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CyanogenMod 7.1 [stable] with Ubuntu kernel for Motorola XT502 – Review

About a week ago, the CyanogenMod 7.1 stable, based on Android 2.3.7, was released for dozens of devices.

CyanogenMod-7.1-review CyanogenMod 7.1 [stable] with Ubuntu kernel for Motorola XT502 - Review

I have been running the stable version on my Motorola XT502 for the past days, and I’m quite pleased with the performance.

Likes:

  • Faster and fluid performance
  • Better Wi-Fi connectivity – actually, a lot faster than any previous version that I’d tried
  • Slightly better battery stats
  • Quad score – 887

Dislikes:

The inability to overclock can be solved by flashing an Ubuntu-based kernel; the same one that’s beneath the EAv6 ROM, giving excellent battery stats. The kernel gives much better performance, with a quad score of 1084 at 672 MHz.

Download the kernel. Flash it via recovery mode, overclock and have fun!