[ROM] [BETA] CyanogenMod 7

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  1. PandaBomb

    PandaBomb Active Member


    If you are still on Froyo, you need to install the Gingerbread bootloader FIRST!
    If you are currently running a Gingerbread ROM(AreaROM 2.0+) you DO NOT need this.

    This is an Odin installed bootloader.
    1.Download and unzip.
    2.Put your phone in Downloading mode. (Phone off- Press and hold Volume DOWN+Camera+Power until Downloading.. appears on screen)
    3. Connect your phone to your PC.
    4. Launch the Odin exe found in the zip file.
    5. Make sure phone is connected with Odin.
    6. Click Ops and select the Ops file, click Boot and select the Boot file, same with Phone and PDA (there are no CSC or EFS files). (DO NOT change any options in Odin!!)
    7. Click Start and wait for the package to install. Your phone will reboot. When it reboots, immediately hold Volume UP+Camera+Power to boot into recovery.(You can disconnect USB now and close Odin)( if you missed the reboot, you can pop your battery out and back in and boot to recovery normally)
    8. Follow steps below to install ROM!

    Gingerbread Bootloader:

    Hello All!

    hroark's Unofficial CyanogenMod 7 has been ported to the Precedent. This would not have been possible so soon without hroark. Thanks for your Prevail port and source, they were
    invaluable! I appreciate all of your work in getting CM7 ported to Prevail. Many thanks to hroark!

    This is a 1-1 port of the Prevail version. As such, it still says Boost Mobile on the lock screen and in the status bar dropdown. Even though it says Boost IT IS STRAIGHT TALK! Also, look at http://androidforums.com/galaxy-pre...anogenmod-7-unofficial-beta-5-02-20-12-a.html. I have included hroark's updates, but some functions are still not 100%. I wanted to go ahead and push this out because, like I said in my TalkStraight release, there just isn't enough available for this phone and I intend to change it. I will continue to work on this and release updates as regularly as possible, but I do have a day job and I am doing this alone.


    Boot into Clockwork Recovery by holding Volume Up+Camera+Power, select Backup/Restore, then backup. Keep the backup folder safe! If something happens, boot back to recovery and Backup/Restore and select restore.


    This is a ClockWorkMod install!

    1. Boot phone to recovery (hold up vol+camera+power until you see ANDROID_)
    2. Select "Install zip from SD card"
    3. Select the .zip file
    4. Install...
    5. Reboot into CyanogenMod7!

    This ROM did NOT wipe my data on install, but you should take precautions to insure your data is backed up and safe. I AM NOT responsible for any damage that may be caused to your device, nor any data costs incurred by using this ROM. No warranty of the functions of this ROM are expressed or implied. Download and Flash at your own risk. Whenever flashing data to a phone there is ALWAYS something that can go wrong. Be smart!

    Unofficial CyanogenMod7 for Precedent download link:
    FileSwap.com : Precedent_CyanMod7_port.zip download free

    MANY thanks again to hroark!


  2. PandaBomb

    PandaBomb Active Member

  3. mike160

    mike160 Member

    i was on area51 earlyer an one of the devs said their was alot of bugs on it that has to be worked out id be really careful with that???????
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  4. PandaBomb

    PandaBomb Active Member

    Please don't confuse this with anything AA51 related.
  5. akashik

    akashik Well-Known Member

    Sounds promising. What's not working? I didn't really see anything in hroark's post that seemed too important. Did I miss something?
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  6. sillyname

    sillyname Well-Known Member

    Sweet! I've been waiting for this. I appreciate your contribution and again thanks to hroark for sharing his source.
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  7. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    Please keep responses on-topic and respectful. Any more bickering or bashing will see the thread locked and infractions issued.
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  8. PandaBomb

    PandaBomb Active Member

    No nothing really important, I just wanted people to know where this came from and what bugs the Prevail users are experiencing. Hope you enjoy!
  9. akashik

    akashik Well-Known Member

    It works!

    Installed CWM, then hit a snag.

    I missed your Prerequisite about having Arearom installed so bricked my phone on the first attempt. Remembered you mentioning you had their ROM on board so went ahead and ran Odin, put their ops file in ops slot, boot in boot slot
    phone in phone slot, pda in pda slot, and rebooted. Got the Cyanogen boot screen but nothing more.

    From there just re-flashed your ROM instead of the Arearom one, waited five minutes and boom, got Cyanogen. :D

    A few hours later and so far so good. Very quick, looks great. I'm seeing a few more forced closes than the old rooted 'stock' ROM but nothing I'd call a deal breaker yet.

    Big BIG thank-you to you and hroark for getting this out.

    I had to reinstall the Samsung USB drivers on my desktop once the phone was flashed. Don't know why. Couldn't connect to my desktop to move files, or connect PDAnet until I did.

    I should point out that while the way I did it is probably a little faster I can't promise you it'll work out as well for anyone else. Anyone trying this should probably show better reading skills than I did. :D
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  10. PandaBomb

    PandaBomb Active Member

    Thank you sir for your kind words. I'm glad you were able to get things going. This IS a work in progress, as such there always are a few bugs to be put down. I don't have the luxury of a team of beta testers, so I would appreciate any feedback you guys can give me in relation to bugs so I can get to work on those. I am looking into the force close issue. It's very random/doesn't happen often on my precedent and I can't seem to duplicate the issue reliably. As soon as I've nailed something solid down, I can get an update out. Thanks again!
  11. sillyname

    sillyname Well-Known Member

    I've got it running and I look forward to more mature versions. :)
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  12. anthony062991

    anthony062991 Well-Known Member

    Thanks to all the devs! This is working great! I might tweak it to make it more stable!
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  13. sillyname

    sillyname Well-Known Member

    Flashing ROMs always bares a certain amount of risk; one particular groups ROMs have semi-bricked my Precedent a number of times, all the while while explicitly following their instructions. If it weren't for davew41 and his rooted stock image I'd have been hosed every time.
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  14. akashik

    akashik Well-Known Member

    The updated instructions won't brick your phone any more than any other ROM. Mine is still working fine. :)
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  15. anthony062991

    anthony062991 Well-Known Member

    By the way the op needs to update his installation process. The first step you should always make a back up. Then factory reset and wipe cache before you install from zip. Other wise it can cause issues. Just a heads up!
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  16. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I'm going this public, not private.

    Drop It right now.

    Mod staff has chatted with PandaBomb, he's working the issues.

    And your post was DELETED by mod staff, so you don't get to thumb your nose and continue the snark and fearmongering.

    Pull this again and you'll earn a free vacation from posting here.

    Edit - sock puppet banned.
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  17. PandaBomb

    PandaBomb Active Member

    Good idea, I'll put that up. I always forget about the folks out there new to Android and flashing new roms. Thanks!
  18. hroark13

    hroark13 Well-Known Member Developer

    Hey all

    I am glad you got this working on your phone, I would try to help out, but I do not like releasing stuff unless I have tested it on my phone first.

    One of the main problems we have on the Prevail with Beta 5 is that MMS does not work when you are connected to WiFI

    I am not sure what things are not working for you on the Precedent, but if someone can make a list of them, I will try to provide some help
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  19. anthony062991

    anthony062991 Well-Known Member

    Well so far I have two issue:

    1. I can not click on notification in the notification area

    2. Ringtone/notifications tone will make a werid noise once then vibrate the rest of the times.
  20. PandaBomb

    PandaBomb Active Member

    I'm working on the ringtone issue atm, i'll look into the notification bar and mms/wifi.


    I downloaded Go SMS Pro from the Market and I'm sending/receiving fine now with WiFi on. I'll delv into the sms app and see what can't be done. The current sms app still sends/receives over 3g just not with WiFi.

    I am able to click on notifications just fine on my device, anthony is there any particular app that you can't click or everything?

    I changed the ringtone and notification tones and it quit doing the ring then buzz issue. Hope this helps.
  21. akashik

    akashik Well-Known Member

    I haven't noticed any issues with notifications either. My phone's on silent/vibrate most of the time so can't comment on the ring tone issue though I do remember testing it and it worked for me when I installed.

    The only thing(s) that come to mind so far:

    A noticeable 'lag' when starting some programs. I'll start the program then have to wait before it'll open. I know this phone isn't quick, but it seems longer than the stock image. Often the program crashes will correct themselves if I select 'wait' instead of 'force close'

    I tried a few experiments, rebooting between each:

    - Turned off the JIT compiler, then turned it back on.
    - Resized the VM Heap setting one 'tick' above, then below what Cyanogen has it set as.
    - Installed SD Card Speed Increase, and set that to one 'tick' above and below what Cyanogen sets it as.

    I have most programs installed to SD Card, hence the last experiment.

    Force closes and APP start up times seem to decrease the more those APPS are run. They seem to enjoy a 'burn in' time. Odd, or maybe it's just me.

    Over all I think PandaBomb's given us a great port of hroark13's Prevail ROM and hope they can both work together to perfect it for us.

    I've checked the thread on the Prevail forum but I don't see much on the above mentioned. Do they have the same issue? Is it just my phone?

    I understand they're almost identical phones but would there be any phone specific settings on the Precedent?
  22. John Brahh

    John Brahh New Member

    Great Mod, runs smoothly, and looks great. However i have noticed that when i try to play videos on youtube, i do not get any video, just the audio. Anyone have any developments on this?
  23. Deepfried

    Deepfried Well-Known Member

    Okay so i have a ST Precedent. But all this is greek to me. What advantages does one get from this alteration?
  24. akashik

    akashik Well-Known Member

    Speed and flexibility for the most part. Cyanogen has a wiki that goes into detail here:

    What is CyanogenMod - CyanogenMod Wiki

    with a full feature set here:

    Features - CyanogenMod Wiki

    Naturally this is an 'unofficial' cyanogen ROM so the feature set is probably incomplete, and some features you may never use.

    If nothing else, I recommend rooting and romming your phone just to remove the software you don't use, speed up the device, and make it 'yours'.

    The disadvantages can be a less stable phone and a now useless warranty, though I weigh the advantages pretty heavily in favor.
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  25. akashik

    akashik Well-Known Member

    Just tried this. My browser had frozen video (Dolphin HD), but had sound. Installed the YouTube app and it played just fine through that.

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