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Founder Of CyanogenMod Offers An Update On The Development Of CM9, Original DROID No Longer Supported

“Never ask for ETAs.”  Probably the most well known quote from the CyanogenMod Team.  It makes sense though, seeing that greatness can not be rushed.  Well I wouldn’t call this an actual ETA, but Cyanogen himself has gone ahead and posted up a blog letting everyone know their plans for distribution of CM9 – the newest custom ROM offering based on Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich.  According to Cyanogen, thanks to changes Google has made in their code, the CyanogenMod Team is going to be working extra hard to create working builds for multiple devices.  Little hiccups like this have never stopped them before.  No need for worry there. 

Google did a great job with ICS and added some really awesome features which in some cases replace or deprecate functionality that we had in CM7, so we are reevaluating all of our customizations. There are a number of challenges that we are up against. Google has made some pretty major changes to the Android framework that break compatibility with older proprietary camera and graphics drivers in order to achieve some pretty insane performance, but I am confident that the team will be able to overcome these issues like we have in the past.

Now for the sad news.  The CM team will no longer support the original “OG” DROID.  So all of you OG die-hards might as well upgrade to the next thing you see and like.  Galaxy Nexus?

The first devices (besides the Nexus S, which you can already get from Koush’s section on ROM Manager) that we’ll have ready will mostly likely be devices based on OMAP4, MSM8660/7X30, and Exynos. We also have some Tegra2 tablets in the pipeline such as the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Asus Transformer. Sorry Droid1 owners, we’re dropping support for you. Time to upgrade.

They took that phone all the way to Gingerbread.  You have to be thankful for that.  So there you have it.  Work on CM9 is well under way and if you own a Nexus S, you can already get a taste.  RIP OG.

Via: CyanogenMod

Cheers Jem!

  • Well I just had a huge facepalm when I saw this. I was one of the fools who went out, used their upgrade, and bought the Bionic. I returned it and went back to my OG only to find out that I will not be experiencing anymore CM greatness until I decide to buck up and buy another phone. I just cannot stand MotoBlur and all the prison-like control over the phone.

  • Anonymous

    Sweet, Transformer gets CM!

  • jbonics

    As far as the droid 2’s roms I have tried then all, CM is the best imo. If you told me a 3500 quadrant score was possible @1.43 GHz on a D2 I would laugh. Thank you Cyanogen you gave me a new phone. Magentagen Reflexogen Processogen…

  • Xodyaq

    Meh, Cyanogenmod is fine and all, but I’ve had better OG performance with LiquidGB. The OG is still great hardware, period.

  • TC Infantino

    The OG had the best run you could hope for, and with all the support from great Devs like the CM team it stayed up there with some of the newer and supposedly better phones that came out.  Sadly the OG cannot keep up now that 4G, bigger screens, much faster cpu’s and HDMI output are becoming the standards.  BUT OG’s never die, they just ease back and watch the show…I am still using mine as the music server in my car.  The OG still has alot of usefullness left in it.

  • Sammyxp

    I’m hoping the MSM8660/7X30 he mentions is the Rezound!

    • Jer85008

      Surely it will, and I’ll definately try it with mine as soon as a stable version is out.

  • Greg Williams

    2 years of support?!? what more could we ask for! thanks guys!!

  • Thanks to CyanogenMod for all their support for the Droid OG. Still going to use my Droid as a WiFi device after I get the Galaxy Nexus, excited to see the new CyanogenMod, though I’m just so pumped about ICC!

  • einstein2001

    OG’s never die

  • Garrett

    If they got on eastern time they’d have to have stories published by 6a.m. just to have them ready for you guys making it into work, or an hour into work. Most publications publish articles in the timezone that they reside in. For one I’m glad to see something as popular as this coming from Portland, OR seeing as I live just down the road from there. Here’s hoping they stay all things Oregon.

  • dee

    i dont have my OG anymore but whattt? i love seeing support for that shit still

  • Rip droid? .. not until i get my Gnex! OG is still hanging on for a little bit.. 

  • Trevor-kai Craig


  • I am amazed that the OG droid just got an update last week

  • Anonymous

    “Sorry Droid1 owners, we’re dropping support for you. Time to upgrade.”

    I’ve been TRYING to upgrade…FOR SIX WEEKS!  Where’s the Nexus?!?!? 🙂

  • Anonymous

    If and when I get ICS it will most definitely be CM9.  I’ve grown sort of a hatred for stock ICS because of the “G-Nex” trolls. 

    Oh and before the “G-Nex” trolls chime in with “bootloader” this and “Bionic will never have ICS” that…

    • Anonymous

      a dual boot ICS Alpha is already working on the Bionic so STOP TROLLING FOR UNICORNS

  • Lmrojas

    What about my droid x 🙁

    • Anonymous

      I know! Also, no stable release for CM7 yet…

  • Benjamin Mackie

    So sad to see no OG support, but I totally understand. Its time to upgrade, and luckily, the majority of us will still be moving towards ICS by getting the nexus

  • Anonymous

    Tear drop…. now where’s my Nexus?!

  • RIP OG Droid. All though my OG struggles from time to time on CM, I already have plans to upgrade to the G-Nex. There will always be a special place in my heart for the one that started it all. 

  • John

    Does not matter.. other devs can build from source, even if many of them god lazy after the initial 2.3 update and started using CM7 source instead.  we WILL have a source ICS build for Droid, mark mywords. 

    • Keith Sumner

      Um, no you won’t, ICS is for dual core processors.

      • PC_Tool

        Keith:  I have ICS running on my 1Ghz, Single-core Verizon Fascinate.

        John is correct.  Google has stated that any phone capable of running GB should be able to run ICS.  Since AOSP ICS is open-source, it is virtually certain someone will get it ICS running on the OG Droid. 

        • probably  be done by pete alfonso and his bugless beast he only supports nexus s og droid and 1 other i forget but if anybody is likely to do it it would be him. I dought it will work well with the ogs lack of ram and internal rom space meaning slow apps off sd I love my og but I am going to sell and get a galaxy nexus or maybe weight for  a second gen lte phone with 4 cores etc 

          • PC_Tool

            S3 should be out mid-year as I hear it.  If waiting, I’d wait for that.  🙂

          • im not waiting more than 1st quarter because i beat my og droid like a 2 dollar hooker and i don’t think she is going to last much longer shes overclocked and running gingerbread 2.3.7

          • PC_Tool


  • Not a surprise, My D1 struggles with CM7 sometimes. 

  • Anonymous

    Seems like D4 would be the logical upgrade for OG owners.  As a OG – to – D3 convert, I’m very happy but am a little envious of the D4.