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CyanogenMod now on over 1 million devices

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CyanogenMod now on over 1 million devices
CyanogenMod is among the most popular custom firmware ROMs for Android smartphones and now the numbers are in to prove that - CyanogenMod has over 1 million unique installs. The actual number of installs however is likely much higher as only a part of those who install the custom ROM choose to report it.

CyanogenMod now on over 1 million devices
CM can be installed on various devices including smartphones and tablets. Currently, there are 56 devices supporting the custom firmware. It’s also worth mentioning that nearly a half of all CyanogenMod installs are unofficial KANG builds. The number of official installs comes close to 600,000.

Interestingly, the most popular device for flashing CyanogenMod on, is the HTC Desire, while the rugged Motorola Defy is the runner up. The Desire has seen 80,000 installs, while the number for the Defy stands at 58,000.

The next milestone for CyanogenMod is releasing version 9 with Ice Cream Sandwich support. Currently, Gingerbread-based CyanogenMod 7 is the most popular version of the firmware. But passing the 1 million mark alone proves that customizing the experience on the device is something that a huge number of people need. How do you feel about CyanogenMod, have you tried it?

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posted on 13 Jan 2012, 03:55

1. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

No but I heard flashing custom rooms are hard

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 05:10 9

3. adi4u4882 (Posts: 137; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)

How could that be hard. Its dead easy and the interface is sweet!

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 05:56 4

4. Retro-touch (Posts: 279; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

You heard that its hard but in reality your friend is an idiot and you should attempt it yourself and you'll see its dead simple once you install it. Youtube tutorials are all over!!!!

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 07:13

6. bigdawg23 (Posts: 462; Member since: 25 May 2011)

Flashing is usually very simple. The only way it gets hard is if you have a device that requires downgrading of software to make this possible. Usually if you wait long enough after the launch it is easy. Samsung is by far the easiest to root via ODIN. Once rooted and placing custom recovery on it, its brainless to do.

I have used Cyanogen and prefer it. However, my ATT Skyrocket has a alpha release with some quirks like low volume in a call and camera that is not as clean and clear compared to Touchwiz based roms. I look forward to Ice Cream.

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 07:56 3

7. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

So i should root ? Okay try it when i am free

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 04:57 5

2. DKMDROID (Posts: 103; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)

no its terribly easy im running an unoffical version of cyanogen7 the best decision ive ever made!!!

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 07:05

5. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)

can't for CM9!

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 12:37

8. DincWithMIUI (Posts: 6; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

It is scary to do a root but so worth it. There is pretty much nothing you can do to "brick" a phone anymore. The problem with doing it is that it's like a tattoo... once you start you can't stop modding. I've had CM7 in the past. It is very nice because you really can change everything. I disagree with the post about Samsung being the easiest. My employee who has the Fascinate had tons of problems with Odin. Unrevoked for HTC was literally a 2 button step. I have to admit I have been happier with MIUI over CM7. I run ADW over it because I don't want my incredible looking like an iPhone. MIUI gives you the ability to change core things easier through themes such as boot animation, boot sound, fonts, etc. CM7 requires you to modify file names and locations versus point and click of MIUI. My 2 cents

posted on 15 Jan 2012, 13:53

9. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)

I love CyanogenMod, but the battery life is complete garbage. I can get up to 6 hours usage and have two days of standby time on my GSII with TouchWiz. CM7 I am lucky to get even half of that. The UI is really great and the theme engine makes my pants explode from inside out, but if you are a power user I wouldn't recommend it. Hopefully CM9 will improve the battery problem.

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