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Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Android Mobile, Cyanogenmod, Z_Featured | 0 comments

Best cyanogenmod supported phone under Rs10,000 or $180

Cyanogenmod mascot Cid

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This would be a regularly updated post on best cyanogenmod capable mobiles under Rs 10,000 or $180. This would be an India specific article. Though almost all  mobiles mentioned in this article would be available in other countries too, I cannot guarantee the price (or) that there are no better mobiles in this entry level segment in your country.

CyanogenMod (pronounced /saɪ.ˈæn.oʊ.ˌdʒɛn.mɒd/) is an open source replacement firmware for smart phones and tablet computers based on the Android mobile operating system. It offers features and options not found in the official firmware distributed by vendors of these devices.
Installing cyanogenmod will void your warranty. Even if you restore original official ROM, some manufacturers like samsung keep counter for number of third party ROM installed. Though there are methods to bypass it, you may still loose warranty. Installing cyanogenmod is on your own risk. Indiandragon websites or cyanogenmod does not take any responsibility for the damage whatsoever.
Why Cyanogenmod is not available for all mobiles ? Cyanogenmod can be built only for mobiles with unlocked boot loader and the kernel source for the original mobile has been released by the manufacturer. Lately many manufactures like Samsung, HTC, Sony, Huawei are doing it.

Best cyanogenmod supported phone under Rs10,000 or $180

Updated : Q2 2013 

Samsung Galaxy Y S5360

Samsung Galaxy Y S5360

Samsung Galaxy Y

 

 

 

Specs :

3″ display, 832 MHz CPU, 2MP camera(back), 3G, Memory -180MB/290MB(internal/RAM), Battery-1200mAh

Cyanogenmod Status :

CM 7(GB) : Release Candidate(Mostly stable)

CM 9(ICS): Work in Progress

CM 10.X(JB): Not available


Links :

http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Unofficial_Ports#Samsung_Galaxy_Y_.28GT-S5360.29

Buy :

Remarks :

Pros – Value for money

Cons – Outdated hardware, less memory, no future support

 

LG Optimus L3 E400

Lg optimus l3 e400 cyanogenmod

Lg optimus l3 e400




Specs :

3.2″ display, 800mHz CPU,3.2 MP camera (rear), 3G, Memory-1GB/384MB(internal/RAM), Battery-1500MAh

Cyanogenmod Status :

CM 7(GB) : Not available

CM 9 (ICS): Nightly (experimental)

CM 10.X (JB): Not available



Link :

http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/E400_Info

Buy :

Remarks :

Pros – Value for money, Good battery

Cons – Less memory

 

HTC A310E Explorer – Indiandragon_Star_Rating_2

htc explorer cyanogenmod

htc explorer




 Specs :

3.2″ display, 600Mhz CPU, 3MP Camera, 3G, Memory- 90MB/512MB (internal/RAM), Battery -1230mAh

Cyanogenmod Status :

CM 7(GB) : Work in Progress

CM 9 (ICS): Stable (Everything works)

CM 10 (JB): Stable (Everything works)

CM 10.1 (JB) : Work in Progress

Link :

http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Unofficial_Ports#HTC_Explorer.2FPico

Buy :

Remarks :

Pros – Decent memory, Stable ROM

Cons – Weak CPU, Weak battery


HTC Wildfire S

HTC wildfire S cyanogenmod

HTC wildfire S




Specs :

3.2″ display, 600MHz CPU, 5MP Camera (Rear), 3G, Memory-512MB/512MB (internal/RAM), Battery – 1230 mAh

Cyanogenmod Status :

CM 7(GB) : Work in Progress

CM 9 (ICS):  Alpha

CM 10.X (JB): Alpha



Link :

http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Unofficial_Ports#HTC_Wildfire_S_.28Marvel.29

Buy :

Remarks :

Pros – Good Camera, Decent Memory

Cons – Weak CPU, Weak Battery

Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830

samsung galaxy ace cyanogenmod

samsung galaxy Ace




Specs :

3.5 ” Display, 800MHz CPU, 5MP Camera, 3G, Memory-158MB/278MB(internal/RAM), Battery – 1350 mAh

Cyanogenmod Status :

CM 7(GB) : Stable

CM 9 (ICS): Not available

CM 10.X (JB): Not available



Link :

http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Cooper_Info

Buy :

Remarks :

Pros –  Good display, decent CPU, Good camera

Cons – Low Memory, Weak Battery

LG L5 E612/E610 – Indiandragon_Star_Rating_3

LG  E612 cyanogenmod

LG E612




Specs :

4″ display, 800MHz CPU, 3G, 5MP Camera, Memory- 4GB/512MB(internal/RAM), Battery – 1500mAh

Cyanogenmod Support :

CM 7(GB) : Not available

CM 9 (ICS): Not available

CM 10.X (JB): Nightly (experimental)



 Links :

E610 :

Bootloader Unlock – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=38578514&postcount=1384

CM 10 – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2184644

E612 –

Bootloader Unlock – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=38053729&postcount=1159

CM 10 – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=40576861

Buy :

Remarks :

Pros – Good Display, Good Camera, Decent CPU and Memory

Cons – No Stable ROM


Sony Xperia E –

Sony Xperia E Cyanogenmod

Sony Xperia E




Specs :

3.5 ” display, 1GHz CPU, 3.15 MP camera, 3G, Memory-4GB/512MB(internal/RAM), Battery-1530mAh

Cyanogenmod Status :

CM 7(GB) : Not available

CM 9 (ICS): Not available

CM 10.X (JB): Work in Progress



Link :

http://freexperiaproject.com/

Buy :

Remarks :

Pros –  Good CPU, Decent RAM

Cons – No Stable ROM

LG Optimus Hub E510

LG Optimus hub E510

LG Optimus hub E510


Specs :

3.5″ display, 800MHz CPU, 5MP camera, 3G, Memory-150MB/512MB/512MB(internal/ROM/RAM), Battery-1500 mAh

Cyanogenmod Status :

CM 7(GB) : Stable

CM 9 (ICS): Not available

CM 10.X (JB): Not available



 Link :

http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/E510_Info

Buy :

 

Remarks :

Pros – Good camera, decent Battery

Cons – Low internal memory, expensive compared to features offered

Huawei Ascend G300 – Indiandragon star rating 4

Huawei Ascend G300



Specs :

4″ display, 1GHz CPU, 5MP camera, 3G, Memory -4GB/512MB (internal/RAM), Battery- 1350/1500mAh

Cyanogenmod Status :

CM 7(GB) : Not available

CM 9 (ICS): Release Candidate(Mostly stable)

CM 10 (JB): Release Candidate(Mostly stable)

CM 10.1 (JB) : Release Candidate(Mostly stable)

 Link :

http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Unofficial_Ports#Huawei_U8815_.28Ascend_G300.29

Buy :

Remarks :

Pros – Great display/Resolution, Good CPU, Good Camera, Good Memory

Cons – Weak default battery, but can be upgraded to decent battery.


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