If you’re a former CyanogenMod user whose ORD has resulted in a move to another ROM or if you’ve simply changed devices to one without officially supported CM builds, you’re in for a treat.
Undoubtedly, one of the most visually striking parts of CyangoenMod as of late is its cLock home and lock screen widget. For those with an eye for the visually pleasing, cLock offers a clean and information-rich interface. And for those who like to stand out, it’s quite customizable in both color and content. Sadly though, changing ROMs generally means doing away with ROM-specific perks.
Thankfully, this is no longer a problem, as XDA Recognized Developer (and CyanogenMod UI and Experience Team Developer) DvTonder has posted the home and lock screen widget for use with any device running Android 4.2 or greater. Developed primarily by DvTonder, with help from a host of other developers, the widget packs time, weather, and calendar event information in a streamlined and configurable package. And though it’s been available in standalone form since March of this year, the developer keeps posting revisions and updates, with the most recent bringing some small UI changes, bugfixes, and new translations.
Head over to the original thread to enjoy one of the cleanest and most configurable home and lock screen clock widgets available.
August 16, 2013 By: Jimmy McGee
CyanogenMod 10.2 nightlies are now available for various devices. That and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this week’s news is an article about an Android Bitcoin vulnerability and news about an Ubuntu Touch app for browsing the XDA forums.
Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin released a video showing how to root and install a custom recovery on the Oppo Find 5, Jordan reviewed XDA:DevCon, and later, TK showed how to get back the AOSP Browser. Pull up a chair and check out this video.
August 14, 2013 By: Will Verduzco
Ever since the release of Android 4.3 a few weeks ago, most device owners have been impatiently waiting for their slice of the pie. No, not key lime pie; but sweet 4.3 goodness, nonetheless. Of course, with dedicated teams of aftermarket firmware developers such as CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android, and AOKP, we all knew that it was only a matter of time.
Well, that day is now here, as Android 4.3 has made it to various handsets by way of CyanogenMod 10.2 nightlies for various devices. So what devices are supported? Quite a few, actually. A full build roster is not yet available, but according to the CyanogenMod Google+:
Tonight, we are not building for every device we support – there are always some stragglers. The rest will come when they are given the green light and that will happen when they are ready. …
As these builds are in progress (and some may fail) a full 10.2 build roster will be posted later.
And a quick glance at the CyanogenMod Mirror Network shows that quite a bit of progress has been made in the migration. However, this is all old news to at-home builders and kang-bangers, as stated by the CyanogenMod Blog on August 9th:
In the meantime, the majority of our 10.1 roster have transitioned to being 10.2 capable. This means for you at-home builders, things should be in a fairly good spot for your own personal builds.
To get the (prebuilt) goods on your own device, hit up the CyanogenMod Mirror Network to see if your handset is one of the chosen devices. Be sure to leave your thoughts in your home device forum, as well as in the comment box below. Developers looking to merge the changes into their own builds or just in it to learn a bit more about what went into 10.2 can head over to the CyanogenMod Gerrit.
A list of the devices that have already received the goods can be found below.
Thanks to the hard work of CyanogenMod’s development team, a slew of devices are now able to run Project Nemesis Phase 1: Focal. CyanogenMod developer Guillaume Lesniak (XDA Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD) announced July 29 that the new camera application was pushed to the official CyanogenMod repositories, and to CM-10.2 builds. Although possible to build Focal for CM-10.1, Lesniak said the team will not be supporting it due to their significant progress with 10.2.
Even though Focal still has quite a few bugs to work out, the new features will surely whet your appetite until it is 100 percent stable. Lesniak said they are aware of all bugs and asked that users not report their findings until otherwise notified. He also said they will not be providing support to unofficial builds and those that are not running CyanogenMod.
While there are no plans to publish Focal on the Play Store, many XDA users have already extracted the APK in order to make it available to everyone. Since its release, device-specific threads containing the Focal.apk file have been popping up all over XDA.