How to Load CyanogenMod Using ODIN

By Jill Kokemuller

CyanogenMod is an aftermarket program for Android-powered devices. It is used to enhance the performance of the phone, as well as add a few new customizable features. With CyanogenMod, users have the ability to remove notifications, add and change themes, use gesture recognition and touch-focus the camera. Install CyanogenMod using ODIN, a program made for the purpose of flashing files on Samsung smartphones. Once you install ODIN, you can flash other aftermarket files to your phone.

Things You'll Need

  • USB cable
  • Computer

Step 1

Download ODIN and extract it to your computer. Connect your phone to the computer using the phone's data cable. Turn the phone off for a minute, then restart the phone by pressing the "Home," "Power" and "Volume Down" buttons until the phone boots in download mode.

Step 2

Open the ODIN program on the computer. Select "Auto Reboot." Click "PIT" and select your Android device from the list. Click "PDA" and choose the TAR file for the Android program on which you will be installing ODIN. Click "Start" to add the ROM to your phone and wait while your phone reboots.

Step 3

Download Clockworkmod Recovery. Open ODIN on your computer and connect the phone to the computer. Your phone will show up in the list of connected devices.

Step 4

Select “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” in the list of checked options. Click on "PDA" and select the Clockworkmod TAR file. Click "Start." Wait for your phone to reboot.

Step 5

Download CyanogenMod 7. Copy the file to an SD card. Place the card in the phone's SD slot.

Step 6

Restart the phone by pressing the "Home," "Power" and "Volume Down" buttons until the phone boots in download mode.

Step 7

Select "Install Zip from SD Card" from the list of options. Select "Choose Zip from SD Card." Click on the CyanogenMod file. Choose "Install Update." When the installation finishes, reboot your phone.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make a backup of your data before installing any modification files.