What is CyanogenMod ?

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The software is basically a replacement for the pre-installed firmware that comes with your android smartphone. It is dedicated to people that are interested in going beyond the regular features of an Android phone, that want to increase the performance and reliability of their phone. The pre-installed versions of Android have less features than what CyanogenMod can offer.

How does CyanogenMod work?

Android devices function based on the Android Open Source Project. That means that the software can be altered, modified, redistributed by developers freely. Despite the many tries by carriers to limit this possibilities by installing certain restrictions, developers have come up with a perfect solution to gain full access to any Android device. This solution is rooting. By rooting an android phone, the user can freely access its roots and update the firmware with new releases.

After the discovery of rooting there were a lot of custom ROMs out there ready to be tested but one software really stood out among the others: CyanogenMod.

What does CyanogenMod offer?

By updating your device with this software you gain access to more speed, more versatility, more customization possibilities, a greater performance etc. The software overwrites the standard customizations used by carriers when they launch their devices.

Some noticeable benefits of CyanogenMod software are the fact that you can get the latest Android version experience despite the lack of an official update for your phone. Some other improvements are added support for several options such as Bluetooth, USB Tethering, Wi-Fi etc. video autofocus, Free Loseless Audio Codec etc.

The benefits of CyanogenMod are actually more numerous and the good thing is that they are continuously growing.

What are the risks of using CyanogenMod?

If you truly decide to install this software you need to be warned that modifying, altering and playing with your phone’s original firmware is not 100% safe. Therefore there is the possibility that your phone may get bricked as a result of your actions. In this matter you are the only one responsible if something happens if you don’t act with extreme caution after you install CyanogenMod.

If you want to install CyanogenMod 9 on your device you can do it by following the steps in our tutorials. Just choose your device from the list below:

CyanogenMod 9 for Samsung Galaxy S3 International

CyanogenMod 9 for Samsung Galaxy Note (AT&T)

CyanogenMod 9 for Samsung Galaxy S2 AT&T LTE And T-Mobile

CyanogenMod 9 for Samsung Galaxy Nexus

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What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool