Fans of the community-created CyanogenMod ROM, your cup runneth over with new gadgets to try out on CM 13 (based on Android 6.0 code). Five new phones and a tablet have been given the nightly treatment in the last week or so, to wit: the OnePlus 2, the Moto X Pure (the US multi-carrier variant of the Moto X Style), Yu's low-priced Yureka, the Oppo R5 and R5s, and the original version of Sony's Xperia Tablet Z. They're all available at their respective download locations under CM's somewhat nebulous device codenames.
The Yureka deserves some special attention here. Read More
The Yuphoria is a Cyanogen OS phone in India from Micromax subsidiary Yu. It's a mid-range device that competes with hardware along the lines of the Moto G, but that doesn't mean it's not a decent piece of tech to tinker with. That's especially the case now that the first CyanogenMod nightly has hit the web.
The nightly for the Yuphoria (codename lettuce) provides CyanogenMod 12.1, which itself is based on Android 5.1. The ZIP archive comes in at 365MB.
A nightly has also appeared for the Yu Yureka (codename tomato), a more powerful handset that trades out the Snapdragon 410 for the 615. Read More
Micromax's Yureka phone for the Indian market has been the center of quite a bit of controversy in the more passionate parts of the Android community, thanks to its official build of the CyanogenMod custom ROM. But if you happen to own one, said controversy probably isn't as important to you as the phone's ability to be tinkered with. So if you're ready to try another ROM on the Yureka, here's an official build of the Team Win Recovery Project to enable your tinkering.
TWRP is a custom recovery that facilitates manually flashing new ROMs, root managers, over-the-air updates, or any number of other ZIP packages and modifications, and it can also backup and restore your phone's software with relative ease. Read More
YU, the Micromax sub-brand that has been stirring the news lately thanks to its Indian Cyanogen exclusivity deal and OnePlus One legal action, has just officially launched in India its first smartphone: Yureka, and you could say it has a bit of a God complex.
I'm not sure about YU's marketing strategy because at points they ask yu to play God then they start calling the phone Zeus (are you supposed to play the phone?), confusing the entire deity metaphor. Suffice it to say, as promised there's a divine halo surrounding the Yureka, which if we're being pedantically accurate here is a weird scientifically-rooted expression to attribute to a mythological creature. Read More