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No Cyanogenmod 12 for old devices due to PIE feature

Cyanogenmod 12 might be one of the most awaited ROM’s of 2015. All though no specific release date has been given, we can soon expect it to roll out developers might drop support for older Android devices due to issues with PIE.

cyanogenmod 12 support old devices

According to a discussion  on a CM 12 code review thread the PIE feature has a huge security impact on several Samsung devices (The Galaxy Note 2 is mentioned as the primary device causing issues). This could mean we could see Cyanogenmod 12 not being released on a lot of older devices, it is yet unknown how many devices this affects but it is safe to say the Note 2 is out of the picture.

For those unaware, PIE is a body of machine code that, being placed somewhere in the primary memory, executes properly regardless of its absolute address


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15 comments on “No Cyanogenmod 12 for old devices due to PIE feature
    • Wow. This article is just plain stupid. PIE has nothing to do with Pie Controls. It’s possible to find solutions to this kind of issue (albeit it’s nasty).

  1. Alessandro Eppacher on said:

    We must have read two different code reviews. The one you linked clearly says they are working around it and that the commit that would introduce security bugs won’t get merged anytime soon

  2. theonewiththenexus on said:

    This stupid website confused PIE with Pie Control. They fixed it. But now I know it is not worth the time reading anything from them.

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