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DANGER: There is a link to download this unofficial, unsupported CM7 ROM in an XDA thread linked at the bottom of this post. Use of that software is 100% at your own risk, and unless you're a developer, there's not much reason to be playing with at this point. There is no data connectivity, no sound, and no Google Apps. Consider yourself warned.

A number of Gingerbread-hungry developers (including some from the CyanogenMod team, particularly Slayher) are hard at work preparing CyanogenMod 7 for its Thunderbolt debut, and progress is steadily being made. In the video above, you can see CyanogenMod 7 successfully booting up on the HTC Thunderbolt (albeit without the signature boot animation) and running through various simple tasks in Android.

At this point, there is no data connectivity (3G or 4G), no sound, and no Google Apps.

The most anticipated Android phone to date is showing just how fast the community can work to get a device to this point, and frankly, it's impressive. We'll keep you updated on the progress of the hard-working people behind this feat as the information comes in.

Source/Download: XDA

Credit to andrew8806 for the video, the CyanogenMod team and specifically device maintainer Slayher for the progress so far. Thanks to ProTekk for compiling and testing.

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.

  • ObjectiveOne

    HTC HD2
    HTC HD7
    HTC HD7S
    HTC EVO
    HTC DESIRE HD
    INSPIRE 4G
    HTC THUNDERBOLT
    not necessarily in that order, who really anticipates these iterations. I anticipate the galaxy s2,lg optimus 2x,lg optimus 3d and even maybe the atrix. But HTC is getting boring, I wonder how many iterations of the HTC EVO 3d their will be.
    Nothing is wrong with putting out phones on different carriers, but with the HtC HD2 they stretched that out for 2 years

  • The Dude

    Holy mouth breather lurch. Had to turn the sound off. I know this is awesome, but close the gape in your head.

  • Youseff

    Alex Hussein sucks