More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.
LG Esteem Gets Custom Recovery, Root And Install With One Click
If you’ve got an LG Esteem from MetroPCS and craved for some custom ROMs, your wait may, well, still go on for a bit, considering that the device isn’t that popular (and doesn’t even have its own forums). But apparently, another important milestone was crossed a little over a week ago: it has gotten custom recovery, thanks to the work of, among others, recognized developer PlayfulGod.
He has released scripts for Windows and Linux that will both root and install the recovery of your choice, either ClockworkMod or Raidzero, with one click. For download links and further instructions, visit the forum thread.
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