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CyanogenMod on Samsung Galaxy S and 3 Button fix

I did not brick my phone this time. And now I am on CyanogenMod 7 - with Gingerbread. It looks beautiful and is very responsive ( thanks to the Hardcore's Speedmod kernel ) - Samsung Galaxy S feels like a new phone once again.

Some of the SGS had the 3 button method ( Volume button  + Home + Power key ) to reboot into Recovery or Download mode disabled -  which is essential to install any kernels or ROMS. 
The trick was to enable the 3 Button Fix and it becomes easy to install ROMS. In my previous failed attempt I tried to accomplish the same using adb and bricked my phone. (
1. Root SGS
This is quite simple. Download SuperOneClick from shortfuse ( ) and root the phone.
2. Enable the 3 button fix
If you can go to download / recovery mode with the 3 buttons you can skip this step. Use the below link and it worked without any hiccups :…