Wednesday , October 18 2017

CyanogenMod7 RC1 now available for 17 Android devices

The other day we brought you the news that CyanogenMod 7 RC1 had been released, bringing Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) goodness to a number of Android powered devices that, according to their manufacturers and other sources, may never have been updated to 2.3 (much less 2.2).

Without going to lengthy detail, CyanogenMod 7 is a community developed custom ROM that allows you to experience the cutting edge of Android on a variety of handsets. It’s based on Android 2.3.2, contains a number of performance and battery life tweaks, and is customisable in just about every way.

What’s more impressive, though, is the growing list of devices now supported! There’s 17 devices capable of running RC1.. count them, 17!

Warning: Flashing custom ROMs to your Android handset is not for the uninitiated. If you do it wrong, you can brick your device and render it useless as anything more than a mere paperweight. Proceed with caution, follow the instructions carefully, and backup your data, and you should be fairly safe.

Here’s a list of the now supported devices, and links to the CyanogenMod forum where you can check the release notes and download to your heart’s content.

 

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12 Comments on "CyanogenMod7 RC1 now available for 17 Android devices"

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Lee Bolton
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Only downside to this ROM is that HTC Music Player is deleted.
No more Dolby Mobile 🙁

Other than that, pretty awesome ROM!
Make sure you add the Google Apps back in as well, available as a separate download to the ROM.

Trev
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Trev

Runs well on HTC desire. Very fast, two days and no issues.
Gingerbread rocks

Harry Becher
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Put it on my Wildfire, runs fast but crashes often.

Amos
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Amos

What are chances to see it on Samsung Galaxy S?
I’m sick of the lags and crashes on the 2.2 and gave
up on getting 2.2.1 through Vodafone.

Opti
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Opti

Install 2.2.1 by changing product code, no lag, well worth it. There is an experimental CM7 build for Galaxy S (http://goo.gl/wFgn8) , no ETA on RC1 or a stable release. But it wont be long.

geoff fieldew
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Looks like Cyanogen is a fan of HTC / Qualcom.

Piers
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Piers

Anyone here ever put CM6 (or any other rom) onto an Australian HTC Dream? I am considering doing it for mine but have been hesitant and not sure if it’d make much difference from stock 1.6, considering the aged hardware.

geoff fieldew
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Have you managed to root your htc dream? If so, how?

Brad Butler
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Do it. I have my HTC dream from Optus running 2.2.1 at the moment. Much better than stock 1.6

geoff fieldew
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@brad how did you root your dream, z4, odin, some other method?

Brad Butler
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oh i did it the old school way.. altered the goldcard of an sd card and installed the british g1 signed rom and rooted using the terminal haha. Prob easier ways now…. check out XDA

Piers
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Piers

Anyone here ever put CM6 (or any other rom) onto an Australian HTC Dream? I am considering doing it for mine but have been hesitant and not sure if it’d make much difference from stock 1.6, considering the aged hardware.

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