If you are too bothered by the fact that your Phone manufacturer has still not released *official* Gingerbread for your HTC, Motorola (and few Samsung phones), its time to Root your Android get your handson Android’s most popular custom ROM: Cyanogen.
CyanogenMod has stepped deep into Gingerbread territory with version 7. That means your seemingly outdated phone may actually be able to keep up with the times, after all.
CyanogenMod 7 hasn’t reached a Stable version just yet, but nightly builds are available and have little problems. CyanogenMod supports a large number of Phone models: at the time of writing a total of 15 phones have working builds, including Nexus One, Nexus S.
I’ve been using it on my Nexus One for few weeks now, and it actually works but its definitely bit buggy.
Cyanogen has plans to support more phones with this release, for the meantime you can get it on your phone, if you have one of the below:
- HTC Glacier (T-Mobile MyTouch 4G)
- HTC Vision (T-Mobile G2, or Desire Z in the UK)
- Samsung Nexus S
- Samsung Galaxy S
- HTC legend
- HTC Wildfire
- HTC Espresso (T-Mobile MyTouch 3G Slide)
- Motorola Droid
- HTC Passion (Nexus One)
- Commtiva z71 (Motorola XT502)
- HTC Intruder (AT&T Aria)
- HTC Incredible (Droid Incredible)
- HTC Supersonic (Sprint Evo 4G)
- Motorola Bravo
- HTC Desire HD (AT&T Inspire 4G)
- GeeksPhone One
If you are new to Modding and Rooting, I recommend you read our Android Rooting guides. Then on, you can proceed to learn about Installing Cyanogen on Android Phone and even checkout Cyanogen wiki for installation guides. You can get additional help from me on Twitter @taranfx or from XDA Developers forum.
Start rooting, I bet once you move to Custom ROMs, you will realize true beauty and Power of Android.
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