Jan 12 AT 1:14 PM Dustin Earley 35 Comments

CyanogenMod officially cracks 1 million unique installs

CyanogenMod Nexus One

Just yesterday, when we told you the developers behind CyanogenMod were thinking about releasing a root-only app store for Android, we mentioned that CyanogenMod has a unique user install base of around one million. Last night, that number became official.

Announced by Steve Kondik on Google+, this is a huge milestone for Android modding and the community behind it. CyanogenMod officially has over one million unique user installs. According to the CyanogenMod stats page, over 200,000 users have installed CyanogenMod 7.1 alone. The next closest is CM 7.1RC, with only 48,000. And as for the single most popular device? That would be the HTC Desire with nearly 81,000 installs.

Considering 700,000 Android devices are activated daily, and 200 million total devices have been activated so far, one million unique installs may not seem astronomical. But when you think of it in terms of 1 out of every 200 Android users on the planet uses CyanogenMod, that’s impressive to say the least. And those numbers don’t say anything about the passion, voice and devotion behind the Android modding community.

For more information on CyanogenMod, visit CyanogenMod.com.

Source: Google+

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • Triplanetary

    Congrats to them! The CyanogenMod devs do a lot of great things for the Android modding community, including Clockwork recovery and the ROM Manager app. And their new Trebuchet launcher is pretty great despite being only version 0.1.

    I don’t even use CyanogenMod itself, but the fact is, they’re usually at the forefront of ROM development, and many ROMs out there are based on the work the CM team does. So all of us running custom ROMs owe them a lot of thanks.

    • Triplanetary

      Actually I think I’m wrong about Clockwork recovery. For some reason I thought Koush was involved with CyanogenMod. Or is that right?

      • Dustin Earley

        He does CM and Clockwork.

    • http://mihai.discuta-liber.com/ tmihai20

      Add a few hundred of thousands unofficial install (I use it on my HD2) and you will get the real number.

      • David

        … and it will be ahead of WP in market share lol…

  • AsakuraZero

    glad to be part of those everyday CM# users, they know how to roll android, they even helped on their own way to make better android 4 (since there are a lot of CM mods on Andy 4).

    i used CM once and im not going to stop

  • Jorge Moreno

    wow!, I think I was the 999,999 :P I installed yesterday! (cm9 on my SGS II I9100)

    • Oskar Wismierski

      Is cm9 stable enough for daily use?

      I’ve never used CM before but want to give it a go on my SGS II :P

      • http://mihai.discuta-liber.com/ tmihai20

        CM9 has not even been reached beta. CM7, on the other hand, is as stable as it can get. Try it before CM9 to see what the CyanogenMod team can do.

      • Dustin Earley

        It depends on your device. Like the Nexus S has a good CM9 build, but keep in mind that it’s missing a lot of CyanogenMod features right now.

      • Legend

        For me its stable as hell. The only things that annoy me is theres no usb file transfer (can do that over wifi anyway) and youtube doesn’t work. Other than that its great!

  • GeauxLSU

    I would love to know how many phones are rooted and running custom roms. This would give the true power of the CM team. If only 5% are running custom roms, then CM is on 20% of those phones.

  • zyphbear

    I’m glad what originally was such a small following became such a big thing now that they are not only showing some people want total control over their devices, but how easy the process can be!

  • walt

    cm9 please :) ..

  • iamXiV92a

    I need something stable for my Skyrocket. CM7 isn’t quite there yet unfortunately

  • tsapp

    I’ve had CM on both my G1 and G2. As soon as they add Droid Razr support to Clockwork Recovery and CM, I’ll be back.

  • McLovin

    How do they know how many devices are rooted? Is this an accurate number? My paranoia asks, “Are the devices calling home to momma” ?

    I was trying to sell a rooted Color Nook I picked up from ebay recently. The previous owner had not de-registered the device. I had to call Barnes & Noble tech support to de-register the device. The technician said the device had been rooted. How did she know?

    • McLovin

      How could Barnes & Noble know that the Nook was rooted? (Those sneaky bastards!)

      I had wiped the device and un-rooted before I called them. After they got the serial number, they knew it had been rooted. I just played dumb. It was tech girl from India so the cultural mis-communication was poor at best.

  • taketheleap

    Hands down, the best ROM out there.

    • LukeT32

      CM7 saved my Droid!

  • TaoRenCe

    Congrats to Cyanogenmod! If not for them, my phone would still be a random rebooting, app force closing, no GPS working piece of crap. I look forward to you guys always be around for the modding community and bailing us out. Three cheers for Cyanogenmod!!

  • NoRootNoFun

    No wonder the HTC Desire is the most popular device with CM. Without a custom rom using something like app2sd+, it’s just electronic scrap due to its small internal memory. So thanks Cyanogenmod for bringing my device back to life :-)

  • vid500

    Wow, congrats to them. Keep on the great work.

  • OnIn2

    Wow. I’m ready for CM9 because I have little faith the LG will bring ICS to the G2x

  • http://youtube.com/user/jawckamoe Marcus

    Congratulations to Cyanogenmod! I am actually running CM7.1 on my Nexus One right now :)

  • droilfade

    Three cheers to CM team! They are nothing short of amazing!

    • droilfade

      -Posted from SGS II I9100 running CM7

  • Hall Lo

    Congratulations! I have always been a Cyanogen rom user and fan! xD

  • lokidokie

    Congrats guys! Well deserved.

  • nrorm

    wow! I’m proud to be 1 of those 1 million—well, 3 right now between the old phone, new phone and touchpad. Easily the most reliable and professional dev team out there

  • Alex Belko

    sad part they doesn’t support the galaxy R as I understood