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're looking for a way to freshen up your Optimus 2X (read: make it not suck), the team over at CyanogenMod may have something of interest for you. CM10 (Android 4.1) nightlies have officially landed for the 2X (this ROM is not compatible with the T-Mobile G2X), and you can get the first build right here.


Developer Ricardo Cerqueira promises that even though this is an early build, due to LG's above-average support of the device in terms of providing source code and other resources, that it should be "daily driver" ready.

There are some caveats, though. First, you cannot be running a leaked build of Ice Cream Sandwich, because the bootloader is incompatible with the ROM. That means you'll need to do a rollback to Gingerbread or Froyo first. Second, if you are running an old CM7 build, CM10 should be flashable as an upgrade, but there aren't promises on that being a bug-free experience. You're much better off backing up your apps using Titanium Backup and simply starting fresh.

Anyway, hit up the source link to grab the latest nightly now.

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  • http://twitter.com/Droider_ Angel Cervantes

    All rite gonna give it a try tofay

  • http://twitter.com/Pascalwb Pascal

    Thank you Ricardo

  • oddbod

    great. 1st I'll download & install & then I'll buy Ricardo some beer ;D

  • aksolanki

    "due to LG's above-average support of the device in terms of providing source code and other resources". Forgive me but shouldn't that read as LG's below average support? In fact scrub that, because below average is a step up for LG. They promise lots, and then deliver nothing, They must have learned from MOTOROLA.

    • blunden

      They provide a lot of devices and support for certain developers. Less so for the general public perhaps.

    • Alvin B.

      I think he was referring to this specific instance. That is, the code was of better quality than the case sometimes is. Also, though it was for the su660, it included many of the tweaks for p990 and p999 already in place, so that saved a lot of work that would otherwise need to have been done.

      Now, I'm just beginning to worry about the utter and total silence about a p999 port. It was supposed to be trivial, but the lack of a single peep about it from arcee or anyone else who can actually do it makes me wonder if they ran into a road block or have just given up on p999 totally. Not even a "We're working on it, it's done when it's done" type post.

      • enantiomer2000

        I agree. Nobody has said anything about it. I really want JB on my G2x... :(

  • http://twitter.com/Droider_ Angel Cervantes

    well, the build is FANTASTIC, I've been playing with it for a few hours, it's blazing fast!

    Call quality seems to have droped a bit, and a freeze here and a SOD there, but overall I think it's almost ready for daily use, I'll keep it...

    • Mihai

      Can you please tell us how is the camera? Especially video experience(REC/Play)?

  • Andrew Boyle

    Ahhhhhh Just waiting for the G2x now. So close!

  • Mihai

    This version of CM10 still has the old problems with the camera video encoding, decoding?