Tuesday 25 June 2013

CyanogenMod 10.1 stable build released today but few phones with Tegra and Exynos missing from lineup

Team CyanogenMod today announced the release of latest version of its ROM, the Cyanogen 10.1 stable release.  As of now there are over 50 devices supported by this release. The list of supported will continue to grow as the CyanogenMod releases more updates.  
CyanogenMod 10.1 stable build released today but few phones with Tegra and Exynos missing from lineup

As of now, the team doesn't plan on releasing the ROM for devices that haven't had release candidates of 10.1 released for them so far.  The CyanogenMod team has also announced that the build will not be available for devices that run on Tegra 2 and some of Samsung's Exynos-powered devices which include Galaxy S III (International I9300 model), Galaxy Note 1 and 2.  CyanogenMod will release a status report for these devices as early as next week.  

As of now the following smart phones are supported 
Samsung :
Captivate, Vibrant, Galaxy S2 SkyRocket, T-Mobile Galaxy Note 1, AT&T Galaxy Note 1, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 WiFi and GSM models, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 WiFi and GSM models, Galaxy S2 I9100G, T-Mobile Galaxy S2, Galaxy S, Galaxy S B model, Epic 4G, Verizon/ US Cellular/ Sprint/ T-Mobile / MetroPCS/ Cricket/ AT&T Galaxy S3 variants.

Sony : 
Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia T, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia V.

Google :
Sprint and Verizon Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 GSM, Nexus Q, Nexus 10, Galaxy Nexus GSM International, Nexus 7 WiFi.

HTC One X is listed as a supported device but there is no word about support for HTC One(Released in 2013)

CyanogenMod’s ROMs are custom ROMs based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and come without any gloatware, bloatware that the carriers or manufacturers often add to the smart phones before shipping it.  It also removes the default custom UI like Sense for HTC which is often criticised

Further the CyanogenMod ROMs always give you, the user a way to incorporate additional tweaks and tools to improve performance and battery life.  It also grants you root access which mean you can always try out new things like install, modify and tweak system-level apps and code in the Android operating system.

CM 10.1 is based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, whereas CM 10 was based on Android 4.1. CyanogenMod 9 is based on Android v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), and while many of the ports for unsupported devices have some issues, the team counts the ROM stable enough and said that they will be maintaining the ROM and fixing any major issues that come up.

Interested, then visit the CyanogenMods web portal here and get the ROM of your choice.  Remember that your devices needs to be carrier-unlocked, rooted and the CWM or TWRP Recovery installed.

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