Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy S3 get CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies

More devices are in line to receive CyanogenMod 10.1 — aka the Android 4.2 build — as the team has started to push nightlies for some newly confirmed ones. Today’s lucky devices are the Samsung Galaxy S (yes, the original) and the Samsung Galaxy S3.

It’s quite remarkable that the original Samsung Galaxy S is still getting the kind of support it’s receiving from CyanogenMod, and the development community as a whole. I shouldn’t be too surprised as people were still trying to get Ice Cream Sandwich up and going on the trusty G1 last I checked, but it’s still nice to know how dedicated the community is to supporting our devices far beyond what OEMs and carriers typically do.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 isn’t as surprising (in fact, it’s not surprising at all) considering there has been support for this device since it dropped this past summer. I should note that the supported devices are currently limited to the T-Mobile and AT&T variants, but others should be in line for it in due time. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean features some great new enhancements over the original Jelly Bean build, such as Photos Sphere support, the toggles in the notifications pane, profiles, home-screen widgets and more.

You’ll want to head here for the nightly downloads, but remember that these builds are to be considered experimental — none are guaranteed to work 100% correctly, and the CyanogenMod team doesn’t like it when you complain about stuff. They generally only accept bug reports for release candidates and stable builds so you’ll have to wait on those if you end up running into any. That said, if you understand the nature of nightlies and you want to flash anyway then head to the source link and get on with it.

[via IntoMobile]

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  • Michael Aston

    DON’t bother..cyanogen is intended for ancient devices..for GS3, issue buggery and irritation
    +++

    • NYCHitman1

      How is CM intended for ancient devices? Have you used a recent build of CM? I would say no judging by your initial statement.

    • http://profiles.google.com/daniel142005 Daniel Weisinger

      What part of the word “nightly” did you miss? Of course it’s going to be buggy and irritating on the S3… Cyanogen doesn’t get to start working on it until it’s released most of the time, so new phones (The S3 is still fairly new) will always be slightly less stable than older devices. Plus for some devices they have to “hack” it to get it to work. That doesn’t make it intended for ancient devices.

    • Micha Ols

      Your Mom is intended for ancient devices.

  • Nessim

    100 bucks a SGS with the latest ANDROID flavor! Even that iPhone4 copy crap of Nexus4 is not in!
    Simple choice :

    Choose a used SGS for 100 bucks if money is really a big concern and you wont be desapointed (removable battery, SD Card slot, VERY robust phone, many third parties accessories, tricky USB OTG mode,…).

    If you are looking for performance and money is not a concern, go for a SGS3 (removable battery, SD Card slot, VERY robust phone, many third parties accessories, USB OTG, …).

    F***ing Nexus4

    • BLADESMAN1889

      Agreed Re SGS – mine is coming up for 2yrs & has taken some serious hammer dropping regular INDOORS ! once outdoors.

  • supremekizzle

    …still hate Cid’s stupid skateboard…

    • BLADESMAN1889

      it’s Cid that I hate – worst design ever bring back Andy.

  • ShirtlessKirk

    Nothing wrong with the SGS. If the hardware can run it smoothly there’s no problem.

    Sent from my overclocked SGS running CM10, baby.

  • Evan Murphy

    I’m running 4.2.1 on my vibrant… it’s awesome and it works pretty good for being an early build

  • Dan Sabau

    if you look at http://stats.cyanogenmod.com/ you’ll be able to see that the Galaxy S is the most popular by number of installs by device (151,138).

  • BLADESMAN1889

    [Sending from my Samsung Galaxy S] CM10.1] Thanks to dev pawitp – yes some sacrifices have had to be made to keep our baby running.

  • erni74

    and i just installed Android 4.1.2 on my Galaxy S! ;-)

  • pallu

    waiting for the captivatemtd 10.1