A couple months back, we first heard about the formation of Cyanogen Inc., taking the CyanogenMod custom ROM and trying to build a business out of it. We’ve already seen efforts like the Oppo N1, available in a special CM edition and easily capable of switching between that and the phone’s ColorOS, but that’s just part of what we’ve been looking forward to. When that September announce came, we also heard that work was pending on an official CyanogenMod installation app for Google Play, making it easier than ever for even ROM flashing novices to get in on the action. Today we get to see the fruits of those efforts, with the app finally going live.
The app itself is now available for download in the Play Store, but that’s only half the equation. You’ll also need a companion app running on a PC, connected to your phone over USB – we understand that the PC software is currently being loaded to the CM site, and should be around shortly.
Only selected phones are supported, but if you’ve got a Nexus model, a Galaxy S II, III, or 4, Note or Note II, or an HTC One – so long as we’re not talking about the Verizon variant for many of these – you should be good to go.
The PC app is Windows-only for the moment (and even then, you need Vista or better – sorry, XP holdouts), but Mac support is planned, and even Linux may be a possibility.