CyanogenMod is arguably the most popular custom ROM for Android phones and tablets, and the latest incarnation is almost ready for final release. Based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, CM 10.1.0 is so stable that they’ve decided to issue a release candidate for it.
If you’ve ever flashed a ROM the chances are you’ve tried CyanogenMod. If you haven’t, then why not? I’ve used it on various devices, and every time it’s given them a new lease of life, and a fantastic support network whenever I had questions.
The CyanogenMod team take great pride in the stability of their ROMs and insist that if you want a bug-free version you should always wait for the final release. However, a release candidate from them normally has less bugs than most other custom ROMs’ final releases. So, there’s no real need to wait any longer to upgrade from CM9.
If you own one of the devices below and you’re partial to a bit of ROM action then read the instructions, backup your phone, then read the instructions again, then root and boot to recovery, scan those instructions again, flash CM 10.1.0 RC1 and cross your fingers as it re-boots.
Devices with CM 10.1.0 RC1 available
- LG Nexus 4
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus
- HTC One X
- Google Nexus S
- Google Nexus 7 (GSM)
- Google Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi)
- Google Nexus 10
- Asus Transformer Pad Infinity
- LG Optimus L9
- Samsung Galaxy S
- Samsung Galaxy Tab2 10.1 (Wi-Fi)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab2 10.1 (GSM)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (Wi-Fi)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (GSM)
- Samsung Galaxy S II (G)
- Acer Iconia Tab A700
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Sprint)
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Verizon)
- LG Spectrum
- LG Optimus LTE (SK Telecom)
- Google Nexus Q
- Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
- Samsung Galaxy Note (AT&T)
- LG Nitro HD / Optimus LTE
- Samsung Galaxy Note (T-Mobile)
- LG Optimus 4X HD
- Amazon Kindle Fire (1st gen)
- Amazon Kindle Fire (2nd gen)
- Hardkernel ODROID-U2
- Samsung Galaxy S II (T-Mobile)
- Samsung Epic 4G
- LG Optimus G
- Samsung Galaxy S III (Verizon)
- Samsung Galaxy S III (T-Mobile)
- Samsung Galaxy S III (Sprint)
- Samsung Galaxy S III (MetroPCS)
- Samsung Galaxy S III (Cricket)
- Samsung Galaxy S III (AT&T)
- Google Nexus S 4G
- Samsung Captivate
Please note that performing any custom modifications to your device will invalidate warranty and may cause irrecoverable damage. Coolsmartphone and its staff hold no responsibility for anything going wrong when flashing CyanogenMod or any other custom ROMs (but if it goes well, please feel free to thank us in the comments below!).
Want to know more? Head over to the CyanogenMod blog.