Aug 09 AT 3:27 PM Dustin Earley 38 Comments

CyanogenMod 9 stable ready for release


Announced today on the official CM blog, Android 4.0 based CyanogenMod 9 stable builds will be released for a handful of devices tonight.

For months now, developers from all over the world have been joining forces, working together towards a mass release of CyanogenMod 9. Some two and a half months after the first release candidate made its way to 37 different devices, stable builds of the stock Android based alternative software are finally ready. For developers and users alike, the release of CyanogenMod 9 is bittersweet.

While it’s great to see team CyanogenMod’s hard work finally come to fruition, CM9 is practically dead on arrival. The release of CyanogenMod 9 marks the end of development for the ROM. From here on out, devs will be devoting their time to CyanogenMod 10, based on the newly released Android 4.1, Jelly Bean.

As far as why the developers behind the ROM would even finish CyanogenMod 9 at all, they simply didn’t want to leave things incomplete.

If for some reason you can’t find a daily-driver worthy Jelly Bean ROM, or just prefer to stick to stable releases, CyanogenMod 9 will be available from later tonight. The CyanogenMod 9.0.0 release for the GSM Galaxy Nexus from earlier today was a mistake, and the correct release will be available tonight as well.

Source: CyanogenMod Blog

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • AndroidLover

    Now they can fully work on CM10 for all our devices!

    Android for the win <3

    Can't wait for a jelly bean update + all the Cyanogenmod goodies!

    By the way, I'm still rocking a HTC Hero!

    • cwjones4

      I just upgraded from the hero to the galaxy s 3 this week. If you can, make the jump. This phone is incredible

    • LukeT32

      Agreed… I need some nightly action for my Gnex….. I used to use the nightlies all the time on my OG Droid.

      They don’t even show the Gnex on the list of devices on there sight..

      • Bpear96

        They list the codenames on there site, just CM9 nighties, but CM10 is coming soon im sure.
        Maguro =GSM gnexus, toro=Verizon toroplus=sprint

        • LukeT32

          yeah, i have downloaded some other roms based on CM10, but nothing official from the CM team…

          • clocinnorcal

            I was using SlimICS, and now I’m using SlimBean for the Vibrant. Both are based of of AOKP and a little bit of CM.

    • DroidRoca

      That’s wassup always nice to see someone holding down a classic

    • Jon Garrett

      I have a question and yes, its a noob question.

      Q. why would I want any CM mod over stock? what am I getting with CM that I don’t already have with ICS.

      • inviolable

        Many tweaks, performance upgrades, custom settings, removable bloatware, etc

  • abdullah ah ter-ror

    Final nail in the coffin for android

    • Trinhbo

      Crawl back under the bridge you troll!

    • Doan

      What does this comment even mean?

      • Dustin Earley

        Yeah… I don’t get it.

    • Homncruse

      Ignorant troll is ignorant.

  • Nathan D.

    For devs their work is never done since android updates will never stop coming (well I think anyways).

  • Dan13

    I haven’t rooted my Galaxy Note yet, this gives me just the excuse I need to do so. Does anyone know if S Memo, and all the other S pen goodies function on CyanogenMod?

    • Bpear96

      No they don’t, main reason to stick to manufacture based rom, is usually to keep the manufacture goodies. They get ported over sometimes, but other times, there to deeply integrated, into the framework etc.
      If you want to keep the samsung goodies, i recommend a samsung ICS based rom, with AOSP theme.

      • Dan13

        Okay, thanks. I’ll probably flash it, then find other apps with similar functionality. Or the other way around.

        On a side note; Android and Me has the best community in the tech blog world, hands down. Example: The post above this one.

  • Megan

    I dont need this, i already have an iphone which is working flawlessly right out the box! Android isnt working without this???? Seems Aplles has the much more sophisticated technology, thats why so many iphones are sold i guess

    • Bpear96

      Hmm last i checked android has almost %70 marketshare. Most android phones work perfectly fine out of the box, (im looking at you LG) But some people want to freely tweak there phone even more.. or want a more clean look.. iPhone more sophisticated.. that makes me giggle

      • Bpear96

        Installing this a rom, is somewhat similar to jailbreaking your iPhone, but ill use your word, and say that its much more sophisticated.

    • herbivore83

      You obviously have no understanding of open source software.

    • golfpedaler

      Mmmm…Simple phones for simple minds!! Android must be to complicated for them

    • iamXiV92a

      And you also managed to spell Apple wrong on your “more sophisticated technology” – nice job champ

  • herbivore83

    Can’t decide if want. I’m sure there are Gnex 4.0 Google Now apk’s out there, I just don’t want to leave my JB behind!

  • Nate B.

    They put the stamp of approval on this fairly quickly. CM10 time.

  • eldonabi

    How can I put cm9 on my g2x

  • mojeda

    I’m still waiting for my promised ICS update for my HTC Thunderbolt :(

  • true american (white)

    iOS 6 will blow this out of the water!!!

    • golfpedaler

      iOS 6 will certainly blow… Phones with training wheels…kinda like AOL in the 90′s

    • inviolable

      Wow,a racist and a dummy. Who would have known.

  • inviolable

    It’s not bittersweet for me. I can’t wait for CM10.

  • Hajdarovic

    Im using CM9 on my Samsung Galaxy tab 7.7 (i815) and it rocks!

  • jayant25

    I still haven’t rooted my HTC Desire but now i want to..can i get CM9 on my Desire ?