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Android 4.4 Available for Samsung Galaxy Ace, Fit, Mini, Gio

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It’s been quite some time since Google launched Android 4.4 KitKat, alongside its Nexus 5. Google has even released two point revisions to the OS. And despite lacking official support, the Sony Xperia Tipo and Google Nexus Onehave already gotten unofficial ports of this OS. The number of older devices running KitKat gets bigger and bigger every day.

Now, developers from the AndroidArmV6 group, most notably XDA Recognized Developers psyke83 and erikcas, XDA Recognized Contributor yajnab, and few others did some remarkable development and brought initial builds to some extremely popular Samsung devices: Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Gio, Galaxy Mini and Galaxy Fit.

Builds for these devices are still qu. . . READ ON »

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Unofficial CM10.1 for the Samsung Galaxy Ace and Mini

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As the official and unofficial builds of CM10.1 continue to roll out, yet another two lower specced devices, which some may have dismissed as not being capable of receiving such an update, are now running unofficial builds. Never let it be said that such devices aren’t well supported here at XDA. The Samsung Galaxy Mini and Samsung Galaxy Ace can both now be updated to the latest version of CyanogenMod thanks to XDA Senior Members AntiBillOS and Wayland_ACE, respectively. Both ROMS are still in their early stages, so there will be bugs. However, there don’t seem to be too many deal-breakers.

The version for the Galaxy Mini currently suffers from a some graphical and tethering issues involvin. . . READ ON »

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All-in-One Unbrick Package for the Samsung Galaxy Ace

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So you were trying to flash a ROM or kernel to your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i through ODIN. What was that? Did you say that you (or your cat) accidentally unplugging the device in the middle of the process? While this won’t always result in a bricked device, you can likely get stuck in a state where the device is detected by Odin, but nothing can be flashed. For cases like this, XDA Member brijeshep might have the solution.

This convenient tool bundles together everything you need to restore your device, install a stock ROM, or convert a ROM from a flashable zip to an ODIN-compatible format. The bundled tools include the required drivers, ODIN, Cygwin, SplitFus tool, and direct links to stock firmware d. . . READ ON »

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Samsung Galaxy Ace Gets AOKP, ParanoidAndroid, CM10 Kang

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Everyone enjoys a good mash-up every now and then. There are a variety of mash-ups out there, from music to pictures to videos. Pretty much everyone has a favorite mash up. One type of mash up we don’t see very often are ROM mash-ups. Unless you have a Samsung Galaxy Ace.

XDA Recognized Contributor nims11 has gone and combined some old favorites into a new flavor. Many can’t decide on whether to flash AOKP, ParanoidAndroid, or CyanogenMod. Well, nims11 solved that problem by kanging all three in one ROM.

Called PAC (Paranoid, AOKP, CM), the ROM brings the best of Jelly Bean all in one package. The PAC ROM was developed by Recognized Contributor szl.kiev for the Xperia Ray. Presumably, it has featu. . . READ ON »

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Smooth Scroll, 30-step Volume, and On-Screen Controls for CM10 on Galaxy Ace

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A couple of months back, we wrote about the Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 getting an unofficial port of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean based CyanogenMod 10. Meanwhile, the Jellaxy project has also brought another unofficial CM10 port to the device. While CM10 may seem to be “just right” for many of us, there is always room for improvement. XDA Senior Member King ACE has filled in some of that room by developing a mod that adds several features to CM10 running for the Ace.

The features include smooth scrolling, center clock on lock screen and status bar, 30-step volume control and ICS-style on-screen controls. The mod is built for the Jellaxy ROM for the Ace but should work on other CM10 ports availa. . . READ ON »

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Unofficial CM10 for the ZTE Blade, Galaxy Ace, and Gio

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It’s always nice to see older and lower spec devices brought up to date and in line with the heavyweights. Those with ARM v6 devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Gio or ZTE Blade, might not have ever expected to see your device running Ice Cream Sandwich, let alone Jelly Bean. That, however, is not how things work here at XDA. There’s always somebody out there who refuses to accept that their device will not run the latest version of Android. Thankfully for the three devices I just mentioned, they were right.

While XDA Senior Member Matt4321 has posted an unofficial version of CM10 by konstaT for the ZTE Blade, XDA Senior Member Maclaw has been doing the same for the Samsung Galaxy Ace and Gi. . . READ ON »

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TouchWiz4 Showing Up on ROMs and Mods for Galaxy Ace

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Just because an OEM says that a device can’t handle newer software doesn’t mean they’re necessarily right. Okay, more often than not, they aren’t, as devices as old as the G1 have been given Ice Cream Sandwich. It is with this spirit in mind that devices remain alive long after their manufacturers toss them to the wind and keeps older devices looking new until those daunting two year contracts have expired.

This is the case for the Samsung Galaxy Ace. Despite being over a year old and not receiving an official Ice Cream Sandwich update, developers haven’t given up on the device. XDA Recognized Themer spacecaker and XDA Recognized Contributor slaid480 have helped by bringing . . . READ ON »

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SlaidyBoost Brings Better Performance and Battery Life to Galaxy Ace

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Not all phones are at their optimal performance and battery life out of the box. Even with a heavily tweaked ROM or kernel, some phones require just a little extra boost. This is why users install various scripts, tweaks, and mods—to get that little extra jolt and make their phones everything they can be. As a follow up to his work on the Nexus S, XDA Recognized Contributor slaid480 has developed another script for the Samsung Galaxy Ace.

The tweak features what you’d expect from a high quality script. Not only does it bring better performance. but it also boasts better battery life and even a few build.prop and other tweaks to help enhance and increase 3G network speeds. The only catch is that . . . READ ON »

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Cornea One-Click Tweak Tool Supports All Devices via ‘Toolkit’ Modules

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A common method for delivering mods from devs to users the use of scripts, which are a set of instructions for an OS to run. Writing a script for Windows or Linux can simplify the root procedure for a device, quickly apply patches and modifications, and in general, make life easier for the end user. Often packaged as ‘one-click’ solutions, a well developed script can make even the most difficult operations manageable.

XDA Forum Member epic118 has created a program that allows the use of these one-click modifications to any device. This is accomplished through ‘toolkits’ that power users and developers alike can create and use. The toolkits currently available include the Samsung G. . . READ ON »

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