There’s some great news for CyanogenMod fans. The CM team has decided to drop ROM manager which was the de facto standard of getting CyanogenMod updates. Now you must be wondering how CyanogenMod will be updated then. Fear not, the CM team is going to build its own updating method.
ROM manager is very efficient in its job and has provided services to CyanogenMod since a long time. Why this sudden change then? This amend has been brought specially due to the fact that ROM Manger is not open source while CyanogenMod is. Also the new OTA (over the air) update system will be more convenient. The new updater will automatically check for updates at custom defined intervals and pull the update once it is available, from get.cm. Features won’t include push notifications, but users can install nightlies, monthlies, and stable builds both new and old.
The work of building the new feature in to CyanogenMod is in progress and will be available “soon”. It is known that the CyanogenMod 6 proprietary updater is being updated to work in CyanogenMod 9 and 10.
Even if ROM Manager isn’t going to be a part of CyanogenMod anymore, it won’t cease its operations. It will continue to support downloading and updating of various other ROMs and ClockworkMod recovery.