It was a few weeks back that the CyanogenMod team started pushing CM11 code to their Github and developers were able to compile unofficial CyanogenMod 11 ROMs for many devices. However, the ROMs did have some issues which could be fixed only with a stable release of CyanogenMod 11. The official release has finally begun to roll out today and it is not a nightly – it is CM 11 M1 that currently supports only Nexus devices.
The current build is for all Nexus devices – the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (all variants) and Nexus 10. The reason why CyanogenMod 11 stable build is available only for Nexus devices is that the code for hardware comes directly from Google as Google had already rolled out Android 4.4 for Nexus devices.
The CyanogenMod team has already tested the M1 build on all Nexus devices and unlike how they had been doing till CyanogenMod 10.2, they have not released Nightly builds since it consumes too much time and taking reports for these nightly builds is a resource intensive process. As of now, Nexus users might face minor issues which will be specific to features that CyanogenMod introduces in the AOSP code and not Android 4.4 related.
While that is the news for Nexus devices, non-Nexus devices will receive Nightly builds of CM 11 pretty soon. Their usage will be monitored and subsequent nightly builds for other devices will roll out. Stay updated for more on this and we’ll let you know when an official CM 11 build is available for your device.
It is advisable to use CWM recovery for flashing CM 11 on your device.
Happy flashing Nexus users!