Since the news that CyanogenMod and company were moving towards a more user friendly way of installing their firmware onto your device, we’ve been biding our time until the official release would be showing it’s head. After going through about a month worth of beta testing, the CyanogenMod Installer is now available for all to download in the Google Play Store.
CyanogenMod is one of the bigger contenders when it comes to the custom ROM scene. With their new installer arriving for all to try on Google Play, as long as you’re running a supported device, you shouldn’t have to worry about technical barriers preventing you from trying out a custom ROM.
Today, the CyanogenMod team announced that the installer is now available in the Google Play Store. Used in conjunction with a companion PC app, all it takes to get CyanogenMod onto your device boils down to connecting your device to your PC and making a few clicks.
As of right now, the installer is only available for PC, but a Mac installer is in the works. A spokesperson for CyanogenMod has also stated that if there is enough interest throughout the community, they would also consider creating Linux support as well.
One important thing to note prior to downloading this installer and PC companion app is to figure out whether your device is officially supported or not. Unfortunately, the installer itself doesn’t check to see if your device is supported and there are no real checks for compatibility before it starts going. Obviously, you’ll need a phone or device that will be able to be rooted and have its bootloader unlocked. Unfortunately, due to this most Verizon phones are not supported due to using an atypical exploit.
Here is an official list of devices supported by the CyanogenMod Installer.
The download itself can be found here in the Google Play Store and you can get the Windows Installer over at beta.get.cm. Even though this is in the Google Play Store, always make sure to back-up your data before messing around with rooting or installing custom ROMs to your phone.
[Update 11:00 AM Berlin time 13.11.13]
The CyanogenMod team has now added a device compatibility check to the Installer, so you no longer need to check the supported devices list. Enjoy.