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T-Mobile Galaxy S II ICS Accelerometer Fix Released
There is nothing quite like the feeling of knowing that one of your creations is universally appreciated and instantly popular. These are feats that pop stars like Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber can’t even manage to accomplish, as they are disliked worldwide by everyone over 25 and even many of the younger generation. However here on XDA, there are those releases that are universally loved and highly anticipated. And surprisingly, they’re not always a hit ROM or a root process.
For the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II, that release was an accelerometer fix. XDA Forum Member yaldak has released the accelerometer fix for the T-Mo SGS II, fixing accelerometer functionality in ROMs derived from the leaked ICS build. The fix takes place deep within the system down at the driver level. Says yaldak:
Specifically, this fixes the accelerometer issue altogether. Its a deep fix, going down to the driver level. So games and camera work too.
This should work on all ICS leak-derivative ROMs, including my own (and will be baked into my upcoming release).
Long story short, this was made possible due to the ATT Galaxy Note leak (a cousin of the T989)
In theory we can now start pushing out functional ICS ROMs. But there is still the pesky call echo issue, looking into that.
This is great news, as it fixes one of the two major problems that ICS ROMs have apparently been having for a long time. The user response response thus far has been very impressive. With yaldak looking into the call echo issue, the T-Mo SGS II could very well have bug free ICS in the very near future. Exciting.
Additional information, download links, and instructions can be found in the modification thread. Based on the 200 thanks yaldak has gotten in the first 14 hours of this mod’s release—not joking—you can pretty much assume it’s safe.
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