CyanogenMod 7 Released, Brings Gingerbread, SMS Gestures, Built-In Overclocking [Android]

CyanogenMod 7 (CM7) is based on Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) from Google. It not only brings Gingerbread, but includes additional great features like sending canned SMS responses with a gesture, incognito browsing, a new simple theme engine and smaller tweaks like being able to play and pause music with the camera button. Other cool new features include built-in CPU clocking, a “phone goggles” feature, which, like Gmail’s Mail Goggles feature, prevents you from sending unwanted SMS messages by making you do simple math problems.

CM is currently providing support for 30 devices. There are a few CM6 features that aren’t part of CM7 yet, but they are in the queue for 7.1 already. Check out the full changelog for detailed information about what’s included in this release.


If you’re updating from CyanogenMod 6, perform a backup with something like Titanium Backup and make sure to wipe your data and cache when you upgrade, since you’re upgrading to a new version of Android.

If you haven’t rooted your phone, the best way to install CM7 is to use ROM Manager. Detailed instructions for rooting your device can be found at CM wiki.

CyanogenMod 7 is a free download for many Android devices.

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