gingerjet: ChubbyTiger: NutznGum: CyanogenMod. That is all.And this.JB is wonderful stock, but CM10 is amazing.If you have a root your phone to make it usable - perhaps you bought the wrong phone to begin with?
Gaseous Anomaly: emocomputerjock: moothemagiccow:Oh and CyanogenMod is dumb as hell. There are too many models to support, so you have to buy the most popular phone. The version that came out for my phone disabled the camera, decreased call quality and disabled some keyboard buttons, according to the people who made it.Support does differ from model to model, and it's usually better for popular models. Doublecheck the forums before commiting to rooting your device.I ran into some trouble this way. Got an Incredible 4G when they came out, as I really like the 8960 chipset. Unlocked the HTC bootloader through htcdev.com. Then later the time came for Mrs. Anomaly to get a new phone. Got one like it. Now htcdev.com doesn't allow the Inc4G bootloader to be unlocked because Verizon doesn't want it to be.Now she has Titanium backups she can't restore. Nobody's "hacked" it yet (as of a week or two ago). Oy.
piercedgeek: I know some of the early phones, bloat removal required root, but I just managed to uninstall that dumb "VZ Navigator" app that came on my Galaxy S3 (not rooted yet)
steamingpile: You're not reading correctly, they are allowing all that shiat to be deleted/disabled on android 4.0+, it is why no carrier is in a hurry to post updates.
SteelDraco: I'd love it if Google kicked the carriers out of the OS loop.
slayer199: Has anyone rooted and installed Jelly Bean on a Galaxy SIII? What was your experience with a clean install of Android?One of the guys I work with said he did it...and after he worked through a few quirks, he said it worked great. I'm due to upgrade soon and I'm NOT getting the iPhone 5 (currently on my 2nd iPhone)....so that leaves Windows (Lumia 920) or an Android phone.
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