Jun 26 AT 4:00 PM Dustin Earley 45 Comments

CyanogenMod 9 Release Candidate 1 available now for 37 different devices

CyanogenMod 9

As of today, June 26, it has officially been 225 days since Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, has hit the Android Open Source Project repository. Manufacturers have been tweaking the update for their various devices, carriers have been hard at work adding apps and testing reliability for consumer handsets, and custom alternative software developers have been perfecting their own personal flavor of ICS with more ROMs than you can shake a stick at. Today marks a milestone for one of the more popular ROM developers, as team CyanogenMod has just announced the release of CM9, Release Candidate 1, for 37 different devices.

Yes, you read that right. CyanogenMod 9 RC1 has officially debuted on 37 devices including the Galaxy Nexus (GSM, Sprint and Verizon), Motorola Xoom, Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, ASUS Transformer, Transformer Prime and Transformer Pad.

In case you aren’t familiar with CyanogenMod ROMs, CyanogenMod is a totally clean, bloatware-free build of stock Android, with a handful of helpful tweaks and customization options. CyanogenMod is well known for being one of the fastest, stablest custom ROMs available. I’ve been using a CM9 Nightly (experimental test) build on my GSM Galaxy Nexus without any problems at all. With the white theme I have set up, along with the color adjustments and built-in notification shade settings shortcuts, I don’t think I could switch back to stock Ice Cream Sandwich if I wanted to.

To see if you’re device has made the release candidate list, head on over to Get.CM now. If you’d rather wait for the stable, official release of CyanogenMod 9, it should be available any time now.

Via: Droid Life

Source: CyanogenMod

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  • http://www.jaxidian.org/update/ jaxidian

    Dustin: What white theme are you running? Pics/links please!! :-)

  • YellowDucati

    I can afford this!

  • Jimmy_Jo

    The Thunderbolt is one of the most forgotten devices of all time. It seems like Verizon and Droid just don’t mix. The GNex …. to protect the feelings of the innocent I’ll say no more. The Droid Bionic (mechanically augmented fail?) The Thunderbolt (best lighting rod ever) The Rezound (a resounding fail, not that its a bad phone perse, but that no one seemed to care enough that it was actually decent)

    • JSW25

      Verizon likes specific Droids and the rest are just there. Verizon loves the Droid RAZR and that has been very well documented. The rest are just ignored.

  • http://pixelswim.com Steve Heinrich

    I can’t download this fast enough…

  • Dustin Earley

    Is the thunderbolt supported at all?

    • Division by Zero

      It is, somewhat. There is a Cyanogen 7.1.x build for the Mecha/TBolt as well as a bunch of previous “unofficial” builds such as Protekk’s Cyanogen 7.1 build 7 (I remember that one in particular because of it’s stability). When the ril is leaked to the public, there should (I can’t say for sure as I am not a member of Team Douche) be Cyanogen 9 builds. They had stated quite awhile ago that there would be.
      There are builds out there, such as TwistedUmbrellas Mecha ICS builds, but until the ril is leaked or released, the radios don’t work, meaning no phone, MMS, SMS, etc. WiFi will work, however.
      I have a TBolt myself, and while they’re getting a little long in the tooth, they’re still great devices for what they are, and a lot of people out there still have them, so I’m sure that once the ril is leaked, there should, hopefully be a half-decent selection of fully-functional ICS ROMs. Verizon did strate in the past that the TBolt would get an ICS upgrade, but they say lots of things *eyeroll*.

  • Shimz0rd

    No support for Nexus One :\

    • Dustin Earley

      I think it has something to do with the limited internal memory.

      • PacoBell

        Everyone seems to think that, but if you’ve spent any time in the Nexus One development forum on XDA, you’d know that we’ve long since debunked that theory due to the custom BlackRose HBOOT. No, the real issue is lack of kernel driver source for semi-critical hardware components (i.e. camera/video, USB tether, etc.) that HTC has long since stopped supporting. Everything else is working fine (I’m currently running it as my daily driver).

  • kwills88

    I was really happy to see cyan mod officials, that’s until i met AOKP, surprise you guys dont talk about it as much on here.

    • Dustin Earley

      The one AOKP build I messed around with had a lot of bugs. Milestone 4 I think it was. I should check it out again.

      • clocinnorcal

        Try Slim rom. It is available for all the Galaxy models (except SIII for now) and HTC One X. Its based on AOKP and some CM9. Very smooth rom!

  • sstang2006

    Can someone tell them it is a little too late for 4.0? 4.1 will be here tomorrow, 226 more days for them to release 4.1? :o

    • squiddy20

      4.1 may be here (previewed) tomorrow, but that doesn’t mean the source is going to be available that same day. Look at the preview for ICS, Gingerbread, Froyo/Eclair, etc.

      Besides, with the version numbers going from 4.0 to 4.1, rather than 2.3 to 4.0 (a *relatively* huge jump), means that it’s mostly the same. Minor changes. Just like 2.0 to 2.1 or 2.1 to 2.2. Won’t take as long for a turnaround :)

  • LukeT32

    I came from a rooted and highly modified OG Droid to the Gnex back in January and have yet to even root it….. I think this is a sign it is time. I actually just downloaded the tool kit last night.

  • w00x

    Is it me or is the One X missing from the list?

    • SGB101

      It’s missing :o(

  • duffguy123

    No OG Evo love :,(

  • Dane

    When will a final release be out for cm9 nightlies for sensation.

  • dmcm33

    Do they hate HTC or what..? There’s one device on that list by HTC that’s over a year old, and that’s it. Come on! Where’s the One S and One X at??

    • squiddy20

      1. Just a quick perusal over at XDA reveals at least one CM9 *Alpha*, and an “unofficial” one at that.
      2. There isn’t even a One-anything subforum (One S, One V, One X, One XL, or Evo 4g LTE) within the HTC section over at the CM forums. They’re all in the Unofficial Ports forum.

      Why you think there would be an RC for a phone that doesn’t even have an official nightly is beyond me…

  • inviolable

    Disappointing that they couldn’t get old reliable Nexus One up n running. I wonder if I should load this on my Transformer.

    • thel0nerang3r

      You should ask for a refund.

  • snowbdr89

    Sure would be cool if Samsung or HTC would drop their developers an replace them with the cm team so we could get a phone like the sg3 with cm9 pre installed!!

    • thel0nerang3r

      I don’t think you have used CM before. While you get a lot of features, you do get some odd issues every now and them. Most of the times, a device reboot works and you go on your merry way. Also, when I find an issue, I know that Google and forums are my best friends. You must never had a friend or relative ask you for technical assistance. If you ever had, you would be amazed at how awesome stable (while old) is for the general populace. Most people here will search forums for solutions for days before contacting their carrier or manufacturer for help. Now, Android has almost 1M activations a day. That would be an unsustainable call log to move to CM.

      • snowbdr89

        Hmm actually I have used cm many times

  • dVyper

    No One X :-( I can understand that a lot of work needs to be done for it though. Can’t wait til its ready!


    Every phone except the Amaze 4G (AKA Ruby)

  • skyflakes

    I think I’ll be finally rooting my GNex soon :)

  • MoSDeeb

    Running on my Galaxy Nexus – although I have been running nightlies for quite some time.

  • Dev1359

    I’ve tried using the nightlies on my Galaxy Nexus but I can’t stand the color settings at all, and I’ve tried to adjust them back to how it looks in stock settings (which looked perfect for me) and haven’t had any luck. Ended up switching back to stock Ice Cream Sandwich.

  • NamelessTed

    I have always enjoyed using and testing out CyanogenMod but haven’t found the need to use it since my tablet was already on ICS.

    Also, I forgot how awful the new “Cid” mascot is. The smiling guy on the far right is good, but the other two just look so adolescent. Ugh.

    • squiddy20

      I think they’re all various “versions” of Cid. Maybe…?

      • NamelessTed

        Yeah, I get that. I just think the two versions on the left look silly. There is the “angry” one for some reason. Then there is the punk skater version. They just rub me the wrong way.

  • cor

    Im new to roms but i have nexus s on cm9 nightly builds is it better to switch to the cm9 r1?

  • Snitzel Man

    No support for Samsung Galaxy S Plus?
    (I tried, but no luck)

  • Chris

    I’m probably one of the few that is still with CM7 nightlies on my s2 simply because there isn’t a CM9 stable build yet. I don’t doubt the CM9 nightlies where probably ‘stable enough’ months back, but as CM7 has been so great and customizable for me I didn’t bother to switch yet :) Can’t wait to switch to CM9 either way. Thanks to all the cyanogen mod team!