[CM7 Easy Installation]

Last Updated:

  1. thebearjew145

    thebearjew145 New Member

    I don't really know how to install custom ROMS on my phone at all so could you please give me a simple guide for someone who isn't tech savy. My phone is rooted and i was also wondering ifCyanogenMod 7 will be stable and run on my Huawei Ascend or should i get CyanogenMod 6?

    PS- I do have ROM manager if that helps and i have made a backup of my stock ROM

  2. Scur

    Scur Well-Known Member

    Read the sticky threads.
  3. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum. The instructions in the first post of this thread are about the simplest you're going to find. CM7 is stable for the Ascend. Most people here are using it. Some people prefer CM6, though. It really just depends on your personal preference. Good luck with whichever you decide on.
  4. kennyiskarazy

    kennyiskarazy Well-Known Member

    I dont think my phone likes custom roms :/
    It wont work well with cm7.2
    It wont load cm7 rc1 for lazy ascends
    ugh. sometimes I wanna give up on my phone.
  5. savetheknot

    savetheknot Well-Known Member

    I'm trying to get up the nerve to go to CM7. I've read thru these instructions and the ones on the customization thread at least a dozen times. Did the video camera issue ever get addressed? Also, I think I read that Metro users no longer need MetrOff. Is that correct? Just trying to get to know the issues and their solutions.
  6. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Well-Known Member

    the camera works just fine, its just the camera apps that doesnt seem to work well with cm7, but cm7 was never meant for our ascend, and also metro off is currently still needed for metro users, and it only takes 5 sec to flash it.;)
  7. kingjay2012

    kingjay2012 Well-Known Member

    Is there anyone that know of a good audio booster? i have the bobzhome rom 07012011 and everything is still pretty low while i have my media and ring volume up to the max, thanks.
  8. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    Got a few suggestions:

    1) D/L the app VOLUME+(by MELTUS) Two versions are available w/the paid version(99 cents)promising to work much better than the free version.It's made specifically for CM7 & MIUI ROMS.

    2) D/L POWER AMP

    3) D/L & install the latest CM7 07282011 by PLAYFUL GOD.This ROM ROCKS(Nice work PG!).It has an audio enhancer built-in(DSP MANAGER).
    However,if you're satisfied w/your current ROM,try GOOGLING the DSP MANAGER .apk & see if that works for you.
    nuttmeg and kingjay2012 like this.
  9. kingjay2012

    kingjay2012 Well-Known Member

    I downloaded volume booster and it works great.
  10. Scur

    Scur Well-Known Member

    If you go to the home site for volume+, you can get the peo version for free. It's the best booster I've found. The quality drops at higher boosts though, so when you boost the volume, make sure in the preferences you choose "best quality" instead of rock, vocal, etc.
    KOLIO likes this.
  11. Mark22

    Mark22 Member

    I went to flash to cm7 followed all the instruction to the t and rebooted my ascend and it goes pass the Huawei screen and passes the new ascend screen. Once it hits the screen with android on it, it gets stuck there and repeats metopcs over and over. What do I do ? I have taken out the battery and try a hard reset but that shows the unpacking screen with a yellow triangle and reads update failed. Can someone please help me. Now remember when I said that is was stuck well I meant that IT IS STUCK. tried vol up +end key+ power on and tried vol down + end key + power. I have tried pulling the battery and also pulling the sd card nothing still stuck on android screen and repeating ( metropcs ). Now if I take it to metro would they be able to hlep me ?
  12. warmann5

    warmann5 Member

    Okay, the same thing happen to me. What I did was went back into cwm and flashed the rom again but u don't need to clear the cache don't wipe or anything at all just go to install from zip, pick cm7 and install. Then when u reboot u should get to ur launcher but u will
    Mark22 likes this.
  13. Mark22

    Mark22 Member

    thank but I have no idea how to get there to do that, when said that it was stuck, meant IT STUCK can do nothing to it. tried fast reboot, hard reboot, vol up + end key+ power on, nothing. tried it from the power off position then vol up + end key + power on nothing, just goes back to the screen with android on it and keep repeating metropcs. Confused, very confused, I went in and read similar threads and followed instruction and just with your advice followed to the tee and nothing. Do you think that if I take it to metro that they will be able to help ?
  14. warmann5

    warmann5 Member

    to get into recovery you press volume up key the green phone or the answer phone button and the power button. with the phone completely turned off do that.
    Mark22 likes this.
  15. Mark22

    Mark22 Member

    YES! got into the recovery I think I can get it from here but I'll let you know how it goes when I'm done thanks, thanks, thanks.
  16. Mark22

    Mark22 Member

    YES, YES, YES cm7 loading thank you, I thought that I bricked my phone and it is fix before the wife finds out
  17. warmann5

    warmann5 Member

    Haha your welcome man no problem
  18. tour93

    tour93 Active Member

    Hi Nuttmeg,
    Thanks for the tutorial.
    Don't we have to Partition the SD card for cm7.2
    since it installs DT A2SD or does it do it automatically?
    Can0dope likes this.
  19. iamshortround

    iamshortround New Member

    Okay, so it's my first android phone, and I'm fairly tech savvy. Rooted the day I got the phone a little over 2 months ago. I finally decided that it was time to tackle getting a new ROM. Got everything I needed, (ROMmanager, cwm recovery, CM7) and started having problems booting my phone into recovery. Well I FINALLY got that to work, and the backup started and was going perfectly fine. Well it got to "Backing up cache... WeatherClockInfo1.xml" and FROZE. it's been stuck there for well over 15 minutes. Since I'm new to this, I don't want to brick my phone by pulling the battery... What should I do ?!
  20. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    It sounds like you got a corrupted/incomplete download of CM7.
    I've heard of this happening to others here. I would check some of the older threads here to find out how they resolved this issue.
  21. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    If you haven't previously partitioned your SDCard, you'll need to do this to get the full benefits of DT's A2SD.
    Keep in mind that you will need to back-up your card content to an external source (cloud, PC, etc.... ) before doing so, as formatting & partitioning your SDCard will erase everything on the card.
    tour93 likes this.
  22. iamshortround

    iamshortround New Member

    I actually figured it out... I couldn't finish doing the backup because I ran out of space on my SD card. d:
    Gmash likes this.
  23. blackboxhacker

    blackboxhacker New Member

    i have recently flashed cm7 to my huawei ascend bringing my firmware to 2.3.5 .everything works amazing except my wifi.maybe there is a rom update someone can send me a link to.ive already bricked my phone once and had to reinstall the factory rom image,so please help me fix my problem.its not too big of a problem but i need my wifi :confused:
  24. jstarner

    jstarner Member


    i have flashed both of my Ascend M860 Phones from Metro PCS.. and they run great and smooth.. but have a issue and cant figure it out.. they both have this very low volume constant ring that doesnt stop and cant figure out what it is.. anyone know, or anyone can help please...

  25. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Well-Known Member

    did you install sound back from gapps, and also check and make sure your alarm is not on and not set for notification.

Share This Page