CyanogenMod team has finished the work on CM 10.1.0 Final builds, and now there are over 50 devices supported by this release. The list of supported continues to grow as we will see more and more devices that will receive the update later today and tomorrow.
Due to the release of the first Stable build of CM 10.1.0, it means that we will no longer see any new Release Candidate snapshots. However, the M-release and Nightlies will continue to be updated, as it seems like the CyanogenMod team still has some work to complete on several features and functions that were freshly implemented in last week’s CM 10.1 Nighlties builds.
All the Samsung Galaxy S3 variant except for the International I9300 model are supported and can be updated with CM 10.1.0 Stable builds. That’s not the only Exynos-based device without support, as there are several other models such as Galaxy Note 1 and 2 along with some Tegra 2-based devices. It is expected for the CM team to add support for some of these devices next month.
Samsung devices supported are as following: Captivate, Vibrant, Galaxy S2 SkyRocket, T-Mobile Galaxy Note 1, AT&T Galaxy Note 1, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 WiFi and GSM models, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 WiFi and GSM models, Galaxy S2 I9100G, T-Mobile Galaxy S2, Galaxy S I9000, Galaxy S B model, Epic 4G, Verizon/ US Cellular/ Sprint/ T-Mobile / MetroPCS/ Cricket/ AT&T Galaxy S3 variants.
Sony smartphones that you can update with CM 10.1.0 ROMs: Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia T, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia V.
Google-based devices supported: Sprint and Verizon Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 GSM, Nexus Q, Nexus 10, Galaxy Nexus GSM International, Nexus 7 WiFi.
HTC One X is listed as a supported device, but there is no official word on the 2013 HTC One. At the moment, there are only several Nightly and Experimental builds of CM 10.1 available for the ‘m7ul’ GSM variant of HTC One.
Since the work on the Stable CM 10.1.0 code is now complete, the CM team will continue to launch M Snapshots and Nightlies builds. Also, with this first CM 10.1.0 Nightly builds, users will get the latest CyanogenMod Privacy Guard function, formerly Incognito Mode. A new feature that adds an extra tool for better protection. NOTE that the Privacy Guard will be available only with Nightlies and it won’t be featured with the RC / Stable releases.
Privacy Guard will allow CyanogenMod users to run applications in Incognito Mode, it can be enabled from the App Info screen. When enabled, Privacy Guard will block any applications and other tools from accessing the GPS of your device, which means that your location cannot be determined. However, there are some bugs, as the app won’t be able to see contacts, browser history, calendar and text messages. Also, ads might still appear on some applications with root access.
CyanogenMod ROM continues to grow and it has become a great alternative to the stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly bean that’s packed on Nexus devices, as well as for Samsung’s TouchWiz Nature UX, HTC’s Sense UI or Xperia UI. Get your hands on this new Stable build and then tell us in comments how’s your smartphone running, how’s its battery holding up and if there are noticeable differences in performance compared to your former operating system.
The new CM 10.1.0 based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean is available right now and you can be download them from get.cm. Remember that your devices needs to be carrier-unlocked, rooted and the CWM or TWRP Recovery installed. Flash the ROM using the Custom Recovery image and make sure to flash the Gapps zip (download here).