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CyanogenMod app pulled from Google Play after request from Google

updated 05:20 am EST, Thu November 28, 2013

Possible Play Store rule violations could have forced CyanogenMod exit

CyanogenMod has been kicked out of the Google Play Store, potentially for violating the store's rules. The app, which allows users to install the CyanogenMod version of Android, is now no longer listed in the Android app store after Google Play support contacted the development team and asked for its removal, otherwise they would remove it themselves.

A post on the CyanogenMod blog states that the Google Play team admitted the app itself was harmless but as it "encourages users to void their warranty," it would not be allowed in the store. Sources of The Next Web believe it was removed because of a "system interference clause," something that requires apps that makes changes to a device to have an option to reverse the changes or to uninstall the app completely, something CyanogenMod apparently lacked.

Though the app itself is no longer listed, the team will still support its previous "sideloading" process, and has also submitted the app to the Amazon and Samsung app stores.

by MacNN Staff



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