CyanogenMod 9.0-RC1!

225. That figure represents the total number of days since Android 4.0 (ICS) hit the AOSP repos.

37. That is the number of devices receiving their RC1 build of CyanogenMod 9 today.

It wasn’t quick or easy, but we are extremely proud of this release and what it represents for us as a group. The jump from 2.3.7 to 4.0.4 in many ways was a fresh start for this project, and as much as the code changed, the structure and organization of CM as a whole changed as well. It meant a lot of hard work, and late nights, but also a ton of fun. We are in this for the challenge, and the reward is always the satisfaction received when we release it to the masses as a ‘stable’ product. This RC1 brings us a step forward toward that payoff.

As we’ve mentioned before, this release serves as the first wave of RC1′s. With the ‘core’ OS stabilized, our device maintainers will continue to work on their device trees to bring up more devices, this includes some of the newer releases as well as some from the older generations; but we’ll save that for another day.

Our issue tracker is now open for CM9 RC1, and can be found here. Please be sure to follow the instructions so your report isn’t marked invalid.

We’ve done some work on get.cm adding device names to the download list and a mouse-over effect on the filters to the left. In addition to the direct downloads, the torrents are live. A RSS list is available at get.cm/rss.

Install instructions are the same as that for CM7, with more detail available on our wiki.

Alright, enough talk. We are off to Google IO 2012!

Happy Flashing