CYANOGENMOD Posts on XDA

Layoffs Continue at Cyanogen Inc., Seattle Office to Shut Down by Year-End

Cyanogen Inc. has been in the news lately for the major changes that the company was recently undergoing. Most notably, the former CEO of Cyanogen, Kirt McMaster had to hand over the managerial roles of the company to Lior Tal and assume the role of Executive Chairman. Further, Cyanogen Inc's co-founder Steve Kondik, more famously...

Sultanxda Bypasses New SafetyNet Unlocked Bootloader Check on Latest CM13 Builds for OP3

Google’s SafetyNet has been a huge thorn in the side of anyone who wants to use Android Pay while having full control over their phones. Until recently, it has mostly been about disabling Android Pay on devices with Root, but a couple days ago, Google took it one step further -- they are triggering SafetyNet even...

Interview with Carl Pei from OnePlus pt2: OxygenOS, Software Updates, User Feedback, UX Criticism & More!

OnePlus entered the Android market by providing good-value devices that enthusiasts end up enjoying and tinkering with — so much so that their latest smartphone’s sub-forum at XDA has become one of the most active ones in an impressively short time. XDA Editor-in-Chief Mario Serrafero had a lengthy talk with Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus, about...

Top 5 Paid CM Themes

GRVY This is a very bold design with aggressive fonts and colors that stand out. All the main apps from your dialer to your WhatsApp have been completely redesigned. New notification sounds and ringtones compliment this theme to give it a more completed feeling. If you're getting tired of all the same slim and elegant themes, this...

Cyanogen Inc. Lays Off 30 of its Staff; May Turn from OS Towards Apps

Remember Cyanogen Inc.? Yeah, the same company whose top executives were reported as expressing their intention to "put a bullet through Google's head". The Cyanogen Inc. (not to be confused with their open-source sister branch, Cyanogenmod) that partnered with Microsoft to replace the Google Apps on its OS with Microsoft alternatives. Well, it seems that their plans...

OnePlus 3 Gets Unofficial CyanogenMod 13 & Recovery, Before Getting to Your Doorstep

OnePlus has called users and developers to tinker with the OnePlus 3, and if you aren't convinced that the device is off to a good start, this latest bit of news will do the trick: The OnePlus 3 already has unofficial CyanogenMod as well as a recovery, courtesy of recognized developer Grarak. To get it on...

You Asked, We Answer – AOSP Build Times on AMD Processors

A few months ago I kicked off a series of articles aimed at examining what affects build times when building an Android ROM from open source options such as CyanogenMod or OMNIRom. You showed us you were very interested and then did something else -- started to ask questions. Does Intel or AMD make a difference?...

7 Days Later: Hands-On with the Nextbit Robin Update + Update on Development

Last month, we reviewed the Nextbit Robin, a beautifully designed smartphone that focuses on cloud storage as its forte. At the time, we noted that the device was suffering from below-average battery life as well as slow camera performance, but that overall the device was still a solid buy (in my opinion, a better buy than...

Biggest Bottlenecks When Building Android From Source

Update 4/19 12 pm CT: Clarified build times are ccache build times. Update 4/20 9:17 am CT: Build 3 was most certainly not RAID 1. Corrected that error. In 2012 I started to build kernels -- and relied on my trusty Core 2 Quad Q9550 to build it. If that wasn't worthy of a cringe then the fact...

Which Theme Do You Run on Your Phone, and Why?

Screenshots are welcome! Thanks to the plethora of customization tools on Android, it's fairly easy to find themes that suit your style. Alternative launchers, icon packs, and custom widget creation tools are just some of the ways you can customize your UI. But unless you're a user on a custom ROM with the Cyanogenmod Theme...

OnePlus One – A Redefinition of the Developer-Friendly Device

Back in 2013, when OnePlus announced the One model, many of us knew almost nothing about this company. We simply heard of a no-name from China with promises of making a “flagship killer”, which was alleged to be competitive against powerful devices made by Samsung, LG and Sony. This sounded ridiculous, but when the One model...

What Has Your Experience Been Like with CyanogenMod?

CyanogenMod ROMs are popular amongst enthusiasts for their sheer availability, their feature set and the (relatively) AOSP-feel it gives skinned OEM devices. Yet these are not always optimized or stable, sometimes earning the ROM a bad reputation among those with high custom ROM standards or devices that haven't seen stable ports. What has your personal...