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CM 11 M1: Android 4.4 KitKat ROM milestone already on Nexus devices

Authored by: Kris Carlon — Dec 6, 2013

Just as Google releases an incremental update to the Android 4.4 firmware to improve camera and audio performance on the Nexus 5 and other Nexus devices, the team at CyanogenMod have hit their first Milestone release with CM 11 M1. The fact that a milestone build has appeared before any officially released nightlies for CM 11 is a change in tact for the team, but is great news for any Nexus owners hankering to get the latest CyanogenMod ROM on their device lickety split.

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Normally, at this point, just a couple of days after the CM team shifted their full focus from Android 4.3 to Android 4.4, we'd be seeing nightly builds made available for tinkering with. But this time around the CyanogenMod team decided to release an early milestone build for Nexus devices due to their inherent stability on AOSP. This provides an opportunity for a clean version to be tested publicly on clean devices, which will help isolate any CyanogenMod-introduced bugs and pave the way for further supported devices.

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If you don't have a Nexus device, you can still get on board the CM 11 train, as nightly builds are also being made available for other supported devices, although these will, naturally, have the usual bugs and peccadilloes that you'd normally expect from unstable nightly builds. But the feedback on the Nexus builds will push the development along at a much faster pace for everyone. For a full list of supported devices getting nightly builds, head on over to CyanogenMod's download page.

Download CM 11 M1 for Nexus 5 (Hammerhead)

Download CM 11 M1 for Nexus 7 2013 LTE (Deb)

Download CM 11 M1 for Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi (Flo)

Download CM 11 M1 for Nexus 4 (Mako)

Download CM 11 M1 for Nexus 10 (Manta)

Download CM 11 M1 for Nexus 7 2012 GSM (Tilapia)

Download CM 11 M1 for Nexus 7 2012 Wi-Fi (Grouper)

Please be advised, as always, that flashing custom ROMs is risky. Please read up on the initial feedback on the Nexus milestone builds on CyanogenMod's website, and perform full backups on your data before proceeding.

Have you got CM 11 on your Nexus or other supported device already? How are you liking it?

Source: CyanogenMod

Kris Carlon comes to the AndroidPIT Editorial Team via a lengthy period spent traveling and relying on technology to keep him in touch with the outside world. He joined the Android community while resurfacing in civilization back in 2010 and has never looked back, using technology to replace his actual presence in other people's lives ever since. He can usually be found juggling three phones at once and poring over G+ posts, Reddit and RSS feeds.

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  • Kris Carlon
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    Dec 9, 2013 Link to comment

    Just an FYI, I flashed CM 11 on my Nexus 5 on the weekend and it is running super smooth and stable. I really can't see any problems with it so far. Apparently there's some problems using TWRP, so ClockworkMod is recommended. I just used ROM Manager and it was fine, although it did get stuck in a boot loop on the first attempt.

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