CyanogenMod 11.0 M8 now available, introduces Heads Up notifications, protected apps, and more

Cyanogen Inc

A few months back, Cyanogen Inc announced that they would effectively be doing away with their RC (release candidate) builds in favor of their monthly “M” releases. Here we are 2 months later and as promised, the folks at CyanogenMod are now making available their latest stable ROM, CM 11.0 M8.

Not to be confused with the HTC One M8, the M8 ROM is based off of Android 4.4.4 and will soon be available for a multitude of Android devices (including the One M8). The OpenSSL patches included in Android 4.4.4 (the biggest reason for the update) were actually taken care of by the CyanogenMod team back in their 4.4.3 releases, but this should help quell user complaints that their device is somehow behind the times.

Also, don’t forget new features like protected apps, protected app folders, Heads Up notifications, and more haven all been added. The full list of new features can be found here.

For those coming from one of CyanogenMod’s nightlies, the team says you should have no issue updating from any nightly before June 29th. Have at it!

Download: CyanogenMod.org

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