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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by OMJ, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga
    Thread Starter

    I have seen some discussion of CM Nightlies and thought it needed a proper thread.

    First off these are experimental builds and may very well be broken. They are compiled by a bot and not a person and have not been tested.

    Now thats out of the way. These builds have been very stable for me.

    Due to the fact that builds change daily the Rom Rating System will not apply to this thread. There wont be a poll and reviewers there is no need to write a detailed review of these builds.

    Nightlies can be found in Rom Manager or downloaded from
    Index of /cm/nightly/sholes/

    There really is no list of features or a easy to read/understand changelog for the nightlies.

    The following link will show changes between the last two builds but it is links to commits on github which can sometimes be confusing.
    Changes in cm_sholes_full

    You can also browse the Cyanogenmod Github and look at commits there to see changes although not all commits pertain to the Droid
    CyanogenMod's Profile - GitHub
     


  2. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga
    Thread Starter

    To get this going here are some highlights of what is available in the current nightly (8/10) that is not available in RC2.(As far as I remember its been awhile since I was using RC2)

    Customizable notification bar color
    Customizable LED Notification Colors for Messaging, Google Voice, Gmail, and Gtalk
    Customizable Automatic backlight settings
    Customizable Screen timeout delay
    Toggle on off of the Prompt when choosing to shutdown or reboot your phone.
    Lockscreen Music Controls
    Customizable Haptic Feedback
    DSP Manager now included - Its a audio equalizer
    Videos app now included - Similar to the music app but for videos
    There are definitely more changes but these are the highlights that come to mind quickly
     
  3. supersaki

    supersaki Android Enthusiast

    Customizable Power Widget. Don't think that was in RC2. Allows the option of toggling 2g/3g rather than cutting data completely, although I haven't figured out how to work it completely (doesn't seem to toggle for me unless I toggle data on/off)
     
  4. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga
    Thread Starter

    I knew I was forgetting a big one. I havent played with the 2g/3g setting since I dont have battery life issues but I love being able to customize the power bar. I never turn sync off so it always drove me nuts that being on there
     
  5. supersaki

    supersaki Android Enthusiast

    I have battery issues at one job where I have to keep my phone lockered. It helps being able to turn off 3g as the signal is horrible (metal locker in a metal building). I am now able to leave there without a dead battery. I was amazed as I am now able to go almost two days without charge (with moderate/heavy usage). I used to think it was just internet tall-tales.
     
  6. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!!

    I was running RC2 two weekends ago when I went away for a trip to a remote area in the Pennsylvanian wilderness (the boonies LOL). I turned the 3G off cause we didn't have 3G coverage there.

    Trick was that I had to restart my phone to get the data to come back on. having the ability to take away JUST the 3G option (and not data entirely) is cool and probably would help with re-connectivity issues.
     
  7. supersaki

    supersaki Android Enthusiast

    I'm really digging the new boot animation also.
     
  8. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga
    Thread Starter

    Yea thats the most polished boot animation I have seen yet
     
  9. althornin

    althornin Newbie

    also, according to twitter:
    Everyone asking about Google's fixes for AAC audio, they were pulled into cm6 yesterday.

    So theoretically, the build from 8/10/2010 should incorporate the fixes for the AAC+ issue.

    Can anyone confirm?
     
  10. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga
    Thread Starter

    Commit 01855768c9791d479ba02075e47f45d24e3752df to CyanogenMod's android_packages_apps_Music - GitHub

    Theres the commit I think. I cant actually test it out now though because I am at work and playing music from my phone would be frowned upon.
     
  11. mihalich

    mihalich Android Enthusiast

    One feature which i miss alot from CM 5 is the special keyboards that came up when you clicked into certain text boxes like the browser url text box, or the email text box. It had special keys like .com, and www on them.

    I hope they plan on adding these back in.

    RC2 was kind of misleading for me. I'm used to RC meaning release candidate. But they are obviously still adding many features...and perhaps this isn't as close to an actual release yet as I thought it was.

    Joe
     
  12. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga
    Thread Starter

    CM is always having features added. If they only released when they were not adding features there would never be a release.
     
  13. mihalich

    mihalich Android Enthusiast

    lol. true.

    Joe
     
  14. yufice

    yufice Well-Known Member

    The LED customization is fantastic. These small things add up. Sapphire runs superbly on my phone, a little better than CM, but sometimes I run CM just to play with all the settings and bells and whistles. Love it!
     
  15. magdelaine

    magdelaine Android Enthusiast

    Glad you gave me the confidence to try the latest nightly. It's really nice, and an improvement over RC2.
     
  16. yufice

    yufice Well-Known Member

    It's a nightly, so everything is apt to bugs, but can a CM compatible theme be themed over these nightlies? Or should I just keep it stock?
     
  17. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga
    Thread Starter

    [Theme] Smoked Glass mini-port with HTC icons - 6.0.0 (for RC2 and nightlies) - CyanogenMod Forum

    Thats the only theme that I know of that regularly gets updated with the nightlies. There may be others but Im not sure. I personally just use the built in options and change the status bar and pulldown to black and fix the notification colors that should be white. But I have never had a lot of interest in themes.

    I wouldnt use anything meant for RC2 it probably wont work.
     
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  18. yufice

    yufice Well-Known Member

    Ahhh, yeah, i was mainly wondering if there were major distinctions between the RC's and the nightlies.
     
  19. BigMace23

    BigMace23 Well-Known Member

    This ROM is awesome.. you get every feature thought up so far and they all just work so well. I'm really looking forward to the official release!
     
  20. keepervq

    keepervq Newbie

    I love using the nightlies although I am having some trouble using swype on them. Anyone had the issue with swype saying it was meant to be used on a different device and to expect limited functionality (no swyping)? I went back to rc2 because of this reason. Tried uninstalling swype and clearing the installer data and reinstalling to no avail.
     
  21. Could someone provide a download link to the nightlies? I see them on rom manager but I don't have the paid version.

    Edit: Also, have the problems with SU 2.2 been worked out? I am on RC2 and SU 2.2 has given me problems- unfortunately I need it for a specific app.
     
  22. bp328i

    bp328i Android Enthusiast



    In addition to what OMJ said about the status bar and pulldown I'm running the Nightlies and use ADW Launcher which now gives you the option of Theme Preferences (I'm using Droid X). It does not fully theme your phone but just the icons, but it's better than nothing.
     
  23. althornin

    althornin Newbie

    Just grab SU 2.3, it works great and has a cool new icon :)
     
  24. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga
    Thread Starter

    I forgot to mention this before but I do not wipe data and cache when I load a new nightly (usually flash a new one every 3-4 days). I have never had an issue due to not wiping between them.
     

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