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Install Official CyanogenMod 9 Nightly on HTC Sensation


Nightly is most popular build of CyanogenMod 9 ROM, recently the ROM released for many device, now the nightly build also has arrived on the HTC Sensation, the build is based on Ice Cream Sandwich and features lots of customization options, people love CyanogenMod 9 nightly build due to its automatic changes.

The ROM is still in beta, which means it may has some bugs, some features are not working correctly. But if you want taste CyanogenMod 9 nightly build, read on how to install CyanogenMod 9 nightly build on HTC Sensation.

Before you start installation first charge the battery of device, make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps. The bootloader of your phone must be unlocked with S-off, you have option to unlock bootloader official here and ClockworkMod recovery should installed on device too, you can follow this guide to install touch ClockworkMod recovery on your device.

DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or get damaged following this guide.

Instructions          

First Time Install CyanogenMod 9 Nightly

Step #1: Download the latest version of ROM from here and Google apps from here to PC.

Step #2: Plug the device to PC using USB cable.

Step #3: Transfer the downloaded file to SD card of device.

Step #4: Disconnect the device from PC.

Step #5: Turn the device off.

Step #6: Reboot the device into recovery mode by holding down the volume down and power keys, you’ll enter in HBoot screen there use volume keys to navigate and power to select, you need to select recovery option.

Step #7: In recovery mode, create a nandroid backup of your current ROM, it’s important because if anything not work out that you expect from this ROM, you’ll be able to easily revert back to your current state. To create backup select “Backup and Restore”, and then select “Backup” again.

Step #8: Perform full wipe, select “Wipe Data/Factory Reset” then select “Wipe Data/Factory reset” on the screen that follows, then select “Wipe Cache Partition” and confirm on the screen, and lastly from the main menu, select “Advanced”, then select “Wipe Dalvik Cache” then confirm on the screen.

Step #9: Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” and locate the downloaded ROM file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation. Wait till installation complete.

Step #10: Now repeat the last step to install Google apps.

Step #11: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”That’s it you’re done.

Update from older version of CyanogenMod 9

Step #1: Download the latest version of ROM from here to PC.

Step #2: Plug the device to PC using USB cable.

Step #3: Transfer the downloaded file to SD card of device.

Step #4: Disconnect the device from PC.

Step #5: Turn the device off.

Step #6: Reboot the device into recovery mode by holding down the volume down and power keys, you’ll enter in HBoot screen there use volume keys to navigate and power to select, you need to select recovery option.

Step #7: In recovery mode, create a nandroid backup of your current ROM, it’s important because if anything not work out that you expect from this ROM, you’ll be able to easily revert back to your current state. To create backup select “Backup and Restore”, and then select “Backup” again.

Step #8: Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” and locate the downloaded ROM file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation. Wait till installation complete.

Step #9: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”That’s it you’re done.

Via: XDA

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