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In a Google+ post, CyanogenMod announced the availability of CyanogenMod Accounts in the next nightly builds of CM 10.1 and CM 10.2 released on September 10 and later. CM Accounts, that was announced a few weeks ago, will introduce the much-needed security feature that will give users the ability to locate, as well as remotely wipe, their device.

To add an account, all you have to do is navigate to Settings > Add account > CyanogenMod, and create an account or log in with your existing account credentials. Once signed in, you can use the Find and Wipe functionality here. The post also mentions that for those who may have built this application on their own, or flashed it from an older source, may be required to remove their account from the device and add it again.

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While there are numerous third party track and wipe apps available, what differentiates this from other apps, other than the fact that it is included by default like the Android Device Manager, is the additional end-to-end encryption added by the developers, which means that only you can access the location tracking and remote wipe features, and since passwords aren’t stored on a server, there is no risk of a third party tracking you.

Using CM Accounts is completely free and optional, but is definitely a good idea to sign-up for, not only for the location tracking and remote wipe features, but also the fact that more features linked to CM Accounts will be made available over time. You can find the latest nightly builds here.

Ankit Banerjee
My primary profession lies in the Network Design Engineering field. I have always been passionate about the latest trends in mobile communication advances around the world.
  • MasterMuffin

    I was wondering what that was after updating yesterday. Is this the second part of Nemesis??

    • A.M

      no its just added security

  • I just saw on the screenshots the ability to add a Disqus account. It’s off topic but can someone tell me what it does? I really would like to have a Disqus app on Android. The Windows Phone app (only OS supported atm) is really good.

    On topic, I plan to try CM on my One but I will wait until a stable version is available. Right now, there is only 10.1.2 RC2.

    • Jérémy Castellano

      Release candidate build are suppose to be stable ^^ So you can go with it, keep in mind it’s stock Android. To talk about nightlies, they aren’t that bad, I have 10.2 nightly builds on my Note II and they run very well as quick and stable than a RC build.

      About Disqus. The app were available but ejected from the App Store and the Google Play Store to take Windows Phone exclusivity, you can still grab an old apk on the web if you want it

      • I know, but I’m waiting for the 4.3 OTA from HTC to make nandroid backup and move on to test CM and the stock GPe ROM.

        I will check that old Disqus APK to see if it work. At least I want to be able to keep track of conversations.

  • A.M

    Hope this will be added to the PACMAN rom builds

    • Guest

      PacMan is always outdated (on my N4)

  • Jeldo Meppen

    Don’t laugh at me, but does Google’s Android Device Manager not work with Custom Roms?

    • mrjayviper

      it does work with custom rom, but instead of having 1 device manager, you now have 2 :D

      • Jeldo Meppen

        Oookay, Haha, thanks for the info.