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Ice Cream Sandwich Ports Progress Report

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Ice Cream Sandwich ports are highly sought after, given the hype and price of the phone that runs it. However, providing there is support behind development, there is every chance you can run it on your device. This article is here to list the current ICS ports on our most popular  forums and their individual stages in progress. Should your device not be listed below, you can always visit your device’s development forum on XDA and search for any ROMs listed with “Ice Cream Sandwich”. Check out our list! . . . READ ON »

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Unbricking Your Captivate Gets Even Easier…

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It looks like the Unbrickable device, the Samsung Captivate, is still receiving lots of attention from XDA Recognized Developers AdamOutler and Rebellos. These two have been going at it for some time and effectively turned the device into an unbrickable piece of hardware, no matter what you flash on it, you cannot permanently brick it. Adam recently released the UnBrickable Mod for the Captivate and in this new iteration, he has made the unbricking process as simple as having a 1 wire connection and making a single click on your Linux loaded PC. As amazing and unbelievable as this sounds, there is a lot of blood, sweat, tears, and a score of 4 dead devices behind this work.

Rebellos also goes on to explain . . . READ ON »

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The UnBrickable Mod and Beyond

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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 unbr. . . READ ON »

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Unbrick Your Hummingbird-Powered Device by Creating Your Own Bootloader

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How would you like to create your own bootloader? Sounds a bit daunting, no? Aside from the inherent “cool factor,” having this ability could get your device out of some tough spots that would otherwise require the use of JTAG.

Thanks to the work of a team lead by XDA Recognized Developer Rebellos, this is now possible for Samsung S5PC110-based (read: Hummingbird) devices. Since there are quite a few Hummingbird-powered devices roaming about XDA, this can prove quite useful for when ODIN is not enough or if your JTAG pins are nonfunctional.

In the words of the developer:

What is it?
Info how to bypass secure booting mechanism built in S5PC110 CPU’s iROM on lowest level and create code loa

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Introducing The Unbrickable Captivate

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Some of the Samsung Galaxy devices earned a reputation of being almost impossible to brick, which is of course not exactly true (although they are harder to brick than their HTC counterparts). It looks like the research for the perfect way of unbricking a Captivate has led XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler to discover something rather interesting. With a few modifications to the OM pins, it seems that he has managed to get the device to become bootable via either USB, UART, or even MMC. In essenece the device can be revived no matter what you flash on it. It is quite a better and substantially cheaper alternative than having to send your device to Samsung, send it to a repair shop, or even cheaper than having t. . . READ ON »

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All In One Galaxy Hack Pack

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Our devs spend countless hours and tons of blood, sweat, and tears in the process of gathering information and knowledge so that they can make our devices better. This is no easy task as you have to remember that manufacturers don’t always provide the documentation required to do half of the things that we normally do on our phones and tablets. In many rare occasions, the tech representatives from the manufacturers will have nothing themselves. So, where does one go to get this information? To answer your question and save you a ton of search time, XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler has put together what he calls the “Galaxy Hack Pack”. The dev, as you may know from some of his work, has spen. . . READ ON »

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One-Click Unbrick For Samsung Captivate

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By this point in time, if you have been a member of this site for longer than a couple of years, you have witnessed rather complicated processes such as rooting and flashing, turned into easy 1 click procedures. These are normally fool proof and will let you get the most out of your devices while saving you a few hours of reading. However, there is always a risk of bricking your device. This is a time for you to sit down with a good cup of coffee and start reading because unbricking is a fairly complicated procedure that may require special hardware to get it accomplished (JTAG). It looks like this is a thing of the past for Captivate owners because XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler just released a 1 click unbricking . . . READ ON »

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Control Freak – The OC/UV App For Gingerbread

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If you’ve been following the work of XDA forum member xan‘s Voltage Control app, you might be interested to read about XDA member shane87‘s re-write of it, designed to work with Gingerbread based kernels.

Please note that the app is still in development and issues are currently being worked on.

Features of Control Freak include:

  • Designed for use with JVB/JVH/JVO based Gingerbread kernels
  • Specifically designed around features present in existz’s Talon kernel
  • Allows enable/disable specific states
  • Allows undervoltage control on a state-by-state basis
  • Allows limiting clock to a specific speed
  • Allows changing of governors
  • Allows control of CPU threshold settings
  • States enab
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Want to Have True, Unrestricted Access to Your Phone? Read On…

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The \system in Android is like a forbidden candy for many. A few people will only dare venture in the file and folder mess that represents that particular area of your devices. However, this is where all the fun usually happens. All settings, apks, everything that is of importance to us and to devs lies in there. However, getting there is not necessarily easy or cheap. There are programs like Root Explorer, which will allow you to do a whole bunch of things including mounting, copying, and doing some other fun actions, but as this is a paid program, one has to look for alternatives. Luckily, XDA member AdamOutler has posted a guide to perform all of the above functions and more by using a connection from your compute. . . READ ON »

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