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CyanogenMod 9 Code Freeze Has Begun, Official Release Candidate On the Way

The #1 rule of CyanogenMod is not to ask for ETAs (estimated times of arrival). CM and Steve Kondik took to Google+ a few days ago to assure everyone that the official RC1 was on its way. Only a few days later, on CM’s official blog the team has confirmed that the code freeze for CM9 has begun, meaning a Release Candidate is being worked on currently.

While there are still a number of technical and organizational issues that need to be resolved very quickly, the plan is to quickly iterate through a series of release candidates over the next few weeks.

Android 4.0 was a huge jump for the operating system so it should be no surprise that it took so long to upgrade. CM has yet to announce which phones will see RC1, but you can be sure it will be more than just the Galaxy Nexus. Oh, and if you’re a nightly kind of ROM user don’t worry, nightlies will still be released alongside these release candidates so you can still stay on the cutting edge.

Via: CyanogenMod

Cheers Jul!

  • Running CM9 on my Xoom. After you get it setup, the CM9 software is way quicker and way smoother than the stock firmware.

  • Eeyore

    Whats the use… battery life will be terrible

  • Probably already know this but the link in the Source (Via: CyanogenMod) is incorrect. It should go to here:

    You’re missing “/blog/” in there.

  • bose301s

    The only thing CM9 needs to get working is the LED flashlight in the dropdown notifications, other than that it kicks every other ROM’s ass.

    • NicholasMicallef

      It works perfectly on my SGS II…

  • Steve

    Just in time for Jelly Bean…

    • John

      Hah..it is sorta true.

  • NicholasMicallef

    While I was looking forward for the RC /Stable versions, CM9 nightly is so stable I think I’ll stick to Nightlys and have the latest features…

    • Droosh

      I go one step further and run one of the two kanged versions that add extra gerrit pulls and additional linero code. These are also rock solid. Combined with lean kernel, performance and battery life are through the roof.

  • 9host99

    think there will be any love for the Thunderbolt, or would it be only phones that ICS has already been released for?

  • Droidzilla

    Anyone making a version of this for the RAZR with the ICS leak/kernel, or are we waiting on the official ICS release? I have yet to ROM my RAZR; been waiting for ICS to come out.

  • I wonder if the proposed Linaro additions will take place before the code freeze…

    • Casey Garske

      They said on G+ many of them would be in.

  • ph0oky

    Are there any features in CM that are not already in AOKP?

    • 4n1m4L

      Aokp just steals everything it wants so I’d imagine no.

      • Droidzilla

        Welcome to open source.

      • Android Open Kang Project………

      • Boblank84

        uhhh, not sure how you figure, they have come up w/ many original customizations.

      • PC_Tool

        …and you are basing that craptastic load of BS on…what, exactly??

      • jak_341

        AKOP is better than anything out now. They had ICS weeks after the Google source code dropped. CM9 is still struggling. What does that say?

        • bose301s

          AOKP doesn’t even com close to touching CM9, AOKP is a hodgepodge of stolen code, much of it FROM CM9. Sorry, CM9 nightlies are faster and more stable than the AOKP milestone realses have ever been.

          • PC_Tool

            Roman (AOKP) was building ICS before CM9 even got off the ground.

            They have *both* shared code back and forth.
            I’m not even going to go into performance/stability of nightlies…you’re an *idiot* if you think the stability or performance of *any* nightly is the same from device to device.

          • l k

            Thank you for informing people they share code before they started bashing and flaming

  • MikeSevenfold

    I refused to load CM on my Gnex until a RC or Milestone was released. Now, I’m kinda excited to see this coming down the pipes…Hopefully it’ll be sweet enough to linger on my phone for a little bit. Until then its Unicorns for me…

    • NicholasMicallef

      Honestly the nightlys are rock stable on SGS II, so I assume it’s even more so on on the GN. I was actually going to do the same but I tried it out a few months ago and never went back.

    • TSY87

      Ive been running the nightlys on my vzw gnex and it’s been more stable than 4.0.3 or whatever the # was.

    • Fatty Bunter

      For GNex owners, it seems like it’ll be impossible to beat AOKP. I flash CM9 every once in a while to see how it stacks up and the only thing I really like is the status bar modifications.

      (new Build BTW: http://aokp.co/index.php/news)

  • EC8CH

    Looking forward to some CM RC’s… can’t wait to give them a whirl.

  • Does the code freeze mean the nightlies are not available now until the RC1 is released? I just looked for the Galaxy Nexus Toro nightly and nothing there on the download page.> never mind, I found them- duh.

  • Pain894

    I’m excited. I’ve been anxious for an RC so I guess we’ll see what it brings. Hopefully I can get a taste on my Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wifi. Love the CM team

    • Daniel

      I have the 10.1 nightlies… much better than that touchwized honeycomb bullshit

  • At first I thought AOKP being so amazing would make me not want this, but now that it seems it’s actually coming.. this will probably be my next ROM. Hopefully it delivers. Haven’t tried any of the current versions.

  • steve0617
  • Anthony

    Looking forward to some love the the Rezound! 😀

    • David Hayden

      Judging by the progress on XDA, we’ll probably have to wait a little while.