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Intro to IRC

IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat. It is a way you can group-chat in real-time with dozens of other CyanogenMod users and developers in online rooms called channels.

There are several IRC networks on the Internet. All CyanogenMod IRC channels are hosted on the Freenode network. The preferred connection to Freenode is through chat.freenode.net, or you can pick a server from their list.

You can connect to the IRC network using a free, dedicated IRC program such as mIRC, X-Chat, HexChat, BitchX, Smuxi, etc. There are many such IRC programs available for OS X, Windows, and Linux.

Additionally, there is a web-interface to IRC that can be accessed using only a web browser via the Freenode Web Chat page.

Some channels require you to register an alias (your username, or handle) before you can enter. This security measure makes sure every participant has a unique name to avoid impersonation. Most channels do not have this requirement.

Register an alias/nick on NickServ

This section is a brief how-to register a nick on NickServ -- the nickname (or "nick") server associated with Freenode. It is necessary to register your nickname to access the #cyanogenmod and #cyanogenmod-dev channels.

To register your nickname:

  1. Click on the following link to connect to irc.freenode.net. Specify a unique nick that you will use permanently.
    Freenode Web Chat
  2. Enter the following command in the message bar:
    /msg NickServ register <password> <email-address>
  3. You should receive an email from NickServ at the email address you provided. Follow the instructions in that email.
  4. For future logins, you can enter the following command to authenticate your registered nick:
    /msg NickServ identify <password>
  5. To join the #cyanogenmod channel, enter this command
    /join #cyanogenmod

CyanogenMod channel list

Note that the name of every channel begins with a # character to help identify it.

#cyanogenmod

This is the main CM support channel. If you need help installing or troubleshooting your device, this is the place to go. This channel requires you to have a registered nick.

#cyanogenmod-dev

This is the main CM developer channel. This channel is for everyone who needs help building CyanogenMod for their device or porting it to a new device. This channel requires you to have a registered nick. This is a developer-only channel. This is NOT for CM installation support.

#cm-wiki

This is the main CM channel for wiki-issues. Users are not required to register a nick to access this channel. This channel is meant only for wiki related topics. No CM support will be offered.

Other channels with ties to CyanogenMod

These channels aren't maintained by CyanogenMod, but are related to CyanogenMod sub-projects and generally owned by the respective teams.

#teamhacksung-support

This is the support channel for all teamhacksung supported devices. Teamhacksung is a group dedicated to development of CyanogenMod on Samsung devices.

#cm-htc

This is the support channel for currently supported HTC devices running CyanogenMod. This includes the s4 series (evita, fireball, jewel, ville), the m7 series (GSM m7, m7spr, m7vzw), the t6 series (GSM t6, t6spr, t6vzw), m4, and m8. There is nobody available to help with older devices that do not receive the latest version of CyanogenMod.

#cyanogenmod-touchpad

This channel supports the HP touchpad (codename: tenderloin).

#nookcolor

As the name suggests, this channel is used to discuss the Nook Color (encore) tablet.

#nook-tablet

Ditto, only for the Nook Tablet.

#koush

This is the official support channel for ClockWorkmod Recovery (CWR). Be warned, that crowd can be a little NSFW.

#twrp

This is the official support channel for TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project).

#android-root

This channel is for non-CyanogenMod specific issues, such as rooting your stock ROM and discussions about custom ROMs.