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Final CM11 and CM12 snapshots released, focus is now on CM12.1

The CyanogenMod team announced that it has pushed the final snapshot releases for the CyanogenMod 11 and CyanogenMod 12 branches.
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June 26, 2015
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The CyanogenMod team announced that it has pushed the final snapshot releases for the CyanogenMod 11 and CyanogenMod 12 branches.

CyanogenMod 11 is based on Android 4.4 KitKat, while CM12 is Lollipop. The reason why the custom ROM development team released a new snapshot for CM11 is the fact that there are still many users who haven’t updated to CM12 for various reasons. Offering a new snapshot means that CM11 users will benefit from security patches and critical bug fixes developed over the past months.

The snapshot images for CM11 and CM12 are now available from Cyanogen’s download page for a variety of devices, but these will likely be the last such releases for the two branches. However, there will still be some nightly and weekly releases for the two versions, until they are phased out completely this fall, with the release of Android M.

Currently, work is being done on CM 12.1, which is based on the most recent release of Android 5.1.1. Nightly builds are available for CM 12.1, but the team didn’t offer an ETA for the release of a snapshot.

Updating to the new builds doesn’t entail any special precautions, with the exception of users updating from CM11 to CM12, who are advised to update their recoveries. More details in CyanogenMod’s post.

Head over to the download page to see if the new builds are available for your device.