- Android and custom ROMs – anyone here fettle?
not rooted, but installed nova launcher on my S4. Looks and acts like 4.3 and is genuinely quicker than the standard touchwiz crud that samsung install
if need be i can uninstall anytime. Might be worth a play with on your HTC before trying anything else
edit: looks like an update will bring some 4.4 niceness to nova launcher linkyPosted 4 years ago
I_ache – check out the wiki for answersPosted 4 years agosobrietyMember
I switched my old desire over to a properly clean version of android before I gave it to my Dad. It made the phone faster (and a newer android) than my Mums brand new (Christmas present) samsung galaxy ace 2. I’m looking forward to the warranty running out on my S3, so I can make it ultra fast…Posted 4 years agospooky_b329Member
I ache…its been a while since I dabbled but I’m sure there are alternatives to Cyanogen.
I did my original HTC Desire and installed a stripped out vanilla android ROM called dGB. I tried a few ROMS but dGB really made a difference to performance and battery life. My wife now uses it after crushing her smartphone under a horse and then later on driving over it whilst looking for it 🙂 Seems perfectly stable, her only complaint is when turning off the phone you get some bootloader options (and the complaint is she doesn’t understand them, not that they are a problem)
Anyone tried doing a Kindle Fire HD? I would have bought a Nexus tablet out of choice but I won it so no complaints…fantastic screen and sound but I just want some sort of desktop on it rather than Amazons ‘carousel’ of recent items. (and an ability to use standard apps)Posted 4 years ago
I used to love playing about with my old San Francisco 2. lots and lots of ROMS for that, probably as it’s such a cheap phone it’s good to play about with.
Fish N Chips, CyanogenMod, Slimbean, plus variants of them all.
Only one or two for my new phone, but it’s not a ZTE, or popular chinese phone, so quite glad I’ve got at least one alternative.
My THL was fairly stock 4.1, but now have 4.3 which gives me a few more bits and bobs and better sound, hopefully not long until kitkat arrives for it 🙂 and I can see what that does.
Kitkat didn’t want to install on my Tab2. meh.Posted 4 years agonixieSubscriber
I’ve used custom roms on several devices. On my old HTC HD2 (win phone originally) it was vastly better. Also got KatKiss 4.3 on my Asus Trasnformer TF101 tablet which has made it super fast again. Finally running vanilla rootbox 4.2 on my Galaxy S2, again much nicer than stock.Posted 4 years ago
then pick your rom and GApps for the android version. Make sure it’s for your model though.Posted 4 years ago
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