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January 21, 2017

You can download Lineage OS builds this weekend

Out of the Cyanogen Inc. ashes a phoenix has emerged: Lineage OS. The harder, better, faster, stronger version of CM will be ready for download this weekend, with the Lineage team adding a download portal, wiki and install stats pages to its website.

See also: Cyanogen Inc. co-founder Steve Kondik speaks out about company failings December 1, 2016

Over 80 devices will be supported, with both Nougat and Marshmallow builds being prepped as we speak – the device list will be posted separately on the Lineage blog. Every week will see a new release candidate let loose, with signed private keys for authentication and signature permission control. Root will not be [...]

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December 10, 2016

CM 14.1: what it is, how to get it and what devices are supported by CyanogenMod

When you say ‘custom ROM’ it’s hard not to think ‘CyanogenMod‘. For many people the two terms are virtually interchangeable while for others CyanogenMod is at the very least at the top of the ROM pyramid. So what is CyanogenMod and how can you get CM 14.1 on your device?

What is CyanogenMod?

Cyanogen is the online handle of Steve Kondik, the man behind the first CyanogenMod ROM from way back in 2009. A custom ROM is essentially just firmware for a device that isn’t what it came out of the box with.

Many ROMs are based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) – the source code behind stock Android – with some looking a lot like stock Android, including [...]

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