About a week ago, the CyanogenMod 7.1 stable, based on Android 2.3.7, was released for dozens of devices.
I have been running the stable version on my Motorola XT502 for the past days, and I’m quite pleased with the performance.
- 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
- Unable to overclock – phone freezes!
- The default ‘smartass’ governor sucks – leads to the screen off music stutter issue
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!