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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Instructions...
by aldo on Wed 27th Jun 2012 16:24 UTC
aldo
Member since:
2010-02-17

Can anyone point me to a decent, well written guide to putting CM9 on an SGS2?

Thanks!

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RE[2]: Instructions...
by aldo on Thu 28th Jun 2012 08:15 in reply to "RE: Instructions..."
aldo Member since:
2010-02-17

Cheers. I'll need to weigh up the pros and cons before I decide whether to actually go for it, but I'll have a good look.

Thanks again.

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RE: Instructions...
by Luminair on Wed 27th Jun 2012 18:18 in reply to "Instructions..."
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

you can get 50% of the way to an improved, customized state just by installing a new launcher. the next 25% comes from all the work and risk to install a new rom, and the next 25% comes from a custom kernel.

start with a new launcher and see if that satisfies you

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RE[2]: Instructions...
by Morgan on Wed 27th Jun 2012 19:53 in reply to "RE: Instructions..."
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Seconded. Switching to LauncherPro took the Motorola Admiral I tested from painful to pleasant to use. If it weren't for the buggy dialer and texting on that device (which no launcher can fix), I might have kept it.

I did the same for my sister's Nook Color once I put CM7 on it for her. The default launcher in CM7 is just too slow and crash-prone.

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RE[2]: Instructions...
by aldo on Thu 28th Jun 2012 08:18 in reply to "RE: Instructions..."
aldo Member since:
2010-02-17

Yeah, I've had an Android of one kind or another for a couple of years now and I'm a veteran of Launcher Pro and Go Launcher especially. Currently using Apex Launcher on my S2 and I can heartily recommend it to anyone with ICS on their phone.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.anddoes.launcher

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