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Rooted Samsung Galaxy Core Has Much More Potential

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Samsung smartphones do not offer very high levels of customization, especially for low-legacy phones.

The Samsung Galaxy Core is no exception, but by rooting it users can expect to unlock more capabilities. By installing a custom ROM, a rooted Samsung Galaxy Core has much more potential.

Available ROMs

The first and most popular Custom ROM available for the Samsung Galaxy Core is called the Monster ROM. Based on stock firmware, the Monster ROM provides stability and smooth operation through callibrations to improve the handset performance. Advanced tweaking gives the phone better performance with lower RAM usage overall. The decrease in RAM usage as well as graphics and internet tune ups make for an improved gaming experience. Modifications include new status bars, media gallery and video player improvements, a new boot animation, lockscreen changes like shortcuts and toggling, a new framework ported from Android v.4.3, as well as multi-window toggle, the Samsung Galaxy Core becomes a completely new smartphone. Many more features and add-ons create a totally customizable experience.

Installing ROMs

To install the ROM, you must first do so at your own risk. Research and decide if this is the choice for you. You must also make sure that your Samsung Galaxy Core smartphone is already rooted. The Monster ROM is only made for the Samsung Galaxy Core I8262 model. Do not use the ROM on any other devices, as there is a high risk of damaging other devices. First make sure that your phone is fully charged, that USB debugging is enabled, and that you have backed up all of your data. Download the latest Monster Custom Rom for Samsung Galaxy Core and place it on an external SD card. Turn off the device and enter Recovery Mode. To enter Recovery Mode, press and hold the Volume Up key, the Home key, and the Power Button. When the screen flashes, release all of the buttons. Perform a wipe data/factory reset. Wait until the data is completely wiped and go to the CWM recovery main menu. Select the wipe cache partition and then select the Wipe Dalvik Cache in the advanced options. Once the caches are wiped, go to the CWM recovery main menu and install zip from SD card. Input the path where the Monster Custom ROM is located. The installation should take about five minutes, after which you should reboot your phone. The phone will take about ten to fifteen minutes to initialize after start up.

If this method does not work for you, there are programs that can assist you in the process. One such program is called Odin. Do not hesitate to ask questions online, as the process carries a certain amount risk with it. Remember that rooting and installing custom ROMs voids the warranty of phones for all carriers and manufacturers. If you decide that this process is for you, be sure to do adequate research ahead of time and do not rush the procedures involved in installing Custom ROMs on your Samsung Galaxy Core.