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CyanogenMod Team Says Goodbye to rAndy and Hello to “Cid”

The CyanogenMod team is done with all of their tweaking and last minute changes to the new CM mascot rAndy. What they have now definitely suits the team a bit better and has much more spunk. The mascot has now been renamed to Cid. In a blog post, they go in to detail on how they came up with the name and what it means to the community:

We chose C.I.D. which is short for Cyanogenmod ID, the common thread that all CyanogenMod users share; each user’s unique place in our community.

Some of you may also be familiar with the concept of the “id”, the instinctual driving force behind our personalities. It seemed fitting, that this chaotic force and need for immediate gratification, was incorporated into the image of a OS which strives to be on the bleeding edge of Android development.

Thus C.I.D became Cid.

This mascot is riding a skateboard, so we already like it more than the first version. Thoughts? Everyone like this a bit more? Now that this is all over, maybe they will get back to work on CM9. 🙂

Via: CyanogenMod

  • These look terrible, the name is fine, but the skateboard? WTF skateboards aren’t cool anymore, AND this is a software company, wtf does a skateboard have to do with its image?  CID holding a dildo would make just as much sense

  • Lurking

    Can the CM team just focus on getting the camera working? KTHX

  • PowerofPicture

    Apparently the last logo wasn’t ugly enough.  They had to go the weird alien cat route.

  • Sporttster

    I’d prefer they concentrate on getting Cy out to more phones over what their mascot is named or looks like….my RAZR would LOVE some Cy action….

  • still not a real fan of it

  • Matthew Rosidivito

    Told you he needed antennas!

  • Goldenpins

    He keeps getting worst and worst.. he looks like the Robot dancing character from Dance dance revolution. -CONSENT Be-fU

  • Strange_creation3000

    Got to say I still like randy waaaaaaay better

  • mustbepbs

    Sofa King Retarded.

  • C-Law

    They shouldn’t have a mascot. I like one of the submitted designs that’s a shape. All the mascot ideas aren’t very good. Maybe if they went to a professional

  • like it

  • Drew56

    Seriously.. This is news?

    • mustbepbs

      How is it not news?

  • ddevito

    Hey CM team: nice job with the mascot and all, but how ’bout touting some new features rather than a silly mascot.

    just sayin


    I think this makes it look a lot more polished and better as a whole in my opinion though i do miss rAndy’s hands. Otherwise everything else looks alot better.

  • Sdny8

    The mascot should be a cyan blue Andy standing on a pile of scrap labeled blur, sense, and touchwiz. That’s why people choose cm. or maybe a skinny cyan blue Andy. as in not bloated.

  • New_Guy

    Lover it…but do we still need the skateboard. I mean, come on…

  • Ahku Droid

    Haha, that’s awesome!  It’s like they read my comment from the last rAndy post about logos that I learned in marketing.  Definitely needed antennae and other features to tie it into the old Andy for brand recognition.

    I like this more, though I would make the Cids blue/cyan and the circular arrow black.

  • Mordecaidrake

    Hate it 🙁

  • Am I the only one that actually doesn’t mind this? It’s a mascot who cares? And I hadn’t seen rAndy before anyway. Looks fine.

  • cvhovey

    Teletubbies for sure! And quite a fitting match for Google Play…..

  • thebigmann

    People should just start submitting their own. After seeing the last two attempts, clearly they aren’t good enough to do this themselves.

    • Jason Purp

       I’m pretty sure people DID submit their own…

  • EvanTheGamer

    OH…MY GOD! How could you!? Don’t like it. In fact, it’s a complete mockery of the Android mascot. You think you’re making him hip, but no, you sadly are not.

  • PanicsWhenUbered

    My God. That is the worst piece of crap mascot I have ever seen. I would actually prefer a green robot Geico gecko or that French Nasonex bee over this skateboarding Honda Asimo thing.

    • moelsen8

      my god awesom-o would have been hilariously perfect for this.  put him on a skateboard haha

  • TheFirstUniverseKing

    I absolutely hate the appearance of this new character. It’s even worse than the concept shown a few days ago. What was CyanogenMod thinking when they went with this final design?

  • Cid is infinitely better than rAndy!

  • radiohead14

    that looks even worse than the initial design, imo. i know that the CM team is trying to convey maturity, but this is not showing that properly. those angry eyes just make it creepy looking also. they should’ve just gone with the owl, squid, or name text submissions, if they’re going to stray away from the android image anyway.

  • They need to change the one on the right to be flipping the bird, then this would be perfect!

  • strows

    Dude that thing is ulgy! Such a great program team but not very good at graffic design…

  • Azndan4

    Lstill ugly but significantly better than Randy

  • Bring back ANDY!

  • Bleh, plain Andy way better than this

  • duke69111

    I really think the old mascot/logo needs updated, but so far I really have not liked either one of them.  

  • I like this more BECAUSE it looks more like andy. 
    THEN AGAIN, I would not like to be shot and killed by Cid, he seems like a hard ass. 
    I like the CID on the right the most, least hard ass ish. 
    The head shape should scream android MORE. aka more semi circle ish

    • moelsen8

      agree with that.. of all of them the right one is my favorite by far.  the other ones look like angry bumble bees

  • BroRob


  • I much preferred the concept version that was shorter and more welcoming. I thought the original hands were meant to be the letter “C” for CyanogenMod and I am not a fan of the new ones. The big question is, how often will we even see this mascot anyways? The only time the skating Andy was present was the bootanimation and an icon or two. I think people are making too big of a stink over something we barely have to see while using the phone.

    • It’s not like people are going out of their way to make a stink. All of the Android blogs are asking what we think, and we’re responding.

  • Just no

  • Michael Forte

    Still don’t know why they didn’t just use this. He’s riding a skateboard and it kept Andy, just made him look cooler.

  • Kapi

    U.G.L.Y… you ain’t go no alibi.. you UGLY… YOU.. YOU… YOU UGLY… LOL

  • Still sucks IMO.  But it’s better then the first one.   But honestly changing logos is almost always a mistake.  I smell the mighty fist of Google behind this.

  • Still sucks IMO.  But it’s better then the first one.   But honestly changing logos is almost always a mistake.  I smell the mighty fist of Google behind this.

  • CharlesJorgenson

    gotta be honest, i preferred rAndy.  Cid is the better name, but rAndy was the better robot

    • Droidzilla


  • John Jenness

    Mascots are typically awful.Slapping a skateboard in there doesn’t make it cool. They look like Tele-tubbies.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Thanks for that…now I really hate it. Damnit.

      • EC8CH


        • EvanTheGamer


          • DroidFann

            So cordy now has ironman’s power supply in his chest?

    • feztheforeigner

      I agree. I like this one more than the last, but far enjoy little Andy riding a skateboard more than either of these new ones. I don’t see why they felt compelled to change it…

  • Google

    Stupid and trying to be deep are a deadly combination

  • Better than rAndy

  • realfoxm
  • This is not any better lol.

  • OnMy2ndGP

    Just when I thought the CyanogenMod Team could do no wrong…..by Cid!

  • whosinaname

    One thing I liked about earlier look was the hands,  they reminded me of wrenches,  like Cid was gettin’ in my phone and tweaking stuff under the hood.

    • Agreed, I did like the hands on the previous one.

  • Not AS bad but still bad.

  • Steenerk


  • moelsen8

    no, i liked the original redesign better.  it was a warm and inviting robot humanoid.  this is just an evil looking alien.

  • Dislike


  • It is ugly, and looks evil…Not liking it. But then again, I love my badass pink unicorn!

  • Teng247

    better then rAndy but still not better than Andy

  • Asuriyan

    Am I the only history nerd here? I immediately thought of El Cid when this was posted. A fitting name if you translate it.

  • Droidzilla

    I fear change and this brings out that fear. I also hate emotions, which means I’m going to go smash things. NERD RAGE!!!!

    • Schoat333

      That sums it up nicely. LMAO!