I can get into CM recovery once and that's it, it resets back to what it was. I tell it to Wipe and Install CM and it says it's done it, but upon reboot I'm just stuck with a broken phone.
Hi Joe, I'm no expert, but this is what I would do if I were in your position.
I'm assuming you have rooted your phone, and that there are no personal non replaceable items on your device, such as photos etc. Contacts and email's all safe if you are using Gmail. You also need to have a Micro SD card installed in your handset. Anything bigger than 256MB is fine for this.
1. Download CyanogenMod from HERE
. This Kang file, is the ROM file. Also download Google apps from HERE
. Put both these .zip files on the external Micro SD card installed in your handset.
2. Download ROM Manager
from the Marketplace, the free version is all you need for your needs. But the paid version does have a few extra luxuries.
2. Launch ROM Manager, and hit Flash ClockworkMod Recovery, outlined in RED.
Then choose your device, outlined in RED.
Once this is complete. Hit the Reboot into Recovery button, outlined in Green. This saves you having to do the "Vulcan Death Grip" (Volume Down + Power Button), to boot into Recovery. Which can be hit or miss if you don't get the timing right.
You should now be at the main menu in Recovery MODE. Which looks like this;
Using the touch key's scroll down to "wipe data/factory reset" to reset your device. This will wipe your data but not the ROM. Select this option, once completed, go back to the main menu. Then scroll down to "wipe cache partition". Once that's done, go back to the main menu. Then scroll down to"advanced", and select "wipe dalvik cache". Once completed go back to the main menu.
Now we've done the housekeeping, time to install a ROM. Scroll down to install zip from sd card. Select the kang file you downloaded in step one. The file should be called something like this; update-cm-7.2.0-RC0-Optimus2X-KANG-signed.P204-23.zip
, install this file. Once that is complete, time to install Google Apps. In the same menu, locate the file named; gapps-gb-20110828-signed.zip
, and select the file to install.
Phwew, time to reboot. Go back to the main menu, and select the first option "reboot system now". Hopefully all has gone well and you should be experiencing your first boot into CyanogenMod. This will take 4-5 mins whilst the system builds some cache's and other techy stuff beyond my IQ level. Be patient and simply wait for the spinning arrow circling the skate board ANDROID to finish.
All these steps should take you less time than it took me to write this post. As always, have fun. Anil