Nougat-based CyanogenMod 14.1 is now available for the Nexus 5, Moto X Pure Edition, Nextbit Robin, and others

For many 'forgotten' Android devices, a custom ROM is the only way to get a taste of the new newer Android flavors. Of course, other contemporary devices could also greatly benefit from a third-party firmware as it usually gives a tad more control over what's going under the hood at the expense of losing stock software features. Speaking of custom ROMs, probably no other name rings as loud as CyanogenMod's.

CyanogenMod's latest installment, version 14.1, is based on Android 7.1 Nougat and got just launched for a surplus of diverse Android devices. These are the Google Nexus 5, the Moto X Pure Edition (2015), the Nextbit Robin, the LG G Pad 7.0 LTE, the Oppo R5 and the larger R7 Plus. CyanogenMod is also available for a surplus of other devices, like the LG G4, the Nexus 6P, the original Moto G, and some other exotic offerings. 

Willing adopters should have in mind that the current builds are "nightly" ones, meaning they get updated almost every other day and are usually ridden with serious bugs and issues, like malfunctioning radios, camera, and whatnot. Thus, they might not be your best bet if you're looking for a steady daily driver.

Still, if you're willing to bite the bullet and give CyanogenMod 14.1 a try, follow the source link and look for your device in the sidebar - if you're lucky, you will be able to download a CM14.1 build for it and give it a try.



1. tokuzumi

Posts: 1989; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Got this installed on my Nexus 4. It's purely a home wifi device, so I can't comment on stability, but I love the pixel density change ability. I'm also amazed at how close HTC is getting to stock Android with my HTC 10. There are really only minor tweaks here and there. It's not Moto level of stock android, but it's nowhere near the levels of skinning that were on previous year's devices. Long story short, Android just keeps getting better and better.

2. fur0n

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

I've already got CM14.1 on my Nexus 6P, Nexus 5, and Nexus 7 (2013).

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