If you have been waiting for the Android Marshmallow based CM13 build, your wait is finally over. CyanogenMod rolled out the first wave of CM13 nightly builds to select devices, letting users experience the new custom ROM based on the latest available Android OS. Since the new ROM is a nightly build, those who upgrade from Snapshot builds are bound to experience a "dip in quality," the ROM maker says.
The CM13 nightly build is recommended for those who are running CM12.1 nightly. Those on CM12.1 YOG4P or CM 12.1 YOG7D are advised to wait for a more stable build, expected to arrive in January.
"Our stable branches are vetted, CTS run and (in some cases) shipped on retail devices – which means the quality of those branches is far and above that of nightlies. We'd advise these folks to stay on the SNAPSHOT train, and we'll have a quality approved SNAPSHOT for CM13 sometime Jan," CyanogenMod said in a blog post on Monday.
The nightly builds are updated every 24 hours by its developers and are in experimental stage. Although they include some new features unseen in older stable builds, superior performance is least expected. Snapshot builds are more stable compared to nightlies and are recommended for daily use.
Those who are already running CM12.1 nightly, however, can "dirty flash" CM13 and also update third-party add-ons simultaneously. Also, ensure the device is wiped clean before installing the latest custom ROM as it may conflict with third party distributions.
At the moment, the supported devices for Android Marshmallow CM13 nightlies are:
- OnePlus One (bacon)
- Nexus 7 (deb & flo)
- LG G4 (h815)
- Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (mondrianwifi)
- LG GPad 7.0 (v400 & v410)
- LG G3 Verizon (vs985)
- Moto X 2014 (victara)
The list of supported devices will grow in coming weeks but a fixed time-frame is not available right now.