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Bulk-Delete Apps on Your Android Device through AROMA

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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 the case, you may want to check out an alternate method of bloatware removal through an AROMA package.

Originally developed for the Samsung Galaxy Y by XDA Senior Member the_pirate_predator, the AROMA package simply named Bloatware Remover, allows you to not only perform the expected function of rem. . . READ ON »

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Broadcom Releases EGL Drivers for Samsung Galaxy Y

Broadcom Petition for Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360

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 the device, making it possible to take full advantage of the device’s BCM2763 VideoCore IV GPU in custom ROMs and kernels.

This news is yet another milestone reached by the developer community, after a few previous positive responses. . . READ ON »

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Easily Remove Bloatware from Your ROM via Recovery

Remove Bloatware from Android ROMs

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 out of luck. XDA Forum Member broadways has come to the rescue with a recovery-flashable zip file that removes bloatware from the stock Android recovery.

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

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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 lazy people who don’t want to move an app to /system and go through the process of setting permissions. As hmahadi98 explains:

Are u lazy to move app in system/app/ and set permission?? And convert user app 2 system app and most of them don’t work??
Then u shoul

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Broadcom to Aid Developers Working on the Galaxy Y

Broadcom Petition for Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360

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 for custom ROMs like CM 7.2 isn’t yet possible on the device.

Lately, several XDA Forum Members lead by arbylaw have been contacting Broadcom to release proprietary GP. . . READ ON »

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Multi Root Installer Easily Roots and Unroots the Galaxy Y

Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360

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 Installer comes with the latest versions of the su binary, SuperUser and SuperSU apps, BusyBox, SQLite and SSH. It’s a GUI app that once installed, runs on your phone and does the rooting/unrooting for you in a step-by-step wizard interface.

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Increase Available RAM on the Galaxy Y

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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 app crashes and large-scale lag.

While you would have a hard time physically soldering on more RAM, users of the Samsung Galaxy Y can enable a swap file and partition thanks to a method written up by XDA Senior Member CarlDeanCatabay. This is similar to the pagefile used in windo. . . READ ON »

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