The CyanogenMod team released the RC1 version of CM9 just before Google I/O started. A couple of weeks later, RC2 was launched, and now it seems that CyanogenMod 9 stable is trickling out for some devices. Well, truth be told, they’ve only released it for the Galaxy Nexus so far, which may be why the team hasn’t made an official post about it yet. I’m sure that once at least a couple dozen phones will support it, they will announce it.
Reaching the stable version of CM9 is a very big deal for the developers that have been working on it for so long, because it has been a huge project. When they started porting ICS over, they’ve had to basically [...]
When Google first launched the Nexus Q last month at Google I/O 2012 they made it publicly known that the Q had a USB port for general “hackability”. That statement alone and the limited features of the Nexus Q to some meant that Google wasn’t entirely sure yet what the Q could evolve into. Since it’s launch, developers have been busy hacking away at the Q, trying to determine new uses and add more functionality. We’ve seen the Q turn into a gaming console, be able to play Netflix movies, and launch some standard Android apps.
Developer Jason Parker has decided to step things up a notch by porting full blown Android, via CM9, to the Nexus [...]
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is barely a few weeks old and we are already seeing a lot of encouraging signs from the developer community, although manufacturers have been far less forthcoming in announcing their plans for JB.
Of course, when you say developer community, the first name that comes to mind is CyanogenMod. The CM team is already hard at work preparing the new CM10 (CyanogenMod’s version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean). The good news is that the difference between ICS and JB is not that big, meaning that we won’t have to wait six months to see the new CM10. The bad news is the differences are significant enough to require manual code mergers, which means that flashing [...]
If you’ve ever doubted the benefits of having an unlocked bootloader, now it’s the time to reconsider that position. The CyanogenMod team has officially released the latest version of CyanogenMod 9 (CM9) for most U.S. Galaxy S3 versions available in stores, with the sole exception (U.S. Cellular and C Spire have not shipped their Galaxy S3 yet) of the Verizon model, which as we’ve learned a couple of days ago, has a locked bootloader.
Verizon tried to blame the issue on Samsung at first, which caused Samsung to release a “Developer Edition” version that works just as well on Verizon, but has an unlocked bootloader. The only (major) [...]
The ICS version of Android has been a pretty strange one from the point of view of upgrades from manufacturers and also of the hacking community that are making custom ROM’s for Android phones, like the CyanogenMod team. That’s because ICS was a huge overhaul of Gingerbread. This is the reason it has taken (some) tablet manufacturers a couple of months to upgrade Honeycomb to ICS, but it has taken at least half a year to even start seeing upgrades from most manufacturers for smartphones. It even took Google itself 4 months to upgrade the Nexus S.
The ROM community didn’t have it any better, and it has taken them until recently to even get in the RC [...]
For those who have Samsung’s new Galaxy S3 Android super phone but want something closer to the vanilla Android experience, rather than the heavily customized UI provided by Samsung, then here is some good news for you. The S3 is now part of the official CyanogenMod 9 nightly build process and will eventually receive an official stable version of CyanogenMod 9 when it is released.
Due to the hard work of XDA Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD, the Galaxy S3 has been added to the listed of supported CyanogenMod 9 devices. Initial reports are that the firmware is stable and highly functonal, however there are a few minor issues:FM Radio: currently not supported, try [...]
The most well-known and stable custom ROM, CyanogenMod, is finally nearing its formal Ice Cream Sandwich release, version number 9. The CM9 build will be a speedy minimalist build of Ice Cream Sandwich, with all of the usual and tasty Cyanogenmod tweaks.
The Cyanogenmod team has branched their mainline repositories, ready for the code freeze that leads to the eventual release of a new version. In an official blog post, the team said:
“There are still a number of technical and organizational issues that need to be resolved very quickly, the plan is to quickly iterate through a series of release candidates over the next few weeks. We are still accepting [...]
It has only been a few days since ASUS released the bootloader unlock tool for the Transformer Pad TF300 and users of the somewhat budget-friendly tablet can already play with an experimental build of CyanogenMod 9, courtesy of XDA developer XpLoDWilD of Team HackSung.
Even though the Transformer Pad TF300 ships with Android 4.0, a lot of users would prefer a custom ROM such as CM9, which is based on Android 4.0.4, for its amazing extra features and for the well-known improvements in device performance. After all, there is a reason CyanogenMod is the most popular custom ROM available to Android users.
This is an experimental build and comes with its fair share [...]