CyanogenMod Raises Another $23 Million in Funding, Looking to Hire Squad of New Engineers

Steve Kondik, Cyanogen Inc’s CTO, took to the official CyanogenMod blog today, announcing that the group has received another $23 million in funding, led by Andreessen Horowitz, bringing the total amount of capital to about $30 million. Pretty impressive for a group of dudes that started making custom ROMs a few years ago. With the second round of funding under way, the team is apparently getting ready to hire new staff “like crazy.”  (more…)

CyanogenMod Integrating WhisperPush Secure Messaging Service Into Nightlies

Are you concerned about security? Are you rooted and running a build of CyanogenMod? Well, prepare to be happy. Today on CyanogenMod’s official blog, the team announced the integration of WhisperPush into the OS, a feature that will allow any SMS client you choose to send and receive encrypted text messages that are safely transmitted through the airwaves to other CM users or anyone that has the TextSecure app installed. That’s right, no more creepers. (more…)

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

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.  (more…)

Limited Edition OPPO N1 With CyanogenMod Shipping in December

OPPO N1

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…)