Saturday , June 23 2018

CyanogenMod starts releasing CM13 nightlies; Marshmallow for your devices


If you’re into the custom Android scene, you’ll know all about CyanogenMod, the custom firmware that started as a hobbyist project and quickly became a fairly significant force in Android. Just a couple of months after the public release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the CyanogenMod team have begun the release of CM13, which is based on Marshmallow, for owners of certain devices.

Bear in mind, these are nightly releases, which are inherently buggy and unstable, but for those hankering for some Marshmallow, this may be a good way to whet your appetite. Owners of the OnePlus One, Google Nexus 7, LG G4, Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, LG GPad 7.0, LG G3 (Verizon only) and Moto X 2014 can get on board.

The list is short, but this is deliberate; CyanogenMod wants to test the new platform across a range of devices including phones and tablets, but they will add new devices soon.

Trying out CM13 will require flashing custom ROMs and putting up with some bugs and instability while the development continues. However, the good news is that being nightly releases, there will be new builds every day or every other day, meaning bugs should start to disappear quite quickly once reports start going back in.

If you’re keen to give it a try, hit up CyanogenMod and follow the download links for your device.

Source: CyanogenMod.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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I wish they would bring the CM Installer back…

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can’t wait to get it on my LG G3 and Xperia tablet! thanks cm team

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Nexus 5X / 6P is out too.

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have u tested it on 6p ?

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