While CyanogenMOD CM6 for the T-Mobile myTouch 4G is still in the boiling pot being cooked and not available on the nightly mirror servers of teamdouche, I decided to install the nightly build released on XDA by Zinx Verituse and see how the first beta version is running. For those of you who didn’t know, the T-Mobile myTouch 4G was donated by the Android community and Zinx is immediately making that investment worthwhile. It only took him a couple of days to get the first beta of CM6 up and running. He did have a base to work from as kmobs had previously worked on the myTouch 4G version and released a pre-alpha on XDA until he no longer had a phone for development.
Expect the nightly build bots to be updated this evening according to a post in the CyanogenMOD forums at midnight last night stating:
Note: Official Buildbot Nightlies will begin tonight/tomorrow evening.
Installation went without a hitch and all my applications were restored almost instantly. I installed SetCPU and began running a few tests. I can say that the beta is very smooth indeed and hasn’t caused me any issues so far. There are a few known problems with the beta and Zinx is keeping the O.P. on XDA updated as people find and report problems. This is the list at the time of this article:
KNOWN ISSUES SINCE RELEASE:
* Video does not work with many video players (including youtube)
* LED indicator doesn’t work the way people expect
* Switching to camcorder w/ FFC active force closes
* Toggling bluetooth on/off can cause the phone to hard lock
Minor issues really that I’m sure will be fixed soon. There is already a reported fix for the video playback as people are posting on XDA that the new Kernel from grankin made for CyanogenMOD and built directly from the HTC source will fix this issue. Here’s what he said:
First is an O/C kernel that I built from the HTC source. This kernel is stable and with the right profiles setup in setCPU has given me very good battery life. I’m giving coolbho3000 credit here as his post in the G2 forums is what helped me to do this. I am also acknowledging gr8gorilla who helped me several times through this process. Second is a kernel built from the latest CM kernel zource from zinx. It has proven to be very stable (after tweaking the voltages).
We can confirm that this updated Kernel does fix the video issues, but we haven’t had long enough to see if it causes any other issues with CM6.
Here some of the results of running the Quadrant benchmarking application at 3 different CPU speeds using the standard kernel provided with the CM6 beta (not the updated kernel from grankin):
I’m excited to get blazing fast vanilla Android on the T-Mobile myTouch 4G and I hope you all give your thanks for the amazing work these guys do.