Monday , June 11 2018

Cyanogenmod 7 hits RC2

Cyanogenmod is one of my favourite custom Android ROMs, and not long ago, it’s latest iteration – Version 7 – hit release candidate 2. We brought you the news when the first release candidate aired a few weeks ago, and now with RC2, we’re seeing a feature-complete Android ROM that will soon become the final CM7 release.

The main new feature is WiMAX 4G support (which isn’t of much benefit to us folk in Australia), but it also represents the roll-out of all the Cyanogenmod-specific features that you’ve come to know and love.

Reports have it that RC2 is copping a pounding – over 150,000 downloads since the announcement – so you may find downloading it a little slow, but be persistent and soon you will have CM7 on your supported device.

Grab your copy over here: http://mirror.teamdouche.net/?type=RC

For those who don’t recall, these are the supported devices:

  • Nexus One
  • CDMA Desire
  • GSM Desire
  • Desire HD / Inspire
  • Droid Incredible
  • EVO 4G
  • myTouch 3G Slide
  • myTouch 4G
  • Desire Z / G2
  • Aria
  • Legend
  • Wildfire
  • Tattoo
  • Geeksphone One
  • ZTE Blade
  • Nexus S
  • Viewsonic G-Tablet

 

Source: Cyanogenmod.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Lee Bolton
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I tried this ROM, but have switched to the leaked HTC Gingerbread ROM…I find it a lot more user friendly and you get to keep HTC Music which is awesome (Dolby Mobile!!).

Foobar
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Foobar

Test

Jake Oliver
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Jake Oliver

Isn’t it on RC3 now?

Chris Rowland
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Nope. RC2 is the latest. They’re in feature-freeze now, just ironing out bugs. Doubt we’ll see an RC3 on CM7.0 .. though I suspect work on 7.1 will not be far behind 🙂

Jake Oliver
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Jake Oliver

Gotcha appears its just the milestone port that’s being classed as rc3

Trent Hill
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The upgrade from RC1 to RC2 seems to have injected some problems.
For instance, I can’t snooze alarms or shut them off.
I didn’t have time to play with it this morning, but I ended up rebooting my phone to make the alarm stop.
And within the clock app, the option to “Hide dialog” is greyed out.
I’m tempted to roll back to RC1 which seemed to work almost perfectly.

Lucas Burnett
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Which handset are you using? Ive got a Desire HD and have upgraded from RC1 to RC2 and i haven’t come across that issue yet

Peter
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Peter

Can anyone confirm upgrading from RC1 to RC2 erases all settings and install applications? If so, what do you use to retain all of this?

Trent Hill
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It doesn’t appear to delete anything, if you upgrade using clockwork mod 3+ it doesn’t modify anything in the cache so everything is maintained across the upgrade, sms’s, wallpaper, settings EVERYTHING.

Trent Hill
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Desire HD, originally from Vodafone before I rooted it (not that I think that makes any difference).
Perhaps I would be better served with a clean install?

Amos
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Samsung Galaxy S is particularly missing from this list.

Chris Rowland
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It’s not officially supported.. that list is the officially supported ones (AFAIK)

opti
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opti

CM7 for Galaxy S is still in the experimental stage, not even RC1. (http://goo.gl/hGVBd)

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