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Considerable amount of time has passed since Google released the AOSP sources for latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the masses. Since then we have been waiting and speculating that when Samsung will be releasing the official stock firmware based on Android 4.0.3 ICS for our beloved Samsung Galaxy SII. Although based on the most recent estimates final stock firmware ICS release for the Galaxy S2 is not not far away and its very likely to be released in the March. In the mean time, we covered a lot of ROMs such as MIUI, CM9 and other ROM releases for Read More >

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Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) without any doubt is a high performance smartphone and feels very responsive even with the stock Samsung firmware and kernel mostly because of the powerful CPU+GPU combination under the hood as well as the speed improvements in the Android 2.3 Gingerbread as compared to previous versions of the Android. Just imagine how fast it will feel after flashing the Ice Cream Sandwich based firmware on to it that includes inherent multi-core processors support! Anyway, the real fun for the hardcore tweakers begins when they mod their beloved Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) by flashing custom firmware, kernels Read More >

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CF-Root is something that we already covered here and is the preferred method to root Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) these days. Basically these are in-secure kernels based on the stock kernels released by Samsung but modified to enable rooting and add some other essential features such as Busybox, Super user, CWM and so on. As I said these are based on the stock kernels intended to root the Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) device by flashing though the ODIN software, but these are NOT complete ROMs – only the kernels. Here are the features common to all the different variants of Read More >

HTC

We already presented the guides on how to get the S-OFF on the HTC Sensation as well as the installation of the ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) 4. Now the real fun begins as we will tell you the procedure of the permanent root of the HTC Sensation 4G! Actually the process of permanent root of the HTC Sensation device is quite simple since it only involves flashing of a file through the ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) 4 menu. Anyway, the detailed procedure is listed below: Requirements An HTC Sensation device with ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) 4 installed as well as S-OFF gained on Read More >

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Yesterday, we told you on how to get the S-OFF on the HTC Sensation that basically allows you to get the unlocked bootloader on the HTC flagship device. You might also be interested in detailed head to head comparison of the key features and strengths of the HTC Sensation and Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) that we did some time ago. But today we are going to tell you about the installation of the ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) 4 on this device. CWM recovery will provide with a number of benefits including the installation/flashing of custom ROMS through the recovery menu, or Read More >

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As most Android users already know, one of Android’s main charms is the ability to install ‘Custom ROMs’. In case you have wondered what they are and how to safely install them on your Android Smartphone, here we will explain some of the basic principles and then give you a very easy and straightforward, step by step guide on how to flash the custom ROM. The focus will be on trying to keep it simple so that any one with even a basic knowledge of computers can do this on their phones.   BASICS: So basically what is a Custom Read More >

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