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Marshmallow Devices: Get Ready For Nightlies

marshmallowCyanogenmod has released an alternative for Marshmallow.

CyanogenMod 13, an alternative to Google’s Marshmallow operating system, has been released. Mod 13 or “Nightlies” is reportedly compatible and running on OnePlus One, Nexus 7 and LG G4 devices, along with the G Pad 7.o, LG G3, Moto X 2014 and the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4. Additional devices are expected to be added to the list in the coming weeks.

In a November 23rd blog post, cyanogenmod posted a few helpful tips to read before installing the Nightlies ROM.

If you are on CM 12.1 YOG4P or CM 12.1 YOG7D releases, we recommend you stay on course with the SNAPSHOT release channel and not jump to nightlies unless you are willing to accept a dip in quality. Our stable branches are vetted, CTS run and (in some cases) shipped on retail devices – which means the quality of those branches is far and above that of nightlies. We’d advise these folks to stay on the SNAPSHOT train, and we’ll have a quality approved SNAPSHOT for CM13 sometime Jan.

If you are on a 12.1 nightly, you can ‘dirty flash’ CM13 (read update like any sane person) as long as you also update your third party add-ons in the same pass. This means, if you use Xposed, OpenGapps, etc. flash a Marshmallow compatible version of them immediately after your CM13 flash.

If you have taken any unofficial, XDA or self made builds of the CM13 source code, we’d advise you to wipe upon coming to our official nightlies as we cannot ensure upgrade compatibility with third party distributions. Of course, you are welcome to not heed our suggestion, but don’t blame us if something goes sideways.

Keep in mind that this is not the “stable” release. You will most likely have to deal with a few bugs every now and then. Cyanogen says the stable release is set to launch early next year 2016.

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