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CyanogenMod 10.2 finally reaches stable stage

CyanogenMod 10.2 finally reaches stable stage

  Cyanogen Inc. has officially announced the stable version of Cyanogen Mod 10.2 which is based on Android 4.3, Jelly Bean. It all started with the CM10.2 nightlies, and then they launched the  Milestone version then the RC version which was very stable in its own right. Now people can finally enjoy the perks of the Final stable version.. With the release of CM 10.2, the company is now shifting their focus onto the development of Cyanogen Mod 11 which is going to be based on Android’s latest entrant, Android 4.4 KitKat. In the mean time, the team has also promised to release regular security patches and bug fixes for CM 10.2 even though their main focus would now primarily be on the release of CM 11 for which the whole world (including myself) have been anxiously waiting since it was launched along with the Google Nexus 5 on October 31st.         For now, there is no concrete timeline as to exactly when we should get our hands on CM11 but we do hope to see a glimpse of it in the weeks to come. For those who are anxiously awaiting for it can do with the stable CM10.2 for the time. A lot of people have issues when they do not install proper version of GAPPS so make sure it is 10.2 compatible. Also make sure to back up your data before installing just to be on a safe side and also do drop in a few insights of your experiences. Cheers! [Download via...

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Google orders Cyanogen Inc. to remove Installer app from Play Store

Google orders Cyanogen Inc. to remove Installer app from Play Store

In a recent turn of events, Google have told Cyanogen Inc. to remove their Installer app from the Play Store as according to Google, the app was apparently violating their terms of services. Even though the app that was recently just launched (about 2 weeks ago) is absolutely harmless, Google don’t seem to have a very strong liking about the fact that an app that encourages an Android user to root their devices (that eventually ends up voiding the device’s warranty) should NOT exist in the market and has been ordered to be removed immediately. The Installer app basically enables the ADB and directs user’s to the desktop installer in order to complete the custom CyanogenMod ROM installation process. The company had no choice but to honor Google’s demands and hence have removed the app from the Play Store. For those who were not able to initially get their hands on it can easily download it from the website. Even though we do feel sad for the poor chaps, but if Google tells you to do something……you very well have to do it. Right? Download Link: CyanogenMod...

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Cyanogen Mod gets new Boot loader Logo, CM 11 to soon follow

Cyanogen Mod gets new Boot loader Logo, CM 11 to soon follow

The developers at Cyanogen Inc seem to be working their socks off to release the stable version of CM 10.2 (Android 4.3 Jelly Bean) and the first nightly of CM 11 (Android 4.4 KitKat). CM 10.2 has already released the RC version, which is basically a step below final stable release. Anyways what has gotten our attention though is that CM have started to show glimpses of their new CM 11, with the change of their Boot loader logo. It can be found in the recent nightly updates of CM 10.2 as well. Cyanogen Inc. have confirmed that the official CM 11 release is not so far off, but if you can not wait then there is an Unofficial CM 11 beta version as well. The new Boot loader logo looks really cool, what do you guys...

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The Samsung Galaxy Gear gets web browsing support with latest custom ROM, New features also added

The Samsung Galaxy Gear gets web browsing support with latest custom ROM, New features also added

These days custom ROM’s can been seen running on almost every other rooted device that comes across and after seeing the success of Samsung’s first smart watch, the Galaxy Gear that was recently unveiled as a tag along accessory for the Galaxy Note3 is all set to receive its very own customized ROM thanks to our hardworking friends at XDA. The ROM brings with it a host of new features (those who have custom ROM running on a rooted device would probably be knowing about them) and also adds an important little flavor to the otherwise quite impressive GALAXY GEAR which is the ability to browse the web using its built in Bluetooth tethering option. Even though the Gear is able to run a variety of different apps, the one feature that it lacked was the ability for the user to browse the internet on it; but things are about to change with this handy new feature. Instead of connecting to the phone to collect data that the Gear app sends, the ROM allows the device to be connected using Bluetooth tethering with another device (phone/phablet/tablet)  that supports the Bluetooth tethering option. Given the device’s 1.6-inch screen, its very difficult to say as to exactly how you would be able to browse and enjoy the full perks of the web on such a small screen. The ROM also brings another good feature worth mentioning (that was previously missing with the device’s launch) is the ability to change wallpaper’s. FEATURES OF THE CUSTOM ROM MK7 BASE ROOTED SUPERUSER COMPLETELY DEODEXED NOVALAUNCHER INCLUDED HOMEBUTTON FIX / POWER BUTTON LOCKS SCREEN WHEN USING CUSTOM LAUNCHERS. NO WIPE BASE WEATHER WIDGET / REMOVED STATIC “WEATHER” TEXT DISABLED SAMSUNG SIGNATURE VERIFICATION NATIVE APK INSTALLATION INCREASED VIDEO RECORDING LIMIT TO 60 SECONDS VPN ENABLED CM10.2 BROWSER WALLPAPER SUPPORT LIVE WALLPAPER SUPPORT CM10.2 GALLERY THIRD PARTY CONTACT WIDGET & APP CRASH FIX SETTINGS / FULL SETTINGS DIALOG MTP SUPPORT / ENABLED IN STORAGE SETTINGS BLUETOOTH TETHERING MULTIPLE BLUETOOTH DEVICE PAIRING NATIVE EMAIL CLIENT CONTACTS SYNC CALENDAR SYNC PLAYSTORE ACCESS DOWNLOAD MANAGER If you’re also one of those who is willing to take a risk and root your device can head on over to the XDA Forum and download the customized ROM now but as with all other rooted devices, we would advice you to only go through with it at your own risk. Let us know of your browsing experiences next time you decide to stop by. Cheers!! Download...

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Cyanogen Inc. to bag out three HUGE surprises – AirPlay Mirroring, CM11, New OEM Partner

Cyanogen Inc. to bag out three HUGE surprises – AirPlay Mirroring, CM11, New OEM Partner

Cyanogen Inc. has started the day with some amazing news, three of them actually on their Google+ account. A  new apk, news for their upcoming Custom ROM and a teaser that has made everybody start guessing. Get the whole low down below: Cyanogen Inc. Joins Hands with a Mystery Partner: According to sources Cyanogen has confirmed that they have a new hardware partner. Meaning a OEM running a CM ROM out of the box. This is great news for the developer community as we have all, known and loved the customization possibilities the CM ROMs provide. They were not willing to give any more hints as to who the new partner is, but according to rumors there is a high chance it could be Oppo, as they already have a device that comes with CM ROM out of the box, the Oppo N1. CyanogenMod (CM) 11 in Final Stages:   Cyanogen Inc. has confirmed that their new CM 11 ROM is under final stages and will be available as a nightly very soon. The post on Google+ was: We are in the final preparation stages for CM 11 nightlies as well – you crackflashers will have something to play with soon. For those who do not know CM 11 is based on the all new Android 4.4 KitKat OS. If you want to have a feel of it there is an unofficial CM11 build that you can try out. Be warned though it is a bit buggy. AirPlay Mirroring and Screen Recording Test apk:   The developers at Cyanogen Inc. have been busy building ROMs and apks. Recently they have come out with a test version of a screen recording app and AirPlay Mirroring which is similar to Miracast found on most high end devices. This basically helps you display whatever you are seeing on your device on a bigger screen, when connected on the same wireless network. Even though the apk is still in beta testing stage, you can have a crack at it from the download link below. The screen recording function will be good for people who like to make tutorial videos or How to’s for people who need the occasional help. Their official post stated: To use screen recording, it is very similar to screenshots. Instead of volume down + power (screenshot), press volume up + power. A notification will pop up that notifies you that your screen is being recorded. You can enable showing touches, and also stop the recordings. Recordings are saved to /sdcard/MirrorRecordings. To use airplay mirroring, go into Settings, displays, Wireless Displays. It will scan for airplay devices. Pick one, and it will mirror your screen....

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How to get the Android 4.4 KiKat Transparent Status Bar

How to get the Android 4.4 KiKat Transparent Status Bar

Android 4.4 KitKat is the elusive candy for most users at this point in time, with users starting to very slowly but gradually get the updates. Well if your one like me who just can not wait for anything official to come and is not afraid to tweak your device, then my friend you have come to the right place. What sets apart Android 4.4 from the older versions is the subtle white color instead of the blue and most of the stuff has become transparent, including the status and notification bars. If you too want your device to have transparency all over then just follow the below steps: (Remember your device has to be Rooted and running a custom ROM like CM) Install Xposed Installer Open the Xposed app and go to Downloads Download Gravity Box Go to Framework in Xposed app Click on Install/Update Then go to modules where you can see Gravity Box and tick the check box. Restart/Reboot your device Go to Gravity Box App and start tweaking. To make the status bar transparent head on over to the Transparency Manger Mode and use the slider to adjust it. Voila Now you have a transparent status bar! Remember you can even make the notification bar transparent so just tweak away! To get the FULL Android 4.4 KitKat experience, download GEL (Google Experience Launcher) and the Android 4.4 KiKtat Theme for CM (This works will all custom ROMS who have an option to change themes in settings) from the Google Play Store. The settings seen on the pics are very close to what actual Android 4.4 KitKat looks like: Again do this on your own risk, We will not be responsible for anything happening to your device during this process. Have attached a few snaps to help you out how the final thing looks like. So go ahead and share with us what tweaks do you come up with to make your device all the more awesome! A Special Shout Out to +DinyarVirji for his participation  in the...

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