Pimp My ROM

Android is best known for it’s ability for customization. One of the primary reasons for one to buy an android device is to have complete control over their smartphone. Customization being a very important part of the motives for buying an Android device. Living up to it’s reputation Android provides a very wide variety of MODs and Customizations. But often one faces difficulties in finding various different MODs on blogs and websites on Internet. Many times you wish there was a common repository for universal MODs and even better if there was an app to apply the same in a matter of a click.

Pimp My ROM - main screen

If you are one such person your wish has been granted with an app called “Pimp My ROM“. The app’s name’s  resemblance to the popular TV show “Pimp my ride” is noticeable. However, just like the TV show it does  completely overhaul your device. Pimp My ROM is developed by Androguide.fr at XDA and also launched it on Google Play store. Pimp My ROM is one of a kind app that allows you to apply various different MODs, tweaks and hacks to your rooted device. Yes you read it right, the app is unfortunately only available for rooted devices. But the vast plethora of devices it is compatible on is uncanny.

Pimp My ROM - tools

The various MODs and Tweaks provided within Pimp My Rom are listed as below:

  1.  Build.prop Tweaks – It provides tweaks such as better image quality, better video quality, prevent redraws of launcher by locking it in memory, 3G tweaks, Better touch screen response and various such tweaks that involve editing the “build.prop” file in your system.
  2. Enable/Disable Android Features – It allows you to enable or disable various features such as GPU UI rendering, Android Logger, volume buttons wake, etc.
  3. Multitasking – Allows you to modify the OOM groupings to increase the amount of multi tasking supported by your device.
  4. Add Features & Mods – You can add mods via this app like XLoud, Beats Audio, Bravia engine, etc. The app will download the flashable zips to your SD card which you can flash via a recovery.
  5. GPS Configuration – These tweaks allow you to increase GPS locking speed.
  6. Internet Security & Stability – Many tweaks that improve the security and Internet browsing stability of the device.

One of the unique features of this app is that it provides you with a rescue package which will undo most of the tweaks applied by this app. However, it is always recommended to take a Nandroid backup before applying any MOD as a General Rule. This app is still in it’s alpha stage which means many of the MODs and tweaks may not work or even worse, put your device into boot loops. If you want to tweak your device you must have a look at this app.


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