Alpha CM7 a/Gingerbread kernel available

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    FIRSTTT

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    wow could this result in better batt life? That is by far the largest complaint about using cm7 on the D2
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    From the looks of that Dev thread, it already HAS resulted in better battery life. Can't wait until this get as stable as/more stable than the Froyo kernel CM7!
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    I will wait a bit to see if Moto indeed sends out an OTA for GB to the Droid 2. I would would rather have CM7 built on that kernel..... I think.
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    The new 2nd-init process is kernel independent, so if there are major changes introduced in the OTA, they should be able to easily incorporate those changes into this version of CM7.
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    They already did for the test soak.
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    I'd definitely be interested in trying this, but only after the camcorder and camera are fixed. For me, no camera or camcorder is definitely a dealbreaker. Also, does anyone know if the alt Lock and voice search keys on the keyboard work? What about pre installed live wallpapers?

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    I haven't heard about alt-lock, but stock live-wallpapers work, and bluetooth voice search works again too. For the time being, 1% battery increments do NOT work, because they were broken to fix the bluetooth issue.
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    Much better than MotoBlur,
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    I feel like I should reply with a golf clap. Especially with that little hat that your avatar wears.
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    Will this ROM be getting updated with nightly bulds like the one on the Froyo kernel?

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    once it's up and running, yes. for now, everything is manual.
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    Running this...aside from known issues w/Camera/camcorder and video playback not working, i'm having some odd behavior w/GPS.

    On the one hand, it does appear to be getting my location, on the other, there isn't any icon in the status bar, and GPS Test isn't showing any satellites or GPS signal strength.

    At home now, so I can't test it's ability to track my progress in the car or navigate, etc.

    Anyone else try GPS Test app to check GPS, or used GPS for tracking movement or navigation?
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    wow!! this sounds AMAZING! Im really glad to hear about the improved battery life becuz thts what was keeping me from using the froyo cm7. i really hope you guys can pull thru on this, ill be cheering for you! :icon_ banana:
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    FYI:

    RevNumbers provided an update last night that fixed Netflix, but he forgot to put the battery fix in. :)

    Then he posted the following:

    "got the camera working finally... couple other things i need to do so it'll be this afternoon sometime before i get the build out to y'all... i'm going to sleep now, lol"

    So today's update will include a camera fix (and hopefully general video/youtube playback, they tend to get fixed together) and put the battery fix back in.

    He had earlier mentioned he had an idea about fixing GPS, but didn't have anything more substantial on that area.

    So things are moving along nicely. :)

    1% battery increments are not available yet and no info on when they might show up.

    w/Netflix working this is now my daily driver, as I can live w/out pics/video for a little while, and my wife has GPS on her DX if we need it. Aside from those issues the build is stable and fast.
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    great to hear. Thanks for the update Redflea.
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    Dang....I really like where I am..but a flash is in order I guess..may try this one again this afternoon...lots going on for the d2 right now..awesome! Thanks btw for the update!a

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