[Official] CyanogenMod 7 for Samsung Galaxy Ace [Release Candiadate 1]

Not a week has passed by since the first official nightly shockingly! appeared on CM repositories for Samsung Galaxy Ace. This was indeed with compliance with earlier reports that official CM 7.2 was confirmed for Ace & will release with the global schedule.

The Cyanogenmod 7.2 Official is finally making its way to Samsung Galaxy Ace. The final stable version release will coincide with the global official release of CM 7.2 for more than 69 devices.

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. (Tutorial)
  2. Install CWM Recovery 5. (CWM 4 might work) (Tutorial)
  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.

Note: Without step 6, you will lack basic google apps on your phone. They cannot be included in CM builds due to google objection.
Without step 7, you won’t be able to change CPU frequency.


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.

7.2.0 CHANGELOG (notable new features or fixes)

New devices: Samsung Galaxy Ace
Common: Updated translations – (everyone)
Common: T9 predictive Phone dialer – Danesh M, Pawit Pornkitprasan
Common: Media player and recorder fixes for a number of corner cases – CAF, Danny Baumann
Common: Profile resets – Ladios Jonquil
Common: Assorted Wifi fixes
OMAP Common: Support for recent OMAP3/OMAP4 devices – omapzoom
Common: Control haptic in quiet hours – Danesh M
Common: Lockscreen updates and new styles – Andrew Sutherland, Danny Baumann, Danesh M, Sven Dawitz, Taichi Nishimura
Common: Bluetooth MAP support – Jonathan Bensen
Common: ICS telephony fix backports – Spencer Oliver
Common: Support for Bluetooth GPS dongles – Cuong Bui
Common: Better support for mouse and usb keyboards – Emilio Lopez, Tanguy Pruvot
Common: Fix timezone detection in Hawaii – Warren Togami
Common: ICS Transition effects backport – Russ Underhill
Common: ICS Rotation effects backport – Tanguy Pruvot
Common: Allow photo storage selection when possible – Greg Kochaniak
Common: Improved Calendar reminder options – Danny Baumann
Common: Fix color banding in Gallery while displaying 32bpp images – Sang Tae Park
Common: ADB over network
Common: Improved AVRCP 1.3 compatibility
Common: Improved external keyboard and mouse behaviour on some corner cases – Tanguy Pruvot
Common: Status bar battery icon configuration – Simon Davie

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

39 thoughts on “[Official] CyanogenMod 7 for Samsung Galaxy Ace [Release Candiadate 1]

  1. I’m sorry to be a noob but i rooted my Samsung galaxy ace GT S5830 and am running 2.3.5 and i want to know what all this flash and rot means so instead of laughing at my lack of skills please someone just briefly explain?

  2. hey i have a rooted galaxy ace 2.3.6 and got cm7 and am planing to flash it but ..so my question is after flashing can i go back to my stock rom that is ddkq8 by using restore option from cwm recovery version 5 that i have installed ……

  3. hey i have a rooted galaxy ace 2.3.6 and got cm7 and am planing to flash it but ..so my question is after flashing can i go back to my stock rom that is ddkq8 but using restore option from cwm recovery version 5 that i have installed …..and made a back up

  4. Can someone please help me choose a rom???
    In the bug tracker it says that the proximity sensor and the compass doesn’t work
    are u sure this is stable???

  5. Hi,

    I am from Delhi (India). i am using MTNL sim card. whenever i insert my sim card in my phone. I starts restarting automatically. Is it the problem with my sim card or is there anything in CM7 that is blocking my sim card or is not detecting my sim card. It is working with any other card except MTNL (Delhi) sim card…

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    • Then this roms does not for you… please its not for every day use! but this question???… please!… the 3g does not work because you haven’t configured right (read properly the CM propierties and diferences of stock roms), it’s not stock rom, it hasn’t option to confugure automatically from simcard so I suggest you to go on a service center and ask for config on APN (but maybe they notice that yo rooted the phone and losses your warranty) or… leave CM without 3G meanwhile you learn how to restore your APN by yourself.

  8. Anybody knows if the proximity sensor bug from the previous nightly has been fixed?
    It was the only thing that stopped me from using it on a daily basis as it’s very annoying to have a call and your ear is tapping every thing while you talk…

  9. what all apps are there in google apps?will it include samsung apps like memo,allshare,email,gmail,maps,etc or will it only include apps made by google?

  10. Hi my galaxy ace has not been rooted yet so please can you tell me the procedure about how to install CM7.2 to my galaxy ace running gingerbread 2.3.4 and touchwiz 3.0, please tell each and every step so that i don’t mess things up and is this 7.2 the final stable version? are they having any bugs?

    • Search in XDA for CWM Recovery 5.0.2., download it, then download CM 7.2 RC1, and put those files in your sd card wothout folders, direct on Sd, then you need to go on recovery mode in the phone (turn off the phone then power it on with a combo button of “power+home” buttons pressed at same time, you will enter to recovery mode), then select “install zip update form sdcard” then you choose the CWM Recovery 5.0.2 and select it, then you turn off again your phone and enter again in Recoverymode, then you will notice that the menu has changed that’s CWM recovery 5.0.2, then select “wipe data&factory reset” then “wipe cache partititon” then “install zip from sd” then “select zip manually” then go and select “CM 7.2 RC1 file” and select “yes”… wait until the phone reboot alone! It may take between 5-10 minutes, then you’re done! you have CM7.2 on Ace

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