Nexus 4 gets first CyanogenMod 13 nightly build on its way to stable Marshmallow

Beside a very small sample of enthusiastic software tinkerers and risk takers, we don’t imagine anyone installed the first couple of CyanogenMod 13 nightly batches, given they brought buggy Android 6.0 to devices that should ultimately score official, stable updates OTA from manufacturers.

The Samsung Galaxy S3, as well as all those low-end LG phones are a whole different story, looking doomed to run Lollipop or even ancient KitKat as far as users who play by the rules are concerned.

For these types of gadgets, custom Marshmallow ROMs that have the potential to function about as smoothly (sometimes, more so) than official ports should be treated like a big deal, though flashing them too early remains ill-advised.

The 2012 LG Nexus 4 also joins the CM 13 party today, with an inaugural zip file brimming of M goodies, but system glitches too, tipping the scales at a cool 277MB or so sans Google Apps baked in. Granted, we’ve seen much older, much humbler handhelds like the 2009 HTC HD2 and 2010 Samsung Nexus S cared for by skilled independent devs.

Once again though, this is CyanogenMod we’re talking about, i.e. the largest, most committed online community of software modifiers, and so, those of you who nostalgically hold on to an N4 and refuse to settle for Android 5.1 Lollipop need not worry. In a couple of months, the 720p-capable, quad-core-powered 4.7-incher will move from the experimental nightly channel to the stable “Snapshot” phase, where you can use Marshmallow on a daily basis. Huzzah!

Source: CyanogenMod Downloads

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Adrian Diaconescu
Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).