Got an old phone that the manufacturer or carrier has stopped pushing updates to? Chances are, there's a CyanogenMod ROM that will breathe life back into it. This week, CM maintainers have brought CyanogenMod 14.1, which is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, to the AT&T and T-Mobile versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III, the LTE model of the second-generation Moto E, the Moto X Play, and more.
Here's the full list of devices that have received CM14.1 nightlies since our last article:
- Google Android One 2nd gen (seed)
- HTC One A9 (GSM International) (hiaeuhl)
- LG Optimus L70 (w5)
- Motorola Moto E LTE (2015) (surnia)
- Motorola Moto X Play (lux)
- Samsung Galaxy S III (AT&T) (d2att)
- Samsung Galaxy S III (T-Mobile) (d2tmo)
- Samsung Galaxy S5 (Korea) (kltekor)
CM14.1 for unlocked and Verizon Galaxy S III variants has already been out for a few days, but it's just now coming to the AT&T and T-Mo models. Similarly, the One A9's US model got CM14.1 a couple weeks back, but the international model has had to wait until now. The Moto E LTE 2nd gen is likely a frequently-modded phone, so owners of those should be happy. The rest are more niche devices.
Next up for CyanogenMod 14.1 and that sweet, Nougat-y goodness are the non-LTE versions of both the first and second-generation Moto Es, and the Xiaomi Mi5. I know that if I had a Mi5, I'd be happy to trade MIUI for stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat any day.