While most of the custom ROM developers are focusing on Android 4.4 KitKat lately, the CyanogenMod team just released the first CM 10.2 stable builds. If you prefer stable Android custom software for your handset, you will now be able to download CM 10.2 stable (Android 4.3 Jelly Bean-based) from CyanogenMod’s website.
The CM 10.2 stable builds that were released by CyanogenMod are generally bug free and more reliable than the other builds like nighties or release candidates. CM 10.2 is not compatible with all the devices supported by the CM team, but it should soon become available for download for most of the recent Nexus phones and tablets and high-end devices that were released over the last 18 months.
The ZIP files for the CM 10.2 stable builds are now available for download here. If you’re a regular custom ROM user, you know the drill: download CM 10.2 stable, GApps, copy both on your smartphone, reboot into recovery mode, then flash both packages on your device. If you’re already running Cyanogen you probably won’t have to wipe data.
Now that the CM 10.2 stable builds are finally released, the team will now focus on developing the Android 4.4 KitKat-based CM 11. Even though CyanogenMod didn’t announce the ETA, the CM 11 nightly builds can’t be too far, so prepare to upgrade your devices to a new KitKat-flavored custom ROM. Since the team will now focus on CM 11, the Ice Cream Sandwich-based nightly builds will be retired.