Jun 23 AT 3:23 PM Taylor Wimberly 42 Comments

8 Android phones will get FroYo early thanks to CyanogenMod

Now that the Android 2.2 source code is available, the development community can begin to tear it apart and cook up some custom ROMs for those users with rooted (hacked) phones. The team behind the popular aftermarket firmware distribution CyanogenMod is already hard at work and they are racing to get Android 2.2 on as many devices as possible.

CyanogenMod founder Steve Kondik recently tweeted that they plan to target up to eight separate Android phones for their next version (CM6) which is built from the Android 2.2 source. No release date has been provided, but you can sure bet it will be out before the “late summer” target of new phones like the Droid X.

Hacking your Android phone might not appeal to most users, but for some this could be their only taste of FroYo. It is widely expected that the first Android phone (the G1) will not receive Android 2.1, but T-Mobile has yet to officially put the phone to rest.

For the latest on this version of CyanogenMod, visit the official site and follow @cyanogen on Twitter.

Target devices for CyanogenMod 6 Froyo include:

  • HTC Nexus One
  • HTC Desire
  • HTC Dream (G1)
  • HTC Magic (myTouch 3G)
  • HTC myTouch 3G Slide
  • HTC EVO 4G
  • HTC Hero (CDMA)
  • Motorola Droid

Via: Cyanogen

Source: CyanogenMod

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  • tguy7890

    no moment love :(

    • http://Website Dre

      I know, we’re always pushed outside the loop. Hopefully SDX will come though and give us the 2.2 love we can’t get from anywhere else

  • http://www.youtube.com/emogamer Christopher Chavez

    WOOOOOO!!! MAKE MY EVO WHOLE AGAIN!!!! =D

    • http://www.twitter.com/DrJeckyl Dr.Jeckyl

      You had best not be complaining about not getting 2.2 sooner rather than later?
      NOTE: I’m a G1 owner patiently waiting for CM6. ;-)

    • http://Website Sean

      ahhh christopher you permanently left us G1′ers behind????? watch froyo fly on the dream :D

  • tpulu

    Still rockin’ my G1… and oh so thankful for Cyanogen

  • http://Website irving

    “If you’re angry with me because CM doesn’t run on your Evo, Desire, Eris, Incredible, or whatever.. I can’t develop for phones I don’t own. So.. If anyone has a stockpile of these devices, please send them my way :)”

    • http://nickedynick.blogspot.com Nickedynick

      Presumably he’s acquired one of each since tweeting that :)

  • http://Website Dancer

    iuppppieeeeeee…

  • SliestDragon

    Wow. I wish u could wake up to a new AOSP drop everyday!

  • http://Website coyotejbob

    I love you guys at cyanogen you keep me having faith in my classis G1!

  • http://www.twitter.com/DrJeckyl Dr.Jeckyl

    Go TeamDouche.

    • http://Website x52x58

      Those that are hitting minus to this comment should know what they are talking about before.

      (This is a Inside Joke)

      • http://twitter.com/DrJeckyl Dr.Jeckyl

        LMAO! No shit.

        NOTE: TeamDouche is CyanogenMod’s Dev Team.

        • http://twitter.com/DrJeckyl Dr.Jeckyl

          I meant:

          Too those who don’t know..
          NOTE: TeamDouche is CyanogenMod’s Dev Team.

  • http://www.teccharraz.com Chinmoy

    Why is my HTC Legend not on the list!! Neither did HTC mention Legend on its update list. :( HTC is ignoring Legend. It leaves me with very few options.

    • http://Website schpinn

      AFAIK, Cyanogen supports only phones he owns, and he doesn’t own a Legend. Damn shame, if you ask me :)..

  • http://Website mkrmec

    AWESOME!!! Can’t wait for v6 :D google’s N1 rom coders should merge with Cyanogen :D cause Cyanogen is the best mod kicking atm!!

    • http://Website ThisIsMyName

      I don’t know man, I like Bugless Beast better than Cyanogen, no disrespect to Cyanogen. That guy is pure awesome in my book and he deserves a lot of credit for his many accomplishments.

      Pete’s Bugless Beast is definitely worth checking out if you’ve got a Droid/Milestone.

  • Lane

    CyanogenMod announced support for G1 in version 6 “and I ji##ed in my pants.”

    Maybe I shouldn’t have been listening to Lonely Island today. :-/

  • http://Website Suz

    What about the Incredible??

  • http://www.google.com/profiles/anakin78z anakin78z

    According to the Android Developers Blogpost, you can already compile 2.2 for the G1 (or the Dream, anyhow). So if T-Mobile really got with it, we could see that released for the G1 in no time.

  • http://Website Ericq

    Sweeet! Can’t wait to see it on my Hero!

  • http://frandroid.com griphine

    Awesome. True, thx to Cyanogen.

  • http://Website Lactose The Intolerant

    Good stuff… glad that’s out of the way… can we please start working on Froyo for my Incredible? Thanks!

  • http://Website adam

    No fair what happen to motorola cliq?

  • http://Website Joe

    Yeeehaww!
    (that’s “hell yeah” where I am from)

  • http://Website ToddEDM

    what about the GSM Hero!!!!!!

  • http://Website DrSilverworm

    Wish they’d work on the Galaxy S, seeing as how it was recently rooted and soon to be nearly everywhere

    • http://Website mkrmec

      a waste of time because of samsung encrypted RIL that makes it really hard to code new stuff for it.. Thnx Samsung for being the most idiotic phone producer… ohh and thnx for my ex phone i7500… idiots..

  • http://Website Galane

    What about the i1? WTH is with this new phone shipping with ye olde 1.5? It desperately needs a kick up to 2.2.

  • http://Website lithium98

    Thanks to the guys at Cyanogenmod, including all the people who put their phones on the line to test the experimental builds (I wonder how many people have a brand new paper weight sitting on their desk right now?), the G1 is still one of the best Android phones out there. I’m still rockin’ my G1 and will be until we see a true successor. Here’s to hoping they rename that new Android Sidekick the “G2″.

  • http://Website Viper780

    Why not for the GSM Hero?

    i guess the guys from Cyanogen doesn’t like the Heroes

  • http://Website Guilherme Bellia

    i´m running froyo =)

  • http://Website Green Green

    No love for the Legend? I’d think it’d be relatively simple for the legend as it is similar to the Desire and has no tight hardware restriction like Hero, Magic, etc.

  • http://Website Mike

    someone please send these guys and extra incredible. PLUUUUUUEEEEEEEAAAAAASSSSSEEEEE!

  • http://www.devolute.net devolute

    If I have a Desire (or similar) and use this, will I loose Sense?

  • http://Website Taupe Cool

    What about my Galaxy Spica?

  • http://Website vienessa

    I have a sprint HTC Hero and i have 2.1 i am new at all this so how can i get the froyo 2.2 for my hero? Please help me. Thank you

  • http://Website Jus10o

    Just port it over from the cdma Hero like yall do with the rest of our roms.

  • http://Website Matt

    There are already a few cyanogen ports available for the droid eris (CyanogenEris by Framework), check xda

    by the way, ROOT FOR ERIS: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=709450