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CyanogenMod introduces new theme engine in CM 11 M6 build

Authored by: Kris Carlon — May 5, 2014

Listen up CyanogenMod fans, the M6 build of CM 11 is out now and it has a nifty new debutante in tow: the theme engine has been completely overhauled. Some of you will know all about this new UI already, but for those new to custom ROMs, a simple theme picker is a beautiful thing, affording a one-click solution to customizing your Android, and now it looks better than ever.  

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CyanogenMod's CM 11: six months down the track. / © CyanogenMod

M6 has plenty more additions and improvements too, including Quiet Hours, blacklisting, Voice+, fixes for Bluetooth disconnection problems, and much more than you can read up on in detail over at CyanogenMod's blog post on the new update. The new build can be installed manually by flashing or by using the CyanogenMod Installer app.

A quick note on the labeling of M6. The M stands for monthly and each subsequent M build of CM 11 comes out in the first week of each month. M builds are replacing S and RC builds (stable and release candidate), as each M build goes through the same kinds of polishing as S builds did previously and are built off the stable branches. CyanogenMod has plans to release ''stable'' builds every two weeks in future, as opposed to the four weeks we're currently getting.  

What custom ROM are you running? Do you wait for stable builds or rock nightlies?

Kris Carlon comes to the AndroidPIT Editorial Team via a lengthy period spent traveling and relying on technology to keep him in touch with the outside world. He joined the Android community while resurfacing in civilization back in 2010 and has never looked back, using technology to replace his actual presence in other people's lives ever since. He can usually be found juggling three phones at once and poring over G+ posts, Reddit and RSS feeds.

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  • Dwarfer66 May 5, 2014 Link to comment

    The only trouble is CM don't support app2sd and every app I've tried does not work for me on an i9505

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  • Kris Carlon
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    May 5, 2014 Link to comment

    Just noticed the Theme Chooser hasn't been updated yet, looks like it will come in Nightlies shortly (and in M7), so for now you just have the new Engine but the old UI.

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