CyanogenMod7 Graces The T-Mobile G2X and LG Optimus 2X, It’s On!

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.  

XDA Threads:

T-Mobile G2X

LG Optimus 2X

[via xda]


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Joe was born in New Jersey and spent most of his childhood moving around from state to state. He eventually made his way to Pennsylvania where he met his Portuguese beauty and made her his wife. He now has three great kids and full access to all of the Portuguese food he can eat. Joe's love for mobile technology began when he bought his first Palm Pilot, a Palm M130 and left it on top of his car, driving off, causing it to smash into a thousand pieces. Forced to buy a new device, he quickly discovered that specs were changing so rapidly he was buying a new device every six months just to keep up. Since then, he has constantly felt the need to have the latest and greatest. When the "smartphone" revolution began and integrating cell phones and PDA's was the norm, he quickly jumped to Windows Mobile for several years until the first Android device was launched, the T-Mobile G1. Joe began appreciating all of the free utilities Google provided and sold his soul (his precious data) to Google long before they got into the mobile OS business. So, there was no hesitation at all for him to jump on board and ride the Android train as an early adopter. And boy has it been a blast. Joe now works in the Engineering & Operations dept for a major mobile carrier where he remotely troubleshoots cell sites and loves being an Editor for TalkAndroid.