21 Apr 2017

Google Nexus S Crespo: How to install Cyanogen Mod

This smartphone may have become in the years, but for some reason you may get a cheap one at the local flea market and want to use it as a backup phone or just for fun.

  • install clockwork mod boot loader ( this is must-have regardless of what ROM you want to use later on)
  • Become Android developer, Allow USB debugging
  • install Android Studio android-studio-bundle-162.3871768-windows.exe or similar
  • flash recovery-clockwork-touch- using adb / fastboot
  • install rom zips on smartphone on sd card under /data/Android via USB: cm-7.2.0-crespo.zip
  • run clockwork booter and install ROM
  • wipe cache / data using clockwork booter
  • install Google Apps (gapps) via clockwork if you want, or only install your needed .apks. I do not want this bloat
  • Cyanogen mod 7 is fastest, in my tests, have fun