CyanogenMod is an open source distribution for smart phone and tablet Computer based on the Android mobile Operating System. It offers features and options not found in the official firmware distributed by mobile device vendors. It is developed as free and Open Source Software based on the official releases of Android by Google, with added original and third-party code. It is based on a rolling release development model. Rolling software, instead, is continually updated, in contrast to standard release software which is upgraded between versions. When making the decision on whether or not to modify the software on your device, several factors come into play. Your Android device is pretty much a full computer (and if it’s a phone it has additional mobile functions), so it may help to think of it in the same way as you would consider modifying your laptop or desktop computer from its stock installation.
CyanogenMod Main version, Android Version, Recommended Build release Date
3 Android 1.5(Cupcake) 1 July 2009
4 Android 1.5/1.6 (Cupcake/Donut) 30 August 2009
5 Android 2.0/2.1 (Éclair) 19 July 2010
6 Android 2.2.x (Frodo) 28 August 2010
7 Android 2.3.x (Gingerbread) 10 April 2011
8 Android 3.x (Honeycomb) N/A
9 Android 4.0.x (Ice Cream Sandwich) 29 August 2012
10 Android 4.1.x (Jelly Bean) Android 4.2.x
(Jelly Bean) Android 4.3.x (Jelly Bean) 13 November 2012, 24 June 2013,
31 January 2014
11 Android 4.4.x (Kit Kat) 13 November 2014
12 Android 5.0.x (Lollipop) Android 5.x(Lollipop) 5 January 2015
Features supported by CyanogenMod- CM Updater:-Never miss an update! Cyanogens updater not only lets you have the latest releases, but you can update on your own schedule.
Privacy Guard:- Control what your applications can learn about you and your contacts. Protect yourself with a simple click, or long press an app to delve deep.
Theme:- With the integrated theme engine, you can change the look and feel of the entire OS. Sports fan? Why not get a sports theme for your favorite team. Or maybe you just need a lighter overall look. Or red, green, or yellow. Endless possibilities!
CM Account:- We built a secure, encrypted and optional account service right in. Get remote find and wipe capabilities (for free) so even if you lose your device, you still have some control.
CM File Manager:-Organize, edit, and manage your files with this simple, yet powerful file manager.
Display and Lights:- Control brightness, rotation, wallpapers, remote displays, notification lights, and battery lights. You decide what suits your tastes.
Navbar:- Why stop at hardware buttons? Customize the software navigation bar to your liking as well.
Various Other features:- FLAC audio codec support, a large Access Point Name list, a OpenVPN client, an enhanced reboot menu, support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB tethering, CPU over clocking and other performance enhancements, soft buttons and other “tablet tweaks”, toggles in the notification pull-down (such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS), app permission management, as well as other interface enhancements