21
Jan
1

With CM10, the CyanogenMod team started pushing out M-Series releases, which are designed to be a more stable alternative to nightly builds. In fact, CM cites these builds as being "mostly stable and ready for everyday use."

We saw two runs of M builds show up for CM10, which were followed by the stable release a few weeks later. Now, the team has released the first M build of CM10.1 for several devices:

  • Samsung Captivate
  • Samsung Nexus S (+4G)
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 USA models (D2*)
  • Samsung Galaxy S (galaxysmtd/galaxysbmtd)
  • Google Nexus 7
  • Google Galaxy Nexus (all variants)
  • Google Nexus 4
  • Google Nexus 10
  • ODroid U2
  • Samsung P3100, P3110
  • Samsung P5100, P5110

Of course, this is just a starter list and more devices will be added in the coming days/weeks. If you have one of the above listed devices and want to give CM10.1 M1 a shot, head over to CM's download page to get started.

[CM Blog]

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.

  • http://twitter.com/SvenDaWhoop Sky Sailor

    Will stay at Paranoid Android to see where this awesome Pie controlls are going! It's amazing!

    • fixxmyhead

      its a gimmick. doesnt work that good

      • bobhadababyitsaboy

        well* lol

      • http://twitter.com/SvenDaWhoop Sky Sailor

        It's a beta and should get even better with the next updates.

  • http://www.facebook.com/glazzi Leon A-z

    wow, my old captivate gets M-series releases and my "new" HTC one X does not have even a nightly... damn you HTC...

  • http://www.williamint.com William Aleman

    Have anyone used the Captivate M-Series, I'm still using it, it runs like a champ

    • Dan

      I've been using the CM 10.1 Nightlies on my Captivate for a month, and it runs very well. I am just upgrading to last night's M release now.

      • http://www.williamint.com William Aleman

        Care to illuminate the road for me, are they stable? I'm gonna use my Captivate for a long time, until the new motorola/google phone

        • ralhp

          cm10.1 for captivate is just as good as cm10. very functional. can't really say one thing that is wrong/ buggy about it. i'm loving it but my battery life is only around 15 hours with 3.5 hours of screen time with a 3rd party battery from anker that i bought 7 months ago.

          I can't say for bluetooth though since i don't use it anymore.

          definitely recommend it! the speed and battery are pretty much the same as cm10 with all the 4.2 goodness. No photosphere of course( no gyroscope in phone)

  • LiamBryant

    I've been running CM10.1 nightlies on my GNex since they launched and I've yet to have any unstable bugs or anything. They seem pretty solid.

    • http://www.twitter.com/RaptorHawk Hawk

      How do you upgrade? Need to do a wipe or just install over using cwm?

      • SickoPsycho

        You can just "dirty flash" without wiping data- just wipe cache and dalvik after flash. There is even an app called cyandelta that allows you to download a small delta file (~10mb instead of 160mb) which is actually just the changes from the last zip. Its a VERY handy app if you update every night or so. =)

        • http://www.twitter.com/RaptorHawk Hawk

          Thanks for the tips. :)

  • JG

    OK, I got to ask.... I noticed half of the devices listed are Nexus devices.... Is there really a need to install a custom rom onto a Nexus device - I mean it already gets 0-day updates straight from Google, and is pure stock Android.... Aren't those the two main reasons to install CM or another rom?

    • Chad Page

      AOSP support for Nexus devices makes them the easiest to make stable versions for, and the UI side of CM and other ROMs benefits from that. While it isn't as big a jump from [insert vendor skinned Android version here], there are usually quite a few nice tweaks in the ROMs.

      (There's no official 4.2 for the Nexus S, BTW.)

    • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

      CM provides tweaks to the OS that power users like myself appreciate.

  • Justice Seeker

    I dont understand, that means i can download the stable rom for the above list now? is it like that?

  • Daniel Roberts

    Running 10.1 M1 (d2vzw) and it's working great. No bugs so far and my battery life has improved compared to the 10.1 nightlies. I have noticed it is not as "zippy" or responsive as the nightly. May just be my device. Great rom!