The folks over at CyanogenMod have been hard at work on new builds that will add new devices, add new features and improvements, and of course, fix previous bugs. This is the eleventh M build of the popular CM 11 using the most recent Android 4.4.4 codebase. New devices that were added include the Galaxy S4 Active (jactivelte), Galaxy S4 SK I-9506 (ks01lte), Galaxy S5 GSM (klte), Galaxy Tab 10.1 (picassowifi), and Galaxy Player 4.0 (ypg1). It also re-introduces Samsung Galaxy Relay 4G (apexqtmo) support and Base support for HTC Desire 816 and HTC One Mini 2 (pending nightlies). A high-level changelog follows:
Fix signal strength showing '2147483647â€² on certain devices - Frameworks & Core Apps: CAF and other upstream updates - Lockscreen: Do not play sounds while a phone call is active & MSIM updates - Frameworks: Add base & MSIM APIs for SEEK (Secure Element Evaluation Kit) support - Frameworks: Fix volume button changing two 'steps' per click - Frameworks: Add 'Screen Off' action for double-tap/long-press configuration options - Show devices connected to your WiFi (tethering) Hotspot - Fix bug related to 'switch to last app' action while in Recents view - Fix Navigation Bar arrow keys in RTL locales - Translations updates from CyanogenMod CrowdIn team - Adjustments to 'Glove Mode' (High Touch Sensitivity) - APN Updates for various regions - Camera: Add support for all available Slow Shutter speeds (hardware dependent); Improve shutter button - Dialer/InCallUI: Fix smartcover always showing answer fragment - LG G2: Address GPS and NFC issues - Various security updates - General bug fixes.
CyanogenMod has long been the most popular Android ROM around - like pure Android, they provide a fast stock-like experience with many of their custom changes and improvements. Unlike most manufacturers' user interfaces (UI) that only allow you to update once or twice, you can extend the life of your device by using the CM ROM that will continue to be available. Updates and fixes are constantly being worked on and they are very responsive to their customer's needs. You may want to head over to our source page and read some of the comments, as most of them are errors or problems that others are experiencing on certain devices and you may be able to save yourself some headaches. Please hit us up on our Google+ Page and let us know if your use CyanogenMod's interfaces on your device and what the differences are between using the pure Google experience and using a CyanogenMod build...as always, we would love to hear from you.