Customizing how smartphones look like can be interesting and useful. For users who have always been eager to change their Samsung ATIV S Windows phone handset, then it should be good news to know a custom ROM is available. XDA developers just released the custom ROM helping people change the live tiles of their phone. Is the hack any good?
A developer who goes by the name " WOLF" has created a custom ROM that can unlock the handset. Not only this, the custom ROM can also add a series of new features. For example, every time the user flashes the ROM, it will remove the volume limit of the phone. Users can then turn up the volume to levels they have not be able to before.
Users should be careful when increasing the volumes. Too much can "blow up" the speakers. It is still best to keep the levels at a minimum or just right.
The custom ROM can also remove the pre-pinned Samsung apps including other similar programs pre-installed with the device. Once a user installs the ROM, the program will allow the person to search via Yandex or Google. Both applications should be installed in the device. People can use either of the two to look for the key.
Other benefits the program provides include full access to Internet Sharing capability and APNs.
Another ROM from XDA allows people to tamper with the 3 column live tile of the Samsung ATIV S. The layout works well with a 720p resolution display. To proceed with the hack, users should follow these steps:
1. Proceed to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESSoftware Microsoft Shell OEM Start.
2. Change the Screen Size to 1. This will guarantee that the home screen on the Samsung ATIV S handset will appear like the home screen of Nokia's Lumia 1520.
3. Test the handset to check whether the hack has been successful.
Users are advised to browse over the thread at XDA Developers Forum to understand more what the hack can do. There are also other tips and tricks over at the forum for people to refer at. People can also go to the forum to raise their concerns and queries.
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