Android 4.4 KitKat arrives on Xperia Z1 and many others, courtesy of CyanogenMod 11 nightlies

Android 4.4 KitKat arrives on Xperia Z1 and many others, courtesy of CyanogenMod 11 nightlies
The availability of the latest version of the most popular custom ROM for Android, CyanogenMod, has been expanded to even more mobile devices, the CyanogenMod team announced. Popular devices, such as the Sony Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note 2 and some carrier-specific versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III, are among the new devices that receive the Android 4.4 KitKat flavour through nigtly builds of CyanogenMod 11.

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)

Nightly builds for these devices can be downloaded from CyanogenMod's official web page. A link has been provided for your convenience at the source.

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16 Comments

1. KINGJUAN27

Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Is it advisable to root one's phone? :/

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: 33; Member since: Nov 03, 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: 621; Member since: Aug 20, 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: 19; Member since: Jun 01, 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: 6; Member since: Dec 28, 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: 19; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

The Galaxy Nexus GSM does get CM11 nightlies. The list above doesn't list all devices with CM11 nightlies.

13. bigstrudel

Posts: 621; Member since: Aug 20, 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 unregistered

I'll wait till its official thanks.

7. Beholder88

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 30, 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: 621; Member since: Aug 20, 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: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Um Note 3 has been sporting CM11 for quite some time PA.

9. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 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.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Gotcha. Thanks for the info!

15. Darkhell

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 03, 2013

I can't find CM11 for AT&T Note 3.

16. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

I belive that there re currently no CM 11 nightlies for the AT&T Note 3.

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