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Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.2

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Just about three months ago, we brought you news that the Team Win Recovery Project had received a massive update to version 2.1. April’s release largely heralded the start of a new age in recoveries—where one would no longer have to deal with cumbersome menus, instead interacting with a very user-friendly GUI.

It wasn’t simply about the GUI either. In addition to bringing an unrivaled level of UI polish, TWRP 2.1 offered users many advanced features such as update.zip queuing, a basic file manager, and dual storage support for Nandroid backups. Additionally, TWRP added support for the open source scripting engine OpenRecoveryScript, which works in conjunction with the pr. . . READ ON »

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Dual Boot on the International Galaxy Note

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Dual booting has always been a mixed bag. On some devices it’s deceptively easy to get a second ROM booting. In some cases, it’s even possible to boot more than two. On others, it’s a process that can take hours and can be wrought with problems if the process is not handled properly. In any case, dual booting is a fun experience and can even be practical. Now, users can dual boot on the International Samsung Galaxy Note.

The method was developed by XDA Forum Member chuandinh and includes a few different pieces. Users will have to flash a number of scripts in recovery first and install a modified kernel. While not overly difficult, there are a lot of steps. It is not without it’s issues̵. . . READ ON »

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Samsung Diligently Working Towards HardBrick Fix

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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-N7000Epic 4G TouchAT&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 a solution. Until then, however, it is still advised to not flash any leaked kernels, or kernels in which MMC_CAP_ERASE is presen. . . READ ON »

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Determine Your Device’s Hard Brick Risk with Got Brickbug

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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-N7000Epic 4G TouchAT&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 thought to be possibly bad, whereas those newer than 0x25 are probably safe. Adding insult to injury, those keen on hex will be quick to notice that 0x19 converted to decimal is 25!

Naturally. . . READ ON »

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WiFi Calling on the International Galaxy Note Running ICS

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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 happening on the International Galaxy Note, as users upgrading to ICS have lost their ability to use WiFi calling. Annoying? Yeah. Can it be fixed? Oh yeah!

XDA Forum Member mrcasmir has released a new method for ICS users only . . . READ ON »

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

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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 a little different than before. At the application’s start, the kernel flash counter was relatively easy to take care of. Simply resetting the value would remove the counter. However, with the release of the Galaxy Note, Samsung made things mor. . . READ ON »

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iBroid Kernel Cleaner Removes Kernel Leftovers on the International Galaxy Note

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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 flash. In the recent past, users have been coming up with more effective and complete ways of removing old ROM clutter. So what about old kernel clutter?

Just like flashing ROMs, kernels can leave clutter as well. With that in mind, XDA Senior Member jblanc ha. . . READ ON »

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Carbon Tweaks Gives International Note Users Total Tweak Control

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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 Note, there’s an app looking to solve all of these problems and more.

Carbon Tweaks by XDA Forum Member carbonassassin looks to fix this by giving users the ability to pick and choose which tweaks. . . READ ON »

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ICS Kernel Source for the International Galaxy Note Released

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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 Samsung has responded to our pleas and has given us what we need to work around the problems.

Of course, we here at XDA would like to thank the folks over at Samsung for the quick turnaround time. Here’s hoping that . . . READ ON »

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