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We all know that what sets the Android OS apart from its competition is its open-source nature which gives us the ability to customize and tweak the interface to suit our own needs. Of course,... the ability to create such “custom ROMs” requires a certain level of technical expertise which a lot of everyday users don’t have. Specialized teams of developers have been working har...

So, what is a custom ROM?

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If you own an Android device, or for that matter visit any Android-related news site then you will have heard about ROMs. Though a lot of people catch onto what ROMs are, for some people it’s... not such an easy thing to get your head around. If you aren’t quite sure what a ROM is, hopefully I will clear things up for you today.

First I should explain what a ROM is. The term ROM is misu...

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We’ve been running more and more articles on AOKP lately, and many people keep asking what AOKP is. Well, within this article I would like to explain it to you.

The CyanogenMod... ROM is based on AOSP (Android Open Source Project). These CM builds often contain a few extra features and tweaks to improve the overall Android experience. Users get to enjoy the stock Android exper...

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The Joy Of Using Experimental Software

One of the main reasons behind me rooting all of my devices and playing with custom ROM’s is that I enjoy being a part of projects that are in development... or experimentation. Anyone can use a ‘perfect’ ROM from the device’s manufacturer, but I enjoy running Android builds that other people have gone to the trouble of making for us all. Manuf...

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Now this is something you don’t see every day – XDA member Northmendo released an automated rooting tool and ADB installer, to help Mac users get the most of their Android devices. So, if... you’re one of those fellows that can’t make up their minds between the dark side, err, I meant Apple, and Android, you can now go on and mess with your Android phone, without requiring access to a...

Top 5 Root Apps 2012

If You are one of the freedom lovers who have rooted their Android phone or tablet, then you’ll love this little top 5 list fresh... for 2012 where we take a l0ok at some of the must have apps for those who pack a rootified Android device in their pockets.

5. Wireless Tether

If your have...

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One of the reasons I switched over to Android was because a DIY geek like me loves the thrill of customization. My previous smartphone was merely a fancy keyboard on something that could call and text.... I rarely installed apps on it or even tinkered with it. Once I got a hold of an Android phone though, everything changed and I was eager to personalize my new Google-powered device.

A lot of peopl...

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Rooting your Android phone is a term that you are bound to come across at some point or another while learning how to optimize your Android device. With millions of new Android owners cropping up each... month, we decided to give a basic introduction into the world of rooting and to let you decide if it’s something you’d like to do. Towards the end of the article, you will find links to all...

Remember that ultra sleek gallery app you’ve seen in the many Nexus One videos that have been posted in the last 2 weeks?  Well, now you can have that app on your Android 2.0 or... 2.0.1 device, but mainly the Motorola Droid.  The team over at Droidmuff.in have discovered that it has been ported and is rather easy to install.  There is no rooting necessary but I should note tha...