CyanogenMod announcement for the M8Early this morning CyanogenMod announced that the HTC One M8 was being added to the official roster of devices receiving nightly updates. The nightlies will cover the GSM, Verizon, and Sprint models of the phone, which unless I am missing something probably means all of the One M8 variants.

CyanogenMod nightlies generally mean an AOSP explosion of ROMs on these devices are shortly to follow.

Those interested in moving to CyanogenMod will be giving up the HTC/Sense 6 camera features, which is why many purchased the phone in the first place. Unfortunately, the official AOSP edition of the M8 ROM (the Google Play Edition) doesn’t include the camera app, just the stock Android camera, so looks like there’s still no chance of porting the Sense camera over to AOSP.

An official nightly means that new features and bleeding-edge bugs will be available and baked into a ROM every night for your device, with milestones and safe versions for those not willing to risk an unstable phone posted at regular intervals.

It will be interesting to watch as CyanogenMod is developed on the M8, to see what performance improvements or battery savings will be evident, as HTC seems to have done a pretty decent job with a Sense based ROM in the M8.

The first nightly was built for the M8 a couple of hours ago should anyone be interested in trying it out. Link to the M8 download page here. It should be noted before you go and install that this is the first build, there are no stable editions listed, and there are no support threads that I see yet, so make sure to make a nandroid backup before proceeding.

If you do flash the new CyanogenMod nightly, let us know how it goes for you!

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