With its History firmly rooted in Linux the Android Operating System is a marvel to look at and use and while some may say it is just not as intuitive as the iOS that powers the iPhone and iPad I would have to disagree.
At 10 PM I decided that I would take the plunge and do a full Root of my Motorola Milestone (it was really starting to tick me off so if I bricked it…I would have an excuse for a new phone). In hind sight I should have started the process earlier but when I had done a base upgrade to Froyo several months ago it was not that difficult…why do I keep forgetting that Technology and a Tired Krispy DO NOT MIX!
Now I must make one caveat, while the look and feel of my “new” phone is of the new 2.3 it is not completely true as it is still running a 2.2 Kernel but so far I am impressed with the new interface of CyanogenMod 7. Stability wise this is a Release Candidate so there will inevitably be glitches but so far no big problem. There is a solid YouTube Video on the process (I didn’t have the patience to watch it last night but I should have!).
What I like is that there are hundreds of new tweaks that I can do under the hood. This is one of the biggest reasons that I love Linux so much as I am able to truly make the interface mine and I do now have to live with what came from the box.
At first glance the biggest changes I have seen so far:
Minimal Bloatware Apps – I choose what is installed
Over Clocking Options – More Power Mr. Scott!!!
ADW Desktop…I liked this for some time but will likely install another variant
Dock Options…???? not sure but will play with it
Now the Install Process was fairly simple, I used two tutorials to do the upgrade and feel like I should give some props to the authors:
Craig Crawford @ Android @ MoDaCo – for the Rooting Instructions and links to the various downloads