CyanogenMod (pronounced /saɪ.'æn.oʊ.dʒɛn.mɒd/) is an open source replacement firmware for smart phones and tablet computers based on the Android mobile operating system. It offers features and options not found in the official firmware distributed by vendors of these devices.
Features supported by CyanogenMod include native theming support, FLAC audio codec support, a large Access Point Name list, an OpenVPN client, an enhanced reboot menu, support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB tethering, CPU overclocking and performance enhancements, soft buttons and other "tablet tweaks", toggles in the notification pull-down (such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS), app permissions management, as well as other interface enhancements. According to its developers, CyanogenMod does not contain spyware or bloatware. CyanogenMod is also stated to increase performance and reliability compared with official firmware releases.
CyanogenMod is developed as free and open source software based on the official releases of Android by Google, with added original and third-party code.
CyanogenMod was first ported to the HTC Wildfire S by alquez via CM7, it was later ported by gladiac to CM9, this was a big leap as Google had changed multiple things in the 4.0 Android update. I personally took the challenge of porting gladiac's work to the jellybean version of Cyanogenmod, CM10. Once I had a booting ROM I posted it on XDA. Since then, many things have changed in CM's own code and I have merged many of WinSuk's and gladiac's fixes into my personal repos.
LQ YouTube playback
SD Card mounting
EXT (Data2SD, Link2SD, A2SDX and similar) mods
HQ YouTube playback causes lag
Video camera doesn't record
Camera preview has graphic bugs, but can take a picture fine
Screen doesn't unlock when brightness is set to minimum
* Your warranty is now void.
* I am not responsible for bricked devices, broken hearts,
* thermonuclear war, you getting fired because the alarm app failed, or
* unfulfilled sexual partners. Please do some research if you have any
* concerns about features included in this ROM before flashing it! YOU are
* choosing to make these modifications, and if you point the finger at me
* for messing up your device, I will point that finger back at you and laugh. */
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