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

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Why are there so many different Android kernels (technical answer please)

Isn't Android a common kernel that is used across all devices? For example CentOS will install on Dell, HP, and a variety of other hardware. Sure there are different modules but it's still CentOS ...
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How can I tell what is really draining my battery?

I know that by going to Settings > About Phone > Battery Use, I can get some idea of the applications that are using up the most of my battery. I see things like "Cell standby", "Phone idle", ...
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Android USB reverse tethering: How to fool the apps

USB reverse tethering = Cellphone gets network connection from PC via USB. I know how to do USB reverse tethering except for one problem: Many Android apps will check network connection using the ...
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Which files/folders on my SDCard are unsafe to delete manually?

I've had my Droid for nearly a year now, and in the process of installing and uninstalling apps, moving data to and from my SDCard, and all the various things one does with a phone the SDCard has ...
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If I set up a VPN, does *everything* go over it?

If I set up a VPN connection for Android, what gets routed over the VPN? Just web browsing? All internet connections from all apps? In Cyanogenmod, in the Add OpenVPN config, "Advanced" settings, ...
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How to quickly lock screen to landscape?

For the use with a neoprene bracelet for running, I would like to quickly lock my Milestone 1@Cyanogenmod 7.2.0 to landscape mode. All widgets that disable auto orientation seem to cause the phone to ...
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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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USB drivers for using ADB with Samsung Galaxy S on CyanogenMod 7.1?

I recently installed CyanogenMod 7.1 on my Samsung Galaxy S i9000 and I have some problems now to get ADB on my Windows 7 64-bit computer to recognize the device. Currently, adb devices returns no ...
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How do I set up OpenVPN on CyanogenMod 7?

I want to route all my network traffic through my home's ISP connection when I'm out in Internet cafes so I can't be eavesdropped/firesheeped. I have an HTC G2 with CyanogenMod 7, which has OpenVPN ...
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Do custom ROMs like CyanogenMod modify your bootloader?

Does a custom ROM like CyanogenMod come with their own bootloader or does it just overwrite the /boot kernel and /system? Does the bootloader take responsibility to lock your SIM card on a carrier? ...
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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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Why does android ignore my etc/hosts change in the browser?

I've remounted /sys as rw, added one entry to etc/hosts (e.g. 10.0.0.1 x.com www.x.com) and rebooted my device. After rebooting, if I check etc/hosts, the entry is fine. If I ping x.com, it pings the ...
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Does CyanogenMod 7.2 kernel support swap memory?

My current kernel (whatever is built into stock Froyo 2.2 ROM for Verizon Motorola Droid X) does NOT support swap memory. Does CyanogenMod 7.2 kernel support swap memory? Does that depend on ...
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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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How can I compile native applications on my rooted phone?

I'm running Cyanogenmod 7 on my Nexus One, and I wanted to compile and run LAME on my phone. I've already downloaded the source package and have tried to ./configure it, but I'm told that neither cc ...
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How do I get the new Android Market running on Cyanogen 2.2 HTC Magic?

I'm running Cyanogen 2.2 on my HTC magic. The Android Market is still the old version and not the one that has been discussed in the news. ...
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Use android phone with broken screen as WiFi camera

The screen of my android phone is broken and since I couldn't find a replacement screen I thought of using the phone as wifi camera. I've installed IP cam and use the android.screencast to control and ...
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App installs result in “Process System Not Responding” message [closed]

After installing or updating an app in the newest version of the android market I receive the warning "Process System is not responding" with the option to either force close or wait. I choose "wait" ...
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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 replace Cyanogenmod dialer/contacts/messaging(texting) apps?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with Verizon. I've recently rooted it and installed Cyanogenmod 10.1. Of ocurse, when you buy the phone brand new, it comes with all the built-in apps from the ...
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Can I root locked Droid 3 and flash Cyanogen

Before I purchase a Droid 3 from hong kong , I would like to know if I can apply the recently discovered root exploit on a locked phone that i can purchase there. Pardon my ignorance in this locked ...
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App drawer icon gone from Cyanogenmod dock

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2, running the latest CM10.1. I lost the app drawer icon on my Dock; I must have deleted it. The app drawer icon lets you go to the app list, and the widget list. How do I ...
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How to install ClockworkMOD Recovery on Sony Xperia Neo V (MT11a)?

I have rooted my MT11a with UnlockRoot v2.4.2 and the "superuser" app has appeared. The tutorial said my phone should be requesting to upgrade 4.0.2.A.0.42 to another number ending in .62, but the ...
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Backup and restore CM10 on broken razr

My problem is a little bit complicated, I have a Razr (XT910) motorola phone, the screen is cracked and unusable, the tech support of my carrier (in Mexico) is unable to get the display from ...
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SMS gone after “failed” boot due to low battery

My phone has very low battery. I powered it up and during the boot process it shuts off probably due to having no more battery. Now I plugin the charger then I check my SMS, they're all gone. I've ...
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Cannot install any Custom ROMs on Xperia Ray ST18i: assert failed: getprop Status 7

When I try to install any of the roms of that page: http://get.cm/?device=urushi I always get this error: Finding update package... Opening update package... Installing update... assert failed: ...
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Cyanogenmod 10.2 crashes when trying to access storage settings

I have just installed CyanogenMod 10.2-20130727-Unofficial-i9300 and I am facing a problem with connecting to USB on Windows. Windows won't install drivers when I connect to USB (MTP USB device ...
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Flashing Cyanogenmod9 - Kernel via Odin

EDIT: I think the question is more confusing than helpful. I leave it up simply because something else has been closed as a duplicate to this. My problem was finally solved by flashing a completely ...
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How can I format a flash drive using terminal emulator?

I have a Huawei u8160 running Cyanogenmod 7.2. I've recently installed the usb host package and some time then I successfully activated the usb host mode. after that I needed to format a flash drive ...
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What are the Pros and Cons to running CyanogenMod?

Can anyone that's used it list the relevant benefits and drawbacks? I'm actually more interested in the drawbacks and limitations because its not hard to find praise for it. Edit: Ooops, I forgot to ...
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What are Cyanogenmod's profiles good for?

I just installed ICS CM9 on my Galaxy Note and I am puzzled by the "Profiles" setting. It seems to allow me to set-up different profiles (home, work, etc) and associate settings with them, eg enable ...
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Multiple update notifications from Android Market

I have recently upgraded my HTC Desire to run CyanogenMod 7. The main reason I did this was so that I could use a more recent version of the Android Market that supported multiple accounts. The ...
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How to create a custom boot animation?

How to create a custom boot animation for my Android device? My device is an HTC HD2 with Cyanogen Mod 7 installed.
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Can't update Cyanogenmod on AT&T Galaxy S III

I updated to Cyanogenmod 10.1 RC 2 and can't update beyond it. When I try to update to RC5, I get: assert failed: getprop("ro.bootloader") not matching "I747UCDLK3" or "I747MVLDLK4" or "I747MUMBLK3" ...
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How to upgrade an HTC Magic (32B DEV) from Android 1.5 to latest Android?

Last year I got a free Android phone at a Google event, and I would like to upgrade it to the latest Android version (probably with Cyanogen). What is the quickest/safest way to do the upgrade? It ...
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How to prevent google aggressively associating my account to my searches?

i understand they can access my searches when i'm logged in, and of course know the search terms i use, but how can i prevent them to logging searches to my account when: i'm not logged in and in ...
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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 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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What are these dumpstate logs?

So, these files were filling up my /data/logs directory, causing me to run out of storage space rapidly. What are they, why are there so many and how can I stop them clogging my storage? Screenshot ...
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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 ...
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Android lock screen password not being recognized

I flashed the latest Cyanogenmod ROM for my device (Samsung Captivate) last night and after doing so I set a numeric lock screen password. I then customized my phone and spent a goodly amount of time ...
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Stock dialer app on Andorid Kit Kat does not like to bring up the num pad

Device: Note 2 (Verizon i605) Rom: CyanogenMod 11 (Kit Kat 4.4.2) App; ASOP dialer Whenever I fire up my phone app to call someone, and click on the keyboard, a white box (1/5 of the ...
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Lost data upgrading roms, but data is still there when viewed with Clockwork and Clockwork alone. Can I recover it?

I lost my data upgrading to M1 CM10.1 through CMUpdate, but I still see it when I go into clockwork recovery mod. I tried accessing it through adb and adb shell but I cannot find it. Furthermore my ...
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Does Cyanogenmod Kernel support loop devices?

Since I am failing to mount a Nandroid image and since I have read that the kernel needs to support loop devices for that I need to know if anybody has managed to mount a loop device on CM7 or ...
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Removing files from & repackaging CyanogenMod ROM zip files

The current CM10 + GApps experience on Motorola Xoom is plagued by the size of the CM10 ROM -- there isn't enough space left after flashing the CM10 zip to fully flash the GApps zip. This results in ...
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Rooted the phone and installed cyanogenmod. How to get back Sense UI?

I have a HTC Desire comes with Sense UI when bought. I rooted it and installed Cyanogenmod. Is there anyway I can get back my Sense UI. I don't mind removing Cyanogenmod.
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Samsung Galaxy S in boot loop after following cyanogen mod's full update guide

I have been following this guide to root my Samsung Galaxy S smartphone. I've followed it to the letter, but after I load the new kernel to the phone, the phone gets stuck in a boot loop. The phone ...
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How can I merge contacts in CyanogenMod?

Can I merge contacts in CyanogenMod 7 like I was able to do in HTC Sense? Let's that I have my contact 'John Smith', then I import contacts from Facebook and a new John Smith appeared. I want these ...
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Every time I plug in my phone via USB it automatically mounts the SD card

I have a Motorla Droid running CM6 (essentially Android 2.2). I'm connecting to Windows 7 machines via USB. Every time I plug in my phone via USB it automatically mounts the SD card as external ...
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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 ...