I've got a relatively limited knowledge on this subject... but how does this work? Don't different phones require different methods to be rooted? Isn't there some risk involved in bricking your phone by using this?
+Richard Ward+Abhisek Devkota can correct me if I am wrong, but the windows app will pull the correct files from a server somewhere based on what device is plugged in at that time and running the android companion app. it probably reads your build.prop.
+Eli Gukovsky my guess is the most stable. This process is designed to make it easy. The target audience is probably not going to want a nightly. I think the stable versus, m snapshot versus RC versus nightly is getting made over. There will be a commerical version and a developer version. The develpoer version will most like what you are used to now.
Tried it out on my Samsung Note (quincyatt) and it went just fine. And yes, it installed gapps. Sadly, CM doesn't support 10.2 for this phone so I got the 2013-11-01 snapshot. It also installs a new recovery, CWM 188.8.131.52 on my phone.
I think this installer is a great way to make the ROM accessible to a lot more people. However from an ethical point of view, I think there needs to be clear documentation on how to return to stock because there will be a lot of people who see it on the play store and install the ROM without fully understanding what they've got themselves into.
+Brian Clausen yes, i had, but i'm on stock now, every Custom ROM I try to flash comes with WiFi issue, just want the installer to see if it will happen again +Ricardo Alberto Zarza So far no Motorola
Did anyone else run into problems with the Installer and windows 8.1 64bit? I tried two different cables, a couple of different USB ports and rebooting, but every time I'm getting an error during "installing recovery software" I'm always getting "We couldn't talk to your phone". So I'm guessing its a problem with compatibility with win 8.1?
+CyanogenMod Sprint HTC One issues. Phone stays on revolving circle and PC installer give "We couldn't talk to your phone" message. Phone will not shut down. +Kamil Stypka having same issues on Win 7 64 bit.
Horrible. I don't have a windows PC! I can't use this because when clicking the link in the official thread for my device it takes me to this stupid fucking app. Excuse my language. But this seems to be worse than you going Inc.
+Kamil Stypka i would guess you do not have your usb debugging turned on, but unfortunatelly i don't know how you can enable it from the state your phone is in -- you ma try to use fastboot and do a factory reset by hand and try again (with this: http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/M7ul_Info not the app :-))
+Martin Šlouf the phone is working fine, I can power it off when it ”cant talk” and its still useable. I have USB debugging on, and I know for w fact that computer can talk to the phone, since it goes into this ”downloading” state. But shortly after I'm prompted with that error message.
I'm confused. I'm now forced to connect to PC to install CM? I'm now forced to wipe my phone every time I "update"? I'm already running CM nightly, I don't want to connect to a PC to update and/or even download the latest nightly?
+Shaun Hill thanks mate. That is what I was referring to. Get.cm was redirecting all the time and CM installer wanted me to connect to a PC. I can't remember the last time I plugged my phone into my PC. Thanks again. (I will use the link you provided)
+eric castelbon the polling means nothing. If your device is supported - it's because someone is working on it. If it's not supported - it's either impossible to do or there's no one who wants to do it.
+CyanogenMod, now that it's so easy to install CM and KitKat supports lower end hardware, it would be the best thing in the world if you released KitKat based version of CM on those phones that are stuck in the hell called Gingerbread and saved them from eternal suffer. You will fill at least one dream, but probably millions of them.
Would like to flash the Cyanogenmod using cyanogen Installation (google play). Why is that your computer does not see the phone with CSS. This has never happened before. Galaxy Nexus phone .... what to do?!
+KoM NY the app perfoms for you several steps you would normally have to do manually such rooti your device (if not alde rooted), downloading files, installing a recovery program, flasing the Rom etc... It basical eliminates the possibility of you commiting errors and possibly damaging your phone. The app makes a process i used to find quite tedious fairly simple now. I find it's worth it.