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BadaDroid

BadaDroidBada is a somewhat lesser known OS released by Samsung alongside with their Wave series in late 2009. Eventually, this operating system was dropped from active development in 2013 and replaced by Tizen. Relatively quickly, developers realized that they could put another OS onto Wave devices, but porting a different OS is an extremely difficult and time-consuming task, as almost all drivers needs to be rewritten. But this is XDA, and the term impossible is clearly not available in our dictionary.

A few months ago, we covered a major step forward in bringing up Android to Samsung Wave devices. Now, the project named BadaDroid is even more functional thanks to work done by XDA Senior Member volk204 and Elite Recognized Developer Rebellos. The recent 2.1 version of the ROM fixed a lot of RIL-related problems. Now, the WCDMA-only mode is available, and devices can read contacts, messages, voicemail number directly from SIM card. Another new addition is the ability to receive MMS messages. The build still has few bugs left, but the list is getting shorter, and the developers describe it as BETA. Maybe BadaDroid can soon be considered daily driver material.

Volk204 was kind enough to provide some screenshots to show that RIL is almost fully working, and that the project is going into right direction.

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If your experience with Bada is far from great, don’t hesitate to visit the ROM thread and try CyanogenMod 10.1 on your Wave. The developers should be congratulated for their work to break through the previous hurdles.

Jordan0325

The Android on Bada project is advancing nicely, and you can share large files with SuperBeam. Those stories and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is the article about the UK market version of Swappa.

Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin gives us part two of his Tasker series, and XDA Developer TV Producer Jayce released another video in his Careers in Android series talking about great programmers. Pull up a chair and check out this video.

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android-happy

Shoehorning an operating system onto a device that it was never intended for is an incredibly difficult, time consuming, and often frustrating process. However these types of projects are exactly what XDA-Developers is all about, and the people behind them are the very reason this site exists. The BadaDroid project—which aims to bring a fully functional version of Android to Samsung’s Wave series, devices that originally shipped with the relatively low profile Bada OS—and the driving force behind the project, XDA Elite Recognized Developer Rebellos, are first class examples of this.

The last time we brought you news of the BadaDroid project was to talk about a build that could be run from the SD card, allowing you to dual boot boot between Bada and Android. This was ideal as the Android builds available at the time were in a very alpha state and in no way usable as a daily driver. The latest piece of news on BadaDroid is a huge step towards making these builds much more useful.

One of the main challenges in a project such as this is producing a working RIL, otherwise the phone is never going to achieve even basic functionality. As I’m sure you can imagine, there isn’t exactly a ready-made RIL for BadaDroid devices kicking around out there on the Internet just waiting to be incorporated into this project. Therefore, the BadaDroid team’s only option was to effectively create one from scratch. That’s exactly what they’ve done, and there is now a certain amount of basic RIL functionality available, which Rebellos descibes as:

  • Real IMEI reading out of NVdata.
  • SIM card unlocking with PIN.
  • Registering to mobile network.
  • Incoming call notification, with answer/hangup option. NO AUDIO RECEIVING OR SENDING DURING CALL YET
  • Pending call support (hang-up option).
  • Receiving SMS.
  • Sending SMS.
  • Time from network updates (NITZ).

The builds remain in a very alpha state, but this is a huge step forward and a fantastic achievement for the team behind it. For more information on the development of these builds and details of exactly who is involved, check out the development thread.

 

Install-Android-On-Wave-2

Now onto something different, but not quite different: our mandatory serving of news coming from the pseudo forgotten areas of XDA. No, we are not talking about Off-Topic General, but rather the section for the infamous Samsung Wave and Wave II. Due to the ever increasing popularity of Google’s Android OS, other smaller players essentially fall short in terms of expectations and support. Development costs become a financial burden, as opposed to a profitable venture. This was the case with Samsung’s own BadaOS. So, what is the next best thing you can do if you have a device running this? Flash Android on top of it.

The latter part of that statement is not a simple feat by any means, particularly due to the OS not being designed to work on the hardware. Having said that, when you have people like XDA Elite Recognized Developer Rebellos on task, you know that there is now a chance to get much needed support for the device. In this particular case, Rebellos was able to port CM10 onto the Wave and Wave II. However, the initial version is nowhere near daily driver status. In fact, radio connectivity is non functional, the battery gauge is broken, and according to the dev, the experience is rather slow. All in all, this is an alpha stage build.

Please leave some feedback for the dev and remember to back anything important up if you are going to dive into this.

 So once again it’s time. Introducing the first alpha development preview of CyanogenMod 10 (based on Jelly Bean) for the Samsung Wave.
This preview is intended only for developers as it is in a very early development stage and not all features of the device are fully working.

 

You can find more information in the original thread.

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[Thanks Rebellos for the tip!]


wav2OC

Well, it looks like development on the Samsung Wave is paying off rather nicely. In case, you haven’t been following the Bada scene, developers have successfully ported Android 2.2 (Froyo) and slapped it on top of Samsung’s proprietory OS in a project called Wavedroid. Well, now that Android is fully functional, tweaking efforts are underway. In this particular case, XDA member ispanecaaaa showed us how to overclock the device to about 1.6 GHz. Most of you Android users will be familiar with this process as it is done with setCPU. However, for this to work properly, a different image must be installed than the original wavedroid one. Also, you need root due to SetCPU being utilized. People have been reporting good results so far and seems to make the device less glitchy and more responsive, but only at lower clock speeds. Some people have also provided Quadrant scores as well as proof of improvement.

The dev provides rather clear instructions on how to achieve this and even links to the wavedroid project thread in case you are not certain on how to get Android going on the device. If you have any feedback or find any bugs, please let the dev know.

This is the tutorial how to overclock our Samsung wave with Android. 

You can find more information in the original thread.

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The UnBrickable Mod and Beyond

August 28, 2011   By:

UARTonCaptivate

A bricked phone.  No JTAG.  Modify hardware, upload a bootloader, and the phone lives.  Pure development.

That’s what I think of the work of AdamOutler and Rebellos to breathe life into dead devices.  A couple days ago, WillVerduzco wrote an article on Rebellos’ method of unbricking Hummingbird devices by uploading your very own custom bootloader to your device.  A couple weeks ago, AdamOutler asked for help getting the official Samsung bootloader for Galaxy devices.  Since then, the two teamed up to put Rebellos’ Resurrection Bootloader on devices modified according to AdamOutler’s UnBrickable Mod.

Now they’re finding the fun doesn’t stop at unbricking phones.  They’re flashing bootloaders built for other operating systems.  “I used UnBrickable mod to install Bada OS bootloaders on my Captivate,” AdamOutler says.  “Totally bricked it.  Messed up partition tables and everything.  It assimilated my Captivate.  I used UnBrickable mod to load up a secondary bootloader while holding the key combination, then flashed it.”  He goes on, “I was worried for a bit because it would not download, but eventually we got it!  It works!”

This means the months of hard work put into this project finally paid off.  AdamOutler working on hardware, Rebellos working on software.  Once the hardware side of development finished, Rebellos stepped in.  “You see,” AdamOutler says, “Rebellos is a developer working on a port of Android for Bada OS.  He’s 18 years old, from Poland, just got his driver’s license, and he’s a badass behind the assembly language console.”

Samsung Galaxy devices normally boot using a primary bootloader to load a secondary bootloader that, in turn, loads the Linux kernel.  Rebellos replaced the primary bootloader.  That means they should be able to load non-Linux systems, like Windows Phone 7 or iOS.  Rebellos says that will take, “tons of work in pure assembler, as they aren’t opensource.”  He adds, “I’d say for SGS family you can count on Bada and any opensource OS, like Ubuntu.”

To put it clearly, the work these developers put into this project means the beginning of HD2-like development on any device with a CORTEX-A8 processor in it, including the  iPhone 4 and Nexus S.  And that’s exactly what AdamOutler and Rebellos plan to do.  “We basically created a whole new system for developers to use for developing and noobs to use for unbricking after playing with the big kids.”  Pure development.

The developers are currently looking for bricked and broken CORTEX-A8 phone donations, such as these:

Samsung I9000 SGS
Samsung S8500 Wave
Samsung S8530 Wave II
Samsung SGH-i997 Infuse 4G
Samsung T959 Vibrant
Samsung SGH-T849 Galaxy Tab 7.0 inch
Samsung GT-P1000 Galaxy Tab
Samsung GT-i9010 Girogio Armani Galaxy
Samsung GT-i8350 Omnia 7
Google Nexus S
Apple iPhone4

If you would like to help out with this historical work, please see the development thread.

wave

Upon flashing new firmware to their Bada-running Samsung devices, some users were disappointed to find that their cameras would no longer work at all. Luckily, however, user bangalorerohan has found a method that seems to fix this problem completely.

Using an application called sTunes to re-flash the original drivers for the Samsung Wave’s camera, it appears that it is possible to regain full use of the feature. Users have reported that it may work with both the Wave I and II although it’s important to remember that the files are flashed at the owner’s risk.

Detailed instructions, along with links to the required files, are available in the fix thread.

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If you’re an owner of a Samsung device running Samsung’s proprietary platform Bada, take a look at XDA forum member ho1od‘s simple tool for viewing the firmware.

The program is in beta and has the following functionality:

  • Drag and drop files to the dump
  • Drag and drop files to add the firmware
  • Preview ini, txt, jpg, png files
  • View images in a file RC2
  • Replace images in RC2 (must be in bmp 24bpp format)
  • Decrypt and encrypt files (apps_compressed.bin, boot_loader.mbn)

As well as the following use of keys:

  • KeyUp – KeyDown –> moving up and down
  • Enter –> Expand and Collapse node
  • Delete –> Delete file and folder

For further information and to download the rar file, head on over to the application thread.

poll

Perhaps you remember the article “Battle Of The OS´”. Well, almost one month later, we have interesting results on a side poll we created to know what members choice was regarding their preferred operating systems.
The answer is pretty obvious but we are getting an impressive second place on the poll: Windows Mobile, yes WM is the second most preferred OS by the voters!
It is clear that WM, a cornerstone of mobile operating systems, is still present on many devices and as you may read on the Portal, there is active development, but not as much as before though. According to the poll, Android is getting harder to beat regardless of the OS.
Please step in and leave your vote and comment, let´s see how long it takes for WP7 to surpass its father, Windows Mobile.

Originally posted on the voting poll
What operating system do you actually use on your device?

Please give your vote based on your actual OS on your device and not the one you wish to have or think it´s the best.
If you have more than 1 device vote for the one you most frequently use.

Continue to the poll.

androidbada

Thanks to XDA member AndroBada, we see that the BadaOS section was not added in vain. As it turns out, the Android appeal seems to be gaining momentum all across the mobile platforms. This time, we see that a project has been started to port Android to the Samsung Wave, which is a device running strictly Bada. Apparently, there has been quite a bit of progress and there is now a video posted in the OP of the thread, showing the Wave running Froyo. It is slow and laggy, but the fact that it is working more than makes up for the few functionality glitches. It is just like with every port, once the OS boots, it is then time to start focusing on the minor stuff (like functionality of sensors, radio and such)

The project seems to be hosted on a Polish site, but the devs are also members of XDA. So, if you have any experience and think you can help the project move forward, please leave some feedback.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UueWOF5Icc

You can find more information in the original thread.

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Possible Angry Birds for Bada OS

February 12, 2011   By:

angrybirds_big

According to a message received by XDA Member wavedroid, Angry Bird developers Rovio is in the pre-process of developing Angry Birds for Samsung Bada based devices. According to other members posting in the thread, this may be a good sign for Bada devices but could also just be another update with no avail. Here is the letter received by wavedroid:

Hello Tom,

And thank you for contacting us.

We are currently investigating the demand of Angry Birds for Bada devices.

In order to get all the latest news to your email, you can subscribe to our Bada newsletter by clicking the link below.

tinyurl.com/AngryBirdsforBada

Best Regards

We cannot verify if this is real but it looks to be pretty accurate, we can only hope for further development of this topic and for further development of the Bada OS. To keep up on this topic check out the source thread along with the new Bada OS development forum on XDA. What do you think of this? Leave a comment below!

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Well, it looks like we are finishing this year with a boom… of fora. The much awaited Bada OS forum is now up and running. After several months of people asking and requesting it, we decided that there was enough interest in Samsung’s OS development. Work on this OS has been ongoing for quite sometime in several other forums and we are glad that we are finally going to see what the hype was all about.

Also, we keep on riding the tablet wave and decided to add forums for two other tablets that seem to be rather popular nowadays. The Toshiba Folio 100 and the Elocity A7 are two mid-range tablets that carry a pretty packed punch for what they cost. The Folio in particular has had active development in the Android Development and Hacking section for a few months, and there are even custom roms and kernels for it already. So, if you were active in that one thread, you now have a full sub-forum to play around with.

So, what are you waiting for? Jump into the next bandwagon of forums before this year is over and share your experiences if you have dealt with any of these.

Go to BadaOS home.

Go to Toshiba Folio 100 home.

Go to Elocity A7 home.

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