Get ready to start downloading, as the CyanogenMod team has started pushing out its first release candidate for 10.1. The CM team only uses the RC moniker to describe software that is believed to be stable and reliable enough for regular daily use. If you are looking for a rock solid version of Android 4.2 for your phone, this is probably the one to get.


The timing is no coincidence, as this lands exactly one week before a new version of Android is expected to be announced at Google I/O 2013 (probably v4.3). As with previous OS releases, the CyanogenMod team usually pushes a final RC or stable release shortly after the launch of a new version from Google, immediately before integrating the latest code base with their own modifications. In a blog post, the developers acknowledge there will probably be no more updates to this branch.

We haven’t used the ‘Release Candidate’ nomenclature since the ICS days, but we feel the 10.1 branch is quickly approaching the point where a ‘final’ build is due. To prepare for that eventuality, RC1 builds for CyanogenMod 10.1.0 are now landing on our servers! This will be one of (if not the last) milestone releases before a 10.1.0 is pushed out. These builds will appear as they complete the build process and, as always, you can download the builds via get.cm!

Here is the list of the devices scheduled to receive 10.1:

  • a700
  • captivatemtd
  • crespo
  • crespo4g
  • d2att
  • d2cri
  • d2mtr
  • d2spr
  • d2tmo
  • d2vzw
  • e975
  • endeavoru
  • epicmtd
  • galaxysmtd
  • grouper
  • hercules
  • i9100g
  • maguro
  • mako
  • manta
  • odroidu2
  • otter
  • otter2
  • p3100
  • p3110
  • p5100
  • p5110
  • p760
  • p880
  • p930
  • quincyatt
  • quincytmo
  • skyrocket
  • steelhead
  • su640
  • tf700t
  • tilapia
  • toro
  • toroplus
  • vs920

If you can't wait any longer, hurry over to get.cm to grab RC1 for your device. The builds will be hitting CM's download servers as they finish baking, so if yours isn't available right now, check back in a bit.

Oh, and don't forget to grab the latest GApps.

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Cody Toombs
Cody is a Software Engineer and Writer with a mildly overwhelming obsession with smartphones and the mobile world. If he’s been pulled away from the computer for any length of time, you might find him talking about cocktails and movies, sometimes resulting in the consumption of both.

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  • Russ Brown

    Any idea where we can find a list of changes since M2?

    • BertrandsBox

      It'd probably be several hundred pages long judging by the few nightly changelogs I've seen!

    • ssj4Gogeta

      Diff the code :P


    Like nightlies aren't stable enough :D

    • nate

      I have had less problems in the month or two i've had CM 10.1 nightlys and M candidates on my VZW GNEX than i had with the official 4.2.2 release lol.

  • G3Sidhu

    hope 4.3 will not pose many problems before the CM team.
    btw stock 4.2.2 is quite good in terms of battery life.

    • Loren Cogar

      That all depends on your phone, battery life on stock 4.2.2 on the Galaxy Nexus is still horrible!!

      • mgamerz

        I can get about a day of moderate usage with the 2100mAh extended battery. It's like an extra 200-300mAh, so about 8-10 hours on a standard battery i would assume

      • dildo baggins

        I agree I just got my mom that phone and her battery goes fast

  • http://www.facebook.com/abhikurve Abhi Kurve

    Just wondering why hasn't The International SGS3 got the RC1?

    • http://twitter.com/SourabhSekhar12 Sourabh Sekhar

      the asshole team at samsung wont release necessary files for Exynos quad 4412 unlike qualcomm which released all necessary files for thier snapdragon processor being used in the US variants of the S3.the same thing will happen to the s4

      • Dart

        This underscores why I'm glad we got the Snapdragon 600 version S4. Qualcomm is awesome about that stuff.

        I wish Samsung weren't such dicks about it. Le sigh.

  • Markinho

    Just a noob question: Is the last nightly build the same as RC1?

    • nejai

      the nightly from the night before the Release most likely :).. after that incremental updates continues

    • Kelley Cook

      Officially no since the nightly is not supported, but in reality RC1 should be the pretty much the same as a 20130508 nightly release. There might be one or two patches different which you could check on http://changelog.bbqdroid.org/

  • Steve Green

    No encore? I am a sad panda.

    • CaptainSisko

      Its kinda sad that the Nookie hasn't gotten a stable or RC since 7.2.....

      • Dart

        Well. If I were you, I'd count my blessings that the NC is still supported so well at all.

        We're talking about almost three year old hardware. It's been through EIGHT versions of Android (if you count the experimental Android 3.0 and 3.1 Honeycomb versions), which is exquisite support.

        • Steve Green

          I do, it's just the nightlies have been so good I thought it would get an RC. No reason for it to not continue to get support, it seems to be trucking along fine.

          • Dart

            I agree. They've been great.

            Going to throw the RC1 build onto my Nook Color this weekend when I find some time. Can't wait.

    • Dart

      To be fair, the official CM 10.1 nightly builds for the Nook Color have been really good, IMHO. I've been using them since alphas and they've steadily improved.

      I'm typing this to you on my Nook Color running CM 10.1. I'm a happy panda.

    • Dart

      And just like that, the Encore has been added to the RC1 list. Just spotted it.

      Here you go: http://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=encore&type=RC .

  • the_banned_one_returns

    DAMN, no i777

  • Andrew

    No international Galaxy S2? Sad face.

    • Scott


      • Jon

        Man...Bloody Exynos. I finally left CM10.1 back to official because of it. And it´s really frustrating...I really loved all the google themes, and the performance. But the camera failing on most third party apps (or even translate), 3D apps freezing the phone...Seriously, those are hard bugs. It really buggers me Samsung never bothered in releasing some working exynos code.

    • pHyR3

      that's why I sold mine for $300 and bought a Nexus 4 for a bit more

  • Cherokee4Life

    Anyone know why they dropped support for the EVO LTE (jewel). It's on XDA with nightlies but not getcm

  • hanbeeg

    Any news on the DxO Labs DMCA Takedown for some of the HTC repos (like ville)?

  • Matthew Fry

    Too bad the Nexus 10 is still a stinkin pile of rebooting poo even on CM.

  • Sergii Pylypenko

    Bah, no Galaxy Note. On the other hand, there is Odroid U2 on the list, it's a $90 dev board with Exynos chip inside, which plugs in your TV.

    • Carlos Hernandez

      the galaxy note is there its called quincyatt and quincytmo

      • LAKAME

        I think he meant the N7000 :|

  • adamz

    For LG P760 it's not so RC, beacuse of audio bugs - sound is completely get muted after launching game (e.g. Hill Climb Racing) or while playing music when notification sound is played.

  • Unni

    AT&T Skyrocket users: I was on M3 and was running fine. After upgrading to RC, the phone disconnects from mobile network within 1-2 minutes of booting up. Had to go back to M3...

    • Unni

      Update: I guess it may be because I didn't flash the new radio something ...

      • chris

        I have the same problem. What do you mean by the new radio?

  • Galaxy Lover

    Installed the CM 10.1 RC-1 for Samsung T-989 Hercules (T-Mobile variant) to find a major issue with the waking the device from standby. Pressing the power button DOES NOT turn the screen on. Moreover, this driver still has an issue of randomly turning off. Please fix this annoying, yet, basic functionality issue.

  • kd

    how about galaxy grand duos sir?

  • Manu

    So it's due to effing samsung that I won't get a cm 10.1 stable version? F you samsung,