The first CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies for the Galaxy S4 will soon be available to download according to CyanogenMod founder Steve Kondik.
The developer posted on Google+ the announcement a few hours ago, revealing that the first handset version to get CM 10.1 will be T-Mobile’s (the SGH-M919 model) and that “the first nightlies will go off tonight”. Other Galaxy S4 models including the international GT-I9505 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 600-based) version will be supported in the future, as soon as the team will get those devices.
Kondik says that you’ll encounter a “few rough edges,” but they’ll be “ironed out in short order.” Of interest to him seems to be the touchscreen of the Galaxy S4, as it will support “Android’s hover events:”
The touchscreen on this device should support Android’s hover events. I’m looking forward to see what the community can come up with using this new feature!
Kondik posted just a few days ago a screenshot showing the T-Mobile Galaxy S4 already running CM 10.1, after expressing a day before that his concerns with the fact that AT&T’s version comes with a locked bootloader that will prevent Android users from customizing their smartphone experience with help of different ROMs.
Since then, word on the street got out that the AT&T Galaxy S4 bootloader has been unlocked, but the procedure won’t be shared with the public until Verizon launches its own Galaxy S4 version, also believed to come with a locked bootloader.
That said, let’s hear it from you, Galaxy S4 users, will you stick to the default Galaxy S4 ROM or will you go for CM 10.1 as soon as possible?