CyanogenMod is one of my favorite Android-based custom ROMs, as previous articles will attest. Earlier this week the CyanogenMod team hit a major milestone with their 10.1 builds, based on Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1: CyanogenMod 10.1 M1.
In the past the CM team released builds somewhat haphazardly, with experimental builds showing up whenever they felt like it. More recently they’ve turned to a “nightly” build cycle where code from the previous day is compiled and distributed in “Nightly” builds. These builds are described as being experimental and “probably broken”, and should only be used at your own risk. Ironically, these nightlies have proven to be very stable — at least in my experience. I’m using CM10.1 Nightly builds on my Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 — all of which are stable enough to be my daily driver.
After a ROM had gone through many “experimental” iterations a “Release Candidate” was released. These versions were feature-complete and deemed stable enough for daily use. As a few final bugs were identified and squashed, new RCs would be released — usually two or three total. Then, finally, the Stable version of the ROM would be announced and made available to all who wanted it.
Starting with CM10 the CM team began releasing what they called their “M-Series” — a semi-stable build intended for everyday use, and released roughly each month.
Earlier this week the CM team released their first “M” build for 10.1, based on Jelly Bean MR1. Since then a few more Nightlies have been released, but for those wanting a more stable experience, if you’ve got one of these devices, you can grab a copy of CM10.1 M1 today!
- Samsung Captivate
- Samsung Nexus S (+4G)
- Samsung Galaxy S3 USA models (D2)
- Samsung Galaxy S (galaxysmtd/galaxysbmtd)
- Google Nexus 7
- Google Galaxy Nexus (all variants)
- Google Nexus 4
- Google Nexus 10
- ODroid U2
- Samsung P3100, P3110
- Samsung P5100, P5110
To get your copy, head over to Get.CM to find the build for your device.
How does it look? Hit play and find out!