CyanogenMod team has officially announced that the first build of CM 10.1 Nightlies for Google Nexus 4 is now ready for download. It is common knowledge that the CM Nightlies ROMs are the most popular AOSP custom releases for Android devices, and it would’ve been just a matter of time until these were made available for Google’s best Android 4.2 smartphone.
This announcement took us by surprise, as we didn’t expect for the guys at CyanogenMod to receive that many requests from users before deciding to launch the Nightly builds for the latest Google device. You know that there aren’t that many Google Nexus 4 owners but, few as they are, they still got what they asked and now they can start testing new ROMs and other customization files while millions stare at the ‘Sold Out’ sign on Google’s Nexus 4 Play Store web page. However, this release means ‘good news’ for those that own the device and simply want to begin the testing of the new custom CM 10.1 ROM.
CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightlies is based on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean AOSP and, from now on you should more and more features added with every single Nightly build release. Besides the customization options that are included in such CM 10.1 custom ROMs, you will also receive enhanced performance and numerous tweaks that will make your smartphone work even better that before. With the Nightlies ROM installation you will also receive some new CyanogenMod apps, such as Apollo Music Player and CM File Manager.
Note that a nightly build this early means that it might not be very stable and you might find bugs and errors, but with every daily release the CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightlies will get better and better.
CM10.1 Nightlies for ‘mako’ ( the Nexus 4 codename) will be released on an almost daily basis and you can find them on the device’s CM dedicated download web page here. It can be installed easily using a custom recovery image just like you did with all the former CyanogenMod releases ( guide here )
Also, it is confirmed that the Google Nexus 10 will join the Android 4.2 and CM 10.1 party soon, so you should keep an eye for the official announcement.
Install the new update and tell us in comments if you’re satisfied with the first CyanogenMod10.1 Nightlies ROM build.