We have some excellent news to start this week that arrived from the official CyanogenMod crew. They’ve been working hard on CM10.1, which is the absolute latest Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean, and have now begun nightly builds for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, the Nexus 7 3G and a few others. While most Nexus devices are already enjoying 4.2 Jelly Bean, Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus isn’t so here’s your chance to enjoy the latest and greatest.

While Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus is still a few updates behind to say the least, those trusty developers have saved the day as usual. CyanogenMod 10.1 is their AOSP version of Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean with a few improvements and added features. You all should know plenty about CyanogenMod already, so this is just a PSA. For those rocking Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus you should be headed to your favorite developer site as we speak to get the latest CM 10.1 nightly. Or just head to get.cm to get started.

As usual, nightly builds aren’t quite what the dev team would call “stable” but have progressed to a point where they’ll be releasing nightly builds as they are stable enough for daily usage. I’ve been rocking CM10.1 for a few weeks now without issues, so it’s pretty darn stable so far. Expect some hands-on coming soon.

They’ll update “nightly” (obviously) with improvements, bug fixes, new features and more so be sure and get ready for some crackflashing — as we like to call it. The CM team has 10.1 available for multiple devices from the link above, but today have started official nightlies for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus (toro) the toroplus, as well as the 3G enabled Nexus 7. Head to the link below and find your respective device. Don’t forget to Nandroid backup and get the proper gapps folks.

[via Get.CM]

  • ChetDavis

    Halelujah, He is Risen.

    Flashing now.

    • right.. Thanks for nothing Verizon

    • ChetDavis

      Update: All I got was a “Unfortunately, Setup Wizard has stopped.” Never even got to the setup screen. Back to CM10 (until tomorrow)!

      • did you wipe first? lol

      • also try Euroskank builds as they also build nightly and cherry pick commits that aren’t official yet.

      • ChetDavis

        Ya, I did a Factory Reset, Wipe Cache, and Wipe Dalvik. I’ve tried the Euroskank Jellybro builds, but my LTE + CDMA radios never get a signal on those.

      • ChetDavis

        Haha, I figured it out. I was using the 10/11 gapps when I should have been using the 11/17 gapps. Also, you need to set the network mode once you boot for the first time, then do a reboot. That fixes the connection.

        DURR HURR

      • Jeremy Summers

        I got this and was able to get it resolved by wiping and a fresh flash.

        Currently though the phone app is not working for me and I can not figure out how to resolve it

  • wr450man

    I installed cyanogen and now have no google services. Everything else works fine. Any thoughts? Google Nexus Galaxy Verizon