Begin reveal of the CyanogenMod Installer app.
Considered one of Android’s largest dangle-u.s.could is going the way of the rotary phone, thanks to a new app launched on Tuesday with the aid of CyanogenMod. The first app published by CyanogenMod since it received $7 million in funding and incorporated in September is the CyanogenMod Installer, which streamlines installing the personalized model of Android.
Putting in customized variations of Android, known as custom ROMs, is a difficult industry. CyanogenMod’s new installer app targets overcome the training curve and make it easy for Android consumers to install its customized ROM. Whereas CyanogenMod didn’t in an instant have many details on hand, an explanation of how the installer would work by using CyanogenMod co-founder and developer Steve Kodak made it clear that it will no longer be a “one-click on” root-and-ROM process.
Kodak advised CNET in September that the app would come with step-through-step directions, be able to resume putting in in case of energy failure, and that it will restore your device’s manufacturing unit settings if the setup failed. It is horrifying to put in CyanogenMod,” said CyanogenMod CEO Kart McMaster on time.
At its launch, the installer is proscribed in scope. Unlike the present model of CyanogenMod, the Installer will handiest work on a limited number of devices from the Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy, and HTC One hardware lines. The setup process requires connecting your cell phone to a home windows laptop and operating a Windows MSI file. A CyanogenMod consultant stated that Mac compatibility is within the works.
CyanogenMod additionally offers a couple of cautions. It advises that in case you use the installer, you must back up your data; use an effective USB cable that can deal with information transfer; keep away from shifting the phone round unless the set up is complete; to install only with a completely charged battery; to now not use a USB hub, and to disable your antivirus software during installation.
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CyanogenMod 9 million users make it the most well-liked aftermarket version of Android. McMaster and Kodak hope that if their firm can entice that many users with its more difficult “command-line” set up, as McMaster described it, then a more straightforward setup route will lead to even more folks’ use of it.