I reverted to an older version of Cyanongenmod today. Now my phone reboots continuously. I want to try flashing on of the images that cyanogenmod downloaded in the past. What folder are they stored in?

  • Did you wipe the data partition when you installed the new image? You need to do that when changing major versions.
    – Dan Hulme
    Oct 13 '14 at 16:42
  • It was a step downgrade. What does that remove? My passwords? Wifi keys? Oct 13 '14 at 17:03
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    Accounts, apps, settings, etc. Pretty much anything that was not on your phone when you first unboxed it, except the operating system itself and (usually) media files. The tag wiki has a pretty good explanation. Also, based on the CMUpdater source, it looks like the update packages should be in /sdcard/cmupdater, but I cannot verify this myself (don't have CM). Oct 14 '14 at 14:56

You can find it under:


On LineageOS (the new Cyanogenmod in 2017) it is in /data/data/org.lineageos.updater/app_updates/

  • I wonder why doesn’t it show up in Apps? There seems to be no usable way to clean it up.
    – Tom Adler
    Feb 17 '17 at 9:40
  • No clue. I just know my phone was stuck at boot until i could find the file. Fortunately applying this file for the update made it boot again.
    – vinyll
    Feb 17 '17 at 22:55

If you use the Google Apps addon (gapps) and are updating between versions where your ... You will find downloaded zip under /sdcard/cmupdater directory.

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