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PSA: CyanogenMod Fixes Bug that Was Logging Your Screen Unlock Patterns

Security buffs will be excited to hear today’s news from CyanogenMod. There was a small bug in the CM code that had been running and logging all of the screen-unlock patterns that users were creating. Fortunately for us, gaining access to this file would be pretty time-consuming and require access to your phone, but even better news is the bug has already been fixed.

Which ROM have you been running lately? We’re always open to suggestions here.

You can get the latest builds of CyanogenMod here.

Via: Engadget

  • Ibrick

    Slim, Eclipse, BAMF, XenonHD are probably the main ones I switch between. Slim is by far the smoothest ROM I’ve ran, and since 2.8 dropped earlier today I’ll be on that for a bit. Well until Eclipse B2, and possibly BAMF Paradigm, drops later today and I might check those out.
    Not sure why everyone is so hung up on CM and AOKP.. I’ve tried just about every ROM and there’s a reason I stick with the ones I do. Nothing against CM, AOKP, BB, RasBean etc. but expand your horizons people. You’re missing out.

    • PhillipCun

      Honestly I tried a lot of roms too, but I’m tired of being a flashaholic. You have to remember, some roms run better on certain phones; basically YMMV. So just because you have good experiences with one rom, other people will have a totally different one….

      • Ibrick

        Oh for sure, I used to have the best luck with Franco kernel, but since JB dropped it’s just a stutter fest. Everyone has that magic combo where everything seems to come together.
        Just pointing out that there are other ROM’s than CM and AOKP that offer just as many or all of the customizations those feature. Some of the best ROM’s and kernel’s come from the ‘smaller’ dev’s in my experience.

    • monkey082506

      I’ve been on BAMF and XenonHD. They were good but I kept finding myself wanting more. I customize just about everything that AOKP lets me and when I no longer have those options I feel the need to go back. So now I just stick with AOKP.

  • DanWazz

    Using LiquidSmooth RC5 with leankernel right now. A lot of customizations, but there a few minor bugs that are starting to get on my nerves. Will probably jump to CNA soon, then eventually land on a stable release of CM10.

    • PhillipCun

      i recommend CNA. AOKP Build 5 is good too

  • guy

    So how long has this bug been around?

  • oaxican509

    CNA+Franco M6! Galaxy Nexus nuf said!

  • JoshGroff

    They know my N7’s slide to unlock code was a 7? Now it’s on.

  • joejoe5709

    I was doing Viscous and then picked up CM10 with the M1 release. Thought about AOKP but been pretty happy with CM10 except for some Wifi problems and occasional lagging, Battery life has been inconsistent too.

  • MichaelFranz

    Just picked up a GS3 for VZW, running Beans Build 14 right now, but tempting to jump back to CM10 or AOKP like i had on ym Nexus. (BTW Nexus for sale lol)

  • I used AOKP Build 4 for a while but it was missing a lot of the things that kept me on their ICS builds exclusively. On top of that, there was some strangeness with calls going right to voicmail so I ran CM10 for a while. It was decent, but they put a lot of my favorite AOKP features back in with Build 5 (got my 8 lockscreen targets back!) and I have been *loving* it.

  • Greyhame

    CM10 nightly from 10/16 on my GNex. Running great and no issues to report. About to set up the built in user profiles and assign them using NFC tags. Sweeeeeet.

  • mgamerz

    Logging to memory, not to disk. Why does nobody ever mention this?

  • David Becker

    CodenameAndroid on my Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 and Moto Xoom.

  • Joe


  • AranelAlasse

    @hashcode0f and @dhacker29 have been modding cm and aokp roms for various droids. So, along with their newest SafeStrap3, I have had fun playing with their ROMs on my Droid 4.
    SafeStrap3 is awesome!

    • Greyhame

      What is this SafeStrap3 you’re referring to?

      • JoshGroff

        Safestrap is a bootloader bypass for Motorola devices. (and maybe others, idk) It basically allows you to toggle between stock and a “safe” (ROM) partition. Not as cool as dual booting, but it is quite legit. (Good ol’ Bionic days.)

        • Greyhame

          Sounds pretty slick. Thx for the info!

  • It was using Log.d and this means you have to accept root permissions to gain entry to this.

  • Chris

    I can’t stand Cyanogenmod anymore. They haven’t developed anything for the Incredible 2 past 7.2.0. This is a very capable phone that seems to get left in the dust, as does alot of HTC’s phones. Seems to me the only phones they do anything for anymore are the Samsung line of phones.

    • Chris

      I’m sick of gingerbread it’s too unstable, but it seems not too many people give a crap as you can see by how HTC doesn’t care. NO more HTC’s for me.

  • Kerry Davies

    Are the nightlys stable? cuz i got mad tired of having messed up builds that ate through my battery from APOKP

    • joejoe5709

      Been pretty stable for me. I usually update on the weekends.

    • Greyhame

      Most definitely. They’ve yet to release a “stable” build, but the nightlies run perfectly on my GNex. Only confusing thing for me was needing to have a torch widget somewhere on your screens for it to work from the notification toggle.

  • Bill Mitchell

    I love AOKP to death, but it was just destroying my battery life, even with different kernels. I’m on CM10 now and my battery life is much better, but I miss all of the customization sooooo muchhhhh 🙁

    • jofficus44

      Try AOKP 5 with Franco’s Kernel (on Milestone 6 myself) – my battery life is much improved, and I get all of the AOKP toys too =)

      • geedee82

        Yeah same here man, I’m getting awesome battery life with that combination!

      • psuturtle

        Any particular settings with Franco? I tried Milestone 5 with defaults and literally watched my battery drop faster than 1 point per minute with the screen on.

        • Pedro

          I build AOKP nightly, flash weekly when I see something good show up in gerrit. Or see something i want to cherry pick.
          I use LeanKernel 4.4.0 stable and get between 2 and 3 hours of screen time (Auto brightness) per charge. Usually closer to 2, but I only worry about making it through the work day if I’m really bored.
          No LTE, as I work in what seems to be a screen booth. 3G is spotty indoors.

  • Team Baked Blackbean 5. Try it and I guarantee you’ll love it.

    • Pedro

      Since it’s guaranteed, can I get double my money back if I don’t love it? 🙂

  • Stevedub40

    Pete’s BB all the way!

  • schmaltzy

    AOKP Bulid 5 on my Verizon GS3! Runs like a beast!

  • monkey082506

    AOKP Jelly Bean Build 5…amazing

    • Scott

      Mine freezes after installing the Titanium update.zip file. Home and power button becomes unresponsive. Gosh I want it to work so bad.

      • monkey082506

        Odd…I install Titanium through the Play Store and then restore all my apps and never have problems. I always do fresh installs too.

    • PhillipCun

      I tried so many builds of AOKP on ICS and JB and they finally gotten it pretty stable. Roms like Liquid Smooth, Sorcery and CNA were way smoother before but this new AOKP Build 5 is pretty good so far.

  • Paranoid Android. I’m lovin’it

  • I appreciate all the ROMS (and have run most of them), but the only ROM I haven’t had issues with is Bugless Beast 4.1.X Jelly Bean.

    • PhillipCun

      This. I love customizations of AOKP, CM10 and other roms but they are no where near the smoothness of BB

    • I’ve had random reboots every once in a while using BB 4.1.X on my GNex. I don’t know how rare this is, though.

      • I have not had those issues. Maybe time for a clean install?

    • letinsh

      Currently installing SlimBean 2.8
      I ran BB on my OG Droid for years and recently got the SGS3 on VZW. I’d kill for a BB built for my phone…

  • MikeCiggy

    CM10 <3

  • dhirensavalia

    I have been on Bugless Beast since Day 1 of Jelly Bean release.