I’ve always had a Nexus phone and never felt the need to Root. Then i got a VZW Galaxy Nexus and when 4.0.4 came out and I didn’t get it – I decided to jump in. A year ago Rooting and Unlocking a phone was for the very technical – going back to the DOS days of command line. Today though, it’s a cinch. For instance Unlock/Root of the Galaxy Nexus CDMA is as easy as going here and running the exe file. Done! Many other phones have the same option as well now.
So I spent a day reading some forums, then unlock/rooted with no problems. I’ve heard tons of Cyanogen9 (CM9) and Android Open Kang Project (AOKP) information but wanted to try some others. After having an infinite bootloop with Gummy and not particularly liking the simplicity of Liquid Smooth, I decided to go with AOKP Milestone 4 Build 34 (AOKP M4B34)
(Please note that if you decide to root because of this thread, be sure to read everything you can. Toro and Magaro are for CDMA/GSM, etc. If you don’t know the lingo you might end up like this guy.
Why I like AOKP M4:
Even more customizability. If you’re a hardcore Android User and enjoy all the functionality – imagine stepping it up a notch. First off I get another layer of User control called ROM Control:
There is quite a bit of functionality you can add to an already great set of options. From CPU profiles to what you want to see when you hit certain buttons. This ROM has it all. For example when I hit my volume key…
There is an additional ‘settings’ icon that brings up my most important volume settings instantly:
My NavBar has all kinds of useful settings in it as well, which are customizable or one can simply make them go away:
Most of all though, AOKP is Nightly updated and developed. It also puts my Verizon Galaxy Nexus to the coveted 4.0.4 complete with bug fixes.
This is just a few of my favorite features. Which ROM are you using and why?