What is cyanogen ROM and should I install it?



CyanogenMod is an aftermarket firmware for a number of cell phones based on the open-source Android operating system.
It offers features not found in the official Android based firmwares of vendors.

Why Cyanogen???

PROS:

It removes the bloatware (unwanted progrmes) installed by your carrier.
Faster updates to new features of android. You don't need to wait for update from your smartphone vendor.
Built in ROOT and advanced features and capabilities like over clocking.

Super cool right, but wait there are some CONS also, the another side of the coin.
Here is cyanogen official website it will give you downloads and wiki for cyanogen ROMs : http://www.cyanogenmod.org/
CONS:

Warranty gets void after removing stock android.
ROOT access can be dangerous if not handeled properly.
Download from trusted sources, It can contain some malicious code.
Stability issues may arise with experimental ROM OS.

So if you want to go for installing custom ROM like cyanogen then first check on net about its stability
It must well maintained by the community so that you will be updated with latest features and security updates.
However cyanogen community is really hard-working to give you best and stable performance. And it is well tested
by the cyanogen users around the globe.


Do I need to root my phone before installing?
No. You can have a rooted phone, or not. The installer doesn't care. However, to be in a supported configuration, you need to be running a stock ROM .
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