We give a lot of credit to the Android mod and root community for the hard work they put into cracking devices, unlocking features, and developing new Android firmware for every handset imaginable, but lest you forget, they are no small community indeed. As a testament to that fact, the CyangonMod 7 release candidate 2, which just went up for download yesterday, has reached a combined 150,000 downloads among its various versions.
It brings a bit more punch to the notion that hardware manufacturers might want to think twice about the measures they take to keep developers from gaining access to modifying the software of Android handsets. After all, it is a large market of people who may otherwise avoid purchasing that shiny new handset, especially if it comes with a hard to crack bootloader. We’re sure the two sides will continue to butt heads, but keep fighting the good fight Cyanogen and all those who root.