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Although the Sony Xperia T LT30p and the Sony Xperia TX LT29i don’t have a flood of ROMs like the Samsung or Google smartphones do, their ROM builds are pretty strong and stable. When newer ROMs don’t seem to come packed with the features you want, you can always count on custom kernels. To get you started, you can try the simple stock-based kernel known as the gregkernel. XDA Developers member gregbradley introduces this rooted kernel based on stock software from the LT30p and LT29i. If you want to keep your phone fast and snappy, this is the best kernel…

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XDA Developer member gokhanmoral, the well-known developer of one of the best custom kernels in town, has released the SiyahKernel for the Sony Xperia T LT30p. Now every Xperia T user and developer can take advantage of this fast and optimized kernel. This kernel comes with autoroot, I/O schedulers, optimized governors, custom ClockworkMod-based recovery with touch gestures, and STweaks support. The kernel also has undervolting and overclocking support with fast-dormancy disabled by default. Currently, the latest version has a 2- to 3-minute lag when you apply settings. Some STweaks settings are also not very effective. Unfortunately for JellyBean ROM users,…

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If you are into flashing custom ROMs on your T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-T879, you’re most likely proficient in using custom recoveries such as ClockworkMod Recovery.  But, if you are interested in alternate but equally powerful custom recoveries for your Galaxy Note T879, check out TWRP Recovery. TWRP Recovery is a different custom recovery from the usual ClockworkMod Recovery that most people use. It has a nice touch-based interface which makes it ideal even for tablets and bigger displays. It also comes with a few extra awesome features such as fast ROM backup and an onscreen keyboard. This guide shows…

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The Team Win Recovery Project’s touch-based recovery, better known as TWRP Recovery, is a popular alternative to the widely used ClockworkMod Recovery (which also has a touch-based version). Being a custom recovery for Android, TWRP Recovery allows you to perform more dev-related tasks on your phone than stock custom recovery would provide.  For instance, using TWRP Recovery, you can flash custom ROMs, install updates through ZIP files, create backups of your ROM, restore backups, reset your phone, wipe phone data, and more. Apart from touch-based interaction, TWRP Recovery 2.2.1 for the Samsung Galaxy S Plus GT-I9001 features slimmer backup sizes…

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Owners of the Asus Transformer TF300T are in for a special treat as the tablet is finally getting a custom recovery in the form of the TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) Recovery 2.1.5.  TWRP Recovery is a custom recovery built from the ground up, is easy to use, and features a lot of customization tools that users can benefit from. Based primarily on the recovery images from the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), TWRP Recovery is loaded with all the standard recovery options but with added modifications such as a fully touch-driven interface to navigate instead of the traditional button…

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ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery is an essential tool for Android developers and enthusiasts. This tool allows you to flash ROMs, install updates, perform full wipes, create a backup of your current ROM, and a lot more. Usually, the Volume keys and Power button are used to navigate and interact with this tool. A new variant of CWM has also emerged that allows you to use the tool without using the phone’s physical buttons. Recognized XDA Developers member cruzin_cruzing has developed a ClockworkMod Touch Recovery for your HTC Vivid. Although this is not the official ClockworkMod Touch Recovery for the HTC Vivid,…

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It all started when you got yourself an HTC Rezound. Your research on the Internet about what your phone could have undoubtedly led you to countless Android websites. You learned the terms ROMs, mods, hacks, tweaks, root, and heaven knows what else, and it didn’t take long for you to decide that you wanted to be in on this secret club. You decided to visit the birthplace of countless Android modifications, the XDA Developers forums, only to stop short and realize that you need a vital tool to help you install any of these modification goodies. That’s right, we’re talking…

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The great thing about Android developers is that they never run out of ideas to make our lives comfortable and convenient. Now another developer from XDA Developers, amarullz, has created another app for us and the AROMA Filemanager is its name. It’s been tagged as the “world’s first Android recovery-based file manager.” For the record, the word “aroma” originated in Bahasa Indonesia and means “scent”. In this case, it also means “Amarullz Android ROM Manifestation.” AROMA Filemanager is, in plain and simple terms, a file manager with a GUI and is run while your phone is in Recovery Mode. As…

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It seems like almost everyone is using ClockworkMod Recovery to make backups of their currents ROMs and to flash a variety of things that’ll make their Android devices perform better. In fact, when most guides mention “custom recovery,” they almost always mean ClockworkMod Recovery.  What’s someone to do when they want to stand out from the crowd? Whether it’s to be different from all the other Android users out there or it’s because ClockworkMod Recovery isn’t quite cutting it for you, people can be hard pressed to find a better alternative to the well-known custom recovery. But, that doesn’t mean…

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True flashaholics know the button-combo to boot their Android devices into Recovery Mode. If you aren’t quite sure of what that three-combo is, you need more practice. But, regardless of knowing how to boot your device into Recovery Mode, we can’t deny that frequently flashing mods, tweaks and ROMs can affect our physical buttons. It’s time to give the physical keys a rest and to welcome the future in flashing. Thanks to XDA Developers senior member braway, AT&T Galaxy Note users can enjoy ClockworkMod Touch Recovery. It works exactly like the old-school ClockworkMod Recovery, except you can browse files, make…