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Old August 28th, 2009, 06:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default General questions from a soon-to-be-magic-owner

Hey, I think I'm going to get a Magic soon (on Vodafone in the UK) and I've seen a lot of talk about rooting, roms, cupcake and even running the Hero sense ui on the Magic.

I'd like to know what are the main benefits to tweaking/changing/upgrading the Magic's OS, or if I should just stick to what comes out of the box.

I know Vodafone tend to brand their handsets heavily, which I don't like, and would prefer the Magic to be as Google/HTC intended it - would rooting/a ROM change this? (I've flashed & debranded my old K800 in the past which improved it no end)

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Old September 1st, 2009, 11:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey, I think I'm going to get a Magic soon (on Vodafone in the UK) and I've seen a lot of talk about rooting, roms, cupcake and even running the Hero sense ui on the Magic.

I'd like to know what are the main benefits to tweaking/changing/upgrading the Magic's OS, or if I should just stick to what comes out of the box.

I know Vodafone tend to brand their handsets heavily, which I don't like, and would prefer the Magic to be as Google/HTC intended it - would rooting/a ROM change this? (I've flashed & debranded my old K800 in the past which improved it no end)

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I really suggest you root and use a custom ROM... There is a lot to choose from, just take the one that fits your need most.
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Well there are many many, really countless and evergrowing benefits. For example, you can do a nandroid backup to FULLY backup everything on your phone.

You can flash custom ROMs, which is the biggest deal. For exampe, CyanogenMod ROM is very very fast, much faster than stock, has tons of optimizations, landscape mode pretty much everywhere, and also Multitouch.
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The HTC Magic is the second EVER Android Phone and first launched on Vodafone in Europe on May 1st. With a sexy, slim form factor, 3.2 inch touchscreen and beautiful HVGA resolution, the Magic greatly increased the physical attraction to Android. ... Read More

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