I generally don’t write reviews on release candidates. However, after having abysmally bad experiences with CyanogenMod’s (CM7) so-called stable ROMs, I’m urged to write about this release candidate 2 from CML (the SuperAosp guy!). If you have read about how CM7 was made slightly better by the battery and memory fix mod provided by CML, then this post will be of interest to you.
So, downloaded the ROM from here, installed and tested… (changelog for your reference)
Note: This is not a .nb0 package! You have to install it using ROM Manager. If you install directly, you might face IMEI and no signal issues. The best way is to download a .nb0 version (just download the one from here), flash using SUTLR and then install this RC2 via ROM Manager. If you already have a CM7 ROM, you can install directly using ROM Manager. Use the comment section for any queries on this procedure.
- This is not a .nb0 package – I ‘ve never liked installing via ROM Manager
- This RC is highly stable when compared to the actual stable versions from CyanogenMod – ain’t this ironic?
- Absolutely no reboots or system freezes for the past 3 days – Wow!
- Excellent battery life – as good as the Phantom and Firetrap family of ROMs
- No annoying ‘SD card unexpectedly removed’ error message – super!
- Functional automatic brightness – but has got a lot of room for improvement; still should be a little faster than it is now
- 100% working USB tethering – brilliant!
- Quadrant score: 790
- Buggy ADW launcher – this has got nothing to do with the ROM. I use Go Launcher now
- When the DSP Manager is enabled, the audio skips/drags intermittently – quite annoying!
What I think is – this could as well be released as a stable ROM. At least this will lessen the pain of Android enthusiasts installing buggy CM7 ROMs. What say you?
Try this RC2 ROM out, and let me know your comments.