In a feat that, according to the CyanogenMod team, serves "as an indication of potential," Jason Parker (aka kornyone) has managed to boot CyanogenMod 9 on the Nexus Q.

Starting with fastboot, adb pushing, and running "just about any sideloaded APK" (including XBMC), Parker has been pushing the Q's potential over the past week in an effort that has culminated in getting a CM9 build (based on the Tuna/Maguro repositories and prebuilt kernel) to run on the device. Not only does Parker have CM9 running on the Q, but he says that "overall it's functioning better than many devices I have ported on first boot."

Parker also notes, however, that the build is "very much a work in progress." While Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and "much else" works, sound is not yet functional and SystemUI experiences frequent crashes. The CyanogenMod team, when sharing Parker's post on Google+, was also quick to note that "this is purely in the 'what can be achieved' category, not in the 'we are supporting this' category. This post should serve as an indication of potential, not a final product (or even a goal really)."

Without further ado, here's video evidence that the Nexus Q is capable of providing the enhanced AOSP experience that CyanogenMod is famous for:

Via Google+

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  • mgamerz

    Cyanogenmod should make software for phones and sell them to carriers. It would be a lot faster than the crap the OEM's put out.

    • Freak4Dell

      It would be pretty cool to buy a CM phone from a store, but it's probably illegal to sell software that someone else puts out for free, even if you do modify it.

      What they should do is find an investor and buy a ton of phones, install CM on them, and sell those. Basically set up their own Nexus line of sorts, complete with a warranty and everything. I wonder if there's been any market research done on whether people would buy phones with a custom ROM so long as it was still supported under warranty and they didn't have to do all the flashing and whatnot themselves. They're already fast with updates as it is, but something like that could probably put them in a position as an official Google partner, and updates would come even faster.

      • https://plus.google.com/u/0/107214144202094295079/posts James

        You clearly don't know how the GPL works.

      • http://www.facebook.com/godspunk32 JR Carr

        Well, considering that Steve Kondik (Cyanogen) currently works for Samsung, I think it's safe to say that a lot of what you're seeing in the current and future releases of TouchWiz is heavily influenced by CM. I'd go as far as to say that further down the road, Samsung will probably try to just utilize CM as much as possible.

    • Philip Courtois

      As far as I know RepublicWireless is using phones with Cyanogenmod roms.