The CyanogenMod team has unleashed the third release candidate for CyanogenMod 7, the Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread-based custom ROM. We’ve yet to see the new RC hit ROM Manager, and it’s only available for select handsets at the moment, but it will likely be available for all compatible devices in due time.
CyanogenMod has a reputation for keeping the UI as minimalistic as possible, and stays close to stock Android, but uses ADW launcher as your main home replacement. New features are added in virtually every release, as well a bug fixes and speed enhancements. It’s by far the most popular custom ROM available at the moment, with the last release candidate downloaded over 150,000 times in less than 24 hours of its launch.
However, there seems to be more hiccups in CM7 than previous versions. While release candidates are just that, and not necessarily stable, the experience as it is today is more inconsistent than previous versions of the ROM. Some of these issues range from sending the phone into bootloops, shutting down completely when idle, or having applications force close, making you have to uninstall and reinstall them to get them working again. This isn’t to say it’s something you should avoid, but hopefully we’ll be seeing a stable release very soon.
Check out this link right here to see if CyanogenMod 7 RC3 is available for your device!