cyanogenmod-10.1-M3Like in politics  24 hours is a long time in the world of custom Android ROMs. CyanogenMod, the most popular alternative Android firmware, is updated regularly by its many contributors and there is a nightly build system which makes the bleeding edge releases available for download. However these nightly builds can, from time to time, be unstable due to recent and as yet not exhaustively tested changes. Because of this the CyanogenMod team started releasing monthly builds which are intended to be mostly stable and ready for everyday use. These stable builds are made for the most popular devices and now M3, the third monthly build of 2013, has been released for a variety of the best known phones and tablets including the Samsung Galaxy SIII, the Amazon Kindle Fire and the HTC One X. The full list is as follows:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab2 10.1 (Wi-Fi)
  • Samsung Galaxy S III (Verizon)
  • Samsung Galaxy S III (Sprint)
  • Samsung Galaxy S III (T-Mobile)
  • Samsung Galaxy S III (Cricket)
  • Samsung Galaxy S III (MetroPCS)
  • Samsung Galaxy S III (AT&T)
  • Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7″
  • Amazon Kindle Fire
  • Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
  • HTC One X
  • Samsung Galaxy Note (T-Mobile)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note (AT&T)
  • Samsung Galaxy S II (T-Mobile)
  • LG Optimus L9
  • LG Spectrum
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Sprint)
  • Google Nexus 7 (GSM)
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Verizon)
  • LG Optimus LTE (SK Telecom)
  • Google Nexus Q
  • LG Nitro HD / Optimus LTE
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab2 10.1 (GSM)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (Wi-Fi)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (GSM)
  • Google Nexus 4
  • Google Galaxy Nexus (GSM)
  • Samsung Galaxy S II (G)
  • Google Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi)
  • Samsung Epic 4G
  • Google Nexus S 4G
  • Google Nexus S
  • Acer Iconia Tab A700

CyanogenMod 10.1 is based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and the M3 snapshots can be download from  the CyanogenMod downloads page. If you wanted to try out an alternative Android firmware and you have one of the popular devices above then now is a good time to try!

Gary Sims
Gary has been a tech writer for over a decade. Prior to that, he had over 10 years of experience as a software engineer.