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Have you finished downloading CyanogenMod's 10.1 RC1 release for your device yet? If not, hit cancel and refresh your browser. Just three days after RC1 started rolling out, CM 10.1 RC2 has hit the download center, going up over night for forty seven devices at the time of writing, including devices from the Galaxy SIII to the Nexus Q.

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For those not sure why they should care about CM10.1 RC2, an RC or Release Candidate is basically a firmware release that the CyanogenMod team believes is up to snuff for a daily driver – a new-but-not-bleeding-edge release that's stable enough to rely on. The 2 means it's the latest and greatest.

If you're a CM fan or just love a stock Android experience with a few choice enhancements, hit the link below to see the full list of supported devices and grab the appropriate download.

CyanogenMod Download Center

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  • http://twitter.com/Lirodon Lirodon

    Already?

  • DuncanPerkins

    I wonder what differences made them decide to release RC2 so soon after RC1

    • Simon Belmont

      Probably trying to push for a stable release before Android 4.3 drops next week. Then the work begins on CM10.2.

      I wonder if we'll even see an RC3. It might go right to stable.

      • http://twitter.com/Bobby_Phoenix Bobby Phoenix

        A new nightly was just released right after the RC2 for the T-Mo GSII. They're coming so fast I can't keep up. http://get.cm/?device=hercules

        • Simon Belmont

          Yeah. New nightlies keep getting built even after a stable release is made available. They are built automatically, I believe. Until a new version of Android comes along, the nightlies usually keep on rolling (sometimes even after a new version is dropped).

          Generally, I don't flash a new nightly every day. I grab one maybe once a week or even a couple weeks unless a major change was made or a big bug was fixed.

          • blunden

            Yes, nightly builds are as the name implies builds automatically scheduled every night. They are built from the latest code in the cm-10.1 branch while the RC and eventually stable builds are built from cm10.1-staging which is under code freeze (apart from bug fixes obviously).

          • Simon Belmont

            Ah, good detailed information on the different build types. It's pretty much what I thought.

            Actually, it's exactly how we do our new software/code deployment for go lives at work, which makes sense, since it's all software. Good stuff.

    • blunden

      Some patches broke Panorama mode on pretty much all devices in RC1.

    • http://www.facebook.com/RDJCook Rob Cook

      Well given that there was a number of people, myself included, that experienced mono sound out of the right channel only when using both wired speakers as well as BT audio. Also there was a bug in the camera that caused it to freeze if you chose any option in the menu. RC1 wasn't quite RC ready ;)

      It was fixed in the next nightly and RC2 incorporated that fix. I switched back to CM10 when RC1 was released, upgraded to the next nightly and grabbed RC2 the next day all via CyanDelta updater. It's pretty rock solid fantastic now.

  • Simon Belmont

    Ha. I did a double take this morning when I went to grab RC1 for my B&N Nook Color and I saw RC2 above it.

    RC2 is running great. Very fast and smooth.

  • Gabor Visnovits

    Cool, just after flashing it to my Q, i'll have to do it again :D

  • Charlie Banks

    You say for the Galaxy SIII but I dont see it on there...

  • Konstantinos

    Android 4.3 on Galaxy S 2 9100? Damn, another pain in the ass for developers. My poor 9100, I hope you get it quickly. :(

    • Konstantinos

      Obviously I mean they release all those RCs so they are prepared to start working on 4.3 :P

  • john fragoulias

    Running RC 2 on my Verizon S3, smooth as butter.

  • Karthik Kumar

    Too bad Cyandelta only works with Nightlies and not RCs. I'll wait for the final build I guess. 07 nightly is enough for a daily driver for me as of now. But great work. Never even dreamed that a close to 3 year old Galaxy S would be running Android 4.2.2

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        That is all. Good night, everyone.

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          I'm pretty sure that's an indicator of the end times.

          • Simon Belmont

            Haha. Yeah.

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