CyanogenMod Installer now available to make getting custom Android ROM easierAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Remember back in September when it was revealed that CyanogenMod was forming its own company and planned to release an installer tool to make getting its custom ROM onto your device easier? After a beta test that involved over 7000 users, the "CyanogenMod Installer" application has officially gone live in the Google Play Store. A companion Windows Vista/7/8 client that's necessary to complete the installation process is also available now. When the two are combined, they allow users with supported hardware to quickly and easily load the custom CyanogenMod version of Android onto their device.
When it comes to supported products, it should come as no surprise that Google's Nexus hardware are ready and willing to befriend CyanogenMod and its mascot Cid. Other devices that can be loaded up with this custom ROM include select versions of the Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III, Galaxy S 4, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note II and HTC One. The full list of supported devices is available right here.
The process of hunting down a nice custom ROM for a particular Android device, then going through the rooting and installation process can be a bit daunting for some. That's the issue that the CyanogenMod Installer is meant to address, though, giving anyone with one of the compatible devices a quick and easy way to try out a new, custom version of Android on their phone. If you're getting a little tired of the software that's currently on your Android phone and want to see what this whole CyanogenMod thing is all about, you can hit up the links below to find the Installer app, Windows Client and support wiki to get the ball rolling.