CyanogenMod 6.1 may be getting HTC’s “Fast Boot” feature

September 28, 2010 | by Chris Smith

Android Hacks, ROMs


When the first videos of the Desire HD’s ROM started hitting the interwebs everyone was freaking out about how fast the device “boots”. We use the term boot lightly as we are pretty sure the now infamous HTC “Fast Boot” is just some sort of low power hibernate on/off mode; but nonetheless, it is pretty awesome.

Because of the outburst of demand for such a feature it looks like the next version of CyanogenMod (CM6.1) may just include it. Cyanogen added the feature and shows it off in the video below. Although it isn’t necessarily as fast as the HTC version, it is still being worked on and may just get to that speed. What’s a couple of seconds anyways? The speed at which the device “boots” is extremely impressive and will be a great added feature to the upcoming version of CyanogenMod.

Personally, I don’t really have a use for this type of thing as my phone is on all day long. If I do turn it off and on it’s to do a soft reset or quick install of a theme or ROM. I could see myself using it in a meeting or class situation, but even then I just have Tasker turn silent mode on. I see it as a “check-box” feature added to CyanogenMod and think that it will be a nifty add-on.

Via [Phandroid]