CyanogenMod 9 enters RC 2 phase, adds support for the Galaxy S III

CyanogenMod 9 enters RC 2 phase, adds support for the Galaxy S III
Good news for the modding community! The CyanogenMod team has released Release Candidate 2 (RC 2) of CyanogenMod 9 - the version of the custom ROM that is based on the platform-redefining Android Ice Cream Sandwich. What makes this release even better is the fact that it adds support for popular devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S III (international versions), Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), Galaxy S II for AT&T, Galaxy S II for T-Mobile and Galaxy Note for AT&T.

RC 2 of CM 9 should be pretty stable, and perfectly good to be used as a daily driver. It will allow you to get rid of Samsung's TouchWiz Nature UX, and replace it with a stock UI with some added functionality. If you have strong desire to mod your Galaxy S III by installing a custom ROM, but are somewhat new to all of this, it's good to know that CyanogenMod is the most popular and fully-featured custom Android ROM.

It is believed that this Release Candidate will be the last RC, and the next version of CM 9 will be the final one. The final release is expected to come out in about two to three weeks. Meanwhile, members of the team are already working on CM 10, which will be based on the latest Android version - 4.1 Jelly Bean.

You can find more info about CyanogenMod 9 and the ROM itself by following this link.

source: CyanogenMod via AndroidAuthority

Related phones

Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)

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3 Comments

1. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Can't wait for CM10. I love open source. I'm just regretful that I didn't take up programming growing up, so that I can be part of the open source community and contribute.

2. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

TBQH, when JB source dropped, watching daily gerrit logs there where maybe a handful of ICS fix's, else, its been pretty much full of JellyBean... so most if not all CM team have moved to CM10... IMHO: with the talk of what 4.0 to 4.1 is, they could DROP CM9 as the transition isnt large enough to keep it alive, a refence point is that CM7 and ICS/JB are a huge departure from eachother, so CM7 and CM10 should be the main 2, where as CM9 can quietly fall by the wayside...

3. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

I just moved my Galaxy Note to CM9. I am getting better battery life and zero lag. The Video camera is much better than ICS or GB. Like groupsacc I can't wait to move to CM10.

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