CyanogenMod or CM as called by many is the THE most popular custom ROM for many of the Android phones out there. One of the main reasons for its popularity is the number of tweaks and level of customizability that it provides over the stock Android OS. Many months back CyanogenMod 7 was released and that was a major release bringing many new features and performance improvements. Now the CM team has released the CyanogenMod 7.1 RC1 for all the supported Android devices. Note that this new version is based on the Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread). One of highlights of the new CyanogenMod 7.1 is the support for extra devices that it includes. Now it supports additionally following devices: Galaxy S, Captivate, and Vibrant), the LG Optimus 2X (p990) /T-Mobile G2x (p999), HTC Incredible S (vivo), and Motorola CLIQ/CLIQ XT.
This is a Release Candidate, meaning that it is still work in progress, but should be stable enough for day to day use. Also note that your device needs to be Rooted to flash these custom roms. Free version of ROM Manager can be used to do that once you have rooted your phone. You can also manually download it from mirror network if you prefer.
Here is full change log for this release of the CyanogenMod 7.1 RC1:
Common: Android 2.3.4 (Google)
Common: Bluetooth mouse support – Scott Brady
Common: Improve notification swipe-to-clear – Evan Charlton
Common: Improve album-artist support in media scanner – Paul Crovella
Common: Profile improvements and bugfixes – Martin Long
Common: RTL text improvements – Eyad Aboulouz, Eran Mizrahi
Common: Wake on volume key option – Sven Dawitz
Common: Support for revoking application permissions – Plamen K. Kosseff
Common: Latest Superuser app – ChainsDD
Common: Control brightness by sliding on statusbar – Danesh M
Common: Add "copy all" to context menu – Danesh M
Common: Lockscreen haptic and statusbar indicators toggle – Danesh M
Common: Nicer timepicker/datepicker – Jiri Tyr
Common: Configuration 0/90/180/270 rotation – Jonas Larsson, Scott Brady
Common: DSP Manager bugfixes and improvements – Antti S Lankila
Common: Support for launching apps via gestures in the background – Jiri Tyr
Common: Option to hide hold button during call – Roberto Leinardi
Common: Allow using wildcards for call blacklisting – Nihanth Subramanya
Common: Option to allow in-call lockscreen to match main lockscren – Sven Dawitz
Common: Option to notify about incoming call only in background when screen is on – Pavel Kucera
Common: ADWLauncher- Transitions, catalog improvements, bugfixes – John Van Etten
Common: Optional GMT correction for SMS/MMS timestamps – Terry Hau
Common: Add FM Seek for TI devices – KalimochoAz
Common: Add FM support for SI4708 devices (Blade, V9, Racer) – Stéphane Konstantaropoulos
Common: Add FM seek implementation to FM application – Tom Giordano
Click, Motorola: Speed up photo recording – Emilio López
Click, Motorola: Add Geolocation to photo app – KalimochoAz
Vision/Glacier/Ace/Speedy/Vivo: 2.6.35 kernel and updated userspace
Buzz: 2.6.35 kernel – Arne Coucheron
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