How To: Load a Custom ROM on the Samsung Galaxy

I Before You Begin

1. You MUST do our How To Root the Samsung Galaxy procedure then come to this one to load a ROM.

II. Download the ROM and Flash It

1. Download the ROM you want from our Samsung Galaxy ROMs section.

2. Plug in your phone via usb cable, mount the SD card so we can transfer files to it.

3. Copy the ROM file (leave it as a .zip file) to the root of the sd card (NOT in any folders, just on the SD card itself).

4. Turn off the phone.

5. Turn the phone on by holding down Volume Down, Send, and End until the recovery screen comes up.

6. In the Recovery screen select Nandroid Backup and wait for it to finish.

7. Select Wipe Data.

8. Select Apply .zip from SD card and choose the ROM you copied to the SD card earlier.

9. Once it is done flashing, select Reboot Device. Enjoy!

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  • handypfanne

    Big Thank You! Very easy to understand and it functions.

    In some other HowTo´s are written, that I have to bind the recovery-files with “adb push…/sdcard” also when the phone is in the recovery mode, but then I get the answer, the device is offline. So that confused me a little.
    Until this time I don´t make a restore and I hope, it will going fine, when I need it.

    Thanks for you great work!