Pimp My ROM: The definitive collection of tweaks for nearly any custom ROM
The world of Android development never ceases to amaze me. I’ve been around since before Android OS versions came with sugary-sweet code names (I still remember version 1.0 getting updated to 1.1, where one of the biggest feature additions was the ability to save attachments in messages). In that time, the development scene has seen an immeasurable amount of evolution, with more and more new developers joining the community every day.
Back then, rooting your device came with significant risk. At the time, people were still just learning what they were doing, so the potential for damaging your phone was higher than it is today, in a day and age where devices get rooted even before they’re made available to the public.
If you’re among the brave Android users who have taken the plunge and unlocked the true potential of your smartphone or tablet, there is an interesting new project we stumbled across, called Pimp My ROM. PMR is a powerful, Aroma Installer-based script that lets you cherry pick from an extensive list of tweaks, mods, apps, themes and features to apply to your current ROM.
Here’s a look at just a few of the goodies packed in this one:
- Faster internet browsing
- Better Battery consumption
- Miscellanous kernel tweaks
- Ondemand governor tweaks
- Use Adblock hosts to block in-app advertising
- Improve External sdcard I/O performances
- Zipalign all apk at each boot
- Better jpg image quality
- Better camera recording quality
- Enable hardware video acceleration
- Enable gpu UI rendering
- Enable HSUPA
- Enable JIT (Just In Time) Compiler for Dalvik vm
- Much much more
Now for the awesome part. This script can be used on any Android device, running any custom ROM, as long as the custom ROM of your choice has init.d support. Not sure if your ROM has init.d support? Check your ROM’s original thread (the place you downloaded it from) for details, or ask your ROM’s developer. He/she will know.
Keep in mind, OMG!Droid can’t be held accountable for anything you do to your phone or tablet. Be sure to read all the instructions and make a Nandroid backup before you begin. All of the information you’ll need, as well as the files, can be found in the original Pimp My ROM thread on XDA.
Once you’ve installed, be sure to stop back and let us know what kind of setups you’re all running. We’d love to hear how your experience is going.