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CyanogenMOD 10.1 with Android 4.2.1 teased for Galaxy S III and Xperia T

Times are good for the custom ROM crowd. Over the past few days a lot of work has been done to bring Android 4.2.1 to non-Nexus devices, namely Samsung’s Galaxy S III line and the Sony Xperia T. Both devices run Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 processor and have fairly robust developer communities behind them.

Steve Kondik, Cyanogen himself, took to Google+ to show off the About screen on his T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S III which is hardware-identical to the Rogers/Bell/Telus and Wind/Mobilicity versions (except for LTE support).

The Xperia T is also quite developer-friendly, provided you can unlock its bootloader. The Canadian version, sold by Rogers and Bell, have yet to be bootloader-unlocked but that isn’t to say it won’t be very soon.

While nightlies are not yet available, it should only be a matter of days before they hit your local CM10.1 repository.

Via: Google+ (2)

  • S2556

    And it begins

  • aviking

    While I am happy that we finally got our Jelly Bean update today. I really want to get the 4.2.1 update so I can play around with photo sphere and it looks like this ROM will be coming sooner than later.

    Sweet

  • lol

    They’re not hardware identical… two different models… two different modems

  • john

    Can’t wait to get 4.2 on my S2X

  • TheQuestion

    What’s the advantage/disadvantage of getting a custom ROM like CM10 vs keeping stock? I have S3 and I tolerate touchwiz, but I really want Android stock… but is CM10/custom roms buggier compared to TW etc

    • Scott

      Yes, CM10 on the S3 is much buggier than the TW ROM. The camera app isn’t as good. Some apps have issues in CM10. There have been some BT issues as well.

      CM10 just isn’t there yet on my T999v. (Also, WIND hasn’t released an update to 4.1 yet)

      I hope 10.1 works better.

  • curtis

    Just give me jelly bean 4.2.1 TW. I only loved cm10 on my GS2. I don’t see why anyone would want stock over what tw has on the gs3..

    • Ali

      Does this rom work on the canadian SGH-I747m Telus s3?

  • John

    Touchwiz sucks thats why.

  • Ali

    Will this update work on the telus version of s3? Please reply.

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