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The long-awaited first beta (release candidate) of CyanogenMod 6 is available for download on the HTC Nexus One, Dream, and Magic devices as of 10:15PST this evening. While Cyanogen’s site is experiencing some seriously debilitating traffic, we’ve managed to get links to all the downloads for those of you eagerly awaiting a taste of what CyanogenMod 6 will bring to your phone. Additionally, Cyanogen has said it will be available via ROM Manager very shortly.

Download Links

Download Links For HTC Dream/Magic

Download Links for Nexus One

Instructions For Installation

Here are the instructions for the Dream and Magic, ala XDA Forums:

It's important to know that the "DangerSPL" (or DeathSPL or Haykuro's SPL or whatever you prefer) is a prerequisite for Dream/G1 users. Magic (MT3G etc) users do *not* need to do this. Ciwrl has written a guide to installing this bootloader. Flashing this bootloader under the wrong conditions can actually brick your device, so pay attention to the guide. CM releases have always avoided this requirement, but the new bootloader frees up enough space so that no crazy hacks are required for a fully functional system, and it's easier to keep in sync with the N1/Droid releases.
INSTRUCTIONS:
- First time flashing CM to your Nexus (or coming from another ROM)?
1. Unlock/root your device and install Clockwork Recovery via ROM Manager or Amon_RA's recovery image
2. Do a Nandroid backup!
3. Update your radio if necessary
4. WIPE
5. Install the ROM
5. Optionally install the Google Addon
- Upgrading?
1. Do a Nandroid Backup!
2. Install the ROM (your Google apps will be backed up automatically)
HOW TO REPORT BUGS OR PROBLEMS?
- Was it a hard reboot? Get me the file "/proc/last_kmsg".
- Was it a soft reboot or a "boot loop"? Run "adb logcat" and get me the full output.
- Pastebin links preferred
- Please use the issue tracker whenever possible!
Please visit the CyanogenMod Wiki for step-by-step installation walkthroughs and tons of other useful information.

And here are the instructions for the Nexus One:

INSTRUCTIONS:
- First time flashing CM to your Nexus (or coming from another ROM)?
1. Unlock/root your device and install Clockwork Recovery via ROM Manager or Amon_RA's recovery image
2. Do a Nandroid backup!
3. Update your radio if necessary
4. WIPE
5. Install the ROM
5. Optionally install the Google Addon
- Upgrading?
1. Do a Nandroid Backup!
2. Install the ROM (your Google apps will be backed up automatically)
HOW TO REPORT BUGS OR PROBLEMS?
- Was it a hard reboot? Get me the file "/proc/last_kmsg".
- Was it a soft reboot or a "boot loop"? Run "adb logcat" and get me the full output.
- Pastebin links preferred
- Please use the issue tracker whenever possible!
Please visit the CyanogenMod Wiki for step-by-step installation walkthroughs and tons of other useful information.

Changelog

We’ve provided the full changelog for CM6 RC1, and it makes great reading material while you eagerly await your phone to flash the ROM.

6.0.0-pre
  • ANDROID: Google, HTC, Qualcomm, and everybody else. We <3 U
  • Common: Deskclock extra settings - cyanogen, mtwebster
  • Common: ADWLauncher 0.9 - Ander Webbs
  • Common: Music app enhancements - Eliot Stocker
  • Common: Phone mod V.30.1 - cytown
  • Common: WyContacts 1.2 - Wysie (port to Froyo by Sileht)
  • Common: Superuser 2.2.2 - Adam Shanks (ChainsDD)
  • Common: MMS enhancements from Ruqqq, Takuo Kitame, Jef Oliver
  • Common: Improved RTL text rendering - David Kohen, Omri Baumer
  • Common: Themable user interface elements - Wysie, bcrook, jeagoss
  • Common: FLAC playback support - Kenny Root, Cyanogen, Glenn Maynard
  • Common: Lockscreen enhancements - Wysie
  • Common: Long-press home options - Wysie, bcrook
  • Common: OpenVPN support - James Bottomley, Takuo Kitame
  • Common: Br0tips - Kmobs
  • Common: Browser incognito mode - Optedoblivion
  • Common: Zipalign on install (if needed) + system dex cache to /cache - Cyanogen/Chris Soyars
  • Common: Customizable Nexus LWP - Chris Soyars/Cyanogen
  • Common: JIT toggle, configurable heapsize, compcache supprt - Cyanogen
  • Common: Adjustable haptic feedback - Michael Webster
  • Common: Custom wallpapers - jairomeo, prash, SatanR1
  • Common: Battery percentage display - canadiancow, jeagoss
  • Common: Trackball wake, trackball unlock, menu unlock - Jon Boekenoogen/Kmobs
  • Common: Surfaceflinger night mode and effects - Jeff Sharkey
  • Common: Reflow webviews on pinch option - Jonas Larsson
  • Common: Enhanced accelerometer settings - Jonas Larsson
  • Common: A2DP bugfixes - Glenn Maynard
  • Common: Browser fullscreen mode and other enhancements - Wysie
  • Common: Translations: Takuo Kitame, Matthias Büchner, Eug89
  • Common: Major build system enhancements by Chris Soyars & Koush
  • Common: Long press volume buttons to skip songs - Jon Boekenoogen
  • Common: Accelerated ARMv7 JPEG decoding - Qualcomm
  • Common: Patch wrangling - Cyanogen, Chris Soyars, Koush
  • Common: Bluetooth HID support - Erin Yueh @ 0xlabs
  • Common: Mouse pointer support - Chih-Wei Huang (android-x86)
  • Common: Configurable install location + allow move any app to external storage - Cyanogen
  • N1/DS: Kernel 2.6.34 with Pershoot/Kmobs clock settings
  • N1: Maintainer: Cyanogen
  • D/S: Maintainer: Cyanogen
  • D/S: Camera reverse engineering by NCommander & Cyanogen
  • D/S: Kernel patches for stability from Zinx Verituse
  • D/S: MT3G Fender/1.2 support from Zinx Verituse
  • Droid: Maintainer: Koush
  • Hero: Lox (GSM), Darchstar (CDMA)
  • Bravo (Desire): Maintainers: behnaam, Kali-
  • Incredible: Maintiner: Koush
  • Espresso (Slide): Maintainers: Wes Garner, Chris Soyars

Credit: CyanogenMod

David Ruddock
David's phone is an HTC One. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, imparting a legal perspective on tech news, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Tokin jedi

    Wuts with all the links in the comments?
    Damn twits :P

  • Poor

    You should provide the MD5 checksum with the link, to the very least for the radio since it is in .img, a corrupt download can BRICK a phone and there's no way to confirm the files is ok since the MD5 is not there, beside it is in the source forum

    Radio Firmware: 4.0.6.00.12_7 (FROYO RADIO, REQUIRED!)
    Download: http://android.chemlab.org/android/n...06.00.12_7.img
    MD5Sum: 3321c196d8ec1cf748fd20c3c4068520

  • http://elitecore.com Dhaval Yoganandi

    Is it worth to install. I am non-rooted guy. what are the benefits I will be getting on my nexus one after installing CM6?

  • http://androidtobe.blogspot.com/ a2b

    I've just posted instructions to install CyanogenMod-6.0.0-RC1 on the Nexus One, upgrading from CynogenMod-5.0.8-N1.
    It's here : http://androidtobe.blogspot.com/2010/07/nexus-one-how-to-upgrade-to-cyanogenmod.html