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While just about any content on this web site can be improved via direct edits (and we do encourage you to learn to fix things yourself), we understand that not everyone is comfortable editing a wiki. So, if you've identified content that needs to be altered (e.g. bad installation instructions, broken links, incorrect build procedure), report it here. To do so, press the edit button in the tab above. Don't worry-- editing this wiki page is reasonably safe and unlikely to break any other part of the site.

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Bad examples:

I couldn't get my Nexus 7 build working!
Build has broken wifi.

Good examples:

Grouper_Info: The kernel source code is actually located at, not
--Fattire (talk) 07:38, 8 December 2012 (UTC)
Install_CM_for_fireball: The button combination to enter the bootloader is Volume Down + Power, not Mash all buttons rapidly.
--Matt Mower (talk) 16:31, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Known issues

The following issues have already been reported to the wiki webmaster:

  1. If not logged in, the language often changes when navigating pages. If you are logged in to an account, your language preference is remembered.
  2. You cannot create an account with a launchpad OpenID

Report wiki issues below


Put new issues at the top! Add your name and a date by appending --~~~~ to the end of your report.

On this page: [[1]] the links to g2_security ([2]) and recovery image ([3]) are dead (404 error) --OpenIDUser551 (talk) 07:57, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Install_CM_for_targa: the razr's edge exploit does not work.

--Gnuru (talk) 03:03, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Build_for_dream_sapphire: no folder ~/android/system/vendor/cm and no command get-prebuilts found. (this problem was reported by user Zxd, who mistakenly created a new page instead of posting here)

^^ Comment by mdmower: right, these folders didn't exist for froyo. We need a modified set of build instructions for pre-jellybean devices. --Matt Mower (talk) 23:13, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

There are many devices available at that do not have a wiki page. Please add (see this page at the bottom to see how) these devices to the wiki:

  • cdma_droid2we
  • d800
  • e610
  • e980
  • expressatt
  • harmony
  • hayabusa
  • i925
  • jordan_plus
  • ls980
  • p5wifi
  • p720
  • r950
  • s5670
  • togari_gpe (new)
  • v500
  • vs980

--Flo Edelmann (talk) 15:41, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

EDIT: To clarify, maybe these wiki pages do exist but they don't show up in the Device list. So feel free to edit the Template:Devices_ALL to complete the device filter. --Flo Edelmann (talk) 06:43, 8 February 2014 (UTC)


  1. Does not cover the differences/issues when the device is running Android 4.0 vs. Android 4.2.
  2. Using V8, there is no option on the bootloader screen to go to fastboot mode. Instead, on 4.2, the device is already in fastboot mode when it gets to the bootloader screen.

--Jonathan Schuster (talk) 01:24, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

SGH T999V Wind Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3: CWM CM 10.2

The automatic installer and any d2tmo roms fail. This is because the device fails the Bootloader and device match check. Users looking to complete the Cyanogenmod Install should download the release they desire and:

  1. Unzip the download. Navigate to [Download_name]/META-INF/com/google/android
  2. Change the updater-script file to be a .txt file, and open it in a text editor
  3. Remove any lines that begin with assert at the top of the file. This is usually only one or two lines of code. A line of code is ended by a semicolon.
  4. Re-zip the package. Put the new package on the phone's internal memory. Install from sdcard as normal.

Recommending changes to the script if automatic device discovery is going to be a feature. Or including the Canadian models.

--OpenIDUser480 (talk) 03:39, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Galaxysmtd_Info: Some users (eg. Australian Telstra branded I9000T users) require flashing a 850mhz 3G radio to receive service. The JP9 listed on the info page is (I believe) compatible and could be labelled as such, the UGKG3 radio (used in the captivatemtd) is the latest 850mhz and would be nice if it was listed for download also.

Install_CM_for_galaxysmtd: A short sentence mentioning that flashing a 850mhz radio/modem may be necessary in some regions for the T or M variants in the instructions might save some confusion for those affected also.

I9100_Info: there are several radios for downloading, but it lacks information on:

  1. whether I should choose only one file or all;
  2. what criteria to use for choosing;
  3. whether I should install the radio using heimdall or recoverymod
  4. the hypothesis when I should mind about updating the radio.

--UtilizadorOpenID17 (talk) 12:47, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Cannot submit Italian translation for About page (About/30/it). This is what I would like to put (inside the "nowiki" tag)

Ci sono tantissimi (e quando diciamo tantissimi intendiamo veramente tantissimi, milioni) di utenti di CyanogenMod. Controlla le [ statistiche in tempo reale] che mostra gli utenti che hanno deciso di segnalare il proprio uso di CyanogenMod.

--Davideddu (talk) 22:46, 6 December 2013 (UTC) 22:46, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Cannot submit Italian translation for About page (About/21/it). This is what I would like to put (inside the "nowiki" tag)

All'incirca una o due volte all'anno viene sviluppata internamente la versione "vanilla" del [ sistema operativo Android] (noto come AOSP, o Android Open Source Project, progetto open-source Android), e viene rilasciata al pubblico da [ Google]. Loro forniscono il [ codice sorgente] per tutti quelli che lo vogliono [ scaricare]. La comunità di CyanogenMod, formata da volontari non pagati e da entusiasti provenienti da tutte le parti del mondo, prende questo nuovissimo codice di Android e lo "porta" in decine di nuovi e vecchi ("legacy") dispositivi. Nel mentre, altri sviluppatori CyanogenMod iniziano ad aggiungere caratteristiche, ad aggiustare problemi e migliorare cose che Google non aveva migliorato. La comunità di CyanogenMod a un'intera infrastruttura per tutte le persone che vogliono compilare e provare versioni sperimentali, segnalare bug e contribuire al codice sorgente.

--Davideddu (talk) 22:25, 6 December 2013 (UTC)


  1. after the "Setting up uNooter" section, the instructions go from "gaining root access" to "installing a recovery image". the cm-10 zip is not mentioned.
  2. the "uNooter" and "NooterFiles" partitions on my 16gb sd card were 41.1 and 82.3 mb respectively, so the 165.2 mb cm-10 zip (which i'm assuming would be needed to be included on the sd card) would not have fit.

--User:latetodinner (talk) Tue Nov 12 03:48:30 UTC 2013

Install_CM_for_acclaim: I currently have the most recent stable release of CM 10.1 installed on my nook tablet, made several attempts to install different 10.2.x nightlies and snapshot, but no success. CWM error states there is a problem with the zip and halts the process. Error number given is zero. Is there any change to the installation procedure? Just curious. if I'm doing something wrong, it worked on 10.1, so I'm guessing either the files are corrupted or the procedure has changed.

--User:Prisoner06 10:25, 08 November 2013

Huashan_Info: No downloads are available at [4]

--User:wilko van der veen (talk) 12:03, 03 November 2013 (UTC)

Install_CM_for_p1 has an incomplete instruction: " need now to manually reboot the phone into ClockworkMod Recovery mode by holding . " Holding what?

--Yunosh (talk) 09:55, 19 September 2013 (UTC)


I try to translate in french some pages of this wiki. When I try to save my translation on some message, I have an error.

For example : Translations:About/30/fr

It seams the problem appears when there is an external http link in the translation message (but I'm not sure).

I don't know what to do to fix it.

Any idea / help ?

--OpenIDUser294 --OpenIDUser294 (talk) 13:07, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Install_CM_for_jfltetmo: it does not seem necessary to hold HOME when holding the volume buttons for download/recovery modes.

--Grey Hodge (talk) 18:43, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Install_CM_for_hercules: instructions are vague and sometimes wrong. "Important Note" states to use Odin, then the entire doc refers to Heimdall, not Odin. "Installing Custom Recovery" item 3 does not work as described.

--Monsto (talk) 20:19, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

Install_CM_for_skyrocket: it would be helpful to include links to info for installing GApps and updating the radio, if necessary. My radio didn't work right until I updated it to UCMC1, since I flashed to CM 10.1 from ICS.

--Silentquasar (talk) 19:43, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

Install_CM_for_acclaim: The instructions for installing CM from stock are non existent. It only describes installing from recovery.

--Charlie Kochenash (talk) 21:26, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

On the template based install instructions pages:

  1. All the parts about "some devices" should be controllable from device template settings (existing or new ones). For instance the initial note about devices without removable SD cards should depend on which of the storage sizes are blank for the device.
  2. The instructions on how to copy the .zip files to the device should use a (new?) property to decide if adb push or drive mount over USB is the way to go. For most devices, just using the Android web browser to download directly to sdcard is also an option.
  3. Instructions to obtain adb should only be shown if needed by the other instructions (including mention in template-supplied text).

--Jd6119059 (talk) 11:06, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

I can't save translations of main page into Japanese. It fails.

--173210 (talk) 07:47, 22 June 2013 (UTC)


  1. I was unable to get into recovery mode until I rooted the phone with pda.tar.
  2. I was unable to connect with Heimdall from my Windows 7 64 bit machine. Samsung USB Composite Device was not shown in zadig. I ran zadig in XP mode (service pack 3) and was able to update the drivers and connect.

--Ennuienthusiast (talk) 00:16, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

On all device info pages where the user picks a download category (nightly, milestone, RC, or stable), would it be possible to show exactly what version of Android is represented by each?

--Anglebracket (talk) 20:23, 7 June 2013 (UTC)

Install_CM_for_solana: on "Gaining Root with Motofail" Procedure for Windows, step 8: The exploit script on CMD (the run.bat) did not work. I was not able to create the "bug report vibration" demanded by the script at the end of the procedure. I only got the "Silent Mode, Plane Mode, Suspend and Power off" screen vibration and the exploit failed.

EDIT: I just succeeded at rooting. I had to download another "" from: , and run it from a Windows 7 32bit (instead of the 64bit previous) computer. It worked on the third attempt. I did not need to touch the phone, all steps were automated!

--KMur (talk) 02:11, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Install CM for otter: The instructions for placing the zip file onto the device didn't work for me. "adb push" fails with "Permission denied". So I loaded the zip file using the standard USB drive interface. I put the zip file to the "kindleupdates" directory, but it could be any directory, including the root. I was able to flash it successfully. It turns out the drive seen by the host computer corresponds to the /sdcard directory as seen by the device in the recovery mode.

--Pavel Roskin (talk) 21:20, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Install_CM_for_satsuma: There is a note that the kernel will not update on 2011 models and that fastboot must be used to flash instead. A guide for flashing with fastboot would be much appreciated.

--Mortenf (talk) 15:27, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Install_CM_for_targa: the Razr's edge exploit doesn't work for JB. Had to use:

--Jeremy West (not sure how to sign)

Install_CM_for_p1c: it would be helpful to say that the recovery mode for this particular model is to "Simultaneously Hold Home Button, Volume Up, & the Power button, continue to hold all three until the screen flashes "Samsung", then release all buttons."

--AndyCool22, May 4 2013

Install_CM_for_coconut: entering fastboot mode, Windows fails to install driver for "S1Boot Fastboot", causing the fastboot utility to keep waiting for device. In order to fix this, you need to follow the instructions on the linked Sony page to download an inf file and replace the one shipped with SDK, then use that file as source for driver installation.

--RenatoSilva (talk) 23:20, 1 May 2013 (UTC)


  1. After installing the novacom package and booting the TouchPad in USB mode I did not get the novacom (boootie) driver until after I rebooted my PC.
  2. When running the novacom command it simply hangs if you are not running it as administrator. Start the command shell using the "Run as Administrator" option if you do normally run as administrator.

--Wade Satterfield 23:00, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

Install_CM_for_crespo In the description on how to install the chosen image, the path to copy the file to needs to be changed from /sdcard to /storage/sdcard0/ (at least for my device it had to be changed).

--BadBen (talk) 21:46, 7 April 2014 (UTC)