Wednesday , August 15 2018

screen-shot-2014-01-15-at-5-38-34-pmCyanogenMod, the popular custom ROM of choice for many Android users looking for something a bit different than what their handset came with, has now released its Installer app for Mac OS X. Previously only available on the Windows platform, the Installer has come across to the Mac platform, allowing Mac users that simple couple-of-clicks-to-install functionality.

Apart from the platform, and perhaps looking a little nicer because it’s Mac, the installer does the same thing on Mac as it does on Windows.

For those unfamiliar, the CyanogenMod custom ROM runs on a long list of devices, including today’s popular market leaders such as the Samsung Galaxy S4. A full list of supported devices is available here for those who’re keen.

If you want to get in on the Mac OS X version, there’s a few simple steps to follow:

  • Join the CyanogenMod Installer for Mac beta group on Google+
  • Download the installer app from the Google+ community page
  • Connect a compatible Android device, and
  • Follow the instructions!

For anyone wanting to know a bit more about what’s involved, check out Phil’s walkthrough, and be warned, the Installer does wipe everything on your device, so make sure you’ve backed up anything important first!

 

Source: CyanogenMod Installer for Mac on Google+.
Via: 9to5Google.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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