Sunday, February 26, 2012

CM9 alpha5 for Epic 4G released

The Epic CM team is proud to announce the release of CM9 alpha5 for Sprint's Samsung Epic 4G. Please follow us on Google+Twitter or Facebook!

Release Notes - IMPORTANT
  • New is recommended for alpha5 if you choose to use gapps.
  • Do not restore backups of core system app data, like for Phone, Contacts, Messaging or Calendar.  Doing so will likely break MMS or Calendar sync.
  • Alternate Kernels, Themes or Mods you download from other sites replace arbitrary chunks of the operating system.  If you change the operating system, you are no longer running Epic CM9 alpha5.  If you run into trouble, you need to seek support from the author of that mod. If you reinstall CM9 stock OS + kernel and are still able to reproduce the bug, then you may seek support here. 
  • Fix to allow Chrome Beta to work on CM9.
  • Fix that prevents the modem from crashing in certain conditions.
  • Fixed ability to turn off blinking LED during low battery.  Blinking LED causes the battery to drain faster.  Settings > Display > Pulse low battery light.
  • Slick new CM9 Bootanimation by Cameron Bezadpour, optimized for Epic by Rodderik.
See the CM9 Status page for more details. Then proceed to the CM9 Install Guide.  Please check if your bugs are already filed in the Epic CM Issue Tracker.

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  1. Maaan i cant even see the beginning of the boot animation.. :(

  2. what ever happened to no more google apps zips?

    1. Apparently Google got irritated about combining which means squat because the CM guys are not trying to take credit for google apps. Settle down'll be ok.

  3. I have no boot animation after alpha5..:/

    1. I updated and the boot animation works fine.

    2. which mirror did u use? (maybe it makes a difference)