Saturday, 14 November 2009

How to Install Android Donut 1.6 on HTC Magic 32A (Cyanogen Mod)

I installed the lastest Cyanogen Mod firmware (v4.2.4) -  Android version 1.6 "Donut" release on my HTC Magic 32A type phone. This is the standard HTC branded phone with 292MB of RAM.

NOTE: This process will erase all DATA and APPLICATIONS on your phone. You can use Astro File Manager and My Backup to backup your phone.

Follow the instructions here:
  1. Download HTC ADP 1.6 DRC83 http://www.androidspin.com/downloads.php?dir=enomther/ROM/&file=HTC_ADP_1.6_DRC83_rooted_base.zip
  2. Download the latest CyanogenMod (see post)
  3. Download the Kernel Port file (see post)
  4. Copy all three .zip files to your SD and reboot in Recovery Mode (press Home+Power at the same time or fastboot into your recovery)
  5. Do a "Wipe data/factory reset"
  6. Do a "Wipe SD: ext partition" ** (it is recommended to wipe your Apps2SD partition for this release)
  7. Apply Zip: HTC_ADP_1.6_DRC83_rooted_base.zip
  8. Apply Zip: update-cm-xxxx-signed.zip
  9. Apply Kernel Port Zip: rad-4.xxxx.zip or bc-4.xxxx.zip (depends on who released the latest port: rad - Radix999,bc - bcrook )
  10. Reboot
  11. Either grab some popcorn and watch adb logcat as it goes past, or go do something else.. this might take a while

3 comments:

Dries said...

this doesn't work for me, always gives error E:can't open cache/recovery/command and only gives 3 options:
-reboot
-apply sdcard/update.zip
-wipe data factory reset
...

what could be the problem?

David said...

Haven't experienced this error myself, but a little Googling showed up the following:

http://androidcommunity.com/forums/f10/no-updates-yet-6903/index4.html

http://forums.tmonews.com/index.php?topic=8970.60

Let me know if that helps!
Cheers,

David

KitKat Droid said...

Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
thank you :)