It’s a new year. With it comes a new hope. A new brighter future. New Year’s resolutions. New goals. New looks. As an Android smartphone user, it means it is time to change our phone themes.
Last year, I have been eager to change my phone themes to green but did not do so. When the clock struck midnight on January 1, 2013, I decided that green is the colour of the year and immediately went to work switching my phone to green. It was a long and time consuming process but I found the right skins for each of my GO apps that complements each other without paying anything.
Yes, all free-of-charge. No downloading of cracked versions. No silly (push) notification and pop-up ads. Just clean themes that I want to share with you today.
Update 23-02-2012: Added GO Locker review.
Everytime I buy a new gadget (or install a new OS) is to replace the default applications. For my Android Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 smartphone, I immediately searched for a replacement of the default “SMS”, “Contacts”, “Dialer”, “Launcher”, and “Keyboard” apps that comes with it.
I found GO Launcher EX (which comes with GO Store & GO Widget), GO Contacts EX (which comes with GO Dialer EX), GO SMS Pro, GO Keyboard, and GO Locker. I never looked back since.
Rooting your Android smartphone has its benefits, otherwise there’s no point in rooting. Rooting is simply similar to JailBreaking in iPhone and related products. The terminology comes from the fact that Android was based on GNU/Linux where the root “user” is the be-all, end-all powerful user that will allow you access to the whole operating system.
Which means, it is dangerous if you do not know what you are doing. So for this tutorial, if you are not comfortable with doing these simple and short steps, then don’t do it. Let somebody else do it for you.
Lastly, make a decision. Do you really want to root your Android phone? You can read this article for the pros and cons of doing so: Why You Should (Not) Root Your Android Phone.
You bought your new Android smartphone. You played with it. Explored the features. Read forum posts that you can find online. And your friends kept on telling you to root your Android.
So what does it mean to root your Android smartphone? Should you even do it? What are the advantages and disadvantages of rooting your new phone?
In this short (hopefully) post, I’m going to list down the advantages and disadvantages of rooting your Android, to help you decide if you should even bother with it.