Android 2.3 Gingerbread comes to the G2x thanks to CyanogenMod 7

April 30, 2011
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Great news for you all this evening, I know UFC is going and everyone is probably watching that like I am, but we have some great news that just dropped to twitter a few minutes ago. @CM_arcee has been the lead developer for CM7 for the LG G2x and Optimus 2x and he has just announced that nightly's are now available for download from the CM download mirrors.

Yes what you see is real. The time has finally come and the CyanogenMod team feel that the builds for the LG G2x are now at a complete enough level that we can all flash the latest nightly if we choose. I'm excited, so excited to finally have CM7 and Android 2.3 on this amazing phone that I've already flashed it for mine, if you didn't notice the photo above. So for those that don't want to wait for T-Mobile to release Android 2.3.3 for the G2x, get it now with CM7.

As always, flashing something like a nightly or unstable build of a rom is a *at your own risk* type deal. Make sure you have rooted and installed clockwork recovery. Guides to both of these things are here. I'd do a nandroid backup first, I always do. So get rooted, flash clockworkmod and go get the latest nightly for the p999 (G2x) or the p990 for the O2x. Don't forget the gapps for all your Google apps.

Just in case you missed it here is the link again for the downloads of CyanogenMod 7 for the G2x.
CM7 Download Mirrors

[via Twitter]


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  • http://twitter.com/xguntherc Cory (xguntherc)

    Just in case anyone doesn’t think about it, or are used to flashing nightly builds on their Nexus S, or Nexus One and have forgot that you should wipe everything first. That might help.

    So Boot to Recovery, Wipe Data/Cache/Dalvik

    Flash CM7 for the G2x

    Flash Gapps…. Enjoy!

  • Mrstrat

    I’ll wait for the real thing, thanks.

    • http://twitter.com/JonGarrett2009 Jon Garrett

      the real thing? lol. Im still an iphone 4 user but Iv read a lot about the cyanogen mod. when I get an Android phone Im willing to try the mod out on my phone.

    • Mrstrat

      Well, I’m not going to mess around with rooting the phone. Although I think it’s interesting that TMO has given their OK for people to create these mods.

  • Mrstrat

    I’ll wait for the real thing, thanks.

  • Mrstrat

    I’ll wait for the real thing, thanks.

  • http://profiles.google.com/johnvicencio John Vicencio

    Is it stable enough? Would love to try it out!

    -John, http://www.mythoslife.com

  • http://solushunz.in Web Designer Company India

    nice info for me well thanx for sharing that information for me ..

  • Donald

    I was thinking of getting the LG Optimus 2X. I was hesitant because of all the reports of random rebooting with the original OS. Now that there is a Cyanogen build for it; does that mean there should be no problems with the errant rebooting problem should I install that?

    Thanks for anyone’s input or opinion.

  • Dark-hearted-shadowz-family

    Run a quadrant benchmark test and post the snapshot please. Amazing!

  • Taylorudhus

    Any news yet if this fixes the reboot issues? Is that.internal or what my phone has started to reboot but other then that I love the phone

    • http://twitter.com/_elemenopee_ Kavin Nguyen

      Yes it does fix the rebooting issues that plague the G2x. It fixes the freezing issues as well. They’re still doing Nightlies, but the recent Nightlies are very stable for daily use. I’ve been running CM7 on my G2x for a couple of weeks now and it runs well so far. I rather have MIUI though. :)

    • http://twitter.com/_elemenopee_ Kavin Nguyen

      Yes it does fix the rebooting issues that plague the G2x. It fixes the freezing issues as well. They’re still doing Nightlies, but the recent Nightlies are very stable for daily use. I’ve been running CM7 on my G2x for a couple of weeks now and it runs well so far. I rather have MIUI though. :)

    • http://twitter.com/_elemenopee_ Kavin Nguyen

      Yes it does fix the rebooting issues that plague the G2x. It fixes the freezing issues as well. They’re still doing Nightlies, but the recent Nightlies are very stable for daily use. I’ve been running CM7 on my G2x for a couple of weeks now and it runs well so far. I rather have MIUI though. :)

  • Ch1co

    what do i do with the mirrors or whatever that it makes you download? ive already rooted it and flashed clockwork through rom manager. what do i do next to put 2.3.3 on it . no page says in detail how to get this done. please help. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zachary-Shankman/671554785 Zachary Shankman

    The new update is out!! I am running 2.3.3 on my G2x! Go to lg.com and get the software updater for the pc and just link up the phone via USB. It will find the update and install it. It will warn that you will lose all user date but it wont go away it will still be there when its done. Enjoy and spread the word!!

  • Vondetour

    I just picked up the g2x did the lg update to 2.3.3 and now i can’t root it.why is there no new post