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CyanogenMod will not support the Galaxy S 4

We have some bad new for all custom rom freaks out there! Famous custom rom maker CyanogenMod will not support the Galaxy S 4. As statement of missing source files. Since the Galaxy S II team CyanogenMod is not happy with Samsung anymore. The source files aren’t complete and they do miss lots of information regarding the EXYNOS processor from Samsung.

Nobody at Team Hacksung (the team behind Galaxy S2, Note, S3, Note2, G Tabs… official CM ports) plans to buy it, neither develop for it. There are two variants which will be a pain to maintain, [and] the bugs we have on the S3 will probably be there on S4, too (camera), and we all know Samsung ability to release sources while staying in line with mainline. Yes Qualcomm releases sources, but Exynos sources we had were far from [working on] actual Galaxy products. I’m pretty sure the same will happen for this one.

That’s a uniform “no” from us.

Sony is reading to CyanogenMod more developers friendly. There isn´t any problem with Sony about missing source files. The only problem for Sony is the weak sales.

What do you think? Did Samsung just lost the dev community?

UPDATE:

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Setting Device Expectations

Let’s start with the simplest form of this: CyanogenMod does not pre-announce support or lack of support for devices. Ever. Even for the Nexus 4, we did not announce support until a nightly build was available. Further, any announcement regarding the ‘dropping’ of device support will be communicated via this Google+ page, Twitter, Facebook, our blog, or a combination of those; it will not be something buried in a forum post.

This morning, a comment from a CM collaborator on XDA was taken to be as an ‘absolute’ in regards to support of the S4. He offered the opinion of four TeamHacksung maintainers, their frustrations and lack of interest in supporting the S4. What’s seemingly lost on those reading this is that his comments as an individual do not speak for CyanogenMod as an organization.

As for the team’s stance on the S4, there isn’t one at this time, and most definitely won’t be one before the device is sold at retail.

-The CyanogenMod Team

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3c71
3c71

If I may, the whole article is pointless: you can be sure there’ll be someone somewhere from the CM organization or not, to build a CM ROM for the S4. Not that I care that much about CM, there’ll be plenty of choices anyway for every taste. As for the HTC-Samsung comparison, I used to love HTC, but since post-HD2 and until the HTC One (really?) they’ve made crap devices with very cheap hardware but beautiful enclosure, while Samsung have put great hardware into cheap enclosure. And Samsung sold much more. That tells a lot about what end-users wants. My… Read more »

dmarco
dmarco

All of you people complaining about having to wait a little while longer are such sheep blindly following the shepherd ( Samsung ). Think about it this way, HTC has done something AWESOME here with the ” One” and I think it’s worth the wait. One persons opinion might not mean much, although, collectively WE can show the companies like Samsung that they can no longer peddle their slightly updated phones with no creative design in mind whatsoever. They do this because they have the market presence and know people will buy there plastic toy phones. The S4 is a… Read more »

thesebastian
thesebastian

I didn’t read too much about Galaxy S4…but if the Snapdragon version has pure Qualcomm chipset (like USA S3 models)…i think it will have CM in a future.

Surely, not the same destiny for the Exynos version.

thesebastian
thesebastian

CM is not about “have the latest” version.

It’s about…use AOSP android or TouchWiz Android.

Samsung Android it’s like a diferente “distribution” of Android. It’s like Ubuntu/Open Suse etc for Desktop Linux.

gyxter
gyxter

I would’nt dare install CM on my galaxy s4 and lose all the great features.

Vickylife007
Vickylife007

Exactly!

atifsh
atifsh

shame on sammobile to not edited or removed this false news, its been morethan 12 hours that cyanoenMod officially denied the rumor.

icycafe
icycafe

Tried Cyanogenmod once before, and had to flashed back to stock firmware immediately! Samsung stock firmware’s apps are addicting!

meycss
meycss

Personally I will probably buy one (S4) and also get the nexus 5 when it comes out too. I just love playing with new gadgets. Stock roms are OK and so are AOSP’s but what I think is the problem is free choice. Samsung should honer their commitment to AOSP and open source there ROM’s and not 2 years later if at all. What I think is the biggest debacle in the mobile industry right now is LTE! What a crock, all these frequencies and nothing compatible from country to the next. What a joke.

rapidcat
rapidcat

need stock android, just buy google nexus device. problem solve.

i use sgs3 and never use aosp. nothing different from stock firmware. root and remove all bloatware. install mods and jobs done

vavrorvav
vavrorvav

Maybe samsung is the reason why there is nothing different for you, they dont release the whole source code

jgjd691995
jgjd691995

HOLY S**T

-Grift-
-Grift-

i think it is a small loss to them… many users get the Galaxy series instead of the Nexus series (like me, got the SII rather then the GNex) because of the raw power and quality. I got the SII as i know its got a strong dev community and updates wont take too long and except from the screen resolution the rest of the sII beats the Gnex. CPU and GPU is still very powerful in todays context.

descargaasaco
descargaasaco

It’s not a good new but at the same time it doesn’t bother me at all.

If you want to enjoy a real experience you must buy a Nexus phone, otherwise you will enjoy CM but you’ll be missing some features that your phone had when you bought it.

People who buy a non Nexus phone and moans about Samsung/Htc/Sony/LG because they don’t collaborate with them releasing sources of proprietary sources need to grow up.

BrainySmurf
BrainySmurf

I highly disagree with that. I buy my phones for the hardware and not just the software. The flagship Galaxy S series has tended to be the most powerful. Besides raw power, the microSD and FM radio is why I opted for the I9300 rather than the nexus 4. There’s nothing wrong with having choices of you want to run on your phone and there is no good reason to keep it a secret. We should not defend Samsung for their lack of response to the developer community. That way, those who want CM can get it and those who… Read more »

Suo.Eno
Suo.Eno

“People who buy a non Nexus phone and moans about Samsung/Htc/Sony/LG because they don’t collaborate with them releasing sources of proprietary sources need to grow up.” Sony are working hard w/ xda devs’ ppl on their FreeXperia project right now so your point was? If they can do it, what are the valid excuse(s) for the rest? Savvier Android users who’ve been avoiding or have moved on from the iPhone (for example) are only in this game precisely because for the freedom to change ROMs. If said Android OEM partners truly deliver on their promise to provide performing stock FWs… Read more »

Mittaa
Mittaa

Personally I do not use CM … I actually like Samsung TW 🙂
My problem was (and is) exploit’s like Exynos exploit not being fixed by Samsung. In the case Exynos exploit we had to rely on dev’s like Chainfire to provide us with a fix … Samsung did nothing!
!!! SAMSUNG WAKE UP !!!

BrainySmurf
BrainySmurf

You really wonder why they’re so afraid of releasing source code. At the very least, they’ll be getting free support from the community for correcting mistakes. Who doesn’t want free work? This makes me somewhat glad that I bought the S3 last year and didn’t wait it out for the S4. At least I can get CyanogenMod. CM has always been faster in providing updates (had android 4.2 long before the leak) and more importantly: they correct security holes within a week at the latest. Android may have the open source feel of Linux but when Samsung keeps everything a… Read more »

TAT1980
TAT1980

and i will correct you!!!

here in germandy we are becoming first the qualcomm600!!!

all news says that.i am wondering cause italy will become octa, but in german news all say the qualcomm! cause the provider wants to sell their lte which is really expensive!

udayjee
udayjee

dude, bekommen not equal to become ;P

b_u_n_i
b_u_n_i

hahahah fail 😀

udayjee
udayjee

samsung wants to become next apple, and i think if they continue this way, they will also have similar fate apple is now currently facing — nose downhill….

vavrorvav
vavrorvav

So true i just said this to my frienda today, samsung is trying to be new apple

TAT1980
TAT1980

thanks.
much people say the exynos is only marketing and not better than the qualcomm!!!

i am hoping some devs are making roms for s4.
i like the stock roms with a little bit finetuning!

magmar100
magmar100

But the S4 is using a qualcomm CPU and GPU and a sony Camera sensor.
And they will not support this device?
The s4 is going to be the best selling android device ever and the will not support it? I cannot believe this.

Larson
Larson

There will only be a qualcomm CPU for China or something, Europe will get exynos cpu.

Mittaa
Mittaa

Not true!
Try search for EU shops selling i9505(qualcomm)…
Nordic contries, Nederland, Germany will all get qualcomm!

XxPixX
XxPixX

This is very good new in my eyes. This will make Samsung think again about the exynos sources. If Cyanogenmod doesn’t support the s4 because of lack of sources then maybe samsung will release them. Good new for Every samsung device which has a custom ROM as we will have better support.

Suo.Eno
Suo.Eno

Maybe… but the complains have been there for like what over a couple of years already? If Samsung are arrogant or foolhardy enough to let some sales’ stat slide 1st before they do anything to open Exynos up, that’s not a good sign moving forward.

bigglue
bigglue

What the hell is going on???

Suo.Eno
Suo.Eno

“Yes Qualcomm releases sources, but Exynos sources we had were far from [working on] actual Galaxy products. I’m pretty sure the same will happen for this one.”

There’s your answer.

bigglue
bigglue

It was a rhetorical question, m8!

Suo.Eno
Suo.Eno

Woops ;p~ Didn’t get the /s part bud sorry

TAT1980
TAT1980

that´s really sad. i had asked in german forums which cpu is better for the devs and now this message!!!
gokhan told too that he will not support the s4!!!

if it´s so. iam thinking it´s no matter which cpu is in

vortox
vortox

Not just the CPU ist important. Samsung messes everything else up too. Problems with Camera, GPU, Audio, RIL and more things.

sasikumardr
sasikumardr

I have purchased samsung galaxy mobile (both S2 and S3) by seeing the great hardware and I made sure Cyanogenmod is available for the device before purchase. Its not fare to say AOSP users should only get Nexus device (Considering the hardware difference). And Okay I agree samsung provides a good software support for providing updates for almost 24+ months/4 version upgrades. But I won’t say touchwiz software is great. Sometimes its very slow on such a high end devices and takes very long time(faster than other OEMs) compared to google release timeframe of upgrade. These are the some of… Read more »

Hchasan
Hchasan

that is really bad news, Galaxy products with CM is the best,
i think, i will wait for Nexus 5

vavrorvav
vavrorvav

Nexus all the way! Everyday, whos needs s4 if next rumored nexus is true? 5,2″ amoled, snapdragon 800 2,3ghz, 16mb rear 5mb front camera, 3gb ram, key lime pie, again… i know it is just rumor but if it really happens, who needs s4…

MastaCow
MastaCow

It’s not even a rumor, you’re just making crap up.

Yucko
Yucko

Nexus is never state of the art hardware, so why would the next Nexus have the most powerfull chip that even other manufacturers haven’t used in their flagship models?

vavrorvav
vavrorvav

Google said that none of the nexus ever met their expectatuons and their goal is to build the best with low price to hit the largest market segment… easy as that, they might have not succeed before, should that be a reason not to do the best device?

m0e_03
m0e_03

What a joke! The new gnex, nexus 5, has 2.3GHz quad core cpu..but, xiaomi mi3 already came out with it first (one version is the tegra 4 @1.8, and the other version is snapdragon @2.3)..hahaha.. xp

gasterakos
gasterakos

Man. Even if this is true, then next year another one bomb phone like Galaxy S5 or Galaxy Note 4 e.t.c will be come and then the gadget lovers will look forward for the new buy

okanca
okanca

Whatever happen Android version.. I REALLY JUST WANT SMOOTH AND STABİL AN ANDROİD LİKE IOS 🙁 (It doesn’t mean I like Iphone)

Sorry but.. Who use those Samsung unnecessary features for example Smart Stop? or Smart Scrooling or Smart Stay or or or.. to be honest I never use them NEVER.. Samsung should make more stabil and smooth an Android beside of those stupif features…

samisax
samisax

I use smart stay and smart rotate on my S3. Very useful!

ashishkrishnan
ashishkrishnan

I too use smart stay…but still in dark about smart rotation. It never works for me.