Back at the start of this year, the CyanogenMod (CM) team went about announcing the release of their latest take on Android, and in particular, take on Android 5.0 (Lollipop) in the form of CM12. This began an immediate rollout of CM12 to a number of devices. Since, the initial announcement and rollout, the CM team have continued to make available CM12 to more devices. If you are interested in the community driven CyanogenMod (CM), then you might want to know that the onwards march continues today with a couple more devices being added to the the ever-increasing list of compatible phones.
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The latest devices to see their compatibility made official is the Moto E and the Oppo N3. The Moto E refers to the original Moto E and not the one that was recently announced. This is the 2014 edition and which goes by the codename ‘condor’. The Oppo N3 will need little introduction to those who know of it. Either way, both devices are now available in their first take on CM12 and as such both downloads can now be installed.
As usual, with CM12, it does need to be made clear that this is a ‘nightly’ build of the ROM. This means that the build is still in what is known as the experimental stage of development. It is not considered fully stable but is considered stable enough to download and run. However, the nightly tag does mean that you would be wise to expect bugs or at least some buggy behaviors here and there. If you are running the 2014 Moto E and feel like giving CM12 a try then click here to be redirected to your specific download page. If you are of the Oppo N3 persuasion then click here to get your download link. As always, you will need a custom recovery to install the files, and once downloaded, flashed and installed, make sure to wipe your system including dalvik and cache. As always though, the most important rule to remember is to back up. If you do give CM12 a try on either of these devices then make sure to let us know what you think.