CyanogenMod is a community of devoted developers; they work for free for the purpose of enhancing android experience for all users. They are on the verge of establishing CyanogenMod Inc. to be an official front of their work. Developers on the CyanogenMod team are from all over the world, with nothing in common but devotion and enthusiasm to creating a better android system for all Samsung Galaxy S5 users.
CyanogenMod … History 101
For many decades now, we use our household machines without knowing that they are the ancestors of our modern technology. Almost every machine contains a chip that is programmed by the manufacturer; this chip contains basic functions that the machine does. This chip is like a tiny memory that holds information about what happens if a button is pressed or something. The information on this chip is called Firmware, and the name still sticks to any software on a piece of hardware. Recently, the software on android devices is called ROM; which stands for Read-Only Memory. It was called by this name as the manufacturers think that this software can’t be modified or altered by the user. CyanogenMod works with the stock ROM of android, in a way that we’ll see next.
How does it work?
It is as simple as this, whenever Google produces a new android version, it publishes the source code of it and it is available to download. Each manufacturer takes the bare bone android OS from Google and adds its own touch, apps and features and so on to produce the final ROM to be installed on their phones. What CyanogenMod team does is this: they wait till Google officially launches the new OS, examine it; then they modify it and test it on various devices, launch it back to you. Seems like a simple procedure, but no it is not!! Let’s go deeper, to modify the original android OS is to find any app or any function that is not necessary for the user, that might consume more power or processor in the background. It also means to add your own touch of apps and tweaks to improve the overall android experience. The added stuff also includes many theming and interface workarounds. Even after doing all this, you have to be absolutely sure that the new method to learn how to root S5 is flawless; so you have to test it on a huge number of devices before you bring it up to your eager audience.
First of all, you have to be sure that CyanogenMod ROMS are spyware/bloatware free. They just increase your OS performance, making it even better than the official Google release. The features included in CyanogenMod include –but not limited to- the following:
- FLAC audio support
- Huge APN list (Access Point Name)
- OpenVPN client
- Processor overclocking to improve performance
- Management of app permissions
- Interface and theming improvements
How can I get it?
It is not so difficult to do the Samsung Galaxy S5 root and to then get Cyanogenmod installed, just go to their website; search for a stable ROM for your exact phone model and number, download it and follow the online instructions. You’ll just have to be aware that you are doing it on your own risk, should anything go wrong; it’s all on you. You can’t blame the CyanogenMod team for anything that happens to your phone. Basically, nothing will go wrong if you get the right ROM and followed the instructions literally. Happy rooting everyone!!