There's a new version of CyanogenMod hitting download servers for select devices today, with more to follow later this month. The devices that can make the switch to the M8 release include OnePlus One, Galaxy S Relay 4G, Samsung Galaxy S III, Xperia Z1 Compact, Oppo Find 7a, Acer Iconia Tab A700 and the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet.

More than 80 additional devices will be able to make the switch to the M8 build in the coming days. Notable devices that will be getting a CM build for the first time include the Xperia Z2 and the Oppo Find 7a. The CyanogenMod 11.0 M8 release moves the codebase to Android 4.4.4 KitKat, which brings new features like 'heads up' notification mode, custom homescreen grid sizes, VPN fixes and more. Here's the full changelog:

  • Common: Android 4.4.4 (Google)
  • New Devices: Sony Xperia Z2 (sirius); Xiaomi Mi2 (aries); Oppo Find 7a/s (find7); OnePlus One (bacon)
  • Common: Fix VPN issues related to 4.4.3 merge
  • Common: Enable 'Heads Up' notification mode (Settings > Notifications)
  • Settings: 'Interface' replaced by 'Status Bar', 'Notification Drawer', and 'Gestures'
  • Settings: Moved 'Expanded Desktop' to 'Display'
  • Settings: Moved all lock screen related items to 'Lock Screen' and removed duplicates from 'Security'
  • Settings: Moved 'Navigation Bar' layout control to 'Buttons'
  • Trebuchet: Custom Homescreen grid size
  • Trebuchet: Add Protected Apps feature
  • Trebuchet: Add Search Panel (Google Now) option
  • WhisperPush: No longer ignores 'Blacklist'
  • Futex: Protect against Towelroot
  • Various small bugfixes, global and device-specific

CyanogenMod 11.0 M8 not available for your device yet? Head on over to CM nightlies to check out the latest builds.

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CyanogenMod 11.0 M8 rolling out to select devices

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Haha... o_O I'm bout to check this out for my S3...I've stayed away from CM & only flashed Slim & AOKP builds but I guess ill go try to break something. Lol

I stopped using CM several months ago on my S3. SlimKat is by far the best ROM for it, very stable as well.

On the other hand, on my Nexus 5 I'd rather use Xposed and GB and stay stock for now. No other ROM satisfied me enough.

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Xposed and GB is pretty good, but there are still things Custom Roms do better(like system level themeing and features). I was pretty happy with a setup like yours but switched to SlimKat recently, splendid experience with features like SlimRecent, MutliDPI Playstore & TRDS that Xposed Module just couldn't do.

I'm sorry, you're on a site called Android Central and you don't know what CyanogenMod is.

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Not like, it IS a ROM flash. Many people use Cyanogen, it's definitely one of the more popular ROMs out there for phones/tablets. I won't say it's the best, that would vary by device and it's for you to decide anyway.

I'm wondering if I should run cyanogenmod on my HTC one m7? I currently have sense 6, Android 4.4 and I want to know if rooting is worth it.

Depends on if you want to keep HTC-specific features (camera app, blinkfeed, boomsound, etc...) or not.

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I have GPE rom on my m8, I don't have zoe or any of htc's camera feautures. I can still use gestures to unlock screen and edit pictures with ufocus. Also have htc's tv app. If you rely heavily on htc's features then I would stay away. You could always flash a sense base rom.

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Google it; it depends on your phone/tablet. Check the Play store, they've released a Cyanogenmod Installer which may work for your device. If not, there's a good chance you can find a guide to unlock/root your phone and apply whatever mod you'd like.

I just used this tool and it updated my tablet from stock to CM M7...any idea why? It's on the approved list. (I am on a Nexus 7 2012 which is Grouper I believe)

I sideloaded it on top of M7 and it seemed to work fine. This is my first go at CM in about 3 or 4 years. I had it on my original EVO back in the day. What is different from stock, other than the customization of home screen, notifications, etc?

Just installed 10.2 on my Asus t700 after months of research. I didn't want to brick $700 of equipment. I am excited that my tablet finally works fast. I hope cm11 becomes a stable release so I can upgrade. Currently they say no dock support.

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Just an FYI - the "stable" releases are now branded as the "snapshot" releases. If you see an M* release for your Asus t700 that's as stable as you are going to find from CM.

flashing roms,mods etc since 2010, never bricked my devices. if you do it, do it with caution, and read carefuly the instructions. but no great riscs.

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On the OnePlus one the M8 release can't access the settings at all, it just closes right away.

Anyone know if I have to do a full wipe from the latest nightly for this to work properly?

On first flash yes; if you just upgraded from a previous release, maybe... I'd say go into settings and clear the app data normally but that somehow seems like it won't work here. :p

So when will RC be available? How come they call it m8, and it doesn't work with htc one m8! Well I have cyanogenmod on my nook hd+ and love it. Right now have GPE based rom. I want to have brightness slider in notification and be able to delay the password on lockscreen while not disabling locksreen, I could do both on stock rom.

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No more RC releases from Cyanogenmod; they do a monthly (approximately) milestone release now. Just like megatomic said above, M* releases are as stable as it's going to get from Cyanogen.

Generally speaking, they run just fine.

I just installed it too on my T-Mobile GS3 (used the d2lte file) but I'm having issues loggin into Google (Gmail, PlayStore, etc). I did install the latest Gapps I could find from here: http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Google_Apps. I did a wipe/data factory reset, wipe cached partition, and wipe Dalvik cache before flashing CM8, then flashed the Gapps (which I have also re-flashed) but still no luck. Has this happened to anyone?

EDIT: FIXED!

Turns out I was getting the error because the Google account I was trying to setup has 2-step authentication. I followed these steps and was able to login fine: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/185833?hl=en&ctx=ch_b%2F0%2FD... ...hope it helps someone else!

Jim, No wipe... just a rewrite of the existing/prior M7 Snapshot. All-in-all, smooth upgrade... no issue to report.
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Edit; update:

Yes, it was for the d2lte build.

Anyone know why the D800 (AT&T LG G2) isn't officially supported on that list? They have nightly builds, and I'm running the latest nightly right now, but I don't understand why it's not "official".

Just curious as to why we would want this "Futex: Protect against Towelroot"???? Why would we need protection from Towelroot?

Google fixed the loophole in 4.4.4, which M8 is based on

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Is there a fix to the pitch black theme? The text in the contact list is also pitch black. Cant see it. lol

I have a question. I've been installing Nightlies weekly for my N4. Are there some (newly introduced) features found on the latest nightly that isn't on the M8 Milestone build?

A terrible audio bug slipped through the cracks. If you're an audiophile, don't flash this "milestone" on any Note 2. Or say "goodbyes" to listening with headphones. Most users (as far as I could gather from GalaxyNote2root) have had this bug.

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Thanks Steve. My Note 2 suffers this same issue. I also can't hear incoming calls at all and have to apologize to the person on the other end. Really annoying bug since CM11 launched.

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This is really bad on the nexus 7 2013, the whole tablet runs laggy, including clockwork, and the boot animation. I couldn't wait to flash m7 back to the tablet. Please fix.

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