Of all the Android ROMs out there, few receive even a fraction of the love that CyanogenMod does. For users that like to flash ROMs and experiment with all Android has to offer, getting official Cyanogen support can be like Christmas morning. Today users of the HTC One XL and the old Verizon Motorola XOOM get to do a little happy dance as CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies have become available for the XOOM, while an experimental build is up for the One XL.


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.

The XOOM has mostly been forgotten by Verizon and Motorola – the last software update brought it up to Ice Cream Sandwich while the WiFi-only XOOM is on Jelly Bean. The One XL is mainly for the international market, but it's very similar to the North American One X – it has a Snapdragon S4 processor and LTE support. This device is running Android 4.1 in the official software channel.


CyanogenMod 10.1 is based on Android 4.2.1, so it has support for the quick settings drawer, photospheres, gesture typing, and all the other new Jelly Bean goodies. The newest build for the XOOM is a standard nightly, but the current One XL build is showing as "experimental." As long as nothing goes seriously wrong it should become a nightly as well very soon. If you're okay with some bugs, feel free to get flashing.

Updated to clarify difference between nightly and experimental builds.

[CM for Xoom, CM for One XL]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • http://twitter.com/zackeryfretty Zackery Fretty

    AWWW YEAH! Was getting pretty frustrated that my Galaxy S, Nexus 7, and Galaxy Nexus had CM 10.1 builds before the device I use the most (One XL).

  • http://twitter.com/rohanXm Rohan Mathur

    The One XL does not have official nightly support. We built one experimental build, but nightlies are not firing off just yet. Please correct this! Thanks.

  • Shane Passmore

    Hello. I am the maintainer for the HTC One XL for CyanogenMod.

    CM 10.1 for this device is NOT official yet. Your screenshot shows an experimental build we built using the buildbot because its faster to test such a small tweak we were testing.

    Please retract your statement about CM10.1 beng "official" for one xl users to keep them from becoming confused. There is an unofficial build on XDA that is working fine until the day I make it official after bugs are fixed.

    Thank you

  • Masked Avenger

    Also the LG Optimus 2X(P990) has 10.1 nightlies now! Check the BBQLog

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

      Sure does, got it a few days ago.

  • fixxmyhead

    "The One XL is mainly for the international market, but it's very similar to the North American One X – it has a Snapdragon S4 processor and LTE support."

    little dissapointed with u guys that u dont know your phones. the one XL is NOT for the international market thats for AT&T cuz they had to opt for the dual core s4 because they wanted an LTE modem. the international one is the quad core ONE X