Hot on the heels of the release of CM11 M7, the CyanogenMod team is pushing out CM11 nightlies for more devices. Last week was the Sony Xperia Z2, and now it’s time for the two Chinese wonders that have been in the spotlight lately – the Oppo Find 7a and the OnePlus One.
The Oppo Find 7a normally runs Oppo’s own Color OS implementation, which may be feature rich, but is not exactly the best optimized OS out there. By applying CyanogenMod 11, you essentially get a OnePlus One experience, as the two devices differ relatively little aside of software.
Note that this nightly release is for the 7a version of the device, which features a Full HD display and toned-down specs, compared to the Quad HD Find 7. Because the processor and radio are the same, you may be able to successfully install and run the Find 7a CM11 nightly on the Find 7 as well, but that’s not something we’d recommend, unless you really know what you are doing.
Moving on to the OnePlus One, the device normally runs CM11S, a slightly modified version of CM11, so installing the new nightly may not bring you any benefits. However, having access to CM11 nightlies (and, in the future, Milestone releases) may be helpful for people buying a OnePlus One with Color OS from retailers like Oppomart.
Nightlies are the cutting-edge releases of CyanogenMod, incorporating patches applied over the previous day of work. As such, nightlies give you fast access to the newest features, but at the same time, they are inherently more unstable than Milestone versions, which are considered safe for daily driving. The latest CM11 Milestone currently available is M7, with M8 expected to bring the jump to Android 4.4.3, sometime next month.