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CM7 Pre-Alpha Available for the HTC Thunderbolt, Time to Ditch Sense for Stock

If Sense 2.0 on the HTC Thunderbolt is not your cup of Android tea, then prepare yourselves for stock goodness with CyanogenMod 7.  A pre-alpha build started to make the rounds over the weekend and while it has a handful of expected issues, most brave testers are enjoying the heck out of it.  Again, this is pre-alpha, but it’s looking like we’ll be adding the Tbolt to the list of CM devices that we throw coverage at.

Who’s been testing it already?  Would love to hear your thoughts.  

Download links and instructions can be found at this XDA thread.

Cheers Bobrowitz and everyone else!

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  • Tyler Cunning

    when is the droid x gonna get cm7 i’ve been waiting for it since like the 80’s. dAmn DamN..!!!!..

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  • Uclemonbee

    I cant wait for a stable release of CM7, I’m running DasBamf 1.5 Remix right now. And I’m happy with it until a stable version of CM7 comes.

    Dont know to much about the process of developing ROMS but, is there any way we could keep the Sense lockscreen? Or at least get a skin similar to it? I like the sense lockscreen and how i can control my music from it.

  • Jpv190

    Is there a version for the Droid 2 Global?

    • Anonymous

      nope the only rom for d2g is fission. and it doesnt have a gingerbread 

    • Anonymous

      nope the only rom for d2g is fission. and it doesnt have a gingerbread 

  • Anonymous

    new test build out. fixes 4g and gps. right channel audio is still broken.

    • HTCbolted

      little bit of a noob question but… i already have the pre alpha of CM7 running on my htc thunderbolt. Do i have to do another full wipe of everything and then flash the new test build?

      • Joemega2010

        It’s not absolutely needed, but if you begin to notice some bugs that others haven’t mentioned, you might want to do a full wipe.

  • http://twitter.com/HenriDevious Henri Devious

    Currently using Liquid Thundersense 1.3.. i like it a lot. I loved AOSP-like on my DX, because moto/ninjablur sucks ass. Sense is actually growing on me. Way better than blur. lol.. so idk if this would be my daily driver.. but i’d def give CM a shot when it gets to Beta/RC at least..

  • http://androidforest.com Android Forest

    I might be being too optimistic though

  • Anonymous

    Holy shit this is pretty legittt

  • Anonymous

    I want that live wallpaper.

    • goodbyebb

      How do you know it is a live wallpaper?

      • Anonymous

        it looks just like the sensation carousel wallpaper

  • Ufish2

    just 1 note 2.3.4..lol most dont have 2.3.3 :)

  • Pjayz10

    Why is there always someone out there that has to bang on Cyanogenmod? Really you are banging on all the hard work the team has put into getting this out! Anyways I went to Cyanogenmod from Airborne Virus 3.1 and I am not looking back(even though I have a backup of 3.1 saved). Cyanogenmod is the best!!!! Have had a minor mic issue but a reboot solved that. A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!!

  • Donnydon

    I see people making fun of the fascinate……does it bother you that it has a faster processor, better Gpu, and better screen than the Thunderbolt? hmmmmmm dont knock the fascinate, its still the best spec’d phone on verizon.

    • DanSke

      ….And by far the voted most crappiest UI, slowest update process and made from the cheapest materials available to phone makers…but its got Froyo now. I’d say your in the big leagues, but everyone else is moving on to Gingerbread. LMAO

    • DanSke

      Oh and Donny…Do enlighten us how the Fascinate is better spec’d than the Thunderbolt….

    • AlwaysSunny

      Your absolutely right thats why the thunderbolt is the new flagship phone, and prior to that was the Droid X.
      FasciWho?

    • Anonymous

      amoled wastes battery on the fascinate…maybe not super amoled plus, but its not that. The gpu and processor are now equally or greater matched as its the 2nd gen snap and adreno 205 in the tbolt. Its old, get over it. Its fine, but its old.

    • Anonymous

      amoled wastes battery on the fascinate…maybe not super amoled plus, but its not that. The gpu and processor are now equally or greater matched as its the 2nd gen snap and adreno 205 in the tbolt. Its old, get over it. Its fine, but its old.

  • Anonymous

    Couple things you need to do: You can turn on wifi and then open Rom Manager and go to downloads and install Gapps. After you do that you will then be able to sign into your account and get all your apps back from the market.

    If you don’t have data all you need to do is turn it on. Go to your phone and enter*#*#4636#*#* then click the top option. Swipe the screen down to the bottom and select cdma auto. After you reboot you will have solid 3g.

    Then enjoy!

    gps and 4g still need work, but you will have lots of fun with the rest!

    P.S. I had previously updated to the leaked radio and Cyanogenmod works just fine with it. I did not flash back to the old one, and everything worked great. (except for that which is known not to work)

    Over at the official thread there is all the info you need to get up and running (early in the thread), but there are lots of guys that are not taking the time to read. For now be happy with solid 3g and have fun with the rom. When the issues get worked out with 4g Slayher will let us know.

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

    pre-alpha ? howabout an article about the alpha CM7 for fascinate then ?

    • Anonymous

      Does anyone own a Fascinate? :P Kidding!

    • Anonymous

      Nobody has a fascinate. Those that do are tickled pink they just got Froyo.

    • [email protected]

      Why? Because this is a Droid life website. The Facinate is not a Droid branded phone.

      • http://www.facebook.com/ken.obrien3 Ken O’Brien

        Though neither is the Tbolt

        Though it should have been

  • Bigsike

    Just out of curiousity have any of you Thunderbolters come from the DX? if so yay or nay?

    • Anonymous

      I did…

    • http://profiles.google.com/djnapieralski DJ Napieralski

      I will be in about a week.

    • http://twitter.com/ChrisJBatson Chris Batson

      I did and it feels like the good old days with the OG Droid. Kernels and ROMs, i’m loving it so far.

    • R Safarian

      i did but idk i almost want my x back just beacuse i knew that phone like the back of my hand but the tbolt is slowly growing on me and with this news just a lil more growth lol

    • http://twitter.com/HenriDevious Henri Devious

      I came from the DX, and I will tell you.. this phone makes my DX look bad. lol

    • Anonymous

      I did, loving my t bolt, jsut wish the battery life was longer on it.

    • SSTT2005

      I had the Droid 2 and the droid X as well as recently the iPho** 4 and the HTC Thunderbolt puts them all to bed. Very nice phone I like and the 4G speeds here are great man. Buy it you’ll like it.

    • Anonymous

       came from dx. This thing is amazing even stock sense. I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT. NO MORE MOTOROLA!!! SENSE IS AWESOME AND CYANOGENMOD IS AWESOME. YAY FOR SURE!!!

    • Anonymous

       came from dx. This thing is amazing even stock sense. I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT. NO MORE MOTOROLA!!! SENSE IS AWESOME AND CYANOGENMOD IS AWESOME. YAY FOR SURE!!!

    • Thermionics

      Coming from a year with a DX. Ran Froyo rooted and GB for the last month. 

      The ‘Bolt has a nicer display and I really like Sense (so sue me!) but am getting about 1/2 the battery life as with the DX under the same circumstances (both underclocked with on-demand governor) and no LTE coverage in my area. Das BAMF ROM 1.6 has helped battery life substantially, but still nothing like the DX.

  • Lortay78

    Tesla Coil is as AOSP as I need until a stable release. I have been waiting a long time to run CM7. A little bit longer won’t kill me. If you want to try a “stock” experience, but want to use gps and have good sound output, try out Tesla Coil. It is in XDA.

    • Anonymous

      Everytime I try it it breaks my WiFi hotspot like it works but won’t stay connected

    • Anonymous

      Everytime I try it it breaks my WiFi hotspot like it works but won’t stay connected

  • http://www.facebook.com/ken.obrien3 Ken O’Brien

    Ill be going with this soon enough, but want a few more quick unroot options before i go with it on my Tbolt.

    I’m not afraid to do it, but loved the comfort level I had with my OG to be able to regain stock for insurancing it out

  • http://www.youtube.com/lanech Lane Chaplin

    I’m waiting for a more stable build, but I’m also waiting for an easy root that works on my system. Mine gets stuck each time at the pulling .zip file.

  • DanSke

    Looks like an interesting testing ROM. I might have to flash this when I root this weekend. The bloatware on my TBolt is killing me. Its god awful useless.

  • Guesty

    does it make the battery life any better? i still can’t get through half 4-5 hours of moderate use without being on the last legs of the battery. sorry ahead of time if this is a newb question.

    • DanSke

      This doesn’t really answer your question regarding the ROM, but I have a few suggestions as I am a newb too, but I found some things to improve the battery span.

      -LTE ON/OFF from the market, set to CDMA Auto if 4G isn’t in your area (I’m on the edge of 3G/4G so constant connecting was raping my battery)

      -Turn GPS off under settings when not in use

      -Change default syncing to something like 4 hours (my emails alone were updating every 15 mins and killing the battery)

      -Turn screen Brightness down and put timeout to 15 secs (A screen that size takes a lot of juice, it doesn’t have to be crazy bright all the time)

      -Screeble Lite from the Market (Works in conjunction with your low 15 screen timeout to shut-off the screen when your device is out of its orientation you set it to. I.E. – Set the program to keep the screen on when you hold it a certain way, once the orientation is change – You put it down, it shuts off in 15 secs, instead of a longer interval)

      -Turn off vibration feedback under Settings>Lang & Keyboard>Touch Input>Text Input>Vibrate when typing (uncheck) (This was a huge one as I am a constant texter and the feedback drains the battery fast)

      Theres tons more mods you can do to save battery, just send a few out to help a fellow Android user. Cheers.

      • goodbyebb

        I certainly understand that these things can help battery life, BUT the thing is, these are all features of the Android OS and a phone in general (ie brightness setting) and one shouldn’t have to dim them down or turn features off to get more battery life. I’ve been running bolted for about a week now, OC’d to 1.8GHz always and my TBolt is running great! The only thing that I have turned off is 4G because there is no 4G anywhere near where I live. I get about 1 full day of battery. I bought a 1700mAh battery from htc express and it seems to perform well, even being OC’d to 1.8GHz.

        • DanSke

          To each his own. I really don’t mind turning the features off. Its literally takes 2 secs to turn it right back on. Like I said, these are just recommendations and personally I don’t think I’m losing one bit of the experience by modifying it in this sort. Over half of these things defaulted are just overkill to begin with.

          Have you seen the screen brightness at 100%? It will make you blind its that bright.
          And the timeout? Do I really need the screen to be on for 10 mins in my pocket.
          Emails updates every 15 mins? Yeah if I’m the CEO of Google maybe.
          GPS actively running when not in use? Who am I? Wheres Waldo?

          Thanks for the response, but peddle your backhanded remark somewhere else. You sound like someone who leaves the air conditioning on with the widows down. Great you’re rooted, I will be too. And when you get a day I’ll get 2 due to my smart conservation.

        • DanSke

          To each his own. I really don’t mind turning the features off. Its literally takes 2 secs to turn it right back on. Like I said, these are just recommendations and personally I don’t think I’m losing one bit of the experience by modifying it in this sort. Over half of these things defaulted are just overkill to begin with.

          Have you seen the screen brightness at 100%? It will make you blind its that bright.
          And the timeout? Do I really need the screen to be on for 10 mins in my pocket.
          Emails updates every 15 mins? Yeah if I’m the CEO of Google maybe.
          GPS actively running when not in use? Who am I? Wheres Waldo?

          Thanks for the response, but peddle your backhanded remark somewhere else. You sound like someone who leaves the air conditioning on with the widows down. Great you’re rooted, I will be too. And when you get a day I’ll get 2 due to my smart conservation.

  • Anonymous

    LOL. No one releases anything anymore. Everything is either Beta, Alpha, or now even Pre-Alpha. Because if you’re running Beta, you may as well be running Gold. No thanks. I’ll be real old school and wait for version 1 while I’m chugging on a cool Bamf Remix 1.5.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Cropley/668531301 Matt Cropley

    cant wait for a stable rom!

  • Guestg

    only complaints are about the gps and earphones working mostly in the left ear, it’ll probably remain my daily driver until the RC is out… love this thing.

  • Guestg

    only complaints are about the gps and earphones working mostly in the left ear, it’ll probably remain my daily driver until the RC is out… love this thing.

  • http://twitter.com/MattG4542 Matt G

    Sms backup from the market

  • http://twitter.com/MattG4542 Matt G

    Calling it stock doesn’t make sense. Its modified AOSP :)

    • Mike

      I see what you did there :)

  • Mike

    I’m waiting for a more stable build before I use CM. Das BAMF 1.5 is running great for me right now!

  • Mike

    I’m waiting for a more stable build before I use CM. Das BAMF 1.5 is running great for me right now!

    • Killershade

      The build is more than solid enough for even a daily. Only real problem is running GPS.

  • http://twitter.com/MattG4542 Matt G

    Phoenix is better for the TBolt, even though the radio isn’t functioning or anything and it still hasn’t been released!

  • http://twitter.com/MattG4542 Matt G

    Phoenix is better for the TBolt, even though the radio isn’t functioning or anything and it still hasn’t been released!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffandrews82 Jeff Andrews

    Only left speaker/headphone works (aux connection)
    GPS is no go, yet
    The rom is super fast
    4G works
    Pros heavily outweigh the cons!

  • http://iamandroid.co/profile/rocktoonz Rocktoonz

    It’s also not technically fully stock either. With a 3rd party launcher and lockscreen, and countless other mods, calling CM ‘stock’ or ‘vanilla’ is a bit lenient. It is, after all, still a mod. Having said that, I’m really enjoying CM7 on my DInc now that it’s stable.

    • http://twitter.com/mhendersonco Mike Henderson

      Any hints on importing data from sense like messages to CM7? Titanium backup borks.

      • http://iamandroid.co/profile/rocktoonz Rocktoonz

        I seem to recall seeing something about that in the DInc forums at CM, but can’t find it at the moment, You might check there.

      • http://iamandroid.co/profile/rocktoonz Rocktoonz

        I seem to recall seeing something about that in the DInc forums at CM, but can’t find it at the moment, You might check there.

      • http://www.koveleski.com koveleski

        Use ‘SMS Backup & Restore’ to make a backup of the data. Then restore when you load the new rom. It works cross-skin so you could take SMS from a Blur device and put onto a Sense or onto an AOSP, etc.

      • all bloat = garbage

        to each their own…. but just out of lack of understanding.. please explain to me why you would ever c h o o s e sense messaging?

        Constructive argument:
        1 – its slower than stock
        2 – it couldn’t properly handle a draft message if HTC’s existence depended on it
        3 – the longer your phone is on is directly proportional to how long it takes to get from home screen to messages, and visa versa
        4 – a user can easily send texts to the wrong person as sense will highlight the convo you choose from the message list, but then will have you typing your message (that it won’t draft btw) in the wRonG conversation

        cheers

        • http://twitter.com/mhendersonco Mike Henderson

          Yep, experiencing all of that. Hense wanting to move to CM7. :)

          Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t the choosing the conversation in messages a native bug, not just sense?

          • http://twitter.com/vdefender Taylor A.

            I’m not sure if it will work. But I am currently using GoSMS, and it has it’s own function to backup sms. I don’t have the time right now to load up this broken CM7 just to play with, but my hope is that if you backup your sms with GoSMS while on sense, then flash cm7, install GoSMS and do a restore, that it will work. I might be being too optimistic though :/

    • http://twitter.com/mhendersonco Mike Henderson

      Any hints on importing data from sense like messages to CM7? Titanium backup borks.

    • http://profiles.google.com/airborne3e9 Daniel Healy

      he meant no crappy, memory hogging skins or a vanilla google experience…”having said that” cm7 is the only way to rock vanilla android

  • http://www.koveleski.com koveleski

    It’s not bad… for a pre-alpha.