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CyanogenMod 9 for Galaxy Nexus gets first stable release

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CyanogenMod 9 for the GSM Galaxy Nexus has reached stable status, offering Android 4.0.4 with added features such as themes and lock screen gestures.

Galaxy Nexus
Galaxy Nexus

The first stable release of the CyanogenMod 9 custom Android ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been made available for download on the project's site, notes Android Central. The build, designed for the "maguro" GSM version of the device, provides a largely stock Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich experience, while adding features such as lock screen gestures, themes, and a DSP equalizer.

The product of two official release candidates and a swathe of nightly builds, the ROM will represent something of a downgrade for Galaxy Nexus owners who have already received Google's over-the-air update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, with its optimized user interface and Google Now integration. Still, work on the Jelly Bean-based CyanogenMod 10 is well underway, with a number of test builds for the Galaxy Nexus already available.