Install/Flash CyanogenMod 9 Nightly On Supported Devices (Galaxy Nexus/Nexus S/XOOM) [Tutorial]

Progress on official CyanogenMod ROMs was pretty slow these past few weeks because of the lack of build servers. The CyanogenMod team asked for donations for new servers and a large number of people from the Android enthusiast community responded to the call.

The donation goal was achieved within hours and just a couple of days after the event, the CyanogenMod team has released all new nightlies for CyanogenMod 9 based on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich for the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S and Motorola XOOM.


As usual, you must root your device and flash ClockworkMod Recovery to be able to flash this ROM.

DISCLAIMER: Redmond Pie will not be held responsible if you lose data or your device gets damaged in the following of this guide. Proceed at your own risk.

Step 1: Download the CyanogenMod 9 ROM .zip file for your device from the link below:

As of writing, these are the only devices that have received new CM9 nightlies. More nightlies will be out for other devices which you can download from here [CyanogenMod Website].

Step 2: Place the .zip file directly under /sdcard  on your device’s internal storage.

Step 3: Shut down your device. Once it is completely turned off, you must press and hold a specific combination of buttons to boot into ClockworkMod Recovery. This combination is different for different devices so you’ll have to search for it on Google.

Step 4: Take a NANDroid backup.

Step 5: From the main menu, you must wipe data/factory reset. Similarly, you must wipe cache and wipe Dalvik cache from advanced menu.

WARNING: This will delete all personal data on your device.

Step 6: And now, for the most important step. Navigate to install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard and choose the .zip file you transferred to /sdcard in Step 2. This will flash CyanogenMod 9 Nightly to your device.

Step 7: From main menu, choose reboot system now.

If you followed the steps correctly, your device will now boot into CyanogenMod 9 Nightly based on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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