Elephone port CyanogenMod 12.1 to Mediatek phone


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CyanogenMod 12.1 makes its way on to Mediatek powered phones in this video posted by phone maker elephone.

Elephone have been taking a good long look and vested interested in the alternate ROM community. The results have included them offering alternate ROMs to download for their range of Android phones, and the development of their own PC suite to make installation of such ROM’s a simple one click affair.

The latest system the Elephone team are working on is CyanogenMod 12.1. This is the latest build of the popular Android ROM and is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. The video below shows CM12.1 in action on the Mediatek powered P3000S, marking it the first time to see CM12.1 running on an MTK chip.

It’s quite a feat to have ported the ROM so quickly, but before the system is released to customers it really needs some major work done. Performance seems very slow with the UI lagging a lot. Still, it is a step in the right direction and we hope to see a snappier and stable version released in the coming weeks.

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38 Comments

  1. April 21, 2015

    it’s first smartphone supported CM12 !!

    • elmoel
      April 21, 2015

      p3000s 3gb? mtk 6752?

      • April 23, 2015

        the video is using elephone p3000s 2gb version.

    • April 21, 2015

      nice job elephone team. you made great devices lately.

      • April 23, 2015

        we will keep expecting and be surprised!

        • Damak9
          August 2, 2015

          Except you released a third P6000 version and changed the camera sensor to samsung. Now every rom other than stock doesn’t recognize the rear camera. CM12.1 is not working and there is no alternative other than stock, and the stock version lags even when scrolling on the home screen. Since you obviously sold small numbers of this revision, your “dev team” doesn’t care to fix the lag problem. I was expecting, but I wasn’t surprised by your bad support. Awful manufacturer.

  2. April 21, 2015

    it’s first smartphone supported CM12 !!

  3. Muhammad Yasir
    April 21, 2015

    hmm… quite the move elephone!
    bravo 😀

    BUTTT , i have no idea whats the advantage of having cyanogen on a phone in comparison to STOCK android… so explain someone ?

    • Marco Lancaster
      April 21, 2015

      On previously versions, Cyanogen gave us the options to customize about everything on Android, and include also very nice features. For me the focus remains more in theming customizations, on the newest versions. But anyway, I still have to see what is the real big difference which would make me choose Cyanogen 12 over the stock lollipop, I’ve not saw yet anything.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        April 21, 2015

        thx 🙂

    • Adam Irvine
      April 21, 2015

      Yes, theming mainly but there’s also lots if cool little tweaks added in like sliding along the notification bar to adjust the brightness, double tap the notification bar to make the device sleep, privacy options and a silly amount of customization…

      See here…

      http://www.androidbeat.com/2015/02/cyanogenmod-12-cm12-features/

      Cheers!

      • Muhammad Yasir
        April 21, 2015

        thanks alot 🙂

      • Rene
        April 22, 2015

        Nothing that GravityBox doesn’t offer on stock AOSP really…

        • Rene
          April 22, 2015

          Apart from the theming of course. Sorry, should’ve clarified.

          • Adam Irvine
            April 22, 2015

            And you need root for Gravity Box…

  4. Muhammad Yasir
    April 21, 2015

    hmm… quite the move elephone!
    bravo 😀

    BUTTT , i have no idea whats the advantage of having cyanogen on a phone in comparison to STOCK android… so explain someone ?

  5. Noogen
    April 21, 2015

    Isn’t CyanogenMod 12.1 based on Android 5.1 and 12.0 based on 5.0?

  6. Wondercool
    April 21, 2015

    Great, the ability to install different ROMs was a major reason to buy a P6000 recently (it hasn’t arrived yet). Let’s hope CM 12.1 will work for that phone too.

  7. Elephone Shop
    April 21, 2015

    it’s first smartphone supported CM12 !!

    • Guest
      April 21, 2015

      p3000s 3gb? mtk 6752?

    • Ryanze
      April 21, 2015

      nice job elephone team. you made great devices lately.

    • Elephone Shop
      April 23, 2015

      the video is using elephone p3000s 2gb version.

    • Elephone Shop
      April 23, 2015

      we will keep expecting and be surprised!

    • Damak9
      August 2, 2015

      Except you released a third P6000 version and changed the camera sensor to samsung. Now every rom other than stock doesn’t recognize the rear camera. CM12.1 is not working and there is no alternative other than stock, and the stock version lags even when scrolling on the home screen. Since you obviously sold small numbers of this revision, your “dev team” doesn’t care to fix the lag problem. I was expecting, but I wasn’t surprised by your bad support. Awful manufacturer.

  8. Guest
    April 21, 2015

    hmm… quite the move elephone!
    bravo 😀

    BUTTT , i have no idea whats the advantage of having cyanogen on a phone in comparison to STOCK android… so explain someone ?

    • Marco Lancaster
      April 21, 2015

      On previously versions, Cyanogen gave us the options to customize about everything on Android, and include also very nice features. For me the focus remains more in theming customizations, on the newest versions. But anyway, I still have to see what is the real big difference which would make me choose Cyanogen 12 over the stock lollipop, I’ve not saw yet anything.

    • Guest
      April 21, 2015

      thx 🙂

    • Adam Irvine
      April 21, 2015

      Yes, theming mainly but there’s also lots if cool little tweaks added in like sliding along the notification bar to adjust the brightness, double tap the notification bar to make the device sleep, privacy options and a silly amount of customization…

      See here…

      http://www.androidbeat.com/2015/02/cyanogenmod-12-cm12-features/

      Cheers!

    • Guest
      April 22, 2015

      thanks alot 🙂

    • Guest
      April 22, 2015

      Nothing that GravityBox doesn’t offer on stock AOSP really…

    • Guest
      April 22, 2015

      Apart from the theming of course. Sorry, should’ve clarified.

    • Adam Irvine
      April 22, 2015

      And you need root for Gravity Box…

  9. Guest
    April 21, 2015

    Isn’t CyanogenMod 12.1 based on Android 5.1 and 12.0 based on 5.0?

    • Jeep ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
      April 21, 2015

      I believe so yes

    • petarr90
      April 22, 2015
  10. Wondercool
    April 21, 2015

    Great, the ability to install different ROMs was a major reason to buy a P6000 recently (it hasn’t arrived yet). Let’s hope CM 12.1 will work for that phone too.