These guys work fast, don't they? After "noticing some demand" for third-party CM 10.1-based ROMs on the new Nexuses, the team decided to go ahead and start rolling out official nightly builds, beginning with the Nexus 4 (mako). This is the first official CM 10.1 build to be released thus far, and is currently based on 4.2, as 4.2.1 just hit yesterday.

The team noted on G+ that builds for the Nexus 10 (manta) should be the next on the list, and will roll out "as soon as it's ready." All other devices will continue to get CM 10 (Android 4.1) builds while they finishing merging the 4.2 code.

If you decide to flash this build, don't forget to grab the appropriate version of Google Apps from here.

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Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Mike Loomis

    Hopefully my N4 should arrive today, but I don't know if I will feel the need to root it for a while, if ever. My G2 has had more roms on it than I can remember, but I don't know if I see the need to root a Nexus device, especially a new one.

    Heck, who am I kidding? I will probably find some reason. I always do.

    • https://plus.google.com/102290060063255149992 Alek Tritt

      I went from a G2(mine might possibly be the worlds most hacked phone) to a Galaxy nexus. I thought I'd be fine on stock for a while, but you can't kill the modding spirit.

    • http://twitter.com/JayCreations JayCreations

      That's what I thought when I went from my HTC Sensation to my GN. I should be getting my N4 today or tomorrow. The first thing I'm doing is unlocking and rooting. Can't live without Titanium Backup.

      BTW I suggest you at least unlock the bootloader before anything, that way you don't have to lose data when you decide to root.

    • Wam31

      Want some reasons ?

      Without even talking about all the useful "root" apps out there, the most important gains to root a device, for me, are :
      - You can control apps permissions (thanks LBE !),
      - You get more battery life ! I usually get about 30-50% more battery (blocking apps that have nothing to do on the Internet, depending on how many apps you install),
      - You can backup every apps/data with Titanium Backup,
      - You can flash the recovery and install CM if you want.

      Controlling permissions is THE main reason for me. So many apps I wouldn't install otherwise because they want to read my contacts or the phone ID, etc...
      Getting more battery doesn't hurt either...
      I, for one, can't find a single reason not to root your device. (warranty maybe ?)

  • holtr94

    The GApps page you linked to does not have a 4.2 build for GApps. The guy who was making the unofficial 10.1 builds for mako has a 4.2 build on his download page: http://goo.im/devs/KonstantinKeller/mako/CM

  • Arun Vijapur

    Waiting for 10.1 for Nexus S

    • http://twitter.com/navjotbatra Navjot

      They just got it working on the Xoom, the NS is next up :)