May 06 AT 10:18 AM Edgar Cervantes 20 Comments

CyanogenMod updates to version 7.0.3, fixes bugs and security hole

If you have been keeping yourself updated with Android news, you have probably heard all the hype about security, location, and privacy for the past couple weeks. Though such issues are a given (since most of the benefits of working “in the cloud” are made possible due to these features), they can become dangerous and sometimes get out of hand.

CyanogenMod has just released version 7.0.3, which consists of a bug fix for the update notification system and fixing a security hole. The release is still based on Android 2.3.3, so don’t get your hopes up on that video chatting feature (Check Alberto’s article for an alternative way to accomplish this).

In an attempt to keep hackers away from CyanogeMod users, the team has kept information about this security hole private, so we do not know exactly how we could be affected. Regardless, the issue has been fixed, and you can now head over to CyanogenMod’s mirror network to download this update, or it can also be found on Rom Manager.

You should not install this update if you are already running a recent nightly build, only if you are coming from 7.0, 7.0.2, or Chris Soyars

Before you install this update, make sure you are on the right version of CyanogenMod, or you may run into some issues. Aside from minor bug fixes, the main factor here is your security, which is always valuable. If you are running CyanogenMod, go and update to version 7.0.3 before the hackers find the weak spot. Now that we can all breathe and feel safer, don’t forget to share your comments with us. How are you guys liking the new CyanogenMod? Do you feel better now that this security hole is patched?

Via: Phandroid

Source: CyanogenMod

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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  • http://Website m

    i feel…. so safe.

    • http://Website Mark

      Android must be full of bugs, i suppose.
      I got the iPhone, which isnt buggy and doesnt drain the battery nor reboots.

      • http://Website @neidlinger

        You also have a head up your ass but i don’t want that either. So you are just chuck full of win.

      • http://Website protozeloz

        ohh yeah and your phone tracking you even while you turned the feature off isn’t a considerable bug

  • http://Website Josh

    Cm7 is great, and I love knowing the dev team is on top of security patching. As long as this stuff doesn’t start churning out at Windows Update pace, I’ll do 0.x updates whenever they’re out.

  • http://Website Alan

    CM7 has given new life to my Eris. I am no longer temped to get an early upgrade. In fact my next phone will be another free/EOL one so I can immediately upgrade to CyanogenMod.

  • rhY

    There’s no HTC Magic love. So I’m still stuck on Cyanogenmod 6. Weak.

    • http://Website Android.Luvr

      There are custom ports of CM7 for Magic, check the Magic section on XDA and you’ll find a few.

  • http://Website ADam

    i tried to update this morning. however, a lot of things didn’t work. i went back to 7.0.2. i really wish that i could go to 7.0.3. i love cyanogenmod. anybody else having trouble?

  • ayocuz

    Everyone loves cyanogen the g2x build is so buggy that I can’t even fully use it. I still prefer cyanogen thou. their shit is the best out

    • http://Website CactusCat

      You’re right, lots of people like CM. However, if you’ll notice, they don’t put much out unless its on an HTC unit. CM definitely knows and loves HTC phones. However, other brands, like Sammy or LG, their stuff is not so solid. In my case, my Samsung Vibrant rocked big time with TeamWhiskey’s ROMs (currently on Bionix 1.3.1). I would like to see CM get on the ball on the G2X with their stuff and since I heard that the man himself bought a G2X, we just might!

      • http://Website clocinnorcal

        Bionix 1.3.1 + Overstock 2.4.1 for me. CM7 is not even close to run on Vibrant. Agreed they should focus on other awesome phones.

        • http://Website Pathogen

          HTC or gtfo.

  • Prince77

    I am planning to to put CM7 on my Evo. Can someone direct me to a website that will show me and tell what all I need to have before I do it

    • http://Website clocinnorcal

      Google “Xda developers”
      There you should find everything you need.

  • http://Website emily92

    it doesnt work on my iphone 3gs. this mod is pathetic.

    • http://Website bradley

      CM is only for android phones. If your looking to mod your iphone you must use jailbreak. Such as redsnow, snowbreeze, green poison, black rain, and many more. You can not use CM on ios devices because its running ios and not android. CM uses adw.launcher in which is not compatible with iphones.

  • Prince77

    Okay, I got CM7 on my Evo the first try, but can someone tell me what I did wrong. My battery seems to get hot and stays hot. What did I mess up?

    • Prince77

      I figured it out… works great.

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