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A little over a month since the previous milestone release, the CyanogenMod team is now pushing out version M7 of CM11, bringing a host of new features and improvements.

CM11 M7 is based on Android 4.4.2, as – the team explains – there wasn’t time for proper integration of the Android 4.4.3 code base into M7. However, nightly releases based on Android 4.4.3 are already available for many devices.

CM11 M7 brings several cool features, including the much anticipated Theme Chooser UI, which lets users apply customization features such as fonts, icon packs, sounds, or even full themes. Other notable changes include a revamped Calculator app, UI and feature updates to the Trebuchet launcher, the basis for a future Performance Profile feature, and more.

Here’s the official changelog, and head over to CM’s blog post for more details on the update:

  • Common: Theme Chooser UI Overhaul
  • Common: Calculator app redesign (courtesy Xlythe)
  • Common: Performance Profiles
  • Common: Improved theming performance on low memory devices (~512MB RAM or less)
  • Trebuchet: Move settings to new slide-out panel
  • Trebuchet: Consolidate settings for home and drawer options
  • Media: Add FFMPEG support (expanded media format support)
  • Bluetooth: Improved support for new car audio systems and docks
  • Various small bug fixes, global and device-specific

As a reminder, Milestone (M#) releases are the most stable releases of CyanogenMod currently available, having replaced the old Stable and Release Candidate releases. Nightlies remain the “cutting edge” option, sacrificing stability for faster access to new features.

At the time of this writing, CM11 M7 is available for 50 devices, including Nexus devices, Samsung Galaxy S series, One series, LG flagships, Kindle Fire tablets, and more. For a full list, check out the Snapshot category on the CyanogenMod download page.

Bogdan Petrovan
Bogdan is the European Managing Editor of Android Authority. He loves tech, travel, and fantasy. He wishes he had more time for two of those things. Bogdan's phone is a Nexus 6P.
  • Mohamed

    Why do they ignore the Galaxy s3 i9305 ???!! they are only updating its nighlies nad there’s no snapshots for it

  • Luka Mlinar

    These guys are hard at work O.o
    Nice job CM!

  • I got the update . Thanks

    What is Performance profile?

    • Kevin Raffaele

      It’s under performance setting. It is only on certain devices in m7. My HTC one m7 has the feature.

  • Rafet Mouria

    Hi all, I have an international galaxy note 3 lte unlocked n9005 and i don’t understand the difference between hlte and hltexx.

    • Paco Inurreta

      They unified the versions, now any Note 3 is a “hlte”.

      • Rafet Mouria

        Thx a lot

    • Android Developer

      Not familiar with your device, but you should be 100% sure when you flash a new rom, that it is intended exactly for your device model.
      Otherwise, your device might get bricked.

  • Jayfeather787

    Though CM might not have all the features that other roms have, I still like CM a lot. It is the fastest and most stable of the ROMs that I have tried, and it does what I need it. I do have a phone with Omni though, because I also love Omni. Keep up the great work CM!

    • A Skylit [S]unjΔy

      I like DSP Manager in CM. I am yet to find an equalizer that is as good as it.

      • ryan

        Try viper 4 android :)

        • A Skylit [S]unjΔy

          I used it for a while but I want something that works great without root. I only use CM because I have an old phone but I don’t want to root my brand new phone.

  • Dave Haynie

    Been running AOKP on my Galaxy Nexus — funny how all these open source projects can support this phone but Google can’t (but they certainly had some lame excuses). Not sure what I’d get switching over to CM. Either way, my original 4.3 environment had “rotted” to the point something had to be done (shame Google hasn’t addressed the performance rot issues — every Android device gets slower over time, and the problem isn’t reversed simply by removing or shutting down services). Under AOKP KK, this phone is faster than when it was new.

  • VaLeX

    Oppo find 7a? Not în that list, any time soon?

  • Nick Nexus

    I had a few issues with m7. My lockscreen was gone for some weird reason and there was a black outline in google play books widget.

  • Alfredo Benjamin

    Can anybody tell me if I can get cm11 on my Xperia l? I would reeeeeally like to install it on my phone, but ive never installed a custom rom before, can somebody help me out here? :(

    • Yasser Al-Dawood

      Go to or
      follow on-screen instructions. Very simple. Enjoy!

      • Alfredo Benjamin

        So I just install it and follow the instructions? And it WILL work on my xperia L?

        • Yasser Al-Dawood

          Without a doubt :)

          • Alfredo Benjamin

            Alright then thanks alot :)