cyanogenmod logoCyanogenMod is a replacement for the Android software that comes on a variety of phones and tablets. It’s one of the most popular custom ROMs available, thanks to the extensive work that goes into customizing the software with useful features and the rigorous testing. This week the first release candidate for CynanogenMod 7.1 has been launched. It’s based on Google Android 2.3.4 and packs a number of changes including:

  • Bluetooth mouse support
  • Option to wake on volume key press
  • “Copy all” option in the context menu
  • Ability to revoke application permissions
  • Control brightness by sliding on the statusbar

There are also some changes that only affect certain devices. For instance, the Motorola Click now supports geolocation in the photo app.

CyanogenMod supports a range of devices from HTC, Motorola, Samsung, LG, and other device makers.  You can find the latest build for your device from the download page.

One set of devices that aren’t yet fully supported? The Archos Gen8 tablets including the Archos 28, 32, 43, 70, and 101. But ArcTablet discovered that there’s a project underway to get CyanogenMod working on these budget tablets.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...