CM install problem



Another day, another problem... do the early days of rooting always start this way??

Anyway, now that I've successfully rooted my phone (btw, thanks Atma!), I thought I'd try out some custom ROMs. First on my list to try was CM. I've gone through the first couple steps, but didn't get far before hitting a snag.

I've downloaded CWM recovery, the Heimdall Suite and the Redistributable Visual C++ package (the x86 version) to my computer. Got my GSII into download mode (I'm a pro at that now!). Ran zadig.exe, selected Samsung Mobile USB CDC Composite Device, then clicked Install Driver. The installer starts working, but I get the following error message popping up:

installer_x86.exe - Entry Point Not Found​

The procedure entry point_except_handler4_common could not be located in the dynamic link library msvcrt.dll.​

When I click "OK", the installation appears to carry on and I get a "Driver installed successfully" notification at the end. The status bar at botttom of Zadig also shows "Driver Installation: SUCCESS". I question it's success based on the errors, but decided to give the next step a try anyway.

I move CWM recovery into the heimdall directory, and enter the following on the command line:

heimdall flash --recovery recovery.img --no-reboot

Then I get the following error message:

heimdall.exe is not a valid Win32 application.​

When I click ok, "Access denied" appears on the command line screen.

Anyone know what my problem might be?

(btw, I'm using WinXP)



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I'll admit, it did seem like I was doing things twice, and that there should have been a simpler way, but I was just following the install instructions I found...

I went from:

to the Cyanogenmod link on that page

then I followed the link for "installation and release notes":

and then found a final link on that page for installation instructions here:

and that's the page I found that instructed me to use Heimdall (at least, the way I was reading it).

As I mentioned, it did seem like I was doing things twice (installing another recovery), but I've read over and over that things can go really wrong when people don't follow the instructions. Is there a different place with instructions? Did I miss something somewhere else?