CyanogenMod Installer hits the Google Play Store to easily deliver your custom ROM experience
0. phoneArena 12 Nov 2013, 16:28 posted on
We first heard that Cyanogen was planning to launch a CyanogenMod Installer back when the team announced that it was becoming a real company, complete with venture funding and a fancy new Inc. in the name. The idea behind the Installer was to release an app into the Google Play Store to automate the process of installing the custom ROM onto your device...
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11. bwhiting (Posts: 188; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)
too many to count I guess. I give it about a good 4 hours to see what phones get bricked and notated here
14. ilia1986 (unregistered)
If you can read you will not brick your phone.
16. TheOldOne (Posts: 165; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
you have not read the article or never installed a custom rom it seems :(
It goes like this: you cannot install any custom ROM using an app; this is done from the recovery mode (think of it as your computer bios, you need to reboot your phone into the recovery mod).
From there you could either: 1. initiate install of the rom (usually a zip file stored on the internal memory) or 2. push the rom from your computer using adb/fastboot.
As you can see it is quite complicated and this little application is only guide you through the process. I understand there will be a companion PC application in the future to actually do the step2 above easier.
3. md227a (Posts: 138; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
My only qualm with this is, say a software update is released to a phone that blocks the root exploit for a phone. What then? Happened to the at&t and vzw GS4's earlier this year. Nice idea hard to maintain with so many devices out there.
4. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Once you flash CM, how would you be getting a carrier update at all? The only updates you get would be straight from CM.
Also, I'd assume the difficulty in maintaining it is why the supported app list is just 11 devices right now.
9. md227a (Posts: 138; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
Yeah, these exploits are good right now. What about user whomay buy the phone 6 months from now after there was am update.
10. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)
There is always an exploit. No fix is permanent.
12. md227a (Posts: 138; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
Tell that to the I337 users who's only option is safestrap and can still only run touchwiz Roms. True there may be an exploit but it could be patched again.
5. Cyberchum (Posts: 636; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
So does that mean that they have SGS2 in there plans, that we're going to get kitkat after all? I don't just want to dump the 'then' beast yet. Wanted to upgrade but no love left for Exynos and that's what int.l models come with.
7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10312; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Here you go.
My S3 is running 4.4. While WiFi and the Camera doesn't work, ART is amazing. When you swap ART for Dalvik, you lose root privledges (TB and Root Uninstall is denied by SU). Pretty stable for a quick release too.
8. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
S2 is an absolute pain to build ROMs for.
17. Cyberchum (Posts: 636; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
So I learnt and Samsung is culpable for refusing to give out the source code......one of the numerous reasons why i ain't getting an Exynos driven phone again.
13. xfire99 (Posts: 713; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)
Should mention the most important thing in this producere and its the phone will get ROOTED. Same time warranty might be VOID, depend how nice the store bought from and sometime they dont care. But if with new KNOX installed, then warranty will definitely be VOID and at the moment cant be reverted, once ROOTED with KNOX installed.
15. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Awesome! This is how it should be done! I hope to see similar things for other roms as well. :)