CyanogenMod 10.2 RC1




CyanogenMod logo (75 pix) CyanogenMod is an open source operating system for smartphones and tablets. It is based on a bare version of Android and adds additional functionality, including root access, shortcuts in the notification bar, an extensive lockscreen and different themes for the interface. Furthermore, there are often performance improvements to be taken with respect to the software which is a manufacturer’s own flour evert true.

CyanogenMod Version 10.2 is based on Android version 4.3.1 and is still in development. Almost daily there are unofficial builds out, also called nightlies, but these are not always stable. To improve this, once every few weeks, a code freeze is set so that a more stable build than average may be available shortly thereafter. After the first Milestone build of CyanogenMod 10.2 a month ago, earlier this week, the first release candidates become available.

CyanogenMod 10.2 RC1

It’s that time again! The bug reports on the 10.2 M1 have been greatly helpful, so a well earned ‘Thank You!’ to all of you That made your way over to our JIRA bug tracker and Submitted your issues, ideas and logs!

The entire team has bone plugging away at both 10.2 and 11.0 code branches – porting fixes and features back and forth to try and bring you the best CM 10.2 experience! Since the M1 we’ve also added a handful of new maintainers and devices to our merry roster.

Today we ship the initial wave of 10.2 RC1 builds . For those new to our build sequencing, thesis builds are release candidates. These allow for some final polish and fixes to take place before we release 10.2 for general usage.

To get ahead of the normal round of questions:

You can safely flash this on top of CM 10.2 M1 (10.2 or earlier nightly) without wiping data
You can safely flash this on top of CM 10.1 (any version) without wiping data usefull IF you manually update your third-party add-on zips (kernels, mods, packs, etc). If you skip this, do not be surprised by ‘missing’ applications. Also, the phone app changed names, do not forget to replace your shortcut for it!
For all other previous releases, You Should Be Able To update without losing your data provided you follow the third party from item # 2.
Always make a backup, regard less of 1, 2 or 3

CyanogenMod 10.2 screenshots op Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (620 pix)


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