Since the debut of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean back at I/O, everyone has been clamoring for CyanogenMod 10. With the addition of each new device to the list of those with official nightly support, hopeful users of flagship handsets like the HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy SIII wondered when their day would come. While most variants of the SIII have already received nightlies, the US Cellular variant (d2usc) joined that list last night, along with a few other devices. Included among the new inductees are AT&T's HTC One X (Evita), the HTC One S (Ville), and Sprint's Evo 4G LTE (Jewel).


As someone who's been tracking kushdeck's work with CM builds for the Evo 4G LTE (which just became openly available), I can confirm that CM10 (nightly or otherwise) already blows HTC Sense out of the water in terms of performance, speed, and – since it's based on AOSP – overall usability.

If you're the owner of one of the above devices, just hit the source link below and look for your handset's codename to grab the download.

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.

Source: CyanogenMod Download Center

Thanks, Rohan!

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1712821667 Andrei Poenaru

    I don't get it why this site suddenly is against everything Sense. It used to have a nice, impartial view on all custom UI's, and even they're generally not loved, AP didn't use to deny an actually good one. IMO, Sense has always been much easier and more intuitive to use than AOSP, and Sense 4 is a real beauty, let alone compared to the previous ones (yes, Sense 3.x did get too heavy). It's funny to see how a few writers here publicly despise HTC's UI but seem to omit saying anything about Samsung's embarrassing, stolen software. No offense, but I think you should let people deice which choice is right for them, whatever suits their needs and not spread your own choice, especially to new-commers who haven't had the time to make their own idea about everything Android. This is basically the whole point of Android, having your phone "blow out of the water" everything but what you need and like. AP has been my main Android news source from almost the beginning, but seeing what you guys have been writing lately, I am starting to look for a more serious website.

    • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

      It's not opinion that CM10 blows Sense out of the water - it's basically fact. It's a lot faster than Sense, to my eyes looks better, and as AP say, since it's AOSP, general usability.

      Maybe apart from Moto's new ICS UI, that's true any of 3rd-party UI. Samsung's is fast (or at least smooth and fluid), but extremely ugly. LG's Home -, well...just ugly...and Sony's TimeScape UI...not the best, but certainly not the worst.

      • lihu911

        Of course 4.1 it blows 4.0.4 out of the water, 4.1 has butter and would blow any 4.0 rom, sense or not.
        And maybe AOSP looks better to yours eye, but that is yours eyes, you can't argue on look that is individual.

        Sense have a better camera app, a better calender, a better email client, better facebook integration and fm radio included, , so i am not so sure about the usability.

        • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

          The Gmail client for AOSP 4.1 is the best mobile email client IMO. Never tried the email client (it's disabled on my phone), but I hear it isn't as good as the Gmail client.
          Better camera I do accept, Sense's is better. But hopefully the Android team recognise this and they'll give KLP's camera burst mode, being able to take snapshots for a video, etc etc.

          I personally don't like the gloss Sense has. It looks like HTC are trying too hard. Much prefer AOSP's/Google's matte, simplistic approach.

    • http://profiles.google.com/liamname Liam Spradlin

      I can assure you I write with objectivity. Sense on the EVO 4G LTE is objectively worse than AOSP. It has - and I say this after months of living with it - an absolute laundry list of bugs and problems that, in my mind, far overshadow Sense's minor victories.
      Since I don't own an SIII, I'm unable to make any statement regarding its usability informed by first-hand experience. For this reason any comment I could make about the usability of its AOSP builds would be irrelevant.

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

      As the current EVO LTE owner (and previously EVO 4G and EVO 3D) and a former SGSII owner, I have hands-on experience with both recent TouchWiz (though, not the one on SGS III) and Sense 4.0.

      After extensive use of both as well as CM7 and now starting with CM10, like @google-47b89f10f2a241661eef1fb55abbd570:disqus I can objectively say that Sense is the slowest and buggiest of them all by a long margin, including usability bugs that are more than infuriating (such as T9 dialing a contact you know for a fact you have, and Sense coming up with nothing, yet then switching to the contact list and clearly seeing the contact there - the list goes on).

      HTC did improve some things, but compared to everything they've made worse, the improvements are hardly worth it.

      Let me tell you - I actually liked Sense 3 and missed a number of things about it after going CM7, but Sense 4 is after using it on the EVO LTE (which may be worse than on other HTC variants), is a disaster, at least for me.

      And finally, regarding this spilling into our coverage - it's inevitable, and it happens because opinions are part of everything we write - we're not a strictly news blog where opinions are not allowed - we're a fan blog, and when we have personal experience with one thing that completely trumps another, we will mention it without reservation.

      I do want to ask you one genuine question: have you used CM10 or another JB-based ROM personally to be able to make a fair comparison and say that Liam's blurb was uncalled for?

      • Jason

        can I install if my HOX is 4.0.4?

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

          Doesn't matter what you have, as long as you're able to install CM (i.e. you flashed a custom recovery). Just don't flash the wrong build - EVO LTE won't work on a One X, etc.

          • Jason

            yes, but can I unlock the bootloader if I haven't up to this point?

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

            You should be able to do that with official HTC unlock - I've done it and flashed CM10 no problem.

  • derp

    So still no news on Tegra One x? :(

    • http://twitter.com/rohanXm Rohan Mathur

      Its getting merged right now. Should be merged whenever the device maintainer rebases the change.

      • derp


        • http://twitter.com/rohanXm Rohan Mathur

          It was just merged: http://review.cyanogenmod.com/#/c/22174/ should be coming if not tonight, very very soon.

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


          • derp

            Great news, thanks for the heads up.

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

            Looks like it hasn't arrived yet to get.cm. Watching it closely.

  • dunngh

    I was thinking "Do I really want to ditch Sense?", and then I read the bit about the One X. Now I want CM10.

  • http://www.keelstech.com/ Lee Keels

    So, what things are missing/not working on the Jewel builds?

    • Guest

      Been running decks Jewel builds for the past 2 weeks as my daily driver.

      • http://www.keelstech.com/ Lee Keels

        Not what I asked.
        Sent from my Android phone with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

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

      Installed it last night. Absolutely amazing compared to Sense, there's no going back.

      What doesn't work:
      - video recording (though I hear that's being fixed)
      - phone process FCs upon boot, but only one time - it doesn't happen when you use it after. So just press OK every boot, no big deal.

      That's it so far - everything else is fantastic.

      • https://www.facebook.com/MusicalWolf Todd Wolf

        I know there's WiFi Media just for on board music, but the DLNA streaming to the Media Link HD is also absent. Is there any known way of doing a full screen mirror with the device so apps like Spotify will play through the Media Link? If not, I may be tied to Sense on my phone for a little longer. Luckily, I've got my Nexus 7 for my AOSP fix.

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

          Sorry, I don't have any DLNA-enabled devices at my house, unfortunately, so I can't test that, and neither do I have experience with using it on the stock ROM.

  • Atheistics

    How can I download cm10 for sprint gs3?

  • saucermonkey320

    Im trying to install this rom but after the install is complete i get the htc screen then when the rom is supposed to boot the screen turn black why why why

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

      What device?

      • saucermonkey320

        EVO LTE

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

          Have you wiped data and cache after installing? I haven't had any issues at all.

          • http://www.twitter.com/morenicano Morenicano

            I get the same issue. I've done it at least 10 times. I've wiped the
            caches before and after the installation.... I've even erased the system
            and each time I get a black screen after the white HTC Logo start
            screen. Could this be because I'm S-On with HBOOT 1.15? Has anyone else been able to install this fine with S-On, HBOOT 1.15? I am rooted with TWRP

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

            I am S-On too, rooted and with TWRP. Maybe try looking up a link to the latest unofficial build by kushdeck (the maintainer) - I am running a new one he dropped in IRC which also fixes the video recording in non-HD, since the 2nd official nightly made the battery tank.

          • http://www.twitter.com/morenicano Morenicano

            Thank you! Do you know if it has a particular version number, date, etc to I identify it with so I can make sure I'm using the right one? I just got the boot screen to show now after doing the HTC Dumlock with TWRP but it still hasn't booted completely so I'm gonna try wiping the cache again.

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


    • Generaldizzle

      Yes, it is not working because of your hboot If you have hboot 1.15 u have to manually flash the boot.img that is inside of the rom after you install it in recovery. 1.15 doesnt allow the boot img to be installed in recovery for some reason.

  • robert90262

    Where's the gapps zip folder

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii
      • robert90262

        When updating to the latest nightly do I have to wipe every time ??

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

          Shouldn't need to, no, unless specifically instructed to.

          • robert90262


  • http://www.facebook.com/hutch.ingold Hutch Ingold

    The S-off S-on was a PITA but the end result was worth it! Very nice

  • Dante69

    Hey. Just curious; Ive been running the CMX (CodefireX CM10) Jellybean ROM on my Evo 4G LTE for the last six weeks and loving it. Then an update for the usual JEWEL ROM turned from NIGHTLY to EXPERIMENTAL on OCT2nd. What is the difference and why did they change it? Also what happened to the Codefirex Mods??