When CyanogenMod went corporate the company wanted more people to use its custom ROM. The usual method to get a CyanogenMod ROM into a device was a long procedure that only advanced Android users will usually understand. To make the adoption rate higher, the company released the CyanogenMod Installer App at the Google Play Store which allows beginners to easily install the ROM into their device.
The CyanogenMod Installer App has been available for several weeks now but it appears that it has encountered a setback. Google has contacted the CyanogenMod team informing them that the app is in violation of Google Play’s policies. The team over at CM then decided to pull the app out of the market.
“After reaching out to the Play team, their feedback was that though application itself is harmless, and not actually in violation of their Terms of Service, since it ‘encourages users to void their warranty’, it would not be allowed to remain in the store.”
While the app is no longer available at Google Play those who wish to get it may still do so at the CyanogenMod site. The beauty about the Android system is that it is open enough to allow apps to be installed to it from “unknown sources”. Sideloading may not be the most convenient way to get the CyanogenMod Installer app however for those who really want to get it this is the only way right now.
CyanogenMod is currently sending applications for their app to be included in the Amazon App Store and the Samsung App store.