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CyanogenMod 10 ROMs based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean are found virtually everywhere as new Android devices are constantly being added to the list. This new update from the CyanogenMod development team comes in the form of a modification that will change the old boot animation found on most CM10 ROMs. If you have recently flashed CM7 or CM9 ROMs before, then you’re probably familiar with the boot animations that usually show the CyanogenMod mascot in blue named Cid. This MOD replaces the animation, and replaces it with a clean logo of CyanogenMod, which is more appealing and best describes…

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You just have to love the things created by the hardworking developers in the XDA Developers community because they’re continuously improving our lives and end-user experience. Take, for instance, what XDA Developers member vicino has done to make the Recent Apps switcher look and function better on the Galaxy Nexus. The native Recent Apps switcher in both Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean allows you to see what recent apps are running in the background and also preview their respective app screens.  But, vicino has taken it further and styled it. The modification is easy to…

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Last night the author of the last few CyanogenMod boot animations, 73v1n, graced the world with a completely revamped boot animation for CyanogenMod 10. The CyanogenMod 9 boot animation featured the CyanogenMod mascot, Cid, which seemed to generate a lot of rage from many CM fans. During the bootup process, Cid’s facial expression changed a bit, looking angry, bad, evil (or bad ass) depending whom you ask. Learning a thing or two since last time, the author decided to completely redo the boot boot animation, removing all traces of Cid, version numbers, and making it as clean as possible. Since…

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The air is buzzing with news and developments about Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. There’s no doubt that many folks want to get their phones running this flavorful treat, and Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 users are just about to get started. The credit goes to XDA Developers member toxicthunder who compiled a Jelly Bean-based custom ROM for the 5.3 inch phone-tablet, bringing in smooth and slick Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean features along with the performance improvements and customizations — all these courtesy of some of the best from the CyanogenMod 10 (CM10) and Android Open Kang Project sources. Half Illusion…

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After many months of hard work, CyanogenMod has officially wrapped up CM9 and will now only concentrate on CM10 development. CM9 stable ports for all supported devices are set to come in a matter of hours.

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The CyanogenMod team released the RC1 version of CM9 just before Google I/O started. A couple of weeks later, RC2 was launched, and now it seems that CyanogenMod 9 stable is trickling out for some devices. Well, truth be told, they’ve only released it for the Galaxy Nexus so far, which may be why the team hasn’t made an official post about it yet. I’m sure that once at least a couple dozen phones will support it, they will announce it. Reaching the stable version of CM9 is a very big deal for the developers that have been working on it…

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Sony has been one of the more supportive companies when it comes to sending its own code back to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), and for this reason it has been a lot easier for custom ROM makers like the CyanogenMod team to port the latest version of Android to the latest Sony devices. This is why we’re now getting an alpha version of CM10 for all Sony Xperia devices that were launched in 2011. CM10 is the Jelly Bean version of the CyanogenMod ROM, and according to the CM team, it should work on most or all devices…