Here's what a typical scenario when you make an open OS for phone, Cyanogen Community ripped the code of the Android System and start making changes, that is fixing bugs and adding innovative features. Though it only supports limited phone devices, it is surprisingly popular with Android Users. The reasons?
At first, Google reprimanded the developers (addressed to the founder, Steve Kondik) by issuing Cease and Desist letter last September 25, 2009. But the Android community responded with hostility challenging the Google's motto "don't be evil". Google was left no choice but to embrace MOD's.
After I tasted and got bored with the Froyo, I opted to try Cyanogenmod (by following the instruction on my blog) And guess what, there's no reason not to love Cyanogen, aside from keeping you wait for Google's update by your phone manufacturer, it can bring optimization (performance tweaks ie. Over/underclocking and long battery life) and awesome look (themes, animations and wallpaper).
Lets start tweaking and take gander to the Cyanogen's offered features that will maximize your phone and/or money. It is designed to enhance your phone's performance. First go to CyanogenMod Settings and from there you will the following options:
Application Application configuration and their installation location Display Screen 180 degrees rotation Input General long-keypress behavior Interface Widgets, Status bar, and overscrolling settings Lockscreen Locked screen gestures and custom behavior Performance Performance RAM tweaks – this is what I like (Always come with a Caveat) Sound Sound level and Quiet hours System CyanogemnMod Usage Reporting Tablet Tweaks As the name suggests, tweaks available for tablets.
Screen Preferences Desktop layout and behavior Drawer Settings Application drawer and visuals General Behavior Sense-like Implementation, Closing folder options, etc System preferences General system preferences for ADW LauncherUI Settings UI elements settings Themes Preferences Themes selection for ADW Launcher Backup and Store ADW Setting backup and restore