It has definitely not been easy, it has taken quite some time and there have been some bumps on the road, but CM9 is finally stable and ready to roll out to all supported devices. Everybody’s favorite independent dev team has managed to crack Ice Cream Sandwich once and for all and will now be concentrating only on Jelly Bean-based CM10 work.
According to a new post on CM’s official blog, the stable CM9 builds will get out in a matter of hours and will hit the “majority of our ICS supported devices”. If you happen to not find a CM9 build for your favorite gadget, though, there might still be a chance for you; they will leave the door open for merging in additional devices from maintainers, external and internal.
The CM team will, of course, be dealing with any “critical” bugs that might appear in their custom ROMs, but given their track record, we’re betting hardly any of those software updates will suffer from major glitches.
As for the first stable release of CM9 that got out yesterday, for the Galaxy Nexus, it appears that the ROM wasn’t supposed to be released before all the others and it did so by mistake. There’ll be a different maguro build for the Nexus available today, marked 22.214.171.124, but that’ll probably be identical to the one “leaked” hours ago.
As expected, the official end of CM9 development means that ICS-based nightlies will themselves stop popping up everywhere. Don’t be sad, though, because CM10 nightlies will take their place really soon and will spread the Jelly Bean goodness to all. As some of you might already know, the first CM10 unofficial alpha ports have been spotted online for devices such as the Nexus 7, HP Touchpad and Sony’s line of 2011 Xperia handsets.
We don’t have a full list of devices which will be supported by JB-based CM10, but according to statements from the dev team, the vast majority of CM9-supported gadgets will be treated with Jelly Bean goodness over the following months. We can clearly hope to see all CM9-running handsets get the CM10 treatment, considering that even the four-year old HTC G1 has been made to partially work on Android 4.1.
Okay, guys, show of hands! How many of you will be flashing one of the CM9 stable ports? How many are already enjoying a CM9 nightly or any kind of early port release?
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CM10 Alpha has been out a while for HTC Desire S too
Going to flash it when it comes to sgs2, I’m now using, if I remember correctly, wanamlite ROM with dream kernel. Dream kernel has amazing performance with good battery life and dual boot, try it I’m sure you will be happy :) and for overclock and undervolt freaks, it can be overclocked and undervolted (OV to 1,6Ghz!). But enough with advertising, I have a question:
Will CM9 come to sgs3
Flashed it (it came few hours ago), works well
The problem I have with CyanogenMod is by the time they release a stable build for their version of Andriod is because a new stock version of andriod is already released…I mean why should I install a CyanogenMod 9 rom when jelly bean will be ready for my s3 and most likely will be released before Cyanogen 10
Well there is a trade off from using custom kernels. If you stay with Jelly Beam stock you lose all the benefits that come with a rom like Cyanogenmod. I would rather have a nightly or RC build installed of Jelly Bean than a Stable stock rom from your carrier sans Wifi Tether, Kernel optimization, Battery Life, and Full Access to Memory.
exactly, test the nightlies out on every new build. if youre satisfied with full functionality and the nightlies are only bringing lame adds such as russian language support – GO WITH THEM
I’ve been waiting ages for CM9 (Stable) for my TouchPad, but now that CM10 (Jelly Bean) is just around the corner, I think I’ll wait for it. I’ve waited this long — what’s a few more months.
right on brother, i think if you have no issues with nightlies, stables are really overrated becuase if you look at the later nightly builds you encounter trivial fixes
I was on CM9 Nigthlies for my Samsung Galaxy S3 but I encountered a lot of bugs and ended up switching to Team Sonic’s FreeGS3 0.9 Rom. I will eventually go back to CyanogenMod 10 but I will wait for the stable release of CM10.
lol by then youll be upgrading
first off im a diehard cyanogenmod fan because they have so many rom tweaks such as having small icons on the desktop and successfully getting rid of the google search on the desktop. however, i couldnt wait for cyanogen to release jelly bean for my sprint galaxy nexus so i found a link from XDA developers to the EOS rom which works flawlessly (except that damn google search).
in closing i will definitely switch back to cyanogen when their 1st alpha build of cyanogen10 for the SPRINT galaxy nexus is available.
Just got cm10 alpha 1 for galaxy s sl specially thnx to dhiru…..
My pocketbible software keeps uninstalling itself on cm 9. Can anyone help?