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As it rapidly approaches a final, stable release, CyanogenMod 9 has reached the second release candidate milestone, or RC2. CM9, based upon Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, supports dozens of devices, and the latest release candidate adds support for several high-profile Samsung phones and tablets --

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (all variants)
  • Samsung Galaxy SII on AT&T – Skyrocket
  • Samsung Galaxy SII on T-Mobile – Hercules
  • Samsung Galaxy Note on AT&T
  • Samsung Galaxy SIII – i9300 (International GSM model)

In addition, CyanogenMod lead Steve Kondik says the new release includes bug fixes and new translations, and stabilizes CM into "a product that you’d let your mom use." As for the full, final, stable version of CM9, Steve says should be "just around the corner." Once CM9's out the door, work on the next version, based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, should begin in earnest.

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CyanogenMod 9 RC2 emerges with new devices, stability improvements


Meh, as a GNex owner there have been more feature rich roms that are just as stable out for months. Awesome for everyone else though I guess.

This is true, but as a previous DROID X2 owner I went from having almost nothing to having everything. Can I preach it and brag at the same time? :-)

Never been first before kinda odd lol. Man what is up with the lack of HTC Evo 3D support. A great deal of people got that device as an upgrade to the OG Evo when it was released. I always see stuff like still working on 3D support and while i commend the effort no doubt don't get me wrong I appreciate the dev community more than most users appreciate they're moms cooking. I think I speak for thousands when I say if it comes down to a realese of CM or any other great rom for the 3D we'll take ASAP with 2D only working camera over left waiting while 3D camera gets worked out anyday. It's been so hard owning this device I long for the pure stock experience so bad. Would love the new galaxy nexus or even the nexus S for that matter but just can't afford it right now. My girl just had surgery and I got laid off from sprint a week before my upgrade go figure. On a lighter note if anyone would like an even trade Sprint Nexus S for and OG Evo or an Evo 3D shoot me a message. Like i said I used to work for sprint and my best friends still do so my devices are in prestine condition and i have extra everything from battery backs to sd cards. Just throwing that out there.

Well i was first when i started typing lol

HTC's horrendous locked bootloader policy is what's up with the lack of HTC EVO 3D support. It's one of the main reasons I got a Galaxy S 3 over the EVO LTE.

The Samsung Galaxy SII on AT&T is not the Skyrocket. they are two different devices, and I do not see the Skyrocket (i727) listed.

Quit copy and pasting and get your phones straight AC.

Hahaha, if you're gonna call someone out you better be sure you're right first. Makes you look like even more of an idiot.

Moto and HTC devices are locked down far more the Sammy devices (minus the Verizon S3). It's pretty simple really, and not all that funny.

I see a lot of devices from other manufacturers like Sony and Asus. Also, no love for the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2 or the Galaxy S Glide (Captivate Glide on AT&T), so not all Samsung devices get CM love.

It sure doesn't look like it. I have been dying for them to give us some CM love. I guess all of us asking isn't working. Sucks to be us. There isn't a phone I have had my hands on that I would give my RAZR up for.

Well it has quite messed up my Epic 4G. And I forgot to do a backup before I upgraded. DOH!

It's ... working, but Google accounts are not available and some apps won't run at all.

It sucks my girl is enjoying her cm9 rc2 on her sensation, and im still waiting for some official cm9 on my evo 3d... CM people, i dont care for my "3d feature working"... I just want a stable cm9 that I can run on this phone that I choose over the sensation because of its 1gb ram instead of the sensations 700 and something of ram... Running a sensed ICS is not as cool as running vanilla because all the app incompatibilities and hardware and software limitations that sense has always had... :(

Had to reflash a couple times. I don't know if I had a bad download or what, but when I installed the zip and rebooted I was stuck in some weird loop that showed the little android dude dead on his back.

Finally got it to work and so far it works fine.

Epic 4G

I hadnt updated from a nightly from 2-3 weeks ago on my S3 (i didnt want to update as it did as everything i wanted worked fine) I chucked on RC2 and cant notice any differences. Have to see how it goes for a while.

Kinda miss not having a nexus phone though. as my old nexus s will have jb before this s3. Not that theres really anything in jb that i want.. its just that i cant have it stable yet thats bugging me :(

Might see what the nexus is this year and trade my s3 for it.