CyanogenMod 10 has been demoed via Google+ quite frequently on a number of devices over the past couple of months, and now the CM10 Team has taken to the Big G’s social network to officially reveal CM10 nightly builds, now available for a handful of devices.
CyanogenMod has become one of the most popular aftermarket firmware offerings out there, and the latest version is based heavily on Android Jelly Bean (4.1). In addition, there’s a plethora of features and goodies on CM10 which cannot be found at stock level on Jelly Bean, so if you like your Android modding and you’re running a compatible device, you may be interested in the nightlies.
As far as the list of compliant smartphones and tablets go, many of the newer and most popular are available, so most Android users should be covered. For example, the Vibrant, Captivate, International, and i9000B variants of the Samsung Galaxy S, i9100G iteration of the Galaxy S II, and US Galaxy S III variants can all handle the nightly builds, while those running the Galaxy Nexus (all variants) and Nexus S (all variants) can also join in.
The Transformer and Transformer Prime, P3 and P5 tablets are also compatible, along with the brand-new Nexus 7. If you’re an Android user running a device not listed, then don’t fret, for the CyanogenMod team has promised a host of other devices will soon be added once they, as the team notes, “gain their maintainers blessing for nightlies.”
This is a pretty landmark moment in the advancement of not only the CyanogenMod team, but the Android development community as a whole, and if you want to get involved, then head over to the official website with your favorite flashing gloves on.
Please note, flashing custom ROMs is not always a picnic, so please only attempt to install the nightlies if you’re familiar with the processes. The last think you’ll want to be doing is messing up your device, so we also advice you do your modding on a device you wouldn’t consider to be your “daily runner.”
Good luck, happy flashing, and let us know how they run for you by dropping a comment via our Facebook or Google+ pages.