A CyanogenMod 12.1 snapshot build is finally here and we can sigh in relief at last. Many-a-user has already moved along to the Marshmallow nightly builds whereas some still prefer the more stable ROM versions which are still based on Lollipop. It has been two months since the last snapshot build was released, but things are starting to pick up again.
CyanogenMod snapshot builds are the closest to a stable release you can get. They should have fewer bugs and imperfections and the best hardware support. Because they are more stable than nightlies (which are launched every now and then) snapshot builds take longer to be released.
The build has been released for some Motorola devices such as the 2013 Moto X, the Moto Maxx and the Droid Ultra/Maxx variants. Support for more devices should arrive soon.
Motorola Moto E 2015 and Huawei Mate 2 are getting official CyanogenMod nightly builds. You can now download the files and flash them in order to give your device a rebel flair from all that Android conformity. These two budget devices are pretty popular with the public and, since most do like to tinker and bake their devices, especially cheaper ones, CyanogenMod will now probably be the most popular option for a custom ROM when it comes to these two.
Moto E 2015 is a small device with OK specs for its price while Huawei Mate 2 wants to be a device with a huge screen and a pretty small price too. They both have CyanogenMod 12.1 (which is the Android 5.1 equivalent) ROM files you can use now.
The Moto E 2015 is codenamed “otus” whereas the Mate 2 is labeled “mt2”. The first has two available builds while the second has three available CyanogenMod builds. Both device builds are around 250MB, but this does not include the Google apps which you will have to flash separately, in another package. Huawei’s device will receive a nice boost whereas the Moto E 2015 users will remain stuck to a pretty much stock version of Android. According to the logs, the Mate 2 has been worked on for a while now, which explains the work put on it.
You should still bear in mind that these are nightly builds; they can be full of bugs and problems, so flash at your own risk. Nightly builds are less stable than stock versions and Cyanogen M or stable releases. Most users may decide to wait for the official release of Android 6, but knowing Huawei and Motorola, you will have to wait for a few months even before your devices get up to date. CyanogenMod is also taking its time working on flagships first. Happy flashing!
Marshmallow MPA44I developer preview over the air update is available for all Nexus devices now. Not ALL nexus devices, just the most recent ones. Nexus OTAs are always a big deal and this time they seem to be more important than ever. Below you will see the official OTAs for the phase three developer preview Android M. You can flash these files in stock recovery on a stock unmodified MPZ79M system.
If you did modify your operating system with root, Exposed or other relatable software, these files will not work. You will have to flash the factory images.
Here are the download file links you can try for Marshmallow: