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.