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CyanogenMod 7.1 Released, Android 2.3.7 and More Devices included, Download Now

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Recently we reported you about next major release of CyanogenMod which will bring support for multiple Sony Ericsson devices. Today CyanogenMod Team has released the new version 7.1 which has brought Android 2.3.7 along with addition of two dozen more devices. Newly supported devices includes as promised Sony Ericsson Xperia series.

It’s been far too long since our last official release, but I’m happy to present CyanogenMod-7.1! I apologize for the long delay, and I hope to speed up our release process in the future. We originally planned to release this last weekend at the Big Android BBQ but some issues with our automated build system held it back.

The changelog which is mentioned below shows following update information:

Features included in new release are:

  • Common: Android 2.3.7 (Google)
  • Common: Bluetooth mouse support – Scott Brady
  • Common: Improve notification swipe-to-clear – Evan Charlton
  • Common: Improve album-artist support in media scanner – Paul Crovella
  • Common: Profile improvements and bugfixes – Martin Long, Danny Baumann, Robert Burns
  • Common: RTL text improvements – Eyad Aboulouz, Eran Mizrahi
  • Common: Wake on volume key option – Sven Dawitz
  • Common: Support for revoking application permissions – Plamen K. Kosseff
  • Common: Latest Superuser app – ChainsDD
  • Common: Control brightness by sliding on statusbar – Danesh M
  • Common: Add “copy all” to context menu – Danesh M
  • Common: Lockscreen haptic and statusbar indicators toggle – Danesh M
  • Common: Nicer timepicker/datepicker – Jiri Tyr
  • Common: Configuration 0/90/180/270 rotation – Jonas Larsson, Scott Brady
  • Common: DSP Manager bugfixes and improvements – Antti S Lankila
  • Common: Support for launching apps via gestures in the background – Jiri Tyr
  • Common: Option to hide hold button during call – Roberto Leinardi
  • Common: Allow using wildcards for call blacklisting – Nihanth Subramanya
  • Common: Option to allow in-call lockscreen to match main lockscren – Sven Dawitz
  • Common: Option to notify about incoming call only in background when screen is on – Pavel Kucera
  • Common: ADWLauncher- Transitions, catalog improvements, bugfixes – John Van Etten
  • Common: Optional GMT correction for SMS/MMS timestamps – Terry Hau
  • Common: Add FM Seek for TI devices – KalimochoAz
  • Common: Add FM support for SI4708 devices (Blade, V9, Racer) – Stéphane Konstantaropoulos
  • Common: Add FM seek implementation to FM application – Tom Giordano
  • Common: Show current FM status on lockscreen – Tom Giordano
  • Common: Camera touch-to-focus – cyanogen, arcee, m0viefreak, Danny Baumann
  • Common: Screenshot feature via power menu – arcee
  • Common: WEBP backport – Vikas Arora
  • Common: Add CM copyright noticies – arcee
  • Common: Skia/Zlib/libcore ARM optimizations – 0xlab
  • Common: Bluetooth tethering – Stéphane Konstantaropoulos
  • Common: Lockscreen widget alignment – Danesh Mondegarian
  • Common: Lockscreen calendar – David Morgan
  • Common: AVRCP 1.3 support – Qualcomm (bugfix by Danny Baumann)
  • Common: LED notification overhaul – Danny Baumann
  • Common: System-wide DNS cache – Google, SEMC
  • Common: Headset icon toggle – Cameron Pickett
  • Common: FM seek support – Emilio López, Tom Giordano
  • Common: Editable event fields in Contacts app – Danny Baumann
  • Common: Remove compromised CA from system certs – Guardian Project
  • Common: Mute camera shutter option – George Maizel
  • Common: Camera timer – Danesh Mondegarian
  • Common: “Mark all read” option in MMS – Vinod Surendran
  • Common: “eat” pushes fresh brunch/breakfast to device – Ricardo Cerqueira
  • Common: Customizable account color chip in Email – copolii
  • Common: “Rings” lockscreen – Valera Trubachev
  • Click, Motorola: Speed up photo recording – Emilio López
  • Click, Motorola: Add Geolocation to photo app – KalimochoAz
  • Click: Upgraded kernel from HTC 2.6.29 to 2.6.35
  • HTC msm7×30: 2.6.35 kernel and updated userspace
  • Buzz: 2.6.35 kernel – Arne Coucheron
  • Bravo(c)/Vivo(w)/Ace/Liberty: On charge notification led – Richard Antony Burton
  • Crespo/Crespo4G: Kernel update 2.6.35.14 and more, voodoo implementation, BLN, BLX…
  • Encore: Update kernel from 2.6.29 to 2.6.32 – Dalingrin,Fattire,Verygreen
  • Encore: New GPU drivers and userspace libs
  • Encore: Adjustable clockspeed and voltage – Dalingrin
  • Encore: Backport 2.6.35 Bluetooth – Fattire
  • Encore: Working mem sleep
  • Encore: USB host support – Verygreen

New devices since 7.0 included in new release are:

  • HTC Desire S
  • HTC Incredible S
  • HTC Incredible 2
  • LG Optimus 2X and T-Mobile G2x
  • Motorola Backflip (Motus)
  • Motorola Cliq / Cliq XT
  • Motorola Defy
  • Motorola Droid 2
  • Motorola Droid X
  • Samsung Captivate
  • Samsung Fascinate
  • Samsung Mesmerize
  • Samsung Showcase
  • Samsung Vibrant
  • Samsung Galaxy S
  • Samsung Galaxy S2 (multiple carriers)
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X8
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
  • ZTE V9

Prerequisites

Download CyanogenMod 7.1 Zip file from here by making sure that that the file is for your device. You can also check your device’s codename from here.

Procedure

1-   Connect your phone with computer via USB cable and Transfer the above mentioned downloaded .zip file to the root directory of your smartphone.

2-   As soon as the file transfer is completed, Turn off your smartphone.

3-   Boot your smartphone into ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) with help of certain keys depending upon your device type.

4-   Navigate to backup and storage with help of volume up/down, home and back keys. Click on backup and CWM will take nandroid backup of your device. This backup can also be used to revert to current setup.

5-   Now you need to format your smartphone by scrolling down to mounts and storage option and choose format /system. Make sure you also format /data and /cache and lastely wipe data / factory reset.

6-   Now go back to main menu and choose Install .zip from sdcard > [Downloaded Zip File]. It will start the installation

7-   Once installation is finish, reboot your smartphone using reboot option present in CWM’s main menu.

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Previously we have already reported you about CyanogenMod for HP TouchPad,  LG Optimus 3DHTC Desire S,HTC SensationEVO 3D.

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