Shortly after officially adding support for the original Galaxy S line that is now approaching its first anniversary, the CyanogenMod team set out to prove once again that it's the single greatest ROM family in the world of Android, breathing lives even into devices that are approaching retirement age.

No, it's not a shiny new Atrix or a beefy G2x (at least not yet) - this time it's the good old gramps Motorola CLIQ, also known as DEXT outside the U.S.

That's right - while its younger brother, CLIQ XT, has been enjoying CM support for a while, the original CLIQ, which was released all the way back in 2009 (did the Internet even exist back then?), just got on the official CyanogenMod bandwagon with its first CM 7 nightly.

Definition: A "nightly" is a bleeding edge release that is built on a daily basis, usually at night after a full day's worth of new code has been committed.

It is usually unstable and not properly tested, evolving into alphas, betas, release candidates, and finally stable releases.

As usual, only the first, potentially unstable, nightly is available on the first day, but it should hopefully evolve into a stable release in the near future once all the bugs have been ironed out. Even at the unstable stage, CM7 is probably the best thing that could have happened to the old clunker, bringing with it numerous features, the latest Android version (Gingerbread), and many months of solid development that went into the CM codebase.

Want to know just what these feature are? Have a gander at our 13 Ways CyanogenMod 7 Makes My Android Phone Feel Future-Proof [Deep Review], then proceed to the download page, and grab yourself some delicious CLIQbread (or Gingercliq if you prefer). Just remember that you need root (see CLIQ rooting instructions) before flashing and Google Apps after.

If you do decide to flash, be sure to let us know how it's worked out for you.

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Source: CyanogenMod