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Android on Bada Now More Functional than Ever
Bada is a somewhat lesser known OS released by Samsung alongside with their Wave series in late 2009. Eventually, this operating system was dropped from active development in 2013 and replaced by Tizen. Relatively quickly, developers realized that they could put another OS onto Wave devices, but porting a different OS is an extremely difficult and time-consuming task, as almost all drivers needs to be rewritten. But this is XDA, and the term impossible is clearly not available in our dictionary.
A few months ago, we covered a major step forward in bringing up Android to Samsung Wave devices. Now, the project named BadaDroid is even more functional thanks to work done by XDA Senior Member volk204 and Elite Recognized Developer Rebellos. The recent 2.1 version of the ROM fixed a lot of RIL-related problems. Now, the WCDMA-only mode is available, and devices can read contacts, messages, voicemail number directly from SIM card. Another new addition is the ability to receive MMS messages. The build still has few bugs left, but the list is getting shorter, and the developers describe it as BETA. Maybe BadaDroid can soon be considered daily driver material.
Volk204 was kind enough to provide some screenshots to show that RIL is almost fully working, and that the project is going into right direction.
If your experience with Bada is far from great, don’t hesitate to visit the ROM thread and try CyanogenMod 10.1 on your Wave. The developers should be congratulated for their work to break through the previous hurdles.
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