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Unofficial CyanogenMod 10 Alpha for the Samsung Galaxy W
AOSP loving Samsung Galaxy W (i8150) owners rejoice because CM10 has arrived, albeit in alpha form. With its 512 MB of RAM and single core processor, the Galaxy W is one of those devices that, according to some, would struggle to run Android 4.0—let alone 4.1. However, all that means to the developers here at XDA is, challenge accepted.
XDA Recognized Developer arco68 Recently released his unofficial version of CyanogenMod 10 for the device. Despite its alpha status, the build seems to pretty darn functional and should be usable on a daily basis unless you have some pretty specific needs. The list of features currently not working is fairly short, and extends only to WiFi tethering, Vsync (that’s buttery smoothness to you and me), and panoramic photos. However, some users are reporting issues accessing their SD cards at times.
You need to make sure that you are using one of two specific recoveries before flashing this build, otherwise you risk damaging your device. So make sure to read up before flashing. Once you’re recovery is set, the usual rules apply: Wipe, flash the zip, flash GAPPS, and you’re good to go.
If you feel like sprucing up your i18150 with a little CM10, head on over to the original development thread for more info.
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