The official CyanogenMod 10.1 (CM10.1) that comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean custom ROM for both ASUS Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 has already been released a couple of days ago. Manual flashers and techie owners who are willing to take the risk can now have something to do to make their devices perform faster and look better software-side.
For the benefit of those who are new to Android system as well as to the people who are thinking of flashing custom ROMs to their devices for the first time, CyanogenMod is an open source project by XDA Developers. These custom firmware often serve as replacement to the official ones but more often bring a lot of improvements and cool features to stock ROMs released by manufacturers and carriers, so they are not really “official.” XDA Developers, however, call this Official CM10.1 Jelly Bean ROM because it is, by far, the most stable release.
CM 10.1 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for Nexus 7
This release is perfectly stable as confirmed by owners who already flashed the ROM into their device. While there are a few quirks, developers provided ways to go around them. Since it is a customized firmware, there would be some modifications done in the core. For example, the SD card path is now /mnt/shell/emulated/ instead of the default path that comes with the stock. We will be publishing a step-by-step guide on how to update Nexus 7 with CM 10.1 soon.
CM 10.1 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
Owners of this little tablet from Samsung need to download and install the ClockworkMod Recovery to be able to install CM 10.1 into their devices. While developers say other recovery apps may work, they don’t just provide support for them. But so far, this release is reportedly stable. There are a few issues users are facing like irregularities on camera functionality, but they can easily be fixed by the time an update is released. We will show you how to update your device with CM 10.1 by publishing a guide very soon.
The CyanogenMod team has always been so open about the progress of their projects. We’ve seen that CM 10.1 has gone a long way since pre-alpha release was made public. So, all credits go to the team for providing us alternatives to make our devices even better.