CM’s old page.
CyanogenMod has been all over the news lately. New builds for new devices are coming out all the time, and they’re even doing their part to boost mobile security. However, one that hasn’t been new in a long time is their ROM download portal. It’s been around a long time and if there’s anything left in CyanogenMod that needed a makeover, it is the download portal. Even the CM Team called navigating the old get.cm “jarring”.
People familiar with the site will tell you it’s not always fun to navigate. It lists over 200 devices in the left column. What makes it all the more frustrating is that the device names aren’t what they’re usually called. Instead, they rely on code names or model numbers. For the HTC One, you’ll need wither m7ul, m7att, m7tmo, or m7spr for the HTC One. The US Galaxy S3 is known as the d2att, d2spr, etc. So even tricks like the old CTRL+F find doesn’t work unless you know your device code name. It wasn’t a bad site by any means, but it definitely wasn’t all that friendly for those who aren’t as familiar with the ROM culture as others.
The new CyanogenMod download portal.
The new ROM portal for CyanogenMod is a staggering improvement over the old one while still maintaining the simplicity that we’ve come to enjoy from the old one. At a glance, here are some of the improvements and changes we noticed.
All in all, it’s a great improvement and one we should see rolling out to the public soon. Also, a big pat on the back to Chris Soyars because he did a fantastic job on the new design. If you want to check it out, navigate to beta.get.cm. So how does everyone feel about this? We’d love to hear your thoughts about it in the comments below.
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I didn’t have any problems with the old one, but this new one does look much better and it’s “noob” friendlier
I really tried to stay away from calling it noob friendly but it totally is. That’s one of the things I like most about it. The old tech people with their tin foil hats and “get off my lawn” signs may not like it, but everything must change eventually!
It’s time for an overhaul of the CM UI. Ugly & boring IMO. Terrible camera app etc etc. For me…the fastest and best combo is Nova over my S4′s TW. All the awesome functionality of TW, with the look of pure Jelly Bean 90% of where you are most…desktop, app drawer etc. CM is just getting boring.