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Haroon Q. Raja · Dec 26, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Gets Android 4.2.1 in Unofficial CM 10.1 Nightly

The Galaxy Tab 8.9 was one of Samsung's flagship Honeycomb devices, but with the latest focus being on Galaxy Tab 2 and Galaxy Note 10.1, the device seems to have fallen out of favor in Sammy's court. Not so here at XDA, though. Fortunately for the owners of the device, XDA Senior Member C-o-M has ported the latest Android 4.2.1 to the tablet in form of an unofficial CyanogenMod 10.1 nightly ROM. Do note that this is an experimental build. Several core features...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Dec 26, 2012

Easily Compile CM10, CM10.1 or AOKP on Ubuntu 12.10

XDA forums are full of ROMs of all sorts, and for devices of all types. One can usually find a new version of Android for many of these devices much before the manufacturer pushes its official update---and that's if they decide to do it at all. Most of these releases come in the form of CyanogenMod or AOKP builds. However, you can't always find a ROM based on the latest version of Android for some of the less popular devices....

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 24, 2012

XDA University Unveiled, HTC One XL Gets Jelly Bean, No Teleporting Goats on Android! – XDA Developer TV

XDA University is live! XDA University is live! That and many mores stories are covered by XDA News Specialist Jordan. He also talks about Android code disallowing teleporting goats. In other news, you can now unbrick your Samsung Galaxy Ace with an all-in-one package! In CyanogenMod 10.1 news, Jordan talks about the unofficial releases for the LG P350 and AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note II. Also, Jordan mentions the HTC One XL getting an official Jelly Bean 4.1 update. Pull up a chair and...

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Former Writer · Dec 22, 2012

Unofficial CM10.1 for the LG P350 and AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note II

It's official: Android 4.2 AOSP releases are flying off the shelves like space toys in the 1960s. While it took a little longer than the frenzy of 4.1 AOSP-based ROMs, momentum has finally picked up on the latest version of Android. It likely won't be long before a whole bunch of devices get releases. For now, AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note II and LG Optimus Me P350 owners can have some CM10.1 fun. The stark contrast of new and old truly...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 21, 2012

Arch Linux on TF300T, Old Mac OS on Android, Exynos Exploit Found & Plugged – XDA Developer TV

ArchLinux on the Transformer TF300T is only one of the stories this week on the Portal at XDA-Developers. Our friend Jordan quickly recaps all the news before the world ends. Jordan talks about the dangerous Exynos 4 security exploit. In other XDA Developer TV releases, Jordan talks about XDA Senior Moderator jerdog's Sony Xperia S video, XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan's Top Stories of 2012 video, and XDA Developer TV Producer TK's review of WiFi Mouse. In CyanogenMod 10.1 news, Jordan talks...

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Former Writer · Dec 20, 2012

CM10.1 Nightlies for the TF300T, Pre-Alpha for the Huawei Ideos X5

With Android 4.2 development in full swing, devices old and new, big and small could be seeing CM10.1 or similar AOSP-derived offerings in the near future. Let's face it, if the HTC HD2 can run Android 4.2, pretty much any modern device can. Now, there are CM10.1 ROMs available for the ASUS Transformer TF300T and the Huawei Ideos X5 U8800. XDA Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD of Team Hacksung is doing the work for the TF300T CM10.1, while the Huawei Ideos X5 is...

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Former Writer · Dec 19, 2012

Official CM10.1 Builds for the Nexus 7 and Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

Most of the CM10.1 releases we talk about are unofficial. That's to be expected, as most of these releases are alphas, pre-alphas, or preview builds that don't really run well, but show that work is being done. When it's official, it's usually more stable. Now, there are official CM10.1 builds out for the Nexus 7 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. The Nexus 7 release was posted by XDA Forum Member eak1080. As is to be expected for vanilla Android...

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Former Writer · Dec 19, 2012

Unofficial CM10.1 for the Galaxy Note, Official CM10.1 for the Galaxy S

Android 4.2 AOSP ROM development is in full swing here at XDA with a plethora of devices receiving the 4.2 goods. Thankfully, there are no signs of it slowing down, as 4.2 AOSP ROMs are popping up everywhere. The latest devices to get CM10.1 are the Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 and the much older original Samsung Galaxy S I9000. XDA Recognized Contributor chasmodo released an unofficial port of CM10.1 for the Galaxy Note. This isn't the first CM10.1 to be released, but...

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David Watt · Dec 18, 2012

Motorola Droid RAZR Receives Unofficial CyanogenMod 10.1

CyanogenMod 10.1 has been spreading like wildfire across the XDA forums, mainly in the form of unofficial ROMs. The latest device to receive a CM10.1 ROM is the Motorola Droid RAZR. XDA Recognized Developer Hashcode put together what is currently an alpha release of CyanogenMod 10.1. The staple functions of device, phone, data, and WiFi are all functional, but the list of non working features is significantly longer: BUG: gapps/stock browser FC due to thumbnail / db issue GPS will stay on...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 14, 2012

Nook HD/HD+ Rooted, Galaxy Camera Open Source Bootloader, ARM in Linux Kernel 3.7! – XDA Developer TV

Permanent Root for the Nook HD and HD+ and root for the Galaxy S III Mini I8190 are only two stories released this week at XDA. Our friend Jordan takes the time to round up all the important stories. Jordan talks about the the stable release of the Linux kernel with ARM support. In other XDA Developer TV releases, Jordan talks about XDA Developer TV Producer Erica's Big Android BBQ video and Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler's Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II...

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Former Writer · Dec 13, 2012

T-Mobile and AT&T Galaxy S III Get Unofficial CM10.1 Builds

Now that 4.2 AOSP and CM10.1 ROMs have had more than a few releases, momentum seems to be picking up. Much like the frenzy of AOSP-based ROMs over the summer, it started with just a few and has become more widespread very quickly. Now, two more devices have gotten unofficial CM10.1 ROMs: the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III and the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S III. XDA Recognized Themer itsmikeramsay released the ROMs for both devices. This is likely because the...

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Former Writer · Dec 12, 2012

Unofficial CM10.1 Now Available on the Galaxy S III I9300

CyanogenMod10.1 has been making its way around the forums as of late. Granted, they're mostly unofficial builds, but any step forward is a step in the right direction. Now, CM10.1 has made to another device, the Samsung Galaxy S III I9300. Like the build announced earlier today for the Galaxy Tab 2, XDA Elite Recognized Developer codeworkx took the reigns on this unofficial release as well. It's a pretty early build so there are some issues, including: - UI: Apps...

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Former Writer · Dec 12, 2012

Unofficial CyanogenMod 10.1 For the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

CyanogenMod 10.1 (and thus Jelly Bean 4.2) has been making its way around the forums recently, and users couldn't be happier. Moreover, it's being released for devices that otherwise have little to no chance of receiving official Android 4.2 from the OEMs. Now, there are unofficial CyanogenMod 10.1 builds being released for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. CM10.1 for the Tab 2 10.1 was released to the forums by the legendary XDA Elite Recognized Developer codeworkx. These are early...

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Former Writer · Dec 9, 2012

Unofficial CM10.1 for the Xperia Arc and Arc S

Efforts to compile Android 4.2 ROMs for various devices have been well under way. Now, we're starting to see some their release around the forums. This includes CM10.1, the Android 4.2 version of CyanogenMod. Now, Sony Xperia Arc and Arc S users can give unofficial CM10.1 a try. XDA Recognized Developer Zackconsole released the build for the Arc and the Arc S. The ROM is pretty stable, although that shouldn't be surprising, since 4.2 isn't an enormous update over 4.1. The issues are...

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Former Writer · Dec 9, 2012

CM10.1 Test Builds for the HTC G2 / Desire Z

With Jelly Bean 4.1 development finally winding down after an exciting summer, Jelly Bean 4.2 seems to be picking up. The CM10.1 ports began a couple week ago, and they probably won't stop for quite some time. Now, the HTC Desire Z and G2 have a port of CM10.1. XDA Senior Member Flinny released a port on behalf of the Andromadus team. If you're unfamiliar with the team, they're a group of devs who work on devices with hardware that isn't...

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egzthunder1 · Dec 6, 2012

HTC Sensation Gets Unofficial Alpha CM10.1

Jelly Bean seems to have found its way to many/most devices on XDA. Since not too many manufacturers are willing or able to provide us with the most recent updates due to a slew of reasons, we need to get somewhat creative in order to stay on top of the fast paced and never-slowing tech world of ours. The time for CM10 has come and gone, with many devices running almost perfect JB AOSP ROMs, but what's next? What else...

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Conan Troutman · Dec 6, 2012

Unofficial CM10.1 Lands on the Defy & Defy+

The Motorola Defy is not only impervious to water, sand, and good old fashioned brute force (within reason obviously), but it is also apparently not the slightest bit phased by Motorola's own unwillingness to keep the updates coming. When the device isn't scuba diving or spelunking, chances are that it's kicking back and enjoying one of the latest versions of Android, all the way up to 4.2 in the form of an unofficial version of CM10.1 thanks to XDA Recognised Developer...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Dec 3, 2012

Jellybro CM10.1 Nightlies for Nexus 10 Now Available

With the release of Android 4.2, Google added several new features to the the OS. While the CyanogenMod team has officially started the transition to 4.2 based CM 10.1, it may take a while for them to start rolling out the latest 10.1 nightlies for all devices. That's where XDA Recognized Developer and Team Euroskank member makelegs has stepped in, providing us with a working self-compiled kang built from the latest CM 10.1 sources for the Google Nexus 10. Announced through Google+ by...

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Conan Troutman · Nov 25, 2012

Experimental CyanogenMod 10.1 for the Samsung Galaxy SII i9100G

Android 4.2 may have only been released a short time ago, but already this latest version is finding it's way onto numerous devices thanks to the development community and its plain unwillingness to wait for official OEM updates. The latest device to be graced with a build of 4.2 is the Samsung Galaxy SII i9100G, and it comes in the form of an official version of Cyanogenmod 10.1. XDA Elite Recognized Developer codeworkx wasted no time in getting an experimental build of...

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