Getting tired of running the stock OS on your Xperia Ion? If so, official CyanogenMod nightlies are now available for the device (codenamed aoba). The first CM9 build hit get.cm just a bit ago, so you're only a download away from having one of the smoothest, best supported AOSP ROMs on the planet.


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.

Of course, if you do decide to give this a go, you're going to need the appropriate version of GApps, as well. Grab those right here, and flash the .zip after the ROM.

Welcome to the fold, Ion owners. Enjoy.

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

    Ouch, why has the Xperia Ion been so far behind?

    Having said that it's good to see CM9 come to this device.

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

      Probably because it came out way later than it should have and by then it was one of the lesser exciting devices.

  • http://www.facebook.com/anish.sasmal Anish Sasmal

    This needs an unlocked bootloader? Or would it be possible use this with the stock kernel?

  • Asakura

    Yay! Finally something good for Ion ^o^. I hate the glass bar on the other Xperia so much I decided not to buy any of them lol

  • Michael Goldstein