The smartphone landscape is drastically changing its focus. What was once a North-America-centric monopoly of high-specification phones is now merely an afterimage of the past. The meat of the game is elsewhere now; emerging markets looking for good bang-for-buck are what OEMs are increasingly aiming towards, and in this new game the old players must adapt-or-die. Xiaomi has grown at one of the most notable rates in the industry, leading it to become the world's most valuable start-up; and its...
More AOSP Customization for Galaxy S II Skyrocket Users
One of the biggest perks of having an Android phone is the customization. Any given Android user can make any given Android phone look and behave how they want. Even without root, there are replacements for virtually any application that comes on whatever Android device you can think of. With root, the customization gets even more ridiculous. There are custom ROMs, kernels, mods, tweaks, scripts, themes, and even fixes to issues that were on the phone since launch. Where is a user to start? For AT&T Galaxy S II Skyrocket users, you can always start with AromaKoaK.
AromaKoak, or AROMA Kang of all Kangs is a set of modifications that users can choose to install on AOSP ROMs of their choice. Created by XDA Senior Member boobah204, it utilizes the popular AROMA Installer to let users pick and choose from a large number of modifications and customizations to install to their AOSP ROM. The modification pack is currently compatible with CM9, AOKP, and Chimaira flavors of AOSP. It packs a pretty impressive feature list, including:
You can change the system font, the boot animation, the transitions between screens, add sounds (hella sounds…) and a few more features. You can also flash this immediately after a new ROM and conveniently flash gapps, the agps patch by crypted, add root browser, tibu, and rom manager.. or fix permissions right away with a script from realpariah and minotauri. You flash this as many times as you want. Anytime you want to change something, just go to recovery and flash again.
Just flash this mod, pick which ones you want, and they install. To get started, head to the original thread.
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