By Alexandra Burlacu | May 11, 2013 01:36 PM EDT
Owners of the new HTC One looking for a pure vanilla Android experience are in luck, as CyanogenMod released a nightly build of CM 10.1.
The developers behind CyanogenMod, one of the most popular ROMs for Android, finally released a nightly build of CM 10.1 for the unlocked models of the HTC One flagship smartphone.
This means a pure vanilla Android experience, i.e. no more Sense and BlinkFeed. The HTC One runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and HTC's "new Sense," which is an improvement over the previous user interface (UI) overlay. Many Android fans, however, love the pure stock Android experience. With the new CM 10.1 build, users will lose BlinkFeed and many other aspects of HTC's software, but will gain the very latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean instead, and that's well worth it for many.
As one would expect, CyanogenMod Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes with lots and lots of tweaks, customizations, settings and more, which is a great bonus and makes it one of the best ROMs currently available. The developers behind CyanogenMod confirmed on the XDA Developers forum that the nightly builds rolled out to servers and will soon be available for download. Keep in mind, however, that CM 10.1 is a nightly build, not a stable M release of the custom ROM for the HTC One.
CyanogenMod announced stable RC1 milestone builds of Android 4.2.2 CM 10.1 for over 40 devices earlier this week. The HTC One is not on that list, but it now benefits from official nightly updates support.
To check out the new nightly build, users must first unlock the bootloader at HTCDev, get a custom recovery and flash the latest CM zip and Google apps to get things going. News of the new CM 10.1 nightly update comes make no reference of the UltraPixel camera or Beats audio support, but more details will likely emerge soon. In the meantime, check out the XDA developers thread to learn more and get things up and running with some vanilla Android flavor on the HTC One.
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