Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean is now having its last run on CyanogenMod as the ROM customization team rolls out the final stable build of CyanogenMod 10.1.3. CyanogenMod announced Monday the coming of its CyanogenMod 10.1.3 stable builds, which can now be downloaded for a number of currently popular smartphones and tablets.
CyanogenMod announced its release candidate builds in August, which quickly progressed to a general release. CyanogenMod 10.1.3 is based on the CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies, which were developed to such a point where they could be considered for general release. CyanogenMod 10.1.3 is now considered on par with the Android 4.2.2 systems preloaded onto many smartphones on the market, with a few touches from CyanogenMod included. While CM 10.1.3 is a custom ROM based on Android 4.2.2, it brings with it such updates as SELinux configured in permissive mode, a feature introduced in Android 4.3. CM 10.1.3 also includes the new CyanogenMod Account feature, which lets users track their lost or stolen devices. However, such apps as Voice+ and the CyanogenMod custom Android camera app Focal have all been pulled from the final CM 10.1.3 build.
Those who have held off on flashing their devices with the CyanogenMod 10.1.3 release candidate builds should now be able to do so with no worries. Additionally, those who wish to install the Google Play Store and Google Services will need the proper Gapps Zip file.
As always, users should take caution when installing custom firmware onto their devices, keeping in mind that their warranties may be voided. Backing up your device is recommended.
You may download CyanogenMod 10.1.3 here.
The Gapps Zip file for Google Play Store and Google Services can be downloaded here.
As said, this should be the final rollout for CM 10.1 builds unless some sort of major fix is needed in the future.
CyanogenMod is now focusing its attention on CM 10.2 nightlies, which are based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and will also be working on builds for Android 4.4 KitKat upon its release.
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