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Jimmy McGee · Jan 6, 2014

CyanogenMod 11 M2, Nexus 5 Camera Mod, Web-based Odin Utility – XDA Developer TV

CyanogenMod 11.0 M2 is coming to over 65 devices! 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 KitKat-based OmniRom for the LG Optimus Black and an article talking about how you can improve the quality of your Nexus 5 photos with a simple mod! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about XDA Senior Recognized Developer AdamOutler's JOdin3 web-tool to flash your Samsung...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 3, 2014

KitKat Builds for Xperia Ion, Xperia S, Motorola Xoom, and T-Mo / International Galaxy Note 3 – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4 KitKat unofficial builds for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3! 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 the announcement that the Motorola Xoom has a KitKat build, and you can get CyanogenMod on the locked Sony Xperia S! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. Jordan gave us...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 1, 2014

Top 5 Technology Stories of 2013 – XDA Developer TV

Yesterday, we talked about the exciting technology developments in the mobile device world for this year. And today, XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan combed through all the headlines, XDA-Developers news, and device forums to find what happened this year. He then identified the Top Five Technology Stories of 2013. This includes everything from the trials and tribulations of CyanogenMod in their venture to become Cyanogen Inc. to the rapid expansion of Ubuntu Touch, and much more. So take a moment...

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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...

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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...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 21, 2013

CyanogenMod Hits 10,000,000 Installs!

Just moments ago at approximately 3:44 PM Eastern US time, the CyanogenMod team achieved a rather significant milestone. CyanogenMod just clocked in at 10,000,000 unique installs, as registered by CMStats. In a little over four years, XDA Recognized Developer cyanogen's creation has gone from "optimizing the crap out of Android 1.5r2" on the HTC Dream: G1 to the widespread adoption it sees today. Looking at the current tally, the numbers come in at just over 5 million official CM installs and...

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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...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 9, 2013

CyanogenMod 11 Nightlies For Many, Motorola Open Sources Moto G, Chromecast Mirroring Coming? – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4.1 KitKat is now available for the Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi-only version. Official KitKat is also available for the Nexus 10! That and much more KitKat news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this week's news is the announcement that 2011 Sony Ericsson Xperia Devices get unofficial Android 4.4 KitKat and the article talking about browsing every AOSP code commit in Android 4.4.1 KitKat! In other important news, Jordan...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 6, 2013

Official CyanogenMod 11 Nightlies Now Available for Many Devices, 4.4.1-Based Builds by Tomorrow

Earlier today, we talked about how the CyanogenMod Team released CyanogenMod 11 Milestone 1 for most of the current Nexus lineup. This included official support for the Google Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and Nexus 7, and Nexus 7 (2013). At the time of the CM 11 M1 announcement, we also wrote about how the CM team was planning on beginning official CM11 nightlies for other devices. That time is now here, as there are now official CM11 nightlies for quite...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 6, 2013

CyanogenMod 11.0 M1 Released for Current Nexus Devices

Ever since the release of Android 4.4 KitKat, we knew that it was only a matter of time before custom ROM developer teams started incorporating the goodies into their own builds. Accordingly, the CyanogenMod team stated their plans to release their Android 4.4-based CyanogenMod 11 once work on CM 10.2 had finished. Approximately one month later, the CyanogenMod Team has now reached the M1 Milestone in their Android 4.4-based CyanogenMod 11 ROM for certain Nexus Devices. Not every device is...

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Tomek Kondrat · Dec 2, 2013

Remove the Google from CyanogenMod with Freecygn

CyanogenMod is one of the most popular multi-device ROMs. It is also the base for many custom ROMs available here on XDA. It supports a long list of devices, which makes it one of the most recognizable custom ROMs available. Of course, CyanogenMod is an AOSP-derived  ROM, which means that much of the project comes from source code on Google's Android repos. It is also open source, with sources freely available to anyone looking to build upon the team's work....

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 29, 2013

HTC One & Galaxy S4 GPe Get Android 4.4 KitKat, Android Getting RAW Imaging?! – XDA Developer TV

The Google Play Edition of the HTC One was updated to Android 4.4 KitKat. Then, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play Edition got official KitKat too! 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 the announcement that kernel source for the previously mentioned KitKat devices are available, and how KitKat was also ported to the Google Nexus One. That's not all that covered in...

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Will Verduzco · Nov 27, 2013

CyanogenMod Installer Pulled from Play Store, Lives On in Open Source Glory

Not too long ago, we talked about the CyanogenMod Installer. For those who don't remember, the CM Installer basically served as the easiest and most efficient way to install CyanogenMod onto your device. While most of our readers are more than capable of installing aftermarket firmwares the old fashioned way, the CM Installer was primarily aimed at users who want as easy of an experience as possible. At first, the CM Installer was freely available on the Google Play Store....

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 18, 2013

Experimental OmniROM for I9100G, I9300, Xperia T. KitKat Coming to HTC One Google Play Edition – XDA Developer TV

KitKat is coming to the HTC One Google Play Edition! 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 announcement that alpha CyanogenMod 11 builds are available for the Sony Xperia P and KitKat-based OmniROMs are available for the Sony Xperia T and the Samsung Galaxy S II. In other important news, Jordan talks about the article showing you how to fix the...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 15, 2013

Android 4.4 Factory Images Available, CyanogenMod Installer Released, Google Glass Open for Signup! – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4 KitKat factory images and driver binaries are now available for the Nexus 4, 7, and 10! 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 the announcement that CyanogenMod installer is now available in the Play Store and signups for Google Glass is open. That's not all that covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA...

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Will Verduzco · Nov 12, 2013

CyanogenMod Installer Now Available in the Play Store

The vast majority of our readers are more than capable of manually unlocking, rooting, and installing a custom ROM. In fact, most of us here prefer doing things the old fashioned way. After all, the fun's in the journey, not the destination. However, the same certainly cannot be said for the general population. With that in mind, the CyanogenMod team created the CyanogenMod Installer. This serves as the fastest and most streamlined way of installing CM onto your device, without...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 11, 2013

Unofficial CyanogenMod 11 for Galaxy S3, Sony Announces Android 4.3 / 4.4 Xperia Schedule – XDA Developer TV

Unofficial CyanogenMod 11 releases for Samsung Galaxy S3 variants appear! 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 announcement that new TI OMAP4 GPU drivers binaries have been found that could aid in KitKat development and you can find the rollout schedule for the Sony Xperia line Android 4.3 and 4.4 releases. That's not all that covered in today's video! In other...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 8, 2013

Source-Built Android 4.4 ROMs Incoming! CyanogenMod 11 Development Started – XDA Developer TV

Source-Built Android 4.4 KitKat is now available on the LG Optimus G and the Sony Xperia Z! 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 the announcement that CyanogenMod 10.2 M1 is here and KitKat-Based CyanogenMod 11 is coming soon, and you can find a KNOX-Free Android 4.3 leak for the Samsung Galaxy S III (GT-I9300). That's not all that covered in today's video! Jordan...

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Will Verduzco · Oct 16, 2013

Custom ROM Feature Comparison Database

With choice comes power, and with power comes responsibility. And in the world of custom ROM flashing, that responsibility means choosing the right ROM and kernel combination to fit your needs---well that, and making sure you read all of the instructions so that you don't brick your expensive device. We recently featured a simple, yet powerful Xposed module that brings many previously ROM-specific features to any ROM, as long as you have XDA Recognized Developer rovo89's Xposed Framework (thread) installed. However in certain circumstances, there's no replacement...

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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...

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