CyanogenMod, or simply CM, is hands down the largest and the most widely used Android custom ROM family on the planet, with support for 30 devices, both tablets and phones, from hundreds of developers all over the world. Over the past 4 months, these developers have been sweating day and night upgrading CM6's Froyo codebase to Gingerbread, and today CM7 is finally fully baked.

Most CM 7.0 mirrors are already up (with the rest going up shortly), so if you are anxious to try out the version for your device, head over to the CyanogenMod Stable Downloads page and download away.

Don't forget to pick up the CM7 Google Apps package (gapps), which is available here. The gapps package contains Google apps, such as the Market, Gmail, and Maps, and needs to be installed after CM itself due to licensing issues.

The general changelog for CM7 can be found here, but it includes only the largest and most important features and doesn't mention hundreds of smaller bugs that were fixed.

While I'm skipping individual download links, as those are subject to quick changes, I do want to include one thing on this page - the credits to device maintainers. Without these guys, your device may have not seen a CM build at all, so from the bottom of our collective hearts - THANK YOU:

  • Nexus One: Cyanogen
  • Nexus S: Koush
  • Droid: cvpcs, mtwebster, Koush
  • Dream/Sapphire: Sileht, Wes Garner, Cyanogen
  • Hero: Lox (GSM), Darchstar (CDMA)
  • Desire (GSM/CDMA): Kali-, Defer
  • Incredible: jistone, slayher, Koush
  • Supersonic (EVO): Cyanogen, toastcfh
  • Espresso (Slide): Cyanogen, Wes Garner
  • Liberty (Aria): attn1, jznomoney
  • Legend: Alexander Hofbauer
  • Vision (G2/Desire Z): Cyanogen
  • Geeksphone ONE: arcee
  • Geeksphone ZERO: arcee
  • Z71 (Boston, G1305, XT502, A60, Blaze, others): arcee
  • Wildfire: Jacob Crawley, Arne Coucheron
  • NVidia Harmony: bekit
  • Ace (Desire HD): Kali-
  • Glacier (MT4G): Zinx, Kmobs
  • Click (Tattoo): KalimochoAz
  • Blade (San Francisco, Sapo A5, others): Tom Giordano and Jacob Crawley
  • Encore (Nook Color): dalingrin, cvpcs, nemith, cicada, fattire
  • Speedy: toastcfh

And if you're wondering what happens when CM releases go live, check out this traffic graph of one of CM's download servers (via @ChrisSoyars):

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Source: CM 7 Released, CM 7 Download