CyanogenMOD 10.1 is making progress, but product is “far from complete”

Daniel Bader

November 20, 2012 8:06pm

Though many Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 owners are already well versed in the new features of Android 4.2, the vast majority of users are still waiting for custom ROMs to release them from the shackles of earlier versions.

A quick update from the CyanogenMOD team reassures us that progress is being made, albeit slowly, on bringing Android 4.2 to the masses.

4.2 merger is still a work in progress, but it is going well so far. To give you an idea, the build currently has trebuchet, colored logcat, Terminal, root access, and the enhancements David van Tonder finished over the weekend; nothing else and far from complete.

The takeaway from this is that Android 4.2 is a more robust update than it aesthetically appears, and the team is working hard to merge all the new code into the existing database. Expect it soon, but not that soon.

Source: Google+

  • Dan

    Where can you buy those Android robots?

    Far from complete, but probably still faster than OTA.

    • Sean

      I bought a basic green one at Best Buy. Though Deadzeabra sells/makes them

  • tech

    Cant wait to get lockscreen widgets.

  • monsterduc1000

    CM roms are great but kinda bloaty with additions they like put in. Don’t get me wrong, they build a great rom, but I have found roms like RasBeanJelly (yes that’s it name =D ) and SlimBean strip out everything that is unnecessary and are much smoother and less resource intensive than CM (at least on my considerably “ancient” Nexus S. I’m currently using knzo’s MDO rom which is based on RasBeanJelly with a few mods and it is SPECTACULAR!!!, especially with a custom Marmite kernel =D )

    Speaking of kernels, if you are already going the route of custom roms, you might as well get a custom kernel as well. I would recommend Marmite, Air or Trinity (I use Marmite and it is a vast improvement over stock). This little tidbit is optimized by certain developers for smoother/greater performance and is what gives you better control over what your processor (and gpu in some cases) can do. Many custom rom developers will use these kernels instead of the stock one.

    As always, make Nandroid back-ups before you do anything so if something goes wrong you can just restore your phone back to its previous state, of which I have to do a couple times =D

    • John

      If only uou could freeze and delete apps with something like Titanium Backup right?


    • monsterduc1000

      @John: Sure you could do that, but it’s not just apps that CM adds. A lot of the stuff that CM puts into their rom is directly written into the code. Things that if removed could cause issues with the rom running properly.

      Maybe you should do some research before you shoot your mouth off.

  • It’s all about the Nexus!

    I’ll be slapping on my Nexus S for sure!

  • CD

    CM10 made a drastic improvement to my Galaxy S2X, very happy with it. I love how polished the CM framework is getting, and how they are bringing custom ROMs “mainstream”. They do a great job of ensuring a smooth process for even avereage joe’s, which is great!

    • Mark

      I just rooted and installed CM10 on my S2X, great improvement over the telus bloatware!