CyanogenMod hit 2 million unique installs, 4x jump in less than a year

CyanogenMod hit 2 million unique installs, 4x jump in less than a year
It's no secret that CyanogenMod is by far the most popular custom ROM available for Android, and its user base has made a pretty big jump since the last numbers check in July of last year. At the time, there were just over 500,000 unique installs of the system. The new numbers are out and CyanogenMod has made quite the leap. 

According to the new numbers, there are just over 2 million unique installs of various CyanogenMod ROMs. Official installs make up just over 1 million of those installs, with unofficial installs at just under 1 million. This is pretty interesting because it means the unofficial installs are growing at a faster rate than the official. Last time around, unofficial installs made up only about 30% of the total number, and now it's just under 50%. 

Overall, CyanogenMod installs are up as well. Last time, it was getting about 4k new installs a day. Since then it has averaged 8.5k new installs a day, and in the last 24 hours it has had over 11k new installs. Not bad for a custom ROM, but of course 2 million still means it's less than 1% of the entire Android ecosystem, which means there are more Cupcake and Donut devices combined than there are CyanogenMod installs. 

source: CMStats

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13 Comments

1. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

Poor Android device that have lousy OS, and forcing people to install something like this. What a waste of time.

2. Sackboy117

Posts: 178; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Han Empire > Qin Empire

3. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Dude stop trolling. You can't get a level of customization like this on the iPhone. Android is a much more flexible OS.

5. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

agreed. iOs has no sort of good customisations. NO widgets, no free themes. and the whole UI of iOS is justr plain tad boring. Androids, haiz... HIGH level of customisation, and their app market has good apps too. now stop complaining, QinEmpire Apple fanboy.

4. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

although i am an android fanboy i gotta agree with you for this one. most manufactuer roms are REALLY REALLY lousy. thats why every phone I buy, even Nexus S, I replace with either MIUI or CM7, or CM9 the truth is that android sucks unless you get a custom rom, or even a custom kernal but once you get a custom rom, Android will blow your mind

6. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

Thanks to cyanogenmod I'm running ICS on my droid 3 while people with sweet new phones are still waiting on it. :3

7. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

To respond to a couple of posts: Well...for one...I think there are a lil more than 2 million Android users....so its not like every Android user is installing this. So these ROMs arent being installed because they have to be. They are being installed because ppl want to install it. I dont have a custom ROM or kernel on my RAZR and Rezound. One isnt even rooted. My Droid X1 doesnt have a ROM anymore. Neither does my Droid 1. I have been using Android since Mar 2010. Running ROMs since day one. The hardware and software has gotten better, so I dont feel the need to do it anymore. Some ppl do. Thats called....choice...... No one is being forced to install this. Whats wild...I felt I had to do it on the Droid 1. But not on the Droid X1 and RAZR. All I really have to do is put a different launcher on my Rezound. No need for a ROM. Even tho I dont like the Rezound..its mostly the hardware and less about Sense UI. And...I like Blur alot more than Sense UI.

9. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

Exactly, I only decided to switch to CM9 because i stated to feel like my phone was outdated. I loved everything about my phone until ICS started rolling out and my pals started getting new phones. If i didnt have the choice to change these things I'd spend too much money on phones trying to keep myself feeling technologically relevant.

8. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I wonder how these mod guy do for a living since all mods are free and they dedicate lots of time on it. Perhaps this is part time for them.

12. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

we donate to them

10. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

CM has contributed to almost all custom roms in oneway or another (exception of MIUI)...awesome team...awesome rom.

11. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

13. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Just as you can install a different OS on your pc, I think more groups of people should be able to and support custom roms. Choice is one of the greatest things in a world this crazy.

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