The CyanongenMod Installer has had some ups and downs since the original release. The Installer basically just simplifies the process of getting CyanogenMod up and running on your smartphone or tablet. Initially we saw this launch by way of the Google Play Store, however one of those down portions was the removal. The folks at Cyanogen managed to keep this available by way of their website, however it had remained only with support for Windows computers.
Well, flash forward till the present day and it looks like a Mac version of the CyanogenMod Installer has come available. This one is described as being a beta release, however it is an open beta. Those looking to do a bit of playing will need to hit up the recently launched Google+ Community page. The page can be found using this link, and once there, just look for and click on the red “Join Community” button.
Aside from joining the community for access and support, the overall process can be narrowed down to a few steps. Things begin with making sure you have the “unknown sources” option checked on your device. This allows you to install apps from outside the Play Store and can be found under Settings -> Security. From that point you install the CyanogenMod Installer app on your device and then install the app on your Mac.
After that it is just a matter of running the Installer app on your Mac and following the on-screen directions. There really shouldn’t be much in terms of issues, but you should make sure any and all data on your phone (or tablet) is backed up prior to beginning. Otherwise, at present the supported device list is made up mostly of Samsung handsets including the Galaxy Note and Note II as well as the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S III and Galaxy S II.
Also included is a few versions of the HTC One as well as the Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S smartphones and the Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 tablets. Bottom line here, the CyanogenMod Installer setup is now available for Mac users.