Flashing a Custom ROM isn’t difficult, but it also isn’t always straight forward. In this video, XDA TV Producer TK gives a generic overview of the process. He explains the reasons for the many steps you will find in flashing a Custom ROM. While this video won’t give you the exact steps for your device, the foundation taught in this video will help you understand what you are doing.
Nearly a couple of thousand words later, and in some ways we’ve barely started to scratch the surface of iOS vs Android—that’s an indication of how these smartphone OSes have expanded in scope and influence, and how versatile the modern-day mobile phone actually is.
Read through some of the iOS vs Android thought pieces on the web and you’ll find that a lot of the time it’s the small differences that count: The positioning of a button, or the way a specific feature is handled, or a reliance on one particular app or another.
Yet get above that minutiae and you find that Apple and Google have fundamentally different ideas about the way that software, hardware, the web, user data and privacy should be handled. On one level, iOS and Android have never been more similar; on many others, they’ve never been further apart.
Android tablets get a bad rap but there are actually quite a few apps that have been designed or optimized for tablets. In this follow up to our fourth annual Lifehacker Pack for Android, we’re taking a look at the best apps for bigger screens.
The Lifehacker Pack is a yearly snapshot of our favorite, must-have applications for each of our favorite platforms. If you’re curious to see how things have changed this year, here’s last year’s Lifehacker Pack for Android. For our always-updating directory of all the best apps, be sure to bookmark our Android App Directory.
Is your contract up? Are you just looking for a new phone? Head on over to Engadget’s smartphone buyers guide.
I’m partial to the S4, but there are lots of others to see!
Android, it’s my favorite mobile OS. The first thing I do with a new phone is root it. However you may not want or be allowed to root your phone. In that case here is a handy list of apps to help your phone.
The holiday season has come and gone, and some great phones came out in the last few months. Engadget compiled a helpful list with their best choices by carrier. Check it out.
Dropbox is a wonderful tool for keeping a library of documents, photos, etc synced across multiple devices.
If you have a .EDU email address head on over and get an extra 3 gigs for free. Simply sign in or create a new account to get the space.
I’d check out these apps:
For this comparison, I chose to use a phone that spans across almost all the national carriers, the LG Optimus One. This is a very nice mid-grade handset that we happen to be doing a in depth review on next week, specifically the Virgin Mobile Optimus V. I wont go into an overview of the handset right now, but will tell you that the Optimus V is a great phone, and that it is more than enough to be the only smart-phone in your pocket.