POSTS TAGGED: Samsung Epic 4G Touch
Posted February 16, 2013 at 08:30 am by egzthunder1
Not too long ago, we brought you news about one of Samsung’s eye candy features being successfully ported to the Epic 4G Touch‘s Jelly Bean leaks FL16 and GA10. Regardless of how useless this is in terms of device functionality, one cannot brush aside the fact that a lot of work went into the porting process and reverse engineering of device specific code. The amount of work put by all the devs involved was substantial, and anyone who had followed the development thread could attest to that. Now, the challenge is complete and in order to have it installed, the only thing anyone would need to do is flash the zip file through recovery and presto! 18 shades of color are automagically added to your ROM. Howev. . . READ ON »
Posted February 14, 2013 at 10:30 pm by egzthunder1
For many people out there, ROM files are nothing but a black box full of fun and surprises awaiting to rejuvenate their devices. Depending on the phone manufacturer, you may see the ROM files in the form of zip files, which are normally flashed through recovery and are the preferred format by many devs on XDA. However, there are times where the files will not be in a recovery-flashable format, but must come packed in a different type of black box. This is the case for Samsung devices in general. More often than not, the updates from Samsung will come packaged in tar format, that can only be flashed through programs like Odin, Heimdall, and Mobile Odin. These packages contain all of the goodies that we crave, but they ar. . . READ ON »
Posted February 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm by egzthunder1
There is no better feeling than making your own device, truly your own. The way we do this at XDA is by tweaking the daylights out of it. However, there is more to life than simply installing APKs or flashing zip files through recovery. There is a far more rewarding process in tweaking your device, and that comes from the joy of doing things oneself. If not for the eye candy pleasure provided, it is great for the sake of learning how to do something new. But, wait! Where to start? Android files are numerous, large, and require a certain skill set to master and modify, right? Well, yes, but luckily we have people like XDA Recognized Contributor tdunham who can definitely lend a hand during the learning process.
In thi. . . READ ON »
Posted February 8, 2013 at 05:00 am by egzthunder1
Often times, we tend to find stock ROMs for our devices boring, outdated, and more often than not, lacking tons of basic (basic for us anyway) functionality. Being who we are and our somewhat colorful history of tinkering with things, we tend to improve these stock ROMs by adding new features. The problem with this habit, pretty much ever since Android was introduced, is that the mods done for one OS tend to not work for the next. (While this was also the case for Windows Mobile, at least most mods worked well across ROMs and devices unless there was a significant version change in the OS such as going from WM5 to WM6.) So, how do we make sure that the knowledge about doing something like this remains alive and well? Simpl. . . READ ON »
Posted February 7, 2013 at 09:00 am by egzthunder1
More often than not, a new device will come out, impressing people left, right, and center with lots of eye candy, special features, and innovative concepts. Being the type of people we are, we want to have all this, but without really having to dump more cash on top of a new device. After all, not having a fancy launcher on your S4 loaded smartphone shouldn’t mean that you have to buy yet another device just to satisfy your cravings for the aforementioned eye candy, particularly when your device should be (in theory) perfectly capable of handling all you throw at it. These are the times when devs step up to the plate and do what they do best: hack the daylights out of our devices to get things going.
This is the stor. . . READ ON »
Posted December 17, 2012 at 02:00 pm by Haroon Q. Raja
When there’s mention of custom recoveries for Android, ClockworkMod is one of the first names that comes to mind. In the past, we had AmonRa recovery, which still retains several faithful followers. Lately, TWRP has emerged as another excellent custom recovery that many have started to favor over CWM due to a larger feature set and killer interface.
COT (Cannibal Open Touch) is a new recovery aiming to bring some of the best features from other options in a single package. The project comes courtesy of XDA Forum Members Drew Walton (Project Head), thenameisnigel, and Sblood86.
The current feature list of COT includes:
- Support for both Edify and Amend scripting allows flashing all ROMs
- Theme s
Posted November 17, 2012 at 04:00 am by Former Writer
When it comes to fixing bugs in ROMs, most users don’t care how the fixes are applied as long as they work. So it happens sometimes that fixes are released before they’re merged into the actual ROM. This provides faster relief to some bugs, and devs don’t have to rush to get things merged and re-uploaded. There is such a tweak pack for the Samsung Epic 4G Touch that fixes a couple of bugs and adds some new features.
It was released to XDA by Senior Member Exit_Only. For clarification purposes, the tweak is only available for AOSP-based ROMs. The stock, OEM-skinned Jelly Bean gets to keep its bugs for a little while longer. Here’s everything included in the tweak:
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Posted October 25, 2012 at 07:30 am by egzthunder1
It seems that the Sprint owners still on the Galaxy S II who did not upgrade to the HTC EVO 4G LTE or the Samsung Galaxy S3 are still due for an Android update. Just a few months ago and after MANY months of waiting and delays, Sprint and Samsung decided to release, the awaited ICS update for the Epic 4G Touch. This was received with open arms by the community, but it unfortunately came well after the announcement (and surfacing) of Google’s newest Android iteration, Jelly Bean. Being the grateful bunch that we are, the first reaction to ICS release was the expected “when are we getting Jelly Bean?” A few AOSP builds started surfacing, which are fully functional (minus a few bugs here and there). . . READ ON »
Posted September 11, 2012 at 01:00 am by Former Writer
In most cases, a nagging issue or consistent problem is eventually fixed by our talented developers and members here at XDA. We’ve seen ends to a plethora of issues, including signal problems, slow data, redraw, and all sorts of other things. However, not all issues can be solved so quickly. Samsung Epic 4G Touch owners know this first hand, as GPS functionality has been somewhat problematic since day one. Now, members and devs are doing something about it.
The thread was started by XDA Senior Member Gamingphreek, but there have been contributions made by a number of members and developers. There hasn’t been a solution found yet, but a lot of relevant information has been gathered regarding the . . . READ ON »