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Even those who have never rooted or ROM'd their phones have probably heard of CyanogenMod, the most widely used custom ROM for Android devices. The CyanogenMod software is so popular, that many times builds get ported to phones and tablets that are not officially supported by the CM developers.

If an Android device has enough of a following, and there are developer(s) willing to commit (no pun intended) to maintaining the device in the official CyanogenMod source tree, this device becomes officially supported -- and receives official builds of the CyanogenMod ROM. Official support not only gives owners a warm fuzzy feeling inside, but also less headaches as official builds are usually more stable and have fewer bugs.

Source: +CyanogenMod

CyanogenMod has announced that these eight devices will receive official ROM builds, with more device to come. While some of these have been in the works a while, this will be the first set of official builds for any of them:

  • Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G (apexqtmo)
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 - C Spire (jfltecsp)
  • Motorola Atrix HD (mb886)
  • Motorola Photon Q - GSM (xt897)
  • Motorola Photon Q - CDMA (xt897c)
  • Motorola Droid Razr M (xt907)
  • Motorola Razr HD - GSM (xt925)
  • Motorola Droid Razr HD - CDMA (xt926)

All of these devices, with the exception of the C Spire Galaxy S4, have planned support for the Android 4.3-based CyanogenMod 10.2. Don't expect anything flashable in the next few days (as these things do take time), but owners of the above phones have working versions of one of the best custom ROMs to look forward.