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It’s been about 2 months since last time we went over HyperDrive ROM. Well, let me add that HyperDrive ROM has evolved during that time to a “freak of nature” offering you every bit of latest features from more than you can ever expect.
UPDATE: HyperDrive ROM RLS9.1 is OUT, CLICK HERE to see it instead of this one!!!
HyperDrive ROM RLS8.1 now is based on the latest ME7 Verizon firmware, meaning you will get App2SD and HDR camera out of the box. The fun start there though, you will get one HyperDrive Tweaks app that will allow you to do everything from customizing your Status bar to enabling screen-off Torch shortcuts and lots more.
HyperDrive ROM comes with a choice of bunch of TouchWiz launchers or even Jelly Bean stock launcher. My favorite is the 5×6 TouchWiz launcher (you can choose during its AROMA installer) with scrolling wallpaper. Also the modded TouchWiz launcher is so fast that you would not believe it’s TouchWiz (see video for that).
You will also find Nottach Xposed app nicely integrated into HyperDrive ROM (as last time) allowing you to further tweak your UI and even enable horizontal lockscreen rotation.
HyperDrive ROM now ships with HyperDrive OTA app that allows you to easily update the ROM over-the-air whenever there’s a new version plus get a bunch of themes, transition animations, keyboard skins, toggle colors, fonts, kernels, and much more.
Overall, if you are going to run one custom ROM for the next few months, you cannot go wrong with HyperDrive ROM because it offers you fast performance and great battery life on top of top-notch features. And of course, I’ve seen Scott Breen (the developer of the ROM) progress through many different devices, this ROM has to be his best yet so far in my opinion.
If you haven’t tried HyperDrive ROM yet, definitely give it a go this week(end) and do let me know what you think! Without a doubt, this ROM is one of the best out there if not the best.
What is a Custom ROM?
A custom ROM is a custom, modified operating system that you can install on your Android device. Basically it's like installing Windows OS on a Macbook. By installing a custom ROM, you can bypass stock factory settings like locked hotspot tether, install new Android versions early, or even convert your phone into another OS.
With a custom ROM, you can really maximize the capabilities of your smartphone by adding custom features that have been developed by open source developers.
How to Install Custom ROMs
First, you will need to root your device, if it is not rooted yet, follow our root tutorial and root your phone.
Once rooted, you should have TWRP installed on your phone. Installation of a custom ROM is easy if you learn the basic of it. If you don't know how to install custom ROMs using TWRP recovery, see our tutorial on How to Install Custom ROM using TWRP!