This Week in CyanogenMod

Week Ending: October 5, 2013

“This Week in CyanogenMod” is an ongoing feature that aims to serve as a one-stop shop for weekly updates. Topics discussed are culled from our social media accounts, gerrit, status updates and general thoughts

Welcome to October!

Conferences and conventions

The Big Android BBQ is next week, and we have about 40 members who will be in attendance! If you are coming, be sure to say hi and pick up the goodies that they will be handing out! And don’t miss the CM sponsored after-party!

A couple of us will also be heading out to some international based conventions over the next few months. More info on one of those next week. CM is a large community of international developers, so look for more participation in events small and large!

Some old (and new) Nexus love

Our newest addition to the ‘toroplus’ maintainers roster has been hard at work bringing up 10.2 for the device, releasing experimental builds for the Sprint Galaxy Nexus. Do note that LTE is not yet functioning on those releases, so if that’s important to you, stay on 10.1.3 a little longer. Also getting some attention this week is the GSM 2012 Nexus 7 (tilapia) which is now fully graduated to 10.2 nightly code. Rounding it out, we now have a 2013 LTE Nexus 7 (deb) in hand, and will be working on bringup for it as well.

Dual releases are coming 

We’ve been otherwise quiet on the social channels, but that is because we have been hard at work on the preparations for dual release streams. We’ll get into more detail when we announce their availability but as a quick recap: ‘user’ builds = signed with CM keys (ie proper method but less hackability), ‘userdebug’ = signed as test_keys (same as current and historical builds). Most users (including those that build at home or base their ROM off of CM sources) will remain unaffected. As always, you will have a choice which stream you want to use.

Rainbow recovery

I’m going to keep it short and sweet week, and end on a light-hearted note. Someone seems to have put a new Easter Egg in the recovery build tree. Have you spotted it?

Got a suggestion for a topic you’d like to see in the next round-up? Let us know in the comments below. All device/port requests will be ignored.

  • Hund

    Nothing about ditching the AOSP branch for Nexus devices?

  • Krzysztof Bryk

    hehehe ;]

  • Jacob Dagenais

    Yay!! For deb!! Looking forward to it. :-)

  • thunder2k

    Please,enlight us on this silent update that completely messed up things for whom is using custom kernels different from the CM (franco kernel for example). I would be really sad to move from CM for this, so please give us a solution for that!

  • Carlos J Diaz

    Thank you for all your work CM

  • Jason Farrell

    Is there a double rainbow in CWM?! Worth switching back from TWRP? j/k :)

  • mikeym0p

    Franco uses his own ramdisk, he had to accommodate for CM before.
    But the recent changes have me intrigued.
    I also noticed CM is building in Gamma tweaking into their kernel so it could be a few of the graphics changes they made.

  • Ashfaaq Nazar

    When will you guys release a stable version of CM10.2 for Google Nexus S (crespo) or atleast RC version? My phone restarts alot with the Nightly version. Hoping it to release soon :)

  • Hannes S.

    Hey guys,

    I have a question. Is there any chance to get Official CM 10.2 for the ville c2? ‘Cause I damaged my old Sensation XE and got this as an exchange unit. But I didn’t know, that there are two different Versions. :( But I want CM on that phone.

  • Bender

    Motorola D3 Please Devs.. :( Latinoamerica Need help..

  • Nudixam

    What you guys say about this:
    Is this real? Are you guys really working on MediaTek Devices? <3 What about Dual-Sim Support? And the sources? Will they be open on Github?

  • IvanBotty

    What easter egg ?

  • Pan Szym

    Rainbooow 😛 haha

  • thunder2k

    The point is clear, but CM is not supposed to be AOSP compliant? From my understanding, the CAF drivers released by Qualcom are not AOSP compliant, in fact you don’t find them in standard factory image. Besides, but it’s not my business at all, I read around that they’re not free to use, but about this I can’t say nothing, they’re just rumors. I any case this is just my tought, as I am a CM addict from 2010 with my first Android device, the N1. I’ve always appreciated your work, because it’s exacty what I want from a custom ROM: standard-like rom, with a lot of cool stuff added by you developers. This leaves us choice which “add ons” use with CM, without caring about compatibility problems. That’s why I was completely disappointed about this stuff, and I think a lot of people like me. This said, for now I found a solution to continue using both CM and fk, but I do hope that in the next future (read 4.4 release) things will settle themselves.

  • Chris de Wet

    I just want to know when is the CM Installer on Play store’s release date?

  • Tofan Vlad

    Why i can’t find samsung galaxy s plus on the device list ?

  • Daniel Serodio

    I was running 10.1.3, ROM Manager offered me without any mention to it being a “user build” and I upgraded, and now my root support is gone and I can’t connect to the Play Store :-(

  • Greg

    update for d2spr .Lost root privelages and no superuser.Had to flash last stable version . Im not the only one from what ive been reading .Please fix asap

  • Ethan Cottier

    Is the dual release going to have an unrooted version?

  • Ron

    I get so tired of people complaining about “when will my phone get
    ” and “my favorite custom kernel no longer
    works”. What’s the number one rule for any developer/group releasing a
    rom (and CM’s?) Don’t ask for ETAs, it’s that simple. And about your
    custom kernel issues, it’s not CM’s job to make sure it’s compatible
    with every custom kernel, it’s the kernel developers problem. CM ships a
    working kernel (99.999% of the time), if you try new things (like a
    different kernel), don’t nag them to “fix” the issue, it isn’t their
    problem, you deviated from the stock one, their sources are public, wait
    for the kernel dev to fix it.

    I love that fact that now they have financial backing, people just think roms for
    unsupported phones are just going to magically start appearing and CM is obligated to report to us. I have to scan through 50 nags to see one relevant comment, and that is the one thing people shouldn’t even be asking! I feel like someone should just go through and mass delete ETA questions.

    Remember, this rom is free, you paid NOTHING for it, CM keeps us updated because they want to, they by no means are obligated or owe us anything. They have provided free ROMs for years in their own free time (You ever tried doing what they do? It takes a shit ton of time, and I have only dabbed in kernels). I think
    they are honestly due for a payday after all these years (no I’m not counting donations, I’m talking a livable salary), and they are finally getting rewarded for their hard work and are making decent money.

  • kevin mendoza

    Press repeatedly the volume rockers up and down on the CLOCKWORK MOD RECOVERY


  • Qoiorav

    Exactly. It’s the consumerist attitude: people expect ‘them’ to give them what they want. Reasonable when you’re paying good money for a product. Damn stupid if you’re talking about an open-source, collaborative project. People should at least take the effort to go to the forums.

  • Joshua Briffa

    Re flash gapps. That worked for me when I had a similar problem. No harm in trying right? And if I am wrong on the harm thing I welcome all to please correct me

  • nick

    I would love to hear an update on the stable status of 10.2 so I can yet again load another masterpiece from CM onto my phone and continue to keep the best company on earth my favorite”

  • steven johnson

    Is there anyway we will see a cyanogen mod firmware for the pan tech discover p9090 anytime soon or at all? And if not can anyone direct me to anywhere that does? Please let me know I would much greatly appreciate it! Thank you

  • AlexSchwartz01

    Why isn’t the next blog post here it has been 11 days since this one.

  • Art Faucett

    Actually i look at it as the consumer acting like they paid for something and didn’t get what they wanted when they wanted it. It’s free for God’s sake, STFU and wait like everyone else. These are the same people that show up to a bar, try to schmooze the bouncer at the door (presumably with their girlfriend’s anatomy as the offering)) to try to get in to a place they have no business going because they think they fit in. Memo to those people. You don’t.

  • Jamie Burgess

    I would love to see that.