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  1. thecarlsoncrew

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    Hey, gang! I'm running 4.1.2, happily rooted and everything working fine. I've flashed ROMs a couple times in the past when they have provided features or functionality that are noticeably better than the stock OS, so although I'm certainly not an expert I'm also not afraid to try a few things.

    I've recently developed an itch to flash CM10 (using Safestrap, and having a kind of dual-boot scenario where I can boot into either CM10 or stock as needed), but from the videos and screenshots I've been able to find it looks almost identical to the stock ROM. I've done a bit of searching, but have yet to find any major differences from stock other than having the bloatware removed. I know a lot of people love CM10, but why? Can someone enlighten me what sets CM10 apart from the stock? If there are some compelling reasons, I'm in...I just haven't found them yet.

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    For greater visibility I moved your question to where root-related questions on the Razr and Razr Maxx are discussed.

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    Speed and customization are the main differences.
     
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    Speed I get, though that's largely dependent upon the things any given user has running. However, can you elaborate on what customization is available on CM10 that isn't available on stock (plus a launcher like Apex or Nova)?

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    CM uses the Tmobile theme engine. Goes far beyond a launcher theme ;)
     
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    Okay, that's good to know. I'll read up on that some. Thanks!
     

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