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CyanogenMod 7.2 (Gingerbread) nears completion

As much as we like to put new software on old machines, sometimes they just can't take it - you wouldn't try to play Crysis on your grandmother's 98 HP, after all. That's why we're so glad that the CyanogenMod team is continuing to support its Gingerbread build, CyanogenMod 7, with an updated release. Version 7.2 has hit Release Candidate 2 for dozens of devices, and given the team's previous work that means we're not far from a "Final" version.

CyanogenMod 7.2 (Gingerbread) release candidate available

With all the hubbub about Ice Cream Sandwich, it's hard to remember that CyanogenMod has two active builds going at the moment. The older (shall we say "rich in dev cycles?") CyanogenMod 7 is still going strong, and has currently released version 7.2 of its Gingerbread-based code. The first release candidate is available in the usual GitHub locations for flashers and ROM developers, and should make its way to all officially supported devices within the next few weeks.

CyanogenMod nightlies now on select XPERIA devices

In a perfect world, all Android OS devices would ship with a clean, official version of CyanogenMod free of bloatware. But the world isn't perfect, so night after night we hope one day - CyanogenMod will start supporting our device. Fortuantly, many Sony Ericsson XPERIA owners can stop searching, because CyanogenMod nighties have started up for a number of their devices.

Roll your own CyanogenMod with CMC Compiler

Custom ROMs are part of what makes Android awesome, and there's a sufficient variety to satiate everyone. Well... almost everyone. Have you ever wanted to remove certain features from a ROM before even installing it, making for a lean, mean software machine? If you're a user of the popular CyanogenMod family of custom ROMs, now you can, with a new compiler tool from XDA member "lithid-cm". The Cyanogenmod Compiler ("CMC") allows almost anyone to pick and chose from a variety of CyanogenMod features and compile their own ROM on your computer - no supermodder skills required.

CyanogenMod for the HP TouchPad reaches Alpha 3.5, delivers better gaming performance

Most of the excitement in the custom ROM world is circling around Ice Cream Sandwich at the moment, but we haven't forgotten about the best tablet deal of the year. In the latest incremental update to the HP TouchPad version of popular custom ROM CyanogenMod 7.2, the team has focused on UI and gaming improvements, allowing the TouchPad to be at least as capable at 3D gaming as a modern mid-range Android smartphone. Alpha version 3.5 is available for download at RootzWiki now.

CyanogenMod 7 coming to the ATRIX 4G, nightlies available now

The Motorola ATRIX 4G is a pretty solid device, but it's a rare Android phone indeed that the CyanogenMod team can't improve with some clean, optimized software. Brave ATRIX owners can now try their hand at an early build of CyanogenMod 7.1 for the AT&T device, assuming of course that it's already rooted with a custom recovery installed. Like most "official" CM nightlies, it's already surprisingly stable.

CyanogenMod 7.1 released, HP Touchpad version coming in a few weeks

Rejoice, custom ROM users, because the grandaddy of 'em all has just updated. CyanogenMod, easily one of the most-used custom Android ROMs around, has released its latest version with support for new devices and a shopping list of feature updates. Even more exciting, those of you who picked up an HP Touchpad during the $99 fire sale (and I suppose those poor souls who paid the full retail price) might soon be able to enjoy a taste of Gingerbread on your cheap tablets.
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