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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.

If you own a Galaxy S Blaze 4G, first and foremost, I'm sorry. But, you can make it a lot less horrible if you flash CyanogenMod 10. And as of today, that's something you can actually do, and that's kind of exciting.

The CM team has cooked up the first nightly build for the device (see nightly disclaimer above), which will bring you up to full-on Jelly Bean. And if you're coming from Gingerbread, that's like stepping out of a 1990 Ford Fiesta and into a brand-new VW Golf. It's shinier. It's faster. It does more things. Of course, nightlies do have their caveats, so as always - flash with care. Hit up the source link to get your ROM on.

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David Ruddock
David's phone is an HTC One. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, imparting a legal perspective on tech news, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • contriver87

    What's horrible about the Galaxy S Blaze? While it isn't setting any records it was a decent enough mid-range phone when it was released. It also has an official ICS update so anyone that keeps up with ROMs won't be on Gingerbread like the article suggests, either.

    • Jeebus

      Nothing "horrible" about it...the "writer" is just acting like a fanboy. Frankly, I wouldn't trust his link...go t the xda-developer guys.

  • M42

    I see the author has the HTC One X. I passed on this phone in favor of the Blaze. Unlike the One X that suffers from antenna and reception problems, a failing power button and dust leaking under the glass, I've found the Blaze to be a solid high quality phone. But being stuck with a phone with a myriad of problems on a two year contract would be enough to put anybody in a bad mood.