Android is one of the best platform available in Smartphones. Most of the top smartphone companies have their own Android launchers like Samsung having TouchWiz and Sony having Timescape. Each of the stock ROM have a different User Interface and its own Special features. But people often choose Custom ROM. Cyanogenmod is the most popular Custom ROM. Let me give you a small explanation on all the features of Cyanogenmod because of which people actually prefer Cyanogenmod.
True Android Experience
Cyanogenmod provides a true Android experience. It provides the user interface of Android as it is developed by Google. This is the native Android User Interface. The Nexus devices provide the native Android UI. So your Smartphones which are powered by Cyanogenmod looks like the Nexus devices.
Support for Custom Themes
Cyanogenmod supports theme customization. It has a in-built of 3 themes and you can also download the themes from the Google Play. You can also fully customize the Theme or create your own theme.
Assign Lock screen options
Now editing lock screen is also possible. You can customize or place your own app shortcut in the lock screen, assign emergency unlock, disable showing the status bar. Lock screen has more lock options excluding the pattern and pin which are fund in most of the Android devices.
Cyanogenmod 10 comes with Trebuchet 0.2 providing the Jelly Bean theme and you can have all the features of Jelly Bean in your Android device. You can set the number of homescreens from the default five to a higher seven and choose which one is the default homescreen.
CyanogenMod 10 offers the possibility to tweak the performance by overclocking, changing the I/O scheduler and so on. Cyanogenmod mod can also be run on a low range smartphone with only 300MB ROM. CyanogenMod is much faster than stock ROMs. if you compare a stock ROM vs CyanogenMod on a same hardware, stock ROMs is a junk.
CyanogenMod offers the incognito browsing mode. Webpages that you open and files downloaded while you are incognito aren’t recorded in your browsing and download histories. All new cookies are deleted after you close all incognito windows that you’ve opened. So your browsing is much safer.
Configure Home Button
Lock press home button opens any app which you wish. It is possible to even Turn ON the flashlight by long pressing the HOME button.
Most of the Smartphones do not support Equalizer. If you are really missing out the Equalizer, then try out the DSP Equalizer of Cyanogenmod.
Statistics says that Cyanogenmod is installed on over 4,620,310 devices (Source: http://stats.cyanogenmod.org/). This is why Cyanogenmod is the best Custom ROM. Hope that you would try the CyanogenMod.