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how to install cm6/7 (comprehensive)

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  1. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Well-Known Member

    This thread is now obsolete, but is left intact for need of any prior reference - for the new version of this, kindly see -


    ~~~~~~~~~~old thread below~~~~~~

    i posted this in another thread but to avoid answering the same questions 100xs...

    any one should be able to install cm6 or 7 simply by following along with the directions. if you try to read it without any experience in flashing you will be confused. just do what is listed in the order i list them and it will be more clear as you go.

    please visit the wiki for updates CM7-Ascend - Prepaid Android or: CyanogenMod 6.1.1 Alpha - Prepaid Android

    back up contacts... contacts, menu button, more, manage contacts, backup to sd

    download these files...


    CWM Recovery.zip (cwm, unzip and move the "recovery.img" to a folder called " recovery)

    recovery-clockwork- (save in cwm folder and rename it recovery.img replacing the moved file)

    http://android.d3xt3r01.tk/cyanogen/gapps/gapps-gb-20110307-signed.zip (auto download cm7 gapps)

    CM7-Ascend-04162011-signed.zip (newest nightly of cm7)



    http://goo-inside.me/google-apps/gapps-mdpi-20101020-signed.zip (gapps auto download for cm6 gapps.)

    Download cm6-ascend-04162011.zip for free on uploading.com (cm6)

    METRO USERS ONLY also download the mms fix zips (gb for cm7 and froyo for cm6) from the bottom of the first post here:

    [4.13.2011] MetrOFF v1.1 | MetroPCS One-Flash-Fix [MMS] - xda-developers

    boot your phone into debug mode (fastboot) press, in order, VOLUME ROCKER DOWN+END (HANG UP)+ POWER. your phone will stay at the huawei screen. attach to pc using usb cord.

    open the cwm folder you replaced the recovery.img in. open the following files (you may see the dos box open briefly, this shows it worked all file are labled according to os, choose for your os)

    install recovery

    unplug your phone from the pc and remove the battery for ten seconds.



    go to backup/restore and select backup.

    reboot phone and connect to usb

    copy your sd card a folder for safe keeping.

    copy gapps and cm7 .zips to sd card

    disconnect from usb and turn off phone.

    boot to fast boot (vol DOWN, HANGUP, POWER)

    connect usb to pc

    open cwm folder previously dl/d and: run the install-recovery file according to os (for windows .bat)

    disconnect usb and pull Battery out for ten seconds

    boot into cwm
    your cwm should now be orange and black instead of green and black.

    use your track ball to select (in order) the following commands

    wipe data/ factory reset
    wipe cache


    wipe dalvik cache

    (optional) press the back button (the arrow) on your phone.
    under mounts and storage, format following...

    press the back button (the arrow) on your phone.

    install .zip from sd
    chose zip from sd.
    install cm7 rom
    install gapps

    press back on your phone

    fix permissions

    restart system now.


    while you wait move the recover.img back to the cwm folder and replace the recovery.img

    complete setup and turn off phone

    boot fast boot and run the install-recovery file according to os

    reboot cwm

    you shuld have

    go to install zip from sd and choose the download from the xda post.


    in app drawer open "voice dialer" and say "open apns" select ok

    make sure the metro pcs apn is selected.

    these are the setting i have...

    apn settings:

    not set
    not set
    not set

    have fun, any questions pm me. please don't clutter this thread.

    thank you

  2. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Well-Known Member

    MODS- please change name to "... cm6/7..."

    please and thank you.
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  3. Lennatron

    Lennatron Well-Known Member

    Thanks for posting these instructions. I was to afraid to install CM7 without a guide. I am however confused with the ClockWorkMod. I already have ClockWork 2.5 from Icarus (Which I am running now) Can I use 2.5 to install CM7? If I need version 3 will running the ClockWork .bat file or (whatver operating system you have) get rid of version 2.5 and install 3 without causing bricking or issues?

  4. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    I installed 3 direct from the market w/o doing anything with a pc. Whats all this about??? lol

    Then I just dl'd the new version .img last night from isaac's wiki page n put it on my sd card n upgrade from within cwm.

    Sorry not trying to be confusing, but thats how I did it n its been working fine.

    Edit, I do believe its been posted that 2.5 will work too tho.
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  5. Anduiril

    Anduiril Well-Known Member

    I can't remember if it was on a thread here or on Prepaid Androids but I'm 99% sure that Isaac said you could use 2.5 but he put the link for 3 because some people want the newest and greatest.
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  6. Zak6169

    Zak6169 Active Member

    i did all this but didnt use the new cwm and was stuck at the red huawei logo for like an hour so i just restored, do u think it was because i didnt use the new cwm?
  7. Zak6169

    Zak6169 Active Member

    how did u install the cwm via rom manager using the .img?
  8. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    put it on my sd card n selected 'flash clockworkmod recovery' in rom manager. ;)
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  9. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    umm not sure, some have said they've used 2.5 with no issues. It may be a fone to fone thing like a few other things lol
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  10. Zak6169

    Zak6169 Active Member

    ah lol thanks
  11. Zak6169

    Zak6169 Active Member

    i put cwm on my sd card but it only says hahaha whatever ill see if it works
  12. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Well-Known Member

    it is a phone to phone thing. isaac actually had to disable auto oc to 710 because some phones will crash and boot loop. and up all work but i put the recommended cwm from pipkk2's wiki because it was what isaac suggested. there have been problems flashing cm6 and getting your card to mount with anything but cwm

    i also put the desktop instructions only because i'm not very familiar with rom manager (i used it to update to but that's all) and this is how i did cwm for icarus when i had no memory left on my phone to fit rom manager w/o deleting a bunch of apps and wasting time doing so.

    it will work.
  13. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    ahh k gotcha. I dont miss having to flash from a computer AT ALL lol. Alot easier and simpler. But it nice to know it can be done either way tho ;)
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  14. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Well-Known Member

    i just tried rom manager again, auto update... still gives damn. hoping to kill three steps there.

    flashing from pc also reminds you to backup your sd, since youre at the pc already.
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  15. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    mine shows at the very top, I just put the file I dl'd from Isaac's link to the root of my sd card n tapped 'flash clockworkmod recovery', it asked for permissions, tapped ok n it was done.
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  16. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Well-Known Member

    odd, mine says ...2.4
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  17. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    umm yea thats what it pose to be lol


    Edit: k now its flashing itself, I put the img in the clockworkmod dir on the sd card n hit flash cwmr and nows it has a progress bar m doing sumtin...
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  18. Lennatron

    Lennatron Well-Known Member

    I don't understand why the ClockWork is a Img file. Do I move the Image file to the SD card, then go to ClockWork 2.5 on the phone (Already installed) and will there be an option or something to upgrade the ClockWork?

  19. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Well-Known Member

    no, you either replace the .img file on your pc or put it in the sd card and load it from rom manager. (it's an app, just to clear the air.)
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  20. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Well-Known Member

    wtf! hold on fixing links....
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  21. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    very top option 'flash cwmr'

    cwm creates img files when it creates backups ;)
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  22. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    weird, is it a typo??? lol
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  23. Lennatron

    Lennatron Well-Known Member

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  24. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Well-Known Member

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  25. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    it says for the current free version on the market.
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