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Tomek Kondrat · Oct 28, 2014

Flash Cyanogen Recovery to Your 2012 Sony Xperia

Cyanogen Recovery is one of the newest custom recovery projects available in the aftermarket development community. Its minimalist and easy-to-navigate user interface makes it worth a shot for many new users. While ClockworkMod, TWRP and PhilZ remain three of the most popular recoveries, you can try Cyanogen Recovery on a large number of devices. XDA Recognized Developer championswimmer decided to port the Simple CM Touch Recovery to the whole 2012 line of Sony Xperia devices. You can find images for...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 20, 2014

Updated Android Lollipop Preview Images – XDA TV

The Android Lollipop Preview Images are now available! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of Android L final API and marterial design support library going live and be sure the check out the article talking about the Micromax Canvas 5 which may ship with CyanogenMod! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos...

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Tomek Kondrat · Oct 18, 2014

Micromax Canvas 5 May Ship with CyanogenMod

Update: It appears as if the source of our report has been called into question. Cyanogen, Inc. was unable to provide a comment, leading us to question the original sourced report by Droid Goblin. Two weeks ago, we talked about how Cyanogen, Inc. was entering the Indian market teamed up with Micromax. Users should expect to see the resultant device this year, but the model and hardware specification have remained unknown, until now of course. According to Droid Goblin, CyanogenMod will...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 17, 2014

Android Lollipop Confirmed, Nexus 6, 9, and Player Announced! Sony AOSP Extended

Google Officially Announced Android 5.0 Lollipop! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of Google Nexus 6, 9 and Player and be sure the check out the addition of Xperia Z1 and Z2 to Sony's AOSP Program. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer...

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Tomek Kondrat · Oct 16, 2014

CyanogenMod and Other ROMs Allegedly Vulnerable to MITM Attacks

According to an anonymous security researcher and The Register, over 10 million Android users running CyanogenMod and various derivatives are potentially vulnerable to a specific type of man-in-the-middle attack. The main group vulnerable are users running CyanogenMod and CM-based ROMs. The CyanogenMod team has stated that The Register's claims are invalid and ensured that CyanogenMod 11 is well protected. The alleged vulnerability was discovered by an anonymous researcher who works for one of top Android vendors. CyanogenMod developers and other teams had...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 10, 2014

CM11 for Android One, Updated Galaxy Nexus GPU Drivers!

ChainFire's Auto-Root Program now supports S5 Prime and Note 4! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of CyanogenMod and Micromax releasing a device in India and be sure the check out the Android One based CyanogenMod 11 ROM. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA...

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Tomek Kondrat · Oct 5, 2014

Micromax to Launch CyanogenMod-Powered Device in India

The Indian smartphone market is a real prize for many major OEMs. Even Google found India an interesting prospect with Android One, which is not a surprise considering that we are talking about country with over 1.2 billion citizens. The mobile market in India is booming and OEMs will undoubtedly try to take advantage of it. This Asian country might also be the next target of Cyanogen, Inc., which made an agreement with Micromax and will release a new device later...

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Tomek Kondrat · Oct 3, 2014

Google Wanted to Buy Cyanogen, Inc.

Google has reportedly tried to acquire Cyanogen, Inc., maker of one of the most popular multi-device custom ROMs, CyanogenMod. According to a report prepared by The Information, Google's SVP Sundar Pichai had a meeting with Cyanogen's CEO Kirt McMaster, but the interest from the Android and Google Chrome head honcho was shrugged off with no further notice. It's unclear why Google wanted to buy Cyanogen. Perhaps they wanted to have an in-house Android distribution and a team of skilled engineer capable of bringing Android to another level....

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 19, 2014

Android One Devices Available in India! CyanogenMod 11 M10 Released, XDA Pebble Challenge Winners Announced! – XDA Developer TV

Android One devices are now available in India! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of CyanogenMod 11 Milestone 10 being released and be sure the check out the article talking about the Pebble Challenge Winners. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV...

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 13, 2014

OmniROM Review (Sort of) and Overview – XDA Developer TV

When CyanogenMod announced there were "going corporate," there was understandably some hesitation from some people in to community. Whether you think it is a good idea or not, it bore fruit in the release of OmniROM. OmniROM is available for a wide varity of devices, is supported by a solid group of developers and offers nightly releases. In today's video, XDA Developer TV newcomer droidmodd3rx, shows off OmniROM on his Samsung Galaxy S4. The main features covered and talked about in...

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 1, 2014

New Nvidia SHIELD Tablet OTA! Moto G 4G Gets Official CyangenMod 11 Nightlies – XDA Developer TV

The Nvidia SHIELD Tablet gets its first update! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of the Nvidia SHIELD getting it's first custom ROMs and be sure the check out the article talking about the Moto G 4G getting Official CyanogenMod! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this weekend on XDA...

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Jimmy McGee · Aug 24, 2014

Cyanogenmod 11 Milestone 9 Review and Overview – XDA Developer TV

The past year has been a big year for CyanogenMod. With events from becoming a corporation to deals to ship on phones like the OnePlus One, Cyanogen Inc has been busy. However, the community is still hard at work building CyanogenMod 11 based of Android KitKat 4.4. CyanogenMod gives you loads of customization and many people perfer its approach to mobile device operating over Google's stock Android offering. Their latest Milestone for version 11 was recently released. In today's video, XDA Developer...

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Jimmy McGee · Aug 8, 2014

Android L Preview Images Updated! CyanogenMod 11 M9 Released with Support for Xperia Z2 and HTC M8 – XDA Developer TV

The Android L developer preview images for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 have been updated!! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of CyanogenMod 11 Milestone 9 being available for supported devices and be sure the check out the article talking about bringing Android Aut- like functionality to your device with Digital Car! That's not all that's covered in...

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TK · Jul 30, 2014

Device Review: OnePlus One

Seemingly every day, there are a bunch of new devices being released. Some are budget devices and some are flagship devices. Naturally, there are budget conscious enthusiasts who would like to have both. Recently, a device has made a big splash in the tech industry, and is called by some as the Nexus killer. Then again, what’s not being (perhaps inaccurately) called a Nexus killer these days? This device is the first offering from OnePlus. Let dive in and see if...

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Tomek Kondrat · Jul 28, 2014

Port Sony Xperia Themes to CyanogenMod 11 with Ease

In addition the obvious proficiency with graphics, creating a good Android theme requires certain knowledge about exactly one must do. Even the default theme engine used many ROMs requires theme files to have a compatible structure, otherwise your newly created themes will not work or will be incomplete. Sony devices have a quite unique UI, which many people fancy. Unfortunately, like most of stock ROMs, it's bloated and full of commercial content. Because of this, quite a few XDA folks decide to venture over to AOSP-derived ROMs in...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 21, 2014

HTC One Mini Gets Sense 6, Control Tasker with Samsung Gear 2 – XDA Developer TV

HTC One Mini is receiving Sense 6! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this week's news is the comprehensive guide to help you get started with CyanogenMod Theme Development. Also, be sure the check out the article showing you how to control Tasker with your Samsung Gear 2! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other video released this weekend on XDA Developer...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 11, 2014

CyanogenMod 11 M8 Updated to Android 4.4.4, Chromecast Mirrors Your Device Screen, LG G Watch Custom ROM! – XDA Developer TV

CyanogenMod 11 M8 is now available for supported devices! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is Chromecast now being able to mirror your Android devices' screen and what you can do with Android Wear! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an Xposed...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 30, 2014

Android 4.4.4 Hits More GPe Devices, Rooting Android L On Nexus 5 and 7, Nexus Line Not Going Away! – XDA Developer TV

Android L developer preview for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013) can now be rooted! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is Android 4.4.4 hitting more Google Play edition devices and there is an article about how the Nexus line is not going away! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Be sure the check out the other videos released...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 22, 2014

Show Off Your Cyanogen Love with This Boot Animation Collection

There was a time several years ago, when CyanogenMod was the only large-scale, source-built custom ROM that was officially available for large number of devices. Nowadays, there are quite a few high quality offerings to choose from, each with their particular forte or claim to fame. But even with the abundant diversity of choices available, many users still choose CyanogenMod as their default ROM. XDA Forum Member SlurmsMcKenzie recently created a fantastic set of boot animations to pay tribute to CyanogenMod and Cyanogen Inc...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 13, 2014

Cyanogen Releases OnePlus One Device Tree, Xperia Z1 Gets 4K Video Recording, MediaTek Working on GPL Compliance – XDA Developer TV

Cyanogen releases the OnePlus One Device Tree! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is MediaTek working on GPL compliance and the 4K video recording for the Xperia Z1 and Z1 Compact! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for PinNotif. Then, Adam...

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