CyanogenMod breaches the 5 million user mark

by: Robert TriggsMay 14, 2013


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!

  • MasterMuffin

    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

    • Arsenal™

      was MIUI ever bigger than CM? i dont hink so ;)

      • David Brymer

        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.

        • MasterMuffin

          It was in this article for example…

      • MasterMuffin

        Did you read the article? :)

        • Arsenal™

          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

          • MasterMuffin

            Yea I don’t like it either. Used but changed after few weeks

          • Arsenal™

            curious me

            what’s your xda name? :P

          • MasterMuffin

            Why? :)

          • Arsenal™

            just curious :p

          • MasterMuffin

            I won’t tell :P MasterMuffin was already in use so I didn’t get that :'(

    • Piterson Massenat Desir

      miui has better aesthetics though. but overall, CM blows its out of the water. but PA is doing some interesting things

      • MasterMuffin

        Halo is COOL, waiting for ports

  • disk Latvia

    Ha just installed for the first time yesterday


    I would hate my phone if there was no CyanogenMod :D

  • David Brymer

    im just waiting on stable build for the htc one then ill be all over it. the themes r unbelievable for it.

  • Sachin Kodate

    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.

  • Congratulations CM.

    Now let’s work on some more of those *stable* releases now, shall we?