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CyanogenMod 11 M1 Released for Nexus 7 Variants, Nexus 5, Nexus 4, and Nexus 10

The CyanogenMod team officially launched a CyanogenMod 11 M1 build yesterday, available for anyone rocking an actively AOSP-supported Nexus device. Usually, the team would release nightly builds to start tracking bugs, but according to the blog post, that would have been too resource intensive and they have opted to release a milestone build instead. 

As for what’s new in CM 11, they didn’t go ahead and outline any major changes in their post. Instead, the team highlighted that devices flashing should see very few bugs, considering a lot of the code that went into these builds is straight from Google. They mention that if anything is broken, it is probably CM-related and users should hang tight while they fix any issues. As far as what parts of CM are inside CM 11 M1, one developer stated that all of your favorite CM features are onboard, so at least we know this won’t be a step backwards for anyone who flashes.

If you are up for flashing, then follow the via link below.

Via: CyanogenMod
  • Chucky

    How about the Note 3?

  • Josep Reyes

    hey guys! can someone link me to a guide to root my 2012 N7 (4.4)… Im looking to root only (not installing roms, etc).. Thanks for any help!

  • Ryan Moore

    I’m downloading the Nexus4 build, make sure you get a complete download. I’m only getting a 138M file (should be ~190MB), and the md5sum of course doesn’t match. Before anyone else flashes the same make sure you have a good download.

  • waiting for lg g2 cm11 official nightly!

  • mikeym0p

    That was fast, glad to see they’re doing two releases at once.

  • Trevon Buchanan

    2 questions, one can this be used transformer prime and does anyone know how past being stuck on transformer prime boot screen. Tried to root TP and may have bricked it.

    • Blue Sun

      1 question, did you read the post or the link to the CM article at the end of the above post?

  • Akshay Sharma

    GSM Galaxy Nexus too, I think

  • Ethan Besbris

    I really can’t think of any benefits to flashing CM11… Currently I’m on stock/rooted 4.4.1 with a few Gravity Box mods installed… Custom quick toggles, brightness slider, battery percentage, expanded lockscreen, etc…

    • yyy

      Only reason I would is the volume music controls but I can do with out it for now.

      • Ethan Besbris

        I have that enabled via Gravity Box too! Long press to skip! 😀

      • MustWarnOthers

        You can get the volume music controls with Gravity Box or one of the Xposed modules with just root.

  • Godzilla

    Off topic but where is 4.4.1 for the OG Nexus 7?

    • rthvk

      Hang tight, I still can’t even find a download for the 2013 WiFi

      • Godzilla

        They had a link for the LTE 2013 but not wifi.

      • KaoriCamellia

        To my knowledge, there isn’t a 4.4.1 build yet for the Flo. I looked, haha. You might want to check the Dalvik + Bionic patches floating around though, as those represent a nice performance gain vs. time spent fiddling for now.

  • Guy Pierce

    How about the GNex?

    • Creepinm3

      Nope, that will take some time.

      • PSU_DI

        The unofficial CM11 kangs are extremely stable and work quite well on the gNex.

    • ReturnOfTheMack

      The GSM Galaxy Nexus (Maguro) has official CM11 right now but not any of the CDMA variants.


      • Executor

        Toro and toroplus builds are up now. Already flashed and I’m just waiting for the ‘Android is upgrading’ thinger; with 395 apps, it takes a while. 😀

        • mikeym0p

          Dont switch to ART, you’ll be there all day!

          • LiTTle

            How to update CyanogenMod nightlies without waiting for ART generating the binaries, which takes about one year and 2 minutes!

            1). Download the .zip file from the Settings-CyanogenMod updates.
            2). After the download finish, press “Cancel” to the popup window.
            3). Go to the “/sdcard/cmupdater/” folder and find your download.
            4). Open the .zip file and go the folder “/META-INF/com/google/android/” inside the .zip file
            5). Open the updater-script file with an editor.
            6). Remove the following lines:
            LINE 8: unmount(“/system”);
            LINE 10 of original file: format(“ext4”, “EMMC”, “/dev/block/platform/omap/omap_hsmmc.0/by-name/system”, “0”, “/system”);
            LINE 11 of original file: mount(“ext4”, “EMMC”, “/dev/block/platform/omap/omap_hsmmc.0/by-name/system”, “/system”);
            You have to make sure that there are only one mount (mainly at second line) for the system and one unmount (mainly the pre-last line, the last is an empty line) of it.
            7). Save it. Backup your current ROM. Boot to recovery and install the modified .zip file.

            According to Google every time you update an .apk file you must delete all deodexed files, cache, etc. So, this hack has a great possibility of not working but you can give it a try. It saved me a lot of time…

    • Alejandro Fernandez
    • Blue Sun

      If you are looking for a 4.4 ROM for GNex (Toro), I’m using ShinyROM (11-27-2013 release). I’m using the device as a Wi-Fi only device since I got my N5. Getting CM support for Toro has pretty rough since September.

      • Droid-Lifer

        I tried that and while it worked I would get graphic issues (especially when I would enter and scroll quickly on the setting page). I ended up going back to 4.3.1 and I haven’t had any real issues with it so far. But I finally bit the bullet and got the Note 3. I hope I don’t regret it due to lack of developer support. I’ll really miss my nexus, but it was getting old and slow (and I really needed a better camera).

        • Guy Pierce

          He has fixed the graphics issues.

          • Droid-Lifer

            I know it was listed that it had been fixed, but I used ShinyROM_toro_aosp_112713-200906-signed and was still having the issues occasionally even after doing a full wipe (data, cache, dalvik) and latest bootloader/radios

        • Blue Sun

          I was torn between the Note 3 & the N5. The limited interaction with Touchwiz on the S4 steered me to the N5. After sideloading 4.4.1, I have noticed an improvement with the camera. You liking the Note 3 so far?

          • Droid-Lifer

            Yeah, I REALLY wanted the N5, but I still have unlimited data on VZW and get a 20% discount on my bill through my job, so I didn’t want to leave. Plus, in my area, Sprint and T-Mobile don’t have great coverage and if I switched to AT&T I’d pay more and lose my unlimited data. It sucks that VZW doesn’t sell the N5!! I was tempted to get the G2 (since the N5 is based off it), but ended up with the Note 3. I just got so I haven’t fully had a chance to evaluate it. I’ll post again after I’ve really gotten to use it.

          • Jason Brown

            did you pay full retail for the n3? I’m looking for a way to upgrade my gnex and still keep unlimited data without having to pay full retail

          • Droid-Lifer

            I used an upgrade I had on another line and then transferred to my unlimited line. Got it for $170.99

          • Jason Brown

            thanks for replying. I was wondering, do you know if it’s possible to transfer an upgrade that is attached to my line to another line on the account? my sister just upgraded from a “dumb” phone to the s4 a few months ago and was thinking of giving her my upgrade to get me a new phone and then switch that new phone back to my line to keep unlimited. any idea if that’s possible? I just thought I’d ask you since you recently upgraded. thanks in advance.

          • Droid-Lifer

            Yeah, I’m pretty sure you can log into vzw.com and from your account you can “transfer upgrade” to another line. Then do then do the upgrade on that line (if it has unlimited it will be lost, otherwise she can keep whatever plan she’s using), then when the phone comes in activate it on her line. Once it’s activated then you can swap your phones using a process on vzw.com too (that’s what I did). Was pretty painless for me, but we had the same size sim cards. If you get a phone that uses different size sims then you may have to go to a Verizon store to have them swap things out. So make sure your sister is flexible with going with you to a store or being with-out a phone for a few minutes.

      • Guy Pierce

        Y ea I have been on 4.4 Shiny for a few weeks now.

      • mikeym0p

        How is shiny rom coming around? did they fix the graphical issues? I flashed his 2nd build on my Dads Gnex and he said it was unstable.

    • NorCalGuy

      There is a sweet cm11 base with linaro upgrades on xda that makes this phone fly (CDMA gnex)…I got a motox Dev edition Monday during the sale and I am seriously contemplating waiting for a few custom ROM before I activate it just so I can keep all the extras that Roms drop in. I believe the Dev is metal. I have also tried shiny and slimkat but the cm11 linaro just flys on my phone, but as a gnex user every phone runs different with all the different ROM/kernel combos.