We love the HTC myTouch 3G Slide Android phone for its chic looks and its slide-out qwerty keyboard. If you own one, you can now install Cyanoginger on it. It is a custom ROM based on CyanogenMod 6.1.1 themed with Android 2.3 Gingerbread looks. Feature list, download link and installation instructions are after the jump.
Google has recently released Android 2.3 Gingerbread and all the Android enthusiasts out there just can’t wait to get it on their devices. While the official updates for most devices may take a while (and may not happen ever for many devices), the developer community at XDA-Developers is busy churning out custom ROMs based on Gingerbread. CyanogenMod team has also started work on the Gingerbread-based CyanogenMod 7, but it will take a while before official CM7 releases start rolling out. Meanwhile, many devices have custom Gingerbread ROMs available but a lot of them aren’t stable enough for daily use due to lack of hardware support drivers at the moment. Till then, the closest you can get to Gingerbread on such devices is by installing a ROM themed with the Gingerbread look and feel, to get a taste of Google’s latest mobile OS on your device. Cyanoginger is one such ROM for the HTC myTouch3G Slide.
Cyanoginger 1.0 has just been released by XDA-Developers forum member etu_aty and it brings a lot of features to the device including an optimized framework, the new Gingerbread boot animation, gingerbread themed lock screen, notification bar, pull-down bar, phone, browser, contacts, wallpaper, fonts, keyboard and launcher, latest versions of Google apps including Gmail and YouTube. latest Market, LauncherPro theme, Music from MIUI ROM, and green highlights from HTC Sense. So to sum it up, it takes the extremely stable and reliable Froyo based CyanogenMod 6.1.1 as a base, adds a lot of tried-and-tested features and apps from other ROMs and third-party developers, and tops it all with a Gingerbread look-and-feel.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged obricked during the process.
To install this ROM to your HTC myTouch 3G, just download it from the link given below and flash it to your phone from recovery after wiping data and cache. If you need help with flashing, you can refer to our ROM flashing guide. Do remember to take a backup before flashing so that you could revert back to your current ROM in case something goes wrong.