Infrastructure Upgrades

We’ve been improving some of the CM infrastructure recently…

* All sites and services force https now (much needed). Thanks again to Cloudflare for the continued support.

* Upgraded our Gerrit instance to 2.13.2

* Build servers now compile and upload in parallel, which should give us much more capacity. Previously this happened as a single step, and a slow network would block everything else

* Rolling server upgrades (apologies for any downtime)

In the coming weeks we’ll also we rolling out a new download portal with a smart mirror redirector and improved API. Now is the time for feature requests / suggestions (for the download portal), if you have them!

Let us know if you encounter any infrastructure-related issues.

CM14 is landing

It’s been a long wait, but tonight we will kick off the first CM14.1 nightly builds (based on Android 7.1) for a handful of devices. It’s still very early on for this release and a number of features (like Themes) aren’t available yet, but development is progressing.

The devices which are part of the first push:

angler (Nexus 6P) bullhead (Nexus 5X) cancro (Xiaomi Mi3w/Mi4) d855 (LG G3) falcon/peregrine/thea/titan (Moto G variants) h811/h815 (LG G4) klte/kltedv/kltespr/klteusc/kltevzw (Samsung Galaxy S5) oneplus3 (OnePlus 3) Z00L/Z00T (Zenphone 2)

Bug reports are OK, but please don’t file bugs for missing features since this is all a work in progress. Now is a great time to get involved with the project too- CM is returning to it’s community-driven roots and there are endless ways to help out.

As always, more devices will be added to the list over the coming weeks and maintainers bring everything up to date, so …

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Cyanogen Inc and CyanogenMod

I wanted to quickly address the circus of misinformation which has sprung up recently, particularly for everyone who uses CM or has been involved with the project.

tl;dr: CyanogenMod isn’t going anywhere, nor has Cyanogen Inc. discontinued it’s efforts towards the goal of bringing it to a larger audience.

It’s been seven years since I released the first version of CM, and so much has happened. The speed of the mobile space is only accelerating. I co-founded the company three years ago, knowing fully the kind of response it might invoke- an epic mix of love and hate. We had a few successes at the Inc, but also our share of stuff which just didn’t work at all. Anyone insane enough to do a startup will tell you that it will probably go wrong before it goes right, no matter how good your intentions are. All you can do is fix it, or it’s …

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The Next Page

The last year has been a wild ride for us at CyanogenMod. We took the big leap, and decided that it was time to turn our part-time hobby into a full-time company by forming Cyanogen Inc. with our partners at Benchmark and Redpoint Ventures by way of a Series A round in April. Since then, many new doors have opened up, and things that once seemed impossible for us as solely an open-source community are becoming reality.

Our goal for starting the company has always been to create the best possible mobile experience, and we believe that you should have the freedom to get that experience on any hardware you choose. Everyone contributing to the project is also an end user, and this is a really powerful idea.There is no way for an isolated product planning team to come up with every off-the-wall idea unless they have unearthed it via extensive market research. The CM …

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A New Chapter

To all CyanogenMod users, contributors, and fans:

What follows is a true story. No names have been changed to protect the guilty. Let’s take it from the beginning:

May 25, 2009 was one of those days when something that seemed completely trivial drastically changed the course of my life. It was my first post on XDA Developers, announcing my new ROM for the T-Mobile G1. I’m terrible with names, so I just slapped “mod” onto the end of my handle and ran with it. I was a total noob and fully expecting to be laughed off the forums, but I did it anyway. I was pretty happy with this thing and even though it wasn’t really anything that new, since I was building off the work of the legendary JF, I figured that maybe someone would think it was decent. The response was great. Way better than I imagined. I was hooked, and have spent …

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CM-10.1 M-Series Builds Have Arrived

With CM10 we started doing “M-Series” builds every month. These builds are intended to be mostly stable and ready for everyday use. We suspended building these after the initial release in order to focus on 10.1, which is now on track to a stable release. Today we are doing our first M build for 10.1, based on Jelly Bean MR1. More devices are being worked on, and are available as nightly builds for the time being.

We’re building M for these devices: * Samsung Captivate * Samsung Nexus S (+4G) * Samsung Galaxy S3 USA models (D2*) * Samsung Galaxy S (galaxysmtd/galaxysbmtd) * Google Nexus 7 * Google Galaxy Nexus (all variants) * Google Nexus 4 * Google Nexus 10 * ODroid U2 * Samsung P3100, P3110 * Samsung P5100, P5110

Head over to Get.CM to find a build for your device.

Enjoy our first release of CM-10.1 and please report any and all …

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