I installed a CGM 10.2 "snapshot" last night that was listed by the updater as a stable build. It started draining my battery immediately, so I tried to revert (using the built-in updater) back to the 10.1.3 stable build I had previously.
After installing 10.1.3, I never get past the spinning "CyanogenMod" screen. Is there a way to transfer the CGM 10.1.x files via Odin to the sd volume on the phone so I can try to boot via recovery, or is Install from SD card via recovery the best way to try and load a build that may work?
Follow-up: I have wiped my cache, the dalvik cache, factory reset my phone, and tried both 10.1.2 and 10.1.3. I can now boot, but can't get the default (and only available) keyboard to work, so I can't even enter my google account to do anything with Android on the phone. Is there a way to directly install an alternative keyboard?