A new flavor of the CyanogenMod 10 custom Android build is now available for download for the owners of Xperia handsets.
Based on Google’s Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean operating system release, the new CM10 update, available as version FXP145, comes with a set of fixes for all supported devices.
That release was pushed out with a series of fixes for the camera application on all 2011 smartphones, as well as Xperia S, Acro S, and Ion.
Apparently, this is the first time that the camera app was brought online by the team, which should make available ROMs fit for everyday use on Xperia handsets.
Other changes in this build included fixed random crash with Wi-Fi enabled (S, Acro S, Ion), Improved NFC (Ion, S, Acro S, T), Headset detection (T), and lag fixes for all 2011 devices.
One thing that should be noted though is the fact that the new CM10 release for Xperia users does not offer support for full HD video recording for the time being, and that the default camera app will work only at 5MP resolutions, XperiaBlog notes.
The team of enthusiasts behind CyanogenMod 10 for Xperia devices (the CM team and the guys from FreeXperia) also announced the upcoming availability of the FXP146 release for their users, with a new series of enhancements packed inside.
Among these, we can count Browser and Facebook crash fixes for handsets such as Xperia S, Acro S, Ion, and Xperia T, while also resolving a problem with the Hotspot on 2011 devices (except Xperia PLAY).
Sony has no plans to make the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system version available for its 2011 lineup, and the availability of these CM10 builds makes it a great third-party solution for all those interested in upgrading their devices to a newer OS flavor.
However, it should be noted that installing CM10 ROMs requires for devices to be rooted, and that this will void warranty. Users will be the only ones held responsible should anything happen with the device in the process.