So you're a fan of custom ROMs, but you're not quite ready to live on the bleeding edge (or alternately, your device doesn't have a reliable Android 4.3 build yet). Fear not, cautious Android power user: the CyanogenMod team has a build for you! CyanogenMod 10.1.3 will be the last version of CM based on Android 4.2, and release candidates are now being posted for supported phones and tablets.


10.1.3 is more precisely based on Android 4.2.2, with all the bells and whistles that Google and CyanogenMod could shove into last year's release. According to this CyanogenMod blog post, 10.1.3 also includes a few last-minute goodies like Privacy Guard and SELinux, which were previously restricted to nightly builds. Speaking of which, a Release Candidate is exactly what it sounds like: a nearly-finished build that the creators think could be ready for general release. They tend to be much more reliable than nightlies. At this point, it might be more prudent to wait for a Stable (final) build after another one or two more candidates, but you probably won't find any horrendous bugs in RC1.

If you've jumped the gun and already installed one of the CyanogenMod 10.2 (Android 4.3) nightly builds on your device, you'll need to do a complete wipe if you want to return to 10.1 for the release candidate. And as always, you'll need the correct Gapps ZIP file if you want access to the Play Store and Google services. A Nandroid backup wouldn't go amiss either. At the time of writing ten device builds have been posted to Get.CM, and the rest should be finished sometime tonight or tomorrow morning. Remember that the build boxes publish in alphabetical order of codename.

Get.CM Release Candidates

CyanogenMod wiki - Gapps

Source: CyanogenMod blog

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Simon Belmont

    CM10.2 was JUST officially released for my B&N Nook Color yesterday. However, I see the RC1 for CM10.1.3, now, as well.

    I think I'm going to just finally do a full wipe and take the plunge on CM10.2. I've been flashing over the old ROMs since the original CM10, so time for a clean slate, haha.

    • Ixil

      Not trying to talk you out of it, but I flashed my wife's s3 (installed over 10.1) in recovery and there were no issues.

      • Simon Belmont

        Thanks for the tip. I might actually just flash it over top first and see how that goes.

        I've just been meaning to do a clean slate flash for a while. When I get some free time, I will.

      • Simon Belmont

        I took your advice and did a dirty flash over top of CM10.1. I am definitely not disappointed in the result. Android 4.3 on the old B&N Nook Color brings big improvements on speed and UI/animation smoothness.

        I honestly can't believe how good it is given how impressed I already was with Android 4.1 and Android 4.2 on the old girl. I guess those GPU improvements in Android 4.3 are a boon for old and new hardware alike. Looking forward to file system speed ups, too, after FSTRIM has had a go at the file system tree. Awesome stuff.

        • Ixil

          Yeah, the biggest thing for me is not having to force my wife to start from scratch. And the MMS fix for D2att is such a breath for fresh air.

          • Simon Belmont

            I'll also add that I've noticed a pretty big drop in overall RAM usage, too, with Android 4.3, compared to Android 4.2.2, with the exact same setup. Anywhere from 25% to 40% increase in free RAM on my B&N Nook Color.

            It looks like it's just reclaiming RAM more efficiently, something I noticed on my 2012 N7 and G'Nex, too. Overall, I'm very pleased with it considering it's just an early nightly build.

        • Tommie

          did you update from 10.1.2-encore to android 4.3 on your nook color? If so, how did you do it? I tried updating to 10.1.3-encore but it won't push.

  • Ixil

    I'm pretty happy with my 4.3 Nightly. This is good for those not yet ready.

    • Christopher Jansen

      I haven't found a way to get root on my device with that nightly. :(

      • Ixil

        Enable Development options and then within development options. Is root access.

        • K Victor

          it has root access but root checker say the device is not root yet , i done it Motorola razr, any help pls

  • squiddy20

    And still no 10.2 for toroplus (Sprint Gnex)...

  • tintin.92

    RC for I9100 (Galaxy S2 Intl)! Woohoo!

    • Joshua Hill

      Yeah it's nice to be able to have to something other than nightlies through the CM website. The other day when I looked they only had 10.2 nightlies and some tests which sounded even less stable.

      • David Marion

        When 10.1 was out, I wanted to switch back to 10.0 to get bluetooth working properly. After some searching, I realized that they have been also uploading them here: http://goo.im/devs/cm/i9100

        If you want to find even older versions (back as far as CM7), go to the directory for the old codename, galaxys2, instead of i9100.

    • Glen

      I'd given up hope on my S2 i9100 and was planning on a new phone. Any feedback on it's performance? I'd found CM 10 months ago to be quite laggy and went back to stock.

      Is there an XDA page talking about this version?

      • scissors_cut_paper

        All aosp ROMs on the gti9100 suddenly improved some months ago, when the Mali driver issue was solved. I've found them to smoother than stock for a while,though I'm running 4.3 at the moment,and I've got to say its even better,and unbelievably stable for alpha. Still no mhl on non stock though.

    • Liran123


  • Jamin

    Awsome news! Thank you CM-Team. Will do this little step back to have a full working int. S3. At the moment I can not think about something that I would really miss from 4.3....

    • sandeep

      Is there any screen flickering while using stock browser

      • Jamin

        I'm not using the stock browser but there wasn't a flickering on a nightly in July either. 10.1.3 works just flawless on my S3 :)

  • Jeremy Bieber

    Installed the 10.1.3 RC1 on my S3, works great. However, did anyone notice the loss of the Voice+ app. My icon disappeared and I can't get it to reappear.

    • Maxim∑

      yeah they took Voice+ out in 10.1.3 it will never reappear :)

      • Jeremy Bieber

        Bummer, any reason why? Will it be in the final 10.1.3?

        • Maxim∑

          thanks, I didnt know before either

      • sandeep

        Is there any screen flickering while using stock browser as if in cm 10.2

        • Maxim∑

          On 10.1.3? No its working fine

    • Thundervii

      Help The zip for 10.1.3-RC1 will not download on my Galaxy SIII. I had this same problem with 10.2.RC1 and had to recover, and restore for the zips to load properly!!!

  • http://www.eszoteric.com/ Eric Crawford

    If you are upgrading from 10.1.2 do you need the new GAPPS? Or is that only when you go to 10.2?

    • Maxim∑

      update from settings in Android, it will take care of Gapps to

      • http://www.eszoteric.com/ Eric Crawford

        Thanks Maxim. I flashed 20130812 after the 10.1.3 install just in case. Do you think/know if we'll have to Wipe once 10.2 is officially released?

        • Maxim∑

          NP :) since your coming from CM 10.1.3 you will not need to do a full wipe just clear the cache and dalvik cache in recovery to make sure everything goes smoothly .

  • http://raulgullon.com/ Raül Gullón

    Gapps link is broken, points to the CM blog

  • Marco

    How about the procedure with downgrading from CM10.2 to CM10.1.3 ?

    CWM -> wipe data/cache -> delete dalvik -> install .zip from card?

    • Maxim∑

      CWM/TWRP > Factory Reset > install .zip >install gapps

  • shokre

    Name shokre and I want android 4.3

  • nationalgeograp

    was on baked 8 - flashed CM10.1.3 after a factory reset / dalvik cache wipe. While google was downloading my apps from the play store... the phone turned off. When it rebooted, it was stuck on boot screen. I pulled battery, booted to recovery, attempted to do a factory reset / dalvik cache wipebut phone indicated that it could not mount the locations so the wipes / reset failed.

    Was going to do a restore...so pulled battery again, wanted to boot into restore, but phone will not turn on now. Tried holding down power with battery out, put battery back in - i see the camera flash fire once quickly upon putting in battery, but the phone will not turn on. I don't get the vibrate upon holding power button they way it usually does... no boot screen, nothing.


  • pis

    I updated to 10.1.3 on Sony Xperia T and when I talk the oposite site complains that they hear their own voice as an echo, did someone see the same?

  • kapil

    bahan ke lavde

  • shadow-assassin

    I have A galaxy s2 skyrocket from at&t. I'v installed multiple nightly 10.2 ROMs but non will reboot. Not even the 10.2 rc1. Right after they are flashed, they reboot and come up fine. But then if I try to reboot. It vibrates and doesn't make it past the Samsung logo. Please help. Haven't been able to get any support for months. Thank you.

  • Bishop