... it's FINALLY here! The much-awaited RC for the Droid / MotoDroid / OG Droid / [whatever you call it!] has finally hit the pavement! (or the sdcards...)
Per CVPCS's Twitter: "The Droid RC is here: http://mirror.cyanogenmod.com/?device=sholes and yes, we skipped RC1 so that we stay conistant with other devices." (link)
**Neither I, Android.net, nor CyanogenMod is responsible for any damage to your device as a result of any unauthorized modifications to your device.**
From the OP @ CyanogenMod Forums (link):
CyanogenMod is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device.
This version is a release candidate, but you will find it stable for everyday use.
* Your warranty is now void.
* I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
* thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
* do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
* before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
* you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
CyanogenMod is based on the Android Open Source Project with extra contributions from many people within the Android community. It can be used without any need to have any Google application installed. Linked below is a package that has come from another Android project that restore the Google parts. CyanogenMod does still include various hardware-specific code, which is also slowly being open-sourced anyway.
All the source code for CyanogenMod is available in the CyanogenMod Github repo. And if you would like to contribute to CyanogenMod, please visit out Gerrit Code Review. You can also view the Changelog for a full list of changes & features.
First time flashing CyanogenMod 7 to the Motorola Droid, or coming from another ROM?
1. Root the device and install ClockworkMod Recovery. Instructions are available here
2. Perform a NANDroid backup of your current ROM.
3. Format the system, data & cache partitions of your device.
4. Perform a factory reset.
5. Flash CyanogenMod.
6. Optional: Install the Google Apps addon package.
Upgrading from earlier version of CyanogenMod 7?
1. Perform a NANDroid backup of your current ROM.
2. Flash CyanogenMod (your Google Apps will be backed up & restored automatically).
Experience issues? Please provide the following info:
- If the device was hard reboot, please provide the file "/proc/last_kmsg".
- If the device was soft reboot or is "bootlooping", please run a logcat and provide the full ourput.
Latest version: update-cm-7.0.0-RC2-Droid
Google Apps addon:
The CyanogenMod team would like to thank everyone involved in helping with testing, coding, debugging & documenting! Enjoy!
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**RZRecovery recovery is flashable (update.zip format) from SPRecovery, ClockworkMod Recovery, and from within itself (you can flash the updated RZRecovery while using RZRecovery! smooth!). Just flash the update.zip in recovery, and reboot into recovery and you're ready to start flashing with RZR!**
*For those of you who don't like the idea of flashing a recovery from
recovery, raidzero also provides a recovery-only SBF
*If you choose to donate, here is the link to donate to the CynaogenMod Team*