Cyanogenmod 11 M5 builds have arrived

April 7, 2014
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One of the best things about CyanogenMod is that there is a build for just about every type of Android user. Those who love living on the edge delight in loading up the latest nightly builds, whereas others take comfort in knowing that they are using the latest stable build, and there’s also several other levels of stability in between these phases.

For those looking for the most recent builds possible while still getting an experience that’s generally more than capable of being used a daily driver, the best fit is the monthly “M” builds. Over the weekend, the latest monthly build arrived, billed as CM11 M5, bringing several new changes including additional AppOps permissions, quickboot support for select devices and much more.

Here’s the full change-log:

  • Trebuchet – Fix last icon from hotseat disappearing
  • Trebuchet – Fix custom home transition effect
  • Volume Panel – Increase opacity of transparency (previous level led to visibility concerns)
  • WhisperPush – Relocate to Privacy menu
  • WhisperPush – fix NPE on viewing identity if unregistered
  • Translations – Initial imports from CrowdIn (followup blog post next week)
  • MultiSim – Additional support patches (25+)
  • Privacy Guard – Additional AppOps permissions
  • Additional Right-to-left (RTL) layout mirroring support
  • Settings – Add ‘screen color’ support
  • Quickboot support (device specific)
  • Stylus – Fix eraser being disabled by palm rejection
  • NavBar – Allow toggle in runtime (needs kernel support)
  • Add ethernet icon support to status bar
  • Dialer – Open Source forward/backward/incoming look-up

Now it is important to note that not every CyanogenMod device that gets a nightly build ends up with a snapshot release, though there’s certainly a wide range of around 50 devices including the HTC One S, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, LG G2 and many other smartphones and tablets. For the full list of devices that feature the M5 snapshot, you’ll want to head on over to the CyanogenMod download page.

Anyone install the latest CM11 M5 build on their device? If so, what do you think so far, everything working the way it should on your specific handset or tablet?

Comments

  • rogue3

    Ever since they combined all the separate GS3 builds into one (d2lte) we’ve not had a single snapshot for our devices. I’m sure they thought it was a good idea, but if we can’t get (relatively) stable builds for our phones they need to split them back up.

    • WitnessG

      They wanted to unify all the s3 and s4 builds because it would make things easier for them. Before if they had an issue one build they would have to fix it on all he s3 or s4 builds. We couldn’t get the snapshot because of the problems between CDMA and gsma. They were able to fix it but it was too late to put into the snapshot build and it wouldn’t have been stable for CDMA users without the fix.

      • rogue3

        Then perhaps they can at least split CDMA & GSMA into separate builds.

        • WitnessG

          They probably should have separated them into different builds but it is a little to late I guess. They have fixed most of the issues with CDMA/GSMA so we should be getting snapshots and other updates in the future or at least I hope we do.

  • PatriciaJKelley

    Over the weekend, the latest monthly build arrived, billed as CM11 M5, bringing several new changes including additional AppOps permissions, quickboot support for select devices and much more. http://qr.net/sWvj

  • Bradley Uffner

    Just a reminder that if you are installing the nightlies you should NOT install the M builds over top. Nightlies are a separate track from the M builds and are actually older code than the nightlies. Going back to an older version of the code without wiping data can cause all kinds of odd bugs.

    • Denis Telepenko

      Thanks!

  • mustbepbs

    How is this still not stable?

    • Mike Reid

      IMO latest official Android Nexus builds aren’t quite “stable” yet.

    • Brian Shieh

      It is usually M for “monthly”. It is more stable than nightlies, but there may be some minor bugs that haven’t been worked out yet. Stable would be when it is 99.9% bug/glitch free

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