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Update: CyanogenMod is also ready to make its debut appearance on the AT&T version of the LG G2 (d800), and Verizon nightlies have returned.

For many of us, it's not enough just to get our hands on a new handset. We love Android, but we're just not big fans of the changes that manufacturers make to distinguish their phones from one another. Some manufacturer customizations, like Sense 5, are arguably more attractive than Google's own efforts. Others, like TouchWiz, are widely considered to be bloated. Then there's what LG's done with the G2, which we can simply call bad. Thankfully, CyanogenMod is here to help. Nightlies have landed for the international (d802) and Verizon (vs980) versions of the device.

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Update #1: CyanogenMod has pulled the Verizon version due to radio issues that make the ROM currently unsuitable for use on a phone. It was a nightly release, after all, and these things are prone to happen.

Update: #2: Rejoice, the Verizon nightlies are back!

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Update #3: CyanogenMod nightlies have also since appeared for the AT&T version of the G2.

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The G2 isn't alone. A CyanogenMod nightly has also arrived for the the LTE version of the 2013 Nexus 7 (deb). Sure, this device comes with Android as Google's envisioned it, but it lacks the many delicious goodies that custom ROMs have to offer. And if you have CyanogenMod installed on your phone, you might come to miss many of those features when switching to the tablet.

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You probably know the drill by now. Just be sure to grab the correct GApps package on the way out. You will be glad you did.

Source: Google+ [1],[2]

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Guest

    I don't get why there is a news for every single device supported by cyanogen mod? especially for nexus devices, there is no break through..

    • mesmorino

      a) It's Cyanogenmod

      b)It's a Nexus device.

      When those two are combined, nothing in the world can withstand their power. The way AP carries on you could be forgiven for thinking CM was the only ROM out there

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        It's not the only ROM but it's a base for many others out there, so when they start supporting new devices, tons of other ROMs can too. CM is a major hub a lot of them leech from.

        There are other ROMs out there, but none as organized and centralized. We do cover AOKP too, and once OmniROM is a bit more mature, I can see us starting to cover it too, as well as others.

        It's also all about communication - letting us figure out what's new, what's worthy, letting us track changes, etc. The CM team does a good job of it. The others, not so much.

        • A Black UI is the best UI

          Funny because more and more ROMs are ditching the CM base and moving on to using AOSP base instead.

          https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Auzhy7U8YwLodEtnZG9GMzdvLXI0N2RfWlV2NHNWNVE&usp=drive_web#gid=1

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            And how many of them support non-Nexus devices? Or more than 10-15 devices? CM has many positive qualities, and it's the most popular ROM on the planet, so yes, we're going to continue covering it.

            Plus, do you really think non-CM-based ROMs don't take device-related patches from CM? Come on.

          • A Black UI is the best UI

            You obviously haven't even taken a look at other ROMs with that attitude since they all support more than 15 devices and are actually open source and not being an arrogant asshole who likes bullying others so they can profit.

            Cover it all you want however when the whole focal incident happened and news of them close sourcing parts of their ROM God forbid you cover that we well. Bias reporting to paint cyanogenmod in a good light is just what we need.

          • AndroidUser00110001

            Almost...actually I will say all other ROMs get their device trees from CM. That's why when CM published the device tree for the G2 all other ROM makers came out with their ROMs. That's where the base of the ROMs come from what the original commenter was stating.

          • mrjayviper

            he did say it's all communication and I don't see other ROM teams doing that very well or even an ok job

        • dentou

          I do not think "leech" is the correct word. I thought CM Inc is open source and anyone can kang. At some point CM Inc is going to start becoming more close source.

    • Corey

      Because people like me that bought the Verizon LG G2 are waiting patiently (or impatiently) for CM. We rely on sites like Android Police to keep us informed.

  • James Heyneman

    G2 Verizon build has been pulled, there are a bunch of radio problems that makes it (almost) unusable.

    • http://bertelking.com/ Bertel King, Jr.

      Thanks. The word has now been spread.

  • mustbepbs

    God I hope someone brings this to the G Pad.

  • Logan B.

    I finally switch from Verizon and now Verizon ROMs come out for my G2. Such a sad day :'(

    On another note, is the International version of the G2 a catch-all for T-Mo, AT&T, Sprint, etc.?

    • Logan B.

      Disregard. Sources say that T-Mobile variant is following close behind!

  • A Black UI is the best UI

    And we should care because?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      You don't care, move along.

      • A Black UI is the best UI

        Bias reporting is fantastic, let's never ever show cyanogenmod's true face to the people.

        • Jadephyre

          Blatant bad-mouthing is also fantastic, which is what you have been doing ever since you arrived on this site.

        • Logan B.

          I think the way AP reports almost entirely Android related things is biased. They should give Apple and Micosoft some time to shine.

          • southstar

            Its called "ANDROID police" not "android , apple and Microsoft police" j/s

          • Logan Butler

            Sarcasm, motherfucker. Do you understand it?

    • Suhas

      Cuz some people who loves the stock Android experience sometimes awaits the announcement of CM support to a great new device to go buy it.

      • Problem?

        On the contrary, most people buy Nexus devices because there is no need to flash CM on a Nexus device for several reasons and the most important you don't depend in the mood of the developer or Inc. drama's. You have the latest and greatest Android release in a few hours after the announcement while CM users will have to wait until the sources are released and if there is any developer left to port it, then test it, find last minute bugs, wait for next nightly, beg and all this BS.

        • Suhas

          In my case, I do have Nexus devices and I still flash CM on them cuz there are little little things on CM which I want where stock ROM sometimes fail to provide.

          Your point on buying a Nexus device to have the pure experience and to have to the latest updates is fine. However, sometimes Nexus devices have limitations in terms of hardware especially compared to flagships (camera, battery).

          LG G2's great hardware and exceptional battery life is amazing (which I don't expect in the Nexus 5). However, the LG skin is a turnoff. Therefore the availability of CM support for this phone is good news for me cuz I might go ahead and buy it purely based on that.

          And I don't mind the CM updates coming a little later. I use the stable versions instead of the nightlies. I don't go begging for updates from developers; I just wait till they announce the availability and then flash away.

          • Michael Jordan

            I own the nexus 7 2013 and I have to say, I don't consider this device (hardware limited) Google and Asus did a very good job in the latest nexus device by going all out on the specifications by making sure every aspect and important hardware component is on par or above the industry standard for what is considered a high-end or "flagship" device, only having one downfall in leaving out expandable memory. Although your point being nexus products and limited hardware may have been true at one time, it is safe to say, that no longer is a valid argument. The nexus line is the Android developer/enthusiasts wet dream. Google finally made nexus what its supposed to be, pure android on a very high-end device that sets the stage for all other manufacturers, its Googles signature product it needs to be the best and now it is the best. I read you're take on nexus and that's simply not the case anymore, they just released the specs on the new nexus 5 and its a showstopper! You will definitely have stock android on an extremely high end device in Nexus 5. Its manufactured by LG by the way, the display is jaw dropping, 4.95" 1920x1080 (445 ppi) corning gorilla glass 3, the camera is the only feature on the phone that isn't over the top decked out game changer status but still a very respectable 8MP, the chipset is the most powerful to date on any device with the new snapdragon 800 running on 2GB ram! All of this should prove sufficient for my argument that nexus actually does provide a very high end device and Google is pushing the shit out of it, I know a lot of this is off topic but as a Google developer I am very excited to see this happening because it means the beginning of the end for the iPhone

          • Suhas

            Agreed about the fact that new Nexus 7 and Nexus 5 being top notch. Looking forward for the Nexus 5, indeed.

            Sad story about my Nexus 7 (original). I had it for a few months and afterwards it just died. Swam thru XDA and found the battery cable issue and fixed it. Worked for a week and then died again. Every since I couldn't turn it on.

            I got it down in the US and there's no Asus agent in my part of the world nor the warranty is valid here. So my $200 for that awesome tablet was in vain due to inferior manufacturing from Asus' end. I just wanted it to be perfect, but sadly things ddnt work out.

            As much as I wanna buy the Nexus 7 2013, I'm haunted by what happened with the first one. Therefore I'm leaning towards the new iPad Mini with Retina (which is much more expensive but reliable).

  • Problem?

    SO WHAT!

    It's easy to bring CyanogenMod in a Nexus device, even a noob can do that. The real challenge for a developer is to fix bugs in devices that don't have too much documentation eg Exynos and there CM failed. Steve promised to put some work on Exynos and he dissapeared while there are no Exynos maintainers left after the Inc. drama.

    • Cheeseball

      The Exynos SoCs are locked down. Blame Samsung for not giving developers anything to work with.

    • Jadephyre

      So, you are complaining that no one could give you a ROM for a platform that the manufacturer has not released any info for?
      I know that a lot of development is reverse-engineering, but you can only go so far with that these days before you hit a wall, which is exactly what happened.
      As long as Samsung doesn't budge, there is no way you're going to see ROMs for the Exynos platform, deal with it.

  • Dentou

    I do not think, it is news relevant every time CM Inc release a new nightly. Usually AP covers good stuff, but lately it has been one sided coverege. For one specific ROM and group of developers.

    • Logan B.

      As Artem has explained in the comments below, it's not so much that it's only CM-sided it's that they're the largest Android ROM community in the world. It's not really AP's fault that CM has regular updates and actually makes public note when a new device is covered under CM.

      There are also stories about AOKP, MIUI, and Paranoid Android. It's just that they aren't as public about their updates and don't cover as many devices.

  • Alberto

    This off topic but I never seen this option before

    • Michael Pahl

      nice one.

  • http://twitter.com/vicky4113 vicky4113

    Any rough ETA on cyanogen love for the i9500 :(

    • Logan B.

      "Soon."

  • duke69111

    Before buying the G2, having CM or a similar rom was a must. Not that I own the G2, rom'ing hasn't been necessary. 2-3 quick mods and its great assuming LG is timely with the updates.

  • Ian Smith

    2013 Nexus 7 is the first device I've never felt the need to have root on. I just can't think of a single reason really that would justify the effort now.

  • Dacha

    Guys, I'm on Verizon G2 and just flashed first snapshot version. Working fine so far, no complains. Nighties are also good for daily use