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CyanogenMod 7 RC4 Released for Original DROID, Other Devices

You know we’re getting close to a final build of the new CyanogenMod 7 when the original DROID is starting to see release candidates.  RC3 for CM7 was released just a few days ago without the OG, so since it has been included in this latest mass drop, you should probably go grab it.  The Incredible also has an RC4, but the jump from RC3 to 4 isn’t going to mean much to you and really just includes bug fixes.

All CM7 DROID builds can be found here.  Rest of the devices here.

If coming from another CM7 build, you might not need to wipe data and cache, but it never hurts.  Flash in Clockwork like you would any other ROM.

Cheers Matt!

  • Justinlmb16

    ok i am a new droid user i have the first model and am trying to root it or whatever its called i downloaded zMooth Pro and it put this pull up bar on the bottom of my screen. and let me access a few more apps in the market. i dont know waht to really do and dont want to brick my phone. if someone can text me and give me instructions on how to take control of my phone and get free apps without paying i will send whoever helps me. my phone number is 270 556 8476. please and thank you.

    • Justinlmb16

      comment on here and i havent gotten any texts yet

  • Droider

    After some of the positive comments on here, I decided to ditch PE4.2 because I was still having intermittent texting issues where I wouldn’t receive them. It was definitely a lot better than PE5.0.2 but lately it’s been happening more.

    So far so good. Only time will tell based on how many people ask me, “Why didn’t you respond to my text?” :)

  • Aarondinnison

    It’s slimmed down too much! Where’s the Gmail app, and market app? How in the world is one supposed to recover any apps without market? Other than that it’s a cool ROM! Restored backup until fixed. :-(

    • Splittrain

      http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/index.php?title=Latest_Version
      ^click there to find which google maps .zip file you need for whichever cyanogenmod you are using. its on the bottom of the page.

      you need the gapps-gb-20110307…zip for CM7RC4
      ^DL that and stick it on your Phones ROOT SD card via USB Mount
      Boot to Recovery (HOLD X while Powering on)
      Install the ZIP from SD. Reboot. Done. Win

  • Anonymous

    Before I install, can someone tell me if notification color choices are in it? CM 6 has this of course, and it’s the reason I couldn’t use PE 5. Just want to make sure it’s not a GB issue. So can anyone confirm if this exists? (custom colors for different apps’ notifications)

    • Killershade

      This question would probably be better served on the CM forums. But from what I remember, yes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeremy.goldstone Jeremy Goldstone

    Ye gods this is working so much better for me than RC2. RC2, I was having serious multi task issue. If I tried to do anything and run the GPS at the same time, stuff would force close. Now I can listen to music and find out where I’m going at the same time again.

  • Anonymous

    went from RC2 to RC4 w/ no wipe. no problems :)

    OG Droid

  • http://twitter.com/BlackTaxi2d Henry S

    i miss cyanogen roms, the process of release candidates/QA is excellent and the only rom that gets it right imo

  • Anonymous

    Nice change from PE5.2! So far…nice and smooth and no bugs. PE5.2 was pretty buggy…

    any quick tips on getting it to clock over 800?

    thanks!

    • Mr.Joe

      Install a sexier kernel.

      • Anonymous

        any recommendations on a kernel that will work with 2.3.3? Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    An issues I am still having with CM7 is that when my cell phone loses signal, I need to go to Airplane on and off to get the connection working again.

    The issues I’ve had with applications in the background closing frequently (Trillian, Yahoo IM) has been resolved with this version.

  • kush timeee

    Theres no market app on mine. Also 3g is working but the symbol is grey, not green.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-Addington/1039926704 Charles Addington

    Lol i wish you gave information about this. How will this change performance between This and the official 2.2 build? Faster? Same? Is this rooted by default? Etc etc etc?

    • http://twitter.com/icecolddemon Phil Oakley

      Everyone knows what CM7 is, an explanation isn’t needed.

      CM7 is short for CyanogenMod 7; it’s the most popular aftermarket build of Android. It’s fully rooted and, in my opinion, the best Android ROM available.

    • Garrettjrussell

      Go get the Ultimate Droid rom, it kills Cyan in every possible way.

  • Debrihmi

    Taking about CM7 (and slightly off topic)..
    Can anyone point me to a how-to on CM7 on the NookColor?
    I’ve looked everywhere and can’t seem to find a step-by-step.

  • Debrihmi

    Taking about CM7 (and slightly off topic)..
    Can anyone point me to a how-to on CM7 on the NookColor?
    I’ve looked everywhere and can’t seem to find a step-by-step.

  • http://twitter.com/NewDroidOrder Aaron B

    It’s funny how I’ve noticed that over time the installation instructions have gotten noobish. I remember back in the day when just about everything has a video tut on how to flash ROMs and all that. This community has evolved and no longer needs to someone to hold their hand, I’m so proud :D. Just thought it was funny, I was thinking about this a few weeks ago to myself realizing there’s no more how-to videos anymore.

    • http://twitter.com/trash_hermit Blake DeVoss

      This is a good and a bad thing. I like that the community is evolved enough for this to be common-place, but that makes it a larger barrier to entry for new rooters. I hate trying to learn to hack something when the community has already evolved beyond the point of being noob-friendly. Not that you aren’t; I’m just talking to anyone who might agree with you for the wrong reasons

  • MK17

    Damn you…. I just decided to stay stock rooted for a while then you pull this on me.

    First time to try CM…. Here goes nothing!

  • MK17

    Damn you…. I just decided to stay stock rooted for a while then you pull this on me.

    First time to try CM…. Here goes nothing!

    • MK17

      Please tell me that CM is always this nice and smooth. If so why did I overlook it all this time!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Johnathan-Downer/75400936 Johnathan Downer

    i downloaded the zip file and renamed it to Update.zip and yet when i try to install it it says it’s bad and fails to install…any ideas?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Johnathan-Downer/75400936 Johnathan Downer

    i downloaded the zip file and renamed it to Update.zip and yet when i try to install it it says it’s bad and fails to install…any ideas?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Johnathan-Downer/75400936 Johnathan Downer

      nvm. i just went through Rom Manager and it was there so i’m installing it via RM. but for some reason when i downloaded it myself and went to install it just kept coming back as bad and failing…oh well…this seems to be working at the moment

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Johnathan-Downer/75400936 Johnathan Downer

      nvm. i just went through Rom Manager and it was there so i’m installing it via RM. but for some reason when i downloaded it myself and went to install it just kept coming back as bad and failing…oh well…this seems to be working at the moment

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Johnathan-Downer/75400936 Johnathan Downer

    i downloaded the zip file and renamed it to Update.zip and yet when i try to install it it says it’s bad and fails to install…any ideas?

    • Anonymous

      Alot of us had hit the same problem when we 1st started, I believe u just had to name it update instead of update.zip and reboot.

  • Anonymous

    Sick homescreen

  • Xkartiel

    i dont see much difference from RC2 maybe im just a lucky person i hardly get a force closed

  • http://twitter.com/tomabrad Tom

    Im using this rom on my og droid right now, it works great! I am only getting around a 700 quadrant though, which isn’t great, but its not overclocked so whatever.

  • http://twitter.com/tomabrad Tom

    Im using this rom on my og droid right now, it works great! I am only getting around a 700 quadrant though, which isn’t great, but its not overclocked so whatever.

  • http://twitter.com/tomabrad Tom

    Im using this rom on my og droid right now, it works great! I am only getting around a 700 quadrant though, which isn’t great, but its not overclocked so whatever.

  • MattInPDX

    The only problem I’ve had with CM7 has been it force closes when it tries to transfer my phone book to my car stereo. Unfortunately that’s a deal breaker. I’m going to download this RC and see if it’s fixed. Other than that it ran great, super smooth and fast.

    • MattInPDX

      Seems RC4 has fixed my problem of force closing the bluetooth connection when transferring phone book to my car stereo. RC4 runs like a champ for me.

  • Dshudson

    Unless it’s for TB, I don’t care.

  • Dshudson

    Unless it’s for TB, I don’t care.

    • shakin my head

      Then why post dumba*s

    • shakin my head

      Then why post dumba*s

  • thebigmann

    I switched over from the latest Project Elite because I was having countless issues. This is way more stable for me, no problems so far.

  • thebigmann

    I switched over from the latest Project Elite because I was having countless issues. This is way more stable for me, no problems so far.

    • http://www.facebook.com/craney1985 Christopher Crane

      I may have to make the switch as well. I have the latest PE ROM and have had issues with it rebooting itself while in the middle of something.

      • shakin my head

        hey bitch

    • http://www.facebook.com/craney1985 Christopher Crane

      I may have to make the switch as well. I have the latest PE ROM and have had issues with it rebooting itself while in the middle of something.

    • http://www.facebook.com/craney1985 Christopher Crane

      I may have to make the switch as well. I have the latest PE ROM and have had issues with it rebooting itself while in the middle of something.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joelseph98 Joel Seph

      How does it stack up to PE4.2? Is it as stable and fast? If so I may make the leap for some GB goodness. PE GB is shiny but as you said way too unstable.

  • Coaster36

    flashed it a few minuites ago. So far so good. Way smoother then the nightlies.

  • JT

    NICE, Kellex!! Some OG Droid love! I like it!!!

  • Anonymous

    Ginger Bread Goodness for all.

    Motorola DROID 1
    Simply Stunning GB 5.2
    ChevyNo1’s LV 1.2 GHz Kernel
    Launcher Pro Plus
    Chump Change Chrome theme
    Quadrant 1570

  • Anonymous

    I’m rooted and want install this but have no clue, I do backups with clockwork but it just reboots my phone… can some tell me or point me to an extremely simple way to install this rom?

    • DroidzFX

      you may need to try flashing another recovery in Rom Manager

    • thebigmann

      Sometimes I have to flash Clockwork multiple times for it to take on my Droid. Worth a shot.

    • thebigmann

      Sometimes I have to flash Clockwork multiple times for it to take on my Droid. Worth a shot.

      • Anonymous

        i reflashed clockwork and did backup and it went to the moto symbol for maybe 1 or 2 mins then rebooted again…. does backing up with clockwork cause reboots?

    • thebigmann

      Sometimes I have to flash Clockwork multiple times for it to take on my Droid. Worth a shot.

  • http://twitter.com/brandner Tony Brandner

    I’ve been using [the unofficial] CM7 for Milestone (OG Droid for non-US), it’s just slightly behind the official CM7. It’s been arranged by kabaldan on the XDA forums.

    The last RC was fantastic, really love this ROM and Gingerbread in general. Here in Canada, Motorola hasn’t even released Froyo to me yet.

    Can’t wait to see the next RC and final.

  • cowdog

    OG Droid and CM7 RC4 … so far so good. The previous nightlies and RC candidates gave me lots of headaches. I went back to Froyo builds for awhile. I have my fingers crossed.

  • dino

    any DX love?

    • Anonymous

      DX is locked… and until then will never see CM anything :/

    • JagoX

      Uhh…that’s not going to happen until the bootloader gets (or *IF*) cracked. At least “officially” anyways.

  • Temp123

    It’s beautiful, but prior to RC4 I and others were having issues with exchange email for OG Droid. With RC4 I’m not seeing those issues yet (up for 4 hours). Hopefully it is fixed as not having exchange email working properly is going to turn off a lot of fans.

    • ndcart

      I have had the exact same problem with all Gingerbread builds. I also had the txt messaging issue, where I would miss incoming texts. Went back to Froyo, but if anyone can confirm these issues are resolved, I’ll flash this.

  • Michel Ryerse

    How many Thunderbolt users read this and thought “omg omg omg awwww….”

    • Coaster36

      haha sorry bud.

    • Killershade

      Slayher posted that he has gotten all the donations he needs in order to purchase a Thunderbolt. So no need to worry it shouldn’t be too long now. I am going to go purchase my thunderbolt here in a minute.

    • Anonymous

      I did, then I jsut grabbed my old OG droid and did it dropped th rom on it there. I like some of the options with CM7 but I miss the pulldown power management of CM 6.1

  • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony Garza

    downloaded and loving it…definitely fixed some issues