A lot of avid Android tinkerers use Ubuntu, and if you’re one of them you may have spent time compiling the popular firmware replacement CyanogenMod from source.

If so then the following tool may be of interest.

CyanogenMod Compiler is a free and open-source utility that enables you to build the latest CyanogenMod from source code using something prettier than the command line.

CMC for Ubuntu

The application is fairly straightforward to use.

Enter your github details, chose a ‘branch’ of Android you wish to compile (Gingerbread or Ice Cream Sandwich) as well as the device you wish to compile it for, then select the repo path.

CMC on Ubuntu 12.04

Hit OK followed ‘Sync’ to get the latest code, then ‘Compile’ to compile it.

CMC takes full advantage of Ubuntu technologies, including notification bubbles, indicator applets, and Unity quicklists: –

Cyanogen Mod Compiler - Quicklist

The application is currently in beta, so expect bugs, flaws and other unwanted gremlins.


The app is distributed as .Deb installers for Ubuntu 10.04 through 12.04, and can be downloaded from the link below.

Download CyanogenMod Compiler for Ubuntu


For help, bug reporting and other information on CMC refer to this thread over on the XDADevelopers Forums.

Thanks to lithid

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