FAQ CyanogenMod Downloader

Sometimes the app continues to give me the response: "An error occurred. Retry", what does it mean?

CM Downloader fetches his data from 2 sites, if also 1 of these sites are temporary down the app gives error, retry a few minutes later.

The app says that my phone is not supported, what can I do?

Check on CyanogenMod's site if exists an OFFICIAL CM build for your phone, if yes it's probable that you're on a custom rom with an invalid "/system/build.prop" for the app.
If possible manually download the CM build, flash it and retry to opening CM Downloader.

How can I use the scheduling functions?

There are two schedules, Schedule checking and Flash Scheduling. Schedule checking determines the time to check for a new build. Flash Scheduling sets the time of day to start the check for a new build at which time flash it automatically (Schedule checking behavior must be set to “Notification + Automatic Download”). It's recommended to set the flash scheduling on hours in which your phone is not used because it closes all current processes for the reboot to recovery. You can cancel the imminent automatic flash through the application notification.
If you're on a call when automatic flash is going to do its work, the flash is delayed by 10 minutes (until the call is finished)

A notification with a download animation has appeared but it doesn't start, what does it mean?

You're trying to download the build while on a cell connection and the download setting "Force download on WiFi" is checked. The download will start as soon as you will connect to WiFi.

What does it occur when a build is downloaded?

When a download is completed the app starts the MD5 Checksum to check the integrity of the file. Furthermore (in AdFree app) tries to retrieve the votes of the downloaded build

What is "Auto-Delete of builds"?

It's a feature (executed when a build is successfully downloaded) that deletes automatically builds older than a number of days set by you

What is "Auto-Delete of backups"?

It's a feature (executed when a build is successfully downloaded) that keeps only the last X backups (X = number of backups set by you), the older will be automatically deleted

Where are the downloaded builds stored?

They are downloaded in sdcard/CyanogenMod_Downloader folder.

Where are backups stored?

If you select the Backup option in the Automatic Flash settings a recovery backup will be completed before the new build is flashed. The backup will be usually stored in "/sdcard/clockworkmod/backups" (CWM) or "/sdcard/TWRP/BACKUPS" (TWRP).

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