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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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CM Dev Summit

Cyanogen Inc is hosting the 2nd annual CyanogenMod Developer Summit on October 23 2016.

Hosted in Hurst Texas this year, following the largely popular Big Android BBQ, the 2016 CM Dev Summit will build on the success of last year’s inaugural summit. This year, we’re excited to open the event up to the larger CM community, offering up an opportunity for anyone with an interest to participate. Whether you’re a user or a contributor to CyanogenMod, the project relies on our community to bring this event to life.

Come learn, discuss, and share your thoughts on CM and where it goes next. A number of CM contributors will be on hand. We look forward to meeting you.

Register (limited availability due to venue capacity) for the event here.

CM 13.0 Release – ZNH5Y

DEF CON 24 is officially in the books, so what better time to release a new CM snapshot, full of new features and security updates? These releases were branched on August 1st, 2016 (branch stable/cm-13.0-ZNH5Y) and bring our snapshot releases up from Android 6.0.1 r17 to Android 6.0.1 r61.

The first thing you should notice is our new custom boot & dexopt screen, getting rid of that bright white for something a bit prettier and informative to look at while your phone upgrades; AMOLED users rejoice! Shoutout to Asher, Joey and Alexander M. for the awesome work!

On the features front, the full change log is linked off below, but we’ll call out some of the big ticket items:

Wi-Fi Tethering – automatically turn off hotspot after X minutes of inactivity Profiles – add notification light controls Do Not Disturb/Priority Mode – add notification light controls Privacy Guard/App data usage – Restrict apps to Wi-Fi or …

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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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Cyanogen Apps Package for Marshmallow

A couple of updates back, we made mention that we were actively testing the Cyanogen Apps package for CM 13.0. Today, we’re glad to announce that the testing has been positive, and all parties involved are ready to move forward with release.

As a reminder, C-Apps is being offered as an optional download and will not be pre-installed on CyanogenMod releases. This package will allow you to take your existing devices running CM 13.0, and make them more like the Cyanogen OS experience. Any CM 13.0 build since May 9th, 2016 and forward is compatible. Notably, this means that users on our last 13.0 Snapshot ZNH0E releases are not yet eligible – but fret not, we’ll resolve this later this month/early next month when we release the next wave of Snapshots.

For download, please visit the Cyanogen Inc. page for Cyanogen apps. For detailed installation/uninstall instructions, please visit our wiki located on the CyanogenMod C-Apps

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