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Jul
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CyanogenMod users rejoice: Cyanogen and the CM team are continuing to work feverishly to get CyanogenMod 6 into official release territory.

CyanogenMod 6 Release Candidate 2 ROMs for the Nexus One (and unofficially, the Droid), Dream, Magic, G1, and the MyTouch 3G are now available for download, along with Release Candidate 1 for the HTC EVO 4G.

Nexus One/Droid

Nexus One CM6 RC2 Download links (This will work on a Motorola Droid as well, see this CM forum post):

Nexus One Instructions:

INSTRUCTIONS:
- First time flashing CM 6 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 from earlier CM6?
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.

Dream/Sapphire, Magic, etc.

Dream/Sapphire, Magic, G1, MT3G Download links (Dream/G1 users, see DangerSPL guide if this is your first CM install):

Dream/Sapphire Instructions:

INSTRUCTIONS:
- First time flashing CM 6 to your Dream/Sapphire (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 from earlier CM6?
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.

HTC EVO 4G

HTC EVO 4G Download links (Still no 4G, FM radio, or HDMI out):

EVO 4G Instructions:

INSTRUCTIONS:
- First time flashing CM 6 to your Evo (or coming from another ROM)?
1. Unlock/root your device and install Clockwork Recovery via ROM Manager or Amon_RA's recovery image (You MUST be NAND unlocked!)
2. Do a Nandroid backup!
3. Update your radio if necessary
4. WIPE
5. Install the ROM
5. Optionally install the Google Addon
- Upgrading from earlier CM6?
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.

All of these releases are available on Clockwork ROM Manager (see our review here) as well (select manually, “Check For Updates” doesn’t seem to work).

Visually, there isn’t much difference in these releases as compared to previous versions of CyanogenMod 6. That said, I have noticed (so far) the following user-interface changes:

  • Lockscreen music controls (in CyanogenMod settings)
  • Update to ADW Launcher 1.0.1
  • Reboot/Power off prompt toggle (in CyanogenMod settings)
  • APN (3G/EDGE data) toggle on power control widget

No up-to-date change log is yet available, though one will certainly emerge fairly soon. This release has probably focused on fixing bugs, improving performance, and increasing efficiency - things which are not readily apparent after a few minutes of use. As more information about what RC2 (and RC1 for the EVO) is all about comes to light, we’ll be sure to keep you updated.

Source: @cyanogen

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • J0hn

    It's almost prime time ready! Can't wait for the final version.

  • Jan

    I have updated to RC2 on HTC Dream today. Maybe i did something wrong, but everything was crashing and phone was not usable. I couldn't even get to the phone list. In the end i was happy to put there old C5 (where things crash as well, but it is nothing in comparison to C6-RC2).
    Cyanogenmod makes great work and i will wait for final version too and then give it second try.

    Now I know why they say "backup, backup, backup!" :-)

  • david

    I will flash this once i get off work today. I know the team is very busy but i was just wondering why theres no update on cyanogenmod.com, theres no mention anywhere, just thought id mention it, thanks again guys

  • EDGAR

    I have a rooted Droid A854 and I tried to install cyanogen mod 6 from rom manager and now my phone just keeps showing the cyanogen mod screensaver and none of the buttons work. It's been that way for an hour now. Any ideas? I've tried to reboot and nothing.