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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I guess I should try
by WereCatf on Wed 27th Jun 2012 00:08 UTC
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

I am not entirely happy with the Samsung-provided ICS ROM on my Galaxy Note. There is nothing specifically wrong with it, but e.g. TouchWiz tends to be somewhat lacking. I've been leery of trying out CM mainly because I do not wish to lose S-Pen - functionality, that's one of the two main reasons of why I got the phone in the first place. It seems though that CM is starting to get quite stable even on the Note, so perhaps this RC1 is now worth trying.

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RE: I guess I should try
by galvanash on Wed 27th Jun 2012 03:06 in reply to "I guess I should try"
galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

I have an AT&T Note and use an unoffical build of the CM9 R0 Rom on it. Other than the S-Pen not working yet, it is _very_ stable and reliable, more so than the official Samsung Rom. But yeah, the S-Pen thing kinda sucks...

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RE: I guess I should try
by sb56637 on Wed 27th Jun 2012 04:31 in reply to "I guess I should try"
sb56637 Member since:
2006-05-11

Just watch out for the "brick bug". I just helped a friend root his Galaxy Note GT-N7000 and I was sweating bullets that we would end up bricking the thing because of that inexcusable corruption bug that Samsung introduced into their official ICS kernels. Who here thinks that wasn't just an innocent mistake on Samsung's part?

Edited 2012-06-27 04:32 UTC

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RE[2]: I guess I should try
by blitze on Thu 28th Jun 2012 07:46 in reply to "RE: I guess I should try"
blitze Member since:
2006-09-15

strange this bricking issue people have experienced. I read and followed the xda instructons, installed a new kernal rooted that and not the Samsung gb one and then proceeded to migrate to a cm9 nightly build.

No issues what so ever. I am now on the Paranoid Rom for my note which is based on cm9 but brings great tablet functionality to my Note.

Also using Papyrus and Notes Mobile for great S-pen apps.

One of the reasons for getting my Note was cm9, that and decent screen and stylus.

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RE: I guess I should try
by WereCatf on Fri 29th Jun 2012 15:44 in reply to "I guess I should try"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Well, as a reply to myself and as a note to anyone who owns a Galaxy Note: CM9 RC is rock-solid, much faster and smoother than stock, and it looks downright gorgeous. Truly a marvelous piece of work from all the CM development. There is a catch, though: there is no way of configuring the S Pen for left-handed use, it only works for right-handed people. I went to CM irc channel to ask if there are even any plans to add such support, but the answer was a no. Too bad, I had to revert back to stock ;)

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