CyanogenMod 11 snapshot build M9 out now, adds support for Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, HTC One (M8)

CyanogenMod 11 snapshot build M9 out now, adds support for Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, HTC One (M8)
A month after the M8 snapshot, the CyanogenMod team has now fired off the M9. What this means is that if you are looking for a stable upgrade, now's the time to get flashin'. Snapshots (M-builds) are CM's monthly-released builds that have usually undergone some testing and are deemed mostly bug-free. Unfortunately, for those of you waiting for more stable builds, a snapshot is as stable as you are going to get, as the CyanogenMod team has announced a while ago that they will no longer compile the fully-tested "stable" versions.

Aside from some bug fixes and performance tuning, it is the first M build to add support for the Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, and HTC One (M8), and brings a few interesting functions, such as doubletap to sleep (when using secure keyguard for the lockscreen), Proximity Wake-Up support (prevents the device from waking up when in a pocket, purse, etc.), spam notification filtering, settings search, translation, and a few others – full changelog will be listed below.

None of these will be new for enthusiasts who regularly flash the nightly builds of CM. The changes incorporated in the latest snapshot are the ones that have been rolling out in nightlies from the 31st of June, 'till the 27th of July.

Changelog:

  • Themes support for additional UI elements
  • Heads Up Notifications – Bug Fixes
  • Lockscreen – Allow doubletap to sleep when using secure keyguard
  • Torch – Improve performance
  • Safe Headset Volume – prompt when interfering with 3rd party device (Jawbone, Square, etc)
  • Center clock support
  • Quick Settings – respect locale changes on additional tiles
  • Proximity Wake-Up support – prevent accidental wake-up of device by checking to see if proximity sensor is blocked (eg. Device is in a bag or pocket).
  • Spam notification filtering – Set notifications to auto-ignore based on content (perfect for those pesky games that want you to ‘Save 20% on our new game’). Long-press offending notification to set as ignored; manage in Privacy settings.
  • Settings Search – Additional improvements and highlighting
  • Data Usage Info – Add support for CDMA devices without sim cards
  • Bluetooth – Add additional A2DP profiles
  • Bluetooth – Disable AVRCP 1.5 by default (fixes various car unit compatibility)
  • Email – Fix saving attachments to storage for POP3 accounts
  • Translations (Thanks CM Crowdin Team!)
  • Account for Play Services induced wake-locks
  • Fix encryption on some LG Devices
  • Dialer – add support for Korean and Chinese to smart-dialer

source: CyanogenMod via Android Police

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12 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I might root my M8 tonight after work and try this out.

2. Nexus_droid

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Hey, want your opinion on something. I'm getting a phone later this month, should I get the S5 or the M8? Coming from a Nexus 4.. I plan to root either and run cyanogen anyway.

3. Drsarcastic

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

It depends what is important to you.

4. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Well, personally I would pick up the S5 just because its water resistant and am a big fan of AMOLED display and their camera. if your looking for a big slab and snappy performance, you could easily go with the M8.

5. Airostotle

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

S5 is wider than the m8 so both could be labeled as "big slabs"

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

S5 and M8 are virtually the same width. M8 is taller.

6. sid8911

Posts: 54; Member since: May 29, 2010

If you're on Verizon. you probably won't be able to run CM for a while until the boot loader is unlocked.

7. johnfranckiv

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I'm on verizon.. and s-off and bootloader unlocked...

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Go with the S5. You won't regret it.

11. Nexus_droid

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Okay, thanks guys, S5 it is. :)

10. Arthurhkt

Posts: 716; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I hope they fix the bug for Cyanogenmod 11 M8 video camera for my Nexus 4

12. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

The only complaint I always have about custom Roms is the Battery Life thats Why I dont wanna try CM11 U.u I dont know If any of u guys already tried can tell me how is that issue going on now... I tried on CM9 and the Battery Life was terrible.

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