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Update: A post just hit the CM blog verifying what we all suspected: CM9 Stable for all devices will be rolling out tonight. As previously mentioned, this marks the end of development (aside from bug fixes) for CM9 so the team can focus on CM10.

The post also notes that the Maguro build that hit last night actually went up by mistake and shouldn't have been posted until tonight. As a result, a new build (9.0.0.1) will go live with the rest of the stable releases tonight.

Slowly but surely, the CyanogenMod team has been working towards the stable release of CM9 (which is based on Android 4.0). This, of course, is a necessary step before the team will move forward at full pace with CM10 (Jelly Bean).

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Now, the first CM9 release has made its way to the stable channel for none other than the GSM Galaxy Nexus (Maguro). At the time of writing, that is the one and only CM9 stable build available, but we have a strong feeling that more will start rolling out soon.

In the meantime, you can grab the download for Maguro down below.

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  • Joe

    Great, now the CM team can move on to working on CM10, which puts them right on track (maybe) for getting the first CM10 release candidates available just as Google releases Key Lime Pie at the end of the year, as has become all too customary. Fantastic.

    • Kenny O

      From everything I have read, the turn around time from CM9 to CM 10 should be quicker.....but I could be wrong.

    • Falasophist

      The only reason CM9 took a while was because they had to go back and redo a lot of it because of the changes that went from GB to ICS (since Honeycomb wasn't released). ICS was also released in October. With JB released last month and not huge changes between it and ICS, CM10 should be out relatively soon. They already have previews out.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Work on CM9 directly benefits CM10 as they share a huge amount of the code base, unlike CM7 and CM9.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

        Yeah, I mean aside from the notification menu, Google Now and a few tweaks/optimisations there isn't much else in Jelly Bean compared to Ice Cream Sandwich. I predict those CM10 nightlies to be quite literally around the corner.

        At least I hope because my CM10 pre-nightly has the really annoying random reboot issue and I want that issue nuked soon! :-)

  • Kenny O

    Is there any reason someone might want this over stock 4.1.1 or is this just about getting a stable release so they can move on to CM10?

    • Joe

      Well that is the point exactly - CM9 obviously has more custom features than stock Jellybean, the reality of it is now that that Jellybean is out there who really has any interest in CM9??? I have always thought of it this way - say a company that designs/builds custom covers and cases was working on one for the latest iPad. But lets say, while their custom case was going to be top notch, it unfortunately took them many months to design, and they didn't get it into production and on to store shelves until a month after the next version of iPad was launched. Sure, some people still have the old iPad (though many would have gone ahead and upgraded to the new hardware), but in many ways they've missed the boat, and now have a wonderful product that few people will want.

      To me, though they obviously put in quite a lot of hard work, time, and effort, the CM team is unfortunately stuck playing catch-up as Google releases these new versions every so many months. Maybe this will be a quicker update as some have suggested, so lets all keep our fingers crossed.

      • Sootie

        You realise there are a huge number of devices supported by CM9 that havent officially been updated by the manufacturers/carriers to ICS yet, for all of these devices its not playing catch up its being miles ahead, not everyone has a galaxy nexus.

        There is also the whole issue of touchwiz/sense/fluid etc vs how android is supposed to work.

        Obviously CM10 will be better however you are going back to nightly builds then so if you need a phone to be 100% stable with all features included and working then you have to look at CM9.

        Also CM10 pre nightly on my GS2 is awesome, no crashes, everything working and faster and better than CM9 rc's

  • Andy_in_Indy

    I think this highlights just how hard it is to move code from Gingerbread to ICS. It puts a new perspective on the few companies that phones have upgraded to ICS (i.e. The Motorola Razr).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

    This is great news, well done CM! :-)

    Looking forward to the official, Kondik-approved and Jelly Bean-based CyanogenMod 10 nightlies.

  • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

    I have the most recent CM9 nightly build on my Prime, any huge advantages to flashing the final build? Any improvements? I haven't noticed any issues with the current build I have.

  • Tyler Chappell

    It's exciting to see the progress they have made, especially since CM10 won't be far behind before it reaches this stage.

  • jeff419

    They left out supersonic #lame

  • kire

    The link doesn't work. Anyway if I install this may I void my warranty?