POSTS TAGGED: Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Liquid Smooth RC3 Released for 11 Devices

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Who doesn’t like it when development teams launch mass releases? As such it’s not uncommon for us to report a dozen or so devices getting a ROM at once. Another ROM dev team has released their newest release candidate for a staggering 11 devices.

The ROM series is called LiquidSmooth, and the team has quite a few developers. It is a source-built release derived from AOSP, and it borrows from a number of other development teams such as CyanogenMod and Team EOS. The device list includes:

Galaxy Nexus (maguro)
Galaxy Nexus (toroplus)
Galaxy Nexus (toro)
Samsung Galaxy S III I9300
Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III
Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S III
AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III
US Cellu

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webOS: The Little Mobile OS That Could

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Many grew up with The Little Engine That Could, a tale about the power of optimism and hard work. The goal is to spread hope through the metaphor of a little blue engine that defied all odds despite what others say. To keep motivated, the little engine chants, “I think I can; I think I can; I think I can.”

Open Source: a philosophy, or pragmatic methodology that promotes free redistribution and access to an end product’s design and implementation details.

From it’s beginnings with the Palm Pre in 2009, webOS has always been a unique animal in the mobile device market. Using the metaphor of cards that could be flung off the screen to terminate tasks, its approach to multitasking wa. . . READ ON »

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Team EOS 3 Stable Released for 5 Devices

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Team EOS is an incredibly talented developer group that has brought AOSP goodness to a variety of devices. In the process, they have been featured on the Portal in the past. Now, the dev team has released their latest stable build, version 3, for 5 devices. These include the Motorola Xoom, the Nexus 7, and all three versions of the Galaxy Nexus.

While all builds were released by teameos, the Motorola Xoom version was posted by XDA Recognized Developer solarnz on behalf of the entire team. All 5 builds are, as they claim to be, stable and offer a very large number of features. These include:

Android 4.1.1 AOSP based.
Theme Chooser
Battery Indicator Mods
Clock Mods
Status Bar Color
Navigation Bar Color
Softkey

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Motoblur Nav Bar and Launcher for the Galaxy Nexus

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Not many people are a fan of Motoblur. There are various reasons for this, but mostly it boils down to the excessive bloatware. However, there is a lot to like about the newest versions of Motoblur. Now, Sprint and Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners can check out Motoblur without having to buy a Motorola phone.

XDA Senior Member aooga has prepared a nice package to get Motorola’s UI running on your Toro or Toroplus Galaxy Nexus, including the cool circle widget. Currently, it is compatible with CM10 Nightlies from 9/15 onward, AOKP build 2, and ParanoidAndroid 2.12. The clock widget is a downloadable application from the Google Play Store. This mod was based off the original GSM version by XDA Senior Member evili. . . READ ON »

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Verizon Finally Rolls Out Jelly Bean JRO03O to Galaxy Nexus

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Not too long ago we talked about a test build of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus appearing on Google’s servers, and now it would seem Verizon has finally decided to roll this out to the masses. The update is available via OTA push, which can be initiated manually via Menu > Settings > About Phone > System Updates. If you prefer to wait for the automatic push, you should begin to receive a notification on your device shortly.

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Disable the Jelly Bean SMS Warning on the Galaxy Nexus

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Most consider Jelly Bean to be the greatest version of Android released thus far. It’s fast, smooth, it has Google Now, and all sorts of other features that not many people have complained about. There are a few things here and there, however, that may annoy certain users. One example is a text limit that will give you the pictured warning if you send too many texts in a short time.

While the rate limit there to prevent malicious apps from hijacking your text messaging, some think that it’s set too low. Now there’s a fix. According to XDA Senior Member erishasnobattery, who posted the fixes:

JRO03H had a limit set of 100 messages in 30 minutes, which probably kept all but the most avid texters i

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How to Access LTE Coverage on Sprint Galaxy Nexus

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It’s pretty bad that Sprint is slated to be the last of the four major US carriers to give their customers nationwide 4G. (Though some may call into question the “4G” aspirations of certain carriers.) It doesn’t make it any better that their 3G, which the majority of customers are still using, needs a dramatic makeover. Is there anything that could make it worse? How about if your device was set to only use the most stable signal, thus preventing it from receiving 4G data signals. Turns out, that’s actually happening. Samsung Galaxy Nexus owners on Sprint who are fortunate enough to live in a 4G area may still not be receiving 4G, and now there may be an answer as to why.

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Boot to Gecko Now Available for the Verizon and GSM Galaxy Nexus

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When we brought you news of the Motorola Defy running Boot to Gecko, it was brought to our attention that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was already doing so. Upon closer inspection, it was found that not only was the GSM Galaxy Nexus indeed had a Boot To Gecko port running, but that the Verizon variant very recently got its own B2G working as well.

XDA Senior Member Axel2033 is working on the build for the GSM model, and XDA Forum Member jellybellys is working on the Verizon port. The Verizon B2G has a lot of things working, but also a lot of things not working, which include:

Cell service (1x, 3g, and 4g)
screenshot
camera only sometimes works
no softkeys
All resources are designed for hdpi, so everything’s a bit s

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Sprint Nexus Devices Finally Getting Jelly Bean Via OTA

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As we’ve discussed before, the allure of the Google Nexus devices are their timely updates to the latest and greatest versions of Android. However, that has hardly been the case for the CDMA Nexus devices. With the Verizon Galaxy Nexus receiving test builds of Jelly Bean, Sprint users have been wondering when their official Jelly Bean update would be coming for the Samsung Nexus S 4G and the Galaxy Nexus. After the OTA update was put on hold last week, Sprint is now officially rewarding their customer’s patience.

According to Sprint, the Galaxy Nexus update brings:

Nexus Software Update – L700.FH05

Enhancements/Fixes:

Operating system upgrade Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.  Below is a list of

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