Cyanogenmod 9 gets a RC1 release

Cyanogenmod has been a favourite custom ROM for many people. With the release of the source code for Ice Cream Sandwich last year many people have been getting upset about when a stable official build of Cyanogenmod 9 would be released. Yes there were many nightly versions available either official or unofficial, but there is a certain section of people that will only flash the stable version of the ROM. Mainly people who need to rely upon there phone to not break during the day.

Well it is good news for those people, during the night the CM team have released stable ROMs for 37 devices. There are obviously going to be older devices that have been missed out and there are also some interesting devices to find in the list as well. Such as a range of Sony Ericsson devices and a range of tablets including both Asus Transformers and a whole host of others. The full list is here.

If you are wondering what on earth any of this means and you are interested in flashing a custom rom then you need to start reading up first. Head over to the Cyanogenmod wiki and find a section for your device. Oh and ask questions before you do anything, you can easily break your phone.

The Cyanogenmod team put the following up on their blog explaining the delay as well.

225. That figure represents the total number of days since Android 4.0 (ICS) hit the AOSP repos.

37. That is the number of devices receiving their RC1 build of CyanogenMod 9 today.

It wasn’t quick or easy, but we are extremely proud of this release and what it represents for us as a group. The jump from 2.3.7 to 4.0.4 in many ways was a fresh start for this project, and as much as the code changed, the structure and organization of CM as a whole changed as well. It meant a lot of hard work, and late nights, but also a ton of fun. We are in this for the challenge, and the reward is always the satisfaction received when we release it to the masses as a ‘stable’ product. This RC1 brings us a step forward toward that payoff.

As we’ve mentioned before, this release serves as the first wave of RC1′s. With the ‘core’ OS stabilized, our device maintainers will continue to work on their device trees to bring up more devices, this includes some of the newer releases as well as some from the older generations; but we’ll save that for another day.

Our issue tracker is now open for CM9 RC1, and can be found here. Please be sure to follow the instructions so your report isn’t marked invalid.

We’ve done some work on adding device names to the download list and a mouse-over effect on the filters to the left. In addition to the direct downloads, the torrents are live. A RSS list is available at

Install instructions are the same as that for CM7, with more detail available on our wiki.

Alright, enough talk. We are off to Google IO 2012!

Happy Flashing

One last thing. If you break your phone it is not our fault. Flashing a custom rom is risky if you do not know what you are doing. Be careful.

Source – Cyanogenmod