Apr 11 AT 10:12 AM Alberto Vildosola 20 Comments

CyanogenMod 7.0 now available for the masses

It’s finally here. The moment you’ve been waiting for – or not if you’ve been using the release candidates. The devs/hackers/code-ninjas at CyanogenMod released version 7.0 of its famous ROM today. CyanogenMod 7.0 is available for 30 devices and has way too many improvements to even bother listing them. But the most important feature of all is that the ROM is based on Android’s latest and greatest version: Gingerbread. To refresh your memory, Gingerbread features:

  • UI refinements for simplicity and speed
  • Faster, more intuitive text input
  • One-touch word selection and copy/paste
  • Improved power management
  • Control over applications. “Manage applications” shortcut in the Home menu
  • Native Internet calling support
  • Support for Near-field communications
  • Downloads app for downloads management
  • Many under the hood enhancements to speed and responsiveness

There you have it folks, more features and improvements than you can shake a stick at. If you have one of the 30 supported devices head on to CyanogenMod’s website and select your device from the list. Now how about adding support for the LG Optimus One? Pretty please, with sugar on top?

Source: CyanogenMod

Alberto is a college student living somewhere between Miami, Sarasota and the World Wide Web. Although a former iPhone owner, Alberto is now a proud Android enthusiast. You can follow Alberto on Twitter and Google+ for his thoughts unworthy of an article.

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  • JamTheMan

    Nice… Just wished they could get it onto the SE X10…

    • http://Website SquirrelWithAGunAtTheZoo

      Well the X10 has been rooted recently, and SE has already promised to release an unlock-tool (albeit the tool might not be for the X10, I don’t know) so maybe, if you’re lucky, X10 support for CM8 will be an option.

  • http://Website Noriega713

    So far the update has been great on my G2….but I would like to see what will cyanogen do when the official update for the G2 when it comes out.

    • http://varemenos.com/ Varemenos

      what exactly are you expecting them to do?

  • mralimcb

    No love for my Defy then. Oh well, at least it’s life proof lol

  • http://Website macdrunk

    So when for the xperia x10

  • http://Website Hans

    Unfortunately, no love for the Fascinate. Oh well, at least there are other amazing devs at XDA that make awesome ROMS for us. Congrats to those who can use this ROM. :)

  • http://Website matthew

    I would like to use it but gingerbread will not allow me to use wireless tether with the root access. Carriers are sendng out messages to everyone that does use wireless tether and tellng them they need to purchase the ones the carriers provide. I have tried every wireless tether in the market except for t’he one that doesn’t require root access. But other then that I like the cm7. I don’t know if they have wimax for evo though.

    • Alan Reboli

      Are you using cm7 currently? Cm7 has native wifi tether and I’m using it now and it works just fine. Also, cm7 has wimax support.

  • andrew.matten

    how to update zte blade to cyanogenmod 7 stable

  • http://Website iDreamless

    No support HTC Thunderbolt!!! R yhu serious?! Wuld love 2 c this changed, its only tha best phn on Verizon

    • http://Website bob.mitkins

      You make all Verizon customers look bad, stop it.

  • http://Website Kazahani

    Did you miss the part about android being open source? Apple already has access to it.

    Or are you just a useless troll?

  • http://Website snowbdr89

    Only post i wanna see from cyanogen is cyanogen now available for the tbolt. : )

  • Uncemister

    Yeah if only this were easy for the mytouch 4g, im still knee deep in code and cant even root it yet

    • http://Website Marcus

      Dude, I have a nexus one and I can’t root it and I want cm7 so badly!

  • http://Website sir0821

    This works flawlessly on the Nook Color. I couldn’t be happier.

    Thank you Cyanogenmod.

  • http://Website clocinnorcal

    CM7 for Vibrant has lots of bugs still :(