If you can’t flash your Google Nexus S using the ROM Manager, use the manual installation method. Let’s see how to install clock work mod recovery image on Google Nexus S using the manual method:

  1. First, you will have to download the Clock Work Mod Recovery img file. You can download it from here. Copy the “recovery-clockwork-3.0.2.4-crespo.zip.img” file in the fastboot folder on the computer you are¬†performing¬†the¬†CyanogenMod 7.0.2 installation from. You should be able to find it in the tools folder in the folder you installed Adroid SDK in

  2. Now power your Google Nexus S, by holding “Volume Up” and “Power” buttons together. Your device will boot in boot loader mode, if so, you should be able to see the Android Logo in skating mode on your screen

  3. Connect your Google Nexus S to the computer using the USB data cable

  4. In the command prompt / terminal window (depending on the OS running on your computer), type “fastbootflash recovery recovery-clockwork-3.0.2.4-crespo.img” (without the quotation marks)

After your Google Nexus S reboots you will be able to see that Clockwork Mod Recovery Image was successfully installed on your computer.

Install CyanogenMod 7.0.2 on Google Nexus S with ROM Manager

Now, after you unlocked boot loader on Google Nexus S and you installed Clock Work Mod Recovery Image on the same, your device is ready for¬†CyanogenMod 7.0.2¬†installation. Let’s see how to install¬†CyanogenMod 7.0.2 on Google Nexus S using ROM Manager:

  1. Launch ROM Manager application on your Google Nexus S, then select the Flash Clockwork Mod Recovery, in order to get it updated to the latest version

  2. From the list of the ROM Manager Menu, select the Download ROM option by tapping it

  3. Now select CyanogenMod and choose the CyanogenMod 7.0.2 from the list. Make sure that you check Google Apps in order to be loaded

  4. After the ROM is downloaded, ROM Manager will ask you if you want to “Backup Existing ROM” and “Wipe Data and Cache”

Superuser might ask you to allow the root process. You must check the “Remember” option, then you must give your¬†permission¬†for the respective operations to be performed. Your Google Nexus S will reboot in recovery mode now, and erase all the data and cache on your device.¬†CyanogenMod 7.0.2 will now be installed on your device. After the CyanogenMod 7.0.2¬†installation process finishes, your device will reboot. Don’t panic if it takes a little bit longer for the homescreen of your Google Nexus S to appear, it only happens after the first reboot.

Install CyanogenMod 7.0.2 on Google Nexus S via Recovery Mode

Another way to install¬†CyanogenMod 7.0.2 on your Google Nexus S is to do it using the recovery mode. Let’s see how to install¬†CyanogenMod 7.0.2 on Google Nexus S using recovery mode:

  1. First you will have to download CyanogenMod 7.0.2 for Google Nexus S and Clock Work Mod Recovery img file. You can download both files from here and here, respectively. Now copy both files on your Google Nexus S SD memory card and reboot your device in Clock Work Mod recovery mode.

  2. After your Google Nexus S boots in¬†Clock Work Mod Recovery mode, use the “Volume Up and Down” buttons to navigate and the “Power Button” to confirm your selections

  3. Now install the “update-cm-NexusS-7.0.2-NS-signed.zip” file from your Google Nexus S SD card. Do this by choosing it from the SD card using the above mentioned buttons, then by selecting the¬†Cyanogenmod update.zip file.

Congratulations you just installed¬†CyanogenMod 7.0.2 on your Google Nexus S. I know, it’s not the easiest thing in the world, but I hope you will enjoy this custom ROM on your device. Anyway, feel free to share your opinions about¬†CyanogenMod 7.0.2 on your Google Nexus S with us in the comments area below. As well, you can update your Google Nexus S to Android 3.0 Honeycomb firmware that comes with Motorola Xoom.

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