ROM news for the last month or so have been focused on KitKat, but if you prefer your customized Android software in a more reliable flavor, Cyanogen has you covered. CyanogenMod 10.2, the CM build of Jelly Bean 4.3, just landed on the download page. You can stroll over there right now and get your Android 4.3 on.


CyanogenMod stable builds are the most reliable and complete packages offered by the custom ROM team, and generally have no bugs or incompatibilities (or at least no more than the standard AOSP builds). They're generally preferable to nightlies or release candidates. While CyanogenMod 10.2 isn't available for all the officially supported CM devices, it should be coming to all recent Nexus phones and tablets and high-end hardware from the last 18 months or so. CyanogenMod's build machines complete and post the final ZIP packages one at a time and in roughly alphabetical order, so it will probably take the rest of the evening and part of the morning for all 10.2 devices to be posted to the download page.

If you're a regular ROM user, you know how this goes: download it, reboot into recovery, and flash. If you're coming from a similar CyanogenMod build you probably don't need to format anything, otherwise a full wipe is recommended. Remember to keep a backup around, because you can never be too careful. Oh, and don't forget your Gapps.

Source: Get.cm Stable

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.
  • Stanley Chan

    Waiting for my stable 10.2 for my i9505...

    Now cyanogen guys can work at full load in the CM 11 KK release...

  • Andy

    Now it's time for a mind blowing CM11 release!

  • http://teamfreewill.net Supernatural Online

    no stable release for galaxy s2 i9100?

    • Stanley Chan

      Are you kidding? Exynos is out of development.

      • Mehmet Fatih

        are you sure they wont release a stable 10.2 for Galaxy S2?

        • Stanley Chan

          GS2 int. Exynos? I really doubt. 4.2.2 was a gift for exynos users...

          • Telefunken

            10.2 is on my S3 (gt-i9300) and that's got exynos inside it.

      • mrjayviper

        Not necessarily. My t0lte has a stable build. Just lucky I suppose

      • Lalit Mali

        Without arguing much, I9100 is the device to get 2nd most CM installs ever and it definitely will get CM stable.

        @spntfw:disqus Keep an eye here:

        P.S. I'm using the nightlies and they're pretty damn stable. So there's no reason they won't release a build with a stable tag.

    • Arthur Dent

      With i777 there's not even anyone maintaining it anymore for CM, not sure how it is for i9100. But yeah, no further development from what I can see for GS2 Exynos models.

  • Guest

    Hey guys, quick question. For Galaxy S2, is 4.1.2 Stock Rom or CM 10.2 Stable would be more stable and reliable? I am not encountring much problems with 4.1.2 right now and I can keep using it. But I also love lots of features from Cyanogenmod. And I want to use the most "stable and reliable" rom for my phone. Should I go and flash this (Cm 10.2 stable) today or should I just keep using my 4.1.2 JB Stock rom? Thanks for anwers.

    • Stanley Chan

      I think theres a 4.2.2 stable for S2 exynos.

    • Lalit Mali

      Why not try both and decide for yourself? Both are stable after all.
      I personally have come to prefer CM and the holo beauty as opposed to TouchWiz(which I do like sometimes) and it's occasional lag.

  • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

    It is still possible to update OTA, right? I mean, when it becomes available. I already set it to search for updates daily!!

  • http://404err0r.com/ Henry Park

    it feels like they just ripped through CM 10.2 update.... can't wait till CM 11

  • irv

    Should I wipe data if I'm upgrading from cm10.1

    • Scott


  • Daniel McKenzie J.

    Everytime I see a Cyanogenmod post on AP I always think it's CM11 :( then sadly always dissapointed.

    • mustbepbs

      Well, now that CM10.2 is stable they'll be throwing all their weight on CM11. I'm sure official nightlies will start soon.

  • Jan V.

    I find it very weird there's little to no Galaxy S4 International support? Afaik the S4 is one of Europe's top selling Android phones.

    • Arthur Dent

      Is that the Exynos based model? If so, then it's probably for that reason. Samsung doesn't seem to be very open with their Exynos stuff and it makes life difficult for devs from what I've read.

      • Jan V.

        No it's a Snapdragon.

  • http://www.emuparadise.me/roms-isos-games.php rarely online

    Not a big deal since other ROMs also have updates that never get reported.

    I see you don't make a new article saying that Slimroms have updated their rom to the latest stable but hey bias reporting is the new cool thing nowadays.

    • squiddy20

      And does SlimRom have millions of user installs, making it the most widespread and well known custom ROM?

    • Telefunken

      They've not earned the reputation CM has by being around years and providing quality ROMs for a wide range of devices, have they?

  • Mohammed Bassit

    There is a new boot animation!

    • Nick

      I happened to update and reboot as I read your comment. lol. Wow

      • Mohammed Bassit

        Yeah, I wonder if Jeremiah didn't notice this, or he just didn't think it was worth mentionning!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ninjustin ninjustin

    I wish they didn't change the download page from get.cm. Now I have to remember a new location.

  • Scott

    Weird the xt926 has nightlies but no stable CM 10.2... not even the RC1

  • teolinux

    I want OTA for my XXX device and ETA for my YYY device!

  • Ramaven

    What about battery drain???

    • Mohammed Bassit

      I didn't notice any difference in battery use compared to CM10.1!

  • guillams

    Does anybody knows if it's released for motorola atrix 2 too?

  • ef

    Yes, Galaxy Nexus. Thank you, CM..


    The "Stable" CM10.2 for the LS970 is not stable when i installed it com.android.phone stopped functioning a it caused the sub kernel to crash. I had to rollback to 12/4/13 Nightly which i seem to not have a trouble with.

  • Pratik Sathaye

    There is no listing for HTC Desire X in the list..
    Can I use some other ?
    are there any chances for getting it for Desire X in future ?