Nov 12 AT 7:46 PM Dima Aryeh 16 Comments

CyanogenMod installer comes to the Play Store, desktop client along with it

CyanogenMod Generic

Installing custom ROMs has never quite been easy (outside of a Nexus device of course). Most phones require using an exploit to root, and some phones even require unlocking the bootloader. You’re lucky if there is an official method of doing so, but some may not be so lucky. Then you’ll have to install a custom recovery, and flash the ROM through that. Not a fun process when installing such a mainstream ROM as CyanogenMod

CyanogenMod Installer

Thankfully, the devs behind CyanogenMod are working hard to fix that. The first fruit of their efforts is the CyanogenMod installer, which when paired with a desktop client and a compatible phone connected via USB, will allow the install of CyanogenMod automatically. It’ll root, unlock, and do everything you need while guiding you through the process.

If you’re down for trying it out, check out the CyanogenMod Wiki to see if your phone is compatible, and read the FAQ. Then, hit the widget for the installer app and hit the source link for the desktop client (for Windows Vista and above). Tell us how you like it and how well it works!


Via: Android Police

Source: CyanogenMod Desktop Client

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • MrMrMan

    I think Ill put this on my Asus Transformer.

    • Jeremy Sheehan

      Don’t bother unless you want to run a nightly. The last stable build is 9.x.

  • linkinmark5

    How might we uninstall and revert to org. Stock should we have to take to a phone store for possible repair?

    • Dima Aryeh

      That’s manufacturer specific.

  • luis

    not work on my samsung galaxy s2. while installing sends me to the recovery mode screen and shows me Error

  • Mike

    Works on Sprint GS3. Very easy installation.

  • donger

    Way to bring it to the mass.

  • SGB101

    Really quick to market, I’m impressed, it was less than a month ago Russel Holly down the first live demo on his show. Good work.

  • ashok pai

    they have excellent support for most samsung devices, and almost no support for any sony device.

  • Tapewormlatvia

    Hmm. International galaxy S3 is not supported (even though the list says it is). Let me guess, it’s because of the recent, crappy, official 4.3 update?

  • Canrith

    Waiting for a Linux desktop client or a friendly spirit in my home town, Nijmegen Netherlands who can help me out with a pc running windows?

  • madsalad

    Was hoping the HTC Sensation might be on the list of supported devices but it’s not . Still, I might try this on my Galaxy S4 and see how it goes. This is a good move to start getting less technically inclined users to start adopting CM.

  • Jonah

    The Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-I747M with Rogers is not supported. Oh well.

  • eager

    Did you try superb puzzle platform android game Foxy Hopsy?

  • jerrod

    It sucks there is very few verizon phones on the supported devices list……….

  • pickle

    Does not work on my tmo gs3