CyanogenMod is an aftermarket firmware for a number of cell phones based on the open-source Android operating system. It offers features not found in the official Android-based firmwares of vendors of these cell phones, including support for the Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC), multi-touch, the ability to store and run downloaded applications from the μSD card, compressed cache (compcache), a large APN list, a reboot menu, support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB tethering, as well as other enhancements. The CyanogenMod firmware is currently based on Android 2.2 (Froyo). All Samsung Galaxy Spica users should now be aware that Samsung will not be releasing a Froyo update .. There’s good news for us however. As i mentioned in the earlier Multitouch for Spica post, the good people at Samdroid have been hard at work releasing stable Froyo mods and we now have a CyanogenMod for the Spica running Android 2.2. This is still in the alpha phase and there a few bugs and issues but 95% of the time, you’ll have a blazing fast Spica running CyanogenMod with some truly amazing features. Follow the steps below to install CyanogenMod 6.1 alpha 7.5 version. WARNING – THIS METHOD CAN BE DANGEROUS AND RISKY AND WE TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY IF YOU END UP BRICKING YOUR PHONE, VOIDING YOUR WARRANTY etc. Prerequisites
- You need to have LK2.xx kernel with Recovery. If you don’t, please head to – Multitouch For Spica and follow the instructions after which you can come back to this.
Now follow the instructions below –
- Download the CyanogenMod file from here or here and copy the file to the root of your μSDcard once the download is done.
- Backup all your data.
- Reboot your phone to recovery mode.
- Select “Apply any zip from SD card“
- Select the file “CM-6.1.0-Spica-a7.5_update.zip” you downloaded and copied onto your μSD card.
- It will ask you for confirmation to install – Press the Home key.
- After it completes select the first option (Reboot) and restart the phone. This could take a while, and the phone might reboot a few times (2-5) so be patient.
- You should now see the CyanogenMod logo when your phone reboots and when its done, voila Froyo with the awesomeness of CyanogenMod on your Spica !!
Please do comment if you have any doubts or queries. Alternatively you can check out the Samdroid forum for more details/feedback. Keep Checking back with us or the Samdroid Forum for more stable/beta versions