CyanogenMod Stories January 23, 2017


Cyanogen essentially shut down in December, and a blog post from CyanogenMod at the time said that for various reasons (including the “PR stain,” “shared sources,” and more), it would be shutting down as well. Now, CyanogenMod lives on in the form of LineageOS, and builds of the new Android-based operating system are now available for a select few devices.

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CyanogenMod Stories November 17, 2016

CyanogenMod 14.1 based on Android 7.1 expands to 9 more devices including the Nexus 6, 7, and OnePlus One

Android 7.1 Nougat is slowly making its way to more devices after debuting on the Pixel smartphones. A developer preview is currently available for many Nexus users, and earlier this month, CyanogenMod announced a new version of its ROM based on Google’s latest OS for a handful of devices. Now nine more devices have been added to that list.

CyanogenMod Stories October 25, 2016

Galaxy Nexus

When a company says that they are going to stop supporting a phone, what they usually mean is they will no longer push firmware updates to the handset. When this happens, the only chance customers have to ever run the latest build of Android is if developers build a custom ROM for it. In the case of the Galaxy Nexus and the 2013 Moto XAndroid 7.1 Nougat is now available thanks to the CyanogenMod and Unlegacy Android communities.

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CyanogenMod Stories October 10, 2016


A few months ago, following layoffs at the company, we heard that Cyanogen would be pivoting to apps, but CEO Kirk McMaster quickly shot those rumors down, at least for the time being. Today the company has just made a major new announcement, replacing its CEO and moving away from “full-stack” development…

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CyanogenMod Stories September 19, 2016


ZTE’s Axon 7 has become a hit that no one really expected, even though we probably should have. With flagship specs, a premium all-metal design, and a price tag under $400, the Axon 7 is a great device. One thing not everyone is a fan of though is its software.

Since there is a variant of the Axon 7 on the market with an unlocked bootloader, ROM development has been pretty strong for the phone. However, things are about to be pushed forward even further with ZTE revealing that it’s working on an official CyanogenMod ROM for the device along with the Cyanogen team themselves…

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CyanogenMod Stories August 2, 2016


Even though some reports have spelled trouble for Cyanogen, the community-driven developer side of things is still pushing ahead, stronger than ever. Today, the Huawei Honor 5X and ASUS ZenPad 8.0 are the latest recipients of early builds of CyanogenMod 13, which is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

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