CyanogenMod 11 M1 Released for Nexus 7 Variants, Nexus 5, Nexus 4, and Nexus 10

The CyanogenMod team officially launched a CyanogenMod 11 M1 build yesterday, available for anyone rocking an actively AOSP-supported Nexus device. Usually, the team would release nightly builds to start tracking bugs, but according to the blog post, that would have been too resource intensive and they have opted to release a milestone build instead.  (more…)

CyanogenMod Installer App Removed From Google Play, Violates Developer Terms (Updated)

After a pretty short stint on Google Play, the CyanogenMod Installer app has been completely removed voluntarily by the CM team, after being told by the Google Play team that the app was in violation of certain developer terms. While the app is essentially harmless, Google’s issue is that it directs users to void device warranties by unlocking bootloaders and flashing third-party software, which is apparently shunned by Android’s maker. This was an issue that was brought up by users when the app first launched, but apparently nothing was done about it. (more…)

CyanogenMod Teases “New” Hardware Partner, Not Quite Ready to Reveal Though

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This afternoon, CyanogenMod took to its official Google+ page to tease a new piece of info to anxious fans, claiming that they do in fact have a new hardware partner. Previous speculation has pointed to OPPO unveiling another CM-powered device, but other guesses are leaning towards OEMs such as Huawei, Xiaomi, Sony, and even HTC. Given the post clearly states “new” partner, it is anyone’s best guess at this point.  (more…)

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

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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.  (more…)

Limited Edition OPPO N1 With CyanogenMod Shipping in December

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Back in September, OPPO announced an interesting partnership with CyanogenMod, one that would allow the custom ROM to be baked right onto the device from the manufacturer, making it the first real device of its kind. The N1 features very unique hardware, such as the back/front-facing camera that is completely flippable. OPPO finally announced availability for the N1 this morning, stating that the device will be available starting in December to anyone looking to order.  (more…)

CyanogenMod 10.2 Nightlies Now Up for Verizon’s LG G2

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Members of the rooted crowded running an LG G2 on Verizon can go grab the first nightly builds available of CyanogenMod 10.2. For those unfamiliar, CM 10.2 will bring a vanilla Android-like experience to your device, complete with a ton of customization options and tweaks to make sure you are getting the most out of your device. CM is basically the industry standard of custom ROMs for Android.  (more…)

OPPO Looking for Pioneers to Help Tell Their Story With the New N1

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Just last month, OPPO made headlines by announcing that their newest device, the N1, would be the world’s first device to ship with CyanogenMod pre-installed. The N1 is notable for lots of other features, including a rotating camera on the top and a touch-sensitive back. Unfortunately for us here in the States, the announcement was in Beijing while most of us were asleep, so OPPO is turning to us to tell the N1′s tale.  (more…)

CyanogenMod’s cLock Widget Makes Its Way to Google Play as Chronus

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The CyanogenMod ROM has a few great aspects to it, thanks to all of the hard work that third-party developers submit to it. One of the neat apps that gets baked into the custom ROM is a widget by the name of cLock aka Chronus. The widget looks like your average Android clock widget, but it also adds in your upcoming scheduled events, as well as your current weather conditions. It’s a clean and good-looking widget, which is now available through Google Play for anyone who wants to use it on their own device. And better yet, it’s completely free to download.  (more…)