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Release: CyanogenMod 6 RC1 for Motorola DROID

Yesterday, CyanogenMod 6 went into “release candidate” status meaning we are that much closer to the official release.  What is a “release candidate”?  Basically it’s the pre-release that launches for testers to find any last bugs that can be fixed before the final build is ready.  So should you download this?  If you loved any of the previous CM ROMs then I highly suggest you do.  This is a good opportunity for you to get a feel for the new stuff they’ve built into this much anticipated Froyo release.

Features to note:

  • CyanogenMod Settings panel
  • 3D Froyo drawer which was removed in FRF84B
  • Changelog.

Instructions:

1.  Open ROM Manager and choose Download ROM>CyanogenMod.
2.  Select CyanogenMod 6.0.0-RC1.
3.  Choose a launcher.
4.  Check the box for Google Apps.
5.  When prompted make a backup if you do not have a recent one.
6.  Wiping data and cache is a good idea, but up to you.

*If you didn’t wipe data and run into bugs, a wipe will likely fix them.

7.  Click “OK” and allow your phone to boot into recovery and flash CM6.
8.  First boot may take a while so be patient. Enjoy!

Black bar: Download here
Fabolous’s Droid X Theme: Download and support thread.
928Droid’s “Black Glass” Theme: Download and support thread.

Gallery:


Let us know if you are having any issues, finding bugs, etc. Enjoy!

  • bryan

    help, i downloaded my first cyanogenmod 6 and hit ok to back up rom I know have a ! on the screen is everything ok

  • bryan

    help, i downloaded my first cyanogenmod 6 and hit ok to back up rom I know have a ! on the screen is everything ok

  • BPOPE3006

    ABOUT HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR THE 1ST BOOT IN CYANOGEN MOD

  • C Rillo

    Installed CM RC2 from Rom Manager and phone is stuck at the “X”. It gets passed the Motorola symbol, and just sits at the next “X” screen. Any ideas? If I call the phone it rings and I can answer, but cannot do anything else.

  • Weston

    Has anyone doing this had a loading screen last more than 20 minutes? Mine appears to be stuck on the booting animation.

  • Gatorsfan321

    My apps didn't auto restore after install. what should i do?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1143030578 Curtis Hoffman

    which is the best ROM for the Droid??? I'm about to get one and I want to know which is the best tot get

  • Kevin M

    I am running CyanogenMod 6 RC1…..but noticed an RC2 is available. When I download it, pick a launcher and it reboots….it just reboots right back into RC1. Do I need to manually load RC2 from Recovery mode?? Anyone else having any trouble getting RC2 to load from RC1??

  • Metalhead5150

    Ok, so I have a little minor problem. I used this method to root my droid, and it worked. I had Sapphire on it. 2 days later I tried installing cyanogenmod 6. It didn't work for me and I started touching all sorts of things I shouldn't have. Long story short, my droid is semi bricked, meaning it boots into clockwork mod recovery, and none of the update.zip files seem to want to flash. It keeps saying installation aborted. When I get out of the recovery, it hangs on the Sapphire logo, flashes and vibrates a couple times, and that's it. It's stuck there. Anyone have any suggestions of what I can do?

    • Mrpicolas

      wipe data and cache it should boot into sapphire then in rom manager flash clockwork mod rec the sp rec then clock work again download and install cm6 wipe data and cache it should work then if none of this works get rsd lite out and reflash the 2.1 sbf and start fresh

      • Metalhead5150

        I tried that. The problem is the phone won't get past the Sapphire logo. It won't let me get into the boot loader either, which is what I need if I want RSD lite to recognize it. Anything other suggestions? Everytime I try to flash an update.zip file, it tries to install it, but it fails.

        • Mrpicolas

          Are you holding up on the d pad you cannot hold x let me know if this is the
          case

          Mrpicolas Droid-Life Moderator

          • Metalhead5150

            I hold up on the d pad and it just goes to the Sapphire logo. When I hold x, it goes to the Clockwork mod recovery.

          • Mrpicolas

            In recovery you have to allow update zip install click on it and nothing
            will happen then flash the rom should work if not you can restore a previous
            flash by restoring a backup

            Mrpicolas Droid-Life Moderator

          • Metalhead5150

            The first time I was flashing Sapphire on it, the option to “allow update.zip” was there, but not now. Also, what if I don't have a backup?

          • Metalhead5150

            I think SPRecovery has the “allow update.zip install” option, not Clockwork mod rec.

          • Mrpicolas

            did you get this taken care of let me know hope your up and running

          • Metalhead5150

            where is the link? I'll try this.

          • Mrpicolas

            http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4KHDHA40 I believe this is the link

            Mrpicolas Droid-Life Moderator

          • Metalhead5150

            Cool! Thanks. I'll give this a shot. Hopefully it works. I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks for all your help! Droid-Life 4 Life!

          • Metalhead5150

            One more question before I try this. Do I unzip it or rename it?

          • Mrpicolas

            Yes unzip then restore from clockwork

          • Metalhead5150

            Since I formatted my sd card thinking that was the problem before, what is the proper directory structure for the clockwork mod folder?

          • Mrpicolas

            Put it in the backup folder

            Mrpicolas Droid-Life Moderator

          • Metalhead5150

            Dude!!! It freakin' worked!!! My Droid has returned from the dead!!! Droid does life after death too!!! Thanks for all your help! I'm nick naming my droid “Zombie Droid”. Thanks for sitting by my side these past two days. I appreciate it! Droid-Life 4 Life!!!

          • Mrpicolas

            not a problem man glad to help

          • Mrpicolas

            Yes unzip then restore from clockwork

          • Mrpicolas

            You need to grab a backup from somone here is a link to a backup of darkedge
            on frf84b download and put in the clockwork folder on your SD card in the
            backup folder flash this wipe data and cache give it some time to load once
            you get running in rom manager download a stock image and back it up rename
            it stock so you always have a good backup

            Mrpicolas Droid-Life Moderator

          • Metalhead5150

            where is the link? I'll try this.

          • Mrpicolas

            Let me know if that works

            Mrpicolas Droid-Life Moderator

          • Metalhead5150

            Maybe if there's a file I can flash onto it from Clockwork recovery?

  • balthuszar

    ok guys, since i rooted last week i havent had the guts to try out any of the mods, but today i tried out BB0.4 which id idnt like, and i tried cyanogenmod 6. i installed it and neglected to tell it to wipe data. when it rebooted i kept getting a pop-up saying that “launcherpro has encountered some errors and needs to close” with the “force close” button. so i tapped the force close button, and the window would close, only to pop back up with the exact same complaint. if i go back and do a wipe data will this(please read as should this) stop this from happening and give me cm6 successfully?

  • Williamdurham81

    i have cm6rc1 have tried to overclock it with numerous different kernals, any one have ideas on one? shot me an email at williamdurham81@gmail.com

  • dragonice81

    my droid is stuck in the multi-colored x boot-up image, and it keeps repeating itself

  • teejaytm

    Ok has anyone actually applied the black glass theme through ROM manager because I cant seem to get it

  • Bruce

    I downloaded the rom but when i try to flash to recovery it doesnt do anything. Can anyone help me out?

  • http://twitter.com/branshaw09 Brandon Shaw

    Hello… I tried installing the Black Glass Theme above and it throws my CyanogenMod in a loop. It has caused me to recover a backup twice now. I dont know what I am doing wrong. I am downloading the UPDATE.ZIP THEME on the link above, renaming it update.zip and it is not working. Any advise? Thanks! Love being rooted and cyanogen is awesome!

    • Mrpicolas

      if you are using clockwork recovery no need to rename wipe data and cache before flashing themes can be pickiy and remember you are flashing a theme which requires more space than a naked rom if you are using sp recovery then do not name update.zip just update windows hides extensions by default

      • http://twitter.com/branshaw09 Brandon Shaw

        I am using clockwork recovery, and have paid for the ROMManager. So it should work if I just flash it in clockwork and reboot? Do you have any other themes you can recommend that give the glassy or piano look? I like the look of this theme but it seems to be a lot of work!

        • Mrpicolas

          i am currently running this theme and have had no problems flash sp recovery
          then flash back to clockwork and choose install rom from sd select the theme
          you want to use then flash should work if it doesnt try clearing dl cache
          flash cm6 again wipe data and cache to gert clean install and then once up
          and running flash the theme that way it is as clean as can be

          • http://twitter.com/branshaw09 Brandon Shaw

            thanks for your help and information… question… sorrry I am new. How do I get sp recovery back up once I am in clockwork? When I reboot (holding X) it automatically goes into clockwork recovery. Thanks for your help!!!

          • Mrpicolas

            Flash alt rec in rom manager

          • Branshaw09

            Thanks. SPRecovery is not there. So I need to do step one of the rooting process again, huh?

          • Mrpicolas

            Why are you trying to go back to sp recovery if you have clockwork recovery
            and the superuser ninja your rooted

          • Branshaw09

            I am sorry, maybe I am confused. Ithougth you said above that I need to, ” flash sp recovery
            then flash back to clockwork”. I thought I got through the hard part by rooting but this theme doesnt seem to be working for me. Also tried the Smoked Glass-Esque theme through ROMManager and got the endless loop as well. I dont know what I am doing wrong. thanks for your help and advise!!

          • Mrpicolas

            What rom are you on

          • Branash09

            I am on Cm6rc1.
            Ok, so I found my SPRecovery. So I flashed to it and then back into clockworkMOD. So now I should be fine grabe the 928 black glass and black bar from my SDCard through ROMManager and it should work right?
            Is this the correct zip file? UPDATE.ZIP Theme – 928Droid “Black Glass” 2.2,84b.01a for Froyo FRF84B. Just want to make sure I have the right one.
            I think this is for the clear contacts only right, 928DroidBlackGlass2-2-CM6-RC1-CLEARb-update.zip? Thanks again for your help. I dont know why I've been getting thrown into endless loops while doing this.

          • Mrpicolas

            Yes wipe make sure cm6rc1 is installed clean no theme then flash that theme

          • Branshaw09

            When installing theme from SDCard should wipe c and d when installing? When flashing the theme, will it be an option or does that just mean I need to flash the ClockwordMod again? I am sorry for being such a noob! ;o)
            I just wanna make sure I am doing it right because I know its not good for my phone to have to continue to restore. Thanks

          • Mrpicolas

            No just flash the theme

          • Branshaw09

            Once again, sorry for being a noob. I know I'm driving you crazy, but how do you flash the theme only? Is that just the install from the SDCard? Sorry! ;o)

          • Mrpicolas

            yes it is

          • Brashaw09

            Still no luck… got the loop again. Can you email me or either post on here the correct link to the zip file? I think maybe I am downloading the wrong one! I currenly am running the black notification bar from the link above. Will just uninstalling that from my sdcard create my ROM to be clean again? Thanks!

          • Mrpicolas

            reflash the cm6rc1 rom again and should come back clean

          • Branshwa09

            No Luck. I still have not installed it. The last time I ran it it put me in the loop again and I had to restore my phone again! The black notification bar I am talking about is from this above link: Black bar: Download here, Black Glass has not successfully loaded onto my phone, which is why I think that I may have the wrong file. Can you let me know the file name I need to be installing? The site has several and I was a little confused. Thanks!

          • Mrpicolas

            If your on cm6rc1 you need to make sure the theme you are using is for it
            smoked glasesque is not 928 black glass theme and black bar mod on the
            cm6rc1 post are follow links for those also reflash cm6rc1 and you should be
            fine the grab one of those themes

  • Mrpicolas

    For those having recovery problems please read http://forum.cyanogenmod.com/topic/2643-have-lo
    This should help read entire thing

  • Mrcroshaw

    I'm running the newest CyanogenMod 6.0.0-RC1, tried installing bekit kernal's low volt/1.2 7 slot and now it won't get off the M logo boot screen. I have pulled batt twice and it won't even load past that logo??? WTF??? Any suggestions?