Stable Version of CyanogenMOD 10 Now Available

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The CyanogenMOD team has developed stable builds of the newest CM10 software. The latest modded ROM is stable, but has only been confirmed for a select number of devices. The stability, not surprisingly, is directly connected to how much information the CyanogenMOD team have about each device.

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CyanogenMod Developers Already Have Jellybean Somewhat-Running On An LG Optimus 4X HD

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Android 4.1 Jellybean is just out the door, bringing us a more stable OS with new features such as the SIRI-like “Google Now”. Unfortunately, there are a very limited amount of devices that currently support Jellybean, and it will likely remain that way for a while longer. Luckily, the geniuses behind CyanogenMod are already hard at work on a JellyBean-based update.

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CyanogenMod 9 Music App Now Available for Android 4.0

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It will only work on devices which run Ice Cream Sandwich though for now and will not be streaming music from your Google Music account. Neal expects that he will be able to backport CM9 Music “as much as possible”, but some features such as notification and lockscreen controls on older Android versions will have to be sacrificed.

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Amazon Kindle Fire Silk Browser Ported to Other Android Devices

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Whatever the hiccups the dedicated cloud-supported Web browser for Amazon’s Kindle Fire had been experienced in the past is irrelevant now. Hacker TyHi from XDA-Developers has built a Silk package that can be ported to CyanogenMod 7 ROM for the same Kindle Fire, then to many other rooted devices running CyanogenMod 7, or devices running some MIUI custom ROMs.

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Pre-Alpha Build of ICS on original Motorola Droid A855

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This is a very early custom build of CyanogenMod 9 (Android 4.0.3 out of Android Open Source Project) that didn’t get its own fork at CyanogenMod repositaries just yet. Adventurous users and fans of the original Motorola Droid may get a first glimpse of ICS goodness on their phones by using a download link here. Make sure to follow the discussion at XDA-Developers if you read this news late, as the new builds pop up constantly.

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Silent OTA Kindle Fire Update Breaks Root

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It was reported at XDA-Developers forum yesterday that the OTA (OTA=Over-The-Air) update for the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet to its 6.2.1 version of firmware has killed its rooting procedure, a so called SuperOneClick. It’s worth mentioning that rooting in itself is not the real target for all those tinkerers at XDA-Developers and elsewhere. It’s just a tool that facilitates running alternative firmware on the Fire, namely CyanogenMod 7 and coming CyanogenMod 9 (based on Android Open Source Project for Ice Cream Sandwich). It improves handling the device in its sideloading mode, and, conversely, sideloading some system apps might take rooting and superuser privileges essential.

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Amazon Kindle Fire Runs CyanogenMod 7 (Video Tutorial)

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In the past we covered an XDA Developer forum member’s semi-successful attempt to get the CM7 ROM running on the Kindle Fire. Now it seems that Jeff Benjamin has taken things a step further and has even posted a detailed tutorial and video for installation of the CyanogenMod 7 (custom ROM) on Amazon Kindle Fire here.

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