One of the best features of the Android platform is that it is highly customizable. This is why there are a lot of ROMs out in the market today that provides an alternative to the official firmware experience of a device. One such ROM that is quite popular is CyanogenMod which gives users the stock Android experience with a few extra features. One thing that people love about this ROM is that it makes a device perform faster than it does on official firmware since it does not contain any spyware or bloatware.
Previously the only way to get CyanogenMod into an Android device is by following a couple of steps that will confuse beginners. There’s no problem with the advanced or experienced Android user since they can easily install the ROM on their devices. With the announcement of CyanogenMod becoming Cyanogen Inc. the company now needs to make their ROM widely available which is what they have done right now.
The CyanogenMod Installer is now available for download over at the Google Play Store and allows anyone to easily install the ROM on their device whether they are a beginner or an advanced Android user.
- Updated: November 12, 2013
- Size: 118k
- Current Version: 126.96.36.199
- Requires Android: 2.3.3 and up
- Content Rating: Everyone
There is an estimated 9 million devices using one version or another of CyanogenMod and with the availability of the ROM at the Google Play Store more people will be able to use it.
According to Steve Kondik, Co-Founder and CTO of Cyanogen Inc., “Our goal for the installer has always been to allow more users to experience the benefits of CyanogenMod, without the hassles of technical guides and concerns associated with the process. I’m especially pleased by the support the community has shown for our initiative and want to thank all those that helped beta test the installer.”
Aside from this app users will also need to get the Windows companion app which needs to be installed on a PC running Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8. Once all requirements are met getting CyanogenMod on your device is as simple as making a few clicks. Users should be aware though that the process will perform a factory reset and wipe all existing data so it’s best to back up your data first before proceeding.
via google play