Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Mar 2012 00:35 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Due to their very nature, custom Android ROMs have root enabled by default. Up until relatively recently, installing custom Android ROMs was a thing geeks did, and as such, this wasn't much of a problem. However, over the past few days, I've found out just how easy installing custom ROMs and modifying them really is (I'm running this one until CyanogenMod 9 is ready for the SII), and it seems like more and more regular users are engaging in the practice as well. Suddenly, having root enabled becomes a security liability.
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On CM9 now
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 17th Mar 2012 17:16 UTC
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Installed CM9 nightly today on my SII. Everything works (save for the known lack of video recording, CM needs kernel source for that), and I haven't experienced any crashes or bugs. The thing is lightning fast. It's insane.

It does seem to suck battery faster, but then again, I'm using it more often to play with it, so it probably isn't going into deep sleep as much as when I was still on GB.

Suffice it to say - fcuk Samsung and stock crap. CM all the way from now on.

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