It’s been a long bumpy road and has definitely take quite a while, it’s also not been easy at all, but the Cyanogen Mod 9 team is happy to announce that the ROM is finally stable and ready to be flashed on all support devices. The CyanogenMod team is literally everyone’s most favorite independent development team, they’ve managed to fully crack Ice Cream Sandwich and will not only be concentrating on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean based work Cyanogen Mod 10). Sure they’ve stopped development on Cyanogen Mod 9, but that does not mean the door is still open for more features and what not if they ever decide to go back to it.
According to a new post on Cyanogen Mod’s official blog, the stable Cyanogen Mod 9 builds were rolling out on Friday of August 10th and were hitting the “majority of our Ice Cream Sandwich supported devices.” If there currently isn’t a Cyanogen Mod 9 build for your device, there could still be a chance for you to get it. The devs are leaving the door open for merging in additional devices from maintainers, both external and internal. It’s obvious that the Cyanogen Mod team will, of course, (and as any good developer should) be dealing with any “critical” bugs that might or could appear in their custom ROMs. Based on their history though, it’s very rare that you’ll find any of their software updates to be harmed by any major glitches.
Speaking of Cyanogen Mod 9, the first stable release for the Galaxy Nexus actually got out a day before it was supposed to be released. They wanted to release it with all the others, but released the Galaxy Nexus one by accident. Thus, there’ll be a different build for the Galaxy Nexus marked with 184.108.40.206. It’s probably very identical to the leaked ROM but still could potentially be different.
As was expected, the official end of the Cyanogen Mod 9 development means that Ice Cream Sandwich based nightlies will stop popping up everywhere around the XDA Forums. Whatever you do, don’t cry though! Cyanogen Mod 10 nightlies will be taking their place really soon and will spread the sticky Jelly Bean goodness to everyone. As a lot of you probably already know, the first alpha ports for Cyanogen Mod 10 have already been spotted online. It seems like at this moment, it’s just for the Nexus 7, HP Touchpad and Sony’s line of 2011 Xperia devices currently.
There isn’t a full list of devices that will be supported by the Jelly Bean based Cyanogen Mod 10 just yet. According to a statement from the dev team though, the vast majority of Cyanogen Mod 9 supported devices will be seeing the Cyanogen Mod 10 availability in the coming months. Everyone is probably hoping to see all Cyanogen Mod 9 devices get the Cyanogen Mod 10 goodness. Considering that the HTC G1 is compatible with Android 4.1, we know it’s possible for other more advanced devices.
Is anyone going to flash their devices to the stable version of Cyanogen Mod 9? Are you doing it currently or will you be waiting a little bit? If you’ve already done it, we’d love to know how you like it in the comments!