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Former Writer · Oct 16, 2012

Experimental CM10 for the Samsung Galaxy 3

AOSP-based ROMs are usually the only way many devices ever see versions of Android beyond their OEM's wishes. Thankfully, they are also everywhere. The Samsung Galaxy 3 has actually had a port of CyanogenMod 10 for quite some time, but it was definitely one of the rougher first builds out there. However, it has recently received a big update that actually makes it usable. XDA Senior Member marcellusbe first released CM10 for the Galaxy 3 back in July. However, it...

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Former Writer · Jun 20, 2012

Lewa, Joy, and Mokee OSes Ported to the Galaxy 3

Not too long ago, we brought you a tutorial on porting JoyOS and LewaOS to any Android device. The process involved using CyanogenMod 7 as a base ROM and then porting the proprietary files, folders and libraries. It wasn't overly complicated, but it did involve some work. Using that tutorial, XDA Senior Member pratikmore was able to successfully port not only Lewa and Joy OS but also Mokee OS to the Samsung Galaxy 3. The ROMs are installed as any...

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Former Writer · Apr 24, 2012

MegaBassBeats Brings More Punch to the Galaxy SL and Galaxy 3

Android and XDA have been awash with volume and equalizer modifications since the porting of Beats Audio to all Gingerbread ROMs. Users have been flashing these mods left and right in order to give their music a little extra clarity, some volume, and a lot of extra bass. From Sony XLoud and Beats Audio to DSP Manager, Android has been always had a lot of great options for those to prefer to customize their audio. For the Samsung Galaxy 3...

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Former Writer · Apr 16, 2012

Dolby Sound Enhancement Drivers Ported to Galaxy 3

Many consider stock Android's music management and sound output to be sub par. This manifests in developer efforts to fix the situation such as equalizer applications and the porting of Beats Audio to every Gingerbread ROM. Since Google is presumably not working on making audio more exciting, it is up to the developers to keep the audio enhancements coming. XDA Senior Member D3HuM4NiZ3D has also ported the Dolby Sound Enhancer to the Samsung Galaxy 3. Installing Dolby Sound Enhancement will, first and...

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Former Writer · Apr 9, 2012

Kernel Devs Can Now Give Galaxy 3 More Internal Storage

For aging devices, having more internal storage is eventually not only a desirable commodity, but often times a required one. For many phones, this is a problem that cannot be fixed, but can be managed a little with techniques such as Apps2SD. For the Samsung Galaxy 3, and other devices with similar kernels, there is a way to actually increase the available internal storage by moving the /data partition to an EXT4 partition on the SD card thanks to XDA Recognized...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 7, 2011

Everything You Ever Needed To Know About The Samsung Galaxy 3

Surely, we have some lower end devices in our forum, but just because they lack the most recent or powerful hardware, it doesn't mean that there isn't any development on them. Take for instance the Samsung Galaxy 3. This device has been buried among other devices present in our site, yet we have people like XDA Recognized Developer dharamg3 who has decided to take a stance and help owners of said device. In this case, he has started compiling a resource...

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mic_888 · Apr 26, 2011

How To Correct Samsung Galaxy 3 Hardware EQ Settings

Some of you might be familiar with the audio quality for playback on the Samsung Galaxy S variants, and it sound like the Samsung Galaxy 3 suffers from the same. There is a way to fix this and XDA forum member FadeFx (thanks to Supercurio for the SGS version), has posted how to correct the settings in the servicemode app. You'll have to go to ServiceMode and select Audio/Headset/TX value/Tx filter and adjust the settings to zero. The good news...

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egzthunder1 · Dec 2, 2010

Nook Color and Samsung Galaxy 3 Fora Added

Who would have thought that we would feature a product made exclusively for Barnes & Noble (book store in the US for those in other countries)? It seems that B&N is jumping onto the Android bandwagon as well with the newest version of the Nook reader. This is probably the delayed response to Apple, Sony, and other manufacturers who jumped into what seemed their "niche" market. Well, for those who got their hands on one of these during this Black...

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