POSTS TAGGED: Samsung Fascinate
Posted September 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm by Adam Outler
Sometimes while engineering a device, a manufacturer misses a small problem. Here at XDA, we take these issues and make revisions to the hardware and the software. That’s one of the reasons why we have a whole forum dedicated to hardware hacking.
In this particular case, XDA Recognized Developer electric bill isolated a problem with a hardware interrupt on the the i500 Samsung Fascinate. The problem is a lack of capacitance on one of the physical buttons of the device. When the button is not pressed, random interference from both inside and outside of the device turns the button into an antenna. While there is a resistor that mostly takes care of the problem, it does not stop all issues from occuri. . . READ ON »
Posted June 19, 2012 at 04:30 pm by Former Writer
There are a lot of tool kits out there that help users modify their ROM and how it works. They can add scripts, mods and tweaks to boost anything from performance to battery life. One portion that doesn’t get as much attention is the kernel. There are a few kernel tool kits out there, although they tend to be a little more complicated than ROM based ones. Users of kernel tool kits get access to all kinds of system tweaks that you can only get with a kernel. For the Samsung Galaxy S and all of its variants, there’s a kernel tool kit that’ll help users tweak all kinds of settings.
Posted April 3, 2012 at 01:30 pm by Adam Outler
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 or Odin packaging is required. A Heimdall user can simply put their device into Download Mode. . . READ ON »
Posted October 7, 2011 at 04:00 am by egzthunder1
The fantasy of having a device that could be brought back from the dead was only a dream for most people out there (or at least to those who are not in possession of JTAG boxes). At this point in time, you are likely familiar with the work done by XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler, who has turned this quasi-mythical concept into a very tangible reality. The UnBrickable Mod is, as its name clearly implies, a way to recover your device from a certain death after flashing something that you shouldn’t have like the wrong bootloader on the wrong phone, or an mp3 where the radio is supposed to be (well, the last example may be a bit of an exaggeration, but you get the point). According to Adam, there is literally no. . . READ ON »
Posted March 13, 2011 at 06:00 am by mic_888
If you’ve been lusting over the Sony Xperia Arc Launcher, you can stop now. XDA forum member Syn Ack has found a version of the Launcher that works on all Galaxy S models.
The XDA member has tweaked the file to remove some ‘unimportant’ items and made the launcher transparent. In short the Launcher is lightweight and simple with a minimal theme.
Additionally in comparison to other stock launchers, the modded Xperia Arc Launcher has an option to use ‘folders’ and does not experience lag.
For more information and to download the . . . READ ON »
Posted February 22, 2011 at 09:00 am by mic_888
If you’re a car driver and you own a Samsung Fascinate running FroYo, XDA forum member adrynalyne has made a minor modification for the music player and presented the community with a car cradle patch.
The XDA dev states that not only does this have all the functions working, but that the music player also works with the stock AOSP music player or music mod.
You’ll need to flash via ClockworkMod.
For more information, check out the forum thread.. . . READ ON »
Posted December 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm by Captainkrtek
Anyone on a Fascinate can proceed to thanking jt1134, birdman, and many others for working on AOSP for the Fascinate. The ROM is in Alpha at the moment but is making progress. Currently, it is close to a daily driver with the following working features:
- SMS Both Ways
- Calls Outgoing & Incoming (for the most part)
- WiFi Tether
- Camera works (Black and White preview only but works)
This ROM is not fully done, so please don’t report any issues to the developers as they know what is and isn’t working. That is the main reason the thread for the ROM is locked. Use at your own risk as this ROM is in its Alpha stage. We hope you enjoy this ROM in all of its AOSP goodness, be sur. . . READ ON »