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Ian Stacy · Apr 12, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note AOSP ROM in ICS Tablet Mode

Many Samsung Galaxy Note users are drawn to the device for its versatility. It can easily replace both a standard 4 to 5 inch phone AND a 7 inch tablet. It can be tweaked to enable NFC. It received it's Ice Cream Sandwich update quicker than many of its peers. The development community for the device is currently on fire. One of the more exciting new developments for the phone/tablet hybrid comes in the form of an AOSP ROM by XDA...

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Former Writer · Apr 8, 2012

Quill Handwritten Notes Updated with Galaxy Note S-Pen Support

It's one thing when an Android application adds support for new versions of Android or Android devices. It's another thing altogether when an application developer makes an application compatible with specific features on a particular Android device. And it's even more exciting when that feature actually rocks. For users of the Samsung Galaxy Note, there's an application updated just for you. XDA Senior Member Volker1 has updated the Quill application with S-Pen functionality. The app also supports active pen input...

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Will Verduzco · Apr 6, 2012

This Week in Development – XDA TV

This week on XDA TV, XDA Forum Moderator and Recognized Developer shenye gives us a basic rundown through some of this week's biggest development stories. In addition to talking about some April Fools news, Shen highlights the release of the HTC One line and how it should not be compared with the OMAP-based Galaxy Nexus. He then talks about CM9 on the Galaxy W, and how CyanogenMod itself has now found itself a new mascot. Next, Shen talks about development work and...

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Ian Stacy · Apr 4, 2012

Galaxy Note I717 ICS 4.0.3 Update Leaked

Early this morning, XDA Senior Member zer0nine melted the faces and blew the minds of Samsung Galaxy Note users in the forums by announcing that the icing on the Galaxy Note cake has arrived, in the form of an update for the Note that brings the device to Android 4.0.3. If you've got a Note and your sweet tooth is craving some ICS, head over to the announcement thread for links to the image. The update must be flashed with Odin,...

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Former Writer · Apr 4, 2012

Unrooted Firmware Released for Australian Galaxy Note

For a while now, Australian users of the Samsung Galaxy Note have been clamoring for a firmware release so they can enjoy the magic that the rest of the Galaxy Note community has been experiencing. The stock firmware can be used in a lot of ways, from use as a development base to restoring to stock for users who decide the rooted path is not for them. Additionally, developers can also often use them to extract radios and other important...

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Ian Stacy · Apr 2, 2012

Unlock NFC on AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note Stock ROM

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note users might want to have a look at this. With all the interesting stuff going on with NFC (Near Field Communication), from using Google Wallet to make real-life purchases with your phone to contact sharing and even initializing multiplayer games, it'd be a shame to have a NFC chip in your device and not be able to use it. Some of the more notable devices that have the NFC chip include the Samsung Galaxy S II,...

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Former Writer · Mar 28, 2012

Lite ROM Script Removes International Galaxy Note Bloat

There have been a number of scripts out there that has taken the guesswork out of removing bloatware for a number of Android devices. These scripts, and others like them are being created for more devices all the time, as users and developers gain better understandings of what goes into a ROM and, more importantly, what can be taken out without breaking it. For users carrying the International Samsung Galaxy Note, the freedom of bloat movement has landed on your phones....

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Former Writer · Mar 20, 2012

14-Toggle Quick Pane Ported to Galaxy Note in ICS Blue

Even the most simple modifications can make a big difference to some users. While some modifications completely change the look and feel of an Android phone, there are many out there who enjoy the look and feel of stock software. As such, there are mods out there that do more to enhance the stock feel rather than change it. XDA Senior Member lactardjosh has done just that by releasing a 14 Toggle Quick Panel for users of the AT&T Galaxy...

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orb3000 · Mar 13, 2012

Galaxy Note i717 Hacked to Work on T-Mobile 3G/4G

It hasn't been long since XDA Forum Member itsjusttim opened a bounty thread to get the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note I717 hacked and working on Tmobile's AWS 1700. It seems that it is finally a reality! XDA Forum Member tomin.fhl posted well documented info on how he replicated T-mobile 4G with three different modems: T-mobile SGH-T989 KID, T-mobile SGH-T989 VKL1, and Telus KJ3---all of them with full phone functionality. You can choose between two options in order to hack your Note...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 28, 2012

Get Your Developer Helmet On–Samsung Contest for Best S Pen App Now Live!

We at XDA like the idea of development and sharing our God given gifts with the world, so that anyone can rip the benefits of having such wonderful and capable devices. From time to time, manufacturers and software makers will see this need from the customer base and will think of some way to foment development while catering to this very need. This is the reason why they see the dev communities as a vast sea of potential for their...

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Former Writer · Feb 26, 2012

Root the Galaxy Note Without Increasing the Flash Counter

Those with newer Samsung devices, notably the Galaxy S lineup, are most likely familiar with the flash counter. For the uninitiated, the flash counter keeps track of how many times you have flashed a kernel over Odin. It's Samsung's way of keeping track of who's flashing things on their devices, and who isn't. Previously, we covered a method for rooting the Galaxy Note developed by XDA Senior Moderator and Recognized Developer Da_G. However, using this method unfortunately raises your flash counter. Understandably,...

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Sam Caplat · Feb 20, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note Review

The Galaxy Note isn't short on power. It's also not short, well, in general. With the device featuring a 5.3" HD Super AMOLED 1280x800 display, that puts it a step higher than the Galaxy Nexus. But with all the hype from Samsung and their avid fans, does it live up to expectations? For this review I'm using the European variant, which has a different button arrangement on the bottom of the device. Hardware When I first held the Note, it reminded...

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Former Writer · Feb 19, 2012

Galaxy Note Can Now Format SD Card to NTFS File System

There are pros and cons to every file system and there are quite a few file systems. Some have more pros than cons and some have more cons than pros. However, with every new file system there is always the urge to try it on and see how it fits. XDA Senior Member PROTOCHIP has posted a method that enables those with a Samsung Galaxy Note to switch their SD Cards to the NTFS file system. The process is a...

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Will Verduzco · Feb 18, 2012

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note Rooted Before Official Release

Less than 72 hours ago, AT&T started shipping its variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note to pre-ordered customers. While the international version of the Note has been out since the end of October, AT&T's variant packs a much-appreciated LTE punch. However, due to inherent device differences, root methods are incompatible between devices. Thanks to work by XDA Senior Moderator Da_G, owners of the AT&T-branded Note can now achieve elevated permissions as well---and this is one day before the device officially goes on...

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Former Writer · Feb 17, 2012

Soft Screen Tuner Allows for Permanent RGB, Sharpness and Contract Tweaks

Too often you'll see a review that says that a screen looks a little washed or that the whites look a little blue or even that the blacks look a little green. Following that thought, there aren't many ways of fixing such a problem when it does occur. XDA Member wql seeks to end that problem with an app called Soft Screen Tuner. The application requires root and has been tested and is confirmed working on the Samsung Galaxy S2...

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orb3000 · Feb 10, 2012

KitchenPro For Galaxy SII & Note

Flashing ROMs is one thing, but how many of you feel like you're ready to go deeper into the world of customization? XDA Recognized Developers LeoMar75 and GadgetCheck present KitchenPro which will give you the ability to modify/customize your device on the go. It will show you how to use the application to its maximum potential with some features like: -Added Download & Install Packages tab for faster Install of Packs -Added the Ability in Browse/Install the ability to flash...

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Former Writer · Feb 4, 2012

Remotely Track Your Galaxy Note Online Free From Samsung

Thanks to a tip from XDA Senior Member dr.ketan, users of the Samsung Galaxy Note, and presumably other Samsung devices as well, can use a free service from Samsung to remotely track and control their devices from a web browser. The directions are very simple and present no danger to your device whatsoever. Says dr.ketan: First Go here http://samsungdive.com and register your account(free) - Now on mobile go to setting-Location n security - Find My mobile 1.check SIM card change...

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admin · Feb 3, 2012

Forum Added for AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note

The Galaxy Note's massive 5.3" screen will soon be shown on AT&T store shelves. It'll be offered in white or carbon blue, and with a different hardware configuration than the international version which is already seeing strong support from developers on XDA. Instead of the 1.4GHz dual-core Exynos found on the already-released version, the AT&T variant has a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon from Qualcomm. Because of these differences, we decided to give the AT&T Galaxy Note its own section on XDA.

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Will Verduzco · Jan 9, 2012

AT&T Unveils Six New LTE-Enabled Android Devices

Up until recently, AT&T's Android offerings have been somewhat lacking compared to the other major American carriers. And while the Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy S II Skyrocket have certainly helped close the gap, there's no denying that other carriers simply pack a stronger punch. Luckily for Ma Bell customers, AT&T is bolstering its Android arsenal with six new LTE-enabled and Android-packing devices: the Samsung Exhilarate, Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD, Sony Xperia Ion, Pantech Burst, the Pantech Element...

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Former Writer · Jan 3, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note Among the Latest to Get CyanogenMod9

The proverbial train that is CyanogenMod9 keeps on a rollin' today as it hits another device. This time, it happens to be the Samsung Galaxy Note. The giant phone gets its giant update to one of the most giant ROMs in the history of ROM making courtesy to XDA member Maui, who's been kind enough to compile it for everyone toting the super sized phone. As expected, it is an alpha build and there are some issues. They include: Bluetooth...

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