CyanogenMOD made news a few days ago by announcing that it will disabling root access by default, which until now has been on by default, on future releases of the custom ROM. This will inevitably prevent malicious attacks against specific apps through the root account, something that has been increasing exponentially in the last year.
Now, the team has released CyanogenMOD 7.2 RC1, the first public release of the “official” Gingerbread-based custom ROM. This brings support to nearly 70 devices, many of which are available in Canada, and though it is not based on the newest version of Android, many ICS features have been backported. In addition, there have been a number of bug fixes and features to the dialler (predictive contact search!).
Supported devices (that are relevant to us) are the Nexus One, Xperia Play, Optimus 2X, Galaxy S II and many more.
Check out the whole list over at CyanogenMOD and let us know if you’re going to load up this one or wait for ICS-based CM9.