[Official] CyanogenMod 7 for Samsung Galaxy Ace [Nightly Apr 6]

So finally, its official! See, what did we tell you! Keeping faith & having patience finally paid up, huh!
The Cyanogenmod 7.2 Official is finally making its way to Samsung Galaxy Ace. A nightly was released on Mar 12 and a final stable version might not be much far away.
Latest nightly of Apr 6 attached.

There might be some bugs, so inexperienced users and those who would like a finished product might want to keep away.
So without further ado.. Here we go:
Download Links:

  1. If you aren’t already on Gingerbread (2.3.x), do so.
  2. Install CWM Recovery 5. (CWM 4 might work)
  3. While in CWM Recovery, do the following:
    • Wipe data/factory reset
    • Wipe cache partition
    • Wipe dalvik cache
  4. In CWM Recovery, choose
    Install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard > update-cm-7-20120312 NIGHTLY-cooper-signed.zip > yes. Install.
  5. Reboot system!!
    Note: First boot may take 2-5 minutes.
  6. Install Google Apps:
    • Choose Install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard > gapps-gb-20120116-237-signed.zip > yes. Install
    • Reboot!
  7. Install Kernel with Overclock capability
    • Choose Install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard > cm-blackhawk-kernel.zip > yes. Install
    • Reboot!

And Done! Now you are up and working. Steps 6 & 7 are optional.


  • Found any?

Fix for link2sd (credit to kansar)

Try moving/deleting init.d script “05mountsd” then reconfigure link2sd, that script interferes with Link2sd’s sd-ext partition mounting script

While installing this build & testing it might leave you unsatisfied, this is definitely very good news. This is THE news people have been waiting for. Not only After the final version release, not only the users will have a definite version to install but the devs will also be able to use it as a base for a custom ROM.

What do you guys think? Drop your opinions in the comments below.
[via XDA]

46 thoughts on “[Official] CyanogenMod 7 for Samsung Galaxy Ace [Nightly Apr 6]

  1. Hello…. In the final process, i have wrongly wiped the user data or factory reset instead of Dalvik cache. So my phone isnt booting… please help.. asap…

  2. I have installed cm7 stable on Samsung ace and facing issue in hands free and Bluetooth hands free is not working.
    Also I have latest nightly build but all that having problem with the touch screen. So please suggest some solution
    Thanks in advance

  3. How do you change the font?
    Also, after disabling camera shutter shutter sound, the noise still comes.
    And, the network preference always automatically changes from GSM to WCDMA.

  4. Hey! amazing tips!
    here is the new post by CyanogenMod guys http://www.cyanogenmod.com/blog/the-future-of-cyanogenmod-7
    they say: “Users may notice that some devices that received RC1 will not be graduated to a stable release. This is due to bugs we consider as showstoppers, but we feel there is no reason to hold up working devices for a few stragglers. The stragglers are not dropped, but will play catch-up to receive a 7.2-stable release.”
    Any clue how to find out, if GA gonna receive stable release or not?

  5. Hellon I’m from Greece..!
    I installed the latest nightly(as a fanatic fan of the nightlies from my BLADE) and I encounter problems with calling when I use hands-free..!The only thing I listen is noise, no beepipng no voice…!NOthing!
    But it gave life to my galaxy ace!

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  9. Well my torch is working. Everything else seems to be up to scratch. Proximity sensor appears to be okay. Don’t use Links2sd anyway.

    Thank God(s), we now have something official!

  10. Thank you for the news and tutorial.
    It would be nice of you to give us a link to CWM Recovery 5 and also an explanation of what steps 6 and 7 are interesting for.

    Thanks again

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