Cid!

CyanogenMod has grown to become one of the most recognized custom firmware developers for Android devices, with more than 2 million devices reportedly running some version of the open source... ROM. The CyanogenMod team is now introducing a new mascot to replace the old skateboard Andy.

Cid is officially the new “face” of CyanogenMod and you can bet that you’ll be seeing him soo...

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According to CM’s stat tracker, CyanogenMod – the most popular third party Android ROM around – has just reached its two millionth unique install. Granted, half of them are still unofficial... installs (also called KANGs), but this achievement still means that CyanogenMod has doubled its user base in little more than four months.

Simple math tells us that Cyanogen Mod was installed (on...

CyanogenMod-7.2 rc

Just days after detailing the future of CyanogenMod 7 and ensuring us that they will continue work on the Android 2.3 software builds beyond CM 7.3, our favorite independent dev team has already... released a number of custom 7.2 RC2 ROMs for several Samsung, LG, and Sony devices.

CyanogenMod 7.2, based on Android Gingerbread, is not yet final and needs additional work, but if you’re eager...

Team-Kang

We’ve been running more and more articles on AOKP lately, and many people keep asking what AOKP is. Well, within this article I would like to explain it to you.

The CyanogenMod... ROM is based on AOSP (Android Open Source Project). These CM builds often contain a few extra features and tweaks to improve the overall Android experience. Users get to enjoy the stock Android exper...

Cid CyanogenMod

I think that everyone around here is the least a bit familiar with CyanogenMod, so I guess I’m going to skip over the usual introduction. Oh, all right, for those of you who have been living... in a cave for a while now, CM is, in a few words, a replacement firmware for smartphone and tablet PCs, based on Android and developed as free and open source software.

The CM team has been growi...

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One of the biggest advantages of Android is its open-source nature, giving manufacturers, users, and enthusiasts endless possibilities for customization and optimization. While manufacturer... overlays such as HTC’s Sense UI, Samsung’s TouchWiz, or Motorola’s Motoblur are increasingly considered bloatware (especially with the release of the beautifully designed Android 4...

CyanogenMod-no-root

The CyanogenMod  project has finally acknowledged that the 1,000,000+ devices running CyanogenMod  come with a gaping security hole – default root access. With privacy issues and... app permissions becoming more of a concern to smartphone users, running a jail-broken (rooted) device negates any security and data safeguards that Google has tried to build into the OS.

So...

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The CyanogenMod team has recently released a flowchart about which Android devices will receive their CM9 (Android 4.0) upgrade, which left a lot of Android owners disappointed. Nevertheless,... if you’re one of those who ended up in the wrong side of the chart, there’s no need to despair. You might still be able to breathe some new life in that “old phone” of yours!...

Nook-color

Pump some Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich into your Nook Color and check out how it will perform. Thanks to developers at XDA Developers, you can now install on your Nook Color a preview version... of CyanogenMod 9, which is based on Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Since this is a preview build of CyanogenMod 9, it is not yet stable enough to be used for daily operation. So, as early as th...

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Proud owners of the Motorola DROID 2 are in for an awesome New Year’s treat, as a team of Android developers is  working on bringing the Ice Cream Sandwich update to the DROID 2. As of today,... the early build of the popular CyanogenMod 9 (based on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich) has been released for the Motorola DROID 2 Global.

Featuring a 1.2 GHz Cortex A9 processor, the Droid 2 Glob...