Big News this! The much awaited CyanogenMod 7.0 for android phones has been released and is available for download as well. CyanogenMod 7.0 (popularly known as CM7) is based on the 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) release of Android and includes support for several phone models and some tablets too!
CyanogenMod is designed to increase performance and reliability over Android-based ROMs released by vendors and carriers such as Google, TMobile, HTC, etc. CyanogenMod also offers a variety features & enhancements that are not currently found in these versions of Android.
There are more than 30 devices which are currently supported including tablets like Barnes & Noble’s Nook color and ViewSonic G tablet. Other phones supported include Commtiva Z71, Geeksphone One, Geeksphone Zero, HTC Ace, HTC Aria, HTC Desire (CDMA, GSM), HTC Dream, HTC Evo 4G, HTC Evo Shift 4G, HTC Glacier, HTC Hero (CDMA, GSM), HTC Incredible, HTC Legend, HTC Magic, HTC Slide, HTC Tattoo, HTC Thunderbolt, HTC Vision, HTC Wildfire, Motorola Droid, Nexus One, Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy S and ZTE Blade.
CM7 comes with some cool new features like DSP Equalizer, theme chooser, incognito mode for browser, multiple lock screen gestures, OpenVPN, Phone Goggles and more!
As always, we advice you to read up and understand what you are upto before you root your device and/or install custom ROMs. The best way to install CM7 is to use ROM Manager. More details are available on Wiki.
Download CyanogenMod 7.0
In case you are opting for manual downloads, you can download CM7 from the mirror below. Make sure you choose the right version depending upon your handset.
Download CyanogenMod 7
Don’t forget to download the CM7 Google Apps package (gapps), which is available here. The gapps package contains Google apps, such as the Market, Gmail, and Maps, and needs to be installed after CM itself due to licensing issues.