CyanogenMod is one of the most favored 3rd party Androuid custom firmware that allows users to optimize their experience on Android devices. The latest CyanogenMod Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread 7.1 is now in Release Candidate state which means that it’s no longer in experimental stage and is pretty stable. With this release, CyanogenMod team now officially supports Samsung Galaxy S, Captivate, Vibrant, LG Optimus 2X, T-Mobile G2X, HTC Incredible S and CLIQ / CLIQ XT from Motorola.
According to Cyanogen, head CM developer and team leader, the RC release of CyanogenMod 7.1 for supported devices should be stable and you can flash it as your daily driver. A daily driver rom is one that comes with lesser bugs and allows the users to operate their device without any major glitch.
In order to install CM 7.1 Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread on your supported Android device, you must have root on your device with ClockworkMod Recovery installed. A simpler approach will be to download ROM Manager from Market on your phone, and use in app option to flash the ROM on your device. You can also download CyanogenMod 7.1 custom ROM for your device from Cyanogen Mirror Network.
In case you are already running earlier version of CM 7, then simply upgrade your ROM from ROM Manager. For complete Change Log, features and improvements in this CM build, please head to the official CM git posted here. We will soon publish complete and detailed guides on flashing CM 7.1 on different handsets.