Citing warranty worries, Google ejects CyanogenMod installer

Cid, the CyanogenMod mascot

(Credit: CyanogenMod)

The CyanogenMod app to more easily install the open-source Android variant only lasted two weeks on Google Play.

CyanogenMod developers removed the installer because Google said it violates Google Play developer terms, but the startup has hopes it’ll be restored. Cyanogen explained the installer removal in a blog post Wednesday:

They advised us to voluntarily remove the application, or they would be forced to remove it administratively. We have complied with their wishes while we wait for a more favorable resolution…

After reaching out to the Play team, their feedback was that though application itself is harmless, since it “encourages users to void their warranty,” it would not be allowed to remain in the store.

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