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CyanogenMod 13 nightly support for Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P

CyanogenMod recently announced support for Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, and it’s not any kind of support, it’s CyanogenMod 13 or the Marshmallow 6.0 equivalent. The initial list with devices that will get this OS update support is pretty small at the moment, but CyanogenMod promised to work fast in order to bring more devices on the list as soon as possible.

 

Nexus 2015 devices

 

 

We are talking about nightly builds at the moment, which means they will not be the most stable of the bunch. But they are a step towards the future and more stability. We do not get any guarantee that the update will be stable or that everything will work fine after flashing. Keep in mind that there are times when a new nightly will break some features or functionality of certain features, while in other cases it may lead to freezing or bootlooping after installation.

 

Regular users are advised NOT to flash nighlty builds unless they are feeling especially lucky or if they just like to spend hours trying to fix their device if something goes wrong.

 

CyanogenMod 13 includes some support for features like Wi-Fi calling, which is mostly great for T Mobile users. The nightly builds for Nexus 5X is code named “bullhead”, whereas the code name for the CM 13 for Nexus 6P is “angler”. If you want to try out this version of CM, go ahead and click on the source links below.

 

Source: Nexus 5X CM, Nexus 6P CM

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Motorola Moto E 2015 and Huawei Mate 2 get nightly CyanogenMod 12.1 support

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

 

 

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!

 

Source: CyanogenMod Moto E , CyanogenMod Huawei Mate 2