CyanogenMod released a one-click installer earlier this month that helps users to install CyanogenMod with out much hassle. The installer has been made available through Google Play Store and several users have installed the one-click installer for installing CyanogenMod. But it didn’t last long as Google Play support staff asked CyanogenMod to pull the installer from the Play store or they will boot it from the store.
CyanogenMod wrote on its blog that the one-click installed violates Google Play’s developer terms. The Play store staff informed that the application itself is harmless but it voids the warranty of Android devices, thus violating developers terms.
After reaching out to the Play team, their feedback was that though application itself is harmless, since it ‘encourages users to void their warranty’, it would not be allowed to remain in the store.
We’ve seen hundreds of thousands of installations of the application, proving the demand for more choice, and that the need for an alternative Android experience exists. As we work through this new hurdle, we will continue to make available and support the installation process via our own hosting services.
But that doesn’t mean it is end for the installer, the app can be side loaded from the CM website itself.
CyanogenMod installer is a way for users who do not want to play with root and other stuff but need a custom ROM like CyanogenMod. It allowed users to install CyanogenMod in one-click, it enables USB debugging mode in Android and then users can download the package to their Windows PCs and install CyanogenMod.
CyanogenMod has recently accepted funding and projecting itself as a competitor in the Android ROM market. It is looking for hardware partners to pre-install CyanogenMod in their Android devices. First device running the CyanogenMod ROM came to market in the form of Oppo N1.