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LegacyXperia puts 2011 Sony Xperia devices on life support via CyanogenMod 11

Aside from giving users a more vanilla and more liberated Android experience, one of the side benefits of CyanogenMod is bringing Android to devices no manufacturer, or even Google, would dare go. In particular, the popular custom ROM has been the savior of many older devices that are relatively capable of running more recent Android versions, such as some of Sony's Xperia smartphones from 2011.

CyanogenMod to get built-in screen recording with touch indicator soon

Android users love sharing and showing off their latest themes, apps, and tricks, but sometimes screenshots just aren't enough to capture dynamic movements such as transitions, gestures, and other effects. CyanogenMod, the popular custom ROM that has somewhat become the go-to-guy for alternative and innovative Android solutions, will soon make that process super easy with a native screen recording utility.

Paranoid Android enter “legal gray area” with official 0-Day GAPPS pack

If you have installed a custom ROM such as Paranoid Android or CyanogenMod you likely understand the need for the GAPPS package. At the same time, you likely understand the frustration of those packages. They can be frustrating for a variety of reasons and it looks like the folks at Paranoid Android have taken this matter into their hands. Coming by way of the Paranoid Android Google+ page, we have the "Official 0-Day GAPPS."

Themer hands-on: the newest launcher for Android

Themer, the popular new app/launcher, has a waitlist approaching several hundred thousand people. The promise is simple: theme your device easily, making it appear fresh on a whim. Accomplished via a link to their MyColorScreen site, which houses various themes for you to use (as well as a tool to build your own!), Themer wants to make the fussy task of theming a device as simple as looking through a picture gallery. No wonder the wait list is so long.
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