How to flash CyanogenMod or another custom rom onto your phone without a computer

Android is probably the best and most versatile smartphone OS out there. It is also open source, which leads to the release of many Android mods including the famous (and amazing) CyanogenMod. CyanogenMod is basically a port of Android for many smartphones, and includes amazing features like a built-in DSP Equalizer, VPN, and Lockscreen Gestures, as well as performance enhancements and much, much more.

One problem with trying to get CyanogenMod onto your phone is trying to deal with the SDK and USB drivers for your phone. It is quite irritating, especially when you have an old Samsung Galaxy S Captivate like I do and can’t get the blasted thing to connect to any of your computers.

But if you’re having connecting issues like I did, fear not! You can put CyanogenMod (or whatever other custom firmware you want) on your Android device without even needing to pull out your USB cable! Here’€™s how. (These instructions are for CyanogenMod, but you can install any firmware zip using this method!) – Note: please read all the instructions through before actually following it. Also, use it at your own risk!

October 16, 2012 at 6:59 am | Posted in: Smartphones, Tutorials | 1 comment