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GermainZ · Oct 27, 2014

Wave and Wave II Get Functional OmniROM!

Running Android on a device that was never supposed to support the OS is quite a challenge. But even when you've got that part working, those last ten percent is often the most challenging. This has been exactly the case for the BadaDroid project, which aims to bring Android to Bada (a lesser known OS released by Samsung for their Wave series, for which development stopped in 2013 after it was replaced by its successor, Tizen). We've actually seen the...

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Tomek Kondrat · Nov 10, 2013

Android on Bada Now More Functional than Ever

Bada 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...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 25, 2013

Android on Bada Improves, Swappa UK Launches, Beaming Large Files with SuperBeam – XDA Developer TV

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...

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Conan Troutman · Mar 23, 2013

The Android on Bada Project Takes a Huge Step Forward

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...

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egzthunder1 · Nov 19, 2012

CM10 Lands on the Samsung Wave I and Wave II

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...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 1, 2011

Do You Have A Wave(Droid) And Would Like to Overclock It? Here Is How…

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...

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azrienoch · Aug 28, 2011

The UnBrickable Mod and Beyond

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...

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Ben Elliott · Aug 14, 2011

Fix Found for Samsung Wave Camera Problem

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...

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mic_888 · May 18, 2011

Simple Tool For Viewing Of Bada firmware

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...

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orb3000 · Apr 3, 2011

Battle Of The OS’ – Why Did You Switch? Follow Up

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...

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egzthunder1 · Mar 25, 2011

Samsung Wave (Bada) Gets a Taste of Froyo

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...

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Captainkrtek · Feb 12, 2011

Possible Angry Birds for Bada OS

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...

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egzthunder1 · Dec 31, 2010

Just In Time for New Year… Bada OS, Elocity A7, and Toshiba Folio 100 Forums Added

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...

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