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.
Rooting and Overclocking for Noobs – Chad Hughes – XDA TV
In Chad’s newest episode of XDA TV, he talks about three important tools for those that are interested in rooting and overclocking their Android phone. He offers some pointers and tips that will be especially helpful to those that are new to the process. Click on to see the episode!
Please read about SetCPU thoroughly before attempting to change clock speeds and set profiles. Do not use Root Explorer to delete files unless you’re absolutely sure that you know what you’re doing, and if you aren’t 100% sure, seek help first.
Also, when using ROM manager, it will ask you to flash Clockwork Mod Recovery. DO NOT DO SO FROM ROM MANAGER. Use XDA-Developers forums, and find your devices specific forum, and find out how to install clockwork from there. Edify is not playing nice with everyone.
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