Install CyanogenMod 7 on rooted Samsung Galaxy S – the easy way

Are you a Samsung Galaxy S owner looking for some oh-so-cool Android 2.3.4 ROM? Good, you’re in the right place. Just in case you’re quite unsure if you should do it, let me tell you a few reasons of why you should install custom ROMs, especially CyanogenMod 7. In my opinion, CM7 is hands down the fastest and most functional ROM I have ever flashed on my SGS, plus it has many great standout features and customization options which makes it so much better than the stock ROM. About the visual elements, features and performance, you should take a look at the video below…

Convinced? Let’s proceed. The most preferred and the simplest way to install CyanogenMod on your device is via an app called ROM Manager which you can download from the Android Market. Go ahead, download the app and run it.

Note: ROM Manager requires a rooted device.

From ROM Manager, choose the first option: Flash ClockworkMod Recovery to update the app to the latest version. Select Galaxy S (MTD) > select Yes > select ClockworkMod 2.x > select OK. After this, select the Download ROM option from the main menu > select the CyanogenMod option, and then choose the latest version of CyanogenMod from the menu.

Note: When you select the latest version of CyanogenMod, check the Google Apps option. You’re going to need this in order to have the Android Market and some other Google apps which doesen’t come preinstalled in CyanogenMod.

Once the ROM is finished downloading, it asks if you would like to Backup Existing ROM and Wipe Data and Cache – I highly recomment you to do so – just to be on the safe side in case something goes wrong. If Superuser prompts for root permissions check to Remember and then Allow. The Samsung Galaxy S will now reboot into the recovery, wipe data and cache, and then install CyanogenMod. When it’s finished installing it will reboot into CyanogenMod and you’re done! You’ve successfully instaled Cyanogen Mod.

Note: If something goes wrong and your phone doesn’t work anymore as it should, do this: power off your device completely (remove battery if there is no other way). Press and hold Volume Up + Home Key and while you continue holding those buttons, press and hold power. Your phone should boot into recovery mod. From there, just select the recovery option and select the backp which you just made.

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Apple sues Samsung for “copying” iPhone and iPad

Apple once again suing other companies for intellectual property infringement. This time, it has reportedly sued Samsung Electronics for “copying the look and feel” of its iPhone and iPad after Samsung releases the Samsung Galaxy S II, which in some way similarly-designed to the iPhone.

“Rather than innovate and develop its own technology and a unique Samsung style for its smart phone products and computer tablets, Samsung chose to copy Apple’s technology, user interface, and innovative style in these infringing products,” the complaint states.

“It’s no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging,” an Apple representative told Mobilized. “This kind of blatant copying is wrong, and we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property when companies steal our ideas.”

Well,  probably this will end with settlements and agreements. After all, Apple buys its iPhone supplies from Samsung.

Via Wall Street Journal

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Samsung Galaxy S gets Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread (I9000XXJVB) through Kies – build date 8 April 2011

Samsung finally rolls out Android 2.3.3 over Kies for Samsung I9000 Galaxy S owners.

If you want to update your firmware to this version via Kies, you’ll have to:

– install the latest version of Kies, or update it.
– remove all lag-fixes from your phone
– backup your phone contacts, calendar and other stuff
– update your phone through Kies
– factory reset your phone
– restore lost data, contacts, calendar and so on…

You can get the latest version of Samsung Kies from: here.

Note: Gingerbread is available yet through Kies only if your device product code is CSC XEE or NEE. Otherwise, you can update your device only with ODIN – however, this method can void your warranty and can brick your device (actually, the update procedure itself can do it), so update through ODIN on your own risk and if you know what you’re doing.

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