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Root Reviews: How to install CyanogenMod 7

Normally, Root Reviews is all about root only apps. Today, however, is different. Out of all the questions I hear about Root Reviews, or any other review for that matter, is how to install CyanogenMod 7. This is going to be a general guide that applies to all phones. The process of obtaining and flashing CM7 is pretty similar between devices, but of… Read more

Game Corner: Hextacy

Whenever I’m looking to play a game on my Nexus One, it’s usually because I have a couple of minutes to spare. In the past, that meant fumbling around a terrible UI just to try and entertain myself with complete garbage. Fortunately, that’s no longer the case. Mobile gaming is still growing in big ways, and small yet incredibly good looking and… Read more

Game Corner: Bejeweled 2

The Bejeweled series of games is one of those series that you can’t get away from. Different versions of the game have made their way onto the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, Wii, OSX, Windows, iOS, WP7, and just ten days ago, Android. Bejeweled 2 in particular has been masterfully ported between platforms before an Android version was ever… Read more

Root Reviews: Font Changer

One of my absolute favorite features of my old Samsung Vibrant — running whatever the best TW ROM was at the time — was the ability to easily change the system font. It was available right in the Setting>Display menu, and font packs downloaded from the Market worked wonderfully. Since then, I’ve been looking for an alternative, and so far the best app… Read more

MKB Reviews: Swipepad

Swipepad is a must-have multitasking assistant. A free application found in the ‘Productivity’ section of the Android market, Swipepad is sure to change the way you use your device, whether it’s a tablet or a phone or anything else powered by Android. From anywhere, in any application you can swipe across your device’s screen quickly to bring up an array… Read more

Root Reviews: Virtual Trackball

There’s a long standing joke in the tech-world about just how different the hardware configurations are for nearly every Android device out there. There’s different screen sizes and different screen types; There’s different processors, memory amounts, button layouts. . . There’s one configuration not nearly as talked about as processors and screens that –… Read more

Root Reviews: Anim Mod

So far throughout Root Reviews, everything reviewed has worked flawlessly. Unfortunately, with all the options for ROMs and devices that Android brings to you, that isn’t always the case. It’s a trade off that can be well worth it, but to say there isn’t very common compatibility issues would be lying. Today’s example of this situation, involves my myTouch… Read more

MKB Reviews: Time & Date Contrast Live Wallpaper

There are plenty of homescreen widgets and applications that can give you a large, visually appealing view of the time/date. There are things like Beautiful Widgets and others that take up widget space but give a simple, good looking view of this same information. This is a live wallpaper, however, so it takes up no icon space and still gets everything… Read more

Root Reviews: Theme Chooser

As far as carrier support for rooted Androids goes, it’s virtually non-existant. Until recently, carriers have been relatively quiet regarding the force behind the Android community. There is one carrier, however, working to change that. T-Mobile has recently begun making an a effort to show public support for the Android community by doing things like… Read more

Root Reviews: SetCPU

Of all the root only apps available for your device, there is perhaps none more popular than SetCPU. The two major goals SetCPU strives to help you achieve is more effecient battery life and overall better power management. Whether you’re underclocking or overclocking to fulfill those goals, there are plenty of options and features to help you get the job… Read more