[Tutorial] How to Install CyanogenMod 7 For Z71 Variants

CyanogenMod 7 For Z71

List of Z71 variants :
Orange Boston, Gsmart G1305, XT502, Apanda A60, Vibo A688, Excalibur, A1, A88, Z71, Blaze, Journey, F911

Off We Go –

1)Root the phone with UniversalAndroot. (You can google it or click here http://www.filefacto…1.6.2-beta5.apk)

2) Install RomManager[Free] from android Market.

3)Open the Rom Manager and click on “Flash ClockworkMod Recovery” –> Select “Commtiva Z71″ phone (compatible with Boston and clones) [Important Step ]

4)Then Backup your original ROM (scroll down to see the back up rom option). The ROM will be backed up on the SD card. Save a copy of it elsewhere safely in your PC.

Download the following files from the respective links –

Rom – http://uploading.com/files/4d2893aa/update-cm-7.0.0-Z71-signed.zip/

Google Apps- http://uploading.com/files/bf9d1168/gapps-gb-20110307-signed.zip/

Copy these files to the root directory of the sd card (do not make any folders).

5)(FLASHING ROM) Open RomManager and click “Install ROM from SD card”

Select “update-cm-7.0.0-Z71-signed.zip”
Tick for Backup existing Rom and Wipe Data and Cache [ Super Important]
Click ok to Reboot and install
The flashing process should take 5-10 minutes installing everything and then 10-20 minutes during the first boot. Please be patient during this process.

7)After the phone boots you will see new ROM ( GingerBread ).

8)Voila! *Your Phone* with Gingerbread (2.3.3 )

Enjoy !

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