The CyanogenMod team is rolling out a new version of CyanogenMod 11 in the form of the M8 build, with support for new devices including the Sony Xperia Z2, Xiaomi Mi2, Oppo Find 7a and 7s, and the OnePlus One. At the moment, the build can be downloaded for the Galaxy S Relay 4G, Samsung Galaxy S III, Xperia Z1 Compact, Acer Iconia Tab A700 and the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet, but availability should extend for other supported devices in the next few days.
CyanogenMod 11 M8 is the first CM build to be based on Android 4.4.4, and comes with features such as a Heads Up notification mode (similar to what Google introduced in Android L), custom homescreen grid sizes, VPN fixes, numerous interface changes, and the usual slew of bug fixes.
Here’s the full changelog:
- Common: Android 4.4.4 (Google)
- New Devices: Sony Xperia Z2 (sirius); Xiaomi Mi2 (aries); Oppo Find 7a/s (find7); OnePlus One (bacon)
- Common: Fix VPN issues related to 4.4.3 merge
- Common: Enable ‘Heads Up’ notification mode (Settings > Notifications)
- Settings: ‘Interface’ replaced by ‘Status Bar’, ‘Notification Drawer’, and ‘Gestures’
- Settings: Moved ‘Expanded Desktop’ to ‘Display’
- Settings: Moved all lock screen related items to ‘Lock Screen’ and removed duplicates from ‘Security’
- Settings: Moved ‘Navigation Bar’ layout control to ‘Buttons’
- Trebuchet: Custom Homescreen grid size
- Trebuchet: Add Protected Apps feature
- Trebuchet: Add Search Panel (Google Now) option
- WhisperPush: No longer ignores ‘Blacklist’
- Futex: Protect against Towelroot
- Various small bugfixes, global and device-specific
As usual, the latest build can be downloaded from the CyanogenMod website, and can be used as a daily driver since the M builds are now considered stable for all intents and purposes.