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Android vs Cyanogenmod

#1
To use 5.1 Android for old Phones you have to use Cyanogenmod. Is that good for Sonyphones or should I Use other ones?
#2
Depends on the phone specs, but I think that cyanogen mod is the best for stuff like that even though phone specs might be low it should work alright I hope.
 
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#3
Get a widows phone - it runs on low end hardware very well.
#4
Yes. If there are optimized builds of CM for your phone I suggest you go with that, as those typically offer the extra features that you would otherwise get from just flashing mods and etc.
#5
Depends whether there is an official Cyanogenmod build for the phone. Usually CM does improve the phone as long as it's a medium range phone. But if you're comfortable with rooting/flashing and voiding your warranty I think that you'll be fine!
#6
Debating getting Cyanogenmod once my phone stops receiving updates & it's no longer under warranty. Is updating it hard? Also, can you still send texts, make calls and use the Play Store with it?
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(07-13-2015, 07:52 PM)Djmixerno1 Wrote: To use 5.1 Android for old Phones you have to use Cyanogenmod. Is that good for Sonyphones or should I Use other ones?

First off, why would you want 5.1 anyways? Its filled with crap. The best Android O/S was 4.1. Also, CM is only good up to 4.3 I tried it when I had a S3 and found it was a waste of time and it was no better then the original Android system. Battery dies quicker and the phone froze up. You best bet is to go to an ANdroid forum and check out what others are using on their Sony phones.
#8
The title of topic i think is incorrect, cyanogenmod is a mod of android, so is android itself.

The difference is that android is general for all devices & purposes, cynogenmod is ottimizzated for specific device and uses.
#9
Don't waste your time with cyanogenmod. I just bought an android galaxy Nexus that was using it. Battery life lasted about 4-6 hours. I tried for days to remove it and eveything that said to remove it, didn't work. I used a tool that removed it, put it back to stock. Now my battery last 8-10 hrs. I then updated the software to 4.3 and its its the highest I can go with it now. Which is fine, there is nothing special is lollipop 5.1
#10
I think that cyanogenmod is better in any device only if they will be no longer official updated...
But also other mod are good.. like PAC,Paranoid or SlimRom.. Biggrin
#11
I think CyanogenMod is the best choice for older Phones. Some Phones are not updated to the latest Version of CM, but that's not a big deal.
#12
(07-18-2015, 04:24 AM)binil Wrote: Get a widows phone - it runs on low end hardware very well.

Wow, only 3 comments in and people are already trying to direct them to a non android device. I am sure that if he wanted a Windows phone that he would have added that into the thread.

I am not sure who would truly own a Windows phone when most people do not even like the OS.
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#13
(06-19-2016, 12:12 PM)TheLinuxBoy Wrote: I think CyanogenMod is the best choice for older Phones. Some Phones are not updated to the latest Version of CM, but that's not a big deal.

I think you are absolutely correct. It is a very broken down version of Android, hence is why it works well on older hardware.
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#14
I actually prefer stock to CyanogenMod as the stock has a "familier" feeling. Once you root your stock ROM, it is nearly same as the CyanogenMod (given you know how to remove the bloatware they add to the stock ROMs).

However, out of all the other custom ROMs, CyanogenMod seemed most stable for my previous phone Galaxy S4 i9505. The other custom ROMs seems either too slow or too battery drainy.
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#15
I had good experiences with my Sony Xperia X10 mini. It ran smooth and had nearly no stability issues. But it Depends on the RoM you are using. You need exactly the right RoM for your Phone because some might have trouble with the Hardware itself.
For example some might not be able to use the Camera or the colored Notification LED.

But overall i had a very nice experience with Cyanogenmod. It has some realy nice Features like a Button to turn on the Camera light directly from your Quickbar settings without the need of a Flashlight App. It also has a very nice Music Player. To cut the long Story short, I like Cyanogenmod much more as the normal Android, but i think thats a personal Thing.
#16
I think custom roms are very useful when phone's os gets old and get uncompatible with apps that you must use.
#17
agreed, however i use a rom called pac-rom, its probably the most costomizable rom out there. give it a try its so unique giving that they basicly took features from other roms and put them into 1.
#18
Cyanogenmod will be best. Has alot less of bloatware and you will have full root access usually to have it installed.
#19
I used to have cyanogenmod on my galaxy S2 and it was epic! It just looked so much better than stock android and usually it was faster. Although after a few months it started to crash more and more often, so eventually i just went back to stock android untill i bought the Sony z5c, which im just using with android 6 now. 

So i guess it depends a bit on how stable the CM release is for your device, if it is really stable, do it! CM is a really big advantage over stock android. 

I believe with a certain version of CM and specific wifi cards, you could also find the wpa2 keys of wifi access points, i never got that working myself though :c
#20
Hi there.

I think that it depends on the version you want to install. I had Cyanogenmod on my old SGS-II and it was cool. More features than stock but also more problems from time to time. Issues related to modem, radio, and some chashes or reboots... but nothing that can't be solved after some Google.

In my opinion: Cyanogenmod > Stock, but AOKP (from a good ROM developer, like Omega) is even better.


Regards.
#21
(07-18-2015, 04:24 AM)binil Wrote: Get a widows phone - it runs on low end hardware very well.

Well, thats right, but most of all apps don't work on those phones... you can only use basic apps and windows apps, which is not so good...
#22
Go for an oneplus 3, high spec at a resonable price which will even bring you Ubuntu touch experience
#23
Cyanogenmod has been discontinued now. Sad
#24
Yes, but it lives on in the form of LineageOS, so it's not exactly "dead" per se, rather it just moved on to a successor project, or so I heard anyways.
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#25
Cyanogenmod is an Android ROM. But Android is an OS. For old phones can use Cyanogenmod. But If you have +5.0 Android, I think you shouldn't use Cyanogenmod.
#26
cyanogenmod rox

i have samsung galaxy Y  with 4.4 bassed rom modded to 5.0.1
sotck rom cames with 2.3   lol
#27
There are other interesting custom roms besides, from the cyanogen/lineage:
mokee
resurrection remix
dirty unicorns
aex
#28
I'm very satisfied with my Cyanogenmod a.k.a. LineageOS, since my old android operation system which essentially was stock Android 6 with a bad, laggy, unstable and battery draining LG skin on top. Most of those issues were fixed after resetting my phone and installing that amazing custom rom. So glad there was such an easy fix..
#29
I use Cyanogenmod on my Galaxy S3, installed it probably like 6 months back and so far, I'm happy with it. Much better than the slow Android 4.3 that I've had before. I also think I deserved an upgrade. :P
#30
I've used CM on my HTC desire HD and Samsung Galaxy SII but always had some lags with it, like freezing or rebooting.
But after I've bought Moto X2 I realized that pure Android is much better for me.
  




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