It was only just yesterday that we told you about how Superuser controls were to be lumped into the Privacy Guard on CyanogenMod 12, little did we know that the popular custom ROM would start rolling out to users just a day later.
CyanogenMod 12 is based on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, which is Google’s latest build of the Android OS. If you are unfamiliar with the title, Nightlies refer to a ‘beta’ stream of the custom ROM, which will include some bugs and omit a few features and hardware support.
Cyanogen Inc. say they are about 85% done the official stable release of CyanogenMod 12 M. For now, CM12 Nightlies are available for about 30 devices, including the Nexus 4, 6, 7 (2013 WiFi), OnePlus One, LG G3 and the HTC One (M7) and (M8). More devices will come online in the coming days.
For those familiar with CyanogenMod 11, you’ll find a few missing pieces in the CM12 Nightlies, including the theme engine, quick settings customization and ribbon mode, navigation bar customization, sound panel tweaks and the lock screen quick unlock. Specific devices may also find hardware like IR blasters to be inoperative. Such is the life of beta software.
Most important to this announcement is that Cyanogen is officially pushing CM11 to weekly builds, in an effort to focus on CM12. CM11 is on version M12 now, with M13 still slated for release, but that will be the end of the road for CM11.
For all the details, including supported devices, installation instructions and more, head on over to the CyanogenMod “L is for Lollipop” page.
Are you willing to try out CM12 Nightlies, or will you be waiting for the official release?