Tag Archive: CyanogenMod


Remembering CyanogenMod

In many ways, CyanogenMod is why I exist today.

Hyperbolic as that may seem, and perhaps a little too personal for a tech blog, it’s the truth. Seven years ago this Christmas a workplace accident rendered my right hand mostly useless. I couldn’t type, painkillers kept me in bed most of the day, and I had two different doctors telling me surgery was unlikely to restore enough of my hand that I’d be able to do just  [Read More…]

Goodbye CyanogenMod, hello Lineage Android

CyanogenMod is shutting down, but the Lineage Android Project is poised to keep its spirit alive.

CyanogenMod is no more.

In a post on the official CyanogenMod blog, we’re told that the current state of everything Cyanogen means it’s no longer feasible to continue and that the best path forward requires change. Nobody should be surprised after recent events within the Cyanogen Inc. parent company and today’s announcement that it has reached the end of the road  [Read More…]

Cortana embeds itself into CyanogenMod 12.1

Microsoft has been opening up its platforms and services to other ecosystems and Cortana is the latest to be partnered with a competitive offering. The company has teamed up with the developers behind CyanogenMod to have the personal assistant bundled with powered hardware, and has been spotted in the CyanogenMod 12.1.

First CyanogenMod 13 nightlies now bringing Marshmallow to select phones

CyanogenMod has announced that the first nightly builds of CyanogenMod 13 (CM13), based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, are now available for download.

Cyanogen brings it’s official apps to CyanogenMod with C-Apps package

If you’re a fan of CyanogenMod, but found yourself a little green with envy over the stock apps included with Cyanogen OS smartphones, there’s no reason to fret. Cyanogen has announced the Cyanogen Apps Package (C-Apps), a way for CyanogenMod users to load official Cyanogen OS apps onto their smartphones.

CyanogenMod adds support for slew of phones from Xiaomi, Huawei, and more

The CyanogenMod team (that’s the open source, community-driven ROM project) has announced some new additions to its supported smartphones, meaning a number of new phones from the likes of Huawei, Xiaomi, and more are seeing active development of compatible CyanogenMod ROMs.

Cyanogen announces final CyanogenMod 11 and 12 releases as focus shifts to 12.1

Cyanogen is pushing the final snapshot releases of CyanogenMod 11 and 12 as they shift focus to CM12.1.

Cyanogen has announced that it is starting to push the final releases for CyanogenMod (CM) 11 and 12. With these final snapshot releases, CM development will shift towards CM12.1, based on Android 5.1, and a build based around Android M later down the road.

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The difference between Cyanogen OS and CyanogenMod

The line between community and commercial benefits everyone, and it couldn’t be easier to choose one or the other.

You’d be hard pressed to find Android fans familiar with concepts like rooting and flashing roms that don’t know what CyanogenMod is. As a third-party replacement for the version of Android that came with your device that has been available since the HTC G1 — as nuts as it was to try  [Read More…]

CyanogenMod now officially available for Android One devices

Cyanogen has announced official support for Android One devices. CyanogenMod 11 builds based on Android 4.4 KitKat can now be installed on Android One handsets, with an update to Lollipop-based CM12 in the works.

CyanogenMod looks to take on Android One in India with Micromax partnership

Cyanogen, the company behind the popular CyanogenMod ROMs for Android devices, is eyeing the market in India. Through a partnership announced today with Indian device-maker Micromax, Cyanogen will see its ROM in some of Micromax’s latest devices. In addition to the Cyanogen partnership in India, Micromax is also a partner with Google on the Android One project to make affordable Android phones that do not compromise on performance.

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