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Samsung Galaxy S II i9100 and Asus Transformer tablets get CyanogenMOD 9 nightly builds


In the race to Ice Cream Sandwich, there are winners and there are losers. And the third category consists of those developers who are just tired of waiting for OEMs to release official versions. Instead, they compile builds of custom ROMs with the latest Android code and move more quickly into the future.

As we’ve spoken about many times before, CyanogenMOD is the largest open-source custom ROM on the Android platform, supporting dozens of devices across manufacturer, age and size. The latest devices to receive nightly builds of the most bleeding-edge CM9, which runs Android 4.0.3 at this time, are the Galaxy S II i9100 and both Transformer tablets, the TF101 and TF201 Prime.

As with all nightly builds, consider them pre-betas, somewhere more functional than an alpha but not quite as stable as a fully-fledged release product. Obviously, to install any of these you’ll need to have rooted and installed a custom recovery, but you knew that didn’t you?

Samsung Galaxy S II (code: galaxys2) – Download
Asus Transformer TF101 (code: tf101) – Download
Asus Transformer Prime TF201 (code: tf201) – Download

As a bonus, there are snapshots for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi (code: p4wifi), though these are not being built nightly just yet. Consider it more a test build than anything else. Download if you dare. *Note, this is just for the WiFi version. Users with the Rogers 3G-enabled version should stay away*

Source: Android Police

  • I-AM-A_FAG

    Andro-crap.
    Get more support from XDA than Google itself.
    Think about it,
    1. Let the source code out.
    2. Let the community provide support to masses.
    3 ??????
    4. PROFIT

  • Simian

    Woo for the GS2…. Not that I’m using mine anymore but I’m happy for the current owners.

  • Tom

    As a consumer I’d rather buy phones that will be getting CM support, both so that I have that option myself, and to reward the manufacturers who cooperate with the community.

    So, I know this would be tricky, but I think it would be great if MS’s reviews could tell us how good the prospects are that the device being reviewed will get CM support.

  • 5ABI

    @I-AM-A_FAG – your name says it all. Do you research before you make a comment. Most OS’s get one major official update a year and the SII will get one shortly. People flash roms on Android to get a customized experience and to tailor a device to their needs. Blindly saying that Google offers no support confirms your lack of information and negative bias towards Android, which makes your comment obsolete.

    • Bearz420

      Agrrrrrrd!

  • John

    T989???

  • Studystand

    The Samsung Galaxy SII (i9100) has had nightly CM9 updates for awhile now. They just recently released HW codecs and are now working on improving video recording. To follow development you can visit the XDA forums or follow http://www.twitter.com/codeworkx

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