CyanogenMod 7.1 for Android

Posted on Tuesday, Jun 28 2011 on 12:00 AM

The developers behind CyanogenMod 7 for all the various Android devices supported have been hard at work since the release of CM7 final, as anyone downloading their nightlies can attest to. While there have been a few new minor versions since the final, it's nearing time for the custom ROM to have its next significant release, as evidenced by the first RC prepared for CM7.1.

CyanogenMod 7.1 now uses Android 2.3.4 under the hood, so those of you with front-facing cameras on your devices can now enjoy some Google Talk video chat. That's hardly the only reason to check out 7.1, which includes dozens of new features and fixes. You'll want to check out the changelog for the full breakdown, but some of the changes include new gesture support for setting options and launching apps, expanded FM radio support and functionality, and some new call-related features like blacklist wildcards and more notification options.

Support for more Android devices has been coming to CM7 since its final release, so if you shied away because of incompatibility in the past, do yourself a favor and check out where you stand now. Official Galaxy S support, for instance, was just announced last month. If you find an RC 7.1 build for your Android, download, fire up ROM Manager (taking necessary backup precautions), and check her out.


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