CyanogenMod 7.2 RC Brings Ice Cream Sandwich Features To Android

Android (rooted): Our favourite custom Android ROM, CyanogenMod, has come out with a release candidate of its next version, complete with some Ice Cream Sandwiche visual effects, a predictive phone dialler and more.

We're still waiting for CyanogenMod 9, the Ice Cream Sandwich version of our favourite Android ROM, but the CyanogenMod team has come out with a small update to hold us over. It has some of Ice Cream Sandwich's transition and rotation effects, which adds some pizazz to the OS, plus an awesome predictive phone dialler, much like the one found in HTC's Sense UI or Samsung's TouchWiz UI. As you type numbers, it'll also search your contacts for people that match the numbers and letters as you type. It also has a number of bug fixes, plus advanced options for quiet hours, calendar reminders and more. It also supports over 20 new devices, so if you've never tried out CyanogenMod, hit the link below to see if it's available for you (or check out the changelog to see all its newest features).

CyanogenMod is a free download for rooted Android devices.

CyanogenMod-7.2.0-RC1 Is Upon Us [CyanogenMod Blog]


Comments

    I updated last night. Haven't had a chance to run it through it's paces, but battery life seems to be improved. The real test will be bluetooth reconnectivity, as my BT car speaker has troubles reconnecting to my phone and I'm not sure if it's the device or the phone.

    But the comments section of the CM blog annoys me. The people who comment constantly ask for more devices to be added, like it's as easy as flicking a switch, and swear and sometimes, even threaten the developers if they don't see a release on their three-year-old-$50-phone-bought-from-a-flea-market or their just-released-last-week phone.

    You want support? Either chuck some money their way or (preferably) volunteer to DEVELOP, not just to test. People ask to beta test any unreleased ROMs, not realising that you can't test what hasn't been built.

    Very much agree with the above comment. It's frustrating at best rude at worst.

    I'm currently reading through a couple of different guides on how to root my phone, as I've never done it before. Anyone think it's worth waiting for CM9 on my Galaxy S II, or should I just install the current stable build and go from there?

      Cm9 is in full swing on sgs2. nightly look like there up almost every night for it. not much cm features are there yet but ics is really good. im on the s1 so i can only go by what im on now and what ive had in the past. i recommend trying to find a stable ics rom on xda somewhere. or even try miui v4 from miuiandroid. i would recoment not getting in from somewhere else. and look at the forums and websites to look for potential problems. in all honesty you can root it and try new roms everywhere. if you make the right backups trying new roms are great. and dont forget to update nightlys for cm9. or just wait for a full cm9 release

    I've tried many times to try and get my phone running custom ROM but always fails really annoying since i can't update my Galaxy S II and it wont accept custom ROM's

      shouldnt be to hard. but i havent tryed the sgs2 yet. only the sgs1

    I have CM9 :) It's on my touchpad!

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