First Android One devices get CyanogenMod 11 port

The first Android One devices. Image: Google

The first Android One devices. Image: Google

CyanogenMod 11, one of the biggest and best custom ROMs for Android, is now available on the new lineup of Android One smartphones. Users with a Micromax Canvas A1, a Spice Dream Uno, or a Karbonn Sparkle V can now get a stock KitKat experience with features and customizations that aren’t included as standard.

With CyanogenMod 11, Android One users gain access to the platform’s terrific theme engine, Trebuchet Launcher, and features like screen recording and Heads-Up notifications. All of the features CM users are familiar with are included, but before you rush off to flash it, there are some caveats you should be aware of.

This is an unofficial CM11 port, so it isn’t directly ported by the CyanogenMod team. It’s also considered an alpha release. However, most things are working, including the display and touchscreen, Bluetooth, both front- and rear-facing cameras, the microSD card slot, and all internal sensors.

Some of the features that aren’t working include the second SIM card slot (the first one works fine), Wi-Fi, and AGPS. The ROM’s developer, “varun.chitre15,” vows to fix these issues with future updates, but it’s unclear how long it will take for the teething troubles to be ironed out.

If they aren’t an issue for you and you’d like to try CM11 on your Android One device, setup is just like flashing any other custom ROM. You can find step-by-step instructions and the downloads you need via the source link below.