December 28, 2010 | by Chris Smith
With the release of the newest Android development phone and the opening of the source code from Google, we all knew that it would be only a matter of time before CyanogenMod 7 would come to the masses. CM7 isn’t widely available yet, but the first alpha version is now available for the Nexus S.
CyanogenMod is a customized firmware based on the open source version of the Android OS. CM provides the user with different enhancements to the stock version of Android as well as popular Android apps pre-installed. The firmware requires a rooted Android device and a little bit of know how. It’s actually getting much easier with additions like ROM Manager.
There was an initial post about the ROM on the XDA developers forum by Koush (a CM developer) as well as an obligatory Twitter update. As of now, the ROM is in alpha, meaning that expect some things to simply not work. Also, the developer doesn’t want any bug reports yet because the ROM is still in heavy development.
So, if you want to give this ROM a spin and have a rooted Nexus S with ROM Manager installed, download it and give it a try. Let us know what you think so far in the comments below.