As the "stable" label suggests, all major features of the hardware work and the release should be suitable for day-to-day use on your Nook Color. As the "stable" label also suggests, updates (if any) will be primarily to fix bugs -- new features and big changes should not be expected.
Highlights: (not news if you've been keeping up with CM10.2 nightlies)
- Linux kernel 3.0.8, plus hardware support from TI OmapZoom's android-omap3-3.0 branch and board support forward-ported from BN kernel releases. (Yes, we went backwards from the last 10.2 nightlies to avoid some rare crashes suspected to be related to the USB/charger port driver.)
- All of the features of CyanogenMod 10.2, based on Android 4.3. All of the changes and bugfixes up to our last CM10.2 nightly (20140119) are included in this stable release.
- Full 2D and 3D graphics acceleration using the GPU, with improved performance over previous releases.
- Current releases of Netflix do not work with CM10.2 -- version 1.8.1 is the last version known to work. If you want/need a newer release of Netflix, look into the Xposed mod, which provides a workaround for Netflix -- pastordl has done a nice writeup of the process here.
This release represents the end of active development on CM10.2 -- future efforts will focus on ROMs based on Android 4.4 and later. Critical bugfixes (for security holes, device-bricking bugs, eat-my-data bugs and the like) may be distributed as point releases (CM10.2.1.x); other important bugfixes (if any) will be distributed as patches on top of the 10.2.1 release.
After flashing the above package, installing the latest kernel patch for CM10.2.1 is strongly recommended.
MD5: b4ad9daaf2335b96455795867dd5e667 SHA1: ae30dbc7946dd67a044dc972c8718628046a0c7c SHA256: 0c35a2ab2592a83fb3b8c376c928ea1f9bb91da996d2928d51c6f9e898c48489
https://github.com/CyanogenMod/andro...tree/cm-10.2.1 (device-specific source)
https://github.com/CyanogenMod/android/tree/cm-10.2.1 (manifest for the rest of the CyanogenMod source)
Build instructions (discussion of build issues belongs in the development thread)
This release is the product of much effort by many people over a considerable period: many thanks to fattire, keyodi, eyeballer, krylon360, dalingrin, verygreen, iomonster, nemith, cicadaman, deeper-blue, thedude, mad-murdock, j4mm3r, unforgiven512, scepterr, rebellos, ryands, kmobs, tonsofquestions, hashcode, arcee, hacdan, drmarble, mateor, dhiru1602 and many more. Thanks are also due to the CyanogenMod project, upon which we are building, and Texas Instruments, which historically provided excellent support for its embedded platforms to the open-source hacking community.
CyanogenMod 10.2 Stable, ROM for the Barnes & Noble Nook Color
steven676, keyodi, fattire, The CyanogenMod Project, NookieDevs, many others (see post)
ROM OS Version: 4.3.x Jellybean
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.0.x
Based On: CyanogenMod
Current Stable Version: 10.2.1
Stable Release Date: 2014-02-01
Last Updated 2014-06-06