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CyanogenMod Rom Goes Along Well With Nexus One (N1) – Brief Review April 25, 2014

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ROM flashing – This round I flashed the popular CyanogenMod version 7 on the 1st generation Google phone Nexus One.

Above are the two zip files to be downloaded from relevant websites: How to install CM7 ….. etc.

– cm-7-20130301-Nightly-passion
– gapps-gb-20110828-signed or 20110613

Main steps to be observed,

– back up current rom and data
– full wipe of data and caches
– reboot to CWM recovery mode
– flash gapps
– flash CM Rom
– reboot system

And….. Upon successful reboot and seeing the lock screen or homepage you are right there! Done.



Immediately go to Setting > About Phone to check on the Kennel and Mod version to see that CyanogenMod rom is installed.



To note that, within the main Setting of the phone, there’s addition of CyanogenMod Setting for performance tweaks. Also included is a versatile ADW Launcher which has a Night Mode. (Great for quiet and stealth operation in the woods, cinema or under blanket).


The Night Mode can be set to Red dimmer theme as above, drastically cut down the display glare. It is under the Choose Widget > Render FX Widget selection.

This CM rom is unique in the sense that,
– it is very slim with just 79MB zip file.
– matched with 6.11MB gapps zip file.
– CyanogenMod rom offers relatively user friendly CPU setting and system tweaks. (So long as you know what you are doing).
– ADW Launcher offers versatile setting and fine tuning of UI.

To put it straight, you get more with less…
Considering the limited storage size of Nexus One, this is a great pair of OS component.



From the moment the phone was successfully booted after flashing the CM Rom, there’s smooth operation all the way. No force closed nor any slag been experienced. Hands on experience remains very positive.
With only a slight over-clocked (oh yes, the CyanogenMod CPU setting) the Nexus One performs very well indeed. Of course not to compare with the quad-core devices as it is totally irrelevant subject.


Surprise, the original stock Nexus One came without a radio (though within the SoC it has a radio modem). But this CyanogenMod brings back the missing radio. Now you can listen to radio any place at any time without WiFi or data plan. Just plug in your ear piece will do.


So yes, I will stick to this rom for quite a while…



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