The difference between Cyanogen OS and CyanogenMod

The difference between Cyanogen OS and CyanogenMod

CyanogenMod custom ROM has been a third party alternative for the stock version of Google’s Android OS since the launch of the HTC G1 smartphone. Proven to be an interesting and very useful for the imaginative Android users, the CyanogenMod made its way in the history of smartphones.

The CyanogenMod community emerged alongside the growth of the Android. And now as we have the most advanced Android version, the CyangenMod team also brings its best to the Android users. The team has now became a proper company aiming towards their own version of Android OS based on the concepts of CyanogenMod custom ROM.

The operating system comes with the brand name of the Cyanogen OS. However, it is not only the difference in name but some key features also distinguish the Cyanogen OS from the CyanogenMod.

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The open source code of Android can be downloaded from Google and can be altered according to one’s own concepts to bring a unique experience and same does the CyanogenMod. You can also witness the certain changes happening continuously in the CyanogenMod whenever you review the code.

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These alterations give a unique experience on any virtual environment but unlike your desktop if you want to test the version on any hardware you may face many hurdles. Therefore now CyanogenMod has doubled into a more stable OS version, the Cyanogen OS. While the CyanogenMod is available to download and to make changes, the retail version of its OS comes pre-loaded on the selected phones.

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Though the Cyanogen OS is also built on the same source which is used for CyanogenMod but it includes some important and necessary software. For instance, the complementary software which are available with the Android OS version are also included in the Cyanogen OS. These software enable it to work with hardware of other companies.

For the retail Android versions a Google certification is mandatory which confirms that it runs all the services provided by the Google. This makes it also necessary for the Caynogen OS to deal with Google for certification. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Read about our Affiliates Disclosure Policy here. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates.