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gROM on my LG Optimus S

I got tired of running out of room for apps on my phone, especially with some of the sweet games I wanted to play.  So I figured I’d go for a custom ROM finally, that gets rid of the pre-loaded Sprint junk and otherwise just works fine.  gROM fits that bill nicely, while adding some nice features (overclocking, Flash).  I won’t bore you with the details, only link you to this step by step guide on how to root and flash a new ROM.  It worked perfectly for me.

My impressions so far – I can definitely feel the slight speed increase from the overclock.  After restoring all of my apps, and adding back a few I had been forced to uninstall to save space, I still have 75mb of app space free.  That’s a far cry from bouncing between 15-20mb free and having to clear app cache all the time to get rid of the ‘you are running low on storage’ message.  I haven’t noted any issues with the various apps I’ve tried running since the switch (Plume, Gmail, Facebook, Draw Something, Fruit Ninja, G+, Nook, Llama, and others).  I haven’t tried anything that uses Flash, but really, I didn’t need that on this phone.

I last rooted my Hero, and this was even easier.  I highly recommend this to any Optimus S owner who is trying to make their phone feel useful for a few more months, while awaiting Sprint’s new LTE 4G phones.

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Friday Finds – Gingerbread and Satellites

Hey everybody, hope you had a good week.  I was busy being productive at work (and moving to another building) so the links are light.  Here are this week’s posts:

A beautiful new day, seen from space.  And oh yeah – it happens 18 times a day for them.

You’ve all heard about the neutrinos by now, probably.  I’m still thinking there’s a problem with their calculations or equipment, but if not, big changes to our understanding of the universe.

Scientists in Spain discovered a cloaking device (for magnetic fields).  Where would scientists get names for stuff if not for Sci-Fi books and shows?

Insert witty comment about hoping the satellite debris finds the cast of Jersey Shore.