We have read about CyanogenMod 9 being made available to a slew of other devices such as the Sony X8, X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro, the Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy W, and here we are with word that CyanogenMod 9 has just been made available for the recently released Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 in the US. Independent developer xoomdev is responsible for porting this popular CyanogenMod 9 version of Google Android in order to play nice with one of Samsung’s most recent hardware releases in this part of the world, so you might want to head on here to give it a go. Be careful though, and always make a backup of all your data before you install it, as you can never tell just when Murphy is going to strike.

What makes CyanogenMod 9 for the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 special? For starters, there is no need to root the device or to install custom firmware, and you can still play nice with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich while retaining access to the Google Play Store as well as other apps. This is in stark contrast to other devices running on CyanogenMod 9 which were no longer able to download apps from the Google Play Store after that without going through a rooting process first.

Bear in mind that this is still an unofficial build, so there are bound to be bugs in the installation. It is said that Bluetooth connectivity does not work as it should, and select apps do not show up in their proper manner in the Google Play Store, not to mention the lack of audio input support.

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