So I broke down and explained to her that CyanogenMod is an aftermarket firmware for a number of cell phones based on the open-source Android operating system. It offers features not found in the official Android based firmwares of vendors of these cell phones. She then said, “Why didn’t you just tell me that in the first place?” I said forget it and stomped off irritated to my room in the basement. You guys all know I’m just kidding right?
Anyway so like I do every time a girl drives me crazy, I head on over to the Google Play Store to see what new apps are out that I might have missed. The app that I found, called CyanDelta, brought a huge smile to my face. I’m a flashaholic like everyone knows. Plus I don’t have very much patience. I started reading and it said, ‘Are you tired of downloading 200 MB everyday to get your latest CM nightly?’
Heck yeah I am! It seems like it takes me forever to wipe, re flash the new update and then set my ROM up the way I had it previously. My fellow flashaholics, CyanDelta lets you update your CyanogenMod ROM by downloading just a small delta file (about 10 MB to 20MB) instead of a big full zip file each time. With CyanDelta you can finally update your ROM in just some minutes even with a slow and expensive 2G or 3G connection! That right, there is a +1 in my book because not everywhere I go for work has an excellent connection. I’m all about variety and having multiple options. After trying it for a few days I feel and agree with them when they say CyanDelta is a perfect “CM Updater” and “ROM Manager” replacement, since it can notify you when new updates are available and it can also automatically install the new zips via recovery. (That is a very nice feature to have.)
✓ Security: all downloaded data is digitally signed by us to prevent manomissions.
✓ Recovery zip install: it can automatically reboot to recovery, install the ROM zip and other additional zips (kernel, modem…), wipe dalvik cache and reboot (requires root)
✓ Update notification: when a ROM update is available, CyanDelta will notify you!
✓ High efficiency deltas: it uses the RFC3284 VCDIFF algorithm and some magic to produce really small deltas.
✓ Supports TWRP and CWM-based recovery (but not the closed-source ClockworkMod, since it’s locked down by its author to only work with ROM Manager). If you have an unsupported recovery just manually install the zips generated by CyanDelta.
✓ Supports all official CyanogenMod ROMs and devices listed in http://get.cm
If you have anymore questions head on over the their website and checkout the FAQ page at cyandelta.com Other wise you can go pick it up in the Play Store for free via the handy little QR code found below. Enjoy!
Application: CyanDelta Updater
Developer: Mattia Baldani