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Aug 10, 2012

CyanogenMod 9 Stable Released

Yesterday, the team of enthusiasts behind the CyanogenMod software announced that their CyanogenMod 9 release has reached the gold status.

The first CyanogenMod 9 stable builds have been already made available for download, starting with the ROM for GSM Galaxy Nexus. However, it seems that the first available software for Galaxy Nexus was not meant for public release. The team notes that a new maguro build, marked, was set for release in line with the other CM 9.0.0 builds. “Builds for CyanogenMod 9 stable will be rolling out to our servers tonight. As noted before, this will be the end of the line for the ICS branch of our code; only critical bug fixes will be merged moving forward,” the team notes in a blog post. The new release comes with support for a wide range of Ice Cream Sandwich devices. While the focus will shift to CM10, the team will allow enthusiasts from outside to come up with ROMs for more devices.

“Tonight’s release is for the majority of our ICS supported devices, the stragglers will catch up, and we will leave the door open for merging in additional devices from maintainers, external and internal. The team itself, will focus solely on Jelly Bean and maintenance of the CM 7 codebase,” the blog post continues. For those who have been wondering why the CyanogenMod team continued the development of CM 9, the answer is simple: they didn’t want to leave things incomplete. Their satisfaction comes from achieving their goals, the blog post continues. “This release also serves as a release suitable for the masses, especially those who won’t have 100% functioning releases of CM 10 immediately or are averse to anything branded as ‘preview,’ ‘alpha,’ ‘beta’ or ‘nightly,’” the team explains.

Along with this release, the CM 9 nightlies have been discontinued. They will be replaced with nightly builds for the Jelly Bean-based CM10, and specific info on when these builds become available will be provided soon. CyanogenMod ROMs are not official Android releases, but they offer a great experience to users, that’s for sure. Those who would like to install them on their devices should know that they will have to root them and that they will void warranty in the process. Moreover, these users are the only ones to be held responsible in case anything happens to their devices during the rooting or installation process. Users interested in CM builds will find them available for download on this page.

Image credits to CyanogenMod


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