Step by Step Tutorial to Install Cyanogen Mod 7.1 Custom ROM in Motorola Droid 2

Sanjana January 3, 2012 0

After having rooted Motorola Droid 2 smartphone it’s now time to install Cyanogen Mod 7.1 version of firmware in your phone. It is to be noted that you need to root your phone before applying this update. This article will no doubt help users to utilize their phone to the maximum level by rooting, installing custom Recovery image and other custom ROMs that are already developed. Before proceeding into the updation procedure you have to root Motorola Droid 2 and also install Bootstrap Clock Work Mod Recovery in it.

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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 only applicable to Motorola Droid 2 smartphones that are network unlocked so do not try it in any other devices as it might not be reversible and will 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 will help you to replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Do not back up the data via PC Suites as it may or may not detect the device after the update. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Download Cyanogen Mod7.1 Custom FirmwareDownload Google Apps VersionDownload ROM Manager


Steps to Install Cyanogen Mod 7.1 Custom ROM in Motorola Droid 2:

Basically there are two methods to install this custom ROM in your Motorola Droid 2 phone. First is by Recovery mode and another one is by using ROM Manager method. It is suggested that you opt for Recovery mode method and if this fails you can then go for updating via ROM Manager. Let’s go through both the procedures in detail.

Recovery Method:

Step-1: Download Cyanogen Mod7.1 Custom Firmware and Google Apps mentioned in the Must Have section to your computer. Copy both the downloaded files to the SD Card of your phone. Boot your phone in Clock Work Mod Recovery by using the side volume buttons then press on power or trackball to select.

Step-2: Choose the option of “backup and restore” to create backup of current installation in your Droid 2. After back up of current installation is done, choose the option of “Wipe data/ Factory reset” then select “Wipe Cache partition” to clear all cache files present in your phone.

Step-3: Now choose ”Install zip from SD Card” > “Choose zip from SD Card” to select the Cyanogen Mod7.1 Custom Firmware followed by Google Apps file kept in your phone. If any error occurs, you need to repeat this last step. After the updation process is complete, you will again land up in Recovery mode. Now choose “++++Go Back++++” then “Reboot system now” option to restart the phone.

ROM Manager Method:

In case you are unable to update your Droid 2 with the above method then you can proceed with the instructions described below.

Step-1: Download and install ROM Manager Application in your phone from the Must Have section. Choose “Flash Clock Work Mod Recovery” option and update to its latest version.

Step-2: Now choose “Download ROM” option and from the main menu of ROM Manager.  Next select the latest Cyanogen Mod ROM version from the menu then choose Google Apps.

Step-3: After having selecting the files and the process completes, you can choose to select the “Backup Existing ROMs” then “Wipe Data and Cache”. If any super user asks for any root permissions check to “Remember” then “Allow”

Step-4: Droid 2 will again reboot in Recovery mode. In Recovery mode choose the option of “Wipe data/ Factory reset” then select “Wipe Cache partition” to clear all cache files present in your phone. After the updation process is complete, choose “++++Go Back++++” then “Reboot system now” option to restart the phone.

Thus you can easily update your Motorola Droid 2 with Cyanogen Mod7.1 by following the above mentioned steps.


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