2012-04-04 07h08_25

CyanogenMod (CM) has long been the modding community's custom ROM of choice, and for good reason: it takes the goodness that is basic Android (AOSP) and adds a hearty dose of all-around improvement. The list of devices supported by CM is quite a long and impressive one (truth be told, they do a better job of supporting devices than the manufacturers do), and last night, cutting-edge nightly CM9 releases dropped for the Sony Xperia Arc (Anzu) and Xperia Neo (Hallon).

Definition: A "nightly" is a bleeding edge release that is built on a daily basis, usually at night after a full day's worth of new code has been committed.

It could oftentimes be unstable and not properly tested, lacking any changelogs, but eventually evolving into alphas, betas, release candidates, and finally stable releases.

No word yet on just how usable the builds are, but this is good news for Arc and Neo owners, as it means the devices are actively being supported at this point. Plus, who can complain about AOSPy Ice Cream Sandwich goodness?

[Source: CyanogenMod Downloads: Anzu, Hallon]

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • rockston backston

    My Neo finally will get ICS yaaay!!
    Scumbag sony, takes my money but don't give me timely updates.

  • ryan

    How would i possibly install the downloaded zip file into my xperia arc? thanks. i was so fascinated with the blogs i read, but dunno how to do it. it may sound stupid but i want it so bad, thanks =)

  • Patty

    Google is honestly the best way to know stuff guys. If you don't know something GOOGLE IT, it does work and it does help. There's no point waiting around till the answer comes to you, you gotta go out to it.

  • droidbest

    Does cyanogen mod 9.0 will work on Neo V model?