As said a few days ago, the Cyanogen team was waiting the release of the Android 4.1 source code release. And now that the wait is over, it’s just a matter of time before they release their new rom based on Jelly Bean.
I myself am a user of a galaxy s2 with CM7 installed and am very happy with the opportunities I get from the rom, so, and I’m not the only one, am eager for the new ROM from Cyanogen based on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.
In their Google + account, the Cyanogen team said:
Repositories for all AOSP projects have been created on our github to alleviate any potential mismatches (branch is ‘jellybean’).
While Jelly Bean won’t require a major rewrite of all the CM features, the source has been re-arranged and re-factored enough that a simple merge isn’t possible. So we will proceed with manual merging (this was to be expected really).
The plan of attack will be to cherry-pick everything from CM9 and fix the merge conflicts and relocations. It’s tedious but the only way. Ideally the original patch authors will forward-port their changes, so if you are out there and want to help out, join us in #cyanogenmod -dev.
+ Trebuchet might be messy to rebase onto JB.
+ Theme Engine will be messy.
+ SystemUI stuff will need to be restyled.
+ Lockscreen stuff will need to be restyled.
+ The current UX of Settings is good, no reason to change anything there.
A manifest (Cyanogenmod/android.git) will be going up later this afternoon, so the masses will be able to sync directly from our source at that point as well.
This will be it on the updates (so we can focus on actually working). Next post referencing JB should be when the merge/cherry-pick process is complete.
Will you install Cyanogen on you device? Have you already installed a ROM on your phone?
Tell us what you think about this!