A "vanilla user interface" refers to a device with the default Android user interface. It lacks both manufacturer/carrier enhancements (e.g., Sense, BLUR) and ROM customizations from the mod community.

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Is there a list of android system status bar icons?

I'm not sure what some of the status bar icons mean on my Android Nexus 5 device (I'm referring to the icons in top right of screen, adjacent to the time). I've googled frequently but I keep getting ...
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How to remove TouchWiz and revert to a vanilla Android UI?

Is it possible to remove the TouchWiz UI and have the phone behave like the vanilla Android UI?
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - If I apply the update and install TouchWiz, will it hurt me?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. I love it. I think Google's default honeycomb UI is fine, but Samsung wanted to improve upon it with their own UI called "TouchWiz". Following an annoying ...
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Rooting & AOSP Android - Howto

I'm about to buy a new Android phone, and I'm looking at the LG Optimus One P500. IMHO it's a little better than comparable models from other brands (eg. Samsung Galaxy Fit), but there's only one ...
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How do I use stock UI on HTC Desire HD?

How do I disable HTC Sense on my HTC Desire HD without having to root my phone? I looked at a guide for the regular Desire and attempted to follow that but it didn't work (was missing the ability to ...