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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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Jimmy McGee · Apr 27, 2012

This Week in Development: HTC S-Off and the “Perfect” Phone – XDA TV

In This Week in Development, our friend Jordan is back to give you a quick run down of all the stories you need to know from this week's XDA Portal articles. Jordan covers many different device freedom stories from, most HTC devices getting S-Off, as well as most HTC bootloaders being unlockable. HTC is not the only OEM being freed for development; Jordan talks about the Samsung Galaxy Nexus getting a permanent SIM unlock. Also covered are the Phone Mods Section...

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Former Writer · Apr 19, 2012

Root a Boatload of Gingerbread-Running Samsung Devices

Rooting is the lifeblood of XDA. As such, obtaining root on a device is usually a prime candidate for recognition. This is with good reason, as root access allows users to flash ROMs, kernels, mods, and so on. What then do you say about a root method that has over two dozen supported devices? One word: Awesome. XDA Forum Member StoneBoyTony originally created a root method for the Samsung Galaxy Mini running Gingerbread, but the root method is also compatible with a...

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Adam Outler · Apr 3, 2012

Heimdall Suite Brings Linux and Mac Support to Over 50 Million Handsets

Heimdall Suite, an Open-Source Cross-Platform set of tools designed to flash firmware to Samsung devices, has received an incremental update to version 1.3.2. This latest update supports Galaxy S II GT-I9100, Galaxy Player,  Captivate, Vibrant, Fascinate, Mesmerize, Epic 4G, Galaxy S 4G, Infuse 4G, GT-I9000T, Galaxy Tab (7 and 10.1 inches) and of course the Galaxy S GT-i9000.  If your Samsung device is not listed here, testing is required. Heimdall has always been a favorite among kernel developers and those who frequently flash the latest kernels because no flashable update.zip...

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Conan Troutman · Mar 28, 2012

Samsung Users Bewildered By Random Russian E-Mail Application

A few days ago some users of certain Samsung Galaxy devices began to notice that within the pending updates in the Play Store (that name still feels wrong), was a strange app that they had not installed and the description of which was entirely in Russian. The application was entitled МТС Мобильная Почта, and has since been removed. What's more, users were unable to actually find this app on their device to uninstall it. Understandably those affected were somewhat concerned about...

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Former Writer · Mar 20, 2012

Hardware Mod Boosts Generic Adapter Charging Speed on Samsung Devices

Hardware mods can be tricky business. Modifying software is one thing, because if it messes up you can always restore that back up that all our rooted readers should have by now. Then it's back to normal to try something different another day. With hardware mods, though, there's a much bigger risk because if you mess up it is the end of the line for whatever you're hardware modding. So, with that in mind, be careful when doing hardware mods...

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Ian Stacy · Mar 16, 2012

Stock Rooted FC14 Update for the Epic 4G Touch Available

Samsung Epic 4G Touch owners, begin celebrating! XDA Senior Member Calkulin has posted the leaked FC14 4.0.3 firmware, stock and rooted with busybox installed, along with a de-odexed version and the FC14 modem. The developer warns that users installing the update must flash both the firmware file and the FC14 modem in the same ClockworkMod recovery session because after installation and rebooting you will no longer have CWM recovery. The developer also notes that a factory reset and data wipe is...

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Former Writer · Mar 8, 2012

Recover IMEI on the Galaxy S II and Other Samsung Devices in Nine Steps

Sometimes bad things happen and you don't even know it. Flashing modules can wreck your WiFi, kernels can bork your camera and, and flashing some ROMs can mess with your EFS folder---and thus your IMEI---on Samsung devices including the popular Galaxy S II I9100. XDA Forum Member vaskodogamagmail has posted about a method that may help users restore their IMEI if the all-important EFS folder is modified by accident. In a nut shell, restoring your backed up IMEI involves deleting the corrupted EFS folder,...

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Pulser_G2 · Mar 5, 2012

XDA Users Petition Samsung to Share More with Developers

After shipping 300 million handsets in 2011, Samsung is arguably the biggest and most important handset manufacturer at present. HTC seeks to challenge this with devices in its new One series, and Samsung is still seen by many to fall behind HTC when it comes to third party development. While we at XDA don't tend to cover petitions on the portal, it was felt that this one could potentially result in some major benefits for device users if it gains...

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orb3000 · Feb 19, 2012

Interview With Recognized Developer AdamOutler Pt. 3 Final

Finally we got to the third and final part of this interesting interview: If you missed previous parts, you can find them in here for Pt. 1, and here for Pt. 2 orb3000: What would you recommend to anyone interested in entering the high-level hardware mod world? AdamOutler: I would recommend getting a hold of some tools and hardware, get on google and do it! I'd choose the standard $60 Radio Shack temperature controlled soldering iron, some breadboards, leds, 1kohm...

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