Tips and tricks regarding Android.

Anroid Marshmallow (6.0) by Sultan

Yay, the official Cyanogenmod Nightlies are out. But if you got a OnePlus One like me, you might rather use the ROM made by the XDA Member Sultanxda.

Here's a list of what is so special about this ROM:

  • Based off latest generic CyanogenMod 13.0 nightly sources
  • OTA updates via built-in CMUpdater
  • Snapdragon Camera app by Qualcomm (comes with many unique features, such as high-speed recording with audio)
  • OxygenOS camera libraries (no camera bugs and improved camera performance)
  • Kernel Stuff:
    • Based off latest CAF LA.BF.1.1.3_rb1.4 kernel source from Qualcomm
    • He rewrote half of the Synaptics touchscreen driver (over 2500 lines of code modified; your touchscreen might work better)
    • Dynamic CPU input boost driver he wrote himself (makes the phone feel smooooth)
    • CPU underclocked to 1958MHz (means less throttling -> Smooth)
    • Vibrator is automatically disabled when recording videos
    • Custom thermal driver he wrote himself (keeps the phone cool)

You see, that ROM is pretty awesome. Seriously Cyanogen, you should hire this guy!

You can get the ROM right here.

Open Gapps

Most custom roms lack the Google Apps and there are many Gapps Packages out there. The one I can recommend is the OpenGapps project.

On the website you can select what version you want (even what architecture) and which "size" of the Gapps you want.

That selection goes from the Pico Gapps (The bare minimum to get Google Play functionality) to a full featured Aroma installer (which doesn't work on my One btw.)

Cyanogenmod Changelogs

What can you do if you want to know which changes are in the Cyanogenmod nightly image you're about to flash your phone with? - Just go to cmxlog.com.

There are not many supported devices, but if you have one of them, you have a really useful list of latest changes for each build (even the one that hasn't started yet).

Here are some links to the changelogs of a few devices: