AOSP has given us so many custom ROM's, and has extended the lifespan of many an Android.

AOSP has given us so many custom ROM’s, and has extended the lifespan of many an Android. Today is a sad day for Android, folks. Technical Lead, Android Open Source Project maintainer, and revered Android personality at Google, Jean Baptiste Queru, has announced he is leaving the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) at Google. And JBQ wasn’t just a mere employee at Android / Google, but really went the extra mile to help independent developers and keep things ‘open.’ As you’ll see from the quote below, JBQ was well known for his keenness to help developers: JBQ is best known for…

Android Superuser

Some users out there think Android OEMs provide an experience today that doesn’t need custom ROMs. While that may be the case for some people, Android isn’t a one size fits all platform.

ChameleonOS

ChaOS is an custom Android ROM, based on CyanogenMOD, that focuses on user control and customizing each piece of Android. The most notable feature of ChaOS is the theme engine. The entire framework has been modified around their theme engine allowing for maximum customization.

nexus-4

Nexus devices are full of Android perks. One of the perks of being part of the Nexus family is factory images. Google provides these for Nexus users so that they can easily return their phones or tablets back to an out of box, factory condition should the need ever arise. Thankfully, the Nexus 4 factory image has reappeared on the Google Developers site after mysteriously disappearing shortly after release. Google gave no comment as to why the images were previously pulled. We’re happy to see it return. If you’re into rooting, running custom ROM’s, or custom kernels on your Nexus 4, it’s always a good idea…

Android 4.2.1

Back in November we reported that Google had released the original Android 4.2.1 code to AOSP. Now it seems that Google has released some updated code in the form of the newly tagged android-4.2.1_r1.1 and android-4.2.1_r1.2.