CyanogenMod 14.1 News & Update: Supported Devices Can Now Flash Android Nougat 7.1 Nightly Release

By M PEO , Updated Nov 18, 2016 05:31 AM EST

CyanogenMod 14.1 based on Android Nougat 7.1 has been released after the latest Android OS first introduced with Pixel smartphone. It is now expanding its support to more devices as it continues to develop its own custom ROM.

Android Nougat 7.1 has been initially introduced and released with Google Pixel smartphone, but with only a Developer Preview version. As Android Nougat 7.1 is slowly being pushed to most of Android devices, CyanogenMod 14.1 has been releasing more support faster than Google.

According to 9to5Google, CyanogenMod 14.1 was first available to known flagship smartphones such as the OnePlus 3, Samsung Galaxy S5, Nexus 6P and LG G3. CyanogenMod now extends it to other nine devices which include Nexus 6, Nexus 7 2013 Wifi and 4G version, OnePlus One and OnePlus 2. It also supports Xperia V, TX, T, SP, Moto G 2015 version and Xiaomi Mi 3W and Mi 4 variants.

The features of CyanogenMod 14.1 consist of night mode multi-window options and for reading so it won't be too bright for the eyes. It also brags superior battery optimization that will make user's device stay longer for a day of use. However, CyanogenMod 14.1 is still developing and users may still experience bugs since this is only a nightly release. This means that devices who installed this ROM will receive OTA updates from CyanogenMod developer until it releases the official and final custom ROM.

Installing CyanogenMod 14.1 is similar to the previous custom ROM that it released. However, please keep in mind that installing a custom ROM differs depending on the brand of smartphone that user's use. Always check the pre-requisites before proceeding to flash any custom ROM.

Meanwhile, CynogenMod founder Steve Kondik reminds Android users who will try CyanogenMod 14.1 to be more patient. He said that some known features of CynogenMod ROMs are yet to be found with the Android Nougat 7.1 custom ROM. Expect the final release of the CynogenMod 14.1 in the succeeding days as it continues to roll out updates.


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