When Cyanogen tweeted that he bought a T-Mobile G2X, the hacking community must have fainted on the spot in joy of what was about to happen to their dual-core powered pocket beast. Cyanogen has been hard at work and we too want to thank his lady for being patient with him, as he hacks away on behalf of the dev community. It truly means a great deal to us, as he is definitely our most beloved nerd hero. That being said, the highly custom ROM, CyanogenMod7, is now available for you G2X and Optimus 2X owners. I can’t even begin to imagine how fast these builds are going to allow the device to go. Keep in mind that these are nightly builds, so there may be a few bugs initially. According to XDA, known issues include video capture, audio playback and a few auto-brightness bugs.
So, if you’re dying to get your hands on some CM7 sprinkled with Gingerbread, head on over to the XDA thread via the respective source thread. And feel free to ignore this if you just want to wait for the official 2.3 Gingerbread OTA that will be sent by T-Mobile. Please make sure you know the difference between the two devices. The T-Mobile G2X based in the US is similar to its cousin, the Optimus 2X but is based overseas and has slightly different software on board. And as usual, TA is not responsible for anyone who bricks the smack out of their device. Do this at your own risk. If you’re not familiar with the rooting process, get a friend who is or steer clear of it for now. Let us know what you think in the comments below. Hit the break for some screenshots and to snag the XDA thread links.