The CyanogenMod developers managed to create and release the 7.2 version a few days ago. The CM 7.2 can be used to install the Android 2.3.7 on over sixty supported devices. Despite the fact that this is a release candidate edition, it still can be used to update your Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Mini, LG Optimus Black, Hub, Motorola Atrix and all the other devices that are running the Gingerbread firmware. It comes with support for OMAP3/4 smartphones and tablets, includes the T9 predictive phone dialing software and the ICS transition animations and enhanced translations.
Make sure that before moving to the tutorial guide you know what the term 'root' means and that by installing custom firmware you will void the warranty of your device and in order to restore it you will need to restore the stock firmware that came with it when you purchased it.There are seventy Android devices that are capable of running this new CM 7.2 and despite the fact that it is still a release candidate edition, it works smoothly and until know no major bugs have been reported. However, if you do notice any errors or bugs after applying the update then please let us know in the comments field.
If the text above got your attention, then you should continue reading the info listed in this article as you will learn how to successfully apply the CyanogenMod 7.21 RC1 on your Android device. It is a custom firmware release that is based on the Android 2.3.7 firmware and it should bring a new experience for your daily smartphone usage. This new release candidate of CM7 can be applied on the following devices:
"HTC: HTC Desire HD / Inspire 4G, HTC Desire CDMA, HTC Desire, HTC Wildfire, HTC Tattoo, HTC myTouch 3G Slide, Droid Eris, T-Mobile myTouch 4G / HTC Glacier, HTC Hero CDMA, HTC Hero, Droid Incredible, HTC Legend, HTC Aria, HTC Desire S, HTC Evo Shift, HTC Evo, T-Mobile G2 / HTC Desire Z, Droid Incredible S, Droid Incredible 2.
SE: SE XperiaArc-LT15i, SE LiveWithWalkman-WT19i, SE XperiaNeo-MT15i, SE XperiaPro-MK16i, SE XperiaMiniPro-SK17i, SE XperiaActive-ST17i, SE XperiaMini-ST15i, SE XperiaRay-ST18i, SE Xperia Play CDMA-R800x, SE Xperia Play -R800i.
ZTE: ZTE Blade, ZTE V9.
LG: LG Optimus Pro, LG Optimus Hub, LG Optimus Sol, T-Mobile LG myTouch, LG Optimus One, LG Optimus 3D, LG ATT Thrill, LG Optimus Black, LG Optimus 2X, T-Mobile G2x.
Samsung: Samsung Captivate, Samsung GalaxyAce, Samsung Epic 4G, Samsung Fascinate, Samsung Galaxy S2 ATT, Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung GalaxyS_B, Samsung GalaxyS,Samsung Mesmerize, Samsung Showcase, Samsung GalaxyMini, Samsung Vibrant.
Google: Google Nexus S 4G, Google Nexus S, Google Nexus One.
Motorola: Motorola DROID2, Motorola DROID2 World Edition, Motorola Defy, Motorola Cliq, Motorola Backflip, Motorola Atrix, Motorola Droid X, Motorola Droid, Motorola CliqXT.
Barnes&Noble: Barnes&Noble Nook Color.
GeeksPhone: Geeksphone ONE, Geeksphone ZERO.
Huawei: Huawei U8220.
So, if you're using one of the above device then you can use the CyanogenMod 7.2 release candidate 1 to flash it and experience the Android 2.3.7 in a new way. Please note that before moving to the tutorial guide, you need to know that we cannot be held responsible in case something goes wrong and your smartphone stops working or any other part of it stops working. Also, before starting to flash your device you need to create a backup of all the files stored in it and make sure that you know how to work in recovery mode and how to use CWM. Make sure that you enable the USB debugging mode.
Here's how to successfully apply the CyanogenMod 7.2 RC1 on your device and run the Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread firmware:
- Download the CyanogenMod 7.2 RC1 by clicking this link. Make sure that you download the one that is destined to be used for your current Android device. In case you are unsure which zip to download, then click here and you will find a webpage where all the supported devices are listed with their specific download links.
- Connect your device to your PC using the USB Cable.
- Now, take the zip package of CM 7.2 RC1 that you downloaded previously at step 1 and, place it on your device's SD card location. Do not create any new folders/ directory, just drop it there.
- Power OFF your smartphone/ tablet.
- Now we need to enter ClockworkMod Recovery mode. Boot it using the button combination that was specially created for your current device or, if you don't know how to do it, try a Google search. CWM can be downloaded from Google Play Store before starting to apply the steps listed here.
- When in CWM recovery mode you should select the 'wipe data/ factory reset' option to remove all the data from your phone.
- Now select 'wipe cache' and 'wipe dalvik cache' options. These can be found in the Advanced menu.
- Go back to the main menu and select the 'install zip from sd card'. Now select 'choose zip from SD card' and select, again, the zip package you moved on your SD at step 1-3.
- Your device will begin the flashing update and when that is done you need to select 'reboot system now' option from the recovery mode main menu. Please note that the rebooting process might take a while before completion and you should simply wait a few minutes until the home screen loads entirely. However, in case you notice that the reboot takes way too much then you should go back at step 1 and repeat all the steps listed above, because something might've gone wrong and the flash couldn't be completed.
When the CyanogenMod 7.2 RC1 that is Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread based has been installed successfully on your device you are free to start customizing its interface. Also, you can now restore all the applications and files that you backed up before the updating process. If you cannot complete any of the steps above, then please let us know in the comments section and we will try to help you finish the flashing process for your Android device.
For any extra info or for any Android tips&tricks that you might have then you can use the comments field to let us know. Make sure to return to our website in the next few weeks as you will find instructions on how to update the Android firmware for multiple devices that are listed above between the general info. Remember that for the CM 7.2 RC1 to work you will need to install the CWM ( ROM Manager ) app from Google Play Store.