If you loaded up any unofficial builds of CM10 on your phone yet, you may have noticed that when it first boots it still has Cid and the CM9 logo plastered on it. The CyanogenMod team is moving towards complete CM10 development and therefore wanted to update the boot animation to reflect this.
The animation is definitely slimmed down and simplified over the CyanogenMod animations that we have seen in earlier versions. Boring for some, but the animation does look more professional and almost ready for primetime. The code is still waiting to be signed off on by the team before being implemented. What do you think?
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.
Cheers RandomEncount3r and Jul!
The kexec boot sequence that CVPCS created earlier in the week is close to being ready for prime time. So close in fact, that an eager developer grabbed it, along with a data fix for CM9 on Verizon’s Galaxy S3 and tossed it all together with instructions for you to take for a test drive. The instructions look fairly simple, but it will require that you have the Android SDK working and know some adb commands. We have them for you below if you are ready. (more…)
We have seen working builds starting to pop up of CyanogenMod 10 based off of Jelly Bean code, but the team is still hard at work to make a final release of CM9 at some point soon. Release Candidate 2 is now being cranked out by the build servers and adds support for a few new devices, one of which is the international version of the Galaxy SIII:
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (all variants)
- Samsung Galaxy SII on AT&T – Skyrocket
- Samsung Galaxy SII on T-Mobile – Hercules
- Samsung Galaxy Note on AT&T
This RC2 includes bug fixes and translation changes that the CM team says put them in the right direction for their final CM9 build “which should be just around the corner.” As always, you can get the downloads for your device at Get.CM and if you’re lucky your phone might have a nightly build of CM10.
The code freeze that happened just a few days ago was a good sign and now it is finally here. The first official Release Candidate for CyanogenMod 9 is released and as of today, 37 devices can flash the ROM if they so choose. It has taken the CM team 225 days since Android 4.0 hit the AOSP servers, but it seems like they hit it out of the park with this one. (more…)
The Samsung Galaxy SIII is the most anticipated phone of 2012 and is likely to make a huge splash in the States when it launches later this month. It stands to get a few more followers now with the announcement that CM9 for the device is already available for download, for the unlocked international version that is. Knowing Samsung’s fairly open approach to Android though, we would be shocked if the U.S. versions weren’t running some form of CM within a week or so after release.
There are only a few bugs to be spoken for at this point:
- FM Radio: currently not supported, try Spirit FM from market
- Camera: using LED flash causes FCs on some phones.
- Waking the device up using volume keys might not work because the device is sleeping too deep and doesn’t recognize key presses.
If you’re one of the lucky people to have the Galaxy SIII in your hands already, the download is available for you now at the source link below.
Are you going to keep Samsung’s new Nature UX or flash a custom ROM when you get yours?
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.
Last night, magic happened. The first CyanogenMod 9 nightlies began to go live starting with all of the Nexus devices including the Galaxy Nexus and XOOM on Verizon. If you haven’t been following any of the kangs that have been floating around for a few weeks, then you are in for a treat. This is “official” when it comes to CM9, so feel free to take this Friday and enjoy yourselves. And don’t forget, that you need both the ROM and Google apps files since CM builds never include them. (more…)