How to Install Or Manually Upgrade CyanogenMod On Samsung SmartPhones


CyanogenMod is an android based open source operating system for SmartPhones, CyanogenMod offers features and options not found in the official firmware distributed by mobile device vendors. CyanogenMod is also stated to increase performance and reliability compared with official firmware releases. It is really very fast than the device’s official firmware. But some times it may face some issues like Cellular Network Issues, Infinite boot loop etc.. and I faced these issues recently on Samsung Galaxy S 3. These are minor issues and can be solved by resetting the device. Overall I”ll always recommend CyanogenMod  over the official firmware distributed by mobile device vendors. So lets begin with Installing the CyanogenMod, here I am going to mention only main points which i did but to read detail instructions please follow this link.

1. Download the CyanogenMod package for your device that you’d like to install.

2. Place the CyanogenMod .zip package on the root of /sdcard

If you don’t have SDCard just put in the root of phone memory, I also used phone memory to fresh upgrade CyanogenMod

3. Boot your phone in recovery mode, to do this keep pressing “Home+Volume Up+Power” buttons together until phone restart. 

On most devices, the power button is used to confirm a menu selection, but for some devices a physical home key acts as a selector. Some devices have touch enabled ClockworkMod Recovery, in which case you may be able to swipe to, or touch, menu selections.

4. You will see a recovery window having several options see the below image. Use the physical volume keys to navigate.


5. If you want to backup your current ROM >> Select backup and restore to create backup.

6. Select wipe data factory reset.

7. Select install zip from sdcard 

8. Choose zip from sdcard or navigate to Internal Memory by selecting  and then select the” file" package.

9. After Selecting the “” folder your see the file to install (See below image).


10. Navigate to Yes option with “”  and select to start installation.

11. Reboot phone by selecting “Reboot System Now”

If you have any previous CyanogenMod  version installed on your phone then this will just upgrade your phone to the latest version.  But before upgrading you should do either “Factory Reset or “Clear Cache”, otherwise may be you will face some issues like stuck in boot loop and in that case you need to boot again in recovery mode and do the reset process again, so its better to do on first place.

Enjoy !!!

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