Once again, we have arrived on the most magical of holidays - the annual unveiling of HalfLife 3, and day on which co-workers believe it is appropriate to duct tape air horns behind doors. I speak, of course, about April Fools Day. As has become their custom, Google launched lighthearted "pranks" for each of their various services (with other tech sites following suit), and we have done our best to round up the humorous products and tweaks surfacing thus far. Warning: spoilers...
Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G Gets CyanogenMod 9 and 10, Exhilarate Gets CM10
The last time we brought you news on the Samsung Galaxy Blaze 4G, it was getting root and recovery. Since then, developers have been working to make it a more fun to device for flashers. After a few months, the Blaze 4G not only received CM9 but also CM10. On the same day, no less.
XDA Senior Member erikmm ported CyanogenMod9 to the Blaze 4G. Despite it being a first release, it is perfectly stable with the only known issue is that rotation is a bit laggy. Anyone looking for AOSP-based ICS on the Blaze 4G now has a good ROM to try out.
For unofficial CyanogenMod10, XDA Senior Member dr4stic did the heavy lifting. Unlike its CM9 sibling, CM10 does have quite a few issues. This includes some random rebooting, CM Updater freezes, and a reboot bug that is triggered by notifications due to a non-CM driver being used for the Blaze 4G buttons. Most of these issues are slated to be fixed in future updates, but for now this probably isn’t daily driver material due to the reboots.
Consequently, the CM10 port to the Blaze 4G also works on the Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate. Also developed by dr4stic, the ROM just needed a couple of kernel tweaks. Presumably, the same number of things are wrong since it is essentially the same ROM for both devices. XDA Forum Member ktempleton is maintaining a thread specifically for the Exhilarate folks here.
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