Users that have been interested in tinkering with their devices, getting the most out of the hardware, will no doubt have heard of CyanogenMod. These days, the buzz might be all about devices like the YU Yureka (pictured above) and new devices from the likes of WileyFox, running CyanogenOS out of the box, but CyanogenMod continues as it always has done. Supporting oodles of different devices from different manufacturers, CyanogenMod is one of the best options to put on your smartphone if you want to get away from skinned software and sluggish Android updates. This week, CyanogenMod have announced support for a slew of new devices, including some of the more popular devices out of Asia and lower-end hardware from Motorola.
Starting with high-end hardware from the likes of LG, Samsung and HTC CyanogenMod have said that the Korean G3 (the F400) is now supported along with the dual-SIM HTC One M8 and the Japanese and Chinese variants of the Galaxy S5 (kltekdi/kltechn) as well as the Galaxy S5 Duos (klteduos/klteduoschn). Support for these high-end devices is often a little more difficult to work on because not only are the devices not cheap to work on, but they try their absolute best to lock them down as tightly as possible. The highlight of this updated list for many will be the Xiaomi Mi4 and Mi3w devices, allowing users who aren’t too keen on MIUI to enjoy Android in a stock format. Motorola’s Moto E and Moto G devices – both of the 2015 variety – are now supported as well, which will make a nice change from Motorola’s software, and could bring a speed boost to the likes of the Moto E.
The whole list is one worth reading, and Oppo have joined the party in a big way this year, as a result of contributions directly from the Chinese company. The OnePlus 2 is not in this list, but there’s already support in the works for that – either officially or unofficially. CyanogenMod will continue to grow over time, and while it still takes a little effort to get the aftermarket ROM on your device, it’s nowhere near as difficult as it used to be, so now’s a good time as any to jump onboard if your device has now been added to the long, long list of supported devices.