Published: 23.11.2017 10:27

How to use cyanogenmod installer app

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Open the Settings app on your device and navigate to Security option. Locate the Unknown sources option. If Unknown Sources is already checked, you can skip this step. If unchecked, tap the checkbox and then tap OK on the confirmation popup.

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Next install CyanogenMod Installer on Windows Vista, 7, or 8 (the Mac version is coming soon). The wizard will need administrator permission.

How to: install CyanogenMod in 10 minutes with CyanogenMod

LineageOS provides you with an up-to-date version of Android. It’s also a pure, stock Android experience. Yes, the Lineage developers add lots of their own tweaks and a handful of apps. However, they respect Google’s interface. The tweaks the operating system adds don’t feel out of place—many of them are just added to the Settings screen as new options. Because it dispenses with the additional bloat a lot of manufacturers and carriers add, LineageOS is also very fast.

If CyanogenMod Inc. really wants to lower the barrier to entry, the next thing they need is a way for users to just as easily go back to the setup they had before installing CyanogenMod. Currently, the installer is a one-way street. If the user decides CyanogenMod isn't for them and wants to go back, they're stuck. Even worse, they could run into the situation I did, where CyanogenMod installs but everything is broken. I've done this enough that I know how to go back to stock, but for a novice, they would have been abandoned with a broken phone.

Should all of this be enough to put you off? We wouldn’t recommend diving in with CyanogenMod on your brand new contract phone. But for playing around with on an older device? Absolutely, dip in – the water’s warm.

By connecting the phone (or tablet) to the PC via the USB cable, CyanogenMod Installer for Windows should be able to detect the model of the device. From that point onward, everything is automatic: the program starts to download the necessary files and transfers them to your phone, which will reboot in recovery mode (don’t worry, and most of all DON’T DISCONNECT!).

Disclaimer: Follow this guide entirely at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be responsible if your device gets damaged or bricked in the process.

To begin with, you're going to need one of the supported devices listed on the CyanogenMod wiki. Most Nexus and Samsung Galaxy devices are supported, as is the HTC One (I made use of a Galaxy Note 7 in this particular guide). You'll also need a USB cable, the newer the better -- the one supplied with your device should do fine.

Once the app is downloaded to one of the compatible devices ( list here ), it will pair to companion computer software in order to perform the ROM flash. All the user must do is plug their device into the computer and simply hit “start.” The process will wipe everything from the device and install the latest CyanogenMod build. Both the app and computer software are free to download.

It's fairly common to see unwanted or unknown apps are shipped with your phone in default when you get a new Android device, which makes the overall experience really bad. To make things even worse, it's very hard to remove those apps as a beginning user. You have to master some technical skills to get them deleted in the past a few years. But now, you can easily get that with the help of CyanogenMod, the best free and clean operating system based on Android mobile platform.