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Sensation Xe, Backup And Another Android Version

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#1 royduin

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:14 PM


I've got the HTC Sensation XE with the stock software (Android 4.0.3 and HTC Sense 3.6) but he's very slow!
So I've tried some taskmanagers and app killers but these doesn't help.

To make my phone faster I've got some questions:

1) Does it help to just root and install something to make it go faster? (so all my apps, files and settings stay)
2) Better to root the phone and install another Android version?

3.1) Cyanogenmod or something else?
3.2) Why?
3.3) And where can I find a tutorial to install this for my phone?

4.1) What are the pros and cons of Cyanogenmod (or another one) vs the default?
4.2) And what are the pros and cons of rooting/installing another Android version in general?
4.3) Is there some noob/beginners article on this?
4.4) Can I still use Google Play?

5.1) If I install another version I've to reset my phone?
5.2) I'd like to stick with my apps, files and settings. Is this possible?

6) If question 5.2 isn't possible, not a very big deal; I can re-install apps, reset settings and backup and restore my files (photos and contacts). But there's only one app I don't know how to backup: Smurf Village (for my girlfriend). She'll kill me if I lose the save game. Does somebody know how I can backup and restore that game?

7) Does a custom Android version auto update? So I don't have to update my phone manual time by time?

If you answer please explain why or just give me a link where I can find a good answer.

I've searched a lot but there's so much information about this! But not specific for the Sensation XE. Again, I'm happy with some good links to!

Kind regards,


P.S. I'm from the Netherlands, so I prefer a Dutch version!