It's that time of the month again, CyanogenMod ROM fans. In fact it's a bit past that time of the month, reportedly thanks to a heavy workload and the Labor Day weekend, but now that the CM11 monthly update is up to the M10 release, we won't hold it against the CyanogenMod Team. The biggest change to the M build is a brand new bug tracker app, which makes it easy for users to submit anonymized bug reports to CM along with a stacktrace whenever a system app crashes.

Bug-Reporter-Example

There's also a new option to send a scrubbed bug report in the Developer Settings menu. The CM Team is quick to point out that while no personally identifiable information is sent by the ROM to CyanogenMod, some third-party apps may be sending logs with your info. The data is only used by CM developers under the current privacy policy, and all collected data is deleted after a month just to be sure.

When it comes to devices, the Sprint flavor of the Galaxy S5 gets its first monthly semi-stable build, and the Galaxy Note 3 has been split into GSM, Sprint, and Verizon builds. The Moto X (2013 version) is now a single build under "Ghost." Unfortunately, support for the old Verizon and Sprint versions of the Galaxy Nexus, along with the Motorola DROID MAXX Developer Edition for Verizon, has been dropped. That doesn't mean that these devices will never come back... but it isn't altogether likely, either.

Notable additions to CyanogenMod itself include a feature that lets you scramble your device PIN, support for smart covers and "glove mode" on compatible devices, an option to instantly swap to the last used app by long-pressing the Recents button, and (YES) the option for a soft reboot. A soft reboot will retart Android without doing a full power cycle and restarting the bootloader, saving considerable amount of time on some devices.

Here's the full changelog:

  • New Devices: Galaxy S5 Sprint (kltespr)
  • Split out Note 3 into GSM (hlte), Sprint (hltespr) and Verizon (hltevzw)
  • Refactor moto_msm8960dt as ‘ghost’ for Moto X 2013
  • Drop support for obake, toro, toroplus
  • Theme Engine: Themes support for additional UI elements
  • Frameworks & Core Apps: CAF and other upstream updates
  • Settings: Add scramble pin feature
  • Frameworks: Long press recent apps to switch to last used app
  • Settings: Add soft reboot option
  • Add smart cover support
  • Add glove mode support
  • Add bug reporter and crash log uploader
  • Multisim updates
  • General bug fixes (many many)
  • ANT+ Support for various hardware
  • Privacy Guard: Control NFC permissions

You can find the M10 builds on the official CyanogenMod download page. Some of them are still being released at the time of writing.

Source: CyanogenMod blog - Thanks to everyone who sent this in!