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fresh start with android with nexus 4 : need suggestions
« on: February 17, 2013, 12:21:20 AM »
I was using apple (iOS) till now, first time using android..
just got my nexus 4.

tell me what are cool things to do, cool & must have apps & necessary sit4esm resources etc..

and rooting  (was using jailbroken ipod touch), benifits and disadvantages etc..


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Re: fresh start with android with nexus 4 : need suggestions
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 04:11:33 AM »
Welcome to the forums...

There are allot of apps that you would have used on iOS available on Android and if not the exact application, then something similar.

Popular applications:

Amazon Kindle
Amazon MP3
Apex Launcher
Barcode Scanner
Battery Widget! Reborn
Beautiful Widgets
Carbon for Twitter
Carbon - App Sync and Backup
Cerberus Anti Theft
DashClock Widget
Google Drive
Falcon Pro
Light Flow Lite
MX Player
Notification Weather
Nova Launcher
Solid Explorer
Speed Test
Tunein Radio
TV Portal
Ultimate Custom Widget (UCCW)
VLC for Android Beta

Popular games:

Angry Birds
Bad Piggies
Bomb The Zombies
Grand Theft Auto: III
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Temple Run
Temple Run 2

Great apps that are already in your Nexus 4:

Google Now
Play Books
Play Magazines
Play Music

Root is a little like jailbreaking but its also so much more, in short, you are able to read/write at the system or "/" level of the device. This gives the ability to customise more (Android is more customisable than iOS without root), run root only applications, install a custom recovery for backing up and flashing, flashing custom ROM's.

There are applications that can only used or used in full with root like:

Helium - App sync and Backup
Goo Manager
ROM Manager
Root Explorer
Titanium Backup
Voodoo OTA RootKeeper

Unlike iOS, Android doesn't need to be jailbroken or rooted to sideload applications, some extreme customisation is possible on Android without rooting using 3rd party launchers like Apex and Nova and widgets and applications like UCCW and Zooper Widget.

Hope that helps and gives you some insight in the world of Android.

Sent from my 32GB Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
« Last Edit: June 12, 2013, 02:22:42 AM by JayJ »


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Re: fresh start with android with nexus 4 : need suggestions
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2013, 10:12:31 PM »
Root it then install the ROM you like. Enjoy
Current Devices: Nexus 4, Nexus 7
Past Devices: Galaxy Tab 10.1, Xperia Arc S


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