The CyanogenMod team has released a new stable version of CyanogenMod 10.1. While the list of devices isn't quite comprehensive, more devices will presumably get the build when the ROM is ported to them. The latest stable build of CyanogenMod 10.1 comes as the latest installation of a release system called M builds. The build is based on Jelly Bean MR1.
The new M-build is out
Here is the list of devices which are supported by the M release:
- Samsung Captivate
- Samsung Nexus S (+4G)
- Samsung Galay S3 USA Mmodels (D2*)
- Samsung Galaxy S (galaxysmtd/galaxysbmtd)
- Google Nexus 7
- Google Galaxy Nexus (all variants)
- Google Nexus 4
- Google Nexus 10
- Samsung P3100, P3110
- Samsung P5100, P5110
The previous M-builds have been for CyanogenMod 10, which runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. M1 builds were released in early September and M2 builds saw a release in October. Support for additional devices will be added in time and developers on the XDA forums are building their own variants for other phones based on the CyanogenMod team’s release.
CyanogenMod’s ROMs are custom ROMs based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and come without any of the crapware that carriers or manufacturers like to add, such as extra apps or a custom UI skin. These ROMs usually incorporate additional tweaks and tools to improve performance and battery life while giving you ‘root’ privileges – the ability to install, modify and tweak system-level apps and code in the Android operating system.
CyanogenMod 9 is based on Android v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), and while many of the ports for unsupported devices have some issues, the team counts the ROM stable enough and said that they will be maintaining the ROM and fixing any major issues that come up.
A question that the team has been asked by some people is why they bothered to finish CyanogenMod 9 while already actively developing CyanogenMod 10. Their answer was, “We don’t like to leave things incomplete. There is no profit gained from what we do, so the satisfaction of completing a goal is our only reward.” The final build of CyanogenMod 9 should also work well as a suitable release for the masses, especially those who don’t have a fully functioning release of CyanogenMod 10 for their devices yet.
You can get the latest M-build for CM10.1 here.
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