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Video: Installing CyanogenMod V5.0.4.2 for Droid

We’ve been covering various custom ROM’s over the last few weeks and stumbled onto another one last night which left us so impressed that a video tutorial on how to install it was needed immediately.  For those of you not familiar with Cyanogen, go ahead a do a quick Google search and you’ll realize that he’s kind of a big deal in the mod/ROM world.   However, there wasn’t a version of his ROM available to the Motorola Droid, until now.  Custom ROM guru Koush took on a current Cyangen build and blasted it over for our using pleasure and trust me when I say that this thing is crazy cool.

Video of CyanogenMod v5.0.4.2 in action…

Installation…

*Warning* – As always, you are performing these tasks at your own risk.  We are not recommending that you do ANY of these, but simply providing information to you.  There is a chance you could brick your phone, do other permanent damage and this will more than likely void your warranty. Please do as much research as you can beforehand.  We are not liable for any of your actions.

1.  Root your phone.
2.  Install ROM Manager from the market:  Download Link
3.  Download the newest Cyanogen:  Download Link
4.  Place Cyanogen file in the root of your SDcard.  (DO NOT UNZIP.)
5.  Open ROM Manager and “Flash ClockworkMod Recovery”.
6.  In ROM Manager go to “Install ROM from SD Card”.
7.  Select option for “wipe data”.  (See Note 1)
8.  Let it go to work and you are finished.

*Note 1* – There is an option to also perform a backup after selecting “Install ROM from SD Card.”  A ton of people are having issues if they select this option.  If you want to perform a backup, I would do so with the option at the bottom of ClockworkMod which says “Backup Current ROM”.  After that backup has completed, then go back and install the ROM.

*Note 2*Instructions for uninstalling and returning back to stock 2.0.1.

For the newest release and support check out the dedicated Cyanogen Droid thread.

  • cyphre

    Wow…cool stuff. I would love to CyanogenMod my droid….but my droid was recently updated to the official Android 2.1…..does that affect in any way modding my droid? I really wanted a N1, but if this would work on the updated droid it would save me all the $$$ the N1 would cost me. I love my droid and just want to have the N1 interface running on it. Thanks much in advance.

  • Josh

    THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE NEW MOD! FIX THIS

    All goes well until the very end. When rebooting the phone for the last time, the phone does NOT ask for a gmail account sign in/syc. Also leads to no gmail, or market icons/applications.

  • Where's the Cyanogen mod for the Moment.

    • Tom

      Cyanogen does not develop for the Moment. They develop for Dream, Magic, N1, and Droid [thanks to Koush]

  • Todd_Anthony

    I installed Cyanogen with no problems so I thought, I try to sign in to my google account and it tells me (cant establish a reliable data connection to the server) Been trying 4 days. Help plz

  • Todd

    Installed Cyanogen mod on droid. now cant establish reliable connection to google to sinc.HELP…Tryed wireless and 3g. everything else works fine.

  • Sarcen

    I'll give it a shot, but that launcher is just Helix2, which is one of the options now available on UltimateDroid. I was using DroidMod (Sholes.info ROM) for a while, but it was so slow compared to the ESE53 ROMs. Hopefully this one will be better.

  • Blah Blah Blah

    Hey Kellen when rebooted my phone and had to enter my gmail account info I got a message saying that I didnt have a data plan and asked me to use a wireless network. I attempted to connect to my office network and it kept telling me that the network settings info was wrong. Tried rebooting several time with no luck.

  • DroidFan

    Ok guys for those of you who trust me(after my little white lie:) I had the same problem you all had. I did not have my android market app or gmail app and some others…..I am going to tell you how to fix this.
    When I had the problem I rebooted back into recovery mode by holding the power and “X” key. then I restored from the back up I did before doing all this. it took about 30 mins. I then decided to try again but this time I downloaded the cyanogenMod straight from Rom manager. I let it do its thing and low and behold I have everything. I hope this helps all of you all who had the same problem I did.

    • scammah

      I hope your method works. I am going to try this tomorrow and hope I can get through this. I am glad you were able to figure it out.

  • DroidFan

    and now Im restoring from the backup……it seems all of us had the same problem…..please let us know if we messed up on something Kelly

  • DroidFan
  • DroidFan

    after seeing the video this look cool as hell……but will we still be able to get the real 2.1 update when it comes out? mabe that is a rookie question.

  • DroidFan

    installing…..cross ur fingers 4 me!

  • DroidFan

    backing up now……takes forever!

  • Kevin

    I've run into a little problem. On reboot, it did not ask me to reactivate my phone. I do not have the Market nor can I get to my google mail. Any idea what I might have missed? I'm not sure what to do next to get myself back to a point where I can activate the phone and sign into Google.

  • My screens/installs load slower than it does in the video, even when I pause the video and wait until your image matches mine (like the Moto logo). Yours still moves onto install or the home screen. Is there something wrong or is this because you have already loaded this on your phone?

  • scammah

    I to did not get the initial sign in screen. I do not have market, gtalk, or my contacts. Please Help

  • seandief

    I loaded cyanogenmod to my droid, when the phone rebooted I was never given the option to sign into my google account. now i have cyanogen and everything works, but i have no android market. how can i go back to stock, or try reflashing a different rom to at least get my market and contacts back?

    • ns

      Same problem here – this sucks

  • Hey there. How will I know when the Cyanogenmod is updated? Will you blog about it? Is there a forum I should subscribe to? Will my phone magically know?

    Thanks in advance.

    • izzy182

      there's actually an update out now, go to the home page and you will see it
      as it is today's post. Word of advice, lf there's nothing wrong with your
      phone, i would not update it

  • Palomosan

    I'm having a proble, when I press Install Rom, the Rom I get is the Sp recovery, you know like if I was going to run Droidmod, however I'm in the flash rom app for the Cyanogen, any sugestions, I follow all the steps to the letter.

    I've tried it twice but the phone is re-booting to start the process of installing the Cyanogen rom I only get the image that comes out in the Sp recovery, thanks in advanced.

    • Palomosan

      Guys, I already got it working, thanks, I just went back to stock and back to root, did the whole process again and this time it installed flawlessly.

  • Cody

    I just installed droidmod today and feel confident about flashing/rom'ming. My question is, if i wanted to switch to the cyanogenmod rom how would i do it? Do i have to re-root, or restore to stock 2.0.1 then install cyanogenmod or what?

  • jake4166

    For the life of me, I cannot seem to get either DroidMod v1 or Cyanogen on to my phone. I am rooted, as shown by superuser Ninja himself, but every time I try to load on ANY custom ROM at this point, I go into a boot loop. What am I doing wrong? I have been obsessed for the last few days about doing this mod on my phone and I am going more and more bald with each re-boot! Please help!

  • david

    i rooted and installed the cyanogen room… but now it doesnt have a market and it does not have a gmail app… can someone help me please

    • ns

      Same problem here – no gmail or market… What now?

  • keithsaarloos

    I lost all my Applications, and i have no marketplace as well…
    any thoughts?

  • Yes, i did “flash clockworkmod recovery” then i “installed rom from sd card” and then i chose the file ‘cyanogen.something something something’ it was the last file on the list, then it rebooted and said it could boot recovery or something so i rebooted and nothing changed. Any help?

  • Glen

    hey guys I cant get my LED notification light to work. Someone posted same thing on here but no response. Other than that cyanogen is good. any help would be appreciated! I use handcent and notification led is selected. help!!!

  • Cody

    When you say “lace Cyanogen file in the root of your SDcard' do you just drop it onto the card, or a specific folder?

    • izzy182

      no, just drop it in the sdcard, don't put it in any folder

      • Cody

        Awesome, thanks for the quick response.

        • izzy182

          np…it's my shift…lol..

          • Cody

            Will i lose my contacts by “wipe data and cache” ?

          • izzy182

            you shouldn't since it's linked to your gmail account, but if u feel safer,
            u can always go to your contacts, and "export to sdcard"…you can also
            backup your apps by download Estrong file and app manager, as well as "SMS
            Backup and Restore" to save and restore your messages. to restore your sms
            you just download the app again and restore

          • Cody

            Alright, yeah i forgot that its linked to gmail. I just got the droid today lol.
            I downloaded estrong and backed up all my apps, now once i install the rom, how do i get the apps back? re-install estrong?

          • izzy182

            you should be aklm just to go back to the market and it would show in your
            "Download"..and you wouldn't have to pay again for the apps you already paid

          • Cody

            Alright thanks, i “installed rom from sd card” and the phone reset, i set it down to let it do its thing and it went to the ! inside the triangle with the phone next to it and did nothing more. I hit the volume up/camera buttons to get it to the one screen and it said 'unable to recover' or something like that so i just rebooted it and everything is how it was before. Idk why the rom didnt install.

          • izzy182

            have to ask this.

          • Cody

            Lol, i know you do but yes i did flash clockwordmod recovery first, then i 'installed from sd car' chose the cyanogen file which was the very last one on the list (maybe chose the wrong file?) then it rebooted and stopped at the ! in a triangle screen. I then hit up on the volume and camera button and chose reboot. The phone loaded and everything was the same. Idk what to do, i don't want to brick it.

          • izzy182

            it would be hard to brick the phone, if this ls the case, i would suggest to
            revert to DroidMod, and retry (from step 2 since you are xlready rooted).
            Practice makes it perfect, and for this particular Mod, it's well worth the
            patience.

          • Cody

            alright thanks, i will give it a shot. you the man izzy! :p

          • izzy182

            let me know how it works out for ya, believe it or not, although we have
            same phone, still built different, and user behaviors could contribute to
            how your phone operates…holla at me if you have any other questions.

          • Cody

            I appreciate the help izzy.

            If my phone is already rooted using another method, do i need to “re-root” it using dmupdate as on droidmod? http://forum.droidmod.org/index.php/topic,73.0….

          • Cody

            Everything worked 😀 thanks izzy.

            I feel alot more confident installing stuff, now that i installed droidmod.

          • Cody

            If my phone is already rooted using another method, do i need to “re-root” it using dmupdate as on droidmod? http://forum.droidmod.org/index.php/topic,73.0….

          • izzy182

            no need to re-root

          • izzy182

            did u flash into clckwork recovery first?

  • Yo kellex I can't get the link for the cyanogenmod. Can you help abrother out?

    • DeeMat

      Same issue here…

  • zach471

    Yeah, no luck here either. Followed the steps (I think to a T), rooted, then manual backup, placed the ROM on to my SD card through my computer, then go to install the ROM through ROM Manager. When the phone shuts off to reboot I get the exclamation point icon, but nothing loads.

    I'm rooted, but coming from stock ROM, not droid mod.

  • cruzn

    My firmware says 2.1-update1 after installing cyanogenmod…is that right?

  • gonzo319

    Question I just notice the tethering option on my wireless settings on my Cyanogen ROM does this work, that would be great if it did. I probably will stay rooted if this option works, has anybody used it yet? and how to do get it to work?

    thanks

  • ajavgeek

    I watched this video many times and finally installed it. Amazing development. Happy user!

    Thanks to all who made this happen! Now only if we can get adobe flash 🙂 Very cool stuff!!!

  • POWERLESS415

    Kellex, I need help man.. I saved a backup of my favorite setup and I want to go back to it after testing Cyanogen for a minute.. Please help me find it.. I'm back to a flat DroidModv1.0 without all my custom stuff and I need to get back to the original setup..

  • 976Adam

    First, Kellex and everyone else responding, I'm amazed at how patient you all are. I read all of the comments last night to prepare for my installation and saw the questions “should I download on my phone or PC?” and “do I unzip the cyanogen file first?” a million times…

    That said, I need help. I did the DroidMod 1.0 install about a week ago and loved it. Probably shouldn't have messed with it either… but I did. I started the process in Rom Manager and when I'd click on Install Rom, then selected Wipe Data only, I did not select Backup Rom… then clicked on the OK and nothing happened. It just went back to the list of files on the SD card in Rom Manager. Did it again, same thing. So mounted and moved the file to my Download file and named that copy Hero.zip, unmounted, went back to Rom Manager to the download folder and saw the file there, but it said “hero.zip.zip”. Figuring that the name didn't matter, I selected it and it worked! Went the the reboot and bam! Cyanogen! The 3D try was awesome and everything was really snappy… here where it all went south.

    I then used My Backup to reinstall a bunch of apps, and only SMS and Call Log data, NOT system settings. I also went into MetaMorph and install just the framwork file for the smoked glass theme because I really hate the white bar at the top of the screen. Then I rebooted for the first time and… and… anticipation… Force Close Loop!!!! I can't get out of it! I've pulled the battery and rebooted 5-6 times, but still in a FC loop!

    So, any suggestions? I would love to use the Cyanogen Rom, but am okay with going back to using the DM 1.0 with my old setting. I did back up that in the Rom Manager using Kellex's *Note 1* insructions… Thoughts? Suggestions? I'm am trying to be patient and not touch my phone right now until I get some help. We'll see how that goes.

    P.S. This site kicks @ss! It's become my absolute favorite resource.

    Adam

  • Hey there. I'm pumped to try this, but I've got a quick question. Do I put the cyanogen file in “/sdcard” or just “/”?

    • izzy182

      /sdcard

      • Perfect. Thanks.

        One more quick question: Do I need to install DroidMod before Cyanogen? When I tried to do it without installing DroidMod, I got a message that said “can't open cache recovery command”.

        • izzy182

          you don't need DroidMod, DroldMod has SPR, which won't work for
          CyanogenMod…CyanogenMod uses CLOCKWORK RECOVERY that's within Rom
          Manager…

        • izzy182

          also…make sure u wipe cache and user data

          • So, sorry to be a dolt, but I've installed DroidMod, so do I need to go back to stock and then just do the basic root?

          • izzy182

            Are you trying to install CyanogenMod? or just root?

          • Install CyanogenMod.

          • Noctphob

            Hi there,
            Sorry if this has already been discussed:
            I have a similar problem. I have DroidMod installed and I've followed every step described but after step7, i just get stuck on the moto logo. I've tried to go into Clockwork Recovery from Rom Manager and it still just hangs on the Moto Logo. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

            Noctphob

  • Stephan

    For anyone getting the “Error dumping boot image” error message I have a solution! Create a directory in the root of your SD Card named “download”, copy the Cyanogen.zip file into the directory, rename the installer “Hero.zip”, start the phone into recovery mode, wipe all data and cache, and install using the “Hero.zip” file. This worked for me after I had countless issues with the boot image not dumping and ROM Manager flat out not detecting the Cyanogen installer.

  • gonzo319

    So far I think this ROM is great, but I think I may have an issue with it. Is anybody else experiencing problem with their 3G coverage less bars? I don't want to believe it's the ROM but wanted to check it out with you guys and see, I'm overclocked at 800mhz and was also wondering if this could be the problem. Anyway I'll change some setting and see if that changes anything, let me know.

    • izzy182

      Actually…to burst your bubble…LOL. Nope, I have full bar on a 3G network. Your phone running at 800 could contribute, and also check your GPS, WiFi, etc.

      • gonzo319

        So Izzy your running cyanogen too huh. Cool what do you mean my GPS or Wi-Fi
        settings?

        Tony

        • izzy182

          Yes, check your settings for GPS, Wi-Fi, sometimes when you're using WiFi and GPS, frequencies might cross, so if no need, turn off your GPS and WiFi. Not to mention saves battery life

      • gonzo319

        Are you Overclocked?

        Tony

        • izzy182

          I am actually at 800…but just depends…I setup profiles to change my processor speed based on battery life and phone state…..but typically I run at 600…

          • gonzo319

            That's. Another thing I wanted some clearity on how should I set my profiles
            on setcpu?

            Tony

          • izzy182

            well, think of it this way, there are 4 profiles: Chargin, Sleep/Standby, Power <100%, Battery >50.0c. Typically when you're charging, do you also run other apps? Slacker? games? etc, if so, it's ok to run 600mhz and it'll still work great… When your phone is sleep or standby, you can merely lower your phone to 250, since you're not using it, lower processor speed means preserving your battery life. When power <100% (which is 99.9% of the time..LOL..mathematical joke, sorry) I don't even bother to check that nor the one for >50.0c, since I have SetCPU, if I see over 104, I let my phone go for a bit to cool off. Hope that helps

          • gonzo319

            basically I'm running both my max and min at 800mhz. I don't run any apps
            when I'm charging because when I'm charging my phone I'm asleep, I'll fiddle
            around with the setting a see what works for me.

            Thanks Izzy appreciate your insight

  • Nathan

    ok I have my first issue with this Rom, thinking if it has anything to do with this ROM actually, …my ringtones sound like there chopped and screwed lol anyone having these issues??? When I tried to download beautiful from Akon on Mabilo Ringtones and my phone sounded like it was melting literally…..lol HELP!!!

  • Studlychris

    Nevermind, I figured it out. If anyone else runs into this problem, I just installed Helix launcher then uninstalled it. Then the first time you hit your home button it asks you which launcher you would like to use. Just choose the correct launcher.

  • Studlychris

    I accidentally set the home launcher as my default launcher. How do I tell the droid to use the other launcher with the live wallpapers and 3d launcher.

  • Mike

    I can't download the ROM Manager ;x I cannot see it in the market, and i've been trying since i read the post. Any ideas? I saw just a few comments complaining about this, and no one answers what to do. And, seriously, i'm dying for this Mod ;/

    Thank you!

    • kellex

      Are you rooted?

      • Mike

        Yep. I even used some apps like Android Terminal. And i have the 'Superuser Whitelist' on the launcher. ;/

        Thanks for answering.

  • Jason

    Doesn't seem like anyone has mentioned this, but my Alarm Clock program completely disappeared after installing this.

    • kellex

      It was replaced with the “Clock” app which is much better.

      • Jason

        Thanks!

  • gonzo319

    Hey guys, I wanted to ask anybody that would know. What recommandations on the setting/Profiles would any of you recommned for my phone. I'm running the CyanogenMod (badass) with and overclock frequency of 800mhz, I was reading the intructions and got lost on all the verbiage. Please advise thanks.

  • sr_erick

    I've been running this mod for a few days now – still thoroughly impressed! Going on a solid 28 hours off the charger and still have 50% of my battery left – this is with light to moderate usage. Sweet! DroidMod would never do this for me.

    • kellex

      That is fantastic news. I whipped through my battery on it pretty quick, but my office is in a pretty low connectivity area and it destroyed me. Glad to hear you are seeing some good life though.

  • ken77

    sorry if this has been already covered but where is the corp. calendar? i setup to sync with our email server via active sync but the calendar is no where to be found! 🙁 this is a deal breaker for me and will have to roll back to 2.01 if its just not there.

  • ViggS

    Looks like the ROM Manager site is down again.

    • ViggS

      Never mind finally came up in the Market

  • gwilson93

    if you are having problems receiving picture messages or videos, reactivate your phone by dialing *228 and then hitting 2 instead of 1 this should fix the problem, it worked for me!

  • jakheb

    did anyone else have problems with the usb tether that came with it? i cant get it to work on the computer

  • anyone having issues with the 3d app drawer? The wording apears to be right aligned and not directly underneath the icon…if so, how did you fix it?

    • kellex

      Refresh the launcher. Hit your menu button, go to configure, scroll down to the bottom and reffresh it. Fixed it for me twice now.

      • thanks…about the only flaw I see right now.

    • pdroidmaster

      im having the exact problem

  • gonzo319

    This question goes for anyboby that can answer it. How can I get the clock widget that's on the screen shots on Cyanogen? thanks

    • izzy182

      If I'm not mistaken, that's the “Beautiful Widget” on the market, it's only $0.99, worth the money.

      • gonzo319

        thanks Izzy

      • gonzo319

        One thing what's. It called

        • izzy182

          Beautiful Widget

  • gonzo319

    just wanted to ask, what cool apps could I download or wanted an opinion of what great apps are out there. I'm currently running the Cyanogen ROM bad ass. and over-clocked at 800mhz

  • carpediem041

    After tying to install Cyanogen my phone just keeps rebooting it shows the droid logo then the eye and keeps doing that over and over again. Any thoughts?

    • izzy182

      did you happen to get an error message as you were attempting to swipe/back up? if that's the case, boot into recovery, manually Back Up first, then Swipe Data, then INSTALL the CyanogenMod.zip file. that's the same exact problem I had, let me know how it work out for you

  • Alan

    Im running Droidmod1.0 with 2.0.1, can cyanogenmod 5.0.4.2 be put on 2.0.1 or do i need to get one of the leaked 2.1 on it first?

    • izzy182

      Cyanogen IS the 2.1 for your phone, and all you have to do is to follow the steps in this article and you should be fine.

  • jnasty

    My droid stays at the booting logo after try to in install cyanogen

  • jnasty

    my droid stays at the booting logo… need help i think messed it up

  • nate7761

    I know this has probably already been asked before but…how does this compare with ultimatedroid. I am running ultimatedroid 7.5 and it's pretty stinking nice. Just wondering if this build is as fast?

    Thanks

    • nate7761

      Well I went ahead and made the switch. Speed seems to be about the same as far as I can tell. This build has a few more options as mentioned above. I like a few of the customization options on here like the ability to pick colors on the nexus wallpaper and the 180 degree rotation. Don't see a need to switch back to ultimatedroid right now but might in the future just because I enjoy switching things up and trying new things.

  • Brandon

    I downloaded the file but the extension is (.jar), its looks like a zip file but does it make a difference? And can I change it to a (.zip)

    • izzy182

      I wouldn't, just to be safe, might be missing files. simply (if you didn't initially) click on the link, then SAVE it on your desktop. Afterwards, click and drag the *.zip file into the root of your sdcard, and proceed

  • going from droidmod1.0 to cyanogenmod, when you wipe/cache does it remove the nandroid backup installed from droidmod1.0? I downloaded the cyanogenmod without backing up…so I'm wondering if I'm ok.

    • No, your nandroid backup will still be in /sdcard/nandroid folder. Well, it will be if you made a backup at some point.

      • cool…should be backed up. I've run nandroid restore a few times in the past after some scary boot loops.

  • jasenm

    Hey Folks,
    Some more food for thought on this. My .02 is that this IS the best rom out and Kellex is DA MAN. However, I also got the “stuck on moto logo” but I didn't come here and gripe about it. I simply did some more reading and because I skipped one small step, the fault was on me. Once I figured out what I had done wrong, slapped myself, and restored my backup, I started over and the process went flawlessly.

    On a side note, last night I started from scratch on a friends Droid…and the best part… I did it ALL OTA and in less then an hour. Obviously the process is much faster then that on a PC/MAC but we weren't around a PC at the time and had very good 3G coverage so I said, “Why the hell not?” Again, it went perfect and my friend is very happy 🙂

    Kellex… seriously man thanks for all the hard work you put into this site.

  • Koush

    Hi, this is Koush. It is based on ESE53. I need the build fingerprint to show ERE25 so that the Market allows DRM apps.

    • izzy182

      Koush, you're totally awesome man, love the custom ROMs, this CyanogenMod is a bit laggy, but hey, I couldn't do it, so many thanks! BTW, are you THE Koushik Dutta on the Market also?

    • kellex

      Oh thats awesome to hear. Thanks for letting us know.

      • izzy182

        Hey K, 'preciate the official 2.1 scoooooop, now I guess most of those people that are a bit afraid to modify their phone can sleep better at night cuz of you…LOL….it's good to know people doesn't it? 😉

  • Ben

    Does anyone notice that your haptic feedback is a little more powerful after installing this? It works flawlessly for me, but it seems the feedback is more pronounced. Anyway to adjust the feedback besides on/off?

  • jason w.s.

    Hey kellex, i bet you was sayin it in your sleep..”Dont unzip, dont unzip, just drop it in the folder!!”…lol

  • crowell392

    i got the rom to work but i have a couple issues ,first i lost all my contacts and apps now i cant reinstall some of my contacts in the contact list and the snooze dont work properly ,does anyone have a fix for this

  • NewDroidOrder

    Great ROM, I'm loving it. I've pretty much had it for about 5 hours now and I am loving it. Coming from the Ultimate Droid 6.0 ESE53 Base and I could not be more please with This new ROM. So far I have not had a single problem with it.

    For those of you that are planning on jumping to this ROM, a good thing to do is get ROOT access and get a free app called Titanium Backup, this will save you a lot of time when you are getting you phone back to the way you had it before switching to this ROM. You can run this backup and then run it in batch mode and it will pretty much re install all of your apps you had all for you. Saves you a lot of time.

  • markinter

    Followed your instructions and everything went perfectly. Thanks a ton! Now I just need to overclock her a tad.

    • it is already overclock-able. just download setCPU and turn up the max.

  • RealGame22

    Went ahead and did the ROM…..WoW!!! It is really good, might not go back to DroidMod yet. Thumbs Up

    • Nathan

      question?? how do you find the rom on your sd card when I go to install it It doesnt show up??? If you know let me in on the secrete!

      • RealGame22

        Mount your phone to the computer (don't unzip the file), and drag the file to the SD card. Put it at the end so it will not go into a folder. U might have put it into a folder check and see if you did that.

  • Nathan

    So i downloaded everything correctly waited for like 2 hours for the new rom to download, went to flash that worked perfect, then I go to grab the rom off sd and apply it and it aint there??? anyone else have this problem, please help??

    • tpags

      I have a question. I was looking at petes bugless beast and it says that future ota updates are disabled. Does that mean that if i install I will not receive the ota update even if i go back to stock?

      • Dan Johnson

        If you go back to 2.0.1 non-root, you can get OTA, Its just disabled while using the ROM.

    • EndiSky

      It sounds like you downloaded it from your phone, which means the file would be in your downloads folder, it needs to be in the root of the card

  • melvindelvillar

    thanks izzi182 for your sugestion and your respond.

    • MyCoffeePlease

      232 comments? This should attest the need for a forum.

  • Brendan

    Does anybody know if the neural network LWP will work with this ROM if so can you give me the link so i can download it.

  • Kevin

    I did everything said in the video and it installed the rom but when it went to reboot my phone keeps going to the motorola logo and then a black screen please help me

    • izzy182

      I had similar problem at first when I installed the ROM, I kept passing M sign, then “Droid” and got to the Red Eye and it would reboot itself. What I would suggest (since the same thing happened to me, some just pull battery, in this case didn't work for me) if you initially flashed the Clockwork Mod, then reboot to recovery, once you reboot into recovery, then it should say Clockwork Recovery, then you can manually swipe user data and cashe, but I would suggest a back up first before you swipe anything. When you're done with backing up all your data (maksure use Advance Backup and check all boxes), swip user data, then “Install From SD”, NOT BOOT, and it should take care of itself

      • Kevin

        what do i install from sd?

        • Kevin

          i tried installing the rom and it says copying files twice then it freezes and says deleting files and then install complete and then im back to the recovery menu

          • izzy182

            when you're in recovery menu does it say Clockworks Recovery?

        • izzy182

          install the CyanogenMod that u previously put in your sdcard

          • Kevin

            I have done that and it will act like it is downloading it says copying files twice then it says deleting files and then it does some other stuff and says install complete and im at the same menu on clockworks recovery

  • melvindelvillar

    Hey i purchase the setcpu app my question is what setting should the cpu governor be at i have the mhz at 800 and minimum at 250mhz,so what about the cpu governor it gives me three options.please advise i apreciate your response thanks.

    • izzy182

      I left mine on “On Demand”…also, you can set up other profiles to ensure your phone work properly in different states.

  • Nathan

    @IZZY182 and The boss Kellex you guys are the shiz nittttt!!! Thanks I'll let you know how my Rooting goes…I feel like I'm losing my virginity lol jk

  • gmasters018

    lost all of my contacts please help..i did do a backup but i don t know how to find it

    • izzy182

      did you try to go to your contacts, click on menu button and “Import from SD?”

    • kellex

      Your contacts are tied to your Google account. Once you login to your account on your phone which was step one, they should all automatically come back. Give it a minute to sync.

    • Endi

      menu, settings, accounts and sync, add your gmail account and MAKE SURE that you select sync contacts

      • gmasters018

        thanks everyone sorry i freaked out now one more question does anyone know how to get my apps back if thats possible?

        • izzy182

          this is my response to Nathan below:

          “there is a way to back up your apps using Astro File Manager (in the market), however, if you're just rooting your phone, it does not require a data swipe. On the other hand, if you have decided to go ahead and install the ROM, then no need to worry, once you log back into your google account, just search for your paid apps, and it'll label “Purchased”, and all you have to do is to download again.”

          However, if you have already swiped data, you can simply just go and re-download them, won't have to pay again for your Paid Apps.

        • Brendan

          if you purchased them go into downloads at the android market if they were free you will have to find them and download them all over again

  • Nathan

    I have a question…If I decided to root my droid tonight how do I save my paid apps from being wiped out?? I have been reading for several months on this root word and i'm ready to make the move lol but I need to make a back up but How??

    • kellex

      All of your paid apps are attached to your gmail account. They will be available to download again at no charge in the market.

    • izzy182

      there is a way to back up your apps using Astro File Manager (in the market), however, if you're just rooting your phone, it does not require a data swipe. On the other hand, if you have decided to go ahead and install the ROM, then no need to worry, once you log back into your google account, just search for your paid apps, and it'll label “Purchased”, and all you have to do is to download again.

    • Brendan

      if you root your phone using droidmod updater and then install droidmod 1.0 it will give you a nandroid backup so then install cyanogen ROM None of your paid apps will be wiped out in any of these processes

  • tj

    if you watch the video and do exactly as the video says it should work

    • allansm

      Followed the video exactly with the exception of selecting both wipe data and cache and make a back up from rom manager

  • tj

    did you mount your sd card

    • allansm

      Yes, checked it on Astro file manager and the file is in the root section of the sd card.

  • allansm

    It's Not Working for me. I rooted the phone. Downloaded the cyanogen file from this website. Dropped it into the SD card, it's in the root. Downloaded Rom Manager. I got to the part where you select the cyanogen in the Rom Manager, selected back up existing ROM and Wipe Data and Cache…. and …..nothing happened.

    I've turned off the phone. Pulled the battery. Deleted the file, downloaded it again and re-did the process by simply selecting wipe cache and data and nothing happens.

    =(

    • you may want to try the manual option which is rebooting into recovery. you can do it by using the second option in rom manager or the ole' hold x and power. once in clockwork recovery wipe data and cache and then just select install from sd card and navigate till you find the Koush ROM. it seems some people are having issues with rom manager doing all the work.

      • allansm

        The options include wide data/factory reset and wipe cache partition….which do i choose?

        • izzy182

          What I would suggest (since the same thing happened to me, some just pull battery, in this case didn't work for me) if you were able to flash the Clockwork Mod, then once you reboot into recovery, then it should say Clockwork Recovery, then you can manually swipe user data and cashe, but I would suggest a back up first before you swipe anything. When you're done with backing up all your data (maksure use Advance Backup and check all boxes), swip user data, then “Install From SD”, NOT BOOT, and it should take care of itself.

          • allansm

            i'd installed droidmod before. I'm now at stock. Do i still have to do a backup? I believe all the info is still on my sd card.

          • izzy182

            After you downloaded ROM Manager, did you Flash ClockworkMod Recovery? (BTW, you're right, if you're at stock, you really don't have to do a back-up as you have once done it before) what I would suggest is open ROM Manager, Flash ClockworkMod Recovery and go from there. Also, if you have rooted your phone, go to your menu and see if you have SU – SuperUser, which has an icon of a Ninja.

          • allansm

            Yep, wiped all cache manually, and data…. started from scratch… downloaded the file, the rom manager… flashed clockworkmod recovery….. and still the same thing. after i select cyanogen and choose wipe data and Cache nothing happens.

            I give up for now.

            Thanks for your help though!

          • allansm

            when i reboot into recovery it says android system recovery on the top, not clockwork recovery.

    • allansm

      I noticed Jae was having the same problem, but I don't know if he was ever able to resolve it.

  • tj

    i have no clue what happened now??? i just have my wallpaper and nothing else? anyone have this?nevermind i dunno what i didi but i fixed it?

    • izzy182

      what happened? If you're looking for Live Wallpaper, long press on home screen, then select Wallpaper…and Live Wallpaper will be there.

  • brandon

    Thanks guys this is an AWESOME ROM i love my phone more and more everyday, because of you guys.

  • tj

    this was about the easiest thing i have ever done b4 why is everyone having problems with it???

    • kellex

      As weird as this may sound, not everyone's Droid is built the same way. Seems dumb, but its the truth.

  • Brendan

    Kellex have you tried any of the ESE53 ROMS if so how do they compare to this ROM, do they run LWP smoother?

    • kellex

      I haven't tried those because they aren't that different from the ERE25 ROMs. To me, they all look about the same with that smoked glass look and have the same apps. Plus, those guys whip out new versions every other day and they seem to all be incredibly buggy. Someone should mention to them that quality is better than quantity. 🙂

      • Brendan

        Thank you yet again Kellex i am sure to stick with Cyanogen ROM until 2.1 update

    • I have tried them. the Koush ROM is much smoother. ESE53 ROMs lag when changing homescreens with LWP. Also just running LWP on ESE53 slows down the scrolling of the app drawer, even overclocked to 1.25ghz. If your LWP is not smooth i would suggest if you haven't already to download setCPU from the market and crank your processor up a little bit.

      • Brendan

        My LWPs are working great i was just wondering if the ones on the ESE53 roms were smoother i am currently at 1ghz

  • melvindelvillar

    can anyone please try to update roaming capability on the droid via *228 and when the recording pronts you to choose an option do you see a phone keypad????? i dont to choose option #2 on it i rooted and install the rom everything else works fine please check and let me know if you have the same problem with yours i will appreciated it.

    • Kais

      Like has been said in these comments multiple times, and on the forums of the ROM's creator, it's a known issue. Use the keyboard.

    • melvindelvillar

      ok it worked with slide out key board thank you so much for your respond.

  • Jae

    Hello,

    I'm stuck on the last step, after I select the Install ROM from SD Card and wipe data, it keeps going to the SPRecovery menu on reboot. I tried it maybe 6 times (using d-pad and touchscreen), but it always happens. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks!

    • Kais

      Have you copied the ROM to your SD card?

      • Jae

        Yes… I copied it from my computer to the root directory of the SD card. I can select the ROM just like in the video after selecting “Install ROM from SD card”

        • Jae

          I'm currently running DroidMod 164 (1.0), if that makes any difference…

        • Kais

          when prompted after selecting the ROM, did you choose Backup in addition to Wipe Data? The Backup prompt has been giving people errors and might duplicate what you are seeing. If you didn't select Backup, then i would suggest heading over to the forum of the ROM creator (cyanogen) and browsing the threads there to see if you can determine the problem.

        • Kais

          Hmm, did it flash to the Clockwork Recovery screen? Or do you still get SPRecovery when it tries to load the ROM? If it shows SPRecovery then you have missed an important step. SPRecovery won't load this particular image, you need to download and use “ROM Manager” from the marketplace. It will first flash over to Clockwork Recovery, which is specific to cyanogen ROMs. That will allow this to load.

          • kellex

            Hey, just wanted to say that I greatly appreciate all the help!

    • kellex

      Try a battery pull.

  • Izzy82

    BTW, Kellen, this is a totally awesome site, and trust me, I've already told all my Android friends about it. New to this stuff, but will contribute as much as possible

    • kellex

      Thanks! Greatly appreciate it!

  • izzy182

    I understand that the 2.1 should have came with Battery-saver ability, however, as I upgraded to the CyanogenMod, it ate up my battery really quick. I've downloaded Task Cleaner 2.0 (BTW, if anyone's looking to save extra battery life, that would be an awesome free app to have, did I mention you can set up based on interval?) which I've set at auto-kill every 5mins. I did have my phone at 800mhz with live wallpaper on. After I switched to regular wallpaper it preserved battery a bit. I've also saw an *.apk file at alldroid (thanks to the geniuses blogging there) for battery extension, but not sure if it'll work on this Mod. I will do further research and report back. For the time being, to have my live wallpaper running, and wanting to save battery, do I just lower my phone to 550mhz?

    • Kais

      Known issue related to the phone transmitter while the phone is in a sleep state.

  • melvindelvillar

    hey the *228 update your roaming capability dont show a key pad to choose #2 to update roaming please check it out is weird.this is for the cyanogenmod v5.0.4.2 for droid i rooted my today everything else works fine.

    • Kais

      Use the keypad. Known issue.

  • imagineli

    Can someone help? I just downloaded this ROM and it was my first time ever doing so, thanks for the video help Kellex made it real easy!, I have been having a problem with my droid with the screen going blank during calls and I cant wake it up at all I have to pull the battery before i downloaded the Rom and I hoped it would solve the problem but it didn’t, Verizon is no help as this is my second replacement phone in a week, each phone had a separate issue. I would like to try to fix the problem before I have them send me another phone and have to download everything all over again. any suggestions would be great

    • Izzy182

      What I would recommend is to downgrade your phone back to 2.0.1 using the link above, reroot your phone, and try again, this way, you're using all professional help (more professional than us anyway 😉 ) to avoid bricking your phone.

  • Rick

    Man this mod is nice, works the best so far. Who needs the 2.1 update after using this mod!

  • ndhulst

    ok i have a question, i know you need to put this zip into the root file on sd card, my problem is that my computer and droid wont talk to each other( believe me ive tried everything they just dont like each other i guess) ..lol so although i know its better to mount my phone, i cant. is there a way to move the file from downloads to root file from your phone in astro? i tried to select and move but it didnt work. any ideas? thanks 🙂

    • kellex

      Yeah. Long pres on the file, go to Edit then Move. Then go to your root directory, hit options, Edit, Paste.

      • ndhulst

        tried that it wouldnt let me paste it, but np i found another comp that let me mount my droid so were good, going to next step now 🙂 thanks for quick reply!

  • shannoncline

    Every time I run this rom I get an error while dumping boot image? Help!

    • kellex

      When installing, uncheck the box to “Backup Existing ROM”. This option is giving some people issues.

  • rjoudrey

    Is there a port (apk) of this Launcher2 home for 2.0.1 somewhere?

  • oregon

    Please help. I went back to stock and I'm trying to reinstall the rom. In clockworkmod recovery it says “preparing to install rom, backing up boot, error while dumping boot image, clockworkmod recovery v1.6.9” what do i do now?

    • Endi

      try a fresh download of the rom ON A COMPUTER, then mount your phones sd card (use a card reader if you have to) and then DELETE the first cyanogen rom, then re copy the NEW download of the rom to the sd and start over.

  • syntakk

    I just installed it, it's pretty nice. I think I still like ultimate Droid better though, cynogen is too slow, it sometimes lags a bit when changing screens or apps, especially when going back to the home screen from the browser.

  • vonbane

    Have an issue with installing Cyanogen 5.0.4.2, hope you can help;

    Installed ROM Manager on my Droid, and flashed Clockwork Recovery, no problem.

    When I tried to install Cyanogen, I got the following message:

    E:Can't symlink /system/xbin[
    E:Failure at line 50:
    symlink busybox SYSTEM:xbin/[
    Installation aborted.

    Now I'm unable to load any ROM. I can get back to the Clockwork Recovery main screen, but that hasn't done me much good. I've tried to mount the sd card and restore, but so far that hasn't worked either. I just get stuck on the “M” logo on powerup. Any help/suggestions would be great, either to get Cyanomod running, or back to stock. Anything that will get me up and running will be good at this point.

    • Endi

      Just need some clarification…
      you get stuck at the “M” logo only on normal booting
      and
      you can access the recovery screen just fine when booting and holding “x”
      ——- am I correct?

      • vonbane

        That is correct.

  • Dan Johnson

    The rom manager does'nt dwonload from the link or the market?

    • kellex

      You can't download in ROM manager. You have to download the ROM directly from the link I provided.

      • Dan Johnson

        Ok Thanks.

        • Dan Johnson

          Wait, I did download from the link, the ROM manager that is used is not available from the link or the Market to install the ROM from my root.

          • Dan Johnson

            Never mind, once I reinstalled droidMOD it let me download ROM manager. Awsome find, Works Great, No Lag at all on mine. Thanks!!!

  • Brandon

    Is there anywhere else to download Cyanogen cause the link isnt working for me for some reason?

    • kellex

      Their site is down for some reason. I'm uploading to MegaUpload now…

      • gmasters018

        kellex,
        I did everything u said to do but whenever the phone goes to reboot it says dumping error and i have to do a reboot any suggestions?

        • kellex

          Try skipping the backup portion and just do “wipe data”. If you have DroidMod already installed, you should already have a Nandroid backup. Might want to double check that though.

          • gmasters018

            Kellex,

            thanks for the speedy response, however i tried what you told me and when i click okay it does nothing. I have checked many times to make sure that i have nt skipped any steps. I don t know what to do…thanks again for the help

          • Brendan

            I would try deleting the cyanogen file using astro and just start the process over

        • John

          Kellex is right on, I had the same problem and did exactly what he just explained and it worked.

      • Brandon

        One more question, im clicking install ROM from sd card, but im not getting the box to pop up, instead i get META-INF/ recovery/ and system/, did I do something wrong?

        • kellex

          Dont unzip the file. Drop the actual ZIP file onto your sd card.

    • jeesung

      try again. the site is up now.

  • Sean_B

    i installed this rom yesterday and I already have droidmod on my phone and it was a flawless process. But one thing to remember is:

    STEP 4: Plaace Cyanogen file in the root of your SDcard.

    Process: Download STEP 3 on your computer and then hook your phone up to your computer. After mounting the SDcard, open up the file explorer on your computer and the location of where you downloaded and just drag-and-drop the zip file to your phone.

    **** DO NOT PLACE THE ZIP. FILE IN A FOLDER… JUST HAVE IT ON ITS OWN!!!*****

    once its there, then unmount and continue to step 5.

    this is a great ROM and its very smooth and fast. I also recommend if you already havent got it, download SETCPU from the market so you can overclock.

    If you are worried about overclocking…. dont worry about it. The app has a lil slider so you can adjust from 600mhz (stock) to 1.2 ghz (max). I have mine at a happy 800mhz and its more than enough to get super smooth transitions.

    Also! download tempMonitor from the market so you can see the battery temp on your phone. It has a failsafe profile so if your phone gets over a certain temperature, (140-150 f) the phone automatically underclocks to cool off. With SETCPU, TempMonitor and this kick ass Cyanogen ROM, you got one smooth phone.

    BTW…. im a total droid noob, my buddy Glen is a droid master and he showed me all of this good stuff. So if I can do all this stuff… anyone can

    • kellex

      Definitely appreciate everything you just said. That should answer juts about everyone's questions. 🙂

      • Sean_B

        haha no prob bro THANK YOU! I used to be a root-a-phobic but with the ease of installation with this ROM and the benefits that come from it makes be a believer. I am absolutly amazed at how much smoother my phone is. You truly produce some excellent work!

    • droidk

      Question on the SetCPU. I downloaded this when I started doing mods. I was initially able to set over double the max setting now which is 528MHz and the lowest is128MHz(it goes lower but warns of crashing). Before I did cyanogen it went up to over double this max. I had to re-download my apps cause I didin't read the post above about using astro to make a backup. I was wanting to overclock to the 800MHz like you suggested above. Any Idea why the SetCPU is limiting after the Cyanogen mod?

      • kellex

        Did you do “auto detect device” in SetCPU? Make sure you do that and it should be set to 1000Mhz.

        • droidk

          Did that. And I keep doing this, where I ask a question and figure it out. The autodetect keep putting my device at HTC..something. I know this sounds weird but I selected Mortodroid/???, then went in again and selected auto detect device. That worked and I set to 800MHz max. Now things are running smooth.

        • droidk

          Along this line does anyone use profiles in SetCPU? What do you set them at? Which ones do you enable? Or is there a vidoe/ thread/ site / forum I should consult?

        • Tjbugs1

          Mine is showing my max as 550 any ideas?

          • boostfreak

            mine is 550 also… hope it changes when i go to cyanogen rom

  • david

    Hey kellex i downloaded the file unzipped and added the unzipped folder but when i go into the rom manager it doesnt pop up the menu. instead it just goes into the folder. Do you know what im doing wrong . thx .

    • Kais

      don't unzip it, just drag the sip file to your sdcard

    • kellex

      Don't unzip! Just drop the zip file in!

  • Brendan

    can you put metamorph themes on top of this ROM?

    • kellex

      that's a good question. anyone?

    • You can theme but depending on the theme you choose not everything will be themed.Its similiar to what happened when people used 2.0.1 themes for 2.1. There are a few CyanogenMod themes for the Droid out there on the forums. Your best bet is to backup and use trial and error.

      • Brendan

        Thanks Bernard very helpful

    • I wanted this ROM specifically for the NexTheme (now called xTheme… dev drama….) I have installed MM and had to mount the SD and manually unpack the theme. But it worked flawlessly other than that. Beautiful theme, highly recommended. http://www.nexus-nation.com/nexus-nation-forum?…

      • Brendan

        Thanks for the help D. Ant

  • Oregon

    Got it installed, thanks for the tutorial and help. One (major) problem I'm having is the power button will not work to turn the display off when the phone is unlocked. I'm having to wait for the screen to dim and turn itself off. Tried rebooting and battery pull, but neither worked. Please help?

    • gmasters018

      did u just use ur phone browser and hit the link for the dl for the mod..or did you have to dl to your comp?

      • kellex

        Best to download to comp and then transfer over.

      • Oregon

        downloaded via phone browser. how should i fix?

        • Endi

          re download on your comp

    • Endi

      I would suggest just starting over, go back to stock, then flash again.

  • gmasters018

    the link for the rom is not showing up as the one in the video i install straight from the website and no luck can anyone help?

    • kellex

      Cyanogen site is having issues today. Maybe we crashed it with our massive traffic hah.

  • I have found one tiny issue. If you go to settings/sd card & phone storage, i believe its giving me a false reading of internal phone storage. can anybody else check with this? lol its great when thats the only thing I can find wrong on this rom

    • kellex

      Mine says 210MB left.

      • i know before there was only around 47mb left and now says 158mb so i guess ill just have to keep track of my space.

  • Ace Z.

    WoW I just came back from Foxwoods to some great news I just installed this and it's great. Thanks Kellex!

  • Mathew

    Awesome ROM!! really slick and the video really helped, I had a slight hickup when it wouldn't boot to wipe data and cache.. I solved this by mounting the Droid then adding cyanogen mod again to the root of my phone deleting the existing one which I assumed was the problem.. Sure enough went back to ROM Manager and when it booted I was happy to see the installation. Maybe I didn't disconnect the phone properly on my computer, I sometimes forget to unmount from my computer..

    • Endi

      I have that problem alot actually
      “this damn thing isn't working like its supposed to,,, grrrr,,, oh wait, I should unplug the phone!!!”

  • poop

    dm sux

  • SinCitySRT4

    so today i couldnt resist trying the Cyanogen rom since ive been hearing great things about it. all went well which is great. this was my first time rooting and installing a custom rom and i just wanted to say i couldnt have done it with out this site. thank kellex and everyone with the helpful comments. you guys made the process so quick and easy with your instructions and thats why this site is amazing. thank you all again!

  • Cody

    If you guys don't want to lose your text messages you can back them up prior to installing the Cyanogen ROM.
    – Download SMS Backup & Restore from market
    – Press “backup SMS Messages” (rename if you like)
    – After installing the new ROM, download SMS Backup & Restore again.
    – Click Restore

    You can also backup your existing apps using ASTRO File Manager
    – Download and install from market
    – Press option button on phone
    – Select “Tools”
    – Select “Application Manager/Backup”
    – Press the check box by each app you want to save, or the check box at the top will select all
    – Press backup
    – After install of ROM, install ASTRO and follow the same process except select “Backed Up Apps” tab on the top to restore.

    Notes:
    – Your phone may ask you to allow third party app installation after a fresh ROM install.
    – If you select multiple items to install at the same time, after you install the first app, press back on your phone and the next app installer will be waiting to run.

    For anyone that has used ASTO to backup/restore their apps like this – will applications restored using this method receive updates? When I go to the market and view my downloads, only the apps that I downloaded show up.

    • siggyzzz

      You can then use Atrackdog to check for updates. Once there is an update and you install it you can then follow this application in the Market.

  • donnnnie

    I installed ROM manager, flashed clockworkmod recovery and did a back up of my current rom. I then installed cyanogen and I really didn't like it. The new launcher didn't work well and the phone seemed as though it was constantly syncing or something, LED notification light wasn't working, transdroid was having heavy issues communicating (and I know how to work that app), overall I don't like it. Here's my problem, I went back into rom manager and chose restore backup. It went through the whole process and notified that everything was successful. I chose reboot phone and now I can't get past the almighty “M”. Anyone have any ideas what to do? If I do a complete wipe/factory whatever will that erase my all of my contacts/phone numbers?

    • Endi

      Don't worry about your contacts, those are in “the cloud” with google and will automatically sync back up when you are up and running again.

    • Had no problems with my Transdroid setup or connection.

    • Meezfosheez

      I also lost my LED, it wont work and thats my only big problem with this rom. Anyone else have this issue or know how to fix it. I went back to stock and reinstalled cyanogen mod twice and it still wont work.

      • amosk

        Settings>Sounds and Display> Check Pulse Notification Light, Check Pulse with Screen On

        Found that on a cyanogen forum. Even though it's under the trackball settings, I tested it out and it worked fine for me. Glad to have the LED lights back.

  • gwilson93

    dose the rom delete all of your apps? to get them back do you do a restore from the backup it did or does that take it back to stock? will you still receive the 2.1 update when it is released?

    • kellex

      It does delete all apps but you can redownload them through the market.. And no it likely wont receive 2.1 update.

      • gwilson93

        thanks, when it is released how can we install it if we wanted to? would we have to go back to stock then check for the update?

        • kellex

          That is correct.

  • Meg

    Will this work on the ERIS?

    • kellex

      I do not think so. Plus I'm not sure the Eris has been rooted.

    • Endi

      No this will not work with the eris, but if you would like to run 2.1 on your phone (With Navigation!) follow these steps…
      http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/htc-droid-er

  • dannydarko

    This is by far one seriously polished Rom. Once again my friend you come through with the goods.If ya'll don't know K.B is the D>K(DroidKing)!LIVE IT, LOVE IT ,DROID-LIFE.COM!!!!!!!!

  • Rick

    The download link to the ROM Manager seems to be broken!

    • StingRay

      You can go straight to the Android Market and search for ROM Manager and download from there…that's what I did earlier…Good luck!

      • Dan johnson

        Its not there when you search either?

        • It looks like the Cyanogen site is down right now. I think the files are hosted from there.

    • kellex

      Yes it doesnt work. You have to download from the link I provided.

  • teejaytm

    ok so I downloaded it from my computer and it doesnt show up as a zip and it definitely doesnt show up on my phone like it does in the video. I am lost. Help?

    • kellex

      Sorry if this seems like an obvious question, but did you download onto your computer and then drop in the root or main folder of your phone?

      • teejaytm

        hahaha Its completely ok even if it was an obvious question. I an completely retarded compared to you guys when it comes to the phone lol. I figured it out. I put it in the wrong folder and had to find it because Im an idiot. Thanks again for all your help. The videos are the only reason I ever accomplish stuff like this haha

        • kellex

          Heh nice. Glad that it worked out. 🙂

  • daraco

    anyone else having a problem with setting a mp3 file as an alarm, no option pops up

    • Brandon

      Download ringdroid, it will allow you to make ringtones, notification tones and alarm tones

    • daraco

      light weight fix, when you use the music app to set a song as a ringtone it will show up under alarm ringtones also. i can see that list getting very long. wished this mod allowed the selection of the music app when choosing an alarm sound

  • DBN

    Tried it and went back to droidmod. I liked the look and feel of the Cyanogen Rom, but it was not recognizing my ringtones, some of my music, and pictures.

  • Jael Fernandez

    Kellex this is an awesome ROM!! never really been into changing things on my phone but since i found your website i have learned to love my droid a lot more, even my wife is happy that i wont be buying a new phone until they come out with droid2!! thanx for all your videos and keep up the great work! Also how would i be able to donate a lil something to you for all the hard work you put in?

    • kellex

      I appreciate the kind words. Don't worry about donating, just keep coming back and telling your friends about this site and I'll be good. 🙂

    • gonzo319

      I agree with Jael Kellex just installed this ROM and it's hella tight. (nice) clean. Got a scare for a moment because I opted to backup and wipe cache it went to do it things and stopped. So I took the battery off did the steps over again and followed the way you did it and it worked. Human error not because of your instructions. Any I'll continue to play around with this ROM and see how it goes, it's been only a couple of seconds and I already love it. thanks again.

  • StingRay

    Need a little help…. like some others I chose to backup existing ROM & wipe data & cache rather than just the wipe like in the video….now I am stuck on the ClockworkMod Recovery screen….I can move between various choices starting with reboot system now, but if I click on the camera button nothing happens…cannot get out of this screen! Sounds like others have been in this same position, but cannot determine solution…

    Help would be appreciated…tia…

    • StingRay

      Okay did batt pulll and will try again…should have read the full thread here….

      • avalanche32

        always use the dpad instead of vol buttons and camera button, if this helps here is the cyanogen site,
        http://forum.cyanogenmod.com/index.php?/topic/5… this is where the rom is coming from

        • kellex

          Just wanted to say that I greatly appreciate all the help you are providing!

          • Endi

            We cant have you answering all of these questions yourself, right? Its funny how a friggin phone can create an actual community! As I previously mentioned, most of the droid info that I have learned has been from this site, so its time to answer the questions that I know, as alot of people here seem to do.

          • StingRay

            Thanks for the help…..this has turned into a fantastic site! The video demos are the best! Did the batt pull and was able to work my way back thru and decided not to do the backup at that stage. Up and running great this morning!

            One issue I have discovered is that the Corporate Calendar doesn't seem to be included on this ROM….will cause me some major issues if I cannot see my exchange calendar (work)…could always go back to Touchdown, but prefer the look of the stock email & calendar apps…Any suggestions?

          • radioactive2008

            Yeah, i am missing the Calender app too. One work around is to have the google calendar sync in stalled in your PC. which will work. But unfortunately, I am in office 2010 and google calendar sync doesnt work for me. Any one can try that out if it is fine..

    • Brendan

      just batt pull and start over the same thing happened to me and it worked flawlessly

  • Mike

    i know this is a noob question, buy exactly why do i have to wipe the data? should i use Titanium to back up my apps? what about my contacts and settings? thanks, Mike

  • teejaytm

    Ok, one more thing(for now at least). Is it easier to download it straight from the phone or on the computer then dump it in to the phones sd card?

    • avalanche32

      download to computer then transfer it to your phones sdcard never download to phone directly always from the computer to the phone

      • Endi

        agreed, downloading it to your computer is good for 2 reasons
        1. its faster
        2. you can have a nice big folder with a bunch of roms in it so you can change your mind constantly!
        *keeping track of the roms on the phone is kinda a pain, I use folders on my computer w/ screenshots(for themed roms)*

  • avalanche32

    Hey guys believe Kellex when he says this is an amazing rom once you try it you won't wanna go back to anything else, and there are two ways to get this rom the first is the exact way Kellex showed you and the other the way i chose for now allows you to do it using sprecovery and save plus bring back your apps without the market, here is the site, http://alldroid.org/threads/16194-Midas-Touch!-… go to this one and you will be able to get the same rom using sprecovery plus this one has a beautiful gold and black theme so anyone that wants this but doesn't want to flash another recovery use this one it is the exact same rom just been ported to sprecovery. Guys try this rom out you will have some awesome features like 180 degree orientation meaning you can turn the phone upside down and use it like you would normally, it doesn't matter which way you turn the phone it will adjust to the way you are holding it well good luck and enjoy you won't regret it either way you chose to flash this rom it is the best out for droid right now.

  • crowell392

    how do i get the cyanogen download into the root i have it in astro but when i go to the ROM manager its not in the list

    • kellex

      The root folder is the main folder on your sdcard. Meaning, the file would not be in any file whatsoever.

      • crowell392

        so do do i install the new ROM im kinda lost

  • teejaytm

    So if I have droidmod 1.0 do I go back to stock before I do this? Or can I leave it? I really want to get this ROM. It looks AMAZING but , like cee_em_jay said, I don't want to be that guy.

    • l_sloan

      Your good, you have root so you can skip that step.

      While I would never say that you can't mess up anything, but if you look through all of the comments on droid life that deal with flashing roms you wont see any “HELP ME PLEASE MY PHONE IS DAMAGED BEYOND REPAIR!!!!” There is a great community here and someone will help you get back up and running if something goes wrong.

    • John

      i Just did it a couple of minutes ago coming from droidmod 1.0 and it worked like a charm!

    • kellex

      You can go from Droidmod 1.0 to Cyanogen.

  • cee_em_jay

    This looks amazing…thing is, i know my way around but I have a (somewhat justified) completely irrational fear that I will be THAT GUY who bricks his phone. I work for Verizon but employee lines can't carry insurance….

    This goes back to rooting in general I guess, but, this is really motivation to actually DO it…my question is if I follow all the step by step, do I still have anything to worry about? Things happen.

    As always, awesome site, can't check in enough…just need some fears alleviated if possible.

    Not wanting to be That Guy.

    • Endi

      Ex-VZ employee here, don't stress about bricking, with a back up created, you can just restore it to where you started. As long as you can get to the “M” boot screen you are still good. With no insurance, just stay away from the overclocking and you should be good.

      What I would suggest doing for anyone that is a little uncomfortable with rooting is do what I did first.
      Follow Kellex's guide to root w/ DM Updater http://www.droid-life.com/2010/02/26/video-root

      Play with that for a day, then follow this guide. Prior to following this site rooting scared the crap out of me, now I have changed every aspect of my phone, both my roomates phones, and a few ex-customers phones!

      Thanks to droid-life for making me the modder I am today!

      • kellex

        And thank you for answering that series of questions! Really appreciate that.

    • kellex

      Things can happen. Just remember that as long as you can get to the Motorola logo, you can be saved. This phone is pretty hard to brick, but yes it's risky.

  • l_sloan

    Really great ROM. I think I am going to stick with this one!

    Thank goodness this does not include Smoked Glass. So tired of seeing screens with smoked glass,a wallpaper with a girl showing side/under boob, ugly mustard colored icons, and a terrible font. Why turn your android OS into something that looks like Windows 98? /rant

    • kellex

      I hear that. Down with smoked glass!

  • droidk

    Okay,
    Had some snags but figured it out…not really sure how but did. So far no bricked phone and really enjoying this cyanogen mod. Not that I played with Ultimatedroid5 much. I only had it on my phone for a few hours today. I am sticking with this cyanogen for a while. Thanks alot Kellex for your vidz cause couldn't have done with out them.

  • Stretch

    Very nice ROM indeed. The scrolling on the 3D launcher could be smoother — and it needs “fling” capability — but hey, at least it's working! As for “Live Wallpapers” — yeah they look cool but they cook my battery (not that that's any fault of the ROM)! With normal wallpapers my battery rarely gets above 40 C but with Live Wallpapers it started approaching 50 C — not good! Of course that's with SetCPU overclocking to 1000mhz. I suspect the Live Wallpapers are pretty CPU intensive.

  • Glen

    oh yeah and do I need to unzip this file or just download, drag and drop on root of sd card?

    • Endi

      No need to extract it, just copy the zip file to the root of your SD

    • kellex

      Drop in SDcard thats it.

  • John

    when i went into clock work mod recovery in gave me 9 options reboot system now, apply sdcard:update.zip, wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition, install zip from sdcard, backup, restore, mount/sdcard,and mount USB storage, which one do i choose!!! please help

    • Endi

      when you are in the app “rom manager” make sure that you are selecting “install rom from sd card” not “reboot into recovery”

      • John

        thanks dude i appreciate it, i must have accidentally chosen that one

  • Glen

    hey I saw this has usb tether but I want wireless tether as I use it daily. Is that available as an option and if not, where can I get it if I flash this ROM? thanks

  • willmiller82

    Is any one else having problems with google voice after installing this ROM. Im getting an error that says my network carrier does not support automatic voicemail configuration. Not really sure why it wont work…

  • droidk

    Okay so after all I did this afternoon to get up an running Ultimatedroid5, Now I want this cyanogen mod. I really should not be doing these things. They are working out. But I really don't understand alot of what I am doing. I am really not sure how to get back to Either Droidmod or Ultimatedroid5 if I don't like cyanogen. Do I have to keep losing all my setting and apps every time? I have a back-up for my contact which is most important but I lose my apps, at least with Ultimatedroid5 I did, not with Droidmod. I went and re-downloaded most of my apps, but the free apps where missing from the downloaded tab in the market. I am probably not doing the whole Sp recovery thing right.

  • gwilson93

    will you still receive the 2.1 update?

  • stefan_lewinger

    I have a problemI go thorugh all the steps and once i get to the Cynogen installation screen it says “error while dumping image.”

    What am i doing wrong?

    Currently I have DM Mod 1.0

    • droidk

      I have no Idea what I am doing but this is how it worked for me, but I don't know why. I got this the first time too. I rebooted to droidmod. I went in an deleted the Cyanogen file using mounted droid to computer. then advanced task killer and shut off phone. Then battery pull. Turned back on. Task killer. downloaded cyanogen file again. Started process again and only did the wipe, did not select both options. That might bite me in the but later. Every thing went smooth this time, up and running. But hey I have no Idea what the heck I am doing here, just fumbling along.

    • John

      I too had the same problem so I redid it and it worked somehow

    • Brendan

      Here are the steps i did, 1st battery pull, 2nd it reboots into droid mod, 3rd go into rom manager and download rom from sd card and, and 4th since you already have a nandroid backup when you installed Droidmod you dont need to make another backup so dont select that option then the ROM should install

  • This is aaaawweessomme

  • Paden88

    I'm currently using droidmod1.0, do i have to uninstall it and then follow the video steps or can i start from droidmod1.0? Thanks!

  • louduva

    i just tryed to put this on its stuck in the clockwork mod recovery screen in the beginning saying error while dumping boot image

    • Brendan

      had the same exact problem i just pulled battery and retried it and it worked.

    • had the same problem did it twice im not gunna try it again dont no whats wrong

  • gwilson93

    does it back up the data on my phone so i wount lose my apps and stuff?

  • RealGame22

    Kellex?

    If i go recover my DroidMod (from cyanogen to DM). Will i have to reflash sprecovery? And, will everything go back the same on DM?

    • kellex

      I haven't gone back to droidmod, just back to stock. So I'm not totally sure what will happen. You would have to reinstall sprecovery and you should be able to do it. No guarantees though sorry. Wish I knew for sure. 🙁

    • Exodus615

      Yo real you aint liking this one neither are you? i dont im currently waiting on DroidMod to come out with another rom it think its DroidMod 2.1 ill use this til the new DroidMod comes out for some reason im not all that comfortable with this one my screen keeps blacking out and only showing the home symbol and the gallery takes forever to load plus i miss my balls on the bottom

      • RealGame22

        I haven't installed it yet.lol. Just trying to get sum facts in, lease u gave me heads up before I did it. I might still give it a try.

        • avalanche32

          hey realgame22 try this way you will be able to use sprecovery to flash the same exact rom but the one i am telling you about will be themed in black and gold its called the DARK DROID 24K THEME it was applied to this rom kellex shows in the video and this way will save you from having to flash a whole new recovery go to this site http://alldroid.org/threads/16194-Midas-Touch!-… it has a full and detailed way to install but it just like flashing any other rom and believe me it beats the hell out of droidmod and looks better too

          • RealGame22

            Checked it out. It looks pretty good.

    • If you reflash sprecovery using dmupdater(or manually) you will be able to restore your droidmod backup and be back where you were.

      • RealGame22

        Ok!! Cause, DroidMod is a good ROM. Thanks Bernard

  • mandroid2010

    I'm already rooted and running 0.99 recovery can i leave that on there and load this recovery on top of the other or do i have to go back stock re root etc etc ?

    • kellex

      You are good. It will install right over SP recovery.

  • 24 hours in and this is by far the best ROM i have ever used. The great thing about it is it comes stock with an 1ghz kernel, so all you need is setCPU to get it running that fast. Its very smooth and even with the few very minor bugs i've found it is the ROM to beat. Picking the number of home screens is nice and long pressing the launcher tab brings up a thumbnail of all your home screens. Love this product.

    • kellex

      Completely agree with everything you just said. The ROM the beat for sure.

  • John

    So if i already have droidmod 1.0 i dont need to make a backup?

    • You always need a backup but when you've changed ROMs so many times you already have lots of backups saved. You really only need one good backup to restore in case of an emergency. I currently have 5 nandroid backups saved so to make another backup is a little redundant, unless you really love your current setup.

  • foamman

    Um…How long did your Droid stay in a boot loop? F*ck…New I should have stuck with DroidMod

    • DannoFoo

      jump back into recovery and clear data/cash. then reboot. some reason when i checked the box in Rom Manager it didn't do this step. i had to do it manually. did you also check the box to back up? i think that may be causing the issue…

      • Kevin

        I am having the same problem are you sure i can wipe the data it says it cant be done i wiped the cach and rebooted but it still stays in the loop

        • DannoFoo

          Try to re-flash the rom in the recovery. search for it on your sdcard. after that clear data/cash. then reboot. anyone disagree?

          • Kevin

            what am i looking for to reflash it?

  • syntakk

    Sweet, I was just looking for a new ROM to flash! In fact I was just coming back here to grab the new Ultimate Droid and BB roms. Can't wait to install this!

  • Brendan

    how do you get back to stock?

    • kellex
      • Exodus615

        Need help!!!! this Rom messed up my Droid i want it off but i cant get it off now my Droid only goes to the clockworkMOd Recovery screen its green and black like the root screen im trying to get back to DroidMod and when i press my gold button nothing happens but its letting me scroll thru my options but it not letting me choose anything plz help!!!!!!!! to hell with this new Rom stick with DroidMod or stock plz help me!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Exodus615

          ok so i when i on crazy rampage pressing all the buttons i pressed enter and it rebooted my Droid now im using DMUpdater to go back to stock once you arent rooted anymore this ROM will be gone right?

          • Endi

            Keep in mind that sometimes you need to use your big 'ol gold button on the actual keyboard in recovery, I have had certain times when the camera button just didn't feel like being an “enter” button.

          • avalanche32

            if you would like to try this rom without leaving sprecovery go here this way will allow you to get it with sprecovery here is the site http://alldroid.org/threads/16194-Midas-Touch!-… this way is alot less stressful. and you can use dkupdater to get back to droidmod or stock

  • Right on time. Need to do this to get the NexTheme. Absolutely beautiful.