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3 Best Android 6.0 Marshmallow Custom ROMs

Even though Android 6.0 Marshmallow has been available since October 2015, its market share is still less than 20 percent, according to the most recent statistics from Google. For most users, the main reason why they can’t enjoy the latest version of the Android operating system is the attitude of their wireless carrier or device

I just want my phone to be smart, please

We Android users would usually pride ourselves with the customizability of our devices. But with tweaks and tricks that we often need to do in order to extend battery life, does it have to mean giving up on a lot of smart features, too? Android is a platform that thrives on customizability. Compared with iOS,

Early CyanogenMod 11 build available for Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005)

While stock Android ROMs are a great way to experience Android as Google intended on non-Nexus devices, Samsung’s Galaxy Note devices are perhaps the only ones where replacing the stock manufacturer software makes little sense, as it takes away most of the convenient and value-added features that make the Galaxy Note series one of the

Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition ROM ported to the Xperia Z1

Once the Xperia Z Ultra got Google’s blessings to become a Google Play edition (GPe) device, it was only a matter of time before someone would port over the stock Android ROM from the device to those running on Sony’s customized version of Android. However, instead of a port for the standard variant of the

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CyanogenMod 11 milestone build arrives early on Nexus devices

It’s been merely three days since the CyanogenMod team announced that work has begun on CyanogenMod 11 (CM11), the latest iteration of the popular custom ROM that will be based on Android 4.4 KitKat, and the team has already delivered the first milestone build for Nexus devices, namely the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (all versions)

Why CyanogenMod’s one-click installer matters

One of the key benefits of Android compared to other major mobile platforms is flexibility. Users are able to change or modify major parts of their device to suit their needs — something not possible in the likes of iOS or BlackBerry, for instance. Case in point: you can actually change the default apps in

Download Android 4.2.1 AOKP Custom ROM for the AT&T HTC One X

Custom ROMs are freely available for almost every Android smartphone out there with developer groups like CyanogenMod and the vast community at XDA helping users pick the best ROM for their compatible device. The idea of getting a custom ROM on a smartphone is so intriguing that people often forget the risks involved in the