Saturday, 11 May 2013

Availablility of CyanogenMod 10.1 For Galaxy S4

 CyanogenMod is one of the most popular aftermarket Android firmware, and despite some early suggestions that the all-new Galaxy S4 would throw up issues when it came to compatibility with CM. Steve Kondik, the lead developer behind the entire Cyanogen project, has taken to G+ showcase the very first Galaxy S4 builds, which are now available for the T-Mobile and Canadian variants of the flagship handset. 

How quickly the CM team moves in developing new builds, we’d expect the T-Mobile and Canadian S4 support to be swiftly followed by compatibility. In fact, the International i9500 is next in line, but since the team has yet to get hold of this specific variant to bring official support, its development has taken a back seat.

CyangogenMod 10.1 builds for the Galaxy S4 on T-Mobile SGH-M919 or the Canadian SGH-i337M model, they are now prepared and ready for consumption over at the CyanogenMod site. For those of you unfamiliar with the term “nightly,” perhaps a little background info is in order. The nightly builds are released every 24 hours, and as such, can often be a little rough around the edges. These “bleeding-edge” builds are aimed primarily at developers that wish to help the process of bringing CM 10.1 up to scratch.

As well as the nightly build, you may encounter “experimental” releases, which are released in-between nightlies. If you’re more of a CyanogenMod consumer than developer, proceed with the utmost caution. As Kondik himself notes, there are “a few rough edges,” but once these teething issues have been addressed, it should be safe for the less experienced among you to dive right in. 

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