CyanogenMod

Android Community Weekly: June 3rd, 2012

As the summer starts in earnest, we've got some exciting news for Android fans everywhere. Most notably that Oracle's lawsuit against Google over various Java copyrights and patents has effectively ended, and in Google's favor to boot. While Oracle could appeal the decisions on its APIs and software patents, odds are unlikely that they will. We've also seen the very first reputable evidence of Google and ASUS' Nexus Tablet collaboration, the Nexus 7, and the ASUS MeMO 370T (rumored to be the base device) made it through the FCC.

Galaxy Nexus CM9 add-on pack brings Galaxy S III goodies

We all know how it is. Six months after purchasing the be-all, end-all Android superphone, new models like the HTC One X and upcoming Galaxy S III are looking mighty tempting... but you're stuck in your two-year contract. What's a saddened Android modder to do? Well, if you're OK with having the look without the horsepower, then a team of XDA members is here to help. He's developed a flashable theme pack that will turn CyanogenMod 9 for the Galaxy Nexus into a pretty good imitation of the GSIII.

CyanogenMod reaches 2 million installs milestone

It's crazy when you think about how many different versions of Android are floating around. Or how many different ports and ROM's have been released by the hundreds of developers and fans. Today however we are talking about the best of the best, CyanogenMod. The extremely popular CyanogenMod has been installed on over 2 million devices to date, doubling their numbers in the past few months.

Team Carbon themes on sale after a million active downloads

We tend to cover custom ROMs and other mods pretty heavily, but there's an incredibly vibrant theme community around Android. One of its most active participants is Team Carbon, which announced today that its themes for the CyanogenMod (AKA T-Mobile) theme engine have reached a million active users. That's not total downloads, mind you - that's a million people with themes running from three European theme designers. Good on ya, guys!

CyanogenMod 7.2 (Gingerbread) nears completion

As much as we like to put new software on old machines, sometimes they just can't take it - you wouldn't try to play Crysis on your grandmother's 98 HP, after all. That's why we're so glad that the CyanogenMod team is continuing to support its Gingerbread build, CyanogenMod 7, with an updated release. Version 7.2 has hit Release Candidate 2 for dozens of devices, and given the team's previous work that means we're not far from a "Final" version.

Galaxy Note CyanogenMod 9 build adds S-Pen support

What's the point of having a gigantic, stylus-enabled superphone if you can't own at Draw Something? Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note who are also fans of the popular custom ROM CyanogenMod need no longer ask this question. The latest version of the ROM adds a few more features, including support for Samsung's S-Pen, an active digitizer stylus that uses Wacom technology for accuracy and precision. You can download the ported ROM from this XDA thread - sorry, AT&T users, it's only for the international Galaxy Note for now.

HTC One X gets an early CyanogenMod 9 port

The HTC One X is rightly sitting on top of the Android world for the moment, and of course that means just one thing: the modders are coming out to play. Users of the international One X (with the Tegra 3 processor) can now get a taste of the ubiquitous CyanogenMod custom ROM. The unofficial port or "kang" comes from the TripNDroid Mobile Engineering  developer team, who've posted their work over on the Modaco forums. Brave One X owners can flash a custom recovery and try out the ROM now.