CyanogenMod is a custom ROM based on various versions of the Android operating system.

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How can I reduce screen brightness below the minimum without an app?

I have an Optimus Elite, and it has a minimum brightness setting. In certain apps, I can reduce the brightness below the safe minimum, but when I leave the app, the brightness is increased to the ...
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What is CyanogenMod and how is it different from Android?

I have been listening a lot of chatter about CyanogenMod and it only seems to be growing louder by the day. But what exactly is CyanogenMod and how is it different from Android? If CyanogenMod is a ...
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Will CyanogenMod run on the HTC ChaCha, and is it stable?

Has anyone tried to install CyanogenMod on the HTC ChaCha? What is the level of compatibility I should expect from it with with CyanogenMod?
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What is the effect of changing the maximum application VM heap size?

The settings menu in CM6 lets you change the maximum per-process heap size (internally, that’s the dalvik.vm.heapsize property). What are the practical effects of raising or lowering that setting? On ...
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How to make my phone vibrate when a text or an email is received when in vibrate mode?

Currently, when I put my phone into vibrate mode, it only vibrates for calls. It does nothing for texts or emails, however, so I don't know when I've received one. Does anyone know a way to enable ...
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Download an APK without an SD card or computer?

I have an Archos 7 Home Tablet v1, with a Cyanogenmod 7 rom on it. I do not have an sd card for it yet, and was wondering, Is there any way I can install/download an APK file to it without an SD card? ...
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How can I disable auto-rotate on my phone?

I have a Droid 1 now running CM7. Previously in CM6, there was an option to prevent the phone from auto-rotating (a rotation lock of sorts). The only time it would rotate was when I slid out the ...
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Set MP3 as ringtone on CyanogenMod 10

Without using a market app, how can I set a custom MP3 file as ringtone? I've tried placing the MP3 in media/audio/ringtones and variations (e.g. media/ringtones), but the MP3 does not show in ...
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How to restore my IMEI on Galaxy S if I don't have a backup of /efs?

I installed CyanogenMod 10 Nightlies on my Galaxy S1, coming from CyanogenMod 9. On every reboot I get the message: Warning! A problem was detected with your device. Your device IMEI number is ...
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I keep losing my Swype keyboard

I'm running CM6 on a Motorola Droid. Every now and then (at least once a day), my keyboard will revert from Swype back to the Stock Android Keyboard and I have switch back to the Swype keyboard to be ...
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Harden adb on Android 2.3

Actually I was never thinking about leaving my adb debugging enable on my cellphone when going outside. Now on cyanogenmod 10 and newer, it asks me to verify the rsa key of the host, which makes ...
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Upgrade Cyanogenmod from 9.1 to 10.1 without losing information?

I am running Cyanogenmod 9.1 on my Samsung Galaxy SII, and would like to upgrade to version 10.1. Is there a way to do this upgrade without wiping all my apps and settings from my phone? If not, is ...
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what is cyanogenmod KANGs?

What is cyanogenmod KANGs? I have read about compiling the most up-to-date source code as a "KANGs" but I can't find out anywhere what it refers to.
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How do I disable the popup when I connect my phone to my PC via USB?

How do I disable the popup (the one asking me if I want to mount my SD card) when I connect my phone to my PC via USB? I've been told it's a feature of CyanogenMod but I can't for the life of me find ...
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Some apps not available on play store after lcd_density change in build.prop

I changed the ro.sf.lcd_density in the build.prop on my Galaxy SII from the default 240 to 190. It made everything smaller, creating more space and increasing the quality of use for me personaly. ...
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Why can't my phone find pictures or music files suddenly?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace with its official CyanogenMod nightly build. And suddenly, it doesn't "see" my pictures, videos or music files. They don't show: while selecting a notification/ring tone ...
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How do I recover my Angry Birds progress!

I'm using Cyanogen and had some issues so in recovery I had to "wipe data". Before I did that I did a backup. How can I get back my Angry Birds save data? I thought for sure it was stored on Google's ...
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How can i get my phone to boot again OR reset my developer options?

Hi Android Enthusiasts.. I have a galaxy S2 and the ROM I'm using is CM10.1, i was messing with the developer options and i saw an option called "simulate second screen" i guess so i clicked that and ...
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How do I install the new Gmail app on Cyanogen?

The same thing is happening with the new Gmail as happened with Voice Search. This again? adb remount adb shell rm /system/app/Gmail.apk adb uninstall com.google.android.Gmail
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How to set bash as default shell?

When I adb into a device with Cyanogenmod, I'm presented with a nice bash shell, color prompt, and bashrc. I don't see a symlink from /system/xbin/bash to /system/bin/sh. How do they set the default ...
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How come some apps won't download from Market?

I have a rather odd thing happening to three apps in the Market, all free. I tried to install Google Maps and Angry Birds Seasons from the market, but the downloads or installations failed and now I ...
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Restoring messages from ClockworkMod backup

Here's the story. Today my phone (modded with Cyanogen mod) started bootlooping. So, I did a ClockworkMod backup and went about installing the latest version of Cyanogen mod. When that was done, I ...
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How do I know what radio firmware I'm running?

I'm gearing up to mod my phone and reading the Cyanogenmod Installation Support Line which is helpful-ish right up until step 1.3, "1.3 Radio ...aka Which EBI am I?" They refer you to a post that ...
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Will installing CM9 on Xperia PLAY, lose its Playstation power?

I want to know that if I install CM9 on my Xperia PLAY will it lose its ability to play Playstation games or the games which uses D-pad controls & X,O controls? How will it affect performance? ...
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How can I download an MP3 to my phone instead of opening it in a music player?

I'm trying to download podcast MP3s to my phone so I can listen to them in my car. Ideally, I'd like to be able to Chrome-to-Phone them from my computer at home, and then choose to download and play ...
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How do I set up VPN for connecting from Nexus One to my home network?

I'd like to set up my handset to be able to VPN into my home network. At home I have the Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH wireless router running dd-wrt firmware. My handset is Nexus One running the latest (as ...
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Are there any known ways to root the new HTC Wildfire revisions?

After using CyanogenMod on my HTC Desire for some time, i wanted to root and convert the HTC Wildfire i bought for my wife early this year. Turns out that unrevoked is currently unable to root this ...
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Filtering notifications

Is it possible to filter the notification that my Android device shows to me? For example I'd like to filter out the notifications about apps getting updated. (I use CyanogenMod 9 if that matters.)
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Second partition can't be mounted (link2sd)

I'm trying to partition my external SD card (32GB SDHC), so I can link application to the second partition with link2sd. Now the problem is that, no matter what filesystem I use, link2sd can't create ...
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CyanogenMod 9 gives AuthenticatorException while adding account

I had installed custom ROM CyanogenMod 9. But I am not able to make Google play work in it. It doesn't show Add Google Account option in the Accounts & Sync option in Settings. I had also googled ...
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What are the different signal indicators avalable on the notification bar?

The signal indicator on my phone often shows "3G" or "H+" in the signal indicator. When there's no connectivity it doesn't show anything. I'm referring to the icons in the status bar like these: ...
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Is CyanogenMod rooting the phone?

If I install CyanogenMod, will I have 'rooted' my phone? Is CyanogenMod a rooting program, or is the procedure of installing CyanogenMod rooting, and CyanogenMod is something needing root? Is ...
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Must I install Google Apps again after installing a new ROM?

When I install a new ROM (cm-10.1-20130213-NIGHTLY-mako.zip) using ROM Manager, I have the option of adding another ZIP during the same reboot -- this is probably meant for the Google Apps ...
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CyanogenMod, why doesn't Market self-upgrade?

I've bought a used HTC Magic with CyanogenMod 5 on it. It has Google Market. The market version is 1.713 - which is nowhere near the latest IIRC. In-app billing, for one thing, is not supported. ...
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How can I disable Phone, SMS, Market and 3G functionality from Android?

I am trying to convert my old Motorola Droid (running CyanogenMod 7) into a device my kids can use without me worrying about them making phone calls or downloading apps I don't know of. My needs are: ...
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What should I backup before installing a new ROM?

What do I need to backup (using Titanium Backup) if I want to have the 'same system' after applying new version of a ROM? Is it better to set up everything from scratch or restore my data from the ...
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What is the meaning to close Google apps source code

According to the recent news, google apps are closed source and one cannot use it after forking android. But, as I understand, I can fork Android, create my own OS and then install Gapps manually. ...
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How to make packages from f-droid to be treated as from a “known source” (if I have root)?

I usually get packages from http://f-droid.org/ repository through their package browser (because then I have a guarantee that I use free (= libre) software); and they are signed with their key. I ...
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How do I withdraw an app rights to enter internet in CyanogenMod?

On a rooted device it should be possible to forbid certain apps to contact internet connection How is this possible in CyanogenMod 10.0?
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Music players that can import M3U playlists?

OK, so it seems that (unbelievably) Winamp for Android is so extremely stupidly designed that it can't import M3U playlists. So, I want a player that can import M3U playlists. I'm running ...
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Cyanogen and Google Play compatibility

I already read, how to install Google Play on Cyanogen. But then what? Do the apps from Play store install seamlessly, like on "standard" Android? Some apps require minimum version of Android. ...
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How to install Cyanogen without losing data

I've been using ICS on my Samsung Galaxy S3 for a while now, but I can't update to Jelly Bean for multiple reasons. I've decided to switch to Cyanogen Mod, is there any way I can move to Cyanogen ...
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How to display touch points on screen

My Galaxy Note with stock ROM had an option via Settings > Developer > Show touch points (or something like that). Now, I updated to CyanogenMod, based on Android 4.3 but I can't find an option ...
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Best way to update to latest versions of custom ROMs?

What is the easiest and most time effective way to update to different builds of a custom ROM ? Say for example, having an Infuse, I follow the builds of Cyanaogenmod 10 and they release updates ...
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How do I diagnose hanging and restarts?

I have a Droid which was running fine with Cyanogen Mod 6.0. I travelled for a week out of service range, and since I returned it's been both hanging (no response to user input) and spontaneously ...
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Can I jump updates / versions in CyanogenMod like from 10.0.0 to 10.1.2?

When I'm installing updates through the built-in app in CyanogenMod, do I need to install all the previous (stable) versions before installing the last one? Or does the last package contain everything ...
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Crashing video camera in CyanogenMod 7.2

I just updated CyanogenMod 7 to 7.2 on my Nexus One. Now when I go to camera → photo mode it works well, but if I switch to video mode it just crashes. I tried to find an answer on the ...
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What are some of the effects of flashing my HTC Desire with cyanogenmod?

Recently rooted my HTC Desire (GSM) and considering flashing it with cyanogenmod. However I have a few quick questions related to flashing with cyanogenmod (or any ROM in general I suppose). Firstly, ...
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How can I flash back to the stock rom for HTC EVO 4G/Supersonic using just the phone and clockwork mod recovery and/or rom manager?

I need to flash back to my stock rom for just a few minutes to get my GPS working again ...
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how to use ext partition in my android?

I partitioned my MicroSD card and created 1GB ext3 partition. What is the next step so I can use it to make the performance of my android better? It seems to me that it is mounted into /sd-ext What ...