CyanogenMod 7.1 Based On Android 2.3.7 Released; Now Supports 67 Devices!

It was more than two months ago, that the CyanogenMod team released CM7.1 beta. Since then, the team has rolling out nightlies daily with new features, bug fixes and many enhancements. But the team did not release or even talk about a stable CM7.1 build.


Today, the CM team has finally released a stable CyanogenMod 7.1 build, based on Android 2.3.7, for a bunch of devices. The new stable build contains some new features like a new lock screen style, support for Bluetooth mouse, FM support in many devices, touch to focus in camera, and an improved DSP Manager. There are lots of other changes as well, which I have not mentioned here.

With the release of CM7.1, the CM team now supports a whopping 68 devices! The stable CM7.1 release adds support for a bunch of new devices. Below is the list of all the new devices supported by CM7.1-:

  • HTC Desire S
  • HTC Incredible S
  • HTC Incredible 2
  • LG Optimus 2X and T-Mobile G2x
  • Motorola Backflip (Motus)
  • Motorola Cliq / Cliq XT
  • Motorola Defy
  • Motorola Droid 2
  • Motorola Droid X
  • Samsung Captivate
  • Samsung Fascinate
  • Samsung Mesmerize
  • Samsung Showcase
  • Samsung Vibrant
  • Samsung Galaxy S
  • Samsung Galaxy S2 (multiple carriers)
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X8
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
  • ZTE V9

As you can see, the CM7.1 stable build is now also available for Sony Ericsson’s Xperia range of handsets. Thanks to Sony Ericsson’s support, the TeamXperia developers were able to solve the camera issues, and the team managed to release a stable build for these handsets.

Right now CM7.1 for many devices is in beta stage, including the HTC Sensation, LG Optimus 3D and the HP TouchPad. The team will release a stable CM7.1 build for these devices, as and when all the major issues are solved. The full change log for CM7.1 can be found here, and the download link can be found here.

CyanogenMod 7.1 RC1 Based On Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread Released

The CyanogenMod team has finally released the first release candidate of CM7.1, which is based on Android 2.3.4.

Along with the latest version of Gingerbread, the CM team has also added some new features and support for more devices. With the release of CM7.1 RC, the CM team supports more than 44 Android powered devices. New inclusions include the Motorola Cliq XT, LG Optimus 2X, Samsung Galaxy S and the HTC Incredible S.


CM7.1 RC1 also includes some nifty new features like the ability to control screen brightness by swiping your finger across the notification bar (ala TouchWIZ). The browser JavaScript engine has also been updated to V8, so expect improvements in website rendering, and smoother browsing experience.

The whole change-log of CM7 RC1 can be found here. The default ADW launcher has also been updated to support transitions.

Since the ROM is still in RC, there might be some bugs and issues with it. Do report the bugs you find, to the CM team, which will help them in getting close to the final release.  CM7.1 RC1 can be downloaded from ROM Manager, or directly to your PC from here.

For the unknown, CM7 is the most popular AOSP based custom ROM out there. The amount of features and personalization offered by CM ROMs is unmatched. It includes some very useful features like DSP Manager, Theme Manager, Notification toggles in the notification bar, multiple lock-screens etc.