CyanogenMod

OmniROM device roster grows by six

The Android world is definitely not lacking in custom ROMs but a few, like CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android, and AOKP, have risen to become the more popular ones. One new contender, OmniROM, is slowly but surely building up its army by adding six more smartphones to its list of supported devices.

LegacyXperia puts 2011 Sony Xperia devices on life support via CyanogenMod 11

Aside from giving users a more vanilla and more liberated Android experience, one of the side benefits of CyanogenMod is bringing Android to devices no manufacturer, or even Google, would dare go. In particular, the popular custom ROM has been the savior of many older devices that are relatively capable of running more recent Android versions, such as some of Sony's Xperia smartphones from 2011.

Cyanogen Installer voluntarily pulled from Play Store

CyanogenMod, which recently incorporated to forge a new path, has been asked by Google to remove their Cyanogen Installer app from the Play Store. While Google acknowledges it doesn’t violate any Terms of Service, they take issue with what the app encourages users to do. More to the point, they’re uncomfortable that CyanogenMod might inadvertently cause users to violate their warranties.

CyanogenMod 10.1 RC1 arrives with support for select devices

The first CyanogenMod 10.2 Release Candidate builds have appeared on the get.cm website today. These are arriving as RC1 and at the present time we count support for nearly 15 devices. The support is expected to arrive for additional devices with time, but for now the list looks to consist mostly of HTC and Samsung as well as a few that are Nexus branded.