If you love to play with your Android smartphone, then you’ve read and heard about the CyanogenMod ROM. The craze of installing custom ROM’s in Android smartphones over stock ROM is at its peak and CyanogenMod is known as the best ROM for almost all popular devices. With latest builds and the unique additional features, it becomes the most installed and popular ROM in Android community.
What is CyanogenMod ROM?
The CyanogenMod ROM is just a Custom ROM made with a base flavor of Android Open Source Project. The Developers from Cyanogen team and the other developers around the world modify the Stock AOSP ROM for different smartphones. The CyanogenMod versions come with some additional and unique features, which don’t come to with Stock AOSP ROM.
This is the uniqueness of the CyanogenMod ROM’s.
Top CyanogenMod Features
The Cyanogen developers team continuously tries and adds new features in every build of the ROM, and this is the best thing about this ROM. With every Build, your smartphone with CyanogenMod will get a new feature. In this post, you’ll know some of the best and top features of CyanogenMod ROM’s versions based on Android Lollipop base and Android Marshmallow base.
Themes and Customization
All versions of CyanogenMod ROM’s come with a CyanogenMod Theme Engine. The Theme Engine supports theming Entire System UI. The CyanogenMod Theme Engine supports customization of Style, Icons, Ringtones, Bootanimations, Fonts, and others via custom Themes. The CyanogenMod Themes are available in the Google Play store. You just have to download them and use it via “Themes” app in CyanogenMod ROM.
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Freaking Fast Updates
The Update Cycle of CyanogenMod Rom is freaking high. For officially supported devices, you can choose to get the NIGHTLY updates. The NIGHTLY updates are released every Night, which comes with known bug fixes and some Beta features. These NIGHTLY updates are only available for the devices which are officially supported by CyanogenMod team.
The CyanogenMod ROM comes with a built-in Sound Equalizer app named as “AudioFX”, this app is a music and sound equalizer to fine-tune your audio experience. This app comes handy when you use your smartphone for lots of music listening.
If you are getting annoyed by any unwanted calls, especially the credit card or insurance people, then you can use CyanogenMod’s native call blocking feature to block that number. The system will automatically block all incoming communications from that number. You can find this feature in “Contacts” Menu or the “Settings>> Privacy.”
This is the most interesting feature in CyanogenMod ROM 13. The Multi-Window feature can be enabled to use two applications at same time side-by-side. With Multi-Window, users can open two apps side-by-side and do their work as they do it on PC. It is an interesting feature in Cyanogen ROM.
The CyanogenMod team has added a feature which supports wireless printing. If your printer has Wi-Fi feature, then you can connect it with your smartphone with CyanogenMod ROM and print the material from your smartphone. You can access this option from “Settings>>Printing”.
LiveDisplay is a proprietary feature of CyanogenMod team. This is another interesting feature of the developer team. With LiveDisplay, the display brightness will be adjusted according to the current time, i.e., Day and Night or the availability of the light. If you are in low light area, the screen brightness will increase automatically and vice versa.
Status Bar Customization
In CyanogenMod 13, users can customize various things on the status bar. From the Clock Style, Battery Indicator, Brightness Control and icons to be shown on status bar, everything can be customized with this option.
The physical buttons on your smartphone can do more than their function. The physical buttons are not only for increasing and decreasing the volume, but they can also be assigned to do various tasks in different apps. You can configure the functions of your hardware buttons in CyanogenMod ROM from “Settings>>Buttons”.
CyanogenMod Features- Conclusion
The CyanogenMod ROM is one of the best custom ROMs made for Android Devices. I am using this ROM on my Redmi 2 from last two months, and I love the smooth performance of this ROM and its features.
These were some of the interesting features of CyanogenMod I tried. If you are a CyanogenMod ROM user and want to notify us about any other interesting feature of this custom ROM, then please comment below.