Cyanogen 9 gets progress update

Cyanogen 9 gets progress update
The CyanogenMod team has posted an update about the progress being made on Cyanogen 9, which is built on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and it gives a good insight into who will be seeing the ROM first and why. Team Douche has been relatively quiet on the work until now, aside from a working version for the Nexus S.

Word had come out before that OG DROID users would be out of luck when it came to Cyanogen 9, and that still stands, although the team is working to support devices back to around the Nexus One. The advice from Team Douche is that it may be time to upgrade if you still have an OG DROID. The team also explained that work is going slowly because they have to completely rethink the modifications and customizations that they had built into Cyanogen 7, because Ice Cream Sandwich changes so much of the functionality in Android. Also, the team has to build many drivers from scratch, because ICS breaks compatibility with camera and graphics drivers in order to provide "insane performance."

Apparently, work is moving faster on devices with either TI OMAP, Qualcomm MSM8660/7X30, and Samsung Exynos CPUs, and devices with those chips should see Cyanogen 9 first. There are also a couple Tegra 2 devices, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Asus Transformer, which should also see the ROM sooner rather than later.

source: Cyanogen

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20 Comments

1. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

hopefully the Verizon Droid Razr can see some of this.. Unlocking the bootloader is becoming a pain the arse

14. Androidtidbits.com

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

Only if Verizon allows to update their phones.

19. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

yeah.. thats the pain.. but there is already a rom for the Vzw Razr.. its the Deodexed Rom.. allows themes to be installed. and change the boot animation and all that. nothing fancy no performance boosts or anything

2. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

after cyanogenmod 7 was such an epic fail on SGS2, maybe they will redeem themselves and focus on a release for it first...

4. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

What happened that made it a epic fail on the galaxy s 2? first im hearing about it so i hvae to ask

5. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Youre right. They owe it to you to make sure its bug free and your pleasure to use. I think they should formally apologize to you on their website as well.

7. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

oh come on... don't be a douchebag just because i posted an opinion. i elaborated... they don't owe me anything, i have a choice, and i just don't like theirs... i respect what they do and will always try their roms and support them! For those that thumbed down my post - do you own a sgs2 with cm7? if so, please elaborate why you think i am not right? othervise, you are just blind fanboys like those apple ones...

8. Dmann

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

LOL. I had CM7 on mine for like 15 mins. Then went Batista and am now on Check. It immediately started to conflict with many apps I had. And it was the stable release already. But appreciate the effort and I admire the team. Will try CM9 for sure.

13. Martine

Posts: 102; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

SGS II, CM7 is one of the worst ROMS out there for SGS II. MIUI and others are much better IMO, although I must admit I also don't like MIUI because it's too iPhoney. I also tried CM7.1 but ran away after about 25mins of thorough testing. Presently I'm using SlimROM 1.0.7 with Void.Echo......best of both worlds

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

CM isnt always the best. Its a brand name.. brands have good moments and bad. Over all, CM's finals are top notch stuff though, which is why so many people use the product. DONATE TO YOUR DEVELOPERS. :)

17. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Tried miui for a while but got bored with it and missed alot of stock tw4 features...so I installed stock deodexed rom with jkay and ics domination theme which I believe is the best which makes the phone feel even better than out the box...didn't think a theme would make such a difference but it does

6. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

the only improvements were small typical cm tweaks that really didn't improve much functionality, but are fine and nice thing to play with (screen rotates to all 4 sides you hold it, there is the useless, but fun render effect, ui tweaks...). but every core functionality of the phone was much worse than on stock - video codecs/performance/hardware support was practically nonexistent, and as you know there is no better video player on the market than the stock sgs2 - sound was much weaker than on stock, with bugs on volume control and the dsp manager that can only be described as sound distorter... - dull colors of the display with no ability to tune (as on stock) - very bad battery life - i love Kies air, and of course it's not there as it's Samsung software and various other bugs and dissapointments that i can't remember right now, but you can check their forum, they even withdrew their final release and put it back to rc status because of all the bugs. i appreciate what they are doing, but i just think that sammy nailed it with stock firmware on sgs2.

11. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

That's a pretty odd (and agreeably disappointing) experience you've had. It's weird since the CM team works for Samsung on their software team and they were given SGSII's before they were available to the public, so you'd think their CM7 would be more polished than the stock...

12. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

yes, i also think it's weird, but there are obviously at least 7 people here that were happy with cm7 on their sgs2... i wish they shared their experience. or are they just trolling...?

3. Dmw034

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

Galaxy Nexus should be the first to see it.

10. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Dir-da-dir

9. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

CM posted the progress update 8 days ago. This is hardly "new"s. XD

15. Androidtidbits.com

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

I'm looking forward for CM9 on ASUS Transformer Prime.

18. squeeb

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Yea my OG Droid is getting a bit long in the tooth...I hope the D4 release drops the price of the D3 so I can snag one..

20. BenCjamin

Posts: 80; Member since: May 13, 2011

I can't wait for this update to come out! I'm on 7.1 with my SGSII and loving it! But I can't Wait to see ICS on my phone. Also cyanogen noted that 7.1 is no longer considered a stable build for SGSII because of it's buggyness. Cmon update!

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