This week in CyanogenMod

Week Ending: July 5, 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.

Happy day after the 4th of July, or what the rest of the world calls it, Friday.

Security Features

Steve (cyanogen) and Koush (koush) had a video interview with’s Russell Holly, discussing the new security features coming to CyanogenMod.

Secure Messaging

During that interview, koush outlined some of the exciting behind-the-scenes happenings with the Secure Messaging protocol he is working on. Some highlights include:

  • A Market version of the messaging app so non-CM users can use the secure messaging
  • An iOS version of the application so your friends not using Android can get in on the fun
  • A partnership with Moxie, the man behind TextSecure, RedPhone and Open Whisper Systems

Privacy Manager

With the help of Lars Greiss of SlimRoms we introduced an easier method to control and manage your Privacy Guard enabled applications with the new Privacy Guard Manager. Privacy Guard and this new UI are available in the latest nightly builds.

General Usage Features

This week we added the ability to optionally hide lock-screen music controls and an option to allow a subtle vibration if you receive a notification while on a phone call (replacing the “Vibrate during call” option in the Messaging app). Sometimes, its the small things that count.

Bug Fix Releases

A few devices have received a 10.1.0.x release to signify bug-fix patches. We will continue to release bug-fixes on top of the 10.1.0 general release as needed, on a device by device basis. Samsung Galaxy S 3 users on Verizon were no strangers to these bug-fixes, and we are looking into reports of funky audio via headsets on the device as well.

The New

As mentioned in last week’s round-up, the venerable download portal received a face-lift, and we are trialing the new design over at Give it a spin and let us know what you think.

International Love

The German Android User magazine published their August 2013 edition, featuring a spotlight on CyanogenMod and our team. One of the articles was written by our very own mad-murdock, and can be read online for free (non-German speakers should use a translation tool).

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.

  • Lee Henderson

    Last nightly for htc one s broke WiFi

  • SciencePro

    This isn’t the place to report that

  • David Friedman

    Whatever happened to HDMI support on the Droid RAZR MAXX? Works fine in my stock Rom. Sigh.

  • eccles11

    “A partnership with Moxie, the man behind TextSecure, RedPhone and Open Whisper Systems”

    Excellent, As I was reading above this line, I was thinking to myself “what would Moxie think of this secure messaging?” Awesome to see he is on board with this, there is a guy who I would trust to see this implemented properly.

  • mikegonzalez2k

    It’s a nightly what do you expect? Add your logcat to the forums and let them know. Nightlies are supposed to be unstable, they are experimental versions which are implementing new features.

  • Vlad Zolotarov

    I’d like to ask you to shed more light on the development on a BT (headset) problem u’ve mentioned above. I’m on a CM10.1 nightlies since they started for i9100 and from the beginning there was no sound from the phone (media works fine) when connected to BT headset (Eclipse 7200MKII). i9300 with the same nightly version works just fine with this headset. There has been numerouse bug reports on this matter for months back from now but it has been contineously ignored so it’s nice u’ve finally “started to look at it” and it would be even nicer to hear about any progress… 😉 If u need any help with debugging it, just let know.

  • vichunni9

    Pls create a rom for Xolo Q800….This is a humble request from all of us….!!

  • Lee Henderson

    Just went back to July 1st version and all is well.

  • behelit

    shame it’s still years behind the cm based roms built by others

  • Cristian Campos

    Keep the good work going.

    Anyone having issues with Google wallet not working on the lasted build on the HTC One?