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Jimmy McGee · Oct 15, 2012

More Devices, More Love, No Triangles – Triangle Away Reaches v2.05

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know what Triangle Away is. If you don’t, Triangle Away is a way to reset the flash counter on Samsung devices. That’s right. In their infinite wisdom, Samsung decided to keep track of the number of times you flash custom firmware to your device. Obstinately, this is to allow them to deny warranties and blame the hardware issues on unauthorized firmware. The logic seems flawed with the solid firmware available on...

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Former Writer · Oct 12, 2012

Need a Samsung USB Jig? Build Your Own

The USB jig for Samsung devices can be immensely useful. When used properly, they force a Samsung device into download mode so you can flash firmware over Odin and restore it to working order. It is especially useful when you've broken pretty much everything and need a fresh start. Additionally, it completely resets your flash counter. There is an application that can do this called TriangeAway by XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire, but it's always good to have additional options. If you find...

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Will Verduzco · Oct 9, 2012

Samsung Aware of Exynos Documentation Issue

Those who have followed the Samsung development community recently have no doubt noticed the current difficulties caused by a lack of proper documentation for the Exynos SoC. While Samsung has traditionally acted favorably towards the community, the lack of documentation is hampering aftermarket development efforts. Because lack of proper documentation makes it much more difficult (or impossible) for the developers to work with the devices, several high profile devs have expressed their distaste with the situation. In fact, XDA Elite Recognized Developer codeworkx of...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 3, 2012

Truth About Mobile Device Screens – Explanations, Comparisons, Misconceptions – XDA Developer TV

On today’s XDA Developer TV, Mad Scientist Erica presents us another short documentary video. Today’s topic is screen display technologies, or more specifically mobile device display technologies. With a bevy of devices sporting differing screen display technologies, Erica delves into this topic showing the strengths and weaknesses of each product. In this video Erica talks about what LCD and AMOLED screens are, how they are made, and the science behind them. Then, she talks about some common misconceptions of display...

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 26, 2012

Samsung, What Did We Do to Make You Hate Us? – XDA Developer TV

According to most reports, Samsung has almost 45 to 50 percent of the Android phone market. Being the largest Android phone device creator has it benefits. Samsung has often cooperated with developers, and we have created a great relationship with them. This relationship has created many great results. However, there seems to be a growing apart in our relationship lately. XDA Developer TV Producer azrienoch calls Samsung out. Azrienoch talks about Samsung’s past and gives them recommendations. What do developers...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 25, 2012

UART USB Guide for Galaxy Devices

Once upon a time, a white knight in shinning armor by the name of XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler brought us tons upon tons of knowledge on hardware specifications for the Samsung Galaxy Captivate and a few other related devices. He and a few other devs like XDA Forum Member TheBeano and Recognized Developer UberPinguin also brought us the key to opening up an door for hardware mischief, and in turn revealed an entire world of possibilities for aspiring devs and end users alike....

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Haroon Q. Raja · Aug 28, 2012

Remotely Control Samsung Devices from Your PC with TeamViewer QuickSupport

Want to access and control your Samsung Android device from your PC? You can now do so easily and securely using TeamViewer QuickSupport, which was just released in the Google Play Store. While TeamViewer has been available on Android for some time, previous versions only allowed you to remotely control your PC from your Android device. That is quite a useful feature, but at times when you're working on your PC, it's handy to be able to control your phone...

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jerdog · Aug 22, 2012

The ‘Sleeping Giant’ May Have Awoken

Legend has it that Admiral Yamamoto made the following statement shortly after Japan's 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor: "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve." While the validity of the statement has never been verified, the principle remains that you should be careful that the enemy you try to tease and poke is not a lion ready to devour you. I have seen a lion first-hand in the wild, and their tails...

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Jimmy McGee · Aug 8, 2012

Fast Dormancy – The Whole Story – XDA Developer TV

On today’s XDA Developer TV Erica is back to talk about the interesting topic of fast dormancy again. In last week’s video Erica gave an overview of Fast Dormancy, what it is and how it works. After weeks of research and hard work, Erica submits a great doctoral dissertation on Fast Dormancy. In this video Erica talks demonstrates the 3G state changes and discusses their impacts on the phone and battery life. She talks about how her network changes 3G...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 23, 2012

Jelly Bean on Desire HD, Kindle Fire, Nexus One, and Universal Root for ICS – XDA Developer TV

Jordan is back today to talk more about Jelly Bean news from the XDA Portal. Jordan covers CyanogenMod 10 for the Kindle Fire and Original Galaxy Tab. The HTC HD2 also gets an unofficial CM10 alpha release. Jordan talks about universal root for Ice Cream Sandwich phones. In Jelly Bean news, Jordan mentions the Jelly Bean OTA for the Nexus S. Also mentioned are Jelly Bean ports for the Galaxy S II i9100, HTC Evo 4G, Nexus One, MyTouch 4G Slide,...

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Former Writer · Jul 20, 2012

What is the Samsung Anyway Jig?

Samsung jigs have existed for quite some time, and have a number of uses. The most popular of which is the Download Mode jig, which is configured in such a way that, when plugged into a Samsung phone, it forces the phone into Download Mode. This is a popular way to fix certain types of bricked devices, when other methods fail to power them on. However, this is not all a jig is capable of doing. In fact, if a...

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jerdog · Jul 18, 2012

UK Judge Tells Apple to Publicly Apologize

Not many things in the world that can make me giddy with excitement, but a few come to mind right now: the births of my kid, seeing my wife, the next Batman movie, and Apple being told to publicly apologize. It is no secret that Apple has been on a crusade to publicly paint Samsung as a slavish copier of its iPad design with their Galaxy Tab line of tablets, with court cases in the UK, the US, and elsewhere...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 13, 2012

Jelly Bean AOSP Code, Compiling Jelly Bean, SGS2, EVO 3d, and A500 Get Jelly Bean! – XDA Developer TV

Today on XDA Developer TV, our good buddy Jordan, talks about Jelly Bean. Jordan covers news on Android version 4.1. Also covered is news from the XDA Portal regarding Google's latest operating system. There is so much Jelly Bean news this week that it feels like a candy shop. More specifically, Jordan covers the Jelly Bean Source Code release to the Android Open Source Project, AOSP, and Android 4.1.1 rolling out to the Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus. The article...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 15, 2012

This Week in Development: Random Recap – XDA TV

For today’s episode of This Week in Development, Jordan talks about a varied assortment of news from the XDA-Developers Portal. Jordan begins by talking about the range of items you can use with the Samsung Galaxy S III. Jordan then talks about a very cool Nook Touch to Desktop conversion and the Interview with CyanogenMod Developer Ricardo Cerqueira. Jordan finishes up by talking about the developments on the HTC One X and XDA's relationship with the GPL.  Lastly, Jordan reminds...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 11, 2012

This Week in Development – Quick Take: HTC Failure, Samsung Fix – XDA TV

Returning for another Quick Take of This Week in Development, Jordan gives a run down on several stories of interest from the XDA Portal. Jordan talks about Samsung working towards their hard brick fix. And in some unfortunate news, Jordan talks about the HTC One X hardware issues. In other news Jordan talks about AntiSpy Mobile, and how floating apps should be easier to create because StandOut released their libraries to developers. Jordan also mentions our most recent Pro Tip video on XDA TV. (more…)

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Jimmy McGee · May 25, 2012

This Week in Development: Microsoft, Motorola and Nokia – XDA TV

Join us as our friend Jordan returns for another episode of This Week in Development. Jordan begins by covering all the tutorials available on XDA, from Beginning Android ROM Development to porting LewaOS and JoyOS to your phone. Jordan then talks about the AT&T HTC One X bootloader unlock, S Voice fix, and Samsung Note international source code release. Jordan covers XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire's Windows Mobile 6 market hack and XDA Portal Administrator Will Verduzco's how to root the how to root...

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Jimmy McGee · May 21, 2012

This Week in Development Quick Take: Samsung Galaxy S III – XDA TV

In today’s Quick Take of This Week in Development, Jordan covers all the noteworthy articles from the XDA Portal. As Jordan discusses, the most important articles were about the Samsung Galaxy S III. This weekend the Galaxy S III was rooted, official stock firmware was leaked, Samsung S Voice was ripped, and the first custom ROM was released. In related news, the older Samsung Galaxy S II and Note have a serious bug that could brick your device. Jordan then talks...

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Jimmy McGee · May 18, 2012

This Week in Development: Apple, HTC, Google, Oracle, Motorola and Samsung – XDA TV

This week on the XDA Portal, we saw many important stories. To give a run down of these stories, XDA TV Producer Jordan returns with another episode of This Week in Development. Jordan mentions the Apple versus HTC patent wars and court battles. In more big, rich companies versus other rich companies news, Jordan updates us on the Oracle versus Google trial. In more Google news, the limit on device deauthorization on Google Music is discussed. The lamentable actions by Motorola and...

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Will Verduzco · May 10, 2012

Samsung Smart App Challenge 2012

Here at XDA-Developers, development isn't just something we do, its what we do.  Samsung recognizes this, and would like for us to draw your attention to the Smart App Developer Challenge 2012, which will be helping sponsor XDA TV for the next couple of months. The challenge is looking for app developers to create new and innovative applications for the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Galaxy Note and upload them to Samsung Apps. Samsung will then award 80 lucky winners with...

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Jimmy McGee · May 4, 2012

This Week in Development: Samsung Galaxy S III and More – XDA TV

In this episode of This Week in Development, Jordan the highlights from this week’s XDA Portal articles. Jordan spends a lot of time talking about the new Samsung Galaxy S III, from the Samsung Unpacked 2012 announcement, to XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler's Hacker's Overview of the Galaxy S III processor and the new Galaxy S III forum being added. Also, Jordan covers the CM9 release for the Galaxy Note, and the HD2 getting Ice Cream Sandwich Hardware Acceleration. Jordan...

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