How I Use Android: Franco.Kernel and Focus creator Francisco Franco

These days, most Android devices work pretty well out of the box — but that doesn’t mean you can’t get under the hood and do some serious tinkering if your inner geek demands it.

From the get-go, Android’s been a virtual playground for power users, with a fully accessible file system and the ability to take complete control over a device. Just like other Linux-based operating systems, Android allows you to gain root access and do some insanely advanced customizations (assuming, of course, you know what you’re doing and don’t mind taking the associated risks; remember, that which is prodded can easily be punctured).

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