We have some good news for CyanogenMod fans – the new version 6.1 of the popular Android ROM, will be compatible with a number of new devices, and also include some great new and useful features. In case you aren’t already familiar with it, CyanogenMod is a hugely famous custom ROM for Android phones that is installable on rooted handsets with plenty of features that are normally absent on stock handsets.
CyanogenMod 6.0 is based on Android 2.2 Froyo and is currently available for several phones including:
- HTC Desire
- HTC Hero CDMA
- HTC Aria
- Google Nexus One
- HTC Evo
- HTC Dream / HTC Magic
- Motorola Droid
- HTC Hero GSM
- HTC MyTouch 3G Slide
- HTC Incredible
CyanogenMod 6.1 is still under development and as per Cyanogen, these are the phones that might be added to the list above for official support:
- HTC Desire Z (also known as the T-Mobile G2)
- HTC Wildfire
- Samsung Vibrant
- Acer Liquid
Some new features of CyanogenMod 6.1 are:
- Touch-To-Focus Integration in Camcorder
- Swiping Dismissal Of Notifications
- Performance Improvements
Apart from these basic changes, some Kernel updates will also be integrated for some devices, improving compatibility and enhancing performance.
CyanogenMod is our favourite custom Android ROM here at AddictiveTips and most of us use it heavily ourselves. While we do recommend it to our readers, please note that installing any third-party unofficial firmware on your phone voids your warranty and must be done ENTIRELY at your own risk. Furthermore, these builds are nightly builds and things may go wrong if you aren’t careful with the method or if the build you are installing has some issue, and you should be prepared to fix it (or to search for finding a fix) in case that happens. That said, usually CyanogenMod nightlies work quite well but still, you must know what you are doing.