Update your Galaxy5(GT-I5500/I5503) to CyanogenMod 7.2.0-RC2 V2.4

psyke83 has released new updated version of CyanogenMod ROM for GALAXY 5 users. The new released version is CyanogenMod 7.2.0-RC2 V2.4



Before beginning with the procedure to Install CyanogenMod 7.2.0-RC2 V2.4 on Galaxy 5,you must know that once the procedure in the tutorial is followed your warranty stands void. The given method is risky and can cause your device to brick. It is therefore recommended that you follow the procedure carefully and perfectly. The processes that you carry out on your device are solely at your risk. We do not take responsibility for any damage to your device.


Pre-Requisites before Updating ROM on Galaxy 5

  • Make a backup of your phone contacts and Messages.This update will delete all user data and application Installed  in your phone.
  • Minimum 60% of your phone battery must be charged.
  • You will be needing your USB cable to establish connection with PC.
  • Keep 1GB space free in your sdcard because we will be needing this for backup the previous firmware ROM and to install the new one.
  • Uninstall/End Process of Kies from your Computer and disable you antivirus because they can clutter in between the process of flashing.
  • Enable USB Debugging on your device, To Enable Go To Settings >> Applications >> Development and check whether USB Debugging is checked or not.
  • Device drivers should be installed on your computer.


Download Installation Package CyanogenMod 7.2.0-RC2 V2.4



Phase I

  1. Turn off your Galaxy 5.
  2. Hold the Volume Down + Home + Power Button to put it in “Download Mode” (as shown below).



  1. Run Odin Multi Downloader v4.28.exe found in Installation Package CyanogenMod 7.2.0-RC2 V2.4
  2. Select EUROPA_v1.0.ops in the OPS field.
  3. Select One Package ClockworkMod-Galaxy5-v0.5.tar in the one package field.

  • Now connect your phone to your computer via USB cable and wait for it to show up in ODIN (Under COM Port mapping).
  • Once it shows click on “Start”.

Your mobile phone will now boot in Clockwork Recovery with a screen something similar to

one shown below:

Phase II

  1. Using the D pad browse to “Mounts and storage”.
  2. You can use volume Up/Down key to move up/Down in this Option menu.
  3. Once in mounts and storage select “Mount USB Storage”. Your memory card will show up in your computer.
  4. Copy the
    1. “update-cm-7-20120518-madteam-galaxy5-signed.zip”
    2. “TouchWiz_3.0_Port_v0.7.zip”
    3. gapps-gb-20110828-signed.zip file from Installation Package CyanogenMod 7.2.0-RC2 V2.4 to the memory card from your computer and safely remove/eject the memory.

Now, on your mobile press the back button several times, till you reach the Clockwork recovery screen as shown above.

Phase III

  1. Browse to Wipe date/factory reset and select “yes” – This will revert your mobile to factory settings and delete all the data (But we have back up!).
  2. Browse to Wipe cache and select “yes”.
  3. Browse to Advanced –> Wipe dalvik cache and select “Yes”.


Phase IV

Now It comes the stage where you put the custom ROM viz. Cyanogen Mod 7.2V2.4 which will put Android 2.3.7 in your Galaxy 5 I5503/I5500.

  1. Browse to Install zip from SD card and select Select zip from SD card.
  2. Select the “update-cm-7-20120518-madteam-galaxy5-signed.zip” file that you copied to the memory card in Phase II.
  3. Initiate it by selecting “yes”.
  4. Wait for few seconds till it updates your device. Once it is done then go back to main option menu and Browse to Install zip from SD card and select Select zip from SD card.
  5. Select the “TouchWiz_3.0_Port_v0.7.zip” file that you copied to the memory card in Phase II.
  6. Initiate it by selecting “yes”.
  7. Wait for few seconds till it updates your device. Once it is done then go back to main option menu and Browse to Install zip from SD card and select Select zip from SD card.
  8. Select the “gapps-gb-20110828-signed.zip”  file that you copied to the memory card in Phase II.
  9. Initiate it by selecting “yes
  10. Once it’s done reboot your phone by selecting “Reboot system now” from the main menu.

Now, if your mobile phone reboots without any issue and shows the home-screen then you have successfully installed Android Gingerbread version 2.3.7 on your Samsung Galaxy.



34 Responses to “Update your Galaxy5(GT-I5500/I5503) to CyanogenMod 7.2.0-RC2 V2.4”
  1. zack says:

    during extract file — ClockworkMod-Galaxy5-v0.5.tar corrupt. Pls upload new

  2. Juan says:

    Thanks! Its works fine!

  3. knightwing says:

    my phone did not start properly. it keeps restarting at log in screen

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thanks! Worked like a charm

  5. nik says:

    i did exactly as mentioned above but still when i finally booted my phone it just flashed “SASMUNG” and “android” in the screen and didn’t start at all.
    is my phone irreversibly damaged or can i reverse the change.
    i also have not made a backup copy.
    plz can u send me a link where i can find a working copy of SAMSUNG GT-I5500 2.1 firmware so that i can restore it to the original firmware

  6. aurel says:

    it is working perfectly . thanks a lot

  7. Vinit says:

    First time installation will require baseband flashing please refer xda-forum or it may result in boot loop , dont worry if ur phone is in boot loop just do baseband flashing, try any of the geographical region ver. it works fine.

    • ryaj says:

      what is that baseband flashing?

      • Jaimin Vaja says:

        Hey ,
        Frankly say I am not aware about baseband flashing.
        I will try with my devices when I find it something good and will post for the same.

        There is no password for zip file.
        For which you are asking for password?


  8. car85 says:

    Thanks a lot :)

  9. darshan says:

    hi i need firmware for GT-I5503 as i did all steps to install except take backup of fireware . my cell shows boot loop problem and i am anable to find its approparte firmware on net plz help

    • Jaimin Vaja says:

      I have already uploaded files for clockwork-mode and entire package for GT-5503/5500.
      Try this!I had this cell and I had try this built on my own-phone, it worked.
      I have also try this recently on my friend’s phone, it is working nice.

      About firmwares,
      There are lots of firmwares available for Android devices but GT-5500/5503 supports less of them.
      Refer, CyanogenMod latest build. or try CyanogenMod 7.2.0-RC2 V2.4.

  10. zilda says:

    EUROPA_v1.0.ops was not found…can u help me?

  11. AcapFoxx says:

    Nice and Thank you very much ! .. it work perfectly on my fon

  12. Mike says:

    Hi Jaimin,

    first off, thanks for the perfect manual!

    I have a problem like some other though: the i5500 is stuck in a boot loop. I tried to flash the baseband, but it doesn’t work. Odin starts “START!!!” but nothing happens. The USB drivers are installed new and the only tipp I can find is: flash baseband!

    Do you have any ideas?

    Thanks very much,

  13. Mike says:

    Solution: I googled for the stock firmware (2.2) and installed it. I came with a newer baseband. After that, installation of Cyagenmod was without any problems.

  14. brad says:

    one package button not working… pls help

  15. Ateszuk says:

    Hi Mate, you save my shitty old phone!!! TANKS!!!!

  16. ryunz says:

    Is FM work ?? is this are the full cyanogenmod ?? i mean is this version that have some apps that cant work such as camera or FM.. i hope this is not the bug mode..

  17. hi i am in the same state i tried the steps but still no it show the android logo in white am i realy need help this is very serious

  18. Ashutosh says:

    when i connected the USB cable with mobile ( during downloading mode ) .., the USB is not recognized error is came.
    i stuck in this error plz help me.

    • Jaimin Vaja says:

      Hi there,
      You need to install your device driver first. You can download from Samsung Site or you can also install Kies.
      But please make sure, If you are using Kies then please turn off Kies while rooting device.


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