Friday, January 13, 2012

Galaxy 5 upgrade firmware

CyanogenMod 7.2.0-RC0 "Galaxy 5" Port
Latest release: v1.8 hotfix 1 [7 January 2012]

Hey folks,

This is a port of Cyanogen 7.2.0-RC0 based on Android Gingerbread 2.3.7) for the Samsung Galaxy 5 I5500 (Europa) phone. The current port status is stable - most hardware is working correctly, but see post #2 for known issues.

Special thanks to Motafoca for starting Cyanogen development, OuNao & mikereidis (author of Spirit FM Radio app) for helping with FM audio issues (buy Mike's app to show appreciation), and of course, thanks to all of you for testing!

  • Install ClockworkMod Recovery.
  • Visit the Basebands thread and install a baseband that is marked as compatible with CyanogenMod. Since v1.5 hotfix2, any Froyo baseband should work fine.
  • Optional: ensure that you have a backup of your current ROM and user data.
Note 1: If you are upgrading from an older CyanogenMod version, you always need to re-install the Google Apps package, even if you had previously installed it.
  • Reboot into ClockworkMod. You can do this via adb reboot recovery, or by choosing the Reboot -> Recovery menu if you are already using CyanogenMod.
  • If you are upgrading from Eclair or Froyo, you absolutely must perform a data wipe: Select wipe data/factory reset and confirm the operation. Note that you will lose all of your user data, so be sure that you have performed a backup. Otherwise, skip to the next step.
  • Choose the option install update from sdcard -> choose zip from sdcard. You will see the two (or three) .zip files in the list.
  • You must install the two (or three, if you have a hotfix) files in this exact order:
    • The base package named
    • [If exists] The latest hotfix package for the same base package version, named
    • The Google Apps package, named
  • Once all packages are installed, you can now reboot.
Installation (hotfix update):
Note 1: only install a hotfix for the same base version of the ROM that you have installed (e.g. use v1.5 hotfix1 only on the v1.5 release).
Note 2: you only need to install the latest hotfix version, as it will include all the updates from previous versions.
Note 3: Hotfixes do not require a data-wipe.

  • Download the latest hotfix package and transfer to the SD card.
  • Reboot into ClockworkMod Recovery.
  • Choose install update from sdcard -> choose zip from sdcard, select the hotfix and confirm installation.
  • Reboot.
thx to madteam.


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