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November 28, 2013

CyanogenMod Installer Pulled From Play Store, Google Not Happy


About two weeks ago Team CyanogenMod have their CyanogenMod Installer on Google’s Play Store but, Google were citing that it does not conform to their developer terms and would be removed. CyanogenMod voluntarily removed the app from the Play Store.

Encouraging people to void their warranty, according to Google, breaks their T&C’s. The CyanogenMod Installer app simply assists users to enable ADB and then guides them simply through the process of installing one of the best and most popular custom ROMs around. But in the process you technically void your warranty, and apparently Google doesn’t like that. Funny that Google makes Nexus devices which are basically custom built warranty voiding machines for developers and modders alike.

Never fear though, the Installer is still available for sideloading as an APK (the link is below). Just download the file to your smartphone and open it – simple as that. You will, of course, need to enable installation of apps from Unknown Sources first.

We can see where Google are coming from but, what about the users whose device is out of warranty or just don’t care about the warranty?

Download the CyanogenMod Installer


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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini