It has been quite a long while since I've heard the name "LG Optimus Black," but it seems that Team CyanogenMod hasn't forgotten about this once-powerful handset. The first CM10 nightly for the 4" handset just showed up on Get.CM, and unlike other CM10 devices, has made this jump directly from CM7.

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.


It's worth noting that this build is using a Gingerbread radio and won't work with v30 bootloader. Other than that, everything is pretty standard fare. Given that this is the first nightly for the device, you should probably be ready to encounter a few bugs; if you can handle that, then hit the link below and fire away!

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  • aNYthing6

    TI / Qualcomm phones seem to be getting CM10 support quicker than everyone else. Go figure.

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

      We all know NVIDIA platform support for Tegra sucks, and looks like Samsung's isn't the best either for the Exynos: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=31873214&postcount=7773. TI and Qualcomm, however, have been historically good about their platforms.

      • jusatin

        Can't agree with that sorry. TI released ics drivers for the processor used in p970 2 or 3 days ago, while my TF300 having a tegra 3 has had JB for ages.. Maybe the phone tegra is slower?

        • http://twitter.com/Pascalwb Pascal

          tegra 2 support is bad. P990 still without ICS. ICS/JB roms without hw acceration. And this phone P970 gets ics before P990.

          • jusatin

            Well, P970 got drivers under a week ago, so we are ~½year away from official ICS, if it's ever coming :P (and we got the drivers mostly due to high number of requests being send by the users to TI)

      • blunden

        Yes, that is true. TI and Qualcomm in particular is good at open sourcing both platform code and releasing drivers for their platforms at OMAPZoom and Code Aurora Forum respectively. TI even keeps some closed source drivers updated as binary blobs in their git to allow them to work with their newer open source code. Exynos is decent too, though not as good as the other two.

        NVIDIA is really bad. The code they release is often pretty useless unless you have the matching binary blobs and they don't release those. They have to be ripped from a device and they at least used to be somewhat revision-specific. In other words, not all Tegra 2 blobs work on all Tegra 2 SoC versions etc.

        Due to the success of Qualcomm's LTE-enabled SoCs, many manufacturers released US-specific versions of their flagship models using Qualcomm SoCs instead of whatever they used in the rest of the world. If it seems CM has been focused more on the US-versions lately, it can in many cases be attributed to that version using a SoC that is easier to bring up.

  • http://twitter.com/Pascalwb Pascal

    Oh, LG where is O2X release? Never tegra again.

    • jusatin

      LG has nothing to do with this release..