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    Default [ROM][6/26/12] CyanogenMod 9 - Official Nightly & RC Builds!

    [NOTE]Please note, I am not officially affiliated with CyanogenMod or any developer related to CyanogenMod. I merely act as evangelist, spreading their awesomeness throughout the Galaxy Nexus forum. If you use and appreciate their work, I suggest going to and donating to the hardworking developers behind these roms.[/NOTE]
    [WARN]Remember, flashing is serious business. Don't mess around and be careful. If you take precautions, you will be rewarded with such sorcery as power widgets, infinite home screens, and smooth buttery speed.[/WARN]

    Latest Release Candidates:
    Verizon/Toro Latest RC - 6/26/12 -
    GSM/Maguro Latest RC - 6/26/12 -
    Spring/Toroplus Latest RC - 6/26/12 -

    Latest Nightlies:
    Verizon/Toro Latest Nightly Release - 6/25/12 -
    GSM/Maguro Latest Nightly Release - 6/25/12 -
    Sprint/Toroplus Latest Nightly Release - 6/25/12 -

    Latest GAPPS:
    Latest GAPPS Release - 4/29/12 -

    Where you can find the Nightlies/GAPPS generally:
    Nightlies (Toro) -
    Nightlies (Maguro) -
    GAPPS (both) -

    Changelogs:
    General -

    Some edits/clarifications:

    • Toro = Verizon/CDMA/LTE GNex.
    • Maguro = GSM/everyone else.
    • The latest Toro release is 2/25, yet it was posted on 2/24 my time. There's also another nightly prior to the one I flashed--or perhaps I missed one while at work, who knows. Regardless, the latest is the greatest .
    • A somewhat confusing changelog for the Toro nightlies can be found here: or here
    • If you use a custom kernel, then the Gamma Tuning option under Galaxy Nexus Settings/Advanced is greyed out.


    What is a nightly? A nightly is essentially an experimental build that gets updated frequently--usually at night--hence the name. You should expect bugs, but FWIW, this current set of nightlies have been some of the stablest I've ever seen (CM6 and CM7 included).

    Here's how to flash nightlies. This is based upon my practices. You may deviate and do whatever you please; that's entirely within your rights .

    1. Download both the latest nightly and, if there's a GAPPS change, the GAPPS file. Check the md5/hash if you wish (always good practice IMO). (FYI - I have a Nightlies folder on my SD card; it's a good idea to separate these from your normal ROMs b/c, well, orderliness is Godliness!)
    2. If you don't have a recent backup or if you want a backup, make a nandroid or use whatever app you ordinarily use for backups. (Take caution with restoring apps though; data in the apps prior to restoration/the new build may cause unwanted conflicts.)
    3. If, based upon the changelog, discussion, or talk of the latest nightly it appears that framework or massive changes have taken place from one build to another, I wipe data/factory reset. A massive change includes a new GAPPS as well (at least for me). So if there's a new GAPPS, do a factory reset!
    4. If none of the above has occurred--or if you did the above, then wipe cache and dalvik cache (the latter of which is under "Advanced" in CWM).
    5. Install/flash the nightly .zip.
    6. If you did a factory reset, then you must flash the GAPPS file as well. (See step #3).
    7. Some people do another cache/dalvik wipe after; I don't necessarily know why, but hey, if you want to then go right ahead.
    8. Reboot for profit.


    Remember folks; the keys to a good flashing experience are always the same--keep your backups handy, keep your nightlies/GAPPS sorted, and always wipe. When in doubt wipe. Take your time, be patient, etc.

    Disclaimer - I have no affiliation with CyanogenMod, Cyanogen, or anyone on the dev team. I am simply a big fan of their work dating back to my DINC days. They made me discover the love of flashing and, at its core, Android. Thus, I have posted this for two reasons: (1) so GN owners can have a resource for their nightly fix; and (2) so people were aware of CM (official) for the GN. I am not responsible for their builds, for your flashing practices, or general conduct outside of my own. So please, be careful, use diligence, and happy flashing!
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    Default Re: Cyanogen Mod Nightly - OFFICIAL!

    Nice. I'll have to give that a test drive one of these days.

    Haven't ran with nightly cm builds since my droid inc days.


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    Default Re: Cyanogen Mod Nightly - OFFICIAL!

    Quote Originally Posted by zero neck View Post
    Nice. I'll have to give that a test drive one of these days.

    Haven't ran with nightly cm builds since my droid inc days.
    Me neither. Of course, until now. I'll report back when I start playing with it.

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    Default Re: Cyanogen Mod Nightly - OFFICIAL!

    Quote Originally Posted by dmmarck View Post
    Me neither. Of course, until now. I'll report back when I start playing with it.

    Edit --

    Will this work on the Nexus One?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zero neck View Post
    Nice. I'll have to give that a test drive one of these days.

    Haven't ran with nightly cm builds since my droid inc days.
    Will this work on the Nexus One?
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    ^this version of cm9 wont - bc its for galaxy nexus cdma.

    but this one might:
    but i have no idea what that rom really is, bc i didnt really read the thread, just googled cm9 nexus one for ya

    good luck


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    Awesome!!! I want to see what they have to make me switch from cna 1.4

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    Default Re: Cyanogen Mod Nightly - OFFICIAL!

    Backing up now and installing in a few. Will report later. Hehe
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    Default Re: Cyanogen Mod Nightly - OFFICIAL!

    Quote Originally Posted by zero neck View Post
    ^this version of cm9 wont - bc its for galaxy nexus cdma.

    but this one might:
    but i have no idea what that rom really is, bc i didnt really read the thread, just googled cm9 nexus one for ya

    good luck
    THX, I'll read up on it
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    Default Re: Cyanogen Mod Nightly - OFFICIAL!

    Still running CM7 on my incredible .

    I will have to check this one out for the GN one day soon as well.
    Seems like I am always flashing stuff all the time on the GN ,new stuff is constantly showing up ha

    Quote Originally Posted by dmmarck View Post
    Me neither. Of course, until now. I'll report back when I start playing with it.

    Edit --

    Yup keep us posted
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    Default Re: Cyanogen Mod Nightly - OFFICIAL!

    Quote Originally Posted by davidnc View Post
    Still running CM7 on my incredible .

    I will have to check this one out for the GN one day soon as well.
    Seems like I am always flashing stuff all the time on the GN ,new stuff is constantly showing up ha



    Yup keep us posted
    So I found the 4G toggle switch, so that's good.

    But, it's sparse. It's missing some things, particularly if you look in "Galaxy Nexus Settings." Which is sorta to be expected, ya know?

    That being said--it's lightning fast with franco.Kernel and so far, no bugs. Alarm went off as usual, and what's awesome is that it was the same exact one as my Incredible (on CM 7.1) so it was like a choir of CM devices.
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    Default Re: Cyanogen Mod Nightly - OFFICIAL!

    Quote Originally Posted by dmmarck View Post

    But, it's sparse. It's missing some things, particularly if you look in "Galaxy Nexus Settings." Which is sorta to be expected, ya know?
    Any way to expand on what you feel is missing? Anyone else noticing things that this is missing vs what you would find on Codename or Kang?
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    Default Re: Cyanogen Mod Nightly - OFFICIAL!

    Quote Originally Posted by orlanka View Post
    Any way to expand on what you feel is missing? Anyone else noticing things that this is missing vs what you would find on Codename or Kang?
    Absolutely!

    First, screenshots! (hopefully these work, I presume tapatalk plays nicely across borders):









    If those don't work, let me know ASAP and I will save/upload to imageshack.

    Here's what is missing:

    Softkey modification--colors, search, whatever. I can't find it.

    Themes - currently nothing there.

    System settings (CM specific) - not many options really; stub/holder for lockscreen, sparse status bar updates. Notification stuff is pretty nice though, I'm glad I found that 4G toggle (under widget buttons) before I went to sleep last night).

    Launcher menu - two options simply have nothing/don't work: icons and dock. Under "General," all that is there is auto-rotate.

    In the Advanced/"Galaxy Nexus Settings" menu (called the same thing; Advanced in main settings menu, but GNS w/ an icon in your apps) - nothing in there. Placeholder for Color Gamma Tuning, nothing in general.

    I'll report back with more when I find it!
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    No themes, dealbreaker. :-/

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    Default Re: Cyanogen Mod Nightly - OFFICIAL!

    Quote Originally Posted by davey11 View Post
    No themes, dealbreaker. :-/

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    Yeah I was sad about that too. I'm more sad about no CM wallpapers or boot animation.

    Obviously, those things are coming lol.
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    Default Re: Cyanogen Mod Nightly - OFFICIAL!

    I'm a big fan of CM, but I don't see anything that AOKP does not already have. Only thing I was looking forward to were the themes. Without those I think I will be staying put for awhile and see where this goes.
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    Default Re: Cyanogen Mod Nightly - OFFICIAL!

    Quote Originally Posted by jpricesd View Post
    I'm a big fan of CM, but I don't see anything that AOKP does not already have. Only thing I was looking forward to were the themes. Without those I think I will be staying put for awhile and see where this goes.
    I hear ya. AOKP is a phenomenal ROM, and probably the only other ROM that I'd ever recommend to someone who wants to get a taste of roming.
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    Default Re: Cyanogen Mod Nightly - OFFICIAL!

    New GAPPS . . .

    It's advisable that you do a full wipe when installing GAPPS.
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    I have a feeling with the big headstart aokp and the other big name roms have, CM will take awhile to catch up.
    And to exceed the mods/themes the others have will be iffy.
    We shall see.

    I just GOTTA have mods/themes.

    IMO cyanogen has an aura of goodness, just because they been around a long while and have roms for a big bunch of phones. Roman is no slouch of a developer.
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    Default Re: Cyanogen Mod Nightly - OFFICIAL!

    Quote Originally Posted by davey11 View Post
    I have a feeling with the big headstart aokp and the other big name roms have, CM will take awhile to catch up.
    And to exceed the mods/themes the others have will be iffy.
    We shall see.

    I just GOTTA have mods/themes.

    IMO cyanogen has an aura of goodness, just because they been around a long while and have roms for a big bunch of phones. Roman is no slouch of a developer.
    I think it'll take a bit, but the amount of awesome developers behind CM, starting from the top down, is just ridiculous. Once they start cookin', there's no way they cook without high octane fuel .

    It will be interesting to see what themers do, however.
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    Default Re: Cyanogen Mod Nightly - OFFICIAL!

    Nightly #2 is out!
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    As quickly as some very solid ROMs (like Codename and AOKP) have not only come out, but been pretty much perfected, why is it taking Cyanogen so long to get a finished (with all the bells and whistles) ROM out there? These guys have a pretty big team...what's the dealeo?
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    Default Re: Cyanogen Mod Nightly - OFFICIAL! UPDATED 2/24/12 - #2

    Quote Originally Posted by greydarrah View Post
    As quickly as some very solid ROMs (like Codename and AOKP) have not only come out, but been pretty much perfected, why is it taking Cyanogen so long to get a finished (with all the bells and whistles) ROM out there? These guys have a pretty big team...what's the dealeo?
    Good question. They just got servers, like, a couple days ago, so that could have been it. Maybe they were just waiting to port everything over from CM7?
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    Default Re: [ROM][Updated - 2/24/12] Cyanogen Mod Nightly - OFFICIAL!

    BTW, Nightly #3 (dated 2/25) is out. Use the same GAPPS file as well.
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    Default Re: [ROM][Updated - 2/24/12] Cyanogen Mod Nightly - OFFICIAL!

    Quote Originally Posted by dmmarck View Post
    BTW, Nightly #3 (dated 2/25) is out. Use the same GAPPS file as well.
    Oh snap. Already? I just flashed the first one last night or the other night. LOLz
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