Today, the newest official builds of CyanogenMod are now up on their servers for flashing. These 10.1 M2 builds run the latest Android 4.2.2 code, bringing the newest Android goodies from Google and tons of custom features, much like you would expect from Team Douche.
Noteworthy devices able to flash these newest builds are the Galaxy S3, Galaxy Nexus (yes, toro is there), Nexus 4, OG Note, Nexus 10, and a ton more. For the full list of supported devices and links to download, check it out here.
It might not be HTC’s Ultrapixel, but users of CM 10.1 will be excited to hear that their cameras will be getting an upgrade soon. The team has finished the touches on their own algorithm that allows for phones running CM 10.1 to take 3 photos, one at low exposure, one at normal exposure and one at high exposure, to make an HDR image.
There are a few caveats to using this new mode. Since you are taking 3 pictures, you need to keep your camera as still as possible since this new mode is very sensitive to movement, this means action shots probably won’t be suggested. Most mid to high-end smartphones shouldn’t have a problem rendering these kinds of images, though, especially if your camera has zero shutter lag.
If you are anxious to get this new feature in your ROM check the latest build for your device.
Cyanogenmod’s new Chronus clock widget is no more. Shortly after publicly announcing this new CM feature, the team received a Cease & Desist from a company who had previously trademarked the name “Cronus.” The CM team wanted to make it clear that their clock is in no way similar to this other entity’s software, nor is it infringing on the trademark, however, they are not about to spend the money it would cost to fight this.
So now it’s time to rename the widget! They aren’t necessarily holding a contest, as the team gets to decide on the final name, but they are asking for your help over at their Facebook page.
With all of the happy news floating around that developers unlocked the re-locked bootloader on Verizon’s Galaxy Note 2, we thought we should point out that nightlies for CyanogenMod 10.1 are now up! According to the forum that is posting info on the ROM’s, it seems there are a few bugs (non-working GPS, “flaky” NFC), but that’s what you get when you flash new nightlies. I don’t have to explain what all CM brings to your device, right? To sum it up, it’s vanilla Android with many enhancements on top. (more…)
After what seemed like an apparent last call for the Nexus Q from Google, the CyanogenMod team pulled a Pet Sematary and have brought new life to the orb. But is it true that sometimes, dead is better? The nightly build for the device, codenamed steelhead, brings the Nexus Q to Android 4.2.1 and adds actual use for the device such as access to apps and things of that nature. Why Google didn’t do this in the first place is still beyond us. (more…)
The CyanogenMod team introduced their next big feature for CM10.1 today, called Chronus. It’s a clock widget that resembles the new clock included in Android 4.2, only the CM team turned it up a notch by including weather and calendar options. It works on both lock and home screens, has numerous features, and will come packed inside CM nightlies starting immediately.
No word on if it will ever be pulled out to be used as a separate app on any device, but we’d certainly welcome it. (more…)
Yesterday, we saw some of the first CM10.1 nightly builds go live for devices like the Galaxy Nexus, with fingers crossed that we would start to see other devices join the list in the near future. Sure enough, other devices have joined the party, most notably is the Galaxy S3 in a variety of versions. If you cruise over to the Cyanogenmod site, you’ll find builds for the Galaxy S3 on Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint, along with the international i9300 version.
In order to flash CM10.1, don’t forget that you’ll need to be rooted with an unlocked bootloader. As a reminder, we posted the newest version of those instructions yesterday, a set that should help everyone that recently updated to Jelly Bean.
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. (more…)