[ROM] [4.4] [NIGHTLY] CyanogenMod 11 for Nexus 5

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[] AL []

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Feb 22, 2011
I built this today using vanilla CM-11. I also included the recovery image that was built.

http://files.brownbagdinner.com/xda/cm-11-2015 03 08-N Office AL-hammerhead . zip

088cd24363e336f93b0a5496a296d1a4 cm-11-20150308-UNOFFICIAL-hammerhead.zip
07fec057d6c7d518299991bb93210a68 recovery-cm-11-20150308.img

I did not test this, so use at your own peril, blah blah, brick your phone, blah, entertainment purposes only! Feel free to hit the thanks button.
Thanks G1 for sharing your build - much appreciated especially as I have no time to setup and learn how to build my own atm.
In fact, I don't even own a Nexus 5 yet, but I'm doing my learning and reading in case I bite the bullet and go for it very soon.

OK well that being said, anyone has tried that build and have feedback on it?

I was disappointed to read earlier today that on the last official CM11 nightly (or on the last snapshot -can't remember now), the wireless charging was not working: well that's a bummer!! Has it ever worked on CM11?

Other than that, I'm a bit surprised seeing that no one seems to be maintaining CM11 hammerhead anymore... I thought that this being a Nexus phone, tons of developers would be still on this (not everyone wants CM12 or M...). In fact, how come you guys never got the last 2 official snapshots from CM? The Motorola Atrix/Razr family phones all got a M12 and even a final snapshot back in June 2015 (which for some reason CM haven't called M13 but some strange alphanumeric build) - which was bringing important security fixes...

So now I'm a bit disappointed: I thought that the Nexus 5 would be one or the best phone (based on my other preferences -phone/screen size, etc) that I could buy to run CM11 on. But no wireless charging, no "recent" nightly builds (apart from the unconfirmed build above and btw, the Mega link for last official nightly on post #10059 is down), no final snapshot from CM, probably no heartbleed fix.... mmmm! Maybe a should have a second look into the LG G2 again...
And btw, even if this thread is almost dead, I think anything CM12 related should not be posted here - but hey! I'm the n00bie here so I won't complain too much.
Thanks for reading and I'd appreciate and will hit thanks for any reply in regards to the above.

Cheers and long live CM11!


thanks to @Primokorn, I've found the final CM11 snapshot here:

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gee one

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I think most people have moved to cm 12.1 which is why development for cm 11 has slowed or stopped.

There are at least 2 threads here for the caf and non-caf versions. If you are studying ROMs, the differences might be interesting.

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Anyone still using cm11 ? I really dislike lollipop, but i have a terrible memory leak in surfaceflinger that forces me to reboot my phone every 2 days. Anyone else facing this problem ? I have compiled cm11 from repositories and all surface flinger bugs are fixed there.


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Anyone still using cm11 ? I really dislike lollipop, but i have a terrible memory leak in surfaceflinger that forces me to reboot my phone every 2 days. Anyone else facing this problem ? I have compiled cm11 from repositories and all surface flinger bugs are fixed there.

Well I'm still running it as secondary rom
Well can't remember my version but surely the latest kk nightly that was up on the site
No issues for me
Cheers ?

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    CyanogenMod is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of Android 4.4 (KitKat), which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device.

    * Your warranty is now void.
    * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
    * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
    * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
    * before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
    * you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.

    CyanogenMod is based on the Android Open Source Project with extra contributions from many people within the Android community. It can be used without any need to have any Google application installed. Linked below is a package that has come from another Android project that restore the Google parts. CyanogenMod does still include various hardware-specific code, which is also slowly being open-sourced anyway.

    All the source code for CyanogenMod is available in the CyanogenMod Github repo. And if you would like to contribute to CyanogenMod, please visit out Gerrit Code Review. You can also view the Changelog for a full list of changes & features.

    What are Nightly builds? Auto compiled builds of the latest CyanogenMod source from github. This version change each night and aren't officialy supported. If you find bugs/issues you can/must discuss here (do not submit nightlies bug on CyanogenMod issue tracker).


    First time flashing CyanogenMod 11.0 your device, or coming from another ROM?
    Download the zip(s).
    Optional: adb backup
    Fastboot oem unlock > fastboot flash recovery recovery.img.
    Perform a NANDroid backup of your current ROM.
    Wipe data & cache partitions of your device (required when coming from stock!).
    Flash CyanogenMod.
    Optional: Install the Google Apps addon package.


    Latest build: http://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=hammerhead

    Google Apps: http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Gapps

    A rough changelog is available here:
    http://www.cmxlog.com/11/hammerhead/ or http://changelog.bbqdroid.org/#/hammerhead/next

    Update inofficial build #18
    Built with CMs audio-caf (again), enable offloaded post processing effects bundle (cpu sleeps even with eq, bass boost etc. enabled), readd AudioFX equalizer app (sometimes takes two attempts to hook into the music stream, this appears to be an issue on bacon as well, will probably be fixed once it's open sourced), music sound is awesome, camcorder stereo sound is nice and with much less static than L's cam

    If this works, I will do my best to get our plain CAF HALs and make it a nightly. If you feel like discussing, do whatever you like...
    CM L first build. For root access, use SuperSU and (only once) a kernel with permissive SELinux rules. This will now be my daily driver, 11.0 is more or less a thing of the past now.


    The kernel lacks the not-yet-pushed LGE IRQ patch that stopped the relase, so battery might be bad. Display gamma is there with full compatibility plus other important patches.
    There is a history of repeated blatant lack of respect for basic rules, such as not keeping original authorship, inapropriate wording and intended offenses. I cannot go into details without appearing as a disgruntled elitist prick to somebody that lacks more background info. Read through each and every single one of my postings here and anywhere else to understand that I never talk out of my butt.

    My share in the drama is naitivity about the traps of making a release ready for CM nightlies. Stupid me, I underestimated the hours it takes to finalize the details. But that's about it.

    With Sultan's awesome "**** the rules" attitude, we would have been ready at least one month ago. And now, just an inch before calling it "stable", even by the highest CM standards, everything just stops.

    In my job, I usually do 10-15% overtime because our business is flying. Then there is a family with wonderful kids who want to see their daddy. So basically the available timespan starts at around 10pm when the day is done and I exchanged the news with my wife. I rarely get more than 4 hs of sleep before real life is calling me again. Honestly, I love it like that. This is how most of the CM staff lives, I guess.

    There was a point when it became obvious that a) there appear to be flaws in CM repos that cause really bad errors (3 nasty ones from the known-bugs-list), b) nobody at CM appears to care and c) the regular nightlies are in such a bad state that I'm taking too much fire than I could handle. That was when I stopped updating github because the total number of available options and their pros and cons make it impossible to keep commit history appropriate for eventual nightly releases. That's just 10 or so days ago, actually...

    In this situation, I took the consequences exactly the way I described so time ago as I smelled it might come the way it came. See paragraph one, I always stand by my word. I can't comply with xda's rules without breaking my owns. I don't take unfounded accusations and threats, especially not with the above described history. 6 more hours of waiting until I got home from work at 9:30 pm yesterday would have probably saved everyone from this crap here.

    Hopefully somebody will take care for hammerhead. After yesterday's hilarious news from Google there is a bright future for our device. Or maybe several wonders happen at CM, that'd be fantastic.
    Unofficial update with fixed wireless charging, fixed voice messaging in Whatsapp, improved camera with hardware sound encoding, USB over OTG, Google's HDR cam broke by accident and is now ok again, lower system base load plus all the latest CM stuff. Had to switch hosting as you killed my Drive.