CyanogenMod, one of Android community’s favourite custom ROMs, has come a long way since the day of its inception, from starting as a one-man mod mission to now having collected over 5 million users. As a CyanogenMod 10.1 user myself, I’d like to offer my congratulations to the entire team on this momentous achievement.
According to the official CyanogenMod statistics page, the ROM now has 5,078,265 total installs, correct at the time of writing, 1,884,054 of which are official installs and a further 3,194,211 unofficial (user compiled) ones.
If you were to include all of the ROMs based on CyanogenMod as well the number would probably have breached 5 million a while ago, but unfortunately we don’t have the exact figures for that.
We can break these numbers down even further. Rather unremarkably, the Nightly versions of CyanogenMod 10 (Jelly Bean) are the most popular. Perhaps a little more surprisingly, Nightly builds of the older CyanogenMod 7 are the second most popular, followed by the finalised 7.2.0 Gingerbread based ROM.
To put CyanogenMod’s popularity into perspective, we’ll remind you that MIUI reached over 10 million users a little while ago, but MIUI has the added advantage of coming pre-installed on a handset, the Xiaomi MI2, which added 1.3 million users in just 4 minutes of pre-orders. So whilst CyanogenMod isn’t the biggest custom ROM around, it still has an impressive install base considering that it relies solely on community support.
Anyway, congratulations CyanogenMod, next stop 10 million!
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I still consider CM bigger than MIUI, because of the thousands of custom roms based/heavily based on it and it has done more to developer community than MIUI
was MIUI ever bigger than CM? i dont hink so ;)
i thought i read sum where that miui had over 10 million downloads and that was last year, i could be wrong tho. but cm blows miui outa the water big time.
It was in this article for example…
Did you read the article? :)
in that respect yes
still cant figure out why people chose MIUI
yea its got a lot of customisations but no app drawer is really stupid :P
Yea I don’t like it either. Used but changed after few weeks
what’s your xda name? :P
just curious :p
I won’t tell :P MasterMuffin was already in use so I didn’t get that :’(
miui has better aesthetics though. but overall, CM blows its out of the water. but PA is doing some interesting things
Halo is COOL, waiting for ports
Ha just installed for the first time yesterday
I would hate my phone if there was no CyanogenMod :D
im just waiting on stable build for the htc one then ill be all over it. the themes r unbelievable for it.
cheers to CM… just work out the camera problem for the i9300
Yup. Need them to focus more on:
1) just plainly everything about your phone *working* and 100%
2) STABLE releases please. Not all of us like flashing our phones on a nightly basis.
Now let’s work on some more of those *stable* releases now, shall we?