Cyanogen announces Android 5.0.1 Lollipop based CM12

Earlier Cyanogen had promised to bring “something special” in for the new year. This something special has unveiled in now. Cyanogen has announced CM12 which is based on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. The first rollout of CyanogenMod 12 or simply CM12 will be released soon, even though the team notes that work on the M release is not completed yet at the moment.

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If you are the Android user who usually roots his phone, you will know the drill. After root access, you will definitely require an app like Chainfire’s SuperSU to manage root access for different apps. But when CM12 releases for the users, hopefully there won’t be any need for SuperSU.

According to Cyanogen, features like the theme engine, customization to the navigation bar are left out of the nightly builds of CM12. More features like quick settings ribbon mode, sound panel, quick settings and quick unlock also left out of the nightly builds. But you do not have to worried too much about these features because they would be available when the company adds more features to the release.

The cyanogen is also working on others features as well. The company stated M11 features aren’t the only thing they are working on, with new features such as Ambient display, a brand new Messaging app, and some small tweaks including a weather option in the new Lollipop extended status bar. Team is continuing to work on new additions and we have some big plans ahead for L

According to CyanogenMod blog, at the moment CM12 Android Lollipop-based build is available for 31 devices, which are increasing daily. You can check whether it is available for your devoce or not?. But before checking the list just keep in your mind that it is only nightly build and it will have the bugs. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Read about our Affiliates Disclosure Policy here.