XDA News Articles

Tomek Kondrat · Mar 11, 2014

Sony Xperia SP with Locked Bootloader Receives Unofficial CyanogenMod 10.2 Port

Sony released quite a few of interesting devices in 2013. One of the most successful was the Xperia SP, a device that easily can compete with Nexus 4 and other relatively powerful smartphones. Not too long ago, the Xperia SP was updated to Android 4.3. This gave developers an opportunity to cross more boundaries and limitations. Xperia devices, although capable of being unlocked, are often locked by carriers. That makes developing for those devices harder, as custom kernels can't be...

XDA NEWS
Samantha · Jan 8, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S Plus Gets Highly Functional KitKat and Jelly Bean Builds

If you rewind back to a couple of months ago, you may remember that dual boot was achieved on the Samsung Galaxy S Plus. Well, there's been more happening with this device, the refresh of the perhaps more popular Samsung Galaxy S. Shipped all the way back in 2011 with Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, it only received an incremental, official update to Android 2.3.6 before being discontinued by Samsung. Fortunately however, Galaxy S Plus owners will see the abandoned device get back...

XDA NEWS
Will Verduzco · Dec 26, 2013

Official CyanogenMod Now Available for the Oppo N1 Standard Edition

Just two days ago, we talked about the release of the Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Edition, as well as its factory images and source code. While the device's large dimensions make it somewhat of a niche device, the N1 is a device aimed to please those looking for a very large phone. The N1 is also great for those who value support from an OEM that actively caters to the development and enthusiast communities. Alongside the release of the N1 CM Edition, Oppo...

XDA NEWS
Will Verduzco · Dec 24, 2013

Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Edition, Factory Images, and Source Code Now Available

The almost ludicriously sized Oppo N1 isn't exactly a device aimed at everyone. No, its gargantuan dimensions simply preclude it from much mass market appeal. But for those of you who can handle the device's macroscopic proportions, Christmas has come a little early---one day early, to be exact. Earlier today, the CyanogenMod team announced that a version of the N1 with CyanogenMod 10.2 preinstalled has just gone on sale. The device is available directly on the Oppo Style website for $600...

XDA NEWS
Will Verduzco · Dec 10, 2013

CyanogenMod Adds WhisperPush Secure Messaging into CM10.2 Nightlies, CM11 Integration Soon!

While secure text messaging systems have been available on Android for quite some time, many users (even power users) have failed to set them up on their devices. This isn't because privacy isn't important, but it's often one of those things you don't think of until it's too late. Now, CyanogenMod is taking a great first step by incorporating an existing and open source secure text messaging platform into CyanogenMod. The integration comes in the form of TextSecure, which is maintained...

XDA NEWS
Will Verduzco · Aug 21, 2013

CyanogenMod cLock Available for All 4.2+ Devices

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...

XDA NEWS
Jimmy McGee · Aug 16, 2013

CyanogenMod 10.2 Nightlies Available, Android Bitcoin Vulnerability Found – XDA Developer TV

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...

XDA NEWS
Will Verduzco · Aug 14, 2013

CyanogenMod 10.2 Nightlies Available for Various Devices

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...

XDA NEWS
TheRomMistress · Jul 30, 2013

Focal Added to CyanogenMod 10.2 Nightlies

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...

XDA NEWS