CyanogenMod team drops support for the Nexus One, HTC EVO 4G, Galaxy Ace, and many more

CyanogenMod team drops support for the Nexus One, HTC EVO 4G, Galaxy Ace, and many more
Those of you who have been loyal to Android for a while now should know how frustrating it can be once a manufacturer stops providing software updates for a given smartphone. Thankfully, aftermarket ROMs exist for every user who is adventurous enough to run custom software on their smartphone and does not mind voiding its warranty along the way. Take CyanogenMod, for example – it is arguably the most popular one out there and has a following of hundreds of thousands of users.

Yet the developers that brought us CyanogenMod are not omnipotent, although their incredible work has been suggesting the opposite. On their Google+ page, they have announced that support for a large number of smartphones will be dropped due to "lack of media libraries" and insufficient storage space. The devices in question are those equipped with the QSD8x50, MSM7x25, MSM7x27 and MSM7x27T chips – all of them will be stuck with CyanogenMod 7.2, which is based on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Some of the smartphones present on this list are the Google Nexus One, HTC EVO 4G, Samsung Galaxy Ace, HTC Desire, HTC Droid Incredible, and the LG Optimus One

Actually, the CyanogenMod team mentions that some of these handsets are indeed capable of running Android 4.0. If enough time and effort is dedicated to the cause, the platform might actually be made to work. The experience will be below par, however, which is why the developers have decided to drop support for these older smartphones. Users who are willing to give it a shot anyway will have to look for a different aftermarket ROM for their smartphone. The entire statement on the matter from team CyanogenMod is available at the source link below, so dig in if you insist on knowing all the details.

source: CyanogenMod via Android Police

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12 Comments

1. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Oh no not the nexus one . It's like the doc Hudson in cars , it's a legend , cant make it die like this

11. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

whoever gave you that thumbsdown clearly has no respect for the Android device that started it all. The G1 was ok, the mytouch meh, but it was the N1 and the OG Evo that took Android to the next level. RIP :'(

12. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

True . Nexus one is the real and 1st iPhone killer

2. anGel_pLayer

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

I thought the ace could run on JB....

3. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

there is a JB port for ace, search XDA

4. anGel_pLayer

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Yeah.... Was referring to that... CM10 http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1490867

5. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

So we must thanks teams CyanogenMod for their long ride support instead of saying s**t about them. They offered great alternative to Android experience. Now just make sure the next phone you buy meet the recommended requirement for next rom support.

6. Knicknevin

Posts: 153; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

I agree. That they have supported such phones for so long is wonderful unto itself. Thank you so much for your time dedicated to improving the overall experience of these phones well past the lifespan that the manufacturer was willing to put into them!

7. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012

Though they are ending support for my beloved EVO, I do appreciate them for giving me one of the most stable and enjoyable experiences with CM7, and laying the groundwork for all the other developers who have done their best to bring CM9 to these veteran phones. The fun does not stop here, but it sure would not have began without CyanogenMod.

8. abiug.gc

Posts: 15; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

and for O2x? can i run CM9? now i had CM7.2 but i want a better ROM so can i run it?

9. amancarlos

Posts: 42; Member since: May 09, 2012

galaxy ace was never officially supported by cynogenmod, all roms released were unofficaial ones.

10. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

I had ICS running on my Epic 4G but like they said it was less than stellar so I decided to go back to GB but bricked my Epic :( Got a tweener phone for now until the Note 2 (or something better) comes out

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