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Newest Builds of CyanogenMod Feature CM Updater, Replaces ROM Manager

If you only flash CyanogenMod to your device and other ROMs don’t interest you, then it looks like you won’t have any use for ROM Manager anymore. Starting today, the newest nightlies of CM have CM Updater built right into the settings. With CM Updater, you can backup your data, download newest builds, and more. Perfect for all you CM fans out there.

You can grab the nightlies right here.

Via: Google+

  • Bigsike

    Could someone tell me what booloader I need to flash when running this? I’ve been having a long reboot time and I think that’s the problem could anyone out there provide a link? Thanks in advance.

  • master94

    very nice. CM rules

  • vawwyakr

    On My AT&T S3 I have (three times now since flashing it this morning) gotten a CM Updater has stopped message. Hope that goes away 🙂

  • Chris Pinola

    Maybe its just me, but I think some other sites are kinda blowing this out of proportion by making it sound like they introduced the equivalent of carrier OTA updates.

  • I used CM Updater briefly. It didn’t see to be as useful to me as ROM Manager, unless I didn’t know what I was doing. It seemed that you had to manually reboot into recovery and flash everything by yourself, but in ROM Manager it would do all that for you, unless I am mistaken and CM Updater has this functionality.

    • JoshGroff

      I always manually flash. O-o

      • Chris Pinola

        me too, less room for error….well, depending on how tired i am at the time 🙂

      • I do going between different ROMs but never had any issue just letting ROM manager do it for me. I am usually pretty lazy

        • PC_Tool

          Same here. ROM Manager allows you to queue up multiple zips (superwipe, rom, gapps) and have it backup my current ROM all in one go.

          …not a moment spent mucking about in CWM.

          • JoshGroff

            I use TWRP touch recovery, just as fast as doing it through ROM Manager, if not faster.

          • PC_Tool

            I’ve never done a time-study, but have you used the new CWM?

            Backups are differential (only altered/new data) now, and mightily fast…and the ability to queue up multiple zips prior to booting into recovery sold me on it completely.

            I’ve used TWRP, but the directory listings are super-tiny, and if you hit the wrong zip when queuing, you have to start all over…there’s no way to undo. (In ROM Manager, if you hit the wrong zip, you simply hit “back” to grab the right one).

            That…and I just don’t like mucking about in recovery. If it can be done in the OS GUI, I’d rather do it there.

            Not saying TWRP is bad, just explaining why it doesn’t do it for me. (Glad lots of folks like it…it’s probably the only reason CWM changed how they do backups)

          • JoshGroff

            I do all my data backups through TiBu or ROM Toolbox. Also, the directory listings are small, but I haven’t had a problem picking the right ones. I guess it mostly comes down to preference. *shrugs*

  • carlinscuderi

    Sweet! Glad I didn’t buy the pro version.

    • JoshGroff

      I did, but only because it was, and still is arguably the best ROM update utility.

      • PC_Tool

        First Android app I ever paid for. I use it more than I use the dialer app, ffs.

        That, and Pro gets you some nifty features (stacking installs, auto wipe/backup prior to flashing multiple zips…)

        Nice to see CM supporting it’s own updates, though as well.

        It’s all good.

  • theentropic

    To those of you that use CM10… Just how many incoveniences/bugs are there in the latest nightlies for the GNex? I’m starting to get the itch and want to flash it, but I’d be coming from Bugless Beast – which we all know is rock solid.

    • John

      Surprisingly, none that I can see. It’s been rock solid, and I flash nightlies pretty often. I haven’t clean flashed in a hwhile, and it’s not changed a thing.

      • theentropic

        Cool, thanks for the info (you as well @biz79:disqus). Looks like I may have to cave in and flash it.

    • Biz79

      I’m on nightly 91712 and it’s been stable since (last reboot 10+ days ago). Battery life is decent with stock kernel as well. Great alternative to BB if you’re looking for more features..

    • JoshGroff

      Besides the Bluetooth hiccups on the 9/7/12 update, but now it’s working again. 🙂

    • Bigsike

      I just flashed to this from BB ten minutes ago I’m very much liking so far but need more time. First Impression ..this is where I’m staying.

  • NorCalGuy

    Been waiting on the AOKP downloaded… used to use goo manager but now I get the nightlies from fitsnugly and he’s not on goomanager

  • TheDrunkenClam

    I got a lot of love for ROM Manager, but the Roms list is almost never up to date. I don’t know if its the laziness of the devs or laziness of the ROM manager team.

    • JoshGroff

      If you click check for ROM updates, it still usually hooks you up. They are slow to officially add updates to the list though.

      • PC_Tool

        No doubt. Usually end up using GooManager to download the updates (AOKP) and ROM Manager to set up the backup/wipe/flash-routine.

    • For this reason, this app has been of no use to me since I got my Galaxy Nexus. It’s a shame, I used to use it all the time with my OG.

  • Based on some quick Google-fu (and checking CMs site) I still can’t get this on my SGS3 can I?

    • axis_power

      I’ve got it on mine. Works fine. Nightly is still buggy though

      • Where did you get the download from? I don’t see it as a supported device on their site.

        • axis_power

          I’ve got i535 and I got it through rom manager

    • vawwyakr

      Which S3? I have it on my AT&T one.

  • Finally they updated CMUpdater 😀

    Though ROM Manager is better in a way you can leave comments… You can’t do that on any other ROM manager apps far as I know of

  • YankInDaSouth

    Hmmmm …. I believe Sourcey has had something like this since way back in the OG Droid days 🙂