This Week in CyanogenMod

Week Ending: July 12, 2013

“This Week in CyanogenMod” is an ongoing feature that aims to serve as a one-stop shop for weekly updates. Topics discussed are culled from our social media accounts, gerrit, status updates and general thoughts.

We had a very security centric week here at CM – here is the recap

Master Keys
There were a couple high-profile security issues brought to attention this week, and we moved to patch both of them in our sources. CM 10.1.1 and 10.1.2 were shipped to address two separate bugs tentatively title as “Master Key” issues. Both Android bug 8219321 and 9695860 are patched as of CM 10.1.2.

We will likely do a legacy release to CM7 to address these in the future as well, but for now, users of legacy releases of CM 9 and 10.0 are encouraged to update to the latest nightlies available; as always, stay vigilant and safe.

Samsung Emergency Calling
We fixed a long-standing issue with the XMM626x modem (baseband) and emergency calling. This affects a handful of Samsung devices, Exynos and non-Exynos alike.

Exynos SoC Device Bringup

Speaking of Samsung devices, we’ve gotten a lot of requests for status tracking on our efforts to fix the Exynos platform’s issues. In that respect, we’ve created a project on JIRA that can be watched by interested users.

Don’t Call it Babel
Koush has been a busy man, and last week he found a way to integrate Google Voice messaging into the stock Messaging application. In true tongue-and-cheek fashion, he’s dubbed this application ‘Babel’ for the time being, but is looking for name suggestions for the new functionality. He provided a status update on both the Secure Messaging protocol (with Moxie taking over development) and all things Babel.

Got a suggestion for a topic you’d like to see in the next round-up? Let us know in the comments below. All device/port requests will be ignored.


  • Corbin Davenport

    I’m really looking forward to Babel. I have an Android PMP (Galaxy Player 5) that doesn’t have a SIM card slot, but does have the native Messaging app and an unofficial port of CM10.1. This would be perfect for that, and my tablet as well.

  • Nick Bisby

    From the gmail blog: “As we’ve said before: Hangouts is designed to be the future of Google Voice, and making and receiving calls is just the beginning. So stay tuned for future updates. ”

    Does this mean that they are going to make google voice more open, or are they going to just expand the hangouts app to engulf it?

  • Sihan Zhu

    A blacklist for SMS? Just like the blacklist for phone app. Thanks!

  • zikalify

    I thought he’d dubbed the application Babe! I was like eh? then I realised it was an ‘L’ lol

  • Ranuk Wijesinghe

    Switching from 2G to 3G or vice versa doesnt work for P7500 in the last 3 nightly builds. Only works for the update of 2013-07-08 and earlier. Please look into this sooooooon.

  • Konstantin

    Whatsapp and SMS instegrated into one single app. Whatsapp control should be very easy with IMEI and phone number (the known all-time-bug of whatsapp) so it would be nice to see it combined in one app…

  • akash_7869

    When the message is sent, the delivery tick is there but the status is still sending in nightly of 12/07/12 I9300.

  • Hansvar

    Will come any Cyanogenmod update for Allview phones (p6 quad for example)?

  • Jordan VanCampen

    To those of you complaining about issues, do you really think this is the place to do it? Do you actually think they are going to respond to your complaints?

  • Victor

    can you include Beats Audio engine into your next CM version?

  • vanillasky99

    1. Via long-press of home button, the option to use a horizontal ‘Recent Apps’ row, as opposed to the vertical ‘Recent Apps’ list.

    2. All the face-warping camera effects you get in stock android.

  • krogan

    Camera: manual ISO modes…

  • Stefano Lini

    hello I have a galaxy s3 i9300 with the latest nightly 10.1 cwm, I write from Italy, I have operator H3G that when he goes into a roaming agreement with operator TIM is very slow, you can solve? thanks sorry my english bye

  • Alexei Vostrikov

    Halo))) would be really nice!!! :)

  • ciwrl

    Likely expand the hangouts app. I wouldn’t bet on open GVoice

  • JAF

    Halo))) Notifications in CyanogenMod!!! it would be cool!!

  • California Vacation Packages

    Nice to read this…

  • Niklas

    Any idea when there will be a stable version of the cyanogen awesomeness for the galaxy s4? codename: jfltexx

  • boisecomputer

    Adding the ability to have certain numbers in your contacts automatically dial out through Google Voice or with standard dialing would be a nice feature. Because I dial out business calls with Google Voice and personal calls on my cell phone line I have to pick every call where to go. Would be nice to have a checkbox in the contacts profile that would just do it.

  • defier

    You said you were considering releasing updated versions of CM7. I own several CM7 devices (among them the Motorola Defy and the HTC Tattoo), but for none of them even a nightly build with the fix was officially released.

    I am disappointed about that, the often mentioned advantage of CM – updating devices with security fixes when the OEM has already stopped – does only seem to be an advantage in theory, but not in practice.