The Android operating system is an open-source operating system in that Google releases their source code for everyone to use.
A lot of people have the love for the Android operating system and some groups even went on to create custom ROMs based on the Google Android source code.
Today, we are going to talk about a particular custom ROM that was made by a group of Android enthusiasts. This custom ROM is one of the most popular out there and you’ve probably heard of it before.
The custom ROM I am referring to is none other than the CyanogenMod. Specifically, we are going to talk about the CyanogenMod 13 in this article.
The CyanogenMod 13 Android Custom Firmware is an Android Marshmallow custom ROM with a slew of additional features.
We will talk about the major features that are present in the CyanogenMod in this article. The first feature we are going to talk about is the Home screen. The Home screen in the CyanogenMod version 13 is a deviation from the previous version.
Before, the CM home screens are typically just the stock AOSP launcher that comes with the default Android operating system.
But now, the home screen is a proprietary CM home screen in that it now has loads of customization options. For example, you now have the option to show or hide the search bar and other labels, customize the overall appeal of the home screen, and so much more. The App drawer can now be scrolled vertically by default, as opposed to the horizontal scrolling in previous CM iterations.
CyanogenMod is famous not because of the home screen, but because the myriad of options that are available for the user. Android mobile phone owners will be delighted to use the new CM 13 because there are a lot of options that are located in the settings menu.
For example, under the display settings, there are now more options than the stock Android operating system. It now has LiveDisplay, Expanded Desktop, and an LCD Density setting. The LiveDisplay is a proprietary software which is pretty much like the f.lux software in Windows PCs. This allows you to change the brightness and contrast settings into much finer details.
The Expanded Desktop allows you to run all applications in fullscreen mode. This is perfect for people who have large mobile phones and that they want to populate the entire screen of the app they are currently using.
Lastly, the LDC Density setting allows you to change the ppi of the mobile phone. Experiment with the numbers to see the best setting that is suited for your needs.
There are also other options such as the ability to change the notifications (like which app should notify you, which ones shouldn’t), the ability to toggle the privacy settings, and so much more. There are a lot of under the hood improvements which makes your Android mobile phone snappier than ever!
If you have an Android mobile phone and you’ve rooted it, you have to try CyanogenMod 13. Again, this custom ROM is based from the Android Marshmallow. So, you will get the interface of Android Marshmallow with a plethora of other additions as well.
Be sure to try CM 13 and enjoy a feature-rich Android mobile phone custom ROM!