With different ROMs being released for new phones everyday, us at AndroidMeter were wondering what exactly you use on your phone?  Some people do not want to mess with the software that was built and tested for the phone by the manufacturers in fear of bricking their phones while others want to customize the look and feel of their phone to a whole different level.  Let us know below what exactly you like and why.

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Personally, I own a Samsung Nexus S (AT&T) and an Asus Transformer Prime.  Both have the ability to unlock the bootloader but I have only actually unlocked my Nexus S.  My whole reasoning for this is that Google will continue to push out updates to my phone if it is unlocked while Asus will stop pushing you updates.

I like having the unlocked bootloader because then I was able to try out different ROMs and when Google was taking months to release ICS for the NS, I was able to run CM9 and still experience the goodness that is Android 4.0.  While I prefer stock Android (faster and less glitchy), I do like little features that CyanogenMod 9 has (i.e. setting in the pull down drawer and notification lights on the control buttons).

I haven’t unlocked or rooted my Prime mainly because it is brand new and does not need new software installed since Asus is still pumping out updates for it.

If you would like a tutorial on how to unlock you bootloader (if possible), root, or install a custom ROM, let us know in the comment section below.

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Justin Duino

Justin Duino

(Founder | Editor-in-Chief) - I am currently a student at the University of Nevada, Reno getting my degree in Computer Science.I have been fortunate to work with some brilliant people in the technology industry and plan to continue so for the rest of my life.I am currently using a Nexus 5, a Nexus 7 (2013), and a Nexus 10. Additionally, I am one of the first Glass Explorers with Google Glass and loving it!
Justin Duino