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Leaked Samsung Memo Points to January KitKat Release for Galaxy S 4 and Note 3, S III and Note II by April

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When Google released Android 4.4 KitKat 23 days ago, we all knew that it would be quite some time before most users would have the chance to play with the OS on their own devices. Sure, the Google Nexus 5 launched with the OS, but what about those with older phones? Thankfully, the update news has been gradually coming through, with most manufacturers giving timetables as to when the the updates will come. Then there’s Motorola, which has gone above and beyond by actually starting the rollouts on certain variants of the Moto X.

Unfortunately, Samsung has yet to officially state when their Galaxy line up will receive the KitKat goods. Moreover, they haven’t even said which devices will receive upda. . . READ ON »

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Camera Ported to Galaxy S 4

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With the arrival of the Galaxy Note 3, Samsung has also introduced their newest camera software addition, Surround Shot. A mode that draws parallels to Photosphere introduced with Android 4.2, it allows users to stitch together multiple individual photos of the surrounding environment into one, spherical image. The downside? It’s exclusive to the Note 3.

Despite this, XDA Senior Member LastStandingDroid has made sure that users of the Galaxy S 4 will also be able to enjoy such novelty by backporting the Note 3’s camera app to the S 4. Tested to work with Android 4.3 with Samsung’s Touchwiz, it has been reported that all features of Note 3’s camera app are working as they should, . . . READ ON »

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Like it Loud? Boost the Note 3’s Maximum Volume

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Yesterday, we featured a quick recovery-flashable modification for the Sony Xperia Z1 that boosts the device’s maximum volume. As it turns out, however, Xperia Z1 users aren’t the only ones who like it loud.

Although the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has a more than adequate built-in speaker, some still would prefer to boost its maximum volume. And even for those who think the internal speaker is loud enough, they may not be satisfied with the maximum volume on their connected audio devices such as dock devices and HDMI speakers. Thankfully, XDA Senior Member jovy23 created a similar mod for the Note 3.

Currently, the modification only works on Snapdragon-powered Note 3 devices (N9002 and N9. . . READ ON »

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Easily Backup the EFS Partition on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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Anyone with a Samsung device will undoubtedly know the importance of the EFS partition. This partition controls many important radio functions, and when corrupted, can lead to all sorts of issues such as a possible loss of network connectivity. Because of this, it’s important to make a backup of the EFS partition, just in case anything goes wrong with a future flash down the line.

In order to make the backup process a little easier, XDA Senior Member A.S._id created a Windows batch file that gives users the option to backup the EFS partition, as well as options to run an Odin, DD, and Tar.GZ restore. Along for the ride with the batch are all the binaries needed by the script, including Odin3, adb, tar, and . . . READ ON »

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Floating Pen Window on any App with Pen Window Manager

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Not too long ago, we featured a method posted by XDA Senior Member soloilmeglio that allows Samsung Galaxy Note 3 users to add Floating Pen Window functionality to any app. While immensely useful, adding applications was unfortunately a rather cumbersome task, requiring the modification of a certain CSC file. Thankfully, XDA Recognized Developer xperiacle has now created an application that does all the work for you, enabling you to add Floating Pen Window functionality to any app with just a few clicks.

Aptly titled Pen Window Manager, xperiacle’s application makes the whole process a point and click affair. You obviously have to be rooted, with BusyBox installed. But aside from t. . . READ ON »

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Official Android 4.3 for Galaxy S 4, Galaxy Note 3 Apps Ported, ROM Feature Database – XDA Developer TV

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The official Android 4.3 firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 is out! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is an article reporting that some Samsung Galaxy Note 3 apps have been ported to the Galaxy S 4, and the announcement that there is a custom ROM feature comparison database now available.

Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK showed us some great mods for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Jordan released an interview of Developer Guillaume Lesniak, aka XpLoDWilD, XpLoDWilD’s Big Android BBQ presentation can now be viewed online, and XDA Deve. . . READ ON »

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Customize S Pen and Camera Sounds on the Note II and 3

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The Samsung Galaxy Note line of devices has given us many reasons to want a stylus on our phones. While you can customize the functions of the S Pen on the Note 3, the sound that the device makes when you take the pen out is not customizable from the system settings. The same goes for the Camera app.

XDA Recognized Contributor kevinrocksman brings us an easy way to modify the Note II and Note 3’s S Pen and Camera sounds to our hearts’ content. Before starting, you must be rooted and have a custom recovery installed.

The modification comes in the form of an AROMA-based recovery-flashable zip, in which the sounds are included. Due to the use of AROMA installer, installation is easy, and the installe. . . READ ON »

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Great XDA Mods for Your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – XDA Developer TV

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is latest and greatest phablet in the Samsung’s Galaxy Note line. It comes from the factory with many neat features. However, here at XDA, we don’t just want a normal device. We want to customize our device to get even more power, functionality, and great features.

In this video, XDA Developer TV Producer TK presents three mods that he’s installed on his Samsung Galaxy Note 3 using tools from the XDA Developers Forums. These mods include Fixing the Titanium Backup Issues, Getting the Floating Pen Windows on any App, and performing a Region Unlock. Check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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KNOX-Friendly Root for Multiple Galaxy Note 3 Variants

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The Galaxy Note 3 is Samsung’s latest phablet and part of their ever expanding Note line. Improving upon its predecessor in practically every way, the device is a true powerhouse and wonderful productivity tool. Rooting the Note 3 has been possible for some time, and our own XDA TV Producer TK even created a video guide on how to do this recently. However, doing so would trigger Samsung’s KNOX.

Now thanks to some clever work by XDA Recognized Developer designgears, along with some help from Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire and an “anonymous source” that provided “some hook ups,” Knox-friendly root has been achieved.

Root de la Vega, named after AT. . . READ ON »

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