Yesterday, the CyanogenMod team started rolling out stable builds of CyanogenMod 10, based on Android 4.1. As of now, it’s available for lots of popular devices like the HTC EVO 4G LTE, One X, and One S; the Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III, Galaxy Nexus, and Galaxy Note; the Sony Xperia T; the LG Optimus Black; the Motorola Xoom; the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity and Nexus 7; and many more. In fact, as of publication, it’s available on 32 different devices.
Some of the new features in the latest version of CyanogenMod include an expandable desktop mode, along with a built-in, root-enabled file manager. A few EVO 4G LTE users are reporting problems with LTE connectivity and the notification light, although others say that these features work flawlessly. As is always the case with custom ROMs, your mileage may vary.
I, for one, am very excited at the prospect of a stable version of AOSP-based Jelly Bean on my EVO, although I have one small reservation: the Sense camera. The camera that’s included in CyanogenMod 10 doesn’t utilize the ImageSense chip that makes the stock Sense camera so awesome. The shutter time is slower in CyanogenMod, slow-motion video recording doesn’t work, burst mode doesn’t work, and you can’t take photos while recording videos.
Sure, there are some camera apps in the Play Store that have some of these features, but nothing comes close to the image quality of the regular Sense camera, and for that reason, I don’t think I’m quite ready to make CM10 my daily driver. Of course, I may change my mind, but since I use the camera so much on my EVO, I’m not ready just yet.
What about you? Will you be flashing CM10 on your EVO now that we finally have a stable build?