Today CyanogenMOD team released CM9 or CyanogenMod 9 stable builds for the majority of ICS supported devices(so far 29 devices and counting). Although certainly it taken a while, but finally the popular CyanogenMod has a stable version of its ninth iteration.
Reaching the stable version of CM9 is a very big deal for the developers, they started porting ICS since November of last year and they’ve had to basically rewrite the CyanogenMod ROM from scratch.
Also Android manufacturers took so long to upgrade their own devices from Gingerbread to ICS, still some devices like LG Optimus 2x didn’t received a official ICS update, so we can understand that CM9 stable release is a huge project and we have to thank Cyanogen team for their effort.
Also the CM team stated that this is the final major build for CM9 and from now onwards the team will focus solely on android 4.1 aka Jelly Bean or CM10 and maintenance of the CM 7 codebase. However, there will be releases to fix any critical bugs as and when they pop up. CM9 or CyanogenMod 9 is based on Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) release and brings several other improvements
So far, the supported devices:
- ASUS Transformer Pad
- ASUS EeePad Transformer Prime
- HTC Sensation
- Sony Ericson XperiaActive-ST17i
- Sony Ericson Play (R800i, CDMA-R800x)
- Motorola Xoom (Wifi)
- LG Nitro HD/Optimus LTE
- Samsung Galaxy Tabs
- Samsung Galaxy Note (Intl)
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus (GSM/CDMA)
- Sony Ericson Xperia Mini Pro
- Samsung Galaxy S III ((intl)
- Samsung Galaxy S II (Intl/AT&T/GSM)
- Sony Ericson Xperia Neo
- Samsung Galaxy S
- Samsung Epic 4G
- LG Optimus Sol
- Samsung Nexus S (+/- 4G)
- Sony Ericson Xperia Arc
- Sony Ericson Live With Walkman
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus (sprint)
Download :CM9 stable
From CM team blog :
ICS, we hardly knew ye.
Builds for CyanogenMod 9 stable will be rolling out to our servers tonight. As noted before, this will be the end of the line for the ICS branch of our code; only critical bug fixes will be merged moving forward.
As a note, the maguro build from this morning was not meant to be linked publicly. Maguro’s build this evening will be marked 126.96.36.199 to be on par with the other 9.0.0 releases.
Many have wondered why we bothered to finish CM 9 when we are already active in CM 10 development. To that, our answer is: we don’t like to leave things incomplete. There is no profit gained from what we do, so the satisfaction of completing a goal is our only reward. This release also serves as a release suitable for the masses, especially those who won’t have 100% functioning releases of CM 10 immediately or are averse to anything branded as ‘preview’, ‘alpha’, ‘beta’ or ‘nightly’.
On the topic of nightlies, this release also serves as an end to our CM 9 nightlies, to make way for nightlies chock full of Jelly Bean goodness.