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Ian Stacy · Jun 12, 2012

First Custom ROMs Arrive for the Galaxy Exhibit II

The Samsung Galaxy Exhibit II is a mid range Galaxy line phone on available on T-Mobile. Power users who own this new handset can finally get their toes wet in the ROM flashing pond with the first two available custom ROMs for the device. Both ROMs are brought to you by XDA Senior Member jocala. The first ROM, Peach Sunrise, is a customized version of the stock Gingerbread build. Free versions of Titanium Backup, Voltage Control, CIFSManager & Quickboot are included....

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 4, 2012

This Week in Development – Quick Take: Google vs Oracle Update – XDA TV

In today’s Quick Take of This Week in Development, Jordan covers a couple stories of interest from the XDA Portal. In some more exciting Android and patent news, Jordan talks about the latest updates in the Google versus Oracle debate. Jordan mentions a couple neat developments on the XDA-Developers Forum, from the Official CyanogenMod 9 Nightlies for the Galaxy S II I9100G and the unofficial CyanogenMod Alpha for the HTC ChaCha. Jordan then goes on to talk about the release of...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 3, 2012

Official CyanogenMod 9 Nightlies for the Galaxy S II I9100G

The good news just keeps coming for the I9100G variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II. The OMAP4-based device just received an official dose of TouchWiz-laden Ice Cream Sandwich goodness a few short days ago in the form of the Android 4.0.3-based XXLPQ update. However, no matter how much you may tolerate or perhaps even enjoy a particular OEM skin, there are many out there who have one quest with new Android devices---loading an AOSP-derived ROM. This is now possible on...

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Former Writer · Jun 2, 2012

HTC ChaCha Receives Unofficial CM9 Alpha

Who could have possibly anticipated this? While many, more popular devices still don't have an AOSP-based ROM, development seems to be moving right along for the HTC ChaCha. The device, which wasn't scheduled to get ICS in any form, has received an update to Google's latest and greatest courtesy of an unofficial CyanogenMod 9 port. XDA Recognized Contributor Alex C. has posted a thread on behalf of XDA Recognized Developer adlx.xda for the alpha releases of the build that are, admittedly,...

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Former Writer · May 26, 2012

TF300T Gets First Custom ICS ROM Courtesy of CM9

It was bound to happen sooner or later. With the Asus release of the unlocker tool for the TF300T, everyone could probably guess that development on the modest, yet still awesome tablet would start picking up, as developers now have no obstacles blocking their path. And now thanks to the official release of experimental CyanogenMod 9 builds, Asus Transformer TF300T owners now have access to the popular AOSP-derived, multi-device aftermarket firmware. XDA Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD of Team Hacksung has released an experimental...

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Former Writer · May 24, 2012

BBQLog Brings CM Nightly Changes Straight to You

Change logs are definitely one of the most important parts of any release. Be it an app, ROM, kernel, mod, tweak, script, you name it; releasing a change log with each new release allows users to see what you've changed, fixed, added, and subtracted from prior versions. Often, it's the very first developer-to-user interaction, and a well thought out change log can ease the minds of the cautious and give users compelling reason to upgrade. Fans of CyanogenMod nightlies probably know...

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Ian Stacy · May 20, 2012

Extremely Alpha CM9 Arrives for the Droid X2

Now that Motorola has confirmed that it will not release an Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Droid X2 (much to the dismay of many X2 users), it stands to reason that some clever developer would whip together an ICS build for the device. XDA Recognized Developer dragonzkiller has done just that, and released an extremely experimental ICS build for the snubbed device. Even without an official Motorola ICS kernel, the build is on it's way to being totally functional. From...

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Conan Troutman · May 17, 2012

Guide for Building CyanogenMod 9 on a Mac

If you've ever looked into compiling your own version of CyanogenMod or AOSP from source then I'm sure you will have noticed that there are a wide selection of extremely detailed and helpful guides out there. However if you intend on building on a Mac, you may have noticed that most of those guides aren't quite applicable. While there a few tutorials on how to build CyanogenMod 7 on Cupertino's finest, it seems that CM9 has yet to receive the...

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The-Captain · May 16, 2012

CyanogenMod 9 Alpha Makes its Way to the Galaxy S Plus

While the lucky few have already enjoyed Google's latest tasty treat for the past five months, most device owners have been waiting for Ice Cream Sandwich a long time. Now, thanks to Senior Member arco68, Galaxy S Plus users can now enjoy ICS courtesy of an alpha stage, but rapidly progressing CyanogenMod 9 port. Currently on alpha build 2, the ROM is still an early build. However, with hardware accelerated UI and video playback working, it doesn't seem like an early...

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Will Verduzco · May 15, 2012

Official CM9 Nightlies Appear for the Galaxy Note GT-N7000

The road to Ice Cream Sandwich has been paved with many victories for the international Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000. The device received its official dose of ICS goods not too long ago, and root methods were promptly developed that wouldn't affect the device's flash count. We also covered the official alpha release of CyanogenMod 9 for the phone-tablet, which came courtesy of XDA Recognzied Developer XpLoDWilD, Team Hacksung, and of course the CyanogenMod team. Now, progress has come once again, as XpLoDWilD brings us...

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Conan Troutman · Apr 22, 2012

FreeXperia Project Delivers CWM Recovery & CM9 for Sony Xperia S

Sony Xperia S users rejoice. The FreeXperia Project, has released not only a ClockworkMod-based recovery for the device, but also an unofficial version of CyanogenMod 9. So if you've been longing for a little AOSP action, your wait is now over. First things first, before you begin installing that new ROM, you're going to need a nice new recovery image. XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD has ported his version of a CWM-based recovery entitled DooMRecovery to the Xperia S. If you're...

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egzthunder1 · Mar 13, 2012

Milestone XT720 Welcomes CM9

The ICS frenzy is beginning to find more and more devices each day. Many of these actually branch out from the ever popular AOSP ROMs, and more specifically, CyanogenMod 9. While there are no official CM9 releases for various devices, there are devs out there who will put out unofficial CM-derived kangs for devices that may not have made "the cut" for official inclusion by the CM team. The Motorola XT720 Milestone is one such device. With ICS ports hitting other devices...

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Will Verduzco · Mar 12, 2012

Give Your CM9 Status Bar Some Steriods

Not too long ago, we gave some much deserved praise to a status bar makeover for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus created by XDA Forum Member rob43 and ported to the Motorola Atrix 4G by XDA Forum Member rickriego. While lucky owners of those two devices were able to enjoy the fruits of the developers' labor, owners of other devices were unfortunately not so lucky. Thankfully rob43, the original developer, has now updated his modification to work on practically any device running CyanogenMod 9. The...

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Former Writer · Mar 9, 2012

Experimental CM9 Builds Show Up for Epic 4G Touch

It's always exciting when an AOSP-based ROM shows up for a device for the first time, and it's even more exciting when it's a new iteration of Android. The chance to run vanilla---or at least mostly vanilla---Android is something that most users want. At the very least, it gives people a chance to check out the base features of the OS without OEM skins getting in the way. For those carrying the Samsung Epic 4G Touch, you now have the...

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Former Writer · Mar 4, 2012

Status Bar Makeover for Atrix and Galaxy Nexus on CM9

One of the greatest attributes of cross-platform ROMs such as CyanogenMod is that modifications can be used on most phones that run the release. Things like theme chooser and CyanogenMod Settings change very little, if at all, regardless of target device. The same holds true for many other CyanogenMod modifications as well. XDA Senior Member rickriego has posted a method for CyanogenMod 9 users toting the Motorola Atrix 4G that will not only place the clock in the middle of...

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liwen · Jan 19, 2012

Original Motorola Droid Gets Another ICS Port, This Time CyanogenMod 9

The venerable Motorola Droid, the one device that brought Android into the spotlight back in late 2009, won't see an official update to the latest Android version, but for those of you willing to tinker with custom ROMs that means nothing. We reported on an early port of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich last December, and that port has made some pretty good progress since then. If that wasn't enough, recognized developer kabaldan has released an early alpha port of...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 18, 2012

CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 0 Makes Its Way to the HP TouchPad

Despite the incorporation of tablet tweaks into CyanogenMod 7, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread-based ROM simply isn't ideal for use with the larger and higher-resolution screens seen on tablets. That's why deep down, we've all been pining for the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich goods to make their way to the HP TouchPad tablet for quite some time. The long wait has now finally paid off, as device maintainer and XDA forum member dalingrin has now released an extremely Alpha build of...

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orb3000 · Jan 17, 2012

CyanogenMod 9 Music App Coming To Market

Good news for the CyanogenMod fans, a new music app is coming to the market soon!According to the author of the application, and there's a degree of customization that you won't find in any other Music app in the Android Market. You will be able to get a lot of info for the currently playing song at the push of a button, share what track you're listening to with all your social apps, set your favorite song as ring tones,...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 10, 2012

Highly Functioning CM9 Kang Released for the Xoom

To my fellow Motorola Xoom owners out there, you can breathe a sigh of relief---we now have a taste of what we've been waiting for. Thanks to the hard work by the Rogue developer team, an incredibly highly functioning port of Cyanogen-infused Ice Cream Sandwich is now available for public consumption. According to XDA forum member Steady Hawkin, the ROM is nearly fully featured. And aside from face unlock, everything seems to work perfectly. This even includes full Camera, HDMI,...

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liwen · Jan 2, 2012

CyanogenMod 9 Will Have Custom Music Player, Fully Theme-able

The ICS-based CyanogenMod 9 will include some custom apps, such as the Trebuchet launcher, but also an improved, fully theme-able music player. Besides being included in CM9, it will also be released as a standalone application in the Android Market. Andrew Neal, a developer working on the music app, recently told The Verge some of the planned features: You'll be able to perform custom actions by shaking your device, customize the controls in the notification shade, and more. Probably the...

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