The jump from Android 4.1 to 4.2 apparently didn’t confuse developers that much and fans of CyanogenMod will be happy for that. The first nightly build of CM 10.1 for Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus, otherwise known as ‘toro’, has just been posted and is available for download now.
Today, the CyanogenMod team announced the roll out of official nightly builds of 10.1 for the Nexus 4, with Nexus 10 builds on the way. The team is still merging code for 4.2, so until all of that is said and done, all other devices will continue to receive nightlies of Android 4.1+. To get your nightly fix, head on over to their downloader site here.
This is why buying a Nexus device has its benefits.
The CyanogenMod team took to their blog and Facebook page a few minutes ago to explain some shocking news to the Android community. Back in the day, before CyanogenMod was the huge name that we know of it today, CyanogenMod.com was purchased and donated to the CM team since things were smaller back then. The same person has been in charge of the large domain for the past 3 years, but that person is now erasing Cyanogen’s website and shutting things down across the web as we speak.
With so much excitement filling the air, the CyanogenMod team decided to throw in their hats as well and release the newest builds of CM10. The team goes into great length through Google+, explaining that these new builds aren’t “stable” builds or “M” builds – rather, that the build is completely daily driver ready, but still vulnerable to bugs. The way they see it, if they call these builds stable, that would imply the last builds weren’t, so they’re trying to save everyone the headache.
Also, the team mentioned 4.2 and said that they are patiently waiting for it to hit AOSP. Once it does that, they will see what is new, what needs to stay and what needs to go, then start building. It will be CM10.1, and not CM11, for anyone who might have been curious.
Grab the newest build of CM right here.
Security buffs will be excited to hear today’s news from CyanogenMod. There was a small bug in the CM code that had been running and logging all of the screen-unlock patterns that users were creating. Fortunately for us, gaining access to this file would be pretty time-consuming and require access to your phone, but even better news is the bug has already been fixed.
Which ROM have you been running lately? We’re always open to suggestions here.
You can get the latest builds of CyanogenMod here.
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.
For those who need the newest builds of CyanogenMod 10, go grab this from Google Play right now. What CM10 Downloader will do for you is let you know that your version is out of date and then download the newest CM nightly right then and there. Boom. Along with giving you the full changelog, it also links to Google Apps files and much more. Perfect for the addicted flasher in all of us.