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Will Verduzco · Jun 8, 2012

Samsung Diligently Working Towards HardBrick Fix

By now, you've undoubtedly heard about the Samsung HardBrick bug that has reared its ugly head on various Samsung Exynos 4210-based devices including but not limited to the Galaxy Note GT-N7000, Epic 4G Touch, AT&T Galaxy S II, and the Korean SHW-M250S/K/L. In fact, we recently featured an app made by XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire aimed at determining your particular device's risk for hard brick. Samsung is aware of the issue, which was first noted by Elite Recognized Developer Entropy512, and is in the final stages of delivering...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 6, 2012

Determine Your Device’s Hard Brick Risk with Got Brickbug

By now, we're all familiar with the hard brick bug that's plagued various Samsung when updating to leaked builds of ICS. The bug has shown up on various Samsung Exynos 4210-based devices including the Galaxy Note GT-N7000, Epic 4G Touch, AT&T Galaxy S II, and the Korean SHW-M250S/K/L. However, as we quickly found out, not all eMMC revisions were equally afflicted. Instead, the 0x19 revision was highlighted as known bad, whereas the 0x25 is thought to be safe. Revisions between 0x19 and 0x25 are...

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Former Writer · Jun 6, 2012

WiFi Calling on the International Galaxy Note Running ICS

While going from one iteration of Android to the next, there's a lot of exciting things that can happen. You get new features, a new UI, new apps, and just the overall good feeling of having something new. However, that doesn't mean that there aren't some frustrations that come with new versions of Android. Sometimes, features you enjoyed may have changed, and not be how you remember them. Even worse, sometimes features you enjoyed can disappear entirely. This is now...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 5, 2012

TriangleAway Updated for the Samsung Galaxy S III and International Note, Possibly Final Release

Those familiar with TriangleAway by XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire will take comfort in knowing that the app has been updated to add compatibility with the Samsung Galaxy S III and the International Galaxy Note. For those unfamiliar with the app, it does as its name implies by removing the triangle and resetting the flash counter on your device. Let's backtrack for a minute and find out exactly why the app had to be updated, and what made this time...

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Former Writer · May 28, 2012

iBroid Kernel Cleaner Removes Kernel Leftovers on the International Galaxy Note

For many Android fans who have been around the site for awhile, especially for flashaholics, you may have heard of wipe scripts. If you have not, many devices have a script somewhere that, when flashed in a recovery, will wipe your data, cache, dalvik-cache and system partitions for you so you don't have to traverse the various menus to do it yourself. They are extremely convenient, and many flashers keep one in their flash folder to prepare for the next...

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Former Writer · May 25, 2012

Carbon Tweaks Gives International Note Users Total Tweak Control

Sometimes, applying tweaks to an Android device can be a pain. With a plethora of installation methods from flashing via recovery and manual build.prop editing to activating scripts via ADB or the Terminal Emulator, finding a tweak and using it can be cumbersome for some. Additionally, once you start going on the admittedly addictive frenzy of putting scripts, tweaks and mods on your device, it's hard to remember which ones you even installed sometimes. For those carrying the International Galaxy...

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FallenWriter · May 23, 2012

ICS Kernel Source for the International Galaxy Note Released

The Samsung Galaxy Note we reviewed previously is an amazing device. A hybrid of tablet and phone, it fits into a niche that defies normal conventions. Recently though, we mentioned that the current leaked builds of ICS for the Note have been plagued with a superbrick bug. Much to our surprise, Samsung has just released the ICS kernel source code for the Note! It is in no small part thanks to the work of community members like SamsungJohn and XDA Elite Recognized Developer Entropy512 that...

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Jimmy McGee · May 21, 2012

This Week in Development Quick Take: Samsung Galaxy S III – XDA TV

In today’s Quick Take of This Week in Development, Jordan covers all the noteworthy articles from the XDA Portal. As Jordan discusses, the most important articles were about the Samsung Galaxy S III. This weekend the Galaxy S III was rooted, official stock firmware was leaked, Samsung S Voice was ripped, and the first custom ROM was released. In related news, the older Samsung Galaxy S II and Note have a serious bug that could brick your device. Jordan then talks...

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Former Writer · May 20, 2012

Samsung S Voice Ripped for the World to Enjoy

It's almost assumed that when the stock firmware is released for a highly anticipated device, developers will jump through hoops to make it work for their devices. As is the case with the Samsung Galaxy S III firmware, which was leaked yesterday. Developers have been getting their hands on it to give the users of their phone some SGS III love. Of course, it is assumed that the first thing to start making its rounds around the forum would be...

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egzthunder1 · May 18, 2012

Hard Brick Bug on Galaxy S II and Note Leaked ICS Kernels

Since the latest leaks for the Samsung Galaxy S2 line up have been hitting us left and right, people have been jumping between ROMs---mainly between buggy, pre-release ICS builds and very stable GB. This is, after all, what we do on XDA as a habit: We see a leak, we flash it, we use it, and we tweak it. If it doesn't fly, we simply roll back. Of course, there is always an inherent risk in flashing stuff that should...

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Former Writer · May 18, 2012

Mount NTFS Drives with NTFS Mounter

While mounting NTFS may not be the first feature users line up for when buying an Android phone, it can certainly be useful at times. For those out there who may be thinking of mounting an NTFS USB key or hard drive to their Android devices, you actually now have an app for that. XDA Forum Member Kwull has release NTFS Mounter that does what it says and automatically mounts NTFS drives when plugged in. Currently, the app is known...

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Former Writer · May 17, 2012

International Note Downgrade to Gingerbread from LPY ICS

In most cases, getting an upgrade to a new version of Android is exciting. It usually ushers in numerous bug fixes, performance enhancements, new UI elements, and a whole new experience with the device than what people are used to. That said, sometimes it can be a real pain when a new version of Android comes out because a number of bad things can happen. For starters, you may loose root, along with the exploit used to acquire root. Secondly,...

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Will Verduzco · May 15, 2012

Official CM9 Nightlies Appear for the Galaxy Note GT-N7000

The road to Ice Cream Sandwich has been paved with many victories for the international Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000. The device received its official dose of ICS goods not too long ago, and root methods were promptly developed that wouldn't affect the device's flash count. We also covered the official alpha release of CyanogenMod 9 for the phone-tablet, which came courtesy of XDA Recognzied Developer XpLoDWilD, Team Hacksung, and of course the CyanogenMod team. Now, progress has come once again, as XpLoDWilD brings us...

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Former Writer · May 11, 2012

Root Galaxy Note GT-N7000 on Stock ICS Without Upping Flash Count

It has been just a couple of days since we brought you news of the International Galaxy Note getting ICS, along with news that the update had been repacked and released for everyone. However, with every new iteration of Android comes a new challenge, and that's rooting the new firmware. For some devices this can take months, leaving early adopters of new firmware releases without root. Thankfully, for the International Galaxy Note, this isn't an issue. XDA Senior Member deathst has...

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Will Verduzco · May 10, 2012

International Galaxy Note Official ICS Released, Repackaged

While many mobile enthusiasts seem to be more concerned with the Samsung Galaxy S III that we recently gave a hands-on treatment, it is reassuring to know that Samsung still has a place in its heart for slightly older devices such as the International Galaxy Note GT-N7000. How does a large multi-national corporation show their love for a still young-at-heart device? The best way possible, of course---with an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The update to ICS comes in the...

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egzthunder1 · May 1, 2012

Official CM9 Alpha for Galaxy Note N7000

In this day and age of modern computing, one of the most popular devices out there, particularly due to the novelty of its size, is the Samsung Galaxy Note N7000. Many devs are focusing their attention on this "giant" as it is a powerful platform to develop on. Because of this and features such as the S-Pen, devs have been doing lots of work on this and it seems that thanks to the efforts XDA Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD, team hacksung, and...

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Former Writer · Apr 24, 2012

Get AOSP ICS ROMs on the Galaxy Note the Easy and Safe Way

As we've mentioned before, some Samsung devices are having some problems with Ice Cream Sandwich. Nothing serious, mind you, but enough that installations and backups that used to take all of five minutes are now taking much longer. Thus, doing something that used to be as simple as installing a ROM is now requiring more than just a routine trip to a custom recovery. XDA Senior Member chasmodo brings us a new, albeit temporary, method for installing AOSP ROMs on...

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Former Writer · Apr 23, 2012

Restore ICS Backups on Your Galaxy Note Without Problems

It would appear that for many newer Samsung devices that aren't the Galaxy Nexus, getting Android Ice Cream Sandwich to work correctly is a real pain in the rear. With devices like the Samsung Epic 4G Touch having complicated installation methods for otherwise simple mods and ROMs, users looking to put ICS on their newer Samsung devices have more than a few steps waiting for them. It has gotten to the point where some users are stepping up and writing...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 13, 2012

This Week in Development – XDA TV

This Week in Development, new comer Jordan covers all the exciting stories you need to know from the XDA-Developers forum. In addition to Android's possibly inadvertent fail, he covers ROMs for the Samsung Galaxy Note and HTC One X, and HTC One V ROMs being ported to the Desire S and Desire HD. Jordan mentions the addition of a forum for the HTC One V. Additionally, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler's CASUAL and Shelr articles are discussed. The strangely addictive Crazy Birds game and an Android VNC are...

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Ian Stacy · Apr 13, 2012

Easily Reset the Flash Counter on the Samsung Galaxy Note

With all the new ROMs and modifications coming out for the Samsung Galaxy Note, owners of the phone / tablet may wish to keep the number of times the system has been flashed to themselves. Reasons for this are varying but it most certainly will help users who wish to return to stock, in order to either to sell, exchange, or repair their devices. There have been apps to help accomplish this goal in the past, but now XDA Senior...

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