Today marks the first day of the Transformer Pad Infinity getting CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies. Now these are official nightlies, which means they are a step even further to getting a stable Android 4.2 ROM. Currently the devices to have CM 10.1 nightlies are the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10.
So what is a nightly? Well the folks over at Android Police were nice enough to put up a definition:
A “nightly” is a bleeding edge release that is built on a daily basis, usually at night after a full day’s worth of new code has been committed.
It could oftentimes be unstable and not properly tested, lacking any changelogs, but eventually evolving into alphas, betas, release candidates, and finally stable releases.
The first nightly just hit CM’s website hours ago, so it’s still fresh. You may have trouble getting a fast download since everyone is probably trying to download this nightly right now. So if you’re having trouble just try again later. Don’t forget you need the latest GApps to flash along with CM 10.1 nightlies. For those that may not have flashed a ROM in a while, here’s how ya do it.
- Place both CM10.1 and GApps .zip on your SD card or internal storage
- Boot into recovery
- Select install from SD Card (or something similar) and navigate to the CM 10.1 zip file
- Confirm you want to install the zip
- Once finished, follow the last two steps again to install the GApps zip
- Once that’s finished, wipe Data/Factory Restore
- Wipe Dalvik Cache
- And Reboot
You’re first boot may take a bit longer than expected, but that is because your device has to rebuild the dalvik cache and do a bunch of other things. So don’t get worried when it takes a bit longer to boot than normal. And now ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity owners should start seeing new CM 10.1 builds daily now.
If you install this nightly, let us know in the comments below how well it works out for you. And what bugs you notice.