Oppo Find 5 is one of the sexiest Android phones in recent history - just take a look at some of the photos in our review published earlier this year. At $499.99 ($569.99 for the 32GB variant), it's also cheaper than most unlocked high-end modern devices, yet it manages to pack a quad-core 1.5GHz Krait, Adreno 320, 2GB of RAM, a 1080P 5" display, a 13MP camera, NFC, and a 2500mAh battery.

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One of David's main complaints in the review of Find 5 was the software. As of today, this bullet can be crossed off if you're the adventurous kind not afraid to dabble in flashing custom ROMs. Following yesterday's announcement by CyanogenMod's Google Plus page, the first nightly build has just rolled off the assembly line, ready to be flashed. CM10.1 replaces the stock Android 4.1.1 on the Find 5 with the freshest brew of Holofied Android 4.2.2 in its pure AOSP form. With a plethora of CyanogenMod's additions, of course.


Note: The "EXPERIMENTAL" part of the file name is normal for on-demand builds that were triggered outside of the normal nightly schedule. This happens for initial snapshot builds a lot when they're first released so that we don't have to wait half a day for the next scheduled build time.

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.

Once you download the zip, proceed to the CM installation instructions for the Find 5 or the phone's CM wiki page in case you're interested in contributing to further development.

Source: CyanogenMod nightlies for Oppo Find 5