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CyanogenMod 10.2 Nightlies Available for Various Devices
Ever since the release of Android 4.3 a few weeks ago, most device owners have been impatiently waiting for their slice of the pie. No, not key lime pie; but sweet 4.3 goodness, nonetheless. Of course, with dedicated teams of aftermarket firmware developers such as CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android, and AOKP, we all knew that it was only a matter of time.
Well, that day is now here, as Android 4.3 has made it to various handsets by way of CyanogenMod 10.2 nightlies for various devices. So what devices are supported? Quite a few, actually. A full build roster is not yet available, but according to the CyanogenMod Google+:
Tonight, we are not building for every device we support – there are always some stragglers. The rest will come when they are given the green light and that will happen when they are ready. …
As these builds are in progress (and some may fail) a full 10.2 build roster will be posted later.
And a quick glance at the CyanogenMod Mirror Network shows that quite a bit of progress has been made in the migration. However, this is all old news to at-home builders and kang-bangers, as stated by the CyanogenMod Blog on August 9th:
In the meantime, the majority of our 10.1 roster have transitioned to being 10.2 capable. This means for you at-home builders, things should be in a fairly good spot for your own personal builds.
To get the (prebuilt) goods on your own device, hit up the CyanogenMod Mirror Network to see if your handset is one of the chosen devices. Be sure to leave your thoughts in your home device forum, as well as in the comment box below. Developers looking to merge the changes into their own builds or just in it to learn a bit more about what went into 10.2 can head over to the CyanogenMod Gerrit.
A list of the devices that have already received the goods can be found below.
- Amazon Kindle Fire (1st gen)
- Amazon Kindle Fire (2nd gen)
- Barnes & Noble Nook HD+
- Google Galaxy Nexus (GSM)
- Google Galaxy Nexus (Verizon)
- Google Nexus 10
- Google Nexus 4
- HTC One (AT&T)
- HTC One (GSM)
- HTC One (Sprint)
- HTC One (T-Mobile)
- LG Optimus 4X HD
- LG Optimus L9
- Motorola Droid 4
- Motorola Droid Bionic
- Motorola Droid Razr
- Motorola Razr
- Samsung Galaxy Note (AT&T)
- Samsung Galaxy Note (Intl)
- Samsung Galaxy Note (T-Mobile)
- Samsung Galaxy Note II (AT&T)
- Samsung Galaxy Note II (GSM LTE)
- Samsung Galaxy Note II (T-Mobile)
- Samsung Galaxy S II (G)
- Samsung Galaxy S II (Intl)
- Samsung Galaxy S III (GSM LTE)
- Samsung Galaxy S III (Intl)
- Samsung Galaxy S4 (AT&T)
- Samsung Galaxy S4 (Canada)
- Samsung Galaxy S4 (Sprint)
- Samsung Galaxy S4 (T-Mobile)
- Samsung Galaxy S4 (US Cellular)
- Samsung Galaxy S4 (Verizon)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (GSM)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (Wi-Fi)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab2 10.1 (GSM)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab2 10.1 (Wi-Fi)
- Sony Xperia Tablet Z
- Sony Xperia Z
- Sony Xperia ZL
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