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Some of you may have thought CyanogenMod had made it back when it spawned a company, but a project isn't really legit until it gets its first shirt. That makes today the day that CyanogenMod gets its priorities straight, as the project has just made its first official t-shirt available for purchase directly from the CyanogenMod shop. The offering stars our favorite blue Android mascot for a custom ROM, Cid, in a superhero form. He's out to free devices and their owners from locked-down devices using the one power available to him, voiding warranties.

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T-shirts are far from an uncommon sight among open source projects, but at least the CyanogenMod folks have decided to tackle the issue with style. They could have easily slapped their logo on a shirt and moved on, but instead they've come up with something that injects a sense of humor and lightheartedness directly onto the chests of its wearers. Hit up the link below to buy a shirt, advertise get.cm, and tell the world that you're not afraid of any pesky warranties.

CyanogenMod I VOID WARRANTIES shirt

Source: +CyanogenMod

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Simon Belmont

    Wow. Cid looks all manly, now.

    Does anyone else miss the old Andy on a skateboard from CM ROMs of yore? Very nostalgic.

    • mustbepbs

      I really loved the boot animation from CM10, the spinning mesh space agey thing. It was really awesome looking.

      • Simon Belmont

        YES! That was, by far, one of my favorite CM boot animations.

        It was so trippy. Felt like I was being sucked into a blue cotton candy machine....IN SPACE!

      • moelsen8

        you mean cm9 i'm pretty sure. cm10 is the boring cyanogenmod symbol logo. cid in that trippy boot animation was by far my favorite. i even tried to find it a while back for my n5.

        • Simon Belmont

          Yeah. It was ICS (CM9).

          I didn't want to agree and also correct him. Haha.

          • mustbepbs

            No it wasn't, peasant.

          • Simon Belmont

            Oh okay. Then you're thinking of a different one.

            I preferred the CM9 one. Also, why call me a peasant?

          • mustbepbs

            http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2325054

            Because that's what you are, peasant.

            Lick my boots.

          • Simon Belmont

            Um, no. That's okay.

            You can lick your own boots, pal. Good luck with that.

          • mustbepbs

            I hope you followed the link and saw how wrong you were about what I was talking about with my very own thoughts.

            Because you put words in my mouth and they weren't mine, but yours.

          • Simon Belmont

            I know exactly what you're talking about. The spinning CM10 logo.

            You're kind of coming off as a jerk now. If this supposed to be sarcasm or an attempt at humor, you're failing.

          • mustbepbs
          • Simon Belmont

            Yes. I'm very aware. I used CM10-CM10.2 daily. So thanks for yet another link to it.

            When you said space agey, I thought you were talking about CM9 which was like rushing into a blue space warp thingy and I think it was a pretty honest mistake.

          • mustbepbs

            That's right, you thought.

            Next time you think, try asking what somebody meant rather than say they're wrong.

          • Simon Belmont

            You're an asshole, dude. Plain and simple.

            I tried being patient with you, but nope, you're an asshole. Nuff said.

          • mustbepbs

            Oh jeez, calm yourself. I'm only joking with you. C'mon, you've dealt with Dracula of all people. Surely you can handle some schlub on the internet.

          • Simon Belmont

            I TRIED! But your kung-fu was too strong.

            Okay, okay. I knew it. You were trolling. Well, I fail, then!

          • mustbepbs

            Well it's like, 90 degrees in my office. My sarcasm probably is melting together with my discomfort.

          • Simon Belmont

            Yeah. This heat sucks, man.

            I'm surprised my good demeanor lasted as long as it did. Hahaha.

        • mustbepbs
          • moelsen8

            miscommunication then. what you were describing sounded exactly like cm9's as well:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o05PQRO1UW4

          • Simon Belmont

            Exactly. Yet, I'm getting ripped into over making a mistake.

            Good gravy. Sheesh.

          • moelsen8

            shut up peasant.

            :P

          • mustbepbs

            BOOM! haha

          • Simon Belmont

            Har har. Real funny.

            Mr. Vulcan and you must be best buddies. Good luck.

          • moelsen8

            i was just kidding with you man. it was too easy not to make the joke. refresh and you'll see that i edited my comment after i hit the post button to include a smiley face.

          • Simon Belmont

            Yeah, yeah. You guys got me good.

            You literally see my attempts at peaceful response go up in flames at the end. Haha, it's like a graph for how much abuse I can takke before I flip out.

          • moelsen8

            i'm confused. fwiw, i thought he was being a jerk too. i was just trying to be funny. everyone needs to relax. we have 4 more days to go until the weekend, it's too early in the week for drama.

          • Simon Belmont

            Yeah. I'm normally really relaxed and you can sort of follow the thread of me continuing my attempts at diplomacy until I just say screw it and blow up at the end.

            But, as predicted in the back of my mind, I got trolled. Hahaha.

          • mustbepbs

            I don't see where "spinning" and "mesh" fits into that boot animation, but okay.

          • moelsen8

            "spinning"? really? you don't see that? what's so meshy about the cm10 one, btw? seriously, relax. sorry for the misunderstanding.

          • mustbepbs

            Come on people, I'm only trying to have some fun.

            And yeah, there's spinning at the beginning, but not like the constant spinning of the CM10 one. And the mesh part is the outer ring. It looks like space mesh, anyway.

          • Android Developer

            I actually liked the even-older one, without cid:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP9XKudL70o

        • mustbepbs
        • Luqmaan Mathee

          Well I still have it installed.

  • Nes

    Made me chuckle. Cute.

    Bums me out that CM is dead though, miss the old days when CM was an amazing upgrade, and was eventually made stable. These days they just abandon devices rather quickly before they ever reach true stable status. I hope they can actually start pumping out stable releases now that their business relies on it.

    • Nick

      I'm very confused with your comment. How is CM dead? I still see very active progress on my GS3 (d2lte). Although it's not truly stable yet either. I still need HDR, and 1080p recording.

      • Nes

        Well, they surely keep adding new features and work on the older devices, but they don't focus on polishing the OS completely and delivering a truly stable ROM. They don't have the resources, people are not using it as much and not after long most devs just stop working on it, slowing down development by a lot on older devices. I guess dead wasn't the correct statement to use here...

    • grumpyfuzz

      They've switched from stable to "M" releases, every 2 weeks.

      • Nes

        Yeah, they know that they haven't reached stable on a while and flat out removed the stable label from all roms. Shows the current state of the ROM. Right now you're getting a ROM that'll never be stable and that will void your warranty. Not very appealing.

        • Mathias Kenting

          When all comes to all, no ROM are ever 100% stable, neither custom ones or officials ones.

          • hp420

            That's just not true. Yes, in a perfectionist's eyes, there is always work to be done...but it's just not true to say that there is never a such thing as a stable rom. That's a very pessimistic view to see the world in.

        • Luqmaan Mathee

          So you're saying other ROMs DON'T void your warranty? Because that's what your comment tells us.

          • hp420

            No, what he's saying is if they're going to give me something that voids my warranty, and they have all the source, they should at least give us something stable.

            I've been running Paranoid Android for almost the entire time I've had my N4 (except the short period while they weren't releasing public builds) and I never had any instability with their rom. So why should I suffer through any instability with CM??

          • Luqmaan Mathee

            Well you sound really ungrateful. Remember that you do get cm for free.

          • hp420

            Ungrateful?? Because they don't label builds as stable anymore?? PLease...get over yourself!! I haven't used CM once since I bought my N4 in Feb 2013, and probably even 6 months before that. CM is a dead, useless rom, IMHO. I couldn't care less what they do. I was simply trying to help you understand what the person you replied to said, and why they may have said it.

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Steve B

      Their business doesn't rely on anything other than the One+One. Anything else they do is just a favor to the community.

    • hp420

      Yup....so true!!! Nexus S still gets updates (June 1 being the most recent), but Nexus S 4G is dead in the water, and has been for a year!! It's still stuck on CM 10.1, for Christ's sake!!! It's the same goddamn phone, people!!! Get with the act!!

      I'll make the CM team a deal....update my NS4G to the NEWEST CM branch and I'll buy a shirt. Otherwise, no deal.

  • Taylor00

    People still use CyanogenMod? I didn't even root my Note 3.

    • Simon Belmont

      If you are on Verizon, then it's probably because the bootloader is locked. /jab at Verizon's policies.

      Badum. Tshhh.

      • TrOpAzR

        Add AT&T's Note 3 to that locked bootloader list as well, please. :)

      • Taylor00

        Jokes on you, it's T-Mobile's :P

    • Transflux

      Touchwiz is gross.

      • Matthew Fry

        Yeah but... if you freeze the bloat, replace the launcher, messaging, and email, it's pretty much just a settings app. But yeah, you have to root to do that. If you are running stock touchwiz on the Note 3, you're running a sluggish Note 3.

  • moelsen8

    that... is... awesome.

  • APOI

    Meh

    • mustbepbs

      Agreed. CM is too political now.

  • roxeyjon

    This offering stars our favorite blue Android mascot for a custom RO only ?

  • Jorim Tielemans

    $50 of shipping costs? I think I'll pass, deeply depressed right now :'(

  • madmaglio

    Boy, that could be much better...

  • Stanley C.

    It would be much better with the new CM logo and the phrase. Ive never liked cid anyway...

  • A2theC

    So the t-shirt also has a white cape, right?

  • Geoff Konopka

    Great T shirt, and just $20. Sad that they want a mind blowing $47 postage to Australia !!!!! Even worse for a tech company that their "contact" link on the shop page is for an undeliverable email address. I love CM and would gladly support it by purchasing this T, but get real with the postage.