New File Manager with built-in root access added to Jelly Bean-based CM10

November 7, 2012
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No matter if you’re a skilled hacker, an occasional custom ROM user or a more modest Android lover who’s heard of unofficial replacement firmwares, but hasn’t had the guts to flash one yet, you have to hand it to the CyanogenMod team – they’ve managed to do so much with so little and so quickly.

It seems like only yesterday CM made its first shy steps in the beautiful AOSP universe, with a Froyo-based OS, and now they’re already working hard on providing a strong and reliable Jelly Bean alternative while the ICS-based CM9 is still blowing millions of people’s minds.

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We’ve suspected for a while that CM10 was going to be legendary once it was going to be deemed stable, but we’re hearing all sorts of exciting new things that make us think we’re still underestimating the project’s potential.

The latest app to be added to CM10 is CyanogenMod’s own File Manager, which will replace the previously included OI File Manager. This new feature not only looks clean and elegant, but it follows the dev team’s credo by the letter, being “seamless in its implementation, intuitive in its usage and functional to a large group of users”.

CM’s File Manager features a Holo themed UI and allows users to view files and folders in their Android devices as icons, in a list or detailed list. The three different access modes are however the highlight of this new app, making sure that the File Manager will suit everyone’s needs, from “professional” rooters to less skilled individuals in the software tweaking department.

You’ll therefore start in safe mode, which will forbid inexperienced users from deleting important files or folders, and if you feel up to it you can then either choose the prompt user or root access mode. The first will warn you every time you’re trying to do something dangerous, while the second will leave you do whatever crosses your mind.

Cool, eh? What’s even cooler is the File Manager will be added to all CM10 devices starting with the next nightly builds, while if you want to try the app by itself you can get it from here or here. Be careful though, because it should only work on rooted AOSP-based Jelly Bean devices for now.

Comments

  • Guest

    No more need to buy a 300+ USD device! A simple Samsung Galaxy S i9000 will make it for a 100 bucks!
    Don’t wanna help those companies making money on my hard labor! I’ll pay when I’ll see some REAL inovations down here!
    a Full HD screen is a bullshit
    a useless NFC is a bullshit for now
    2Gigs of RAM are a bullshit for now
    LTE is a bullshit for now and will be for a Looong time worldwide (HSPA+ is sufficient)
    Photosphere can be adapted on old devices
    Project butter is a good thing for making old devices working like new ones
    No SD Slot in almost 2013 is a HUGE concern for “World – {USA, Europe}”
    Non removable batterie is a bullshit
    …etc…etc…etc…etc…etc…etc…etc

    • MasterMuffin

      Almost agree with you, but NO

      • Nessim

        He maybe wanted to say “an i9000 with the latest CM10″ and in that case I totally agree with him

        • MasterMuffin

          Rather buy sgs2 it will get stable CM10 because it will get official JB. And it’s pretty cheap too and better

          • Nessim

            from what I read in the xda-developers.com forum, the S2 is not well supported compared to the S1. But it’s clear that the S2 has better specs.
            I prefere to make the software prevail instead of the hard.
            Anyway where did u read the S2 is getting a JB update from samsung?

          • MasterMuffin

            From different sources including official swedish samsung page that went down pretty soon and android authority, anyway sgs2 is a better phone than sgs1

  • MasterMuffin

    FINALLY I hate that OI File Manager….