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In a post issued on 24th December the the CyanogenMod team announced in a blog post that they will be shutting down the 8 year old custom ROM community that CyanogenMod was known for. The name that made custom ROMs and modding of Android phones safe and mainstream now shuts down as  Cyanogen Inc (Cyngn) and Kondik the name behind the CyanogenMod shuts down the infrastructure backing the community.

 

The post labelled “A Fork in the Road” explains how some recent changes made the whole team expect an outcome similar to this and that in no way will the development of Custom ROMs stop. The debs involved will move on to make ROMs under a new name, still possibly held together by their development past.

Embracing that spirit, we the community of developers, designers, device maintainers and translators have taken the steps necessary to produce a fork of the CM source code and pending patches. This is more than just a ‘rebrand’. This fork will return to the grassroots community effort that used to define CM while maintaining the professional quality and reliability you have come to expect more recently.

The future of this highly popular and community based ROM may simply shift to a new name. But, for now an 8 year old legend comes to a rest and a lot of users of the ROM are left with a bad taste in their mouth.

The CyanogenMod team will be moving on to form what they are calling the new LineageOS :

So, yes, this is us. LineageOS will be a continuation of what CyanogenMod was. To quote Andy Rubin, this is the definition of open. A company pulling their support out of an open source project does not mean it has to die.

 

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  • surya kumar

    After months of internal turmoil, Cyanogen finally announced that it will shut down all services and Cyanogen-supported nightly builds on December 31. The company revealed that the move is a part of the ongoing consolidation of Cyanogen. With this, CyanogenMod will be killed, though the company has also confirmed its next open-source initiative dubbed Lineage. “The open source project and source code will remain available for anyone who wants to build CyanogenMod personally,” the Cyanogen team said in a <a href=”http://www.latestone.com/bluetooth-speakers” rel=”nofollow”>blog post</a>.

  • Mallesh Sanke

    feeling sad…but ready for LINEAGE OS…

  • Sachin Balan

    I had so much hope on rooting my Nexus 6 for CM 14.1. Now this is a heart break.

  • Rohan Khurana

    No worries, we will have LineageOS by january :)

  • Saeem Shamshad

    Yeah me too

  • Sam Husain

    Wtf… i never expected that one day Cynogen will shut down… only dev knows the pain

  • Jay Magaling

    The future is LineageOS

  • Shaon Hider

    Ok! I understood… it’ll come with new name “LineageOS” :)

  • Kinar Ranik

    It is dead U0001f641

  • Maurya Sanjay

    Dude .. instead of cyanogen you ll get lineage OS

  • Sushant Gambhir

    Prateek Sharma Bhai yeh kya hogya?

  • Nishant Singh Rathore

    Ha or ap ‘”the right man for the right job supply kroge na” zinda rakhne ko :p

  • Suhail Muzafar

    Haan to tu haina. Zinda rkhega to Cyanogen ko Nishant Singh Rathore

  • Ujjwal Singhania

    not at all

  • Parag Agarwal

    Should I be worried?

  • Ujjwal Singhania

    OH yeah, I’ll tell you all about it on Tuesday U0001f602

  • Parag Agarwal

    Ujjwal Singhania ummm?

  • Anmol Singh

    Soham Das
    Ye kya hai…?

  • riyalyne

    its Cyanogen inc

  • riyalyne

    there is nothing Called CyanogenMod Inc. And CyanogenMod has shut down.

  • riyalyne

    its not CYanogenmod. OP1 runs CyanogenOS

  • riyalyne

    you are wrong CyanogenMod is gone. 
    http://www.androidcentral.com/remembering-cyanogenmod

  • Ibrahim Khan

    Ajinkya Girme cynogen gaya

  • Mohit Mehta

    Shourya Aditya dekh bhai

  • Sayantan Halder

    Its dead bro…. Today Cyanogen Mod team clarified it..in its page
    https://www.cyanogenmod.org/blog/a-fork-in-the-road

  • Sayantan Halder

    Sad that it’s dead…First thought it was only Cyanogen OS and Cyanogen Mods nightly builds would be affected since Cyanogen Inc wants to change the Cyanogen OS to modular OS and stop support for Cyanogen Mod nightly builds…
    However Cyanogen Mod doesn’t want to be part of Cyanogen Inc anymore due to copyright issues, monetary problems,uncertain future under Cyanogen Inc even if it is completely community driven and donation. So they want to carry the legacy by forking out the Cyanogen Mod to a new entity named Lineage OS…
    So yeah people thinking Cyanogen Mod is not gonna get affected is wrong (even I thought the same yesterday)… sorry to say but it’s officially dead….
    https://www.xda-developers.com/the-death-of-cyangenmod-and-whats-in-store-for-the-future/
    https://www.cyanogenmod.org/blog/a-fork-in-the-road

  • Aryan Pratap

    What about oneplus users

  • Nishant Singh Rathore

    Bro the company is CyanogenMod incorporated that has shut down not the CyanogenMod project. Not much of a blow boy !

  • Jay Magaling

    Both of them are dead.

  • Suhail Muzafar

    Nishant Singh Rathore Big Blow Boy! Ricky Shakya Pradhan :p

  • Soumitro Chatterjee

    I’m upset & disappointment too .. don’t know what’s going to be the future of #cyanogenMod U0001f62d

  • Deepak Nirala

    Nope. Mine is CyanogenMod. Bought before oxygen os came in picture

  • ?????? ????? ?????

    Its already oxygenos remember

  • Ankit Negi

    Its cyanogen os not mod…

  • Jay Magaling

    It is you who should do some research.
    http://lineageos.org/Yes-this-is-us/
    “Yes, this is us.
    You’ve probably read the news articles today. If you haven’t, please see the following:
    https://cyngn.com/blog/cyanogen-services-shutting-down
    https://www.cyanogenmod.org/blog/a-fork-in-the-road
    So, yes, this is us. LineageOS will be a continuation of what CyanogenMod was. To quote Andy Rubin, this is the definition of open. A company pulling their support out of an open source project does not mean it has to die.
    Check back for more information on Tuesday.
    Written on December 24, 2016″

  • Amith SI

    Wtf lol its cynogen inc man… do some research before posting

  • Jay Magaling

    Jokes on you. Cyanogenmod is ‘DEAD’. They will re-brand to LineageOS.

  • Jay Magaling

    Jokes on you. Cyanogenmod is ‘DEAD’. They will re-brand to LineageOS.

  • Himanshu Mishra

    Dude don’t spread such rumors its cyanogen inc. which has shut down not the community supported cyanogenmod

  • Daman Jot

    Simranjeet ye kya bc? U0001f610

  • Deepak Nirala

    My oneplus one. U0001f641

  • Anshuman Shukla

    micromax is the shittiest company it’s flagships are a flop and whichever firm they touch they destroy it *Cough *cough yu televentures *cough

  • Sahil Tiwari

    And I thought 2016 couldn’t get any worse.

  • Mohammad Faizan Nawaz

    What :o This broke my heart n sure many wudnt be happy :(