This Week in CyanogenMod

Week Ending: September 13, 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.

It’s Friday the 13th – hope you aren’t superstitious.

Big Android BBQ Madness!

With general admission tickets ending this week was packed full of #babbq news. Up first, OPPO announced their contest to win a FREE trip to the Big Android BBQ. With your trip paid for you could enjoy the BBQ and party like crazy at the Official Party! We are excited to be the Official Sponsors of the Official Party – check out the snazzy flier!

Steve (cyanogen), Koush (koush) and Drew (utkanos) also did a hangout with the BABBQ team talking about CM and what’s next for the project. The recorded hangout is available for those that couldn’t watch live.

More Devices!

We announced a handful of devices this week, including the Xperia Z Ultra, HTC Droid DNA, LG Optimus G Pro (GSM), Motorola Atrix 2, and 3 variants of the LG Optimus G. What a week!

CM Account 

We began shipping CM Account in the nightly 10.2 builds this week, enabling secure find and wipe capabilities for your devices. We received a lot of requests to enable this for 10.1.3’s final release, so we investigating that and making sure there are no bugs we missed. We’ll likely end up including it for you 10.1.3 users as well.

Reddit AMA 

A while back, there was an Ask Me Anything (AMA) request for the CM folks. Next Wednesday, September 18th at 11:30am PST we will be following through on that request with Steve, Koush and myself taking part in an AMA. We’re even on the official /r/IAmA schedule! Make sure to come out and vote for the questions you want answered. Fair warning though, asking about device support is likely to be down-voted, so try to stay clear of that question 😉


While Nemesis is multi-pronged, we gave a hint towards one of the upcoming features. Can you figure it out?

“The internet may blow up” 

That was the phrase Steve chose to use in the BABBQ hangout when asked about what we had planned for next. No spoilers here though, else Koush might hunt me down on one of his yachts. :)

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.

  • Guest

    Nemesis = new app like focal?

    We need more features, I hope.

  • idlukakas

    Nemesis = new apps like focal?

    We need more features, I mean not apps, I hope.

  • Asaf Nagar

    About the find the device feature, i think a snapshot from either camera might help me find my device in my apartment. And i know its been addressed before, but how about halo. Set if off by default. I think its necessary in cm.

  • ciwrl

    No to Halo.

    The camera item is something we are looking into.

  • Nazo

    I love the idea of Nemesis, but I hope they’ll keep working on the apps in it too. Focal has issues where it “crashes” the camera and you have to reboot to use it again just for instance. I can’t wait until it is stable, but until it is, it definitely still needs work. We do need Project Nemesis as it is bringing to CyanogenMod some of the stuff that only OEM ROMs normally get and has a lot of potential, but it’s definitely going to be a lot of work for the devs…

    BTW, something seems to have been done very right in 10.1.3 RC2. My battery life was extended quite considerably. I hope whatever that was (and I have no clue what change it was that did it) stays in the final… Well, at least with my SGS3. I haven’t tested on my Nexus 7 yet. (I’ll get around to it eventually!) I wonder if there is a particular reason that no CyanogenMod version has any way built in at all to allow voltage changes? I can understand such a thing not being available by default, but it seems like something you should be able to enable. While I was in the process of trying to get my phone to get a better battery life, I also installed a different kernel (currently using “dkp”) and I was able to undervolt all frequencies by -125mA. (This should also be better for the processor as long as things remain stable.) Some people like to overvolt for better overclocking which can be dangerous of course and the reboots if undervolting too much can be bad, so I can see this being off by default, but a really hard to find setting or something maybe would be nice.

  • Nazo

    Apps means features. Currently many things you can only get via third party apps (usually commercial — for example, Focal seems to me to be most equivalent feature-wise to Camera ZoomFX which is a commercial app) or even only on manufacturer-specific OEM ROMs (which are bloated messes to put it mildly.) Project Nemesis means stuff like this available to CyanogenMod users for free.

  • Chuck Winters

    “Koush might hunt be down on one of his yachts.” It seems he’s turning into a real pirate!

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Oh, snap! CyanogenMod is going its own OS!

  • Sebastian Stoudmann

    I’ve been having an issue with CM Account, my Nexus 4 doesn’t show up in My Devices, but my Nexus 7 does… I’ve tried re-registering the phone, flashing a new nightly, but to no avail, any idea what could be causing it?

  • Abhinav

    Any chance of a cm 10.2 m snapshot coming out soon?

  • wagaf

    Please don’t bloat CyanogenMod with many low-quality “CyanogenMod” branded services, similar to OEM bloat.

    The nice thing with CyanogenMod is the puerty and simplicity of AOSP.

  • chen can

    please add CHINA MOBILE GSM and GPRS support!

  • Dan Fournier

    I’d would just like the DSP manager to work. Running nightly builds on a VS3. If this is not the place for this please tell me where to post.