And the nightlies come in the niiiight! Or, in this case, in the middle of the afternoon. Today, the fine folks over on the CyanogenMod team have seen fit to release CM10.1 nightlies for several Nexus devices including both CDMA variants—the Verizon version named 'toro' and Sprint's 'toroplus'—as well as the brand new 3G Nexus 7 hardware. ROMs for all three of the variants are available for download on get.cm.

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.

As always, keep in mind that these are unfinished builds and no warranty is given that your device will function properly if you install them. Still, if you're feeling adventurous and want to try out an alternative take on stock 4.2, hit up the source link.

Source: Get.CM

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  • tanknspank

    Always wondered what the hold up was with Toro. Oh well, at least it's here now!

  • http://twitter.com/V3RDICT Jeremiah

    LOVE the Homestar Runner reference.
    And so my afternoon was wasted on http://www.homestarrunner.com

  • John

    Still not a HUGE fan of 4.2.x, but I guess I'll get used to some of the odd UI changes Google implemented.

    • woj_tek

      what 'odd changes'? (just curious)

      • mgamerz

        The terrible lockscreen controls, for starters. It's such a pain to have a PIN code and actually enter it from any screen. Why can't you just tap the bottom and bam, it brings up the standard one (the default one), instead of a bubble popup? And there is so much wasted space. 1 per screen? Really?

        • woj_tek

          OK... I've upgraded to the 4.2 and the new lockscreen is ANNOYING! Now instead of a simple swipe from left to right (finger eventualy slide over center and then simple unlock follows) I have to be more careful because I end up on the add new widget screen - uberly dumb!

  • Owen Finn

    Come on Nexus S!

    • NicholasMicallef

      It's out for Galaxy S, so I have no idea why it's not out for the Nexus S since they have basically the same hardware.

  • Nick Schiwy

    Got my toro CM10.1 goodness yesterday. It was kind of a pain doing all of the backing up and restoring because the ROM i was coming from had some issues but totally worth it now that I have a very slick looking device. Plus, it may be a nightly but CM puts so much work in before releasing the first nightly that it is easily daily driver material.

  • SickoPsycho

    I am psyched! Flash:thirty, folks! I have been on my current rom (which is also 4.2.1) too long and am stocked to finally get back on CM. I even installed a new launcher (Next launcher) to try to liven up my phone. The launcher is sweet but slowed it down quite a bit. Hello CM!

  • blakjakdavy

    +1 billion for Trogdor.