Today, in the wee hours of the morning, Cyanogen tweeted what many people have been waiting for: video footage of CM6.1 up and running on his T-Mobile G2.


His explanation for how things work:

Basically what I'm doing is temprooting and rebooting all of userspace with CM on the sdcard. Gonna keep refining it while the really persistent and smart guys from #g2root keep working on a permanent root.

And there you have it. We wouldn't expect to see a release until a permaroot is established, but it looks like things are definitely moving along nicely. Video:

[Source: AndroidSPIN, Cyanogen Twitter]

Aaron Gingrich
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  • chris

    CM remaining after reboot? unheard of...

    • Aaron Gingrich

      I don't know that it lasts after reboot. I would guess not since you have to reroot.

  • elijahblake

    So does anyone know if cyanogenmod does this for a living? Or is this something he does on the side because it seems like he has to be putting in tons of hours on all these ROMS..

    I wonder if that many people actually click the donate button...

  • chris

    I'm hoping a permanent root is capable on this phone, because if It doesn't happen within a week, back to T-Mobile this g2 goes.

    • Aaron Gingrich

      I'm sure it will.... not sure how soon, but I have no doubt that they will achieve something permanent.

      • Jon Boeck

        Excuse me for being dumb but what is the benefit of rooting a phone in the first place? What does it allow the user of the phone to do?