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Cyanogen 7.1 goes stable for 68 devices

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Cyanogen 7.1 goes stable for 68 devices
Good news for the Android root crew, Cyanogen 7.1 is now a stable release. Cyanogen is the big name in custom Android ROMs because it has an extensive developer team including translators for various languages, great features, and a long list of compatible devices. Cyanogen 7.1 shows off all of those strengths. 

Under the hood, Cyanogen 7.1 has updated the base Android version to 2.3.7, meaning it gets all of the bug fixes that Google has been pushing out, and has updated the kernel to There are also new Cyanogen features to enjoy like: Bluetooth mouse support, the ability to revoke app permissions, touch-to-focus in the camera app, and screenshots via the power menu. There are a bunch more features added, which you can find in the changelog. Also, if you want to try it out, there is also experimental support for Google Talk video chat, which even works on phones without front-facing cameras. We tried it out on a Nexus One, and it worked well aside from having to choose to see the person we were chatting with or letting them see us, since the N1 has no front camera. 

As we mentioned Cyanogen 7.1 is available for 68 devices, though not all are stable releases. The newly included devices supported include the entire line of Xperia devices; HTC Desire S, Incredible S, and Incredible 2; LG Optimus 2X and T-Mobile G2x; Motorola Backflip, Cliq / Cliq XT, Defy, DROID 2, and DROID X; Samsung Captivate, Fascinate, Mesmerize, Showcase, Vibrant, Galaxy S and Galaxy S2, and the ZTE V9. 

The Cyanogen team has also announced that the next version will be Cyanogen 9, because the Honeycomb code will not be made public, so they will be skipping over Cyanogen 8 and go straight to 9, which will be based on Ice Cream Sandwich.

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posted on 11 Oct 2011, 20:52

1. ikjoiu (Posts: 16; Member since: 09 Oct 2011)

im new to android but i always wonder what does cyanogen do?

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 22:22 4

5. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2720; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Cyanogen is a custom ROM which adds features to stock Android. The main drawing points for it are that it removes bloatware and manufacturer skins from devices, and also tends to push OS updates faster and to more devices than manufacturers usually do. For example, as noted in the article, the Motorola Cliq is supported with Cyanogen 7.1, and this would be the only way to get Gingerbread, because Motorola won't be bothering to push the update to that handset.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 22:36

6. ikjoiu (Posts: 16; Member since: 09 Oct 2011)

ohh i see thanks for replying.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 00:22

9. sethyvball (Posts: 46; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Do you know any websites that show you how to do this? Ive been trying for hours but the instructions on some websites are so confusing.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 08:05

12. XrandomdroidX (Posts: 11; Member since: 03 Jul 2011)

xda developers would be my best bet

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 20:55

2. Zoenphlux (Posts: 50; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)

Free's your mind.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 20:56

3. Zoenphlux (Posts: 50; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)

come on touchpad!

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 21:50

4. jbrown187 (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Feb 2011)

Cyanogen replaces your stock firmware, freeing your device from bloatware and adding lots of extra features.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 22:46

7. digitalfreak (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)

Quick question...if I flash this ROM or any other custom ROM, can I go back and get my apps that I have already paid for once without paying again? How does the market know it is my device...from my gmail login?


posted on 11 Oct 2011, 22:58

8. cybervlad81 (Posts: 89; Member since: 04 Apr 2011)

It goes off your account not your phone, so you should be fine.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 06:14

10. rob (unregistered)

wish they didn't pass over Samsung infuse :{

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 06:19

11. theindianguy (Posts: 90; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)

finaalllyyy cynogen mod for htc desire s :D now y dont they add official support to it...

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 09:48

13. prometheus (unregistered)

how about the samsung epic?

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 09:50

14. mhoz21 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)

new to android too....so how will i get this update for my S2?

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 13:25

15. ACI (unregistered)

Hi All! I had Android phone, some time ago and recently got a used Nexus S. I comes clean with no bloatware, at least I didn't see any. So all I wanted to do is install app that overclocks CPU and that is it. Do I need root only or I will have to get this custom ROM? Thanks

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 13:40

16. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)

Seriously ? No Desire HD stable release ?

posted on 17 Dec 2011, 08:54

17. BenCjamin (Posts: 80; Member since: 13 May 2011)

Cyanogen just noted that 7.1 build for SGSII is no longer considered stable because of the various bugs it had.

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