KitKat based CyanogenMod 11.0 M1 builds now available for Nexus devices

by: Gary SimsDecember 6, 2013

cyanogenmod-11Just a few days ago the CyanogenMod team released stable builds of CyanogenMod 10.2, the version based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Now the team has turned its attention to CyanogenMod 11, the version based on Android 4.4 KitKat, and the exciting news is that M1 snapshots are already available for Nexus devices.

The CyanogenMod project releases a wide range of build types from nightly builds to stable releases with the M snapshots featuring somewhere in the middle. The experimental and nightly builds are really designed for developers and die hard fans. But during 2012 the project started to release M builds which are made available at the beginning of every month and are somewhere between nightly and stable releases. The M snapshots offer quicker access to new features but with increased stability.

At the same time, waiting another month to get them going is, in all honesty, wasted time.

For a big release like CyanogenMod 11 the team would normally start slowly with nightly builds and after a few weeks of tweaking and bug fixing they would consider releasing a M snapshot. However since the Nexus devices are supported out-of-the-box on by the Android Open Source Project the team decided that waiting an extra month before releasing a M snapshot would be a waste of time. “At the same time, waiting another month to get them going is, in all honesty, wasted time,” wrote Abhisek Devkota (ciwrl) the CyanogenMod Head Moderator.

Since Nexus devices come from Google these smartphones and tablets will have none or minimal device specific issues. The CM team have done some basic testing on the devices to ensure they behave properly and it is expected that any issues found will be connected only to new code that the CM team has added!

The current M1 snapshot for CyanogenMod 11.0 can be downloaded for the Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013), the Nexus 4, the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 10. For other devices like the LG G2, the Google Nexus S and the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S III, CM 11 can be downloaded from the nightly builds page.

Are you a Nexus owner? Will you be trying out CM 11.0?

  • Salaried tips

    Why would you flash cm on a nexus? There’s so many better aosp roms

  • m. norman williams

    Might do it just to try out cm installer… at the same time, that might take some of the fun out of it.

    • dilligan

      That’s how I felt when I used wugfresh’s Nexus Root Toolkit… Easy as heck, but it took a lot of the fun out of it.

  • Alonzo

    Like what?

  • Hugo Pires

    Using CM 11 on my LG G2. Loving it. :]

    • LG G2 owner

      Nice choice for a phone man!

    • CoUp Grace

      Please tell me what version of google apps did you use? i have g2 too! ;/

      • Hugo Pires

        I download the Paranoid GApps for 4.4 :]

        • CoUp Grace

          its working well on lg g2?? i have now 4.3.1 android cyanogemod 10.2..its better to install cm11 or it would be better to wait?

          • Hugo Pires

            It’s working pretty fine here. Do a back up and give it a try! ;}

          • CoUp Grace

            thanks! and a last question! should i download google gapps 20131119 or 20131126 signed?
            please tell me :D

  • LG G2 owner

    Where’s Muffin? I like that guy

    • Valtheus

      Hmmm… Love is in the air…. ;-)

  • haseeb

    Wow! CM 11 nighlies available for the G2. Great. Gonna try it out right away!

  • Bojan Tomic

    How come there is CM 11 for Nexus S, but not yet for Galaxy Nexus?

  • Coy Walker

    “For other devices like the LG G2, the Google Nexus S and American versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III, CM 11 can be downloaded from the nightly builds page.” I don’t see the American versions of cm11, very misleading.

    • Sorry that was a mistake on my part, as I was studying the list of releases my eyes must have got crossed as I thought the S III (AT&T, T-Mobile etc) where for CM 11, but they aren’t they are for CM 10.2.

      Sorry about that!

  • CoUp Grace

    Please help! i have a LG G2 and i just downloaed cm11 for it! What version of google apps i need to download too in order to flash both via trwp? please response to me asap! thanks