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Pimp My Droid Weekly 1/18/13: Samsung Galaxy Camera, Paranoid Android, and More

January 19, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

So who’s ready for some Rooting and ROMing news? Every week we publish this feature where we bring you quite a few stories in the Rooting and ROMing world, which include ROM releases, new Mods, Root toolkits and much more. So you can get your Droid on quicker.

Xperia Z Launcher Ported to Samsung Devices


At CES, Sony announced the Xperia Z. It’s one sexy device. And now our favorite developers have ported the Xperia Z’s launcher over to Samsung devices. So now you can get your Xperia Z envy going on your Galaxy S3.

Droid Razr Maxx has been Rooted on Jelly Bean 4.1 OTA


Dan Rosenberg has successfully rooted the ‘unrootable’ Android 4.1 OTA for the Droid Razr Maxx and Droid Razr. You can learn more over at DroidRZR.

Paranoid Android Expanded Desktop Coming Soon

If you’ve been on Google+ at all this week, you’ve probably seen this. But Paranoid Android is working on a way to add an expanded desktop in their ROM (AOSPA). It’s actually pretty cool.

AOKP 4.2 Jelly Bean Hits Nexus devices


Popular custom ROM, AOKP, has now released Android 4.2.1-based ROMs for the family of Nexus devices. You can grab the new ROM from AOKP’s website.

Samsung Galaxy Camera Gets a Root Toolkit


Do you have a Galaxy Camera? Want to root it? Here’s a new toolkit to help you out. But be careful, you don’t want to tell your friends “I can take pictures, I bricked my camera”. Although that’d be pretty funny. You can get the root toolkit here.

Nexus Q Gets CyanogenMod 10.1


For all 10 of you with the Nexus Q, you’ll be happy to know there is a nightly build of CyanogenMod 10.1 for the device. Well technically there’s two, as of writing this. Grab it from CyanogenMod’s website and flash away.