Finally we’re seeing a stable point release for Android 4.3, from CyanogenMod. This evening, CyanogenMod is announcing that 10.2.0 is now hitting their site for everyone to download. And it’ll be available for every device that was on their RC1 supported device list. Now of course if you’ve got a third party addon, you’re going to need to update it. If you are coming from CyanogenMod 10.1, you may notice the Phone app reports as “not installed” so you’ll simply just need to remove the shortcut and re-add it from your app drawer. No big deal right?
As expected, now that the stable release is out, the CyanogenMod team is going to be putting their focus on CyanogenMod 11 now, which is based off of Android 4.4. However CM 10.2 nightlies will continue as they ramp up CM11 nightlies, and device maintainers will signal which devices are ready to make that jump as well. Hopefully we’ll see plenty of official CyanogenMod 11 ROMs very soon.
CyanogenMod is also announcing that they will be retiring the ICS branches from Nightly rotation very soon. Which makes sense, as they are probably seeing less and less updates or changes to their nightlies. And instead the buildbot will be focusing on nightlies for CM10.0 and higher. Which makes plenty of sense right? They’ve also made some changes to the release tagging process. For those that like to build from CM’s code base, note that all the device repositories themselves are being built off of a new ‘stable/cm-10.2′ branch in their source. They are stating that you can think of cm-10.2 as a development brand and “stable/cm-10.2’ as the release branch. Pretty much self explanatory right?
So those of you running CyanogenMod on their phone, you should be seeing CyanogenMod 10.2 available for your device very soon. Keep an eye out for it, as the buildbot is working on it. Let us know what you think about it in the comments below.