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It has only been a few days since ASUS released the bootloader unlock tool for the Transformer Pad TF300 and users of the somewhat budget-friendly tablet can already play with an experimental... build of CyanogenMod 9, courtesy of XDA developer XpLoDWilD of Team HackSung.

Even though the Transformer Pad TF300 ships with Android 4.0, a lot of users would prefer a custom ROM such as CM9...

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Samsung’s Galaxy S3 still has a long way to go before its official release, especially in the US or Canada (where it still doesn’t have a precise launch date), but you can already play around... with the new phone’s software.

A couple of days back, XDA dev Chainfire managed to root the S3 without even holding it for a second in his hands, while just  hours later the official ROM had be...

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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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One of the biggest selling point of Android is its open source nature, that allows users to customize the OS to suit their own needs. Of course this requires a certain degree of technical competency... that a lot of “regular” users lack. Luckily, actual “computer scientists” have been working hard to create custom ROMs for the everyday user to enjoy.

One such group of custom R...

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Ever wondered how well the custom Android ROMs for the Galaxy Nexus fare against each other when it comes to battery usage? If so, the table below (built by a passionate modder... by the name of Shayes) should provide a good reference point, although there is one major variable that was not taken into consideration when the table was built. But let’s go through the details be...

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One of the best features about Android is having total control over how you customize your device. More specifically, Launchers and Skins give Android users access to tons of new user interfaces... and features. In addition, a bunch of Android devices are subject to bloatware. When this happens, the average user probably is not interested in playing around with custom ROM’s or even rooting. Pu...

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For some users, rooting is the only way to go. It gives you root access to flash custom ROMs to your device and a number of other cool features. Unfortunately, rooting does void the warranty... of your device and the only way to get it back is to restore your phone’s stock software. For those of you who want to try more apps, but aren’t willing to root your phone, there’s a...

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Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830 users may be disappointed to know that there doesn’t seem to be an official Ice Cream Sandwich update in the device’s stars. This may be because of hardware... limitations. Fortunately, however, there’s Myth–an all-new custom ROM being developed for the Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830 smartphone. The Myth ROM is mainly based on the Android 2.3.5 Gingerbrea...

droid-X-ics

Though released last year, the Motorola Droid X remains well-loved by those who own one. It was a popular phone during its time, although newer and more power Motorola phones have taken over... its place. Can such an “old” phone still enjoy the latest and greatest release of Android? Apparently so.

Disappointed by the lack of developer attention to creating an Android 4.0...