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LG V10, T-Mobile LG G4 Get CyanogenMod Nightlies

February 17, 2016 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Those of you with the LG V10 (model h901) or the T-Mobile LG G4, you’ll be happy to know that there are now official CyanogenMod nightlies available for both devices. The LG V10 is getting CyanogenMod 12.1 nightlies right now while the T-Mobile LG G4 is getting CyanogenMod 13 nightlies. The difference here is that CyanogenMod 12.1 is Lollipop based (Android 5.1.1) and CyanogenMod 13 is Marshmallow based (Android 6.0.1). A bit unfortunate to see the LG V10 getting CyanogenMod 12.1, seeing as the LG V10 is already running Android 5.1.1 from LG, but we’ll likely see the device get its CyanogenMod 13 nightly pretty soon, at least we hope.

The LG G4 from T-Mobile has already gotten its Marshmallow update from LG, but for those that would rather have stock Android on the LG G4, CyanogenMod is a great way to go. It’s worth noting that flashing CyanogenMod will require you to root your device and thus void your warranty with LG. If you’re okay with that, then by all means go ahead and do so. Make sure you read up on the process before attempting to do so though, as you could brick your device. Although that is very unlikely at this point. CyanogenMod is a third-party ROM that is based off of AOSP and has a few of its own customizations included. With flashing CyanogenMod, you’ll likely see a big difference in the camera on both phones, as LG’s proprietary software will be gone. Always something to keep in mind.

With LG slated to be announcing the G5 this weekend, it’s pretty good to see CyanogenMod 13 nightlies arriving for the LG G4. Especially with prices of the LG G4 dropping in the next few weeks, there will be many more users buying the phone and wanting to switch over to a stock Android look and feel. The LG G4 can be had for under $350 in many places these days. Still a great price for a great smartphone. The LG V10 is a bit more expensive, primarily because it came out just a few months ago. The LG V10 does have some pretty stellar video controls for shooting video manually, something that will also be lost if you flash CyanogenMod.