N/APosted on - 09/26/2011
I am now running on my HTC Desire G official Android 2.3 Gingerbread. But last week I saw my friend was using Cyanogen.
I became envious of him. Now I want to upgrade my android OS from official 2.3 Gingerbread to stable Cyanogen mod 7.
Is it safe? What are the benefits?
Do they outweigh the cons?
Upgrading from official to Cyanogen
CyanogenMod is an aftermarket firmware for a number of cell phones based on the open-source Android operating system. It offers features not found in the official Android based firm wares of vendors of these cell phones.
One of the features of using Cyanogen mod 7 is the ability to filter outgoing communications and avoid any unplanned call or SMS from going out. This is a convenient feature to prevent any embarrassing or unexpected communications.
Another feature is the ability for your phone to go into incognito mode while browsing. Webpages that you open and files downloaded while you are incognito aren’t recorded in your browsing and download histories. in addition, all new cookies are deleted after you close all incognito windows that you’ve opened.
In addition to this, you can use Gestures to draw out anything you wish onto your lock screen which will then launch an application or phone activity that is associated with that drawing, similar to Google’s Gesture Search app.
One major drawback you should consider:
When you switch to any of the aftermarket ROMs you loose the warranty on your device and if anything goes wrong, you will be basically on your own.