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Samantha · Feb 8, 2014

Bulk-Delete Apps on Your Android Device through AROMA

A common way for Android users to delete a large number of apps, such as bloatware, is to find a convenient bloatware removal script. Just download the base script, edit it by adding and removing the undesirable apps, and run it on your device, and voila. Of course, using a text editor to change the script can be quite a tedious process, especially if you do this often or have a massive number of apps to remove. If this is...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Jan 10, 2013

Broadcom Releases EGL Drivers for Samsung Galaxy Y

A few months back, we talked about how a team of developers at XDA lead by XDA Forum Member arbylaw had contacted Broadcom to ask for proprietary drivers for the GPU used in Samsung Galaxy Y in order to build ROMS for the device with full hardware accelerated graphics support. In response to the request, Broadcom had promised to aid the developers and work with them in reaching a solution. After three and a half months, Broadcom has released the EGL drivers for...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Dec 25, 2012

Easily Remove Bloatware from Your ROM via Recovery

The bloatware that comes preinstalled on many of our devices can be a major pain. On most computers, it can easily be removed by simply uninstalling it. On smartphones however, it's usually a whole different story. It's bundled in the form of system apps that can't be uninstalled directly using the standard uninstall procedure. While you can still remove the bloat using a root access file manager if you have rooted your device, those with unrooted phones are often left...

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Former Writer · Oct 30, 2012

System App Installer Makes It Easy to be Lazy on Galaxy Y

Some of the greatest true innovations came about so people could be more lazy. Of course, not everything that is spawned by laziness is on the list. However, laziness has always been a good motivator to finding an easier, faster way of doing something. There is now a tool for Samsung Galaxy Y users that helps those who are lazy. The tool is called System App Installer, and it was released by XDA Senior Member hmahadi98. It's a useful tool for...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Sep 17, 2012

Broadcom to Aid Developers Working on the Galaxy Y

While not too famous in North America and Europe, the Samsung Galaxy Y (Young) GT-S5360 is immensely popular in emerging smartphone markets like India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and several other Asian and African countries. As with every popular Android device, it attracts a lot of developer interest here at XDA, with several custom ROMs, kernels and mods available. However, due to lack of access to proprietary drivers for its Broadcom BCM21553 CPU and BCM2763 VideoCore IV GPU, full kernel level support...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Aug 10, 2012

Multi Root Installer Easily Roots and Unroots the Galaxy Y

Want to easily root your Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 without having to go through any complicated procedures or use your PC? Rooted it already, but looking for a way to unroot for warranty reasons without having to flash a stock ROM? Multi Root Installer is a single tool that lets you do all that, and it comes with the option to choose between SuperUser and SuperSU when acquiring root as well. Brought to you by XDA Recognized Contributor manoranjan2050, Multi Root...

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Former Writer · May 29, 2012

Increase Available RAM on the Galaxy Y

One of the worst things on certain budget-friendly smartphones is not having quite enough RAM. This normally isn't a big deal for many users who use their phone for the practical purposes of calling people, sending texts, and checking email. However for people who do a lot more with their devices such as gaming and heavy app usage, the shortage of RAM may be a bit more limiting. Running out of RAM can cause a lot of problems such as...

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