Progress on CM9

It’s been awhile since the last update and I just wanted to let everyone know about our progress with CM9. As I mentioned in the previous update, Android 4.0 contains many internal changes that require updated graphics drivers. Unfortunately, these drivers are almost always closed-source and don’t appear until a device or devkit is released with them. For many devices, our hands are tied. Some very clever workarounds have gone into CM9, but we’re still blocked on some subsystems like the camera.

Since Android 4.0 is such a major change from 2.3, we started with a fresh codebase from Google and have been forward-porting features from CM7 with an eye on design and better integration. This is a somewhat time-consuming process, but it allows us to rethink everything. We’ve eliminated the CMParts app, instead choosing to add our custom features directly into the main settings. We are also taking a “just works” approach when it comes to configuration- CM7 had too many options that just weren’t widely used. We hope to achieve a good balance between tweakability and a great out-of-the-box experience. I want your phone or tablet to feel like it should have come with CM9.

Currently, you can compile CM9 for a small number of devices- notably the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Wi-Fi and T-Mobile versions), the HP Touchpad and Motorola Xoom. The next devices to show up will likely be a whole array of Samsung phones (Exynos chipset), with devices based on the Qualcomm MSM8660 and 7×30 chipsets to follow. It’s still unclear if we can provide support for the QSD8x50 family of devices (Nexus One, HTC Evo, etc), but the answer almost always turns out to be “yes” for these kinds of things.

As our hardware support improves, I’ll keep this blog updated. As much as we’d like to stay ahead of the manufacturers, it may be a tie this time :) Thanks for the continued support, and please consider dropping us a buck or two using the link at the bottom of the page if you enjoy CyanogenMod.

  • Ravi_220284

    Aftar Installation of cynagen 9 in my galaxy ace s5830 camera not working plz give solution for repair of camera

  • Sergio Villaverde Busto

    I can´t take photos with my i9001 with CM9 Alpha 4… any solution?

  • Tinye99

    rea;y hoping for official cm9 for my n1

  • Wissam Koussa

    Hoping for CM9 on my Samsung Galaxy S+

  • Wasif__riaz

    Guys Cyonogenmod 9.0 Stable For Galaxy S Release  Why Not For Fascinate Its Not Fair ( 

  • Mani Rulex

    Hoping For 9.0 Stable Release For Samsung Fascinate :)

  • redkurn

    Just tried a port on my HTC ReZound (Vigor), hope it gets official support one day, CM 7 or 9 would be awesome.

  • Erick Covarrubias

    I need for lg e510 smart!

  • Maurice dawson

    how do i get my contacts from google using cm9

  • joshpro

    no se olviden de lg gt540..!

  • Alexander Siracusa

    CM9 on EVO would be GREAT!!!

  • Jainammaniyar1994

    i want to uninstall it how can i??

  • Black Wolff

    Atrix 4g CM9 finger print reader….now working ??
    Why it is not fixed yet ??

    That means it won’t never work again if I install CM9  ??

  • Jeremy Warn31

    when will there be a version for the Samsung Droid Charge?

  • David F

    Thanks for all you do. People like you make it better and more interesting for people like us. Keep up the good work! :)

  • Black Wolff

    Hello Atrix 4G owners and Developers in here.

    I found a video that shows finger print scanner is working VERY WELL in ICS..system is ICS, I saw in another website and video that Developers in CM do not know anything about Finger print scanner’s drivers. I think If you watch this video you will surpise like me..

    Cannot you take that system and take that driver part and port it to CM10 and CM9 ?? 
    Because That finger print scanner is using in ICS platform.And roots in ICS core seems working well with finger print.
    And you people may also able to port Newest Webtop app too..

    Please do care about this topic.
    First watch this video..

    Reply to me if you find interesting.

    Thank you.

  • Volcan12

    Touchpad still not able to use camera

  • Naaman6

    What about embedded video calls!?