Cooking up a SGS2 ICS 4.0.3 ROM sensation.

One of the great advantages of the Android operating system is the ability to install different firmware versions on your Smartphone. These different flavours of firmware are called ROM's.  Detailed instructions after the jump. They are 'cooked up' by brilliant individuals known as 'ROM cooks', who take a standard Android OS and modify it to make the whole user experience better. Some cooks add personal touches such as better looking...

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The Little Known “Real” World of Custom ROM’s

The last time I checked, the internet was full of custom ROM para-mercenaries thinking they’re getting away with murder by developing and distributing these codes of sweetness without “permission” and so many users thinking they’re getting away with murder for using the custom ROM’s. A ROM (Read Only Memory) is the programming of any cell phone (yes, any, and not just smart phones) that tells the phone how to operate. The ROM, or...

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Samsung Galaxy S II to recieve ICS update from March

Leaked ICS ROM for the Galaxy S II has been making its rounds around the internet for quite a while now, and the nerdier ones among you might already have your hands wet with it. Here’s good news for the rest of us; it seems the wait wouldn’t be long before Samsung officially rolls out the update. Eldar Murtazin, one of the biggest names when it comes to leaks, has broken the news that Samsung will start updating its line of Galaxy S...

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Update for Android 4.04 OTA for Verizon Galaxy Nexus Leaked

It looks like someone at Verizon fell asleep at the wheel and accidentally sent out the update for Android 4.0.4 to a user with a Galaxy Nexus (CDMA).  It has since been made available to download and install before the official release. This new version is the very latest and fixes some things that were missing since version 4.0.2 which all Galaxy Nexus' were running on.  The list of changes is continually being updated by those at...

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HTC Ville leaked on video before the MWC 2012

With MWC 2012 less than one month away, the new models from the major brands are starting to leak. Today was HTC Ville, a phone with Android 4.0 and Sense 4.0, featuring a 4.3" display, an 1.5 Ghz dual core processor, 1Gb of RAM, 8 Mpixels camera, a VGA front face camera and bluetooth 4.0. Check it on the video after the break. This phone should be destined to the mid-segment market and it's still not the much expected flagship from...

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Sony kicking off 2012 with a powerhouse

CES 2012 saw the official announcement of the new Sony Xperia S; one of the first phones Sony have unveiled without their Ericsson counterpart and to be honest, it looks as if they might have produced a game changer. For the past couple years, Sony’s (or rather Sony Ericsson’s) mobile devices have been outshone quarter after quarter by opposing big shots such as Samsung and Apple. Even the 2011 releases of the much applauded Xperia...

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