Good news for those of you who don’t own a Pixel or Pixel XL, but still want a taste of Android 7.1 Nougat (plus so much more). CyanogenMod team has announced it has started rolling out the official CyanogenMod 14.1 nightly builds which are based on Android 7.1.

The nightly builds will be available for a host of select devices including the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Xiaomi Mi3w/Mi4, LG G3, Moto G variants, LG G4, Samsung Galaxy S5, OnePlus 3 and the ZenPhone 2.

CyanogenMod logoNaturally, more supported devices will be added in the upcoming weeks. At the moment, CyanogenMod says that some features like customization options for Themes are not available just yet, but the team is working towards re-adding them as soon as possible. Bugs are to be expected when it comes to nighlies and that’s why CyanogenMod relies on its community so much.

If you too have one of the devices mentioned above with an unlocked bootloader, you can go ahead and install CyanogenMod 14.1 on your phone. And don’t forget to report any bug if you happen to stumble upon one.

cyanogenmod-is-a-popular-romMaybe you’re not familiar with CyanogenMod. In that case we’ll tell you that CyanogenMod is one of the most well-known custom ROMs out there, serving million users in the world who like to customize their phones.

The reason why the Android community likes custom ROMs so much is because they are able to add new features, ramp up performance of their device or just change the drab stock Android look into something more exciting.  Also its pretty fun to play around with them!

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4 COMMENTS

  1. You suggest reporting bugs. Except that for the most part, as far as I can see, CM are not entirely interested in bug reports. In their main bug reporting tool (Jira) they have this disclaimer:

    This tracker does not collect bug reports against nightly builds. See here for regressions in nightly builds.

    And when you go to the “here” referenced above for a project for reporting bugs on nightlies they have this disclaimer:

    Devices must have had at least one M release in the last 3 months and must have an active maintainer. (see the wiki Device Status page for info on this)

    And when you go look at the Device Status page the number of devices that have received an M release within 3 months is much smaller than the number that have not. Even the Nexus 5 is only a few days away from not being eligible to report bugs.

    So the actual number of devices (and therefore people) that can report bugs is probably fairly small.

    • CyanogenMod (which this article is about) was initially released a long (long) time (many years) before the one plus one was even a thought in somebody’s mind.

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