To me, applications like this one are really important for school students. I bought my first significant Android the same year I began my Physics degree at my university, and immediately I realised how tremendously helpful it was. From accurate graphing applications to TI emulators (don't judge me, the real thing costs crazy amounts here!), passing through giants like Wolfram and MATLAB Mobile, there were a lot of tools for one to excel with. In fact, I'd say that without Android I wouldn't have chosen...
Discussion: Stock or Custom ROMs
Of all the things posted in this forum – be it apps, themes, skins, or ROMs – the custom ROMs are probably most famous. There are many “chefs” who cook these and release them for everyone to flash onto their devices, and they are often faster, don’t contain unnecessary carrier-specific apps known as “bloatware”, or have some useful apps and modifications preinstalled
But, if you’re seemingly satisfied with the stock ROM, what are the exact reasons to flash a custom ROM, which voids your warranty and may, in a very unlucky event, brick your device? Forum member Sentinel196 put forth this question and came to the preliminary conclusion that most people do this because of the “Elite” and “Geeky coolness” factor rather than actual functionality.
I was just wondering what your honest opinions are regarding the use of cooked ROMs.
At present I am using an up to date stock ROM with many added tweaks including CHT1.7.1 and the tweaked graphics drivers and am more than happy with the way the phone looks and operates. there is no software that is missing from the stock ROM which I feel would benefit me in any way and the phone seems to operate quickly and seamlessly and so far I have not experienced any reliabillity issues.
With a long standing background in the electronics and software development field, I have always been quite a strong believer in the “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” principal, but as I consider you guys and girls to be an intelligent bunch with a wealth of cumilative knowledge, I am interested in your opinions on the cooked VS customised stock ROM debate.
If you want to read his full opinion and join the discussion, visit the forum thread.
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