In the custom ROM world, there's one name that can't be denied or avoided: CyanogenMod. It's the reigning champ of all custom ROMs, and for good reason - it's amazing. The CM team is always finding ways to innovate and bring new features to stock Android, resurrect older devices, and remove manufacturer/carrier restraints from modern devices.

Apparently we're not the only ones who think so, either - CyanogenMod hit one million unique installs last night. Think about that for a second - one. million. And that doesn't even count all the users who choose to opt-out of CM's stat tracker (shame on you!).

Out the one million, around 590,000 have been official CM builds, with unofficial ports (KANGs) making up the rest of the number. The most flashed version is, of course, CM 7.1 (Gingerbread), with over 235,000 unique installs across various devices. The most flashed device? The HTC Desire holds the number one spot, with over 80,000 installs. Surprisingly, the rough-and-rugged Motorola Defy is holding tight to the number 2 spot, with more than 55,000 installs. Rounding out the top five spots is the Motorola CLIQ, HTC EVO, and ZTE Blade.

A big congratulations goes out to everyone who has put work into CyanogenMod over the years - the is a great feat indeed. Here's to another million with CM9!

[Steve Kondik G+; Thanks, Micah!]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Edd

    Love it! Congrats team!

    • Hal Motley


      I agree I have CM7.1 on my Galaxy S II and I am proud to be part of that figure!

      Well done CM team, I hope we can forsee a long, bright future for my favourite custom ROM!

  • hugobosslives

    the zte blade is always neglected. no link when all the others do.....

  • http://www.miniphysics.com TheMini

    Nice! Congrats!

  • elijahblake

    can't wait to Rock CM9 on the Galaxy Nexus

  • sickopsycho

    cant wait to rock cm9 period. im giddy with anticipation. after using encounterics (which is based on cm9 work), i am HELLA excited. The only flaw on my dx was no camera and no voice input. everyhing else worked like a dream. it was stable, trebuchet launcher was fantastic and radio even worked =)

  • trevmar

    They don't seem to be counting SD card installs on the Nook Color.. Pity, I suspect the number of those is significant.

  • L boogie

    Congratulations to the entire team for their work and efforts now, it would only get even better with CM9 and their root market (hopefully)

  • http://twitter.com/japareaggae Renan Guilherme

    Actually, the Xperia X8 is the fourth most flashed device. (31,599 installs counted as "X8", 16,039 installs counted as "shakira", X8's codename, 47,638 installs total)

  • Bolski

    And with CM7 coming to the X2 soon (alpha due for release today - 1/12/2012), it might climb a little bit more once it becomes official! ;)

  • Deltaechoe

    Congratulations to cyanogen and the rest of the team. Eagerly awaiting nightlies for the galaxy nexus, once it reaches the high standards that the team holds it's rom to of course.

  • Tee

    Congrats to CM and the users!

    DarkyROM is still the best.

  • vernon

    good work...all the way from south africa my desire is smiling cause it feels relevant still. thanks to cyanogen :)

  • Freak4Dell

    Awesome! I use an unofficial port, and I'll admit, I opted out of the stats thing. There are definitely more than one million installs out there.