Just a little over a month after releasing the first milestone 10.1 builds, CyanogenMod has yesterday made a bunch of new M ports available. The M2 releases are up for grabs for over 20 devices (more if you count the different models and configurations), all of which can get a taste of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean early. Huzzah!
Unlike manufacturers and carriers, the brilliant CM team continues to spread its love around regardless of the “social status” of phones and tabs. You can therefore flash a 4.2-based port on aristocrats like the Samsung Galaxy S3, Nexus 10 or HTC One X, on the bourgeois Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and HTC One S, but also on the proletarian Galaxy S and Nexus S.
But here’s the full list of devices receiving CM 10.1 M2 releases:
- Acer Iconia a700
- Google Nexus S (crespo, crespo4g)
- Google Nexus 7 (grouper, tilapia)
- Google Galaxy Nexus (toro, toroplus, maguro)
- Google Nexus 4 (mako)
- Google Nexus 10 (manta)
- Google Nexus Q (steelhead)
- Hardkernel Odroid-U2
- HTC One X (evita)
- HTC Incredible 4G LTE (fireball)
- HTC Evo 4G LTE (jewel)
- HTC One S (ville)
- LG Nitro HD (p930)
- LG Optimus LTE (su640)
- LG Spectrum (vs920)
- Samsung Galaxy S (captivatemtd, galaxysbmtd, galaxysmtd, epicmtd)
- Samsung Galaxy SII (i9100g, hercules, skyrocket)
- Samsung Galaxy SIII (US variants d2att, d2cri, d2mtr, d2spr, d2tmo, d2vzw)
- Samsung Note (quincytmo, quincyatt)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (p3100, p3110)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (p5100, p5110)
Several other gadgets, including the Kindle Fire, are having M2 ports worked on, so even if you can’t find your device on the above list you shouldn’t fall into despair… yet.
Also, as a quick reminder, let’s mention that M-Series sit somewhere in between nightly builds and RC (release candidates) in the grand scheme of CM ports. Basically, they’re stable enough to be used on a daily basis, but some small kinks might need ironing out before CyanogenMod can call the firmwares final.
If that sounds like something you’d be interested in, start by rooting your device, then back up your data and head on to CM’s servers where you’ll be able to easily identify the new ports by the “cm-10.1-M2” tag. Also, let us know how everything works out, and, if there any bugs to report, this is where you’ll want to “complain”.