CyanogenMod 10.1 has been a fantastic ROM from the beginning. It is light, fast, and not overloaded with features like some ROMs are. And while a lot of features is great, sometimes you just want a basic and stable ROM to use. That’s where CM10.1 fits into my life. From the start, it has run great on my Nexus 7, but now we have a version deemed truly stable enough for regular use. CyanogenMod has released the first release candidate for its Jelly Bean 4.2 builds.
The release candidate comes right before Google I/O, which may grace us with a new Android version. They are releasing a builds they consider stable to prepare work on the next version, which will take their time up over older versions. So this might be the last big release of CM10.1 we’ll see.
The CyanogenMod team made a blog post to announce RC1. Here is what they had to say:
We haven’t used the ‘Release Candidate’ nomenclature since the ICS days, but we feel the 10.1 branch is quickly approaching the point where a ‘final’ build is due. To prepare for that eventuality, RC1 builds for CyanogenMod 10.1.0 are now landing on our servers! This will be one of (if not the last) milestone releases before a 10.1.0 is pushed out. These builds will appear as they complete the build process and, as always, you can download the builds via get.cm!
If you want to download the first release candidate for your compatible device, hit the source link and get flashing! Don’t forget to flash Gapps though, you don’t want to end up with no Play Store. Here is a list of compatible devices: