CyanogenMod

CyanogenMod Android plans get serious as $7m startup targets 3rd OS spot

CyanogenMod Android plans get serious as $7m startup targets 3rd OS spot

CyanogenMod, perhaps the best known custom Android firmware developer, has announced it has evolved into a company, Cyanogen Inc., to offer "a mobile OS by the users, for the users". The new company will aim to cut down the pain involved in actually installing the custom ROM to a device, with a new installer - that will supposedly support nearly 100 different Android devices - attempting to streamline what company co-founder Steve Kondik describes as "a daunting process for mere mortals."

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Chromecast CyanogenMod tweak enables media streaming from any app

Chromecast CyanogenMod tweak enables media streaming from any app

If you've gotten the chance to play around with the Chromecast yet, then you'll know that streaming options are very limited, with only support for Netflix, YouTube, and Google Play. However, while we wait for more streaming services to add support for the Chromecast, CyangoenMod developer Koushik Dutta has a temporary fix, following up with a similar update he posted a couple days ago.

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Google Glass gains ClockworkMod Recovery for future hacks: have a peek!

Google Glass gains ClockworkMod Recovery for future hacks: have a peek!

This week the folks at CyanogenMod, far and away the most popular 3rd party ROM development group, have revealed their first shot at ClockworkMod Recovery for Google Glass. This interface is one of the bare-bones first steps toward creating a slew of customized user interfaces for Google Glass, starting here with the Explorer Edition of the device. CyanogenMod developer Brint Kriebel (aka bekit) has been so kind as to provide us with some up-close photos of the software on his own Glass device, too.

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Samsung GALAXY S 4 ROM CyanogenMod 10.1 spreads to T-Mobile variant

Samsung GALAXY S 4 ROM CyanogenMod 10.1 spreads to T-Mobile variant

This week the folks at famed hack CyanogenMod have pushed their customized Android system over to the T-Mobile variant of the Samsung GALAXY S 4. This comes after some controversy over the idea that the team would cease working with Samsung devices after finding difficulty with Samsung's Exynos processor software and builds earlier this year. As the AT&T version of the software was shown to be working earlier this month, now so too do we see the T-Mobile variant active.

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GALAXY S 4 runs CyanogenMod 10.1 in final hack rumor debunk

GALAXY S 4 runs CyanogenMod 10.1 in final hack rumor debunk

As the Samsung GALAXY S 4 sees its first public bootloader unlock today, so too does it see the final confirmation that earlier reports that famed hack CyanogenMod would not be coming to the handset. In a push to inform the masses that the smartphone would indeed be supported by the hacker team, head developer Steve “Cyanogen” Kondik revealed to Google+ the screenshot you see below, saying how lovely it was to be running. It's not clear at the moment if all versions of the GALAXY S 4 will be supported.

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CyanogenMod restores opt-out feature after user backlash

CyanogenMod restores opt-out feature after user backlash

On April Fools' Day, the folks behind the popular Android ROM CyanogenMod updated its CM Stats feature and removed the opt-out option for users, which wasn't an April Fools' joke. CM Stats collects a few details about users' devices, but with the opt-out feature removed, a handful of CyanogenMod users have complained. A day later, though, and the dev team restored the feature.

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CyanogenMod founder leaves Samsung, bashes TouchWiz UI

CyanogenMod founder leaves Samsung, bashes TouchWiz UI

Back in August 2011, CyanogenMod founder Steve Kondik was hired by Samsung due to the man's expertise of the Android platform and its customization powers. However, after only a year-and-a-half on the job, Kondik has decided to leave the company, but not before sharing some thoughts on Samsung's new GALAXY S 4. His words were mostly praises, but he created a little thunder when talking about the company's TouchWiz user interface.

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CyanogenMod developers will not support Samsung GALAXY S 4 [UPDATE: Debunked!]

CyanogenMod developers will not support Samsung GALAXY S 4 [UPDATE: Debunked!]

In a surprising announcement by the CyanogenMod dev team, they have announced that they won't be developing for the Samsung GALAXY S 4, or at least there's no plans currently to support the new device. Team Hacksung member XpLoDWilD says that "nobody at team hacksung...plans to buy it, neither develop for it." Team Hacksung is the group behind the official CM ports.

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