The CyanogenMod team has released a new stable version of CyanogenMod 10 for quite a few devices. The latest stable build of CyanogenMod 10 comes as the latest installation of a new release system called M builds and is called the M2 build. M builds of the CyanogenMod ROMs feature most of the latest features, much like a nightly build, but are stable enough for every day use.
CyanogenMod 10's latest stable build out now
The M2 builds are available for a bunch of popular smartphones and a post on the CyanogenMod blog states that support for even more are on the way. The CyanogenMod 10 M2 build is based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and can be flashed onto a number of devices:
- Galaxy Nexus GSM (maguro)
- Galaxy Nexus VZW (toro)
- Galaxy Nexus Sprint (toroplus)
- Galaxy S2 GT-I9100G (i9100g)
- Galaxy S2 AT&T LTE (skyrocket)
- Galaxy S2 T-Mobile (hercules)
- Galaxy S (galaxysmtd)
- Galaxy S B (galaxysbmtd)
- Captivate (captivatemtd)
- Galaxy S3 Sprint (d2spr)
- Galaxy S3 VZW (d2vzw)
- Galaxy S3 AT&T (d2att)
- Galaxy S3 TMO (d2tmo)
- Galaxy S3 US Cellular (d2usc)
- Motorola Xoom (wingray/stingray)
- Nexus S (crespo)
- Nexus S 4G (crespo4g)
- Galaxy Note AT&T (quincyatt)
- Galaxy Note T-Mobile (quincytmo)
- Google Nexus 7 (grouper)
- LG Nitro HD (p930)
- LG Optimus Black (p970)
- LG Optimus LTE SKT (su640)
- Sony Xperia Acro S (hikari)
- Sony Xperia S (nozomi)
The M1 build of CyanogenMod 10 came in early last month with support for most of the devices mentioned above. Support for additional devices has been added in the mean 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.
Click here to go directly to CyanogenMod's get.cm download page for the CM10 M2 builds.
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