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

0. phoneArena posted on 29 May 2012, 20:04

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...

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posted on 29 May 2012, 20:56

1. QinEmpire (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)

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

posted on 29 May 2012, 20:58 3

2. Sackboy117 (Posts: 178; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Han Empire > Qin Empire

posted on 29 May 2012, 21:34 8

3. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

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

posted on 29 May 2012, 23:09 3

5. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 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.

posted on 29 May 2012, 23:07 1

4. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 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

posted on 29 May 2012, 23:26 4

6. nicholassss (Posts: 368; Member since: 10 May 2012)

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

posted on 29 May 2012, 23:32

7. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 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.

posted on 30 May 2012, 00:21 1

9. nicholassss (Posts: 368; Member since: 10 May 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.

posted on 29 May 2012, 23:39 2

8. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 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.

posted on 30 May 2012, 15:04

12. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)

we donate to them

posted on 30 May 2012, 00:40 2

10. jove39 (Posts: 1979; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 30 May 2012, 06:54 2

11. rob5150 (Posts: 175; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)

miui is based on cm7.

posted on 31 May 2012, 00:59

13. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 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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