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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Why aren't these UI “hacks” more often exploited?

I'm asking mostly about the global UI "hacks"1 in use by Facebook Messenger (specifically, chat heads) and the Facebook app itself (specifically, those really annoying "psuedo-Lollipop" notifications ...
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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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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 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 ...
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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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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 ...