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Adam Outler · Sep 2, 2012

Two Methods to Fix Random Key Press Bug on Fascinate

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...

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Former Writer · Jun 19, 2012

Devil Kernel Config Gives Galaxy S Users Kernel Control

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...

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Adam Outler · Apr 3, 2012

Heimdall Suite Brings Linux and Mac Support to Over 50 Million Handsets

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...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 7, 2011

Remember The UnBrickable Mod? Well, The Fascinate Just Got In The List…

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...

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mic_888 · Mar 13, 2011

Xperia Arc Launcher Modified For Fascinate

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'...

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mic_888 · Feb 22, 2011

Froyo Samsung Car Cradle Patch

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. The patch for Samsung stock support was a popular request and can be found here. The...

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Captainkrtek · Dec 30, 2010

AOSP ROM for the Verizon Samsung Fascinate

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: Wifi SMS Both Ways Calls Outgoing & Incoming (for the most part) Data/3G Vibrate Audio/Music WiFi Tether GPS Camera works (Black and White preview only but works) This ROM is not fully done, so please don't report...

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