[i9000] Flashing CyanogenMod for Beginners
The guide can be found from wiki.cyanogenmod.com. But its not complete with all the downloadables, there are few missing steps.
1. Installing the ClockworkMod Recovery
Before you begin, follow Step 1 & Step 2 from CyanogenMod to get the drivers installed.
Downloadables & Installation Guide
- Heimdall Firmware Packages - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1196179
(As of now, XXJVT is the latest version)
2. Root your Phone
There are few options to root your phone.
I used CF-Root and it worked.
Just a small note, if Odin cannot detect the phone, you can always reinstall the driver by running Kies device troubleshoot.
3. Flashing CyanogenMod
Finally, follow the Flashing CyanogenMod - Method via Recovery guide to flash to CyanogenMod.
Small note, you might get into "bootloop", but no worries, its simple to restore by following this guide.
Hope that helps the CyanogenMod beginners (like me) to get started.