Originally Posted by Small_town_boy
these are the steps i am going to follow before flashing cm7...please let me know if i am right or not..?
1.flash to gb(which already i have)..
3.download the zip file of cm7 to sd..
4.go to recovery mode firstly wipe the data and then choose install from zip and install it..
some doubts i have..
1.should i be rooted before installing cwm or cm7..?any specific version of gb should i be on..right now i am on kpi..
2.should the "data wipe" be done before installing from zip or after..and there are many options right like wipe data,wipe cache,etc..so please be specific..
3.after flashing to cm7 is the procedure same to fash back to froyo or gb..i.e,using odin...?
4.what are the steps to be taken to overclock after installing cm7...?
5.how to make partitions to use a2sd gui..and how to use a2sd gui..i use a 2gig card is it enough..?
6.are the steps same to flash to rom by parasmi..are themes and oc available in parasmi's final version rom...
please provide the link for latest patched version of cm7 for mini and also for the rom by prasmi....
sorry for asking so many questions. i want to be clear before flashing so that i dont brick my phone..
First of all all the best for upgrading!!!
Yes you are right. (but be careful in recovery go to install zip from sdcard>choose zip from sdcard option and don't select apply update.zip option)
No you don't need to be rooted to flash cwm or cm7. cm7 comes pre rooted.
Wipe data and wipe cache partition both before and after flashing cm7 for better performance and to flash without errors...
Yes the steps are same to flash to froyo and gb. Just get a gb or froyo rom and flash in odin ( this will remove custom recovery also)
Though steps might be same the oc and other patches might be different..
For partitioning your sdcard, go to CWM recovery>advance options>Partition your sdcard . THe size depends of how much apps will you install but at any cost 500 mb should be enough unless you want your large games to be installed on sd-ext.
The link given at the 1st post of this thread http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-mini-s5570/412415-rom-cyanogenmod-7-1-0-samsung-galaxy-pop-mini-gts5570-2.html
is the latest cm7!
If you have any questions go through the links in the first post of the above thread... It has got everything in details!!!
For more questions you can visit this CyanogenMOD7 and Andro - ID. ROM for Galaxy Mini. Questions and tutorials here.
Don't worry everything will go right just do it.