Here are some tips and pointers for our ZTE Supreme. It’s a great phone but we can always make it better. How to Disable apps on phone Some apps you don't use on your phone but still run in the background. You can disable some of these apps like Gmail or even Real Racing 3. Go to Settings>Apps then scroll to the right and you will see ON SD CARD, RUNNING, and the last list is ALL. You will find the app on the ALL list and be able to disable the app. If you have updates installed, then uninstall updates then you will be able to disable the app. You can't disable all the apps, just some. No need to be rooted for these apps Android Kit Kat Email app This app works very well on our phone and seems to work better than the stock email app. APK Download: Here's The Default Email App From Android 4.4, With Gmail-Style UI And A Slide-Out Menu Button Savior Non Root The capacitive buttons can be a bit iffy sometimes and this app helps a lot. It adds sort of like soft keys on the side of the screen and it has a trigger to show and hide the soft keys. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smart.swkey.nonroot HD Camara Ultra If your not happy with the camera taking blurry pictures then try out this camera app. It takes clear pictures practically every time for me. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jessdev.hdcameras Power Toggles This app adds toggles to your notification bar. You can add Data, WiFi, flashlight toggles on there. you can also add a nice looking battery on the notification bar. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.painless.pc 8sms This app is an SMS app. Its a port of the stock messaging app from 4.2.2 with few extra things. I used to use GO sms but it has become very bloated and slow. 8sms is very stable, quick and no bloatware. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thinkleft.eightyeightsms.mms MMS fix for our phone Ok so maybe some of you have noticed that you can't send MMS on 3rd party SMS apps. I used to use Go sms, Textra and now use 8sms and none worked so had to use default messaging app to send MMS. After much research and messing with phone I found a fix! We need to manually input APN information. These are instructions to 8sms app, but should be about the same for other apps. Open 8sms, go to Settings>MMSC settings. You are going to have to type this inside the following sections. MMSC: http://mmsc.vmobl.com:8088 MMS Proxy: 126.96.36.199 MMS Port: 80 Nova Launcher This launcher is very smooth and very customizable. Much better than the default Launcher. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.launcher How to root on a Mac This was the only way that I found out to root the ZTE Supreme with a Mac, also works on Windows of course. Very simple instructions. Rooting with Cydia Impactor - xda-developers You need to be rooted to do these changes SuperSU This app grants you root access to apps. So first thing to download after rooting phone. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.chainfire.supersu AdAway This app blocks ads from apps and internet browser. https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.adaway GL to SD This app helps save a lot of storage on phone if you play games, or just large size apps. You can move the data files to your external sd card. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.slf.ListglApp Here is a video on how to use it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYhj9pGbnUY LMT Launcher This app is like the Button Savior but on steroids. You can get to your soft keys and shortcuts from the sides, bottom. You can also use gestures. It's very customizable. [APP][ROOT] LMT Launcher v1.912/v2.0 RC6 for various devices - xda-developers Here is a video on how to use it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oha8ijaD9dc How to disable Boot sound I really hate the super annoying boot sound on our phone, I’m sure you feel the same. All you have to do is add .bak to the sound file. The file is located in system>etc and the file name is Bootsound_virgin.ogg, rename to Bootsound_virgin.ogg.bak then restart phone. How to disable Camera shutter sound I also don’t like the camera shutter being on all the time so I disabled it. The file is located in system>media>audio>ui and the file is called camera_click.ogg, rename to camera_click.ogg.bak then restart phone. How to enable Soft keys This is to enable the soft keys on our phone. Some people may not like it because it takes up some space on the screen but I really like it, it’s so responsive and it looks cool. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fie9TBOyE4U I used Root Browser from the Play Store to change the file names and build prop. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrummy.root.browserfree Xposed framework This app allows you to do so many mods on your phone without flashing anything. You can change the color of statusbar, add battery percentage, and so much more. Of course this app only gives you access to change things but you need to install separate modules like Gravitybox to actually make changes. Thanks to David Dubz for this find. Xposed Installer | Xposed Module Repository [APP][JB][XPOSED] GravityBox v2.8.4 - tweak box for Android 4.1/4.2/4.3 [23/12/2013] - xda-developers Here is a full collection of Xposed Modules: [INDEX][XPOSED][12/16] Collection of XPOSED Modules | Post Modules' request here! - xda-developers Font Installer This app changes the font to your whole phone. *Please use it with caution, it may mess up your phone*. Thanks to stevestone for this find. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrummy.font.installer Greenify This app can save you a lot of battery. It hibernates apps when not being used, rather than running in the background wasting battery juice. Be careful and don't add your messaging app or something like that to the list. This app really does work. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.oasisfeng.greenify Android Clock 4.2.2 This is the Clock app from android 4.2.2 ported to 4.1.2. It looks and works great on our phone. It includes timer, stopwatch, and alarm. Here is the link for the apk and instructions: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2402924 If any body has any more tips or pointers, please post them. Here is a screen shot to show the soft keys enabled and the nice looking battery on notification bar from Power Toggles.