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Published On: Sat, Sep 24th, 2011

Tips to Update Commtiva Z71 on Cyanogen Mod 7.0.2 Fimrware

While on one hand the possession of a smart new phone can bring many unreasonable smiles to its owner, an unforeseen malfunctioning of the same can fade it to annihilation. The great news is however, the possibility of new updates hold the promise of freedom from the bugs of the past, apart from all that is new and fascinating. For all users of the COMMTIVAZ71, the news is to celebrate the arrival of the latest Cyanogen Mod 7.0.2, which brings with itself a more evolved and reliable version.
This article has simplified the steps for updating through categorizing them in the following way:-
  • Cautions before letting the COMMTIVA Z71 update to the latest CYANOGEN MOD 7.0.2
  • Steps to update the COMMTIVA Z71 to the latest CYANOGEN MOD 7.0.2

What is new with the COMMTIVA Z71 update to the latest CYANOGEN MOD 7.0.2

  • The bugs are solved
  • Enhanced battery life
  • Improved user interface

Pre Requisites before updating COMMTIVA Z71 update to the latest CYANOGEN MOD 7.0.2

  • Create a back up for all the relevant documents as well as the call logs and messages
  • Rooting shall void the warranty, so comprehend before execution
  • Charge battery to at least 50% or more
  • Save the APN settings

Cautions  before updating COMMTIVA Z71 update to the latest CYANOGEN MOD 7.0.2

  • The rooting shall void the warranty
  • APN settings will be lost, so the user must save them

Steps for updating COMMTIVA Z71 to the latest CYANOGEN MOD 7.0.2

Two methods to update the COMMTIVA Z71 update to the latest CYANOGEN MOD 7.0.2, which are, with the help of the ROM Manager or by the Recovery method
Via the ROM Manager method
  • Launch the ROM Manager app and choose the option Flash “clockwork Mod recovery
  • Select the download ROM option and then choose the “cyanogens mod” from the menu itself
  • Select Google apps, if required.
  • Backup the existing ROM
  • Select the “Wipe data and clear cache” if prompted by the super user
  • Wildfire will restart and will reboot in the recovery mode, where in the user must select “Wipe data and clear cache” option from the menu and select the cyanogens mod 7 file to install.
  • Job done
2. Via Recovery Method

  • Download the latest version of cyanogens Mod 7.0.2 
  • Now place the Cyanogen update.zipp file at the root of the sd card along with the Google Apps.zip

  • Boot the device in the clockwork mod recovery

  • Select “wipe data/factory reset’ and then “install zip” followed by “choose zip from SD card”.

  • Now choose the “cyanogenmodupdate.zip”

  • Main menu and reboot system now

  • Job done.


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