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Tomek Kondrat · Dec 28, 2013

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

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...

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Conan Troutman · Dec 31, 2012

Unofficial CM10.1 for the Samsung Galaxy Ace and Mini

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...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Sep 2, 2012

Install CM10 with Google Apps on Samsung Galaxy Mini

The Samsung Galaxy Mini has recently received Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean in form of an unofficial port of CyanogenMod 10 by XDA Senior Member TheWhisp. While the ROM seems to be working fine for those who have given it a shot, there is a problem. Due to the device having limited internal memory, there isn't enough storage space left on the /system partition after installing CM10 to be able to install Google Apps. This can be a major issue for many,...

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Former Writer · May 1, 2012

ROM Building Guide for Aspiring Devs for the Galaxy Mini

Getting started with Android development can be a difficult task. Guides to help users compile kernels or build ROMs aren't available for all devices, and users are often left to extrapolate a lot for themselves. It's a learning process to be sure, but anything to ease the frustration is more than welcome. For some, it may be coding and app development, and there are tutorials for that. However, others would rather start with things like ROM development. For such aspiring ROM developers, there's...

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Former Writer · Apr 19, 2012

Root a Boatload of Gingerbread-Running Samsung Devices

Rooting is the lifeblood of XDA. As such, obtaining root on a device is usually a prime candidate for recognition. This is with good reason, as root access allows users to flash ROMs, kernels, mods, and so on. What then do you say about a root method that has over two dozen supported devices? One word: Awesome. XDA Forum Member StoneBoyTony originally created a root method for the Samsung Galaxy Mini running Gingerbread, but the root method is also compatible with a...

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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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Former Writer · Feb 12, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Mini Hack Allows Users to Choose Their Internal Memory

Some older devices, and even some current low to mid range devices can have a problem with internal storage. Between all the great Android apps out there, music, videos, pictures and other miscellany, sometimes storage can be problem when you didn't have much to begin with. This is a problem that XDA Member Doc_cheilvenerdi.org is looking to fix with a hack that will allow users of the Samsung Galaxy Mini to manually adjust the internal memory of their device. The...

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Former Writer · Jan 13, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Mini Gets ClockworkMod and RZ Recovery

Users of the Samsung Galaxy Mini have had a lot of excitement. Not long ago, CyanogenMod9 was successfully ported to it and it's also had CM7 for quite some time. XDA Senior Member squadzone has kept the train rolling on the development for the Galaxy Mini with his simultaneous release of RZ Recovery and ClockworkMod Recovery. This gives users a more familiar recovery experience and makes the process of making back ups and flashing ROMs a little easier. Both recoveries...

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