Cyanogen Mod started as a continuation of a Rom by developer JesusFreke who retired from development of his HTC Dream rom way back in 2009. He suggested that his users convert to developer Cyanogen's version of Jesus Freke's rom which had been further enhanced. With the help of a team of developers Cyanogen's Rom quickly became popular on several other devices. Today it is hands down the most popular custom Rom for Android. It has logged over 12 Million installs to date! The rom became so popular in fact that founder Steve Kondik was able to secure multiple investors to begin a corporation. Cyanogen Mod has now been the stock UI on more than one OEM device, including the recently released OnePlus One. These days Cyanogen Mod is as popular as ever, but it can often feel like less time is being spent on the Rom community that embraced CM in the first place. Last week Cyanogen Mod announced its latest Snapshot build CM 11 M8. The new snapshot brings CM official support to a few new devices, but it seems that the M8 build is overwhelmingly not available on some of the more recent flagships and even most of last years flagships. This is a bit discouraging because CM has always officially supported all of the mainstream devices, and the devices that were not officially supported at least attracted the support of official Rom maintainers. Some official rom maintainers are doing an excellent job. Dhacker is still keeping up all of the older Motorola devices including the Droid Bionic, but others are just plain absent. This is not to say that Nightlies are not being kept up, because you can still find nightly builds for more than 50 devices. We are just talking about Snapshot builds. Is it just me or does it feel like Cyanogen Mod is focusing more on the corporate side of things these days? The OnePlus One has been popular but has not been as well received in the Rom community because it has been mostly impossible to get. With a limited supply and high demand they have decided to go the route of invites instead of preorders. This means that someone has to invite you to purchase the phone or you are just out of luck. Is the lack of support just a sign of the times? Do you think Roms are becoming less relevant? If you were a crack flasher before are you still a crack flasher today. I have found that I am a crackflasher the first several weeks of owning a device, but once I find a rom i like I stick with it. This thread is not meant to be a cry fest, rather this is meant to be a discussion starter. What are your thoughts on the state of Cyanogen Mod, or Root and Roms in general?