CyanogenMOD reaches two million installs, puts device shipping names on download page

Daniel Bader

May 28, 2012 4:04pm


A couple milestones for CyanogenMOD users today: the popular custom ROM has been installed over two million times, a very aggressive incline from the previous one-million number reached in January. The software took over three years to hit a million users, so that it doubled from one to two million users in less than six months is a testmanent to the mainstream movement of Android hacking.

We reported that CyanogenMOD had been made available to over 70 devices, and now there are 103 phones and tablets sporting either Gingerbread-based CM7 or Ice Cream Sandwich-based CM9. In addition to that milestone, the CyanogenMOD team has added real device names to the Download page so you can more easily tell which device corresponds to a certain code name.

It’s important to understand that even though there are over 350 million Android devices on the market, CyanogenMOD is often the only way for users to load the latest version of Android. CM9, based on Ice Cream Sandwich, is made available to devices such as the Nexus One and Motorola Atrix which don’t have official 4.0 builds. The ROM is also free of bloatware or carrier modifications, making it the more like Nexus software since it is built from the Android Open Source Project.

If you’re interested in learning more about CyanogenMOD for your phone, head on over to the Download page to see if your device is supported.

Source: CyanogenMOD
Via: Android Police

  • OKAY

    CM7 FTW

  • Matt

    “added real device names” only took them three more years than it should have.

  • imjohnh

    Steve Kondik for President/Prime Minister/King!

  • Jason

    Nexus S CyanogenMOD 9 Nightly 0527 CM9 Kernel
    :D
    Phone has never run better.

  • HwyXingFrog

    I didn’t even know they had a 7.2.0 RC3, I just happened to notice when I was on the site due to this story. Still waiting for any official CM9 for my freshly rooted Atrix.

  • ExcessDan

    this is the only option for older phones to keep up to date with functionality. my milestone on 3 year contract was pretty much a paperweight less than a year into my contract but i can still use it with cm7 on it.

  • kenypowa

    There is no official CM9 for Nexus One, unfortunately.

  • BB10

    The CyanogenMod page is pretty much a phone “buying guide”, buy a phone that is not in the list and you can expect poor reselling value and a one yr-long life for the phone.

    Get a phone that has CM support and you can expect ROM development for another yr at least. There are phones in that list that KILL the new STUPID new phone releases coming in May 2012 with Android 2.3.7 (Gingerbread)

    CM rocks!

  • Dalex

    Props to the cm team for their amazing work. I’ve been running cm9 on my sgs2 for quite a while now and it is light years ahead of touchwiz. As mentioned by BB10, before buying an android device you should really check their site and xda to make sure you will have some support in case the OEM pulls a fast one on you when it comes to updates.

  • Andrew Edwards

    Anyone know does the ATT Galaxy s2 ROM work with a Rogers Galaxy S2?

  • vengefulspirit99

    @Andrew Edwards not sure about Rogers but my sgs2 is from bell worked. Just look around

  • Jay

    This is great news! Even better that splinter groups have branched off and used the Cyanogen source to support phones (like my Acer Liquid) that the actual Cyanogen team doesn’t support.

  • Ryan

    I’m looking forward to a stable build of CM9 for my Captivate. The nightlies are a bit touch and go, depending on which one you get, I needed something a bit more stable so I grabbed SlimICS, which is actually quite nice.