CyanogenMod 6.1 RC1 Available Now for HTC Desire Z / T-Mobile G2!

| November 17, 2010 | Reply

This is awesome news for G2 and Desire Z users. Just one week after permanent root was achieved, (thank you, Paul O’Brien) the CM6 team has released a seemingly bugless build of CyanogenMod 6.1 RC1. I loaded this into my Desire Z earlier this evening, and man is it snappy. It’s also nice to see that Vanilla-ish look back on my device, after using Sense for the last couple weeks.

Couple quick warnings. For those using VISIONary  from the Market and the temp-root fix, (auto-root on boot up) you will need to remove Visionary, restart your phone to remove root, and then download VISIONary+ from here, and follow the instructions from XDA-Developers here (using adb shell / Android SDK method) or here (the EZ DZ method, as it’s affectionately called) to achieve permanent root. You will also need to apply ClockWorkMod Recovery either through ROM Manager or by loading it yourself on your SD card. That’s about it, happy modding guys. If you do load it on your G2 / DZ, please tell us how it’s working for you in the comments section.

This version is a release candidate, but you will find it stable for everyday use.

#include <CyanogenMod_Team_disclaimer.h>
 * Your warranty is now void.
 * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
 * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed.
 * Please do some research if you have any concerns about features
 * included in this ROM before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these
 * modifications, and if you point the finger at me for messing up
 * your device, I will laugh at you. /


- First time flashing CM 6 to your G2 (or coming from another ROM)?

1. Unlock/root your device and install Clockwork Recovery via ROM Manager

2. Do a Nandroid backup!


4. Install the ROM

5. Optionally install the Google Addon

- Upgrading from earlier CM6?

1. Do a Nandroid Backup!

2. Install the ROM (your Google apps will be backed up automatically)


- Was it a hard reboot? Get me the file “/proc/last_kmsg”.

- Was it a soft reboot or a “boot loop”? Run “adb logcat” and get me the full output.

- Pastebin links preferred

- Please use the issue tracker whenever possible!

Please visit the CyanogenMod Wiki for step-by-step installation walkthroughs and tons of other useful information.

Known Issues:

* QuickKeys have not been implemented yet

* Bluetooth Voice Dialer will crash

* WiFi calling stutters a bit

Latest version: 6.1.0-vision-RC1 – 11/15/2010



MD5Sum: 438f862779d8816dabbb8b5a43d8a477

Google Addon: HDPI-20101114



Source: CyanogenMod Forums

* is not responsible for what you do with your phone and the results that happen because of it*

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Hamilton, Ontario, born and raised. I’m the oldest of two, really into the tech scene. Like my Macbook, Live for my Xbox 360, and LOVE my phones. I work for a large Canadian Telecomm company by day, and a Gizmo Ninja editor by night. I’ve jumped around every mobile OS I can get my hands on, including Symbian, Windows Mobile, WP7, BlackBerry, iOS, Android, etc. Current devices include the HTC Desire Z, HTC Desire HD, Motorola Milestone, HTC HD7, LG Optimus Quantum, and my daily device is my Motorola Atrix.