POSTS TAGGED: Samsung Galaxy S 4
Posted November 29, 2014 at 04:30 am by Tomek Kondrat
Once upon a time, when the original Samsung Galaxy S was just a dream for most XDA users, the Korean OEM was considered to be quite developer friendly. Then the their proprietary Exynos processor, which then made it difficult for the custom ROM scene to keep up thanks to its sparse documentation. Starting with the Samsung Galaxy S II, developers have had lots of trouble porting AOSP-based Android to Sammy devices.
A few weeks ago, we showed you Android Lollipop with Touchwiz UI running on Samsung Galaxy S 4. If you can’t wait for Samsung to officially release the latest version of Android for this device, you can try a port made by XDA Recognized Developer frapeti. It’s an unofficial port of Cyanoge. . . READ ON »
Posted November 7, 2014 at 06:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
In the last few years, we’ve gotten used to OEMs either delaying updates for seemingly an eternity or not delivering them at all. This time, I sense a disturbance in the force lately–and I’m not referring to platform/external/jarjar in the actual Android source code. Vendors are now seemingly trying to compete which each other to see which will release Lollipop first.
Yesterday, talked about how Sony is preparing an AOSP device tree and all the necessary information to compile Android for your own device. Another OEM has joined the game, and it’s easy to predict that it is none other than Mototola. The folks over at Phandroid found out that the freshly acquired company is in the middl. . . READ ON »
Posted October 2, 2014 at 04:00 am by Will Verduzco
Multiboot, or the ability to select between multiple operating systems on a single device at boot, is an inherently interesting concept. Not only does this allow users to try out new ROMs without losing their data, but it also allows users to keep a particular ROM for one purpose while using other ROMs or even operating systems for something entirely different. We’ve recently covered quite a few multiboot solutions for various devices in the past few weeks, and now we have one more to add to the list, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 i9505.
Posted June 13, 2014 at 08:30 pm by Will Verduzco
It’s now been a week and a half since Android 4.4.3 was initially released. In the time since, we’ve seen quite a few devices receive Google’s latest tasty treat. Naturally, this first came in the form of updated factory images for Nexus devices, but this was quickly followed up by updates to a number of “Moto” devices. Now, if the latest rumors are to be believed, Android 4.4.3 is nearing release for certain variants of Samsung’s current and previous generation flagships, the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4.
Forums Added for the HTC One E8 and Xperia T3, New Unified Development Forums for Certain Samsung Devices
Posted June 7, 2014 at 02:30 pm by Will Verduzco
We recently added new forums here on XDA for two recently announced and highly anticipated devices. The new devices are the HTC One E8, which is set to be released later this month, and the Sony Xperia T3, which will come at some point in Q3. While we were at it, we also changed a few things to make it easier for developers to post and maintain cross-device variant builds for several Samsung devices.
First up, we have the HTC One E8. The E8 is a lower priced version of the HTC One M8 flagship device. The E8 retains most of the M8 technology, but the metal casing is replaced with a polycarbonate design. Another stand out difference from the M8 is the E8 loses the dual sensor 4 MP camera, and instead features a tradit. . . READ ON »
[OTAs Captured] Android 4.4.3 Rolling Out to Google Play Editions, Kernel Source Available for HTC GPe Devices!
Posted June 3, 2014 at 08:00 pm by Will Verduzco
Today will undoubtedly be remembered the day of Android 4.4.3–at least among us die hard Android fans. Immediately following yesterday’s official release, we’ve seen quite a bit of Android 4.4.3-related activity. Early this morning, we saw the Android 4.4.3 OTA make its way over to the WiFi-only variant of the Google Nexus 7 (2013). Just a few hours later, we talked about all of the changes made in 4.4.3. Not too long after, Motorola began updating its “Moto” devices to 4.4.3. And finally, Google began rolling out the 4.4.3 incremental OTA to the flagship Nexus 5.
Now, we’ve just gotten word that Android 4.4.3 has started making its way out to various Google Pl. . . READ ON »
Android 4.4.3 for the Galaxy S5 and S4 LTE-A in Active Development; 4.4.2 Heading out to Many Other Devices Next Month
Posted May 26, 2014 at 11:30 am by Will Verduzco
You may recall that back in November of last year, we shared a leaked Samsung internal memo detailing the OEM’s tentative plans for updating its Galaxy line up to Android 4.4 KitKat. And with the exception of the canceled update for the International S3, this schedule has mostly held true, as we’ve seen KitKat roll out to many of the Korean company’s newer high end devices. Now, more internal documentation has appeared, giving us a clearer picture of what Samsung’s working on in its internal labs.
First up, we have the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F and SM-G900H) and Galaxy S4 LTE-A (GT-I9506). According to internal Samsung documentation from five days ago, Android 4.4.3 KTU70 is now being . . . READ ON »
Posted May 22, 2014 at 04:00 pm by Will Verduzco
Two popular Samsung devices are receiving OTA updates today, and they are the Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE (GT-I9505) and the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 5. While the former brings a new device mode and the latest evolution in KNOX technology to the S4 LTE, the latter provides the T-Mobile S5 with bugfixes and a few new tricks.
First up, we have the Galaxy S 4 LTE (GT-I9505). Today’s 130 MB OTA brings the device to firmware revision XXUGNE5. In addition to boosting overall performance, the update also brings two features from the S5 to the aging S4: kids mode and Knox 2 technology, which is expected to roll out to all other Knox-enabled devices in due time.
Next, we have the T-Mobile Galaxy S 5. This 131 MB upda. . . READ ON »
KitKat Released for International Note 2, Verizon Galaxy S4, Leaked for Xperia Z! – XDA Developer TV
Posted April 28, 2014 at 08:30 am by Jimmy McGee
Android 4.4.2 KitKat has begun rolling out to the Verizon Galaxy S 4! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend’s news is the announcement that KitKat for the Xeria Z has been leaked and that the Galaxy Note II international variant has gotten Android KitKat! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!
Jordan also talked about understanding cross compiling and Android. So pull up a chair and check out this and other XDA Developer TV videos like, XDA Developer TV Producer TK’s Xposed Tuesday video for PerAppFonts and Tasker on the Galaxy Gear, and his Android App Review of Aut. . . READ ON »