Once again, we have arrived on the most magical of holidays - the annual unveiling of HalfLife 3, and day on which co-workers believe it is appropriate to duct tape air horns behind doors. I speak, of course, about April Fools Day. As has become their custom, Google launched lighthearted "pranks" for each of their various services (with other tech sites following suit), and we have done our best to round up the humorous products and tweaks surfacing thus far. Warning: spoilers...
Pre-Rooted and Deodexed Jelly Bean for the GSM Galaxy Nexus
Previously, we reported on Jellybean being ripped for the GSM Galaxy Nexus. Naturally, the firmware was promptly given root access. Next, XDA Senior Member bigxie released JRN84D in pre-rooted and deodexed form for the world to enjoy.
The system apps and framework are deodexed for easy modding and theming, and the updated superuser app comes from ChainsDD. As one would also expect, the ROM comes packaged with Busybox for increased root-enabled functionality.
Those looking to get their hands on this should head over to the original post and check it out.
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