Test CyanogenMod Build Which Supports Android 7.1 for a Number of Phones

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 9 Nov 2016

Maybe you’ve had it with the long wait for Nougat and would instead take matters into your own hands. Your friends at CyanogenMod are here to help. The first build of the version is available; it’s based on the open-source code of Android 7.1 Nougat. There are nine different devices on the supported list. Note that you’ll need an unlocked bootloader to throw CyanogenMod on there. The current lineup stands as follows:
  • Nexus 6/li>
    cp 2
  • Nexus 5X
    cp 3
  • Xiaomi Mi3w/Xiaomi Mi4
    cp 4
  • G3
    cp 5
  • Moto G
    cp 6
  • G4
    cp 7
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
    cp 8
  • OnePlus 3
    cp 9
  • ASUS ZenFone 2
    cp 10

CyanogenMod’s Steve Kondik says that bug reports are welcome. However, they’re discouraged for perceived missing features since this is a new build. For example, CyanogenMod’s themes aren’t yet available. This is expected to come later, with support for more phones.

The impact on you: This is definitely for those who like to tinker. Suppose you’re comfortable loading another ROM on your phone. In that case, it could be a fun exercise to try out Nougat. On an older device that might not see it. As always, back up your data and be willing to live with some bugs. As you ride the CyanogenMod train.