If you are fond of custom ROM then you probably know about CyanogenMod. It is one of the most awesome, stable custom ROM available for Android devices. CyanogenMod is always my favorite custom ROM, whenever I purchase a new Android device I root it and install CyanogenMod into it. As, it offers much more customization options, enhanced functionality, consumes very less resources, optimizes processes, offers amazing speed to the application running inside the CM kernel and henceforth increases user handling of the device in a much better way.
As time goes by, we have witnessed newer version Android OS, the latest one in the market is Kitkat a.k.a Android 4.4. CyanogenMod team has developed CyanogenMod 11 custom ROM for 50 devices based on Android Kitkat 4.4 OS and codenamed the version or edition as CyanogenMod 11 a.k.a M6.
CyanogenMod team offers custom ROM in milestone & stable version. Milestone based ROM receives update in every four weeks now decreased to two weeks, it is not a stable ROM but the frequency in which it receives update Milestone can be considered equivalent to those stable ROM. On the other hand, stable or Nightly CM are those ROM which are known as stable ROM that has already gone through its beta, unstable stage and has no bugs in it.
Let’s have a look what CyanogenMod 11 a.k.a M6 Have to Offer Us:
- Trebuchet – Hidden apps and labels support
- Quiet Hours – Fix longpress QS tile option
- Lockscreen – Fix custom wallpaper crashes and album art issues
- Display – Consolidate screen-off animation options (remove checkbox)
- Bluetooth – Upstream updates and fix issues with audio routing to select car makes/models and disconnect issues
- MultiSim – Additional support patches (15+) and UI/UX modifications
- Lockscreen – Disable elements when in custom lockscreen
- Quick Settings – Options to show smaller tiles; add BT device name to tile
- Voice+ – Integrate into settings (under Wireless and Networks > ‘More’)
- Blacklist – Add provider permissions
- Quick Settings – Fix QS tiles layout in landscape mode
- Usage Stats – Fix screen on stats after boot
- Downloads – Add pause/resume support
- Settings – Show ‘eject card’ action for USB storage
- Theme Engine – Introduce new Engine capabilities
- Parallel Shutdown – Decrease shutdown time
- Remove parallel boot dexopt from stable/cm-11.0 branch
- Resolve memory leaks in Frameworks
- Address security vulnerability for icons
CyanogenMod team has started pushing CyanogenMod 11 for 50 devices, Moto G, Samsung Galaxy S, S2, S3, S4, Samsung Note 2, Google Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, LG Optmius G, G2, G Pro, HTC One, HTC Mini, Moto Razr, Amazon Kindle are among them. A complete list of official device list can be found here.
Do let us know your inputs about CynogenMod11 a.k.a M6, devices that you expect to be included to receive CM M6 update.