The developers of the awesome CyanogenMod 10 have this week announced that nightly builds are now available for a range of Android smartphones and tablets, including Google’s Nexus and Nexus 7 devices.
The mod allows some users to gain access to Google’s latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system before the handset makers makers it available and the Jelly Bean is officially released on those devices.
The full list of devices receiving the CyanogenMod 10 was published via Google+ and includes US SGS3 variants, Galaxy Nexus variants, Nexus S varaints, Nexus 7, Transformer and Transformer Prime, SGS1 variants (Vibrant, Captivate, International, and i9000b), SGS2 i9100g and P3 and P5 tablets.
CyanogenMod explains: “CM9 nightly builds for devices that don’t receive a CM10 nightly will continue (for the meantime) but we are changing the timing on them to be once a week instead (aka weeklies).”
Source: Android Authority
We recently heard that the CyanogenMod team are working on CyanogenMod 10, which is based on the latest version of Google’s mobile and tablet OS, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The guys behind CyanogenMod 10 have been working on their new release for a few weeks, and whilst there is no official release as yet for the Google Nexus 7 one developer, winner00 has ported CyanogenMod 10 to the Google Nexus 7.
You can find out more details about the CyanogenMod 10 port for the Google Nexus 7 over at the XDA Developer forums.
Avevamo annunciato diverse volte l’arrivo delle prime rom ufficiali CyanogenMod per HTC Sensation ed HTC EVO 3D grazie alle comunicazioni ufficiali ricevute sia via Twitter che su google+. Abbiamo dovuto attendere un giorno in più il loro arrivo a causa di un problema di compilazione ma eccole pronte finalmente per il download. Per tutti gli amanti delle rom CyanogenMod è ora possibile testare la prima versione per questi ultimi terminali android di casa HTC.
Suggeriamo al momento l’installazione di tali rom solo ed esclusivamente agli appassionati e agli smanettoni essendo ancora una prima versione con alcuni bug, in particolar modo a chi utilizza EVO 3D in quanto gli scatti e le riprese non vengono ancora fatte in 3D ed il bluetooth presenta qualche problema. Per il Sensation il problema maggiore di questa versione è rappresentato dalle riprese in full HD che portano ad un soft reboot dopo un paio di minuti. Per il resto ricordiamo che queste rom portano sui nostri terminali le ultime versioni di Google Android 2.3.5 e moltissimi miglioramenti. Per chi volesse seguire il progetto o testare già questa prima verisione ricordiamo qui il link per HTC EVO 3d e qui quello per HTC Sensation . Non dimenticate poi di riportare le vostre impressioni sul nostro forum dove trovate qui la stanza per evo 3D e qui quella per il sensation
Let’s see if we’re grokking this: Samsung is not only telling the dev community it’s okay to place custom ROMs on its flagship device, it’s actually encouraging the practice by handing out free phones? Atinm, the developer responsible for prepping CyanogenMod on the Captivate and Vibrant, took to Twitter to praise the manufacturer for sending him a free Galaxy S II. From the looks of it, Samsung sent the phone to a select number of devs intent on building an official release of CM7 for the GSII. Unlocking bootloaders has already become the new fancy with manufacturers like HTC, Motorola, and Sony Ericsson jumping on the bandwagon, but this is the first time we’ve heard of a company doling out free devices to the custom ROM community. Does this mean that, instead of enforcing TouchWiz with an iron fist, Samsung is looking at how this practice could actually benefit consumers? We doubt this will be the case for all of the company’s future Android phones, but wouldn’t you love to live in a world where it was?
We’ve recently seen Google crack down on rogue apps and patch some server-side security issues, but let’s not forget Android does have a small measure of built-in security: app permissions. But as with those pesky EULAs, many users tend to breeze through the permissions screen. And Android forces even the most attentive readers to accept or deny all permissions requested by an app. But the newest nightly builds of the CyanogenMod custom ROM include a clever patch allowing users to grant and revoke permissions individually — something like the TISSA security manager we’re still awaiting. Obviously playing God with permissions can crash your applications: with great power comes great responsibility. But we figure if you’re running aftermarket firmware on a rooted phone, you’re comfortable experimenting. See how it works in the video after the break, then hit the source link to download.
The G Tablet hasn’t been getting much attention of late, slowly fading into obscurity as newer and fancier slates come floating on down the river. Now, thanks to XDA member pershoot, Viewsonic’s Tegra 2 tab has a little extra spring in its step. He’s managed to get it running at 1.4GHz (a 40 percent boost over stock) and, with the ability to run CyanogenMod 7, this 10.1-incher is definitely earning a reputation as something of a hacker’s delight. Now it’s even easier to afford, too, with Amazon knocking the price down to $280. Cheap and tweakable? Really, it doesn’t get any better than that.