With the entire Android world focusing on the release of Android 4.4 KitKat, some unfortunate users will never see the firmware running on their devices. Due to some old devices or the lack of carrier support, KitKat firmware will never be installed on various handsets. However, there is not room for despair. In this respect, there are some custom ROMs such as CyanogenMod that make it possibility to update any device to a newer version of Android, even if the manufacturer normally does not allow it.
The good news is that CyanogenMod was recently updated and now, users can download CM 10.2 RC 1 suitable for Galaxy S, Note 2 and HTC One. If you are not familiar with CyanogenMod, find out that it is one of the most solid and secure Android ROMs available. The software has become a favorite, but in the same time, it brings multiple features and customization options. When rooting an Android device and installing CyanogenMod instead of the Android version you are running on your device allows you to update an old device in order to get an improved operating system along with multiple features.
The first 10.1 release candidate, designed for android 4.1 was revealed a week before Google unveiled Android 4.3. This was not the case here since Android 4.4 KitKat is already one month-old and the CyanogenMod comes with Jelly Bean.
Now, the 10.2 CyanogenMod version has been released in order to allow people enjoy of a brand new Android 4.3 updated device. After months of testing and trials, CM 10.2 RC1 has proved to be ready to face people’s demands. It is good enough to be used as a daily driver in order to have access to multiple inaccessible features and options.
With more than 16 devices compatible for the custom ROM, if you want to give it a try and to customize your old Android device with brand new Android 4.3 features, feel free to check out the full list of devices or to download CM 10.2 RC 1 from the official CyanogenMod website.