New Cyanogenmod release for Android devices includes secure locate-my-device and remote wipe

The Cyanogenmod project -- a free, open version of Android with lots of great features that Google can't or won't add to the official version -- has a new release out, 10.1.3. The new release includes CM Account, a way of finding lost phones and wiping them that -- unlike similar functions in Android and Ios -- does not allow the company itself to keep track of your device or erase it.

We are pushing the buttons and pulling the levers necessary to get 10.1.3 out the door and end the release candidate phase. Builds will be hitting the mirrors throughout tonight. As a reminder, these are built in (mostly) alphabetical order based on device code name.

We have also enabled the CM Account functionality for these builds, previously only found in 10.2 nightlies.

This is the final planned release for the 10.1 code branch, as we focus our efforts on CM 10.2 and eventually, Android 4.4 'KitKat'.

CyanogenMod 10.1.3 General Release (via Engadget)

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  1. any details on how this works?

  2. I'm a recent Android user, moved away from the iphone...who is Cyanogenmod developed by? Saurik?

  3. cosine says:


  4. Cyanogenmod is open source replacement firmware that is based on Android releases. It is free. One needs to learn, follow directions and pay attention when doing flashes.

  5. For my education on this, what variety of open source license are they using? Android itself is free and open source, so CM must at least offer most of its code per the same license, right? What basis is there to speculate that the CM folks don't want "event the tiniest liberties"??

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