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.
* 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!