Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Aug 2012 14:57 UTC, submitted by curio
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "ICS, we hardly knew ye. Builds for CyanogenMod 9 stable will be rolling out to our servers tonight. As noted before, this will be the end of the line for the ICS branch of our code; only critical bug fixes will be merged moving forward. [...] Tonight's release is for the majority of our ICS supported devices, the stragglers will catch up, and we will leave the door open for merging in additional devices from maintainers, external and internal. The team itself, will focus solely on Jelly Bean and maintenance of the CM 7 codebase." Already running the CM10/Jelly Bean previews on my SII, and while clearly not as polished yet as CM9, it works just fine. Great work.
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Stable tree nice for family
by PieterDeBruijn on Fri 10th Aug 2012 15:04 UTC
PieterDeBruijn
Member since:
2009-11-02

CM10 is stable enough for daily use, but I'd recommend using CM9 for your family (we can upgrade/change things easily if we'd like to). I won't see my mom upgrading to a new Nightly, so keeping her in the CM9 realm for now.

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RE: Stable tree nice for family
by linux-lover on Fri 10th Aug 2012 15:14 UTC in reply to "Stable tree nice for family"
linux-lover Member since:
2011-04-25

I really have to ask, why are you have your mom use CM or any custom ROM?

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

I really have to ask, why are you have your mom use CM or any custom ROM?

Because usually CM is more stable than what is provided by the OEM or carrier, not to mention getting rid of CarrierIQ and all the rest of that shit they stick on there. As long as they don't have to update it (and they usually won't) running CM is often a much more pleasant experience for the non-techie as long as they have someone who can install it for them.

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galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

Because usually CM is more stable than what is provided by the OEM or carrier


Totally agree. I have been running unofficial builds of CM9 for the ATT Galaxy Note for the last 2 or so months, and just upgraded to the official nightlies.

I have zero problems with it, runs like a well oiled machine. I could easily see the advantage of giving a non-techy a phone running CM - it is by far a better, more uniform UI than the stock Touchwiz mess that Samsung ships with the device. I am totally sold on CM now. As Thom mentioned in an article a while back, Samsung, HTC, etc. should all just give up and adopt CM...

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TusharG Member since:
2005-07-06

Crap app installation on mobile is not applicable in India. We get all unlocked contract free phones from shop. Yet we prefer may prefer to install Cyanogenmod just for fun purpose.

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JeeperMate Member since:
2010-06-12

Yup... That's practically the norm outside of USA. Carrier-injected crapware isn't the norm here either, where virtually no carrier offer subsidized phones.

Manufacturer-injected bloatware, however, is an entirely different story. Thus, I see CyanogenMod as a necessity rather than fun. In fact, I'd be swearing at every Android device ever made if CyanogenMod didn't exist.

Edited 2012-08-11 17:28 UTC

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Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

Manufacturer-injected bloatware, however, is an entirely different story. Thus, I see CyanogenMod as a necessity rather than fun. In fact, I'd be swearing at every Android device ever made if CyanogenMod didn't exist.


Yeah, that's the major motive for those of us not living in the US... getting a version of the OS that's designed to be used, rather than designed to make the manufacturer's product look different from everyone else.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Crap app installation on mobile is not applicable in India. We get all unlocked contract free phones from shop. Yet we prefer may prefer to install Cyanogenmod just for fun purpose.


Yeah, even on a pure Google device like the unlocked Galaxy Nexus, you can get a lot more functionality from custom roms than you can the stock one. For example, Codename is a fully-featured Jellybean rom that myself and my friends are currently running. It has so many cool features that once you try it, you'll probably never go back to stock ;)

I haven't tried CyanogenMod on my Nexus - although that rom is probably a godsend on other devices, on the Nexus (where the rom developer scene thrives), it's usually behind the competition.

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PieterDeBruijn Member since:
2009-11-02

Why shouldnt I? They are much more stable and clean than the normal (in this case Samsung) images. Both my parents run CM9 and they like it (though they would not have tried it out themselves).

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HangLoose Member since:
2007-09-03

You know, he has the knack: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOtoujYOWw0

Edited 2012-08-10 15:53 UTC

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leonalpha Member since:
2011-02-02

haha this made my day :-)

Although I could probably see how the added security, such as fine-tuning permissions would be beneficial for even the least technically-included of individuals :-)

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Wow!
by jefro on Fri 10th Aug 2012 15:14 UTC
jefro
Member since:
2007-04-13

What a team! I don't know how they do that on all those devices. Just an impressive show of talent.

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Amazing
by tuma324 on Fri 10th Aug 2012 17:48 UTC
tuma324
Member since:
2010-04-09

Congrats to the devs! Amazing work, CM is awesome.

I want to install this, what's the easiest way to root the phone and install CM9?

I have a SGS2 GT-I9100G.

Thanks.

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RE: Amazing
by tuma324 on Fri 10th Aug 2012 19:00 UTC in reply to "Amazing"
tuma324 Member since:
2010-04-09

It doesn't have to be the easiest way, but what are my options for rooting my phone and installing CM9?

Thanks.

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RE[2]: Amazing
by Spiron on Sat 11th Aug 2012 01:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Amazing"
Spiron Member since:
2011-03-08

If you go to the CyangenMod wiki there should be a page for you phone that has details on how to both root and then install CyanogenMod onto it

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RE[3]: Amazing
by tuma324 on Sat 11th Aug 2012 11:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Amazing"
tuma324 Member since:
2010-04-09

If you go to the CyangenMod wiki there should be a page for you phone that has details on how to both root and then install CyanogenMod onto it


Already installed it, thanks.

Installing it was as simple as:

1- flashing the phone with recovery-clockwork-5.5.0.4-i9100g.tar (can be done with Heimdall or Odin)
2- copy CM9 and google apps into the phone mass storage.
3- Reboot the phone into the Recovery mode (vol up + home key + power button), wipe everything (cache, etc), execute the CM9 zip file, install it and also install the gapps.

I'm really happy with CM9. Kudos to the devs.

Edited 2012-08-11 11:14 UTC

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Big Improvement
by Morgul on Fri 10th Aug 2012 19:36 UTC
Morgul
Member since:
2005-07-06

Just wanted to drop a note for the people looking into CM9/10 and running older phones. I'm running a Samsung Captivate (you know, back when phones only had 1 core) and I'd upgraded it to CM9 through the whole alpha/nightly stage. Kept it upgraded, but it would lag a lot, and froze about once a week. Tried wiping it clean and starting over with stable, but that didn't help much. A few hours of use showed I had all the same problems.

Just installed CM10, and it's like night and day. My phone's fast, responsive, and can multitask significantly more than CM9. I was on the verge of buying a new phone... but this has breathed new life into this older device. I'm amazingly impressed.

Btw, I strongly recommend the "euroskank" builds. If you have a device he builds for, they tend to be more stable than the nightlies, with more features/fixes as well. (http://fitsnugly.euroskank.com/?rom=cm10)

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Not ready yet
by Neolander on Tue 14th Aug 2012 16:18 UTC
Neolander
Member since:
2010-03-08

Just gave CM9 a try on my Xperia Mini Pro, and it is very not what I would call stable at this point. The phone gets extremely hot, Chrome crashes all the time, Google Play won't even download software... Not ready for everyday use, as far as I'm concerned.

I have to admit though. Even if it has to roast my hand to achieve this, ICS is pretty nice, with the smooth performance and the improved lock screen, at little RAM cost. Too bad the FreeXperia build itself is still not ready. Guess that I can only blame the horrible way ARM manage their architecture.

Edited 2012-08-14 16:40 UTC

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RE: Not ready yet
by zima on Fri 17th Aug 2012 23:45 UTC in reply to "Not ready yet"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

To be fair, that "horrible way ARM manage their architecture" is kinda part of of the reasons for its wide adoption...

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