CyanogenMod team to shut down WhisperPush messaging platform

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The CyanogenMod team announced they will be bringing support for WhisperPush via direct integration in CM 13 to an end. Further, they will be shutting down the backend for WhisperPush services running on their infrastructure, meaning anyone using WhisperPush on CM 10.2 or newer will find they no longer have access starting on February 1st. The CyanogenMod team is recommending users switch to the Signal application for secure text and voice calls. Read more

Resurrect a long forgotten Galaxy Nexus with Lollipop thanks to CyanogenMod 12.1

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Smartphone manufacturers are on a constantly speeding up cycle of releasing new smartphone models to replace the last greatest thing and hopefully entice consumers to keep dropping the dollars on hardware. This means the odds are good that consumers have old, abandoned smartphones lurking in drawers and boxes. If you happen to have a Galaxy Nexus from a few years ago, you may be able to repurpose it with Android 5.1 Lollipop running aboard thanks to the team at CyanogenMod. Read more

[Update: More phones added!] Samsung Galaxy S 5 unofficially gets Marshmallow through Cyanogenmod

gold_galaxy_s5Update: Nightlies have officially gone live for the Australian Galaxy S5, Galaxy S5 Duos, and the international variant of the Galaxy S4.

If you’re tired of waiting for Samsung to finally get Android 6.0 pushed out to your Galaxy S 5, you’ll now be able to take things into your own hands and get Cyanogenmod 13 installed on your device, if you’re comfortable rooting and flashing a ROM. Read more

CyanogenMod lists the first devices to receive CM13 (Marshmallow) nightlies

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In recent times, most Cyanogen related news has been about which new handset will sport the alternative Android operating system, but today the Cyanogen team has announced the availability of CM13 nightlies for a selection of devices. As you might already know, CM13 is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and the term ‘nightlies’ is basically a euphemism for betas.  Read more

Tons of new devices have officially been added to the Cyanogenmod family

Cyanogen_New_Logo_February_2015Cyanogenmod has officially expanded support for several new devices from different manufacturers, expanding the list of phones that will support Cyanogenmod releases. This doesn’t necessarily mean that all of these devices have a stable build ready right this second, but they’ll be supported with future releases. Read more

Android operating system brought to Samsung Gear S thanks to XDA developer and CyanogenMod

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Samsung might not have been the very first smartwatch manufacturer, but they definitely have been one of the most adamant companies in pushing the appeal of a wrist-borne computer. Additionally, one could easily argue that they also produce the most beautiful of all the smartwatches: the curved Gear S. Also, arguably, the Gear S has one of the biggest flaws of all the smartwatches out on the market: Tizen.

Until XDA developer biktor_gj stepped up and brought Android to the Gear S via CyanogenMod 12.1. And what was Biktor’s opening comment upon success? “Hey GearS! Welcome to the Android family!”

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CyanogenMod teases new Gello browser

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Yesterday a member of the CyanogenMod team teased Google+ followers with news that a new mobile browser is close to being released by the team. Named Gello, the browser is based on Chromium open-source code and Joey Rizzoli says the new browser will be open-sourced as well. There are a lot of third-party browsers out there, but developing their own means CyanogenMod could provide their own alternative to Chrome in their ROMs as well as on devices from Cyanogen or their partners. Read more