HTC Incredible S – Steps to Flash Cyanogen Mod 7.0.1

Sanjana March 1, 2012 0

HTC Incredible S smartphone along with the combination of Cyanogen Mod is one of the best combination for customization as it provides a visibly different experience with a refreshed home screen and icon sets. Here we have come up with a simple tutorial with the help of which HTC Incredible S users can install Cyanogen Mod 7.0.1 custom firmware in their smartphone.


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We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the updation procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The updation procedure is not recommended for basic users but is for advanced users and is only applicable to HTC Incredible S smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other device as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it.


You ought to backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup can help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to easily backup and restore all your data.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Download HTC Sync DriversDownload Alpha Rev X betaDownload ClockWorkModDownload ROM Manager

Before proceeding to install Cyanogen Mod 7.1 in your HTC Sensation you have to first turn the S Off and Install Clock Work Mod Recovery. We have discussed each of the procedures in detail.

Steps to S Off in  in HTC Incredible S:

Step-1: Power Off  your HTC Incredible S smartphone to boot  into HBOOT mode by pressing Volume down button + Power button simultaneously. Now download and install HTC Sync to your Windows desktop or laptop and uninstall the HTC Sync without removing the drivers.

Step-2: Enable USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > USB Debugging” then disable the option of fast boot from the path “Settings > Power > Fast boot”.

enable usb debugging

Step-3: Download Alpha Rev X beta from the Must Have section to your computer. When you tap on the link to download you will have to wait for sometime till the form pops up. Here you have to enter some details in order to generate the Beta key.

Step-4: Connect your smartphone to the computer or Laptop via original USB cable and open the Alpha Rev X Beta application. Now HTC Incredible S along with the serial number of the device will be displayed. As soon as you see the serial number, go back to that form again and enter the serial number of the device in order to obtain the Beta key.

Step-5: After you receive the Beta key, go back to the Alpha Rev X and enter the Beta key keeping in mind that the key consists of both upper and lower case letters. The Alpha Rev X will temporary root the HTC Incredible S and you will see that the device will reboot.

cm7 htc incredible s

The entire process will take about 5 – 10 minutes. In case the process takes more than 15 minutes then restart the device again. You may even have to reboot the device multiple times to finish the procedure.

Steps to Install Clock Work Mod Recovery in HTC Incredible S:

Step-6: Fast boot your computer and navigate through Android SDK to get the fastboot shell on your computer. Now download the latest version of the Clock Work Mod in your computer.

md5: faf5b78441b1dda0188386388e9d29a5

Step-7: Boot into boot loader and connect the smartphone to the computer via original USB Cable obtained at purchase time. Open the terminal window or command prompt in your computer and execute the commands mentioned below

fastboot oem rebootRUU

fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-

Thus you have successfully installed Clockwork Mod in your HTC Incredible S. Now let’s proceed on how to flash Cyanogen Mod in your HTC Incredible S.

Steps to Flash Cyanogen Mod in HTC Incredible S:

Step-1: After successfully flashing Clockwork Mod Recovery, open the ROM Manager app and select the option “Flash Clockwork Mod recovery” to update the latest version. Next, select the option Download ROM from the main menu of ROM Manager.

Step-2: Choose “Cyanogen Mod” option from the list then the latest version of Cyanogen Mod from the menu itself. In case you want the default Google apps along with Cyanogen Mod then choose the Google Apps option also in the list.

Step-3: After the ROM completes downloading the required files, choose the option of  “Backup existing ROM”> “Wipe Data and Clear Cache” if prompted by the super user to delete all unwanted previous version system files.

Step-4: After accepting all notifications, the smartphone will restart and reboot into Recovery mode. In Recovery mode select “Wipe Data and Clear Cache” > “Install Cyanogen Mod”. After the installation of file systems your device will reboot in Cyanogen Mod successfully.

Thus you can easily update your HTC Incredible S smartphone with the latest Cyanogen Mod 7.0.1 update by following the steps mentioned above carefully.

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