Last Updated: October 29th, 2010

After celebrating CyanogenMod 6.0 hitting the final release version for a multitude of devices, the CM team got right back to work on the next version of the largest Android ROM on the planet. 2 months worth of sleepless nights paid off, as minutes ago, Cyanogen announced a new major milestone - CM 6.1 Release Candidate 1. According to the team, the release is definitely good enough to be a daily driver, and the remaining bugs will be quickly squashed, so go ahead and fearlessly hit up the download links below.


Feature-wise, Cyanogen mentions "Pedlar’s notification powerbar, insane performance boosts on all platforms (install SetCPU if you want to take it further), powerful new features in the camera app, new email features, FM radio support (contributed by the MIUI team), and a whole lot of other great stuff!" Here is this list for your convenience:


  • Common: Update to Android 2.2.1
  • Common: Various bugfixes from AOSP and CodeAurora
  • Common: ADWLauncher 1.2.0 - Ander Webbs
  • Common: Configurable audio focus for music app - Jonas Larsson
  • Common: APN cleanup (fixes many issues with GPS and MMS) - Cyanogen
  • Common: Use ARMv6 optimizations for DS/Hero targets - Ninpo
  • Common: AudioDSP updates - Antti S. Lankila
  • Common: Status bar themes - Michael Webster
  • Common: Email app updates** - Michael Webster
  • Common: Selected kernel optimizations - Kernelzilla
  • Common: EMMC support - Koush
  • Common: Camcorder touch-to-focus - Cyanogen
  • Common: Notification "quiet hours" - Evan Charlton
  • Common; Superuser 2.3.6 - Adam Shanks (ChainsDD)
  • Common: Camera/camcorder continuous autofocus - Cyanogen
  • Common: Camera option sliders - Cyanogen
  • Common: Control locking of MMS app in memory - Julian J. M
  • Common: Kill foreground app by long-pressing back - Evan Charlton
  • Common: New AppWidgetPicker dialog - boombuler@XDA
  • Common: FileManager app - OpenIntents (graphics update from Fitsnugly)
  • Common: Anonymous install statistics gathering - Chris Soyars
  • Common: Stable shot camera mode - Cyanogen
  • Common: Dual-mode snooze (long press dismiss) - Evan Charlton
  • Common: Compose SMS/MMS via search button long press - Wes Garner
  • Common: Notification category support - Pedlar
  • Common: Galaxy S style power widget in notification bar - Pedlar
  • Common: Autodetect if we should use /cache for system dex files - Kali-
  • Common: Quick PIN unlock - gsarrica
  • Common: Increase performance of Gallery3D caching system - Androbot
  • Common: Gallery3D bugfixes and improvements - CodeAurora
  • Common: Gallery3D highres patches - Petar Šegina
  • Common: Skia performance enhancements - CodeAurora
  • Common: APN list update - Paul Weiss
  • Common: Fix AGPS issues on all platforms
  • Common: Ability to customize location to save attachments in MMS - Wes Garner
  • Common: Dismiss notifications by swiping - Evan Charlton
  • Common: Enabled Sound Recorder app
  • Common: Bluetooth OBEX performance boost - Sony
  • Common: Updated Terminal Emulator app - Jack Palevich
  • Common: Updated headset drawables - blunden
  • N1/Bravo/Supersonic: FM Radio support - MIUI - http://miui.com (graphics from Fitsnugly, HaXzAmaTiC, and blunden)
  • N1/DS - Kernel 2.6.35 based on Pershoot's repository
  • DS: Updated hardware drivers from official release
  • DS: CompCache sizes can be adjusted through CMParts - Wes Garner
  • Supersonic - Kernel 2.6.34 courtesy of Toast and Madcoder
  • Bravo: Kernel 2.6.35
  • Espresso: Improve backlights - Wes Garner
  • Espresso: Kernel OC patch - dumfuq (no OC by default)
  • Legend/Supersonic: Proper notification light support - Alex Hofbauer

** Note on Email update: This requires a one-time wipe of application settings.


Downloads are currently available for these devices, with the rest coming as soon as they're uploaded and ready to go:

Congratulations to the CM team, the Android community, and everyone who is now enjoying the improvements and features of the newest CM iteration!

Special thanks to Cyanogen, Koush, Lox, Darchstar, Kali-, Defer, Wes Garner, Chris Soyars, toastcfh, Scepterr, Alexander Hofbauer, and the rest of #teamdouche responsible for maintaining CyanogenMod. You all rock!

Source: CyanogenMod

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • Just some guy

    Can't wait :hero

  • damien

    This is sick. thanks guys for the hard work.

  • fa2b

    For those who don't rely on the ROM Manager for the update, I just detailled the installation instructions for the Nexus One. It's here : http://androidtobe.blogspot.com/2010/10/nexus-one-how-to-upgrade-to-cyanogenmod.html

  • preston

    This is my first foray into thew world of CM, had a Samsung Moment before and just got an Evo... I was just curious about battery improvements? Anything better than stock???

  • batman

    Using rom manager, Google apps dl. Comes back as corrupted zip file any suggestions

    • alex_ncus

      Ditto. gapps corrupted zip. Help, can't go back to 6.0 either.

    • http://jim.edwardsdesign.org Jim Edwards

      Ditto this... any help would be great

  • Random persoj

    No Droid Incredible?

  • Reckless

    CM6.1 uses official App2SD and again App2ext, right?

  • batman

    Any help with original question? Need to know if anyone has found a way around this

  • Randy

    Nothing for poor old Legend?

  • sam

    still no 4G, crap

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    CM 6.1 RC1 for Droid has now been released. Post updated.

  • Matiano

    When will the download hit the g2

  • Butch

    Will there be a vibrant CM6.1

  • mike

    dont work on a HTC-desire? correct?

    • stevo

      Works fine on htc desire i installed it 3 days ago n works perfectly

  • http://www.wix.com/Gigitsu/Gigitsu/Home GigiAUT

    Looks like you forget a few models:


    It's working on the HTC Wildfire. You do need to flash Apps2ext yourself though. I'm using Darktremor's mod from XDA.