CyanogenMod has been the iconic custom ROM. Thinking of flashing custom software to Android phones, people’s first thought is almost guaranteed to be CyangenMod. Unfortunately, that software is done for.
Cyanogen Inc. has announced that it is shutting down CyanogenMod and all related services. The announcement was extremely brief and gave no detail, which isn’t a good look. With Steve Kondik gone, not much is left of CyanogenMod is left at the company.
CyanogenMod then wrote a long, detailed update for the software. We’re sorry to say that it’s done for. Fortunately, it may not be the end of the soul of the software. The company is producing a fork in the source code (which is sticking around) and rebranding the software to LineageOS, which will remain open source.
So if you’re a big fan of CyanogenMod, there’s hope for the future. But for now, the software will die and nightlies will end.