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Samsung vs Google: A New War in Mobile?

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Samsung-vs-GoogleIt appears that the long standing marriage between Samsung and Google may be coming to an end. According to Forbes, the Galaxy line creators will allow its users to download a beta version of Nokia Here Maps in October 2014, when the rounded Samsung Galaxy Gear S hits store shelves, and this might be the beginning of the end for Google’s OS on Samsung devices.

Samsung is pushing hard to replace Android with Tizen, their own, Linux-based operating . . . READ ON »

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Xperia Z3, New Android Wear Watches Unveiled at IFA, webOS Becomes LuneOS! – XDA Developer TV

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Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge and Sony announced the Xperia Z3 and the Smartwatch 3! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is the announcement of MultiROM being Ported to the Moto E and the Moto G and be sure the check out the article talking about webOS becoming LuneOS. . . . READ ON »

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Samsung to Release SIM Card-Ready Smartwatch

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The smartwatch madness continues. No further back than yesterday, we talked about LG uploading a video teaser showing off their upcoming LG G Watch R. Now, another Korean OEM decides to enter the game. The upcoming premiere of Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which should take place in just over a week, will also be the launching point for a few wearable devices.

As the Samsung leakster Sammobile claims, the new smartwatch will be available to purchase a few months after Note 4 release, and it will contain a SIM . . . READ ON »

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Samsung EFS Tool Updated to V5, Brings Universal Device Support

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You may recall that we’ve talked about XDA Recognized Contributor ricky310711‘s Samsung Tool a couple of times throughout the app’s lifespan. For those who don’t remember the name, this simple tool allows users to perform several simple but handy tasks such as backing up and restoring EFS, hot rebooting for a quick refresh, and full rebooting to recovery, download mode, or the Android OS.

Now, Samsung Tool has received a rather significant update to . . . READ ON »

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Get the AOSP Lock Screen on Your ICS-Powered Samsung Device

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Android is the only popular mobile operating system that allows users, developers, and OEMs to implement dramatic modifications to its user interface. Some OEMs such as Samsung, LG, and Sony release their devices with highly modified custom software, which differs greatly from Google’s version of Android that is seen in Nexus and GPe devices.

One of the aspects that is often changed in OEM skins is the lock screen. Almost every OEM has its own unique . . . READ ON »

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Learn How to Update Your Samsung Device with Kies

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Playing with custom ROMs and kernels is fun, but sometimes a phone needs to be restored to its stock, vanilla state. With Google Nexus devices, this is extremely easy, as no additional tool other than fastboot is needed. With Sasmung, Sony, and other devices, the situation becomes more complicated and some guidance might be required.

To restore Samsung device, you can pursue two methods: Odin and Kies. You can find plenty of guides on how . . . READ ON »

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Samsung Backdoor May Not Be as Wide Open as Initially Thought

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Earlier today, we talked about how the Replicant team found a potential backdoor in Samsung’s proprietary radio software. As demonstrated in a proof-of-concept attack, this allowed certain baseband code to gain access to a device’s storage under a specific set of circumstances. But upon closer inspection, this backdoor is most likely not as bad as it was initially made out to be.

A few hours after posting our previous article on the alleged backdoor, . . . READ ON »

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Replicant Devs Discover Backdoor in Samsung Android Devices

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You may recall that about five months ago, we touched upon a study demonstrating how OEM modifications are the primary cause for most “Android” security issues. Unfortunately, we offer yet another example of OEM-caused security issues—but this time, it’s not because of an OEM skin or bloatware. Rather, this is a potential vulnerability at a far deeper level: proprietary modem software.

The OEM in question is none other than Samsung, the Android ecosystem’s largest and . . . READ ON »

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Make Your Own Pre-Rooted Odin-Flashable Firmware With Ease

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Aside from being a famous god in Norse mythology, Odin is the name of an application used to flash Samsung firmware onto Galaxy phones and tablets. With this tool, you are able to revert your phone or tablet to vanilla state, and you can also root it using CF-Root or by changing the kernel without recovery.

Creating Odin- or Heimdall-compatible packages from scratch is not easy. But this isn’t challenging anymore, as XDA Senior Member . . . READ ON »

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