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CyanogenMod Installer Hits Google Play, Flashing the Custom ROM Now Easier Than Ever

CyanogenMod Installer

At the time CyanogenMod announced that it had officially become Cyanogen Inc., and received $7 million in funding, the team made public the idea to bring a CyanogenMod Installer right to Google Play. This installer app would pair with computer software, turning a once complicated flashing extravaganza into essentially a non-hassle one click process. The time has come, and CyanogenMod Installer is now available on Google Play. 

Steve Kondik, the founder of CyanogenMod, spoke on the Installer’s release to Google Play.

Our goal for the installer has always been to allow more users to experience the benefits of CyanogenMod, without the hassles of technical guides and concerns associated with the process.

The corresponding PC client application will go live for users to install later today and is completely free to download. To summarize, once you download the PC software and Installer app from Google Play, hook your phone up to your computer and click “start.” Your device will be wiped completely, so make sure to get any important info you have on there into a save place.

We have yet to see an official device compatibility list (scratch that, here it is), but you can imagine that given the amount of phones and tablets CM is available for, the list will be quite extensive. We will update this post once the PC software is made available. Should be around 2PM PST.

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CyanogenMod Installer Launches on Play Store

SEATTLE – November 12, 2013 – Cyanogen Inc. today announced the the global release of the CyanogenMod Installer to support the CyanogenMod Project. Available via Google Play™, the application brings all the features from the direct to consumer Android OS to millions of new Android users worldwide with a new and simplified installation procedure.

CyanogenMod has become an enthusiast favorite with over 9 million registered users, and the new installer opens the door for more people to harness the full potential of their Android devices.

Paired with the PC client application, the Installer makes replacing and upgrading your current Android installation as simple as a few clicks.

“Our goal for the installer has always been to allow more users to experience the benefits of CyanogenMod, without the hassles of technical guides and concerns associated with the process.” – Steve Kondik, Co-Founder and CTO of Cyanogen Inc. “I’m especially pleased by the support the community has shown for our initiative and want to thank all those that helped beta test the installer.”

The application and installer are free to download and provide a convenient tool to upgrade your phone to the latest release of CyanogenMod. CyanogenMod provides users with greater customization, performance and functionality than the often outdated Android OS found on their device. Enhanced security functionality such as Privacy Guard protects users’ data from malicious or overzealous applications. The custom DSPManager allows for a system-wide equalizer to get the most out of your media and speakers. With integrated themeing capabilities, users can customize the OS to suit their tastes. The built in over-the-air (OTA) update capabilities ensures that users are never far from the latest feature, bug-fixes, and security updates.

  • But unfortunately, it has CyanogenMod app for Android has been removed from the Google Play Store.

  • Anmol Govinda Rao

    Showing unsupported on Galaxy S3 LTE 19305…is it meant to be that way?

  • Awesome. Can’t wait for KitKat to make its way to CM (wrong terminology, I know. But you get my point).

  • Mike

    Your device will be wiped completely. Don’t really want to have to copy everything off my device. I know I can copy the rom backups I done to my pc, and all of the media as ell, but I’ve never had to restore from a backup that’s not on my phone. Plus I don’t like not having control over what happens. So I think I’ll stick with just manually flashing Rom’s the old fashion way by booting in recovery, wipe data, cache and dalvik then install zip from /sdcard.

  • Fresh360

    Are GAPPS included with the installer?

  • SplashMTN

    Really wish they had the Mac app ready for this. Don’t get me wrong, I’m stoked about all the work these guys are doing and I know they’re working on it. I just don’t have an easy way to get access to a copy of windows/a windows pc.

    When I tried last night on my buddy’s computer it wouldn’t detect my device – VZ GNex, but hopefully that’ll be fixed soon.

  • Vladimir

    Sorry, Android noobie here (defecting from iOS) but what features/benefits will cyanogen have over standard kit kat 4.4?