Stock ROMs are crap. I tried to hold on to it but it came to a point where my phone memory was running out of space and I could not move my apps to the internal SD card. Their fault anyway, Samsung’s that is. So I decided to use a custom ROM instead, courtesy of Cyanogen Mod.
There are other custom roms out there but most, or maybe all of them base it on Cyanogen’s version then just stock them up with their own tweaks. The result? Seamless. Fast. Yes! Blazingly fast, even during bootup. Plus, I like the fact that you can just long press the power button and choose Screenshot in the menu rather than doing those 3 annoying button press at the same time.
And just like that, I could then move my apps to internal SD card. Plus, I decided to use an Ice Cream Sandwich theme for CM7. Looks great doesn’t it?
There is one thing you should take note though. In my case, I could not install stock apps from Samsung’s TouchWiz interface because their apps uses libraries only found in the TouchWiz. If you really want to have those apps back into your phone, you will have to revert back to your stock ROM.
If you want to upgrade to a custom ROM, make sure your phone is rooted.
One of the well known features in a working environment is its ability to be able to use themes. However, the most common problem is it is hard to make on. You would have to be familiar with the inner workings of that environment.
Take for example a web browser. Whether it is Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome, it is not easy to make a theme unless you know how it works beneath it all. This is the first time though, that I came across a service that lets you design and build themes for your web browser easily.
Brand Thunder has a browser theme building portal where you can Create your own browser theme for your favorite browsers with some clicks and drags. You do not have to know the inner code that makes it work with the browser. Everything is presented to you visually and it handles the rest in creating your theme.
And I am saying “easy” because I tried it myself. If you do not like any of the pre-defined images supplied there, you can easily upload one of your own. That is how flexible it is. I am not that much of a tech junkie but since I was able to make one without any bottlenecks, I am sure that you can easily make one too.