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CyanogenMod 9 Stable to be Released Tonight, Then It’s on to CM10

After months of hard work, the CyanogenMod team will release CM9 as an officially stable build, tonight. Even with CM10 work on the rise, they didn’t want to see all of the time spent on CM9 to go unfinished, thus the reason for still releasing it. Going forward though, only bug fixes will be addressed, meaning, your time with CM and Ice Cream Sandwich together will likely be limited as CM10 inches closer to a stable release.

A stable build for the GSM Galaxy Nexus (maguro) has already been released, even though it wasn’t supposed to have been. If you have that device, feel free to grab it here. Owners of other devices, your love will come tonight.

As an outsider looking in, I can’t help but give props to the CM team for finishing this even though it’s built off of Ice Cream Sandwich. They spent countless months working on this and their work deserves to be praised.

Via:  CyanogenMod

Cheers RandomEncount3r and Jul!

  • http://ramonnavarro.tumblr.com Ramon Navarro

    Noob Question what big standout features does CyanogenMod 9, have over standard ICS?

    • Justin Swanson

      Go to the website and check out the feature list.

    • hushdrops

      I know what you mean – I’m surprised that they do not feature the GNex on the supported devices page – it’s not that hard to update the main page & it is a Google flagship / well known phone, you’d think it would be on the main page…

  • WalkerNA

    Wish it was available for the Charge

    • bose301s

      Sadly the Charge seems to have been even more of a red headed step child for Verizon than the Thunderbolt was.

  • bose301s

    Honestly would say it’s proof that the CM team is the most dedicated and most “professional” ROM team out there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

    We should see CM10 stable builds a few months after Key Lime Pie is released.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

      Hey, if they follow their MO up until now, then you know it is true whether you like it or not. I love CM and what they have done for the community. But they need to streamline to stay relevant.

    • ArmanUV

      CM9 took so long because they almost started from scratch when ICS dropped. But JB is very similiar to ICS so they are able to port almost CM9 features with minimal effort. CM10 nightlies already have themes, DSP, lockscreen and nav bar customization, etc.

  • Amenemhat1

    props!!!

  • moelsen8

    am i the only one who thinks.. “why wouldn’t they finish it?”. really.. why wouldn’t they? i can’t stand how some roms get abandoned midway through when a new version drops. then you just have two unfinished roms.. rinse, repeat.

  • trock79

    No rezound

  • Brendan

    oops… already running cm10…my bad

  • Geoff

    ….too little too late. i feel like the AOKP team has now taken over as the new CM. props for CM not giving up though. hopefully they beat AOKP to the punch with a stable full-featured JB ROM.

    • k_nivesout

      AOKP would not be possible without CM. Just sayin. I think both are fantastic roms, the differences in features/stability are pretty minor at this point IMHO.

      • John

        Yep. I’m just sort of lost with the way nightlies are being handled with JB for AOKP. It’s now up to the user to know as to what changes are being added to whatever nightly gets thrown up (like reading the commits yourself). I liked they way it was done with ICS. Not sure why it’s changed entirely for JB. In any case, I look forward to them continuing to port in mods for 4.1.1 as time passes. I’m on Jelly Belly at the moment w/ a few mods – I’ll move back over to AOKP in the near future again though. Let’s hope they bring back quad lockscreen in AOKP soon. I know it’s in a few other JB ROMs, but I’d just like to see it in AOKP in particular.

        • Justin Swanson

          You have to remember that AOKP isn’t releasing anything stable at the moment. There aren’t posing any changelogs because they are changing too much to have time to do that. When a the first build comes out, we’ll know it (most likely it’ll be on DL) and they will have a features list… Just gotta be patient :)

          • John

            Ya, good point.

    • KleenDroid

      However many of the features in ROMs come from cyanogenmod.

    • RandomRant

      They aren’t going to “beat” AOKP when it comes to release time.

      CM supports more devices and has a much longer and different testing process for releases. For example, there have been no stable, or RC’s for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 because the camera and all hardware wasn’t working. AOKP on the other hand just released it without.

      CM’s official releases have been far less buggy than AOKP’s though not as quick.

      AOKP and CM have two completely different philosophies when it comes to actual releases. It isn’t a race. And remember AOKP is based on and has used CM9′s source this entire time anyway.

      • Geoff

        I agree with what you said. It seems now though that AOKP has been able to take the AOSP code a use their experience to manipulate it how they want. I’d say back in the day they were more about tailoring CM ROMs but now i think they’re developing entirely on their own from scratch. *shrug*

        i’m just excited to see progress like everyone else.

        I have to admit though that any of the AOKP nightlies for “toro” (GNex CDMA) have been hit or miss, aside from the initial 7/29 build, but that build just basically added toggles and nav bar mods to Stock JB.

      • Geoff

        *and use

  • KleenDroid

    Amazing

  • http://www.lovesicklives.com Curtis Fox

    I was wondering if anyone can tell me why the Galaxy Nexus is not listed as a supported device on their website? It makes it difficult to find info related to CyanogenMod specifically related to my phone. Any thoughts?

    • Mark Meisner

      I think that supported devices list is pretty old. Goto get.cm to see what builds are available for what devices. On a side note, you won’t see JB builds on there until they begin releasing nightlies. There are some preview builds floating around which are pretty stable though.

      • http://www.lovesicklives.com Curtis Fox

        Thanks man! Appreciate the help.

      • gpzbc

        I don’t see the VZW GNex on that list either.

        • vawwyakr

          It’s called “toro”

          • gpzbc

            I know that. But I don’t see a Stable Toro CM9 build like the article says.

  • Kyle Cummings

    Props