CyanogenMod Now Available for Motorola Droid

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If you’ve been following my previous articles you know that I’m a fan of the CyanogenMod custom ROM. It’s fast, based on the Android Open Source Project source code, and includes many advanced features.

There are versions of the CyanogenMod for the HTC Dream/G1, HTC Magic, and the Google Nexus One. Recently an Android developer that goes by the handle Koush, according to his post, got bored one weekend and decided to make a version of CyanogenMod for the Motorola Droid.

Features:

* Clean shutdown/startup system

* Implemented a hack that will store the dalvik-cache of system apps in /cache, which saves you ~40MB on /data

* Built in USB tether

* ARM NEON optimizations from 0xdroid and Qualcomm

* Includes BusyBox, htop, nano, powertop, openvpn, bash, and all engineering commandline utilities

* FLAC audio support from Kenny Root

* Phone enhancements from Cytown

* Contacts enhancements from Wysie

* Perform zipalign-on-install of applications

* DeskClock tweaks- longer autosilence and “require unlock” option

* Huge collection of ringtones and audio

* All available locales are included thanks to PsychoBoy

* 360-degree auto-orientation by Optedoblivion

* OpenVPN integration thanks to James Bottomley

* Many other bugfixes and tweaks from AOSP contributors

This is fabulous news for Droid owners who’ve wanted additional speed, features, and capabilities, not to mention faster updates than Motorola/Verizon have been releasing.

Do you have a Droid? If so, do you plan on running CyanogenMod? I’m very interested in hearing your experiences!

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Joe Levi
Joe graduated from Weber State University with two degrees in Information Systems and Technologies. He has carried mobile devices with him for more than a decade, including Apple's Newton, Microsoft's Handheld and Palm Sized PCs, and is Pocketnow's "Android Guy".By day you'll find Joe coding web pages, tweaking for SEO, and leveraging social media to spread the word. By night you'll probably find him writing technology and "prepping" articles, as well as shooting video. Read more about Joe Levi here.