Late last week we brought you a great story about how the Cyanogenmod team has closed up root access with CM9. Now, once you’ve installed CM9 on your phone it will, by default, close root access for you, you can then customize the root settings for the way you use root access for more on that check out this story.
Today big Cyanogen news comes to us by the way of our friend Edgar over at Phandroid. The Cyanogenmod team has Cyanogen Mod 7.2 Release Candidate 1 available for download to 69 supported devices. A release candidate isn’t the “official” release but it’s stable enough to run on the 69 phones they’ve outlined here.
More after the break
CM 7.2 is not based on Android 4.0 but does incorporate a lot of the features. The version of CM based on Ice Cream Sandwich is CM 9. The 7.2 build brings a lot of changes including wifi fixes, improved calendar and improved external keyboard and mouse behavior. The complete change log is here
This build of CM 7 also brings support for several new devices including; Samsung Galaxy Ace, Samsung Galaxy Mini, Samsung Galaxy Epic, LGE Optimus Black, 3D, Hub, Pro, Sol and One, the Motorola Atrix, Sony Xperia Live, Pro and Active and the Huawei U8150.
If you’re ready for CM 7.2 head over here and get it. Of course as with all ROMs, you’re doing this at your own discretion.