Hey Note owners - ready for CyanogenMod 10 on your device? Good, because the first nightly builds for both the 3G and Wi-Fi versions hit get.cm just a bit ago. Both are labeled as "experimental," so if you're looking for something super-stable, this isn't the ROM for you. If, however, you like to live on the edge and/or have been waiting for some CyanogenMod action, head to the appropriate link below and give it a flash.

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.


Galaxy Note 10.1 (Wi-FI)

Galaxy Note 10.1 (3G)

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  • http://twitter.com/TheGermian Roberto Giunta

    Sorry, but isn't CM10 the most stupid idea for something like the Note 10.1 (and the coming Note 2)?

    You're gonna loose all the apps and functions that came with the TouchWiz versions and just having a better stylus on a CM10 build isn't really worth getting the phone for. Or is there some mumbo jumbo the CM10 team did to port some apps or write some on their own?

    • GazaIan

      Not necessarily. Some people might just buy this tab for its specs. I won't deny, this thing is a powerhouse, but TouchWiz cripples the hell out of it. Give it Cyanogenmod and you have yourself a hell of a tablet. It just falls short on the resolution, but for a smooth stock Android experience, it's well worth the tradeoff.

      • http://twitter.com/psych2L Joseph Lee

        I decided on the Infinity over the note. The s-pen was great but the low resolution and keyboard dock pushed it over the edge for me.

    • Ibrahim Awwal

      Uh, the entire point of the Note is the stylus. The Touchwiz enhancements are kind of nice but always limited and are never going to get updated nearly as frequently as market apps for note taking for example. There have been several apps on the market for quite a while that are better than S Note, and the multiwindow feature really is not that useful in practice. Everything else is pretty much just a wash, not really nearly as good as alternatives on the market that receive much more frequent updates. And most apps use the standard Pen APIs that have been available since ICS so they work perfectly on CM10. Pretty much only Samsung's proprietary crap uses their S Pen SDK.

      • http://www.facebook.com/larsgbnielsen Lars Gyrup Brink Nielsen

        I definitely agree. The Samsung apps are just not that great :-(

      • http://twitter.com/AJ_Leight AJ Leight

        I wouldn't trade my Note for anything and I use the S-Pen rarely, if ever. Not saying another device wouldn't satisfy my tastes, but I don't think enjoying the Note mandates use of the S-Pen.

        • Ibrahim Awwal

          Why is it irreplaceable then? Are you talking about the Note 10.1 or the phone? Honestly if it weren't for the S Pen I would rather have kept using my Galaxy Tab 10.1, it's way more solidly built, and I don't think the hardware really makes that much of a difference, except for the extra RAM possibly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/truthkillszz Michael Berrios

    JB includes native pen support and their are plenty alternatives to the S Apps on the market

    • http://twitter.com/TheGermian Roberto Giunta

      Would be interesting to see if those drivers that are included are as good as the one that come with TouchWiz. I can't imagine Wacom open-sourcing their drivers. I know there is an API for the new S-Pen functionality (the hovering AFAIK) but everything else is something that should be compared.

      • http://www.facebook.com/truthkillszz Michael Berrios

        I have been using unofficial cm10 for a while now on my gnote 10.1 and i dont feel like im missing anything so for me they are just as good

      • Ibrahim Awwal

        Uh, I'm pretty sure they're using the same drivers. At the least the functionality and accuracy is identical. What do you think they're going to do, randomly add noise to the stylus position? The firmware is probably stored in ROM on the digitizer or something. Similarly Wacom functionality has always worked fine on Linux.

        • Rumble

          which version do you use? you get it directly from the CM website?? if so the Nightly version correct?

          • Ibrahim Awwal

            Lol so random. How the heck did you find this comment thread 3 months later and how did you not find the XDA thread or something? Anyway I use an official nightly, yeah, although I haven't updated to CM10.1 because Netflix is broken right now (the devs have a hack to work around it but they haven't been able to clean it up to publish it yet).

  • Daniel

    Found this review of it on xda forums : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePKZtvs7k20