Oh happy day, Oh happy day.  Android users have something new to brag about today as CyanogenMod 7.1 (aka CM 7.1) was released this morning. Notable features from the changelog:

  • Common: Android 2.3.7 (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, Danny Baumann, Robert Burns
  • 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
  • Common: Show current FM status on lockscreen – Tom Giordano
  • Common: Camera touch-to-focus – cyanogen, arcee, m0viefreak, Danny Baumann
  • Common: Screenshot feature via power menu – arcee
  • Common: WEBP backport – Vikas Arora
  • Common: Add CM copyright noticies – arcee
  • Common: Skia/Zlib/libcore ARM optimizations – 0xlab
  • Common: Bluetooth tethering – Stéphane Konstantaropoulos
  • Common: Lockscreen widget alignment – Danesh Mondegarian
  • Common: Lockscreen calendar – David Morgan
  • Common: AVRCP 1.3 support – Qualcomm (bugfix by Danny Baumann)
  • Common: LED notification overhaul – Danny Baumann
  • Common: System-wide DNS cache – Google, SEMC
  • Common: Headset icon toggle – Cameron Pickett
  • Common: FM seek support – Emilio López, Tom Giordano
  • Common: Editable event fields in Contacts app – Danny Baumann
  • Common: Remove compromised CA from system certs – Guardian Project
  • Common: Mute camera shutter option – George Maizel
  • Common: Camera timer – Danesh Mondegarian
  • Common: “Mark all read” option in MMS – Vinod Surendran
  • Common: “eat” pushes fresh brunch/breakfast to device – Ricardo Cerqueira
  • Common: Customizable account color chip in Email – copolii
  • Common: “Rings” lockscreen – Valera Trubachev
  • Click, Motorola: Speed up photo recording – Emilio López
  • Click, Motorola: Add Geolocation to photo app – KalimochoAz
  • Click: Upgraded kernel from HTC 2.6.29 to 2.6.35
  • HTC msm7x30: 2.6.35 kernel and updated userspace
  • Buzz: 2.6.35 kernel – Arne Coucheron
  • Bravo(c)/Vivo(w)/Ace/Liberty: On charge notification led – Richard Antony Burton
  • Crespo/Crespo4G: Kernel update and more, voodoo implementation, BLN, BLX…
  • Encore: Update kernel from 2.6.29 to 2.6.32 – Dalingrin,Fattire,Verygreen
  • Encore: New GPU drivers and userspace libs
  • Encore: Adjustable clockspeed and voltage – Dalingrin
  • Encore: Backport 2.6.35 Bluetooth – Fattire
  • Encore: Working mem sleep
  • Encore: USB host support – Verygreen


Personally, I started out using CM Roms on my Sprint Touch Pro years ago to test the Android waters and was impressed by how much polish there was to it.  Heck, there capacitive buttons responded better in the Android environment.  Suffice it to say that even after I moved on to the Windows Phone side of the tech world, that I always kept my eye out for CM releases.


Earlier in the year, around the time when Simmons finally began to see the truth about Windows Phone 7, I decided to get an Android device, root it, throw CM 7 on it and enjoy all the warm Gingerbread goodness and I haven’t looked back since.

God Bless those Devs.


– Fight


  1. Yay thanks for the pingback!

    Been riding the nightlies, kind of easy to forget all the changes between the major releases when you get a little bit by bit. This is an impressive list, talented and obsessively prolific developers. They are organized and make progress every day.

    Seems on the NS the kernel they include among a few other tricks can OC up to 1.44GHz. Maybe it’s time I experimented with compcaching, wonder what that’s all about.

    Anyway, lots of ICS and Nexus Prime stuff floating around on XDA.

    Hey look at that, someone got lighttpd + php 5 + sqlite working on Android. How about that. Might be enough to run MobDig on my Nexus?

  2. @Doug Simmons:

    I’ve had bad experiences with nightlies. I technically have to spoof an IMEI number to get swype, Sirius, homerun battle 3D and Netflix to work properly or at all in the case of Swype. I’m so mad I didn’t get a chance to flash my Encore (sounds so much cooler than Nook Color, blah) last night but at least now I have something to look forward to tonight.

    On the Nexus Prime side of things, I pray that there are carrier variants. I actually want to play around both Windows Phone and Android at the same time (after I played with the Nexus S 4G).

    Interesting number of GReader hits for this lil article…

  3. Well, while on the subject of CM and the Nexus S, you ought to install this, then bang in the tweaks here.

    Money, I’m telling you.

    Other things to do with this included kernel (BLN, sound) but check that out.

  4. @Doug Simmons:


    I was looking for this but I didn’t know the name! A friend of mine at StonyBrook told me about this (then I got into an argument with him) but I forgot the name.

    If we’re ever in the same vicinity (>20 Blocks), I’ll buy you a beer.

  5. What are you stating, man? I realize everyones got their own opinion, but really? Listen, your blog is neat. I like the work you put into it, particularly with the vids and the pics. But, come on. Theres gotta be a better way to say this, a way that doesnt make it seem like everyone here is stupid!

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