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After a series of test builds and release candidates across several target devices, the first stable release of CyanogenMod-6.0 has officially been released! This ROM is based on Android 2.2, and is currently available of the following target devices:
- Google Nexus One
- HTC Aria
- HTC Dream / HTC Magic
- HTC Desire
- HTC Evo
- HTC Hero CDMA
- HTC Hero GSM
- HTC Incredible
- HTC MyTouch 3G Slide
- Motorola Droid
There are surprises all over. Cyanogen and Team Douche have really worked hard to bring these flavors to our devices. Hats off Team Douche!
CM6 boasts a few new features and tweaks. Some features include ADWLauncher 1.1.4 which boasts some impressive add-ons such as the group catalog as well as improved UI settings. Sound and audio focus settings have been added to the CyanogenMod Settings menu and the locale now supports more languages.
Devices running RCs or nightly builds can easily update to CM-6 with ROM Manager or head over to Cyanogen’s forums for their flavors of CM6.
For those of you patiently (or not so much) waiting for Cyanogen and Team Douche to release a semi-official Android 2.2 ROM, it’s time to get flashing. CyanogenMod-6.0.0 RC1 was posted up early this morning, with builds for the Nexus One, Dream and Magic, which should cover a good many of us. You can snag the new builds in the usual places, including the CM Nexus One and D/M forums, XDA Developers (N1, D/M) and our favorite, ROM Manager.
For the noobs out there, the CyanogenMod series of ROMs are custom built from the official Android Open Source Project files by trained professionals (professional somethings, anyway), tested and released to the masses. (Check out the full changelog here.) We swear by ‘em, and you should, too. [Cyanogen]
Update: A new CM Droid ROM is now in ROM Manager and the other usual places. Huzzah!
I. Before You Begin
1. This is for Verizon Droids ONLY, not Milestones (GSM). For the Milestone go here.
2. THIS WILL ERASE YOUR DATA AND YOU MAY NEED TO REACTIVATE THE DROID TO LOGIN AFTER COMPLETING SECTION II.
II. Downgrade to 2.0.1 with RSDLite
1. Download RSD Lite, the 2.0.1 .sbf file, and the Motorola Drivers.
2. Install RSDLite by double clicking the RSD Lite.msi file you just downloaded.
3. Once RSDLite is installed, unzip the drivers folder you downloaded (32 bit OR 64 bit), then double click the Motorola Consumer Driver Installer application and install the drivers.
4. Plug in your phone to the computer via USB cable.
5. Turn the phone off while it is plugged in.
6. Turn on the phone by holding down Power and UP on the DPad of the keyboard on the phone.
7. Open the RSDLite program by right clicking it and selecting Run As Administrator.
8. Click on the “…” button next to the filename box and select the .sbf file you downloaded earlier.
9. Once it is selected, hit Start and wait for it to finish flashing the phone.
10. Once it is done, the phone should reboot and you are now on Android 2.0.1 stock and can continue.
III. Flash the Rooted Android 2.1 ROM
1. Download the rooted Android 2.1 Update.zip file:
2. Plug in your phone via USB cable and mount the MicroSD by pulling down the notification bar and clicking on the notification then clicking mount.
3. Copy the update.zip you just downloaded to the MicroSD card (NOT in any folders on the microsd, just on the root of the sd card itself).
4. Unplug the phone from the usb cable.
5. Turn the phone off and then turn if back on while holding down the X key on the qwerty keyboard.
6. When the ! symbol comes up on the screen, let go of the X key and then hold down Volume Up and the Camera button until a menu comes up.
7. On the menu use the dpad buttons to navigate to Apply Update and select it using the center dpad button.
8. Wait for it to finish updating then reboot the phone via the menu when it is done. Viola! Android 2.1 rooted on your Droid.
9. IF YOU WANT TO FLASH CUSTOM ROMS ETC., YOU MUST GOTO THE NEXT PROCEDURE ON HOW TO LOAD A CUSTOM ROM AND FLASH A RECOVERY IMAGE ETC.!