CypherOS Release Oreo Based Builds

After Dirty Unicorns and AOSiP, CypherOS have released official builds of their Oreo based ROM. This release of the ROM has been labeled as "Release 5.1 - Funnel Cake". I'm not sure what inspired the CypherOS team for the name, but a quick Google search revealed that funnel cake is a popular regional food in North America.

To begin with, CypherOS 5.1 has a bunch of features. The CypherOS team have said that they will improve upon the existing set of features and add new ones in future updates. The major features included in CypherOS 5.1 are as follows:

- Color Overlay Manager (ColorOM)
- New Luna launcher
- Quick Pulldown
- Extended Restart
- Tap to sleep
- Partial screenshot
- Wave to Wake
- Double/Long tap options
- Navigation bar animation
- New brightness slider
- Pocket Lock
- Battery/Notification LED Customizations
- Charging Alerts
- Support for Dash Charging (for OnePlus devices)
- Traffic Monitoring
- Volume Steps

The development of custom ROMs is all because of the community. There are developers who lay out the code framework of the ROM, maintainers who build the ROM for different devices and testers who use the ROM and give feedback. If any member of this chain doesn't perform their job, issues are caused. CypherOS have expressed their disappointment on the help they received from the community.

We've spent months trying to get help from the community, whether it be submit logs or push commits to gerrit and barely anyone took up on that offer. We got bug reports everyday with no logs and when we asked for one, there was no response. When people flashed test builds and complained, we continued to ask for logs and once again, no response, other than recommending other broken ROMs to other users or blaming the ROM entirely for YOUR device issues. 

If users don't submit logs, the developers won't be able to figure out the cause of the bugs. And until those bugs are ironed out, they will persist. The developers do test out the ROM themselves, but help from the community quickens the pace at which the bugs are fixed. It is only by fixing bugs can a ROM become stable and a stable ROM is what everyone wants. There are multiple ways to take a logcat. If you are interested in knowing on how to take a logcat, check out the tutorial published by Nathan Chancellor here.

The official builds are currently available for four devices - Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P and LG G4. CypherOS have said that they won't be releasing official builds "for devices with broken WiFi, Bluetooth, camera etc." Moto E 2015, Moto G5 Plus, OnePlus One, OnePlus 3, OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T, Nexus 5, Redmi Note 3, and Redmi Note 4 will be supported officially in future releases. If you come across a bug, please report it in the Google+ community of CypherOS with a logcat.

Source: CypherOS (downloads), Google Plus

Krittin Kalra
Krittin Kalra is a 19 year old Android freak. Striving for passions, chasing down his dreams and living a life without regrets is his sole mantra. A bit moody, he also does custom ROM reviews for AndroGuider. Currently pursuing his B.Tech, he aspires to follow his heart.
CypherOS Release Oreo Based Builds CypherOS Release Oreo Based Builds Reviewed by Krittin Kalra on 2/01/2018 01:28:00 pm
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