CyanogenMod 11 M7 available now with improved Theme Chooser and more


The Cyanogen team has pushed out its latest CyanogenMod 11 M7 upgrade for more than 50 devices. The update brings an improved Theme Chooser and Calculator app, the ability to secure apps with a passcode, and improvements for Bluetooth and low-memory devices.

CyanogenMod is one of the most popular custom ROMs for Android. It delivers a near-stock experience with a number of useful improvements and tweaks that provide greater flexibility, and more customization. And with every update, it gets even better.

The latest, CM11 M7, is based on Android 4.4.2, and it’s available now to all 50 devices supported by CyanogenMod. It makes a number of improvements to the built-in Trebuchet launcher, brings redesigned interfaces to the Theme Chooser and Calculator app, and adds support for the FFMPEG media format.

Those with low-memory devices — handsets with 512MB of RAM or less — should also see better performance and increased stability with the M7 update. Here’s the full changelog published by Cyanogen:

  • Common: Theme Chooser UI Overhaul
  • Common: Calculator app redesign (courtesy Xlythe)
  • Common: Performance Profiles
  • Common: Improved theming performance on low memory devices (~512MB RAM or less)
  • Trebuchet: Move settings to new slide-out panel
  • Trebuchet: Consolidate settings for home and drawer options
  • Media: Add FFMPEG support (expanded media format support)
  • Bluetooth: Improved support for new car audio systems and docks
  • Various small bug fixes, global and device-specific

There are some new additions to this release not mentioned in the changelog, including Google Glass support and a button vibrate option in the Calculator, a “Google Experience Launcher-like side panel” in the Trebuchet launcher, and the ability to protect apps with a passcode.

Follow the source link below for a more detailed rundown of CM11 M7, or visit the CM downloads page to get your hands on the update.