Android 4.4 KitKat arrives on Xperia Z1 and many others, courtesy of CyanogenMod 11 nightlies
Up until now, the latest version of the CyanogenMod ROM was available for these devices, but the builds were experimental and quite unstable. With the introduction of the nightlies, ROM enthusiasts that sport one of the newly-added devices will benefit from steadier builds.
However, take into consideration that nightly builds usually contain a lot of bugs and it's not guaranteed that they will work flawlessly.
Without further ado, here is the list of the devices that receive nightly builds:
- ASUS Transformer Pad (tf300t)
- ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity (tf700t)
- Google Galaxy Nexus (Verizon, Sprint)
- Google Nexus S (crespo)
- HTC Droid DNA (dlx)
- HC One S (ville)
- HTC One X (endeavoru)
- HTC One X+ (enrc2b)
- HTC One XL (evita)
- LG G2 (International, T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon)
- LG G-Pad (v500)
- LG Spectrum (vs920)
- Motorola Droid Bionic (targa)
- Motorola Droid Razr (spyder)
- Motorola Razr (utms_spyder)
- Samsung Captivated (camptivatedmtd)
- Samsung Epic 4G (epicmtd)
- Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate (exhilarate)
- Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (t0lte)
- Samsung Galaxy Premier (superior)
- Samsung Galaxy S2 (skyrocket, i9100g, International)
- Samsung Galaxy S3 (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, MetroPCS, Cricket, US Cellular)
- Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (International)
- Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G (t769)
- Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G (apexqtmo)
- Sony Xperia V (tsubasa)
- Sony Xperia ZR (dogo)
- Sony Xperia Z (yuga)
- Sony Xperia Z Ultra (togari)
- Sony Xperia Z1 (honami)
6. SleepingOz (unregistered)
I can't imagine myself using an unrooted device. Rooting will get the most out of your droid. And if you're not happy with it, you can always unroot your device. That's the beauty of Android!
11. Darkhell (Posts: 32; Member since: 03 Nov 2013)
Root it, so what if it voids your manufacturers warranty? How many phones have you had repaired by the maker? Me one, my Razr speaker went out and I unrooted my phone first and then sent it in. What phone do you use?
12. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)
Honestly, if your device is running a newer Jelly Bean or Kit Kat build already: I'd advise against rooting your device. Most new Android releases have included most of the things people used to root for.
2. Harold1066 (Posts: 17; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)
Rooting your phone does void the warranty on it, but offers far more customization options. I would recommend rooting for slightly older devices, maybe 18 months or so. Newer devices will have far more OEM support while owners of older devices will often have to look to third party devs to get enhanced functionality. I have my Nexus 4 and 5 unrooted, while my Optimus G, Streak 5, and Atrix 4G are rooted.
3. alvinl (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Dec 2013)
i don't get it, how does the gnex for sprint and verizon receive the nightlies but the gsm version don't?
4. Harold1066 (Posts: 17; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)
The Galaxy Nexus GSM does get CM11 nightlies. The list above doesn't list all devices with CM11 nightlies.
13. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)
Galaxy Nexus is still a very popular device for people that leech all the bandwidth from the Verizon network because of the huge number of left-over unlimited internet vultures.
But the GSM version always have Dev support first because they dont use backwards ass CDMA like Verizon does :)
5. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6674; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
I'll wait till its official thanks.
7. Beholder88 (Posts: 81; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
I have the Note 2 currently running CM 10 and it's great. Now I'll have to check out the nightlies and see if it's worth a permanent switch yet. Sometimes it's best to wait for the fully stable build.
14. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)
How's that camera :D Every time I use a stock ROM instead of the OEM ROM, the camera is ruined.
8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8812; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Um Note 3 has been sporting CM11 for quite some time PA.
9. PeterK. (Posts: 117; Member since: 13 Nov 2013)
Sure, Smurf. CM 11 was available for your Note 3 and other flagship devices for some time now, but the devices listed above received CM 11 support only yesterday. Hence the necessity of this article.
16. PeterK. (Posts: 117; Member since: 13 Nov 2013)
I belive that there re currently no CM 11 nightlies for the AT&T Note 3.