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    Default How to make my phone a real 'smart' phone

    Suggest me some apps that can really make my nexus worth being called a smart phone.

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    Default Re: How to make my phone a real 'smart' phone

    Hi! What sort of things are you looking for it to do?

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    Default Re: How to make my phone a real 'smart' phone

    Llama - Who's Using It and Any Good Examples?

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/and...-examples.html
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    It already is. If you don't believe me, just compare it to some of the other "smartphones" on the market. There are only half a dozen or so that are comparable or exceed it. It exceeds all the others. Now if you are looking to get all the extra out of your phone, I would suggest rooting it and either installing a custom rom or doing some modding and theming to it. Once rooted, I would look at getting a good file manager. I use ES File Explorer. I would also consider a good app and backup manager. I find Titanium Backup to be the best with this. If you want to greatly enhance the system sound, Viper4Android works awesome on the Nexus. Just be aware that rooting does void the warranty while in that state. You can always return to stock if needed for warranty purposes. Rooting is also not for the complete novice. I would read up and have a little technical know how before taking that path. If you are simply looking for some bells and whistles, others will come along with some good app suggestions. You could also look at the sticky up above.

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    Tasker
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    For starter you can use an app like utter! to do voice control.

    I use Tasker with AutoVoice to do automated tasks, but they have a steep learning curve and may not be for everyone.

    You could consider getting MotoX which have some features the Nexus doesn't.

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    Default Re: How to make my phone a real 'smart' phone

    Hope my question was framed right..i meant no insult to the n4. just adore it. wanted to make it just a tad smarter
    need a starter's guide on rooting and installing a custom rom like cm. for someone with minimum technical know-how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manoj Bhaskaran View Post
    Hope my question was framed right..i meant no insult to the n4. just adore it. wanted to make it just a tad smarter
    need a starter's guide on rooting and installing a custom rom like cm. for someone with minimum technical know-how.

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    Read the guide "Factory Image Restore" here, perform it successfully first, then read the "Unlock & Root": Nexus 4 Rooting, ROMs, & Hacks - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com

    There are plenty of guides on youtube as well. You should try some of the apps suggested first. You don't need to root and install custom roms to make use of 'smart' features on Android.
    Last edited by someguy01234; 12-24-2013 at 05:34 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gekko View Post
    Llama - Who's Using It and Any Good Examples?

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/and...-examples.html
    This right here. With Llama I never have to change volumes, unlock with pattern or pin when at a trusted place (and make sure lock is set when out). Lots of other things that I do not use it for that can be done.

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    Default Re: How to make my phone a real 'smart' phone

    Llama and locale to start, tasker for the advanced user. If you root, look into the xposed framework and gravity box. Gravity box lets you do some pretty amazing tweaks without worrying about a custom rom.
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    Default Re: How to make my phone a real 'smart' phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Rizy7 View Post
    Tasker
    +1 to Tasker.. makes smartphones really smart
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