Cyanogen has just announced via the CM blog that CyanogenMod 7 Release Candidate 2 is rolling out now for supported devices. The team has managed to work in the changes found in Android 2.3.3, and this is the first RC to pack WiMAX for the EVO (previously it was only found in nightlies). CM7 has been feature-frozen with RC2 as well, meaning the team will focus on fixing bugs from this point on.



  • Common: Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) - Google
  • Common: Fixes and changes from AOSP master - Various
  • Common: ClockworkMod Recovery 3.0: Koush, Cyanogen, Zinx
  • Common: Themes engine - T-Mobile
  • Common: Performance enhancements for Qualcomm hardware - Code Aurora
  • Common: New boot animation - 73v1n - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYXiKWwp0DQ
  • Common: Fix readahead values for NAND/MMC devices
  • Common: Revamped notification widget - cvpcs
  • Common: Updated various graphics for GB style - blunden
  • Common: DSPManager updated for 2.3 - alankila
  • Common: Restyled music app and forward-port of features - Jason Asher
  • Common: Rotary answer in Phone app - James Peterson
  • Common: BT VoiceDialer fixes - Matthew Sparby
  • Common: Calendar enhancements - James Peterson
  • Common: Stagefright fixes for 7x30, 8x50, and 7x27 - Zinx, arcee, Cyanogen
  • Common: Pacman package manager - Kmobs
  • Common: Workaround for unknown phone number - Jiri Tyr
  • Common: Trackball answer/hangup - Juan Rodriguez
  • Common: CMParts reorganization - Robert Burns
  • Common: Optional screen on/off animations - Diogo Ferreira
  • Common: New browser incognito mode - optedoblivion
  • Common: New trackball/trackpad wake - Zinx, Cyanogen
  • Common: Legacy sensor/GPS support - arcee
  • Common: Enabled v8 javascript engine on armv6 (msm7227/msm7225) - arcee
  • Common: Customizable overscroll - arcee
  • Common: Torch cleanup - defer
  • Common: 2D compositor backwards compatibility - arcee
  • Common: OpenGL backwards compatibility - Zinx, Cyanogen, Sileht, ezterry
  • Common: SMS templates using gestures - Riccardo Ciovati
  • Common: Phone Goggles - David Bidorff
  • Common: Option to always show battery percentage on lockscreen - Robert Burns
  • Common: CPU frequency/scaling control in CMParts - Robert Ramiega
  • Common: Option to pause/play music with camera button - cvpcs
  • Common: Allow SIP User-Agent configuration - arcee
  • Common (non-HTC): Fixed mobile connection suspension - arcee
  • Common: New music widgets - Jason Asher
  • Common: Updated FLAC support - cvpcs, Cyanogen, kroot
  • Common: Updated wallpapers - Fitsnugly, Prash
  • Common: Customizable search/long-press search - Sven Dawitz
  • Common: New lockscreen styles - Rotary Revamped (default) and Lense - Sven Dawitz, Stefano Pignataro
  • Common: Customizable app launcher on rotary lockscreen - Sven Dawitz
  • Common: Now playing and album art on lockscreen - kmobs
  • Common: GPS fixes - CodeAurora, arcee
  • Common: Breakfast/Brunch - arcee
  • Common: Statusbar battery percentage with mini icon - Sven Dawitz, design by Jazz Kalsi
  • Common: SMS split for braindead carriers - Mike Wielgosz
  • Common: CMParts cleanup - Sven Dawitz
  • Common: Notification profiles - Martin Long
  • Espresso/Legend: Enabled native WiFi tethering - Cyanogen, OMAPZoom.org
  • Z71: Enabled MPEG4/AAC video recording - arcee
  • Z71: Enabled native WiFi tethering - arcee
  • Passion/Bravo/BravoC/Supersonic/Inc: Kernel 2.6.37 - Google, Cyanogen, defer, Kali-, toastcfh, slayher
  • Vision/Glacier/Espresso: WiFi calling compatibility and optimization - Zinx
  • Vision/Glacier/Ace: Unified kernel - HTC, Cyanogen, Zinx, Kali-, defer
  • Vision/Glacier/Ace: Fix FM radio on 2.3 - Zinx
  • Vision: Only install WiFi calling on TMUS devices - attn1
  • Espresso/Legend/Liberty: Unified kernel - HTC, Cyanogen, attn1, jznomoney, Alex Hofbauer
  • Supersonic: WiMAX support - HTC, Shinzul, toastcfh, shift, #teamwin, Cyanogen
  • ONE: Enabled native WiFi tethering - arcee

For those who don't know, CyanogenMod is the largest and most popular custom ROM for Android. It's based off Android Open Source Project (AOSP) code, but fitted with tons of improvements that kick things up a notch.

To download, head on over to the CyanogenMod Devices page, pick your poison device, and download the RC from the Experimental Builds. Alternatively, you can download straight from the mirror network.

[Source: CyanogenMod]

Aaron Gingrich
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  • David Ruddock

    Best. Picture. Ever.

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


      • John J

        I just randomly came across a comment on a superuser.com post by you Artem. Small world lol.

    • Aaron Gingrich

      Been sitting on this for a few weeks. Couldn't wait to break it out.

  • Christopher

    After reading that list of features, I'm going to have to try this out on my Evo eventually...it's just Myn's Warm Z is awesome beyond words. Awesome picture too. I'm going to have to use it myself sometime!

  • Zee

    Any advice on how I would go about updating from RC1? RC1 was my first custom ROM..is there a way I can move my apps/settings/widgets over? will a titanium restore do the job?

    • Sorin

      just update without wiping the cache and data and everything will still be there after that :)

  • http://void Mike

    I am unable to get visual voicemail working on my evo with RC1 or RC2. I install the apk, but when i open it, it gives error v30 and can't connect to the sprint VM server. Any help would be grand.

    • Dexter Melling

      Just setup Google Voice for your voice mail......it is really easy to setup and is much better!

  • Rusty804

    just upgraded to RC2 from RC1, works beautifully on my Nexus One, lovn' the look, especially on Gmail, the borders, etc. Keep up the awesome work Cyanogen!

  • aloha

    will CM7 be ever available for MyTouch 3G?

  • Inspektor Gadget

    Buy a new phone....Mytouch 3d is dead.......RC2 works great on my N1!

  • http://www.anivision.org Xcom923

    wow how did I miss this post yesterday? I got it installed but one thing that still doesn't work right is wireless tethering with the Evo (4g mode)