How to Flash a Custom ROM – Android Basics 101 – XDA Forums

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.

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iOS vs Android: The 2015 Edition

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.

via iOS vs Android: The 2015 Edition.

Lifehacker Pack for Android 2013: Our List of the Best Android Apps

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.

via Lifehacker Pack for Android 2013: Our List of the Best Android Apps.

U.S. National Carrier Plan Price Showdown! [Spreadsheet]



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.

from U.S. National Carrier Plan Price Showdown! [Spreadsheet].