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Guide for Building CyanogenMod 9 on a Mac

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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 same treatment. This is where XDA Senior Member ArmanUV comes in. He has put together a comprehensive guide on how to do just that.

The guide is based around building CM9 for the GSM Galaxy Nexus on OS X Lion, but could also be adapted to building for o. . . READ ON »

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CyanogenMod 9 Alpha Makes its Way to the Galaxy S Plus

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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 build. In fact, the most essential functions such as phone, GPS, WiFi, and almost everything else work properly. The currently broken list is quite small for an alpha build and include:

  • Camera
  • FM Radio
  • USB Tethering
  • Small Bugs

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Official CM9 Nightlies Appear for the Galaxy Note GT-N7000

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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 our next chapter in the ICS saga on the N7000 in the form of official CM9 nightlies for the device. Installation is simple enough, but differs depending on which ROM is c. . . READ ON »

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FreeXperia Project Delivers CWM Recovery & CM9 for Sony Xperia S

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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 already familiar with his work, you may recognize this recovery. If not, be warned—this is not your average recovery. Although based on the standard CWM, DooMRecovery is heavily themed with a Honeycomb s. . . READ ON »

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Milestone XT720 Welcomes CM9

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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 left and right throughout the site,  XDA Forum Member mchlbenner decided to try and give the frozen treat to the owners of this device.

So far, the port is actually in a alpha/early beta stage as it has some basic functionalit. . . READ ON »

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Give Your CM9 Status Bar Some Steriods

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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 modification adds various useful features and toggles to your notification bar including:

Transparency
Status Bar Layout
Date Format
Brightness Control
Horizontal Recent Panel
Clock Location
Power Wid

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Experimental CM9 Builds Show Up for Epic 4G Touch

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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 opportunity to check out some new Android features as well. XDA Recognized Developer sbrissen and Senior Member darchstar have both released competing unofficial kangs of CyanogenMod 9 for users to install and play with.

The ROMs are both alphas, meaning t. . . READ ON »

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Status Bar Makeover for Atrix and Galaxy Nexus on CM9

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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 the status bar, but bring several other features—a couple of which are fully configurable—to the CM9 experience.

According to XDA Forum Member rob43, who originally released the mod for CM9 on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the fe. . . READ ON »

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

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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 CyanogenMod 9 a few days ago.

Just don’t expect the build to be perfect – the dev notes that some features like camera and hardware accelerated video decoding aren’t working, and probably won’t work anytime soon eith. . . READ ON »

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