CyanogenMod can be flashed through a text message thanks to SMS-Romer
0. phoneArena 22 Apr 2014, 09:12 posted on
Custom ROMs are undoubtedly one of the bigger joys that Android users can benefit from. However, rooting your device and flashing these might be a little hard and frustrating for inexperienced Android enthusiasts. Fortunately, the team behind CyanogenMod, which is arguably the most popular custom firmware for Android, tried to make a difference by releasing CyanogenMod Installer several months ago. This user-friendly tool allowed users to flash the popular ROM considerably easier, however, it is no longer available in Google's Play Store.
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1. htcforlife (Posts: 62; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)
Nice! Hopefully remote rooting and remote bootloader unlocking is on its way!
2. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4681; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
That would be all sorts of crazy. Hopefully it does materialize.
3. rns122112 (Posts: 49; Member since: 20 Jan 2014)
That would be awesome. Verizon Droid ultra 4.4 shipped to me. Didn't do my research before ordering it. Locked bootloader. Can't do anything with it :'( and I always install cyanogenmod on my phones. I will never buy a tight as locked phone
4. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I had a Droid RAZR with Verizon..locked boot loader...luckily, you can still flash a ROM on a separate partition on the phone...
6. rns122112 (Posts: 49; Member since: 20 Jan 2014)
Not with the 2012 series. They found that bug and patched it . Trust me I've been looking for the last month lol. I can't live without my custom roms.
11. SupermanayrB (Posts: 283; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
I rooted my RAZR Maxx with CM. Made my phone buggy as hell & made my camera look like it had the camera from the original RAZR. Never using CM again.
8. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
rooting flashing would be like piece of cake
5. apple4never (Posts: 1043; Member since: 08 May 2013)
thank the lord lol i cant flash firmwares for my life
7. fzacek (Posts: 2468; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Flashing the ROM itself isn't actually that hard once you've rooted your phone and installed a custom recovery. I feel that rooting is the hardest part of the process, but it might just depend on what phone you're using.
9. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
those pathetic htc phones are really hard and tricky confusing i find, it was a knightmare rooting my htcm7
10. ErenJaeger (Posts: 119; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)
I agree. Flashing roms is fairly easy but rooting a phone that patched rooting attempts is a pain. It's hard to find a loop hole and with my new phone and i have to use 3rd party programs. My old phone was just easy file transfers. If all android phones prevent rooting in the future, I'll admit that I'll start to prefer apple then.