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Official Android Lollipop Lands on Samsung Galaxy S5 in Poland

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Google’s approach of providing work-in-progress source code to OEMs before the official release date seems to be working. A few weeks ago we talked about a video showing a Lollipop test build running on Samsung Galaxy S4. Today, the Korean OEM started rolling out the Android 5.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy S5 to users in Poland.

Here’s the details of the Android 5.0 for Samsung Galaxy S5:
• Model: SM-G900F
• Model name: GALAXY S5
• Country: Poland
• Version: Android 5.0
• Changelist: 77433514
• Build date: Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:41:00 +0000
• Product Code: XEO
• PDA: G900FXXU1BNL2
• CSC: G900FXEO1BNL1
• MODEM: G900FXXU1BNL2

The freshly baked build for the SM-G900F is quite he. . . READ ON »

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CF-Auto-Root Gains Note 4 and S5 Prime Support!

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We’ve talked quite a bit about CF-Auto-Root by XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire in the past–all with good reason. For the few who don’t know, CF-Auto-Root is essentially the easiest and most efficient way for new users to root their devices while keeping them as close to stock as possible. Essentially everything is automated, and once all is said and done, you end up with a practically stock device, but with the SuperSU binary and APK installed.

Not too long ago, we saw CF-Auto-Root appear for the Samsung Galaxy S 5 before the device was even publicly available. Now, CF-Auto-Root has made its way to another variant of the Galaxy S5, the significantly higher resolution S5 Prime. . . READ ON »

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Enable Call Recording on Your Samsung Galaxy S5

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Call Recording is a feature used by a lot of people for a variety of different reasons. Unfortunately for users of certain devices, the feature isn’t always available by default. This is true in the case of the Samsung Galaxy S5. And although the feature is there, it’s not accessible without a little modification by the end user. There are various ways to enable this functionality, the simplest probably being the use of an Xposed module. But for some people, that may not be an option. So for those of you who do not or cannot use Xposed to enable call recording, help is at hand.

XDA Senior Member _alexndr has put together a simple yet comprehensive guide to enabling call recording in one of three way. . . READ ON »

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Snapdragon 801 PVS Bin Guide Helps You Make the Most from Your SoC

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Anyone who’s ever delved into the world of overclocking will readily tell you that this is a field where the old adage “your mileage may vary” most definitely applies. But while individual luck of the draw will vary from chip to chip, there are certain factors that influence how well a particular chip overclocks or how low of a voltage it can put up with at any particular frequency.

Component manufacturers are well aware of this, and often use factors such as transistor leakage to selectively “bin” processors according to how highly they can clock or how little voltage is required to reach a certain clock. This then allows manufacturers to get the most out of any individual uni. . . READ ON »

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BREAKING: Geohot Roots the Verizon and AT&T Galaxy S5 (and Almost Everything Else) with Towelroot!

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If you’ve ever owned an iOS device or a Sony PlayStation 3, you’ve more than likely heard the name George Hotz. Otherwise known as XDA Recognized Developer geohot, this New Jersey-based hacker gained notoriety for his work in jailbreaking and otherwise hacking the aforementioned devices. Now, using a recently discovered Linux kernel vulnerability, geohot has managed to root the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S 5.

The root exploit itself is built around Linux kernel CVE-2014-3153, which was recently discovered by hacker Pinkie Pie, and it involves an issue in the Futex subsystem that in turn allows for privilege escalation. Although expressly released for the Verizon Galaxy S. . . READ ON »

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Android 4.4.3 Supposedly Rolling out to Galaxy S5 and S4 Starting This Month

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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.

You may recall that one week prior to its official release, leaked Samsung documentation indicated that Android 4.4.3 was in active development . . . READ ON »

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Forums Added for the HTC One E8 and Xperia T3, New Unified Development Forums for Certain Samsung Devices

XDA Forums for the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live, and Asus Padfone X

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 E8The 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 »

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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

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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 »

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Galaxy S4 LTE Gets Knox 2 and Kids Mode, T-Mobile S5 Gets a Few New Goodies and Bugfixes

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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 »

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