Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jun 2012 22:38 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "It wasn't quick or easy, but we are extremely proud of this release and what it represents for us as a group. The jump from 2.3.7 to 4.0.4 in many ways was a fresh start for this project, and as much as the code changed, the structure and organization of CM as a whole changed as well. It meant a lot of hard work, and late nights, but also a ton of fun. We are in this for the challenge, and the reward is always the satisfaction received when we release it to the masses as a 'stable' product. This RC1 brings us a step forward toward that payoff." CyanogenMod is an absolutely amazing project, an amazing piece of software. Been running CM9 on my SII for months, virtually without issues. It absolutely baffles me OEMs don't just use this instead of their own Sense or TouchWiz crap. This is so much better it's just not funny anymore.
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CyanogenMod
by NathanHill on Tue 26th Jun 2012 23:38 UTC
NathanHill
Member since:
2006-10-06

I got an old Nook Color for super cheap and was looking forward to running CM7... and it's been pretty awful. Lots of crashes. Terrible UI. The basic Nook Color Android-based software is light years better (though limited). And CM9 is pretty buggy evidently on this little reader/tablet.

I was disappointed since I've heard such good things about CM. Maybe I will try another build or something.

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RE: CyanogenMod
by HangLoose on Wed 27th Jun 2012 08:22 in reply to "CyanogenMod"
HangLoose Member since:
2007-09-03

I don't think it is CM's fault in this case.

I also own a Nook Tablet (not the color though) and I can tell you that B&N has locked the NT to the bone. It is just way too difficult to mod and, of course, the amount of devs working for it is far more limited than the ones working to port to a Samsung device, for example. I have read threads on XDA that point out to the reverse engineering of things like the bluetooth module.

I also have a SGS2 and it feels like a breeze to use. Sadly can't say the same about NT.

But I suggest you waiting for the full release on the Nook and give it a spin. ;)

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RE: CyanogenMod
by SustainedHavoc on Wed 27th Jun 2012 15:58 in reply to "CyanogenMod"
SustainedHavoc Member since:
2011-09-15

Interesting. I've been dual booting CM7 for several months on my Color and not 1 crash. Just making Bluetooth available has been kind of a big deal on this as it does allow me to use a mini wireless keyboard/trackball.
The only problem that I've encountered that I just haven't fooled with yet is a shortened battery charge life(I'm phrasing this badly, I have to charge it more often), but buying the Color as a refurb may well have contributed to this.
Otherwise, pretty satisfied.

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