27
Jan
GALAXY Note II Product Image_Key Visual (1)

When I was a kid, my grandfather used to always say "last to market, last to get official builds of CyanogenMod." Seems the old man's wisdom once again proves to be true, as official CM 10.1 nightlies just showed up for Verizon's variant of the Galaxy Note II.

Update: Looks like Sprint's version of the Note II just got CM10.1, too.

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For those of you who own said Note II, this means you can finally get away from Samsung's Playskool-inspired Technicolor UI and experience Android in its natural form. Well, maybe not entirely natural, but you and I both know the enhancements added by the CM team are useful, lightweight, and simply make the Android experience better.

If that sounds like what you want out of your VZW Note II, head below to grab the download.

[Get.CM]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. 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- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

    I assume features like Hover with the S-Pen are not included, as that's a Touchwiz improvement?

    • http://twitter.com/BlaqkRoxstar ناثانيل غراهام

      You are correct.

      • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

        Thank you! Pretty unfortunate.

    • josh

      correct. multiwindow won't work either, as that's tw

      • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

        Thanks! My Note 2 is in the mail.

  • hot_spare

    CM10 or any version of AOSP is useless in a Note. I am getting tired of them. By the time they release something stable, we will have another Google IO. I don't bother anymore. I stick to stock.
    It's fun initially, then it gets boring. Most of these have more glitches than stock ROM.

  • slabix

    I'm glad the CM crew working on the Note 2, but I think this will be the first phone I don't put on CM. The N2 ROM has been the fastest, most stable, and most reliable stock ROM I've ever used, and I can honestly say this is my first android device that I have no interest in experimenting with ROM-wise. And as for the TouchWiz skin, I don't know. . .using a launcher like Nova or Apex goes a pretty long way towards minimizing that problem if it becomes too much of a bother.

    • gltovar

      that garbage in the notification bar, those icons, the freaking popup when you plug in heaphones, the sound set, the hardware buttons, long press s-voice instead of google now, the lock screen are all things that bother me about touchwiz. =P

  • Christopher Robert

    I Have tried 7 different ROMs for the note 2, the best by far is Jedi XP9. BY Far!

  • jalen venable

    The CyanogenMod team never stops working and I love it! I'll never forget when I rooted my ancient Samsung Vibrant and I put a CM ROM on my phone, it was excellent! I've never looked back.