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CyanogenMod 10 – The Newest Member of Every Android User’s Favorite Custom ROM Family


Despite the abundance of diverse custom ROMs available for the Android platform, the CyanogenMod name has stood the test of time and has become the new standard of excellence with which most other custom ROMs are compared. The recently launched CyanogenMod 10 is based on the Android Jelly Bean platform and is another great addition to the market of custom ROMs. As the CyanogenMod family of ROMs is based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), you may find that several of their default features are nearly identical to the stock ROMs. So what makes them better? CyanogenMod ROMs are designed to bring you the best features of Android and optimizing your device’s performance at the same time. Speed and stability is their motto.

CyanogenMod 10 is a fantastic ROM for users and developers alike as it offers regular nightly builds along with a monthly release. This helps you stay on top of the game by making use of the latest cutting edge modding developments as per your convenience.

What Makes CyanogenMod 10 Better?

CyanogenMod 10 is designed to maximize both the style and efficiency of your Android device. Here are some of its finest features.

Improved Launcher

CyanogenMod 10 comes with a pre-installed launcher named Trebuchet 0.2, or can be coupled with other launchers like Nova. You can now completely customize your homescreen by managing the number of screens available, placement of search bar, re-sizing widgets, auto-rotating screen, etc.

Efficient Notification Panel and Power Controls

The CyanogenMod 10 ROM brings in a much more improved notification drop down menu. Its slick and intuitive interface is black and transparent. You can now directly tap and swipe down the notification menu from the top of your device screen. It can be used to directly view the status of the current applications running in the background and access them. Added power control settings such as buttons to enable/disable the Bluetooth, GPS, brightness, Wi-Fi, and plenty of other settings.

Customizable Lock screen

One of the most convenient features offered by the CyanogenMod 10 ROM is the ability to customize your lockscreen and access applications and notifications directly from it. You can now directly check weather info, calendar entries, battery status, etc. and add slider shortcuts to your music player, camera, alarm clock apps, etc.

Optimized Performance

CyanogenMod 10 lets you tweak your Android device’s performance by adjusting your hardware settings via overclocking, undervolting, changing the I/O scheduler, etc. You can adjust your device settings to make your Android run at a much faster pace and saving as much battery power as possible at the same time.

Additional Pre-installed Applications and their Uses

Apollo Music player
DSP Manager Improved music equalizer
CM File Manager File manager and explorer with root access
OpenVPN To create or access a private network over the internet
Theme Chooser For customized themes
Torch app Tweaking LED flash by adjusting pulsating rate or for flashlight use.
Clock app Improved scheduling features, includes a stopwatch and countdown mode.

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