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CyanogenMOD 10 reaches stable status for some devices, Android 4.2 version coming soon


Just as Android 4.1 is superseded by its Jelly Bean-filled sequel, Android 4.2, CyanogenMOD has hit another milestone. The team has launched stable builds of its CM10 software for a number of devices, though the relative stability of each build depends on the the development process of each phone.

Devices such as the Galaxy S III, for example, are comparatively more stable than the equivalent Exynos-based devices, because Qualcomm has more willing to share its proprietary libraries than Samsung. To check if your particular device has been added to the list of stable builds for CM10, head to get.cm and download the appropriate file.

More importantly, perhaps, is the announcement that CM10.1, the next version of the popular custom ROM, will be based on Android 4.2. The changes will likely be merged in the next few days, and nightly builds based on Android 4.2 will be downloadable shortly thereafter. Considering this new version of Android is largely iterative and introduces only a select number of new features, it makes sense that the new version of CyanogenMOD will be called CM10.1 and not CM11.

Source: CyanogenMOD

  • haxor99

    Looking forward to it!

    • realitycheck

      CM10.1 > CM10 > WP8 > BB10 > iOS4,5,6 (they are all the same)

  • theMediaman

    Most of the nightlies for CM10 have been pretty stable on my Galaxy S Vibrant (i9000m). They’ve done a fantastic job. Even the buggy ROMs for CM9 were leagues better than the official Samsung ROMs. Eclair actually bricked my phone a couple months after I bought it.

    I’m curious if they’re going to be able to get Android 4.2 on it given that it doesn’t officially support the Nexus S.

  • D

    Love CyanogenMOD on me S3!!!

  • Rich

    Ahhh… XDA developers. Easily the best way to get the most “bang for your buck” on Android devices.

  • Big Dog ( Doug Page)

    For the Rogers Galaxy Note would we download the AT&T or the T-Mobile version? Thanks.

    • gnote

      Robellus downloads AT&T

    • John

      Go to XDA, if you are that confused… you should be reading MUCH MUCH more.

      Either way, cant wait to jump from 4.1.2 to 4.2

  • gnote

    Finally! :)

  • dave

    “Go to XDA, if you are that confused…”

    heh! heh! Yeah, you want to be confused go there allright. Usually thousands of posts on the so called rom updates.

    Quite the place that XDA.

  • ssg

    cm10+slimbean=OMG

  • Kyle Tuck

    Actually, it’s 10.1 because the major version number for CM corresponds directly with the first letter of the named Android version. ‘J’ is the 10th letter. Android 4.2 is still Jelly Bean, so CM major version number is still 10. If Google had have called it Key Lime Pie, then it would have been CM 11.

  • Derek

    Honestly, I dropped my Galaxy S3(I9300) and the screen was destroyed. It was running CyanogenMod 10. I ran CM on my S1 and S2. It is projects like CyanogenMod that keep me with Android. I am currently using an iPhone 4 until my Nexus 4 arrives, and let me tell you, it sucks. I don’t know why people insist on going to an iPhone. I’m glad to see see projects like CyanogenMod out there.

  • asdf

    Running the stable build on my S3 now, can’t wait for 4.2 nightlies to arrive! :D

  • Chris

    Took a couple of tries to get it going on my S2X (using the “Hercules” build) as it got stuck on the start screen until I did a “Darkside Wipe” and then it started right up.

    About the only thing I wish that worked well was the ease of updates and OTA updates. I understand it’s volunteer run and organized and I appreciate that, but it’s such a pain to update each time. Though I finally learned of the “Go backup” app, and this greatly reduced that pain this time around.

    Still, I’d love it if we could somehow make the CM updates as easy as the update from 4.1 to 4.2 was on my Nexus 7.

  • Jay

    Going to try putting this on my Nexus S since Google won’t support it anymore.

  • Adrian

    I’ve been using CM since I installed it on a six-month old LG Optimus One. On the SIII, there are some losses from the stock Samsung features, however, I’ve found battery life and responsiveness under CM10 to be far superior. Well worth the install and being an early adopter. Most of the bug-related issues from the second monthly stable build (M2) are fixed as well.

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