Although we admit, we don’t ROM as hard as we used to, we know many of you are still rooting and flashing like it was 2009. Those of you who are fans of CyanogenMod’s custom ROM are in luck. The Android developers announced last night that final builds for both CM11 and CM12 have been released. Also known as a snapshot, these stable builds will officially conclude CyanogenMod’s work on 11.0 and 12.0 as they shift focus on CM12.1 (based on Android 5.1) and look ahead to Android M.
So, why did CyanogenMod release another CM11 build which is based on KitKat? Apparently, CyanogenMod found that a good amount of their users were still running these KitKat builds although they’re not exactly sure why. We know not everyone has been a fan of Lollipop or nightly builds, so perhaps these users were just waiting for a nice stable Lollipop build before moving forward. That, or they just like really enjoy KitKat.
In either case, you can find the snapshots on CyanogenMod’s download page here. As usual, CyanogenMod wouldn’t commit to a specific date users can expect a CM12.1 (Android 5.1.1) release build, so you’ll just have to hang in there a little while longer.