CyanogenMod 9 hits RC1 for 37 devices

CyanogenMod 9 hits RC1 for 37 devices
We don’t usually devote much virtual ink to covering custom Android ROMs, but for CyanogenMod we have to make an exception, seeing as how more than two million of you have installed it. And today is a big day in Cyanogen-land, as version 9 has officially moved to release candidate stage, and is available for download for 37 devices.

The process has been a long hard slog by CyanogenMod’s lofty standards - according to a blog post on the CM website 225 days have come and gone since the CM9 project began (with the release of Android 4.0 to AOSP). They ran into many of the same problems that Android OEMs have, that Android 4.0 was such a massive upgrade over 2.3 that many of their apps required a complete rewrite.

It was apparently a challenge worth taking, as the team expressed “extreme pride” at the results - and with as popular as CM7 has proven, we think the CyanogenMod team deserves the benefit of the doubt when it comes to evaluating custom ROMs. We should note that while the release candidate is “feature complete”, it’s not a true stable release - the idea is to stress test a near-finished product and find any bugs that may be hiding.

At the same time, people have been using the nightly builds of CM9 on their phones for some time now, so it’s not like we are talking about inherently buggy software. If you like to play it as safe as possible with your custom ROM you can wait a little while longer for the full stable release, but everyone else who wants in can hit up the source link below.

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13 Comments

1. SleepingOz unregistered

Already had it flashed on my GSII

2. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Eh, if it contains anywhere near the features that AOKP has then I'll do it. MEGA CUSTOMIZATION

3. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Yet onboar of my Galaxy Note and Galaxy S :D

4. Sweetie310

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

hi is the ICS update for the unlocked/international/gsm version (motorola razr) as well?if it isn't when will it be available to update?pls anybody kindly inform me i really would appreciate that :)

5. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

this isn't the ics update on the droid razr :( the verizon one is getting ics this week the international one should be getting it soon, or you could flash a leaked build on your device

6. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

already flashed on my optimus T

7. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

HELL YEAH!

8. Harold1066

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

doesn't look like it is up for HP Touchpad yet :(

9. rb68

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 23, 2010

Breathed new life into my original Galaxy Tab. Took me a bit of back and forth to get it rooted and then flashed, but it was worth the time.

10. abiug.gc

Posts: 15; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

i cant root my LG p990 i know its an older device im from mexico . I cant Root with super one click i dont know why do you think u can help me?

11. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

try gingerbreak or z4root superoneclick should work though or you can use lgdmp to install custom recovery, then you can just flash a new rom

12. abiug.gc

Posts: 15; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

thank u Bro! i will try it :D

13. abiug.gc

Posts: 15; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

which is the most stable ROM for O2x?

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