It’s really no surprise to anyone who’s been around the Android ecosystem for any time that CyanogenMod are giving some serious love in the form of nightly builds to the brand new Galaxy S III from Samsung. Samsung being one of the few hardware manufacturers who simply accept that there are people who will root and ROM devices so do not make it difficult to do so, in fact Samsung actively encorage and allow developers access to their devices.

CAUTION: If you’re considering rooting and installing CM9 onto your phone it’s a nightly build. Which means bugs, and lots of them!
The developer responsible for this issues the following warning (which I had to share since it made me chuckle so much)

* Your warranty is now void.
* I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
* thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
* do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
* before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
* you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
* Submitting bug reports on nightly builds is the leading
* cause of male impotence.

So while it’s not yet at a point where anyone; including the developer would call it a daily driver, CyanogenMod is making the move onto the latest Android flagship device. Knowing their previous cycle of builds this is the precursor to a stable mod that will certainly be capable as a daily driver. I’ve always liked CyanogenMod builds and once a stable build is out I’ll be looking to flash my Galaxy S III fairly quickly.

Source: XDA Developers.
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I use CM9 Nightly on my good old Nexus S, and I love its features… it’s like having a new phone that’s almost 2 years old.


hows cm9 for ram usage. im always finding im using it up on my gs3. i will probably have to swap it for the 2gig version if that ever surfaces.


There is healthy ram usage too. If u use a custom launcher most have a system persistent type option to reduce redraws. I do agree more ram would make me feel more comfortable but still.


hmm not too promising..

pretty disappointed with the phone tbh, i dont know how so many reviews missed this issue.

Hopefully theres a fix down the line or I might be doing something completely wrong, but only having 200mb available at most is pretty poor and most people should have no problem maxing that out. A lot of bloat on this phone.


I flashed cm9 yesterday. Its at the same standards as most other phones that have it. Its good and quick. But after flashing it I soon realised the s3’s stock Rom is quite well baked with pics goodness that having it rooted was more then enough for sure. So instead I flashes th latest European unbranded Rom instead. Hopefully this’ll see updates sooner then carrier specific ones!


@nathsgames Omega 5 is FAR better than stock….. (IMO) 🙂

Phil Tann

I don’t like some of the Samsung bits…
Such as “S Planner” it’s a GOD DAMN CALENDAR!
Seriously Samsung, SERIOUSLY?

Matthew Wilson

But it looks waaay nicer than the stock Android calendar.


Awesome, although from experimentation, stock is best at the moment for GSIII. Or at least just CF-ROOT kernel if you must have root.


LMAO I LOVE that disclaimer!!!