CyanogenMod developer and founder Steve Kondik, over a month ago left Samsung, with a parting elucidation about the Galaxy S 4. The very same phone was expected to not be supported by the CM crew, leaving prospective buyers and fans of the firmware to consider their loyalties. But now he made an important announcement that will make Galaxy S4 owners leap with joy. The custom ROM project is currently available in an experimental, nightly build for the T-Mobile version of the Samsung flagship smartphone.
Kondik also unveiled that CM10.1 is coming for the international GT-i9500 model in the near future. Its development has been postponed for a little while since the team doesn’t have an actual unit to fiddle with.
Moreover, the custom ROM is going to support Android’s hover events meaning that they’ll be open to developers to think of cool new software features in the line of Samsung’s Air View. Steve Kondik notes that there are “a few rough edges”, but as they get ironed out “in short order”, CyanogenMod 10.1 for the Galaxy S4 will be more than good enough for a daily driver.
If you’re eager to treat you Galaxy S4 with an experimental build of the CyanogenMod 10.1 ROM, follow the source links below (the first is for the T-Mobile variant; the second for Canadian versions). Others should follow in the next few days and weeks.