5X was made for tinkering

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The Honor 5X was made for tinkering | Android Central

Opinions of EMUI aside, one thing that nearly everyone agrees about is that the Honor 5X has excellent hardware. You get a lot of phone for $200... And with Huawei embracing the custom development community, that means custom ROMs.

I'm looking forward to see what comes out way... Maybe getting my Nexus 6P a stock Android-running (slightly) little brother.

But I will say I'm happy to see that Honor isn't treating the custom development community as a pariah... It's those home-brewed builds where innovation begins.
 

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Hmmm... When you signed up for the Huawei account, what phone number did you use? It didn't give an option for a usa number.
 

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Hmmm... When you signed up for the Huawei account, what phone number did you use? It didn't give an option for a usa number.

That's for a verification code. There is a tab to do it over Email. I'm sure they won't pay for international calls.

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I have already unlocked the bootloader, rooted, debloated.... Then had to do some adb/fastboot work and had to re-bloat lol

I haven't tinkered this much with a phone since my thunderbolt days.... It has been fun and I look forward to future development and roms!

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I have already unlocked the bootloader, rooted, debloated.... Then had to do some adb/fastboot work and had to re-bloat lol

I haven't tinkered this much with a phone since my thunderbolt days.... It has been fun and I look forward to future development and roms!

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How's performance after doing all that? My phone is slow as hell

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Mine is still pretty slow, some stuff is OK, but over all of SLOW.... Hopefully they'll get development of custom roms out soon, or else I'll have to jump ship lol

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Mine is still pretty slow, some stuff is OK, but over all of SLOW.... Hopefully they'll get development of custom roms out soon, or else I'll have to jump ship lol

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I would guess that you would need a custom kernel to really improve things.
 

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I would guess that you would need a custom kernel to really improve things.

Very much so.... that's going to be the first piece of the puzzle. No matter what you do with the phone now, you will still have to content with low level software (i.e. kernel) that wants to conserve power at all costs.
 

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