HTC Desire S – Tutorial to Install Cyanogen Mod 7.1

Sanjana December 8, 2011 0

Those of you who own a HTC Desire smartphone and already bored with the official firmware can now install the latesthtc logo version of Cyanogen MOD 7.1 in your device. This new version of Cyanogen MOD viagra super active 7.1 is a custom ROM running on Gingerbread and is otherwise known as Gingerbread 2.3.7. You will first need to root you phone to apply this update and this custom ROM firmware has been developed by Cyanogen MOD, a custom ROM developer.

Upgradation In Cyanogen MOD 7.1 Firmware For HTC Desire S:

  • Supports the latest Android Market place 3.1.6
  • Optimized Battery Life with an all new UI and faster user interface.
  • Manage all your downloads easily with the dedicated “downloads” section.
  • Increased Quadrant Ranks when checked with Antutu benchmarking tool.
  • Based on Stock CM Kernel 2.6.35.14 that supports all AOSP based kernels.

Pre-Requisites:

Keep a backup of all the user data in your phone so that you can restore it in case any data gets corrupted or is lost during the rooting procedure. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Steps To Update HTC Desire S With Cyanogen MOD Gingerbread 2.3.7 Firmware:

The entire process is broadly divided into two parts. First part is to Install Custom Recovery and get S Off and second part is to Install Cyanogen MOD 7.1 Gingerbread 2.3.7.

Enable USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > USB Debugging”. Now disable the fast boot by following the path “Settings > Power > Fast boot”.

enable usb debugging

Download and install HTC Sync Beta drivers.

Install Custom Recovery and get S Off:

Step-1: Browse the HTC Beta generator Key site where you will come across an option of  ”Download for Windows” and a file will be prompted to be downloaded. Download it and a notification called “Beta Key” will appear where you need to fill in the details like your operating system, device name, HBOOT version and serial number of your phone. Once you are done, click on “Generate Key”.

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Step-2: Connect your device to the computer via USB cable and open the revolutionary beta application downloaded from the above link. Now enter the correct beta key that you got in the above process. The custom recovery image gets installed and S Off is easily achieved.

This whole process takes around 10-15mins and any type of interruption might lead to blocking your phone. If this process is not accomplished successfully, follow the instructions again from the start.

Install Cyanogen MOD 7.1 Gingerbread 2.3.7:

Step-3: Download Cyanogen MOD 2.3.7 For Desire S Zip Package and the latest version of  Google Apps Zip File to your computer. Connect your phone to the computer via USB Cable and copy both the zip files as it is without renaming or modifying them. Place the files in an easy to find location since placing them deep in any sub-folders won’t help in detecting them.

Step-4: Turn Off your device and then press Volume Down button and power On the phone again to enter into the recovery mode. After entering into the recovery mode, select option “Backup and Restore” using the Side volume keys, to backup the currently installed ROM on your HTC Desire S smartphone.

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Step-5: Click on the “Clear Storage” option then click on “install Zip from sd card” and first choose the zip file of Cyanogen MOD 7.1 for Desire S kept in the phone then the zip file of Google Apps. Now your device will either restart or will again go back to recovery mode page. In case you again enter into recovery mode, select “++++Go Back++++” to get back to the main menu. Then select “Reboot System now” option so that your phone will reboot and Gingerbread 2.3.7 powered by Cyanogen Mod will be installed.

Thus by following by the above steps carefully you can install the latest version of Cyanogen MOD 7.1 in your smartphone. We are not to be held responsible for any mishappenings during the firmware rooting process that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions as it is mentioned.  Since it’s a new ROM, you might have bugs and face some issues like Force Close, error reporting prompts that will hopefully be fixed in the coming firmware versions.

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