CDMA Galaxy Note 2 devices get CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies


If you were ever worried that the CDMA versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, meaning Sprint and Verizon’s versions, might not get CyanogenMod 10.1, then worry no longer. The devices have officially been given the nightlies treatment over at the CyanogenMod download site. This means you can flash an early “preview,” of sorts. I use the word “preview” because nightlies are unstable. The builds are to be considered unfinished until they reach stable or even release candidate status.

That said, it’s very possible that these nightlies won’t introduce many experience breaking bugs. They could be daily drivers for some people, but if you happen to run into a bug that you don’t like then all you can do is report it (though don’t forget to check the changelog at the project’s GitHub commits page as the team generally doesn’t like being told about bugs it’s already working on).

Users should note that this ROM is based on AOSP, which means some crucial TouchWiz-specific features like S Pen and multi-window aren’t supported. Many folks might be put off because of this, but don’t say I didn’t warn you. The CyanogenMod mirror has everything you need to get started for this AOSP-based experience. Head there and give it a whirl, and be sure to tell us how things are working out for you in the comments section below.

[Get.CM Sprint | Verizon, thanks to everyone sent this in!]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. The T-Mobile version has had un-official nightlies for a couple weeks now. And they also have the liquid smooth 4.2.1 ROM available.

  2. i love cm and have used it on my last 3 devices, but sadly this is not going on my Verizon Note. if someone can bake in multi window, i may flash it. the spen features aren’t too important to me. the spen will still work, just without the bells and whistles.

    1. This is pretty much how I feel. I like the bells and whistles of stock spen but they only work on stock apps so I only saw them for a few minutes the first day I got the phone. Multi Window is the reason I’ll stay on touchwiz based roms.

  3. I’ll have to try this out, but I’m hoping for an official AOKP build to release. I hope we get dual boot support because as much as I love roms based on AOSP, I am not going to give up some of the features this phone has as a daily driver. This is the first phone I haven’t immediately switched to a stripped down or AOSP rom, I’m running Beans with all the features of stock but better.

  4. I used to like flashing roms for stability on older phones but my Note 2 is smooth enough to the point where its not worth it to root just to break more important features like tmobiles WiFi calling

    1. wifi calling is a big one, especially if your house is a faraday cage. The instant lock on gps and wifif is also nice. Almost all rooted roms I’ve used has either bad gps lock or it takes at least 5-10 seconds for both wifi or gps to lock

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