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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ironass, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    CyanogenMod's Nightly's 7 has now launched a Release Candidate for Gingerbread 2.3.2

    Very smooth. No hiccups for me. Rotary lock screen and a few other goodies.

    The only thing I would recommend to anyone new switching to CM7 or, indeed, from 6.1 to CM7, is that a full wipe of both phone and SD card is needed and to reinstall (not restore) everything afresh from the ground up, as if it were a new phone. This only needs to be done once to avoid any conflicts and is well worth the trouble initially.
     

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  2. Snazzy

    Snazzy Android Enthusiast

    "cyanogen: So a bunch of geeks beat ALL the manufacturers to Android 2.3 by reverse engineering their own devices. :)"
     
  3. Rusty

    Rusty Android Expert

    I haven't touched my SD card, and restored all apps & settings... no problems either :D
     
  4. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    I would like to add my thanks to Cyanogen for all the hard work that has been put into CM7 2.3.

    Have installed their CM7 nightly's since build #10 without any problems and have used it on a day-to-day basis.

    Since #10 they have released updates daily (sometimes twice a day), constantly striving to improve CM7 for the Nexus One and this release candidate is build #45. So you can see that a lot of work has gone into this.

    Once again, thank you you very much Cyanogen.

    (I do like the "old TV screen" style of fading in and out when the screen operates on/off)
     
  5. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    Release Candidate 2... out now.
     
  6. razvan06

    razvan06 Android Enthusiast

    ...i think this ,probably next week we will have a final release :)

    good work cyanogen team !
     
  7. Rusty

    Rusty Android Expert

    I wouldn't be so sure on that

     
  8. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    Ditto! :D
     
  9. razvan06

    razvan06 Android Enthusiast

    besides a few minor bugs ,release 14 is verry good ,in fact ,at this time it beats the crap out of the stock rom ,so there's no rush :)
     
  10. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-)

    Well, I finally took the plunge with RC 2. Wow, that was easy. I know, what took me so long? I'm asking the same question. ;)

    I tell you after rooting, unlocking and custom recoveries, ROM flashing is nothing. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Snazzy

    Snazzy Android Enthusiast

    Have you guys tried the Honey Comb theme available for CM7? It is fricken awesome going far further than simply re-skinning a few apps.
     
  12. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

  13. Snazzy

    Snazzy Android Enthusiast

  14. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    Yes, it's quite a nice theme. Would like to see the WiFi and signal bars a little more legible though.
     
  15. razvan06

    razvan06 Android Enthusiast

    it's still an alpha build ...let's wait a little
     
  16. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    Patience is a virtue,
    Possess it if you can.
    Seldom found in a woman.
    Never in a man.

    By the way, I'm loving CM7 build #17.
     
  17. timsch75

    timsch75 Lurker


    I don't suppose that the FACTORY RESET under settings/privacy accomplishes the same thing as this wipe???
     
  18. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    Er.. no!

    I format the SD card and use ClockworkMod to partition it.

    As for the phone, I use a "nuclear" wipe app from "temasek" on xda:-

    Format-signed.zip

    Then load your ROM on the virgin handset before replacing everything piecemeal (not from a back-up).

    This only needs doing, IMHO, when flashing CM7 for the first time, or going from CM6 to CM7.
     
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  19. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-)

    I did none of that, by the way and so far it seems fine. In fact, when I installed CM7, it seemed to find Titanium Backup and put most things back for me. Great time saver and everything is working fine.

    So far... :eek: ;)
     
  20. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    In my experience, some people get away without wiping. Some get away with it for awhile before finding problems.

    Either way, I prefer to advise people to err on the side of caution. At least that way if something does go wrong they can eliminate using an incompatible back-up and restore.
     
  21. razvan06

    razvan06 Android Enthusiast

    i did not wipe my sd card ,just deleted the secure data and other crap from the prev. version of Android ,and had no problems ...did the same thing with 2 other phones and no problems ...must of been some glitch from the firstly versions or smthn
     
  22. bikedogrun

    bikedogrun Member

    Now up to CM7 RC2/NB26. Just a Nandroid backup and then flash right over any CM7 build and there you go!

    Very nice so far, no hiccups here... everything including WiFi, GPS, phone calls (remember those :p ) working perfectly.

    /BD :cool:
     
  23. dvandam

    dvandam Well-Known Member

    I hope they iron out all the bugs soon. As a CM 6.1 user I'm anxious to upgrade and take advantage of Gingerbread, but I don't want to download the stock OS and lose my root. Given I need to wipe and stuff I'd rather wait for a final release as opposed to constantly updating via RCs.
     
  24. razvan06

    razvan06 Android Enthusiast

    or you could get the latest nighly [it's more stable than the latest RC you know..] and use it at it's full potential ...well at least 98% :D
     
  25. redrage

    redrage Newbie

    Noob Q: Can someone here be kind enuf to post a step by step guide/ video link on how to root a stock nexus one 2.3.3 to CM7.
     
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