Remind you about the confirmation made by CyanogenMod that it’s planning to release CM13 based Android 6.0 Marshmallow builds by the end of 2015. As promised, the CyanogenMod team has announced in a blog post that it has started rolling out CyanoGenMod 13 nightlies to a range of older Android-based devices. Notably, if you’re currently using YOG4P or YOG7D builds of CM12.1 and are happy with its stability, you may want to give a run of CM13 nightly a miss. It’s actually a beta custom ROM build that CyanogenMod pushes out to its users.
The first wave of smartphones to receive CM13 nightlies includes OnePlus One (bacon), Google Nexus 7 (deb & flo), LG G4 (h815), Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (mondrianwifi), LG GPad 7.0 (v400 & v410), LG G3 Verizon (vs985) and Motorola Moto X 2014 (victara).
- OnePlus One
- Nexus 7
- LG G4
- Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
- LG GPad 7.0
- LG G3 Verizon
- Moto X (2014)
Explains that there will be noticeable dip of quality if you ever decide to flash the CM13 nightly on to your compatible device and that the wait shouldn’t be too long for the ‘official’ SNAPSHOT CM13 release is pushed. CyanogenMod is planning to push the official and finlaized version of CM13 to users in January 2016.
More 12.1 device will receive the CM13 nightly update over the coming weeks, and CyanogenMod expects its list of compatible devices to grow at a fast pace. Currently, CM13 nightly builds for OnePlus One and Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 are available for download from the official get.cm website.
If you’re on a 12.1 nightly, you can ‘dirty flash’ CM13 – updating like any regular person would – providing you also update any third-party add-ons in the same pass. If you use Xposed or OpenGapps, you’ll need to flash Marshmallow-compatible versions after updating to the CM13 nightly. Users who have taken unofficial CM13 source code, or used a version found in XDA-developers forum, CyanogenMod advises that you wipe your device before attempting to flash the official CM13 nightlies.
The company behind CM13 nightly builds continue to work on custom software for all kinds of devices, and also ramping up official retail partnerphips with handset manufacturers. To release a higher-end flagship device at some point next year, alongside a multiple budget-friendly $75 smartphones, which thrown directly to compete with Android One phones and will definitely aim at to offer a great experience at an affordable price-tag, with no bloatware installed.