CyanogenMod

The first major CyanogenMod release of the year is upon us, as the leading custom Android firmware launches the first release candidate (RC) build for version 7.2. CM release candidates are generally considered stable enough for regular use, and are intended to flush out the last remaining bugs before the final release. 

In addition to the large jump in the number of supported devices, currently at 69 for the new release candidate, CM 7.2 adds bug fixes and new features. These include a few which have back-ported from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Others, such as the T9 predictive phone dialer, are found in manufacturer ROMs but not stock Android.

CyanogenMod 7.2 is still based on Gingerbread, so the list of supported devices focuses on phones and tablets running Android 2.3.7 or older. CyanogenMod 9, the next major version, is based on Android 4.0. Early nightly builds of CM9 are available for a few devices, including the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S.

Hit the source link for the gigantic list of CM 7.2-supported phones. We've got the full changelog after the break.

Source: CyanogenMod

CyanogenMod 7.2 RC1 changelog

  • New devices: Samsung Galaxy Ace, Mini, and Epic. LGE Optimus Black, 3D, Hub, Pro, Sol, and One. Motorola Atrix. Sony Ericsson Xperia Live, Pro, and Active. Huawei U8150
  • Common: Updated translations - (everyone)
  • Common: T9 predictive Phone dialer - Danesh M, Pawit Pornkitprasan
  • Common: Media player and recorder fixes for a number of corner cases - CAF, Danny Baumann
  • Common: Profile resets - Ladios Jonquil
  • Common: Assorted Wifi fixes
  • OMAP Common: Support for recent OMAP3/OMAP4 devices - omapzoom
  • Common: Control haptic in quiet hours - Danesh M
  • Common: Lockscreen updates and new styles - Andrew Sutherland, Danny Baumann, Danesh M, Sven Dawitz, Taichi Nishimura
  • Common: Bluetooth MAP support - Jonathan Bensen
  • Common: ICS telephony fix backports - Spencer Oliver
  • Common: Support for Bluetooth GPS dongles - Cuong Bui
  • Common: Better support for mouse and usb keyboards - Emilio Lopez, Tanguy Pruvot
  • Common: Fix timezone detection in Hawaii - Warren Togami
  • Common: ICS Transition effects backport - Russ Underhill
  • Common: ICS Rotation effects backport - Tanguy Pruvot
  • Common: Allow photo storage selection when possible - Greg Kochaniak
  • Common: Improved Calendar reminder options - Danny Baumann
  • Common: Fix color banding in Gallery while displaying 32bpp images - Sang Tae Park
  • Common: ADB over network
  • Common: Improved AVRCP 1.3 compatibility
  • Common: Improved external keyboard and mouse behaviour on some corner cases - Tanguy Pruvot
  • Common: Status bar battery icon configuration - Simon Davie
  • Samsung Galaxy S GSM devices: Fix emergency dialing
  • p990: Add FM Radio support
  • p990/p999: fix background calls, fix HDMI output in 1080p
  • zeppelin, morrison, motus: Fixed camera zooming issues
  • Samsung Galaxy S devices: Add tv-out
  • Several devices: Fix device identification on Android Market
  • crespo, jordan, blade, v9, Samsung Galaxy S devices: Device specific settings section
 

Reader comments

CyanogenMod 7.2 release candidate now live with support for 69 Android devices

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Yeah... It bites... And for this reason, I'll be sticking to Nexus devices from here on out and learning how to do this stuff myself as well...

hey harold42483, i have evo 3d with ics on it another with cm7.1 and yet another with synergy rom, and like 25 more roms sitting on my computer, there is actually lots of roms out there for the 3d you just have to look hard enough and jump through a few hoops here and there to find them is all.....

Thanks for not supporting the T-Mobile GS2 CYANOGEN, I wish I can take all my money away from you guys that I've donated in hopes of you supporting my phone, which amounts to over $600 since this phones release. And don't give me this 'drivers' cr4p either because you have this working just fine on alot of worthless devices. FU©K YOU CM TEAM. AND FU©K WHOEVER HAS A PROBLEM WITH THIS COMMENT. IM SELLING THIS DUMB PHONE ALREADY. HATE TOUCHWIZ.

This is why qualified developers give up on Android, the community is full of lunatics like this.

NICE! right after i flashed 7.1 too... (finally got up the will to spend a million hours jumping through the many many hoops required to root an Evo Shift...)

Hoops indeed. And after I jumped through all of them, apps moved to the SD card won't work after a reboot. Still, I gonna wipe and try 7.2.

EDIT: never mind. found what i needed.

am i missing something? or is that list at that source link short about 48 devices?

Yeah, if you click on the individual device over on the left it should still show you the RC download.

For example, my G2x (p999) isn't in the RC list, but the p999 list shows the RC.

As everybody anticipates ICS this is great news for all those phones that will never get the upgrade. 70 devices!!

Just upgraded my DInc from 7.1 to 7.2RC. No problems whatsoever.

Flashed from Clockworkmod recovery menu and restored with Titanium Backup Pro. With the exception of re-allowing some apps super-user permission again, re-installing a Roboto system font, and restoring the newest Google Play version manually, everything is running smoothly and all data and settings are restored.

Liking the new blue status bar icons!

I upgraded to 7.1 when it went stable, and I almost reverted because of a display issue (turning the phone on didn't always turn the screen on, so I'd have to turn it off and back on again). I decided to stick with it though. So when 7.2 went RC, I flashed it on. But it has a worse problem, at least for me. My Supersonic reboots at random times now. Not full reboots, but back to the CM boot animation. So I just restored 7.1. I'll try again when it goes stable. I love CM, but whatever version was before 7.1 (6.5 maybe?) was the best for me. I may try to go back to that if I can. Newer isn't always better.

Is that right? I've run Cyanogenmod kangs on my tbolt since the day I bought it. Granted they all have their little quirks, but that's all part of the fun, right?