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  1. PJ147

    PJ147 Well-Known Member


    As the Title says OFFICIAL Cyanagenmod 7.2 is here!!! The aim of this thread is to let you know about how to install, remove, report any bugs and anything else that is relavant.

    Before you install its very important that you make note of your current firmware version and baseband should you want to go back. Carrier branded firmwares are harder to find than generic and it will be essential you know what it is exactly (See uninstall section about checkfusdownloader.exe)


    1 - You'll need to root your phone. Look HERE

    2 - You'll need ClockworkMOD recovery 5 (NOT ROM MANAGER) HERE

    3 - Boot into recovery (turn phone on holding home key) and choose .zip from SD card. Select the CWM zip you just downloaded and apply.

    4 - Go to Galaxy ace Cyanagenmod 7.2 download and download the file. Place on SD card. IMPORTANT - our device is known as cooper on Cyanagen site, not ACE - that is the HTC Desire HD - using ace will kill your phone, use COOPER!!

    5 - Download GAPPS (market etc) from Here

    6 - Reboot into recovery, perform factory reset, wipe cache partition, and wipe dalvik cache (from advanced menu).

    7 - Select update from .zip and select the Cyanagen ROM file. Wait until done then do the same with the Gapps.

    8 - Reboot phone and VOILA! You have the official CM 7.2.


    This is a nightly build so there are a few bugs. These are as follows:

    1- Torch does not work
    2- Screen does not come back on after a call (goes to main menu)
    3- When WIFI is on the menu and back buttons blink when screen off
    4- some people say FM radio does not pick up UK stations (mine does tho)

    Nightly builds are released every now and then and just need flashing over the top - the idea is that improvements are made and bugs are fixed. At the moment we have a very stable, Very fast ROM which for a first nightly is fantastic. Battery is best for CM ROM i have used.

    Please note although the battery is best for CM rom it will never be as good as stock. There is no task killer widget so be careful to end apps properly so they dont hog battery.


    If you want to go back to your stock ROM from this, there is a bit of a process involved. If you made a CWM backup you cannot simply restore it as CM7.2 uses the EXT4 filesystem and stock uses RFS.

    To revert to factory settings you'll need to download your firmware from somewhere like or similar site. This site does not contain many carrier branded firmwares (like vodafone, 3 etc) so look for a program called checkfusdownloader.exe as this can find them if you made a note of what u need. And youll need ODIN and the cooper.ops file.

    Flash using this guide HERE

    then you will be able to revert to a CWM backup if needed or a Titanium backup of your apps.

    As always if not sure make sure you find out the answer before attempting any of this as if phone bricks I cannot be held responsible.

    Hope this is of use for someone!!:cool:

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  2. PJ147

    PJ147 Well-Known Member

    16/6/12 - Stable (final) release now available!

    28/05/12 NEW NIGHTLY (RC3) RELEASED!!

    Go to Cyanagenmod Downloads For the latest version. Most bugs should have now been fixed. Report any you find in this thread and I will feed them back. (please DO NOT) report bugs with 3rd party apps, or if you have used a modified kernel in anyway!)

    Link for latest changelog CyanogenMod nightlies changelog for Ace

    Update 22/04

    Looking at the CM download page, there have been 2 new official nightlies. They should be adressing the bugs but i have not been able to test them as I have given my Ace to my Stepson as I now have a Galaxy Note. Will get him to test and report back to me!

    UPDATE 16/04

    Kolja Dumman (CM Maintainer) is working on Android and CM again. He has been asking a few to test new builds and is addressing the issues from the official versions. Slaid480 has also been given access to the Jenkins Buildbot (CM auto nightly buildbot) so expect a stable final release is not too far away!

    Just come to my notice that the Nightlys below might not be acutally official. Stick with the post above if you want totally official. Will update as I hear more. The ones listed below do have less bugs thought!

    New Nightly 04/04/12

    HERE is the new nightly. Updates include:-

    -Patched For Clear/Better Cam/recording and Better Sensors Too
    -Fixed Some few Issue
    -Faster than Old Nightly Builds

    Torch now works
    No button lights randomly coming on
    Proximity Sensor Now works.

    More updates as and when I find them.

    03/04/2012 We have an official maintainer!!!

    What does this mean? Well it means that Slaid (XDA developer) is now part of the CM team and will be pushing the updates in the form of Nightlys

    One was released yesterday and another one on its way tonight. They will eventually be available from the usual Cyanagenmod page (See above) but for now head over to the original xda thread HERE

    More updates as and when I get them!

    Update : New release update-cm-7.2.0-RC1.

    Having flashed this version last night. These Bugs Still remain:-

    1 - Torch Does not work.
    2 - Menu and back button light up randomly when Screen off and WIFI on.
    3 - No Torch in Video Camera
    4 - Proximity sensor issues when calling.

    I have found no other bug. (as of yet) but will keep trying. I have noticed that these two official versions do away with the 3 major issues in the KANG versions.

    1 - Lock onto GPS is very quick.
    2 - Wifi Scans and locks quicker.
    3 - Battery Drain is a lot better.

    ROM manager is included and some on XDA have been testing it and so far no Bricked aces. look HERE and read the whole post. I personally have removed it with Titanium backup as dont trust it.

    Will post any more updates as and when they come.
  3. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

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  4. Rooferkev

    Rooferkev Well-Known Member

    Is it just me or is the latest version super fast?
  5. PJ147

    PJ147 Well-Known Member

    It is quite quick!
  6. Rooferkev

    Rooferkev Well-Known Member

    All sounds good, i used cyanogenmod on my old gt 540 so its all i'm used to really
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  7. Rooferkev

    Rooferkev Well-Known Member

    Whats the best way to back up all my data before installing a new rom?

  8. squitten

    squitten Well-Known Member

    Hey guys, I've been quite tempted to try this out I've now heard it's near stable but my Ace is locked to the o2 network & I've read some were that you should only use o2 based firmwares on o2 phones. Is this true?
  9. PJ147

    PJ147 Well-Known Member

    To backup apps and their data, nothing is as useful as titanium backup pro. It can even restore market links. Don't backup system data (except wifi access points) though.
  10. PJ147

    PJ147 Well-Known Member

    The latest nightly (follow xda link) is very stable. Its not true about firmware. You can flash what u like!
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  11. squitten

    squitten Well-Known Member

    Nice one PJ thanx for letting me know so quick. Just about to try it out I let you how I get on!!
  12. squitten

    squitten Well-Known Member

    I installed it earlier & it all works great so far.. thanx for help!! :)

    BTW I also took your advice from a earlier post & removed Rom Manger using Titanium Backup just to be on the safe side!!
  13. heshamy

    heshamy New Member

    Sry for the dum question (im a newAce user) so im quite new to a ll the rom,odin and flashing stuff
    so what does this do? Does it make my mobile faster? In gaming i mean no lags and stuff
    Ty in advance
  14. Rooferkev

    Rooferkev Well-Known Member

    Oh just noticed that torch works now :)
  15. KeithIsMe

    KeithIsMe Member

    I am tempted to try but i am afraid that it will brick my phone
  16. PJ147

    PJ147 Well-Known Member

    Follow the guide and youll be ok. Make sure you backup your stock rom if you want to return to it. And follow the guide!!
  17. ACD1055

    ACD1055 Active Member

    Does this have deep sleep? If so how do you get it to work as ive installed cpu spy but its not showing anything under deep sleep. I dont have the nightly rom installed i have cyanogenmod-7.2.0-RC1-cooper

    Next day edit.. Deep sleep is installed and working.
  18. KeithIsMe

    KeithIsMe Member

    how to backup stock rom
  19. PJ147

    PJ147 Well-Known Member

    have a look at the guide at the top!

    But in a nutshell. Root phone. Install Clockworkmod Recovery ( Run Backup. Install Titanium Backup. Backup User apps.

    When you want to reinstall - Download any gingerbread stock rom, odin and cooper.ops file (see above). Flash stock rom using odin. This will give you a stock rom with correct file system (rfs). Root and install cwm again. Run restore.

    If need to run TiBu for apps (they should have been restored with CWM backup though)

  20. Whidou

    Whidou New Member

    Hello, I followed this guide and my phone got bricked when using the backup function in ClockWorkMod Recovery (downloaded from the link in the first post). I tried flashing it with Heimdall without success. Did this happen to anyone else ? How do I know if my phone is hard bricked just like what seem to happen with ROM Manager ? Thanks for your answers.
  21. PJ147

    PJ147 Well-Known Member

    Er never heard of this. A few questions:-

    1- What phone do you have? is it the GT-S5830 or one of its variants (like the M/I/B etc)

    2- Use odin to flash? Why use hemidall?? its for galaxy S not the ace??

    When you say bricked, does it get into download mode or recovery still?
  22. Whidou

    Whidou New Member

  23. PJ147

    PJ147 Well-Known Member

    Did you sucessfully root before running the backup?

    Hemidall is for the galaxy S series of phones (the ace is not one of them)

    If you can get to download mode flash a rom via odin and it should bring your phone back to life. Good news is it sounds different from hard bricking (like with rom manager) as you can get to download mode.

    Good luck
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  24. Whidou

    Whidou New Member

    Yup, root worked fine.

    Thanks a lot, I will try with Odin as soon as I can
  25. PJ147

    PJ147 Well-Known Member

    Let me know how it goes......

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