If you used to play around with CyanogenMod Nightlies, but switched to the more stable M-series releases, it has probably felt like forever since M6 hit the scene. Well, M7 is hot off the compilers, just in time to fill that insatiable need to flash your phone or tablet. Don't forget, the M-series has officially taken the place of Release Candidates and Stable builds, so this is considered the most reliable version of CyanogenMod available.


As always, remember to make a backup of your current ROM before flashing a new version. If you don't already have the GApps package, be sure to download and flash it for access to the Play Store and other Google services.

At the time of this post, only about 20 devices are listed, but more are coming online every few minutes. If your device hasn't shown up yet, just wait around a bit, sip on a tasty beverage, and enjoy the afternoon/evening. Before you know it, you'll be ready to install CyanogenMod's latest and greatest. Happy flashing, folks!

Update: The changelog has been posted on the CyanogenMod blog.

  • Common: Theme Chooser UI Overhaul
  • Common: Calculator app redesign (courtesy Xlythe)
  • Common: Performance Profiles
  • Common: Improved theming performance on low memory devices (~512MB RAM or less)
  • Trebuchet: Move settings to new slide-out panel
  • Trebuchet: Consolidate settings for home and drawer options
  • Media: Add FFMPEG support (expanded media format support)
  • Bluetooth: Improved support for new car audio systems and docks
  • Various small bugfixes, global and device-specific

[CyanogenMod DownloadsCyanogenMod blog]

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.

  • http://ignaciozippy.com/ Ignacio Zippy

    Timing… I just wrecked my N4 by going from M6 to the latest nightly for 4.4.3 and then downgrading back to M6. I wished they had delayed M7 for 4.4.3… oh well

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

      Remember to do backups before updates like that. And crossing streams is asking for trouble.

      • Kevin Taber

        latest nightly was 4.4.3

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

          I am aware of that. What's your point?

          • Kevin Taber

            i was replying to the thread numbnuts not directly to you unless you have a feeling you did something wrong

          • jonathan3579

            Egotistical prick much? You didn't reply to the thread, numbnuts. In fact, you replied to Artem and not the OP.

          • Kevin Taber

            i replied to the thread. if you will notice artem responded to Ignacio which is why his response is indented moronand why my response was indented. look before ya leap asshole

          • cabbieBot

            Someones a grumpy grump today. Go to bed, kid.

          • Kevin Taber

            i got your kid cabbie. so now you can shut your piehole too

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

            Take a look at the name above your comment, next to your name and to the right of the arrow. That's the person you've replied to. Disqus has no concept of replying to a thread, you reply directly to a person. Always a specific person.

            Oh, and for your attitude and immediate name calling, also take a look at the ban message. It's quite amusing.

          • WestFiasco

            Yea, practice what you preach and look before you leap.

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

            Who's the numbnuts now?

          • http://ignaciozippy.com/ Ignacio Zippy

            I didn't want to start a fight (?) D:

        • Guest

          You should always make sure only "New Versions" is selected in the CM updater.

          That way, you only see newer builds.

      • http://ignaciozippy.com/ Ignacio Zippy

        Of course. But I didn't have enough space for the backup and I still can manage to save some app data from Titanium. I thought we could cross streams from M to nightly.

        It seems to be radio related, can someone confirm if 4.4.3 on mako needs a new radio, please? Thanks

    • A Skylit [S]unjΔy

      You are warned not to go from the latest nightly to an M build.

      • http://ignaciozippy.com/ Ignacio Zippy

        I know, thanks, I don't know what I was thinking. I was just commenting on the timing for the M7, I'd have waited two more weeks for an M7 with 4.4.3.

        Wiped and flashed the nightly, everything alright now, including the radio issue that led me into wrecking everything.

        • A Skylit [S]unjΔy

          It's great that the phone is working, better than a brick. Maybe they will fix the radio in another build.

  • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

    The most reliable version is actually 10.3. The M builds are the most reliable CM11 version. This is what I understood, at least; the "stable" label still exists, it just isn't applied to a version until a new one comes out (for instance, when they start work on CM11.1/CM12, CM11's most recent M build will become stable).

    • Scott Busche

      FYI, M is the new stable, see this AP article or the CM blog post linked in said article - http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/05/05/cyanogenmod-team-m-builds-are-the-new-stable-releases-2-week-release-cycle-is-coming/

      • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

        Even though they said "Don’t expect a build labelled ‘stable’", wouldn't it be logical to label the last release of a version the stable one (since it won't be receiving any more updates)?

        • ThatGuyzx

          A "final version" is different than it just being stable. I think they want users to get away from users thinking the M series or other releases aren't reliable enough for regular use.

          • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

            Got it... It makes sense =)


    how am i supposed to know what android version of every build?
    omnirom includes the android version in the name of the zip file.

    • Kevin Taber

      probably have to look at change log first

    • WitnessG

      M7 is not 4.4.3. The code for M7 was frozen last week and 4.4.3 came out this week.


        you're right. checked the build.prop file like the "police founder" suggested and found that it's 4.4.2

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

      Easiest way is probably to download and look at the build prop inside.

  • Nick Nexus

    Is CyanogenMod compatible with this?


    • WitnessG

      Yes, you can use PA's Gapps with CM.

      • Nick Nexus


        One more thing:
        Does the CM have the force enable navigation bar (like omnirom) option in settings without disabling the hardware buttons?

    • Stanley C.

      Whats about these PA gapps? Theyre better?

      • Marcell Lévai

        Their gapps work with art, and they constantly update them to the latest versions. They have multiple packages for everyone's needs.

      • Brendan McCoy

        Absolutely. Cyanogenmod's GApps are crappy because they don't ever update their apps to the latest versions, making you have to update them through Google Play every time you flash them.

    • Brendan McCoy

      PA's GApps work amazing on Cyanogenmod as long as you get the right version (4.4.2 for the M7 snapshot, or 4.4.3 for the latest nightlies.)

      To force-enable software buttons, add this line to your build.prop (you'll have to re-add it to your build.prop every time you update Cyanogenmod):


      • Nick Nexus

        Yes, you're right about the gapps. I installed the correct zip and everything's working fine.

        As for navigation bar, I already know about that line (but I believe it's qemu not qmenu). I was just wondering if there was an option in settings.

        Btw, my lockscreen totally disappeared... I don't see it anymore. Everytime I tried to unlock my device it jumps right to the homescreen instead of the lockscreen. What should I do?

  • Stanley C.

    So CM devs were not faking... M release are niw monthlies releases...

    • WitnessG

      M releases have been monthly releases for a long time.

  • black

    Does this fix the M6 system ui crash?

    • Simon Belmont

      Yes. It was fixed a couple weeks ago in the nightlies.

      But this is the first snapshot where it's fixed. I can confirm that pulling down the notification bar doesn't crash it anymore on my B&N Nook Color.

      • black

        Thanks. I'll give it a try.

  • jclgan

    Not impressed with the snapshot builds from CM11... they've been wreaking havoc on my Galaxy Nexus (e.g. would freeze up every time a notification would appear, then crash and reboot, heat up a crazy amount), Just flashed Paranoid Android and it's running much better.

    • YouNex

      I've a Gnex too
      With nightlies before M7
      SystemUI crashes, freezes, reboots, hot reboots, lags...
      I think about PA too

    • Simon Belmont

      That was happening on my B&N Nook Color on CM11, too. I believe it was a common problem with the System UI crashing for pretty much any device using CM11.

      They fixed that a week or two ago (after the M6 snapshot) in the nightlies. Like the guy below me said, the M7 snapshot has it fixed, too.

      • jclgan

        Yeah I had the M1 snapshot build installed before and it was relatively stable, then M7 actually made it go all to hell. Factory resetting seemed to help somewhat but then problems kicked up a couple days later, so I then decided to give another ROM a go. Preferred CM over AOKP, but PA is decent, if less customizable and settings are decentralized.

    • Imparus

      My favorite are the one where you use your own song in the alarm, which will cause it to go crazy, when it was suppose to stop after the 10min. Instead you get the alarm constantly restarting itself, until it have burned down the battery and if you are charging it will just keep getting warmer :-/

  • http://itinkerstuff.blogspot.com/ Mark Lester Buenaobra

    Is it available for Hammerhead? Just wondering... haven't checked yet.

    • huehue


      • Togg

        Actually, no. it's not available yet, but should be.

  • Renan Lazarotto

    Somebody here have a Moto X and uses CM? I'd like to ask what is missing from the stock semi AOSP in CM... like the smart screens and the voice command... I bet that they aren't in CM, right?

    • Simon Belmont

      No. They aren't.

      It really is mostly plain old AOSP Android. With some CM customizations under the hood.

      • Renan Lazarotto

        So you mean that CM has the exaclty same voice commands and smart screen that stock Moto X has?

        • Simon Belmont

          No. I mean the exact opposite.

          Sorry that I wasn't more clear. Stuff that Motorola added to the Moto X won't be present.

          • Renan Lazarotto

            Oh, I see. Guess I'll just stay with stock Moto X software. Thanks!

  • Simon Belmont

    Anyone ever have the issue where they flash a new ROM and Netflix refuses to connect? I was on M6 snapshot and the latest Netflix works fine, but when I went to the M7 snapshot, it refuses to connect.

    I get this screen: http://i.imgur.com/9g8sM2P.png . It's really annoying because the only way to fix it is to literally go back to my saved NANDroid of the M6 snapshot, effectively making updating my ROM useless. M6 has a lot of System UI bugs, so I'd like to move up to M7 snapshot.

  • jastonas

    Irrelevant maybe, but is there a way to flash dialer from 4.4.3 to CM M7 on my G2?

  • JL-KA

    Last time I tried an M build it was M3 I believe. It made most of my apps crash when trying to open them. Reinstalling them worked for most, except camera apps. Those never worked so I went back to 10.xxx
    Anyone with a Galaxy S4 able to confirm the newer builds work with non-stock camera apps?

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