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 a newer nightly than June 30th, your Settings database version is higher than that of the M release – and downgrades of database versions are not allowed in Android.
- Where is my device? Currently, the builds have not yet completed, your device may yet still be under way. In the event your device did not get an M8 release, then consider it not deemed ready by your maintainer.
- What about [xyz device] that CM doesn’t yet support? Aliens
- CM SUCKS AND BROKE ALL THE THINGS! Thank you for your valuable feedback – please direct your bug report to our JIRA instance with a log so we can suck less.
- Why did CM abandon [xyz device]? We didn’t. If we discontinued support for a device, we would announce the reasons why. No M8 release for your device does not equate to abandonment – it means we know something is broken, and would rather not subject the masses to that item.
The CyanogenMod Team