Nexus 6, LG G3 are now officially supported by CyanogenMod

CyanogenMod. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

CyanogenMod. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

The incredibly popular CyanogenMod ROM is finally available on the international LG G3 (D855) — as well as the Nexus 6 and devices included in the Android One program. The new “nightly” builds, which are based on Google’s latest Lollipop software, can be downloaded now for manual flashing.

As an LG G3 owner and lover of pure Android, I’ve been awaiting CyanogenMod support for many months. Third-party CM ROMs have long been available for the device, but for some — including me — there’s nothing quite like official releases on a frequent basis from the Cyanogen team.

There are some caveats about these ROMs, however. Like all nightly builds, they’re not ready for prime time, so you can expect to run into bugs and other issues that could render features you rely on completely useless. This is even more likely with newly-supported handsets. With that said, it’s probably best you don’t install these on daily drivers for now.

It’s also worth noting that for now, all Android One handsets are being categorized under the name “sprout” by the CM team, and unlike the G3 and the Nexus 6, they’re getting CM11 — which is based on KitKat — rather than CM12, which should come later.

If you have a spare handset or you just want to try CM anyway, you can download the latest releases direct from Cyanogen¬†now via the links below. Like all custom ROMs, you’ll need an unlocked bootloader and custom recovery for flashing, and doing so will void your warranty.