Stable release of CyanogenMod 7.1 available for rooted HTC EVO 4G, coming soon for rooted EVO 3D

Screenshot-1318260527505 Where's CyanogenMod 7.1? For all you AOSP lovers out there, this question has probably been weighing on your mind for months.

Rooted EVO 3D users are just starting to get their first taste of Cyanogen-y goodness, but those of us with the OG EVO have been left wondering if the CM team would ever release another stable version for us.

Well, wonder no more.

Yesterday, Cyanogen and the whole team started rolling out CM 7.1 for an impressive 68 Android devices! The EVO 4G made the cut this time around, while the EVO 3D is not quite ready to be in CM land just yet. It will be "coming soon," though, so users of the newer phone won't be left out forever.

Officially, CyanogenMod 7.1 brings these new features (compared to 7.0.3):

  • Bluetooth mouse support
  • Revoking app permissions
  • Camera touch-to-focus
  • Native screenshots in the power menu
  • Upgraded kernel and Android v2.3.7 (yes, the latest and greatest version of Gingerbread)

I also noticed a new-looking lock screen.

As for the future of CyanogenMod, it seems that CM9 will be based on Ice Cream Sandwich (aka Android 4.0.x) and devs have promised to keep this version more updated. Expect to see this on your rooted EVO in the upcoming month or so.

And if you're wondering where CM8 went, you can thank Google's non-open-source Honeycomb for that. It is highly unlikely that there will ever be a CM8. Oh well, I want my CM9 anyway!

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42 thoughts on “Stable release of CyanogenMod 7.1 available for rooted HTC EVO 4G, coming soon for rooted EVO 3D

  • October 10, 2011 at 4:12 pm
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    Dumb question probably, but I cannot seem to get into the forums on the main cyanogenmod website.

    I’ve read that it disables 4g, and since I am (I guess) one of the lucky people who lives in a 4g area, this troubles me.

    Is this true?

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  • October 10, 2011 at 5:15 pm
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    hooooolllllddddd up. Does the device need to be rooted?

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  • October 10, 2011 at 5:17 pm
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    I’m running CM Nightlies #219, and 4G is working fine, with the blue tray indicator and all. It’s been up and running since #207 I believe.
    GPS lock is also solid. Achieved a couple of Nightlies ago.
    I’ve been running running Nightlies for so long, I didn’t even know there was a new official release.

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  • October 10, 2011 at 5:22 pm
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    4G is solid. The 4G indicator icon bugs were worked out several Nightlies ago. I assume 7.1 has this built in.

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  • October 10, 2011 at 5:23 pm
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    REALLY looking forward to GSM CM7.1, after HTC releases the GSM source code. :)

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  • October 10, 2011 at 5:59 pm
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    just thought i’d share for those not familiar with roms and what not: flashing non oem roms can be a task if you arent familiar with things. sometimes those of us who are in the know take our own knowledge fro granted. there are alot of little things you are going to have to learn and do in the process such as getting visual voicmail to worm on cm7 can be a task

    but my bigger point it: it is definitely worth learning how this stuff works and then once you get it perfect you will love it and you can leave it alone and just use and love it.

    cm7 is my fav rom!!!

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  • October 10, 2011 at 6:06 pm
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    About the nightlies….So, could I think of these as a different beta release coming out every night? Seems like it would be a pain to change everyday?

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  • October 10, 2011 at 7:46 pm
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    Not as hard as you think, you don’t even need to DL the whole ROM every time there’s an update (or even update your device at the same pace)… There’s actually several benefits and little downside imo. Synergy nightlies on EVO 3D for me tho…

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  • October 10, 2011 at 7:55 pm
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    Can anyone confirm if touch to focus(TTF) really works now? I tried installing this a couple of nightlies back when there was first word about TTF in CM, and it wasn’t working for me on the native camera application. In another camera related question, is it true that AOSP ROMs can’t record video in 720p?

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  • October 10, 2011 at 9:33 pm
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    The last question is false, I have CM7.0 on my evo3d and it records 720 no problems

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  • October 11, 2011 at 2:16 am
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    Yeah, their whole site is in ‘cache’ mode, probably because of all the CM7.1 downloads. But, as Biker stated, 4G works

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  • October 11, 2011 at 2:21 am
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    Honestly, I wouldn’t bother with nightlies unless you truly are understanding when features of your phone getting broken occasionally. Nightlies are the earliest test stage you can get, which means you’ll be the one discovering if updates have broken features of your phone, and then reporting them.

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  • October 11, 2011 at 2:24 am
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    I just checked… no ttf

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  • October 11, 2011 at 2:26 am
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    That is, unless I’m missing a setting somewhere. I just tried ttf on my EVO 4G, and it was not focusing. The settings menu had nothing suggesting TTF either.

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  • October 11, 2011 at 3:12 am
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    lol, now I feel dumb. I found the setting. Yes, it supports TTF, mine was just set to auto.

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  • October 11, 2011 at 3:37 am
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    i have kind of a unrelated question: in an AOSP ROM, do you know if it’s possible to change the setting of the video camera, so it records NOT in 720p, but at a lower resolution like a 480×800 or something like that?

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  • October 11, 2011 at 4:08 am
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    One last question? Any glaring defects that anyone has noticed? If not, I’m gonna give it a shot this weekend. Thanks Everyone! Last question, promise!

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  • October 11, 2011 at 5:11 am
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    I don’t know for sure what resolutions you get, but there is a ‘quality’ option, which offers High, Low, MMS and Youtube. So you can opt for a lower quality video, but I don’t know what resolution it is (and if that’s how it lowers the quality).

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  • October 11, 2011 at 5:12 am
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    I don’t know for sure what resolutions you get, but there is a ‘quality’ option, which offers High, Low, MMS and Youtube. So you can opt for a lower quality video, but I don’t know what resolution it is (and if that’s how it lowers the quality).

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  • October 11, 2011 at 5:16 am
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    I don’t know for sure what resolutions you get, but there is a ‘quality’ option, which offers High, Low, MMS and Youtube. So you can opt for a lower quality video, but I don’t know what resolution it is (and if that’s how it lowers the quality).

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  • October 11, 2011 at 5:18 am
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    The only issue is if you are attached to having a ‘sense’ interface. If you have an EVO, and you like the glossy sense appearance, you’ll lose it. There are apps you can get, that try to emulate the look, but I haven’t found one that looks as polished.

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  • October 11, 2011 at 5:38 am
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    anyone have the link to download evo 4g cm7.1 the website is down and id really love to try this out

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  • October 11, 2011 at 5:47 am
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    Okay, I have a question. I am running CM 7.0.3.1 on my Evo 4G, but am interested in upgrading to CM 7.1. Is it possible to safely upgrade the rom without losing all of my apps and settings and everything? If so, how do I do this?

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  • October 11, 2011 at 5:50 am
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    downlaod the rom with google apps and do not erase data. use rom manager to install

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  • October 11, 2011 at 6:10 am
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    No glitches.
    I use ADW Launcher Ex for my apps.
    Been running CW7 for awhile now, and I don’t miss Sense at all.
    CM7 frees up a bunch of internal memory also.

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  • October 11, 2011 at 6:20 am
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    As was said, don’t wipe Data.
    Just do a Dalvik Cache wipe, and check the box for Google Apps.
    As a side note, you can download My Rescue to back up your data, contacts, sms, mms, etc. Works really well.
    Also, don’t forget to do a Nandroid backup of your current ROM, if you don’t have one already.

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  • October 11, 2011 at 8:33 am
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    You can download it in ROM Manager.

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  • October 11, 2011 at 8:45 am
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    what or were can i find this My Rescue? Biker1

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  • October 11, 2011 at 9:07 am
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    how is the sd transfer speeds with this version? still faster via recovery?

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  • October 11, 2011 at 9:55 am
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    just ran a test and go write speed of 15 MB/s and read speed of 16 MB/s on my Class 4 card.

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  • October 11, 2011 at 9:59 am
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    correction write is 5 and read is 16

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  • October 11, 2011 at 3:54 pm
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    CM used to be more relevant to me before Sense 3.5. I’m running a rooted rom with it on my Evo, and there’s no way I can give up its features now.

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  • October 12, 2011 at 2:35 am
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    Anyone having problems with the wifi tether apps on EVO 4g? I was using the SNSv1.6 and it was great. last night I switched to CM7.1 Nothing but problems with this one. computer doesn’t even recognize the network.

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  • October 12, 2011 at 8:09 am
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    What e-mail application is there with CM? On the wiki it says something about not having apps. Does that mean I’ll lose my e-mail application?

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  • October 12, 2011 at 2:42 pm
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    Hello everyone is this the one I need to download update-cm-7.1.0-Supersonic-signed.zip ? I find the file to be small 88.94.
    Sorry I am comparing to MIKG ROMS that are around 256 megs

    http://download.cyanogenmod.com/?type=stable

    The above file is like 88.94 MB 2011-10-10 03:50:55

    Thanks
    NRHTX

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  • October 14, 2011 at 8:26 am
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    Sense ROM’s are much larger than CM ROM’s. Both of those are typical sizes for each.

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  • October 14, 2011 at 11:36 am
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    Guys this ROM totally rocks, but I totally miss my HTC Sense like prl updates, ##3282# configuration settings if I want to modify my data/4G settings.

    Question does anyone know how to extract or find the Power Widget included in this ROM 7.1? The Power Control widget rocks. Everything works great.

    I am about to go back to MIKG256, but I want this power widget.

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  • October 14, 2011 at 2:47 pm
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    i’ve never rooted my Evo 4g and would like to install this, where is the link to this?

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  • October 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm
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    Wifi was working when I first flashed 7.1 now its not….any suggestions????!!!

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