It happens every now and again; you’re reading about some cool new thing to do with your Android device, and it says “Root required!”. Now you’re faced with a pretty tough decision. Do you want to do that cool new thing with your device, or is rooting scary to you?
If you have been longing for some nightlies on your Galaxy Tab 10.1, you can start the New Year with a bang, as CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies have finally arrived on the Tab 10.1.
Those who sport the Nexus 7 3G (tilapia) and the CDMA Galaxy Nexus – both Verizon (toro) and Sprint (toroplus) variants – can now get their CM 10.1 nightly builds.
We’ve known for a while that CyanogenMod 10.1, based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, is a work in progress. However, seeing as the first ports for Nexus devices have only been made available this past week, we would have never suspected other builds are very close to reaching nightly status.
If you happen to be a fan of CyanogenMod and are willing to live on the edge in terms of ROMs, there is now a CM10.1 nightly build available for the Nexus 4. In addition, a similar ROM is also being worked on for the Nexus 10 tablet.
While CyanogenMod 10 has recently come available as a stable release (for select devices), we are already hearing talk of the 4.2 merger — CyanogenMod 10.1. Except while there is talk and there is progress being made, a recent status update suggests any availability is still some time away.
Now that Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is officially out, we can’t but wonder what the first non-Nexus devices that will receive the update will be. We’re definitely not going to be surprised once we see CyanogenMod 10.1 roll out, even in early releases, for various Android handsets, but the CyanogenMod team can’t offer you a launch date estimate yet.
Apollo, the official music player for the popular CyanogenMod custom ROM, has arrived in the Play Store.
CyanogenMod 10 Stable has launched for a select few smartphones. While additional support is coming, the devices that are supported at the moment include the Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Captivate, Samsung Galaxy S2 and the LG Optimus Black.
We’ve suspected for a while that CM10 was going to be legendary once it was going to be deemed stable, but we’re hearing all sorts of exciting new things that make us think we’re still underestimating the project’s potential.