CyanogenMod 11.0 M10 arrives

A little late due to the US holiday at the start of the month and some higher than average patches for review and acceptance, but none worse for the wear the M10 release of CM11 is upon us. The M10 code was branched on September 9th, with additional patches merged over the course of the last 6 days to fix identified gaps. A changelog is provided towards the end of this post.

As always, we are not infallible, and there may be items that we have not yet resolved (or know about). To help combat this issue and make things easier for you and us, we’ve introduced a new tool into the CM arsenal, the CM Bug Tracker application. Whenever you crash a system application, you will be prompted with an option to upload a snippet of a log to us – namely the actual crash reported by the system and the stacktrace that accompanies it …

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Housekeeping: Sony Fusion3 and Moto msm8960dt

Another quick device update as our maintainers continue to improve the CM11 code branch. First the Sony fusion3 family of devices - Z, ZL ZR, Tablet Z – have all been updated to 4.4 Sony guts (10.5.A.0.230) and the latest from Sony’s GPL kernel source. This brings along with it a boost in performance over previous builds as things become optimized for Android 4.4.4.

The Motorola ‘moto_msm8960dt’ device variant is getting a rebranding to be simply known as ‘ghost’ – encompassing all previously supported variants of the Moto X (1st gen) device. Notably, however, we are officially dropping support for the ‘obake’ device (Moto Droid Maxx Dev Edition) moving forward. This change is in effect starting tonight. Existing Moto X users on the former ‘moto_msm8960dt’ device can update to ‘ghost’ builds without wiping. The obake support is officially being retired due to lack of a maintainer (and poor sales of the platform in general).

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PSA: Note 3 Devices and variants update

Starting with tonight’s nightlies, the Note 3 Qualcomm variants (collectively known as the HTLE device) are being split into 3 devices: ‘hlte’ for all GSM users, ‘hltespr’ for users of the Sprint version, and ‘hltevzw’ for users of the Verizon version. This divergence of the device is being driven by QMI and other incompatibilities between the platform, thus preventing a ‘unified’ device from working as well as we’d like.

Important: You must manually make sure you update to an appropriate build after today’s date. You cannot continue to flash the hlte build on top of your Verizon or Sprint Note 3 (GSM users are fine).

Due to how the devices report themselves to recovery, while we can place some guards in to lessen the issue, you will most likely not be blocked from installing incompatible builds – so you must be take a first step action to make sure you update appropriately. Once you are …

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PSA: Device Updates – M9, Jewel and Moto

With the release of CM11 M9 over the weekend, this is a perfect opportunity to touch base on a couple of device support related items, and information that may be relevant to many of you.

Device status roster

One of the more common questions asked after every M-release is with regards to the status of any one particular device in general – usually one that missed the M release mark. To help give you a central place to  check up on this information, we’ve created the Device Status page on our wiki. This page will be updated alongside each monthly release to include an assessment of currently supported devices and what (if any) reasons prevented its release for that particular month. This can be simply because of time constraints for your maintainers or something more severe such as known blockers and bugs.

Jewel

Some of you may have noticed that jewel was pulled from …

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CyanogenMod 11.0 M9 Released

Another month, another release to mark the occasion – today we fire off the builds for CM11 M9. The M9 build incorporates changes from June 31st through its branch date on Sunday July 27th.

This release marks the first ever (non-nightly) release for the Xperia Z2 ‘sirius’, Xperia Z2 Tablets ‘castor’ and the HTC One ‘m8′ – kudos to their maintainers and all the other maintainers that bring you these releases every month! As a reminder, the best way to help them continue to provide solid releases is to report bugs to our JIRA instance.

Changelog: * Themes support for additional UI elements * Heads Up Notifications – Bug Fixes * Lockscreen – Allow doubletap to sleep when using secure keyguard * Torch – Improve performance * Safe Headset Volume – prompt when interfering with 3rd party device (Jawbone, Square, etc) * Center clock support * Quick Settings – respect locale changes …

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CyanogenMod 11.0 M8 Released

Not to be confused with the device from the makers of humongous tinfoil catamarans, the M8 release of CyanogenMod 11.0 is well under way. Builds began last night, and will continue into today. In lieu of posting a changelog, you can learn more about the majority of changes via our last recap post.

A quick FAQ for those common questions asked:

When was M8 branched?  The M8 code was branched to stable on June 30th and is based on Android 4.4.4. What is the last ‘safe’ nightly I can upgrade from? The last nightly you can upgrade from without chance of issues is June 29th. I didn’t see/know there were such considerations as #1 and #2, and now Settings is crashing – what can I do? Clear the data for the Settings app – this can be accessed via the recents menu (long press the Settings multitask item). Why is #3 happening? By being on …

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