CyanogenMod 10.1.0 RC has finally ceased, and the general final release based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean has just been given the green light by the CM team. Details, as well as the all-important download info, can be found right after the break!
Custom ROMs are the way to go for power users of Android devices. No matter what developer you take and whichever flavor of a custom ROM you may want to pick up, some of the omni-present features would be faster updates, better modifications, root access, custom recovery, zip aligned APKs, deodexed ROMs, more features, ports from other devices and whatnot. Then, there’s that class of these firmware that hail from the Android Open Source Project, or AOSP, as it is better known. These ROMs are decidedly different from others, in their minimalist native feature set and more freedom towards change.
CyanogenMod is one of the most popular aftermarket Android firmware, and despite some early suggestions that the all-new Galaxy S4 would throw up issues when it came to compatibility with CM, it now seems as though those reservations were a tad overstated. Steve Kondik, the lead developer behind the entire Cyanogen project, has taken to G+ showcase the very first Galaxy S4 builds, which are now available for the T-Mobile and Canadian variants of the flagship handset. More details can be found right after the jump.
There’s no shortage of unofficial CyanogenMod versions for various Android devices, and sometimes, those even get merged in the mainline, providing better, more official support. However, it’s almost always more exciting to find out that a device is getting official ROMs from the get go. In that regard, the Nexus line up of devices has always received special love from the original CM team. It makes sense, too, since these devices are Google’s flagships, and whenever a new Android version is out, they’re the first ones to official receive it, even before the source code goes live on AOSP. The best should get treated by the best, don’t you agree?