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May
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CyanogenMod 7.0.3, an incremental release for CM 7, is now live at cyanogenmod.com. While we're waiting for the official changelog from Cyanogen himself, I can tell you that it does not contain Android 2.3.4 (it's still based off 2.3.3) - that's been saved for CM 7.1 (if you can't wait for 2.3.4, you can update to it by using the nightlies). It does, however, contain important security fixes, among other things. We'll update this post as soon as we get the details.

Update #1: Here we go, the changelog is up - not much there, as you can see:

This update contains a bug fix for our update notification system, as well as an important security fix. It is recommended that all users running a version of CyanogenMod prior to 7.0.3 update to this release.

The details of the security fix should be released within a few weeks. You can find out about what exactly the security fault was if you snoop around the code commits, but I am not at liberty to share anything publicly at this time.

Update #2: Cyanogen says: "Don't flash 7.0.3 if you are on Supersonic or Speedy, we made a mistake. Fix coming shortly."

"CyanogenMod 7.0.3.1 will be coming out shortly for the EVO and EVO Shift due to the WiMAX bug. Oops!" - @DrMacinyasha.

You've been warned.

Update #3: "Also, if you are running a CM 7.1 nightly, don't try and downgrade to 7.0.3! The nightly builds already have the security patch!" says Cyanogen. He adds, "The 7.0.3 update is *ONLY* for people using 7.0.2* stable builds. You'll hose your system if you install it on a nightly from the last week."

Update #4: CM 7.0.3.1 is out for the EVO (Supersonic) and EVO Shift (Speedy).

As always, you can check whether your device is supported and updated to 7.0.3 and grab the update for it here.

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  • tom

    The previous nightlies are based off 2.3.4, did they revert this?

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

      The nightlies are, but not stable.

  • http://goo-inside.me/ DrMacinyasha

    7.0.3 was released as a critical update to 7.0.2(.1). The changelog (whenever Cyanogen posts it) will give you the exact details why.

    Basically, you NEED to be on 7.0.3, or the latest batch of nightlies. Anything else does not have the security fixes, which are pretty damned critical.

    • Matoya

      So if I flash the very latest nightly (#66) on my Incredible I'll still have the security fix? Because I'm getting way too many force closes with 0.2.3.

      • http://goo-inside.me/ DrMacinyasha

        That is correct. You should also NOT downgrade from a nightly to 7.0.3(.1). It'd be like going from CM7 to CM6 without wiping.

  • Matoya

    I upgraded to 0.2.3 on the Incredible and and the process android.media keeps force closing on me. Hopefully the latest night;y contains the security fix, because it looks like I'm going to have to switch to that.

    • http://goo-inside.me/ DrMacinyasha

      Latest nightly does have the fix. To solve your issue, go into the Application settings, "Media Storage", and wipe data there. Reboot, and you should be fine.

  • Tripsul

    Hey any idea if there will be CM7 for HTC desire S? I am not asking for exact time, but if that is just planned in general. Based on this I will be deciding to by this phone or not.

    • http://goo-inside.me/ DrMacinyasha

      There's currently nothing in the works. If a maintainer steps forward after porting CM to the device, and it doesn't break any of the other devices, then it'll get CM stable. But at best, if a maintainer were to step forward today, you wouldn't see official support until 7.1.0.

  • PRICE31

    Crap, I should have read this beforehand...
    I was on the nightly then went to 7.0.3 :(

    I tried doing a nandroid restore of an old 7.0.2, but the data.img didn't work...

    is it because it's corrupt or it's because I tried going from 7.1 to 7.0.3??

    • http://goo-inside.me/ DrMacinyasha

      Need more information. What was the specific error? Which recovery? What device?

      • PRICE31

        I am on recovery 3.0.2.4 HTC Desire Z.
        Does not say any error, seems like the recovery just reboots...

        it never says data restore complete like it does for boot and system

        Thanks for the help!

        • http://goo-inside.me/ DrMacinyasha

          I would try fastbooting the IMG, or extracting the files. Otherwise, it sounds like a corrupt file. Hope you backed up with Titanium Backup first. :(

  • Elias

    Captivate users: there's an unofficial release of cm7 already based on 2.3.4 available at xda. Check http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=978150

  • truth

    so was this to fix the unecrpyted auth tokens that was stored on the devices?

  • arthur

    NEED HELP ON HOW TO DOWNLOAD 'EPIC BLUE CM7'..PLEASE HELP!!!!..FAST!!

  • arthur

    SORRY THE PHONE IS A EVO HTC