If you are a fan of Touchwiz, check out this modded auto-rotating version for the Galaxy S by XDA forum member pawitp.
For de-odexed ROMs only, the mod features the following branches:
All 127 combinations, plus sources, have been provided by the dev.
For more information and the download link, head on over to the modification thread.
If you want to have a bit of fun with your kernel, check out XDA forum member Cpasjuste‘s app, Pimp My CPU.
Pimp My CPU is a tool developed by the XDA dev after installing CM7, with (currently) limited functions, to change the maximum and minimum frequency depending on the kernel capability and to lower voltages.
Similar to Voltage Control by XDA member xan, Pimp My CPU lets you apply the settings on the fly or save them to be applied at boot.
The app shows a green image when a frequency is enabled, else it will be gray/blue and when an undervoltage is enabled or spotted, the setting will be green too.
For more information including to download the apk file, head on over to the application thread.
April 12, 2011 By: egzthunder1
Would you like to give your shiny Galaxy S I9000 a not so shiny look? I personally have nothing but respect for people who have the guts to take a knife to a device worth hundreds of dollars, much like XDA member davanw. Apparently, he decided to see if there was anything better underneath the chrome look of this device. Much to his surprise, he encountered a rather smooth grey finish in that looks relatively good just by itself. He then goes to say that you must be careful but that it is not complicated, so if you feel like changing the look of the device and are not afraid of scratching the screen, why not give this a shot?
Please post pics if you came up with something else as well.
I did it. The plastic under the chrome is not black, it’s grey.
You can find more information in the original thread.
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Thanks AllGamer for the tip!
April 11, 2011 By: mic_888
If you are running Gingerbread Stock firmware XXJVK on your Samsung Galaxy S i9000 and are desperate to see the Overscroll Glow effect on your device, XDA forum member dhiru1602 has successfully ported the functions and code required to XXJVK!
Note that a few Touchwiz apps that have ‘Swipe to Message or Call Feature’ will have the default scrolling and this mod does not take effect for such Scroll Lists since this feature is a part of Touchwiz and not Stock Android.
Additionally some Touchwiz applications use calls to inbuilt scrolling functions, hence it is important to preserve the old functions so that scrolling in a few Touchwiz apps works fine. The XDA member has ported these new Scrolling functions from the Nexus S ROM.
To install, head on over to the modification thread to download the zip and flash with ClockWorkMod. (Only compatible with CMW3).
If you own a Samsung Galaxy S i9000 and want to be able to root any stock SGS ROM safely, take a look at XDA forum member nikademus‘s kernel.
The XDA member has created a kernel based on fugumod, which supports all filesystems and has only one purpose – rooting any SGS stock ROM.
It installs busybox and SuperUser and the dev states it is safer than rooting using other all purpose kernels since it does not try to start Android after rooting. This means that there is no filesystem corruption that is possible.
You’ll need to flash the stock ROM and download the image for Heimdall or Odin, flash the image with either Heimdall or Odin, boot once and then reflash the original kernel.
For more information and for the download links, head on over to the forum thread.
XDA moderator Chainfire has been hard at work on his kernel for the Galaxy S I9000. To quote him “This rooted kernel is for the “rooting beginners” and those who want to keep as close to stock as possible. CF-Root takes the kernel from an original Samsung firmware, and just adds root, busybox, unprotected recovery, and CWM compatibility.”
Please note that the Froyo version is CWM compatible and does not include CWM by default. However, the Gingerbread version does include it. Chainfire also warns against flashing this kernel if you have the lagfix flashed to your I 9000 as it will cause his kernel to not work.
Chainfire has provided links for Froyo and Gingerbread as well as complete instructions on how to flash from both stock and older versions of CF-Root. He recommends making sure you are able to enter download mode using the key combination before trying to flash CF-Root.
There are a few known bugs, such as on the Froyo kernel needing to boot into CWM twice before it will boot the first time you select it from then on and adb can be “flaky” in recovery but not in CWM. Overall, it seems to be a very solid kernel and if you have an I9000 go over and check it out, especially if you haven’t rooted yet.
March 27, 2011 By: Ben Elliott
Yup, despite Sammy’s apparent inability to roll out Froyo updates on time, download links have popped up all over the internet this week, which provide access to a leaked official Gingerbread update to the I9000 model of its Galaxy S family.
This may not be the first Gingerbread update to have been leaked for the device but the release is great news for developers and owners of the device alike, as it means that Android 2.3.3 has been tailored by Samsung specifically for its phones and that the update should roll out to all devices shortly.
Although it seems that the ROM is yet to be rooted, XDA member iammodo has kindly made it available to us by providing a download link in this thread. If you’d like to try it out for yourself, don’t forget that the package also includes bootloaders and has not yet been officially endorsed by Samsung itself.
February 24, 2011 By: TheRomMistress
XDA-Developers has always been a place devoted to community and working together to create something great. As such, it is always comforting to visit a thread and see development progress through the skills and advice of other members. This is the case with XDA member antsm and his modification of Phone.apk. This useful modification allows you to automatically record your calls on the Galaxy S I9000. Features include:
Origonaly posted by antsm This is what I call Community.
The modification has been confirmed as working on the Galaxy S I9000. If you would like to get involved or simply try out the mod for yourself, continue to the original thread.
February 21, 2011 By: egzthunder1
A lot of our device fora have numerous stickies that act as “one stop shop” for apps, themes, fixes and more. However, it seems that the Samsung Galaxy S I9000 had its content scattered throughout the device’s sub-forum, so XDA member FuryriderX decided to make one centralized place to have all the complete themes in a single, easy to find thread. There was a considerable amount of time and effort put in by this member in looking for and compiling the thread, which includes the best of the best for the I9000.
Please keep in mind that this is only a “resource” thread, which means that the OP will likely not be able to address any concerns regarding a single theme. If you would like to help the OP by contributing to the thread, please make sure that you follow the guidelines posted.
Only cataloging complete themes (framework/apps/etc) as of right now, once the list is fully finished, I might work on cataloging themed apps/bootscreens/etc. One thing at a time!
You can find more information in the listing thread.
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January 19, 2011 By: ElCondor
We, as News Writers, must have somehow missed this thread about an awesome online kitchen by XDA members DocRambone and Stefunel. It gives users the ability to select their own resources to put their own Galaxy S or Captivate ROM together. Figuratively, you can see it as a menu card: you can choose between several flavors and dishes, those that fit your taste. So, for example, you want a Dutch ROM with Supercurio’s kernel, a special boot animation and a good-looking theme; you simply select every option and in the end, the site will offer you a download link to the ROM, generated according to the options you have requested.
Originally posted by DocRambone
This is a on-line rom creator that give you:
- An easy way to generate custom roms
- Create a rom from your mobile browser
- Stable and fast base roms
- Choose the components you like is your rom, without any additional add-ons
We must however note that, if you’re a novice user, you will probably have to investigate in the whole Android development world with all its jargon.
The kitchen can be found over at romkitchen.org. It’s absolutely an innovative and new alternative to the usual ROMs that are being provided by the chefs. So we’re really wondering what will happen with good old ROM chefs and the way we were used to download ROMs and test them – we guess this must be another symptom of ORD, we are almost having a nostalgic feeling about it. We’ll see what the future brings.
If you’re fed up with your SMS’s showing the received time when they arrive on your phone and want to know the original sent time by the sender, there is a fix for this.
For JPX and JPY firmwares, XDA forum member ykk_five has made an app that fixes the problem – so futures messages will show the original sent time.
You’ll need to make sure that the original Mms.odex is renamed or removed. Download the files in the thread, and copy both Mms.apk and Mms.odex to your SD card. Be careful to rename the original files in /system/app before copying over the replacement files.
If your ROM is deodexed you should use the JPY Mms.apk, if your ROM is stock then the alternate file provided should be used.
For more information and to download the files, head on over to the modification thread.
December 31, 2010 By: ElCondor
SpeedMod, probably the most popular kernel originally developed for the Samsung Galaxy S, is now available for the AT&T Captivate too. XDA member hardcore, the developer of SpeedMod, decided to create the same kind of kernel for the Captivate.
The developer’s aim is to have a kernel that is fast, compatible, stable, and with good battery life. It contains many custom features:
Originally posted by hardcore
- Based on JPX Android 2.2.1 kernel source
- Works on all stock Froyo 2.2 and 2.2.1 ROMs and popular custom ROMs
- 339MB RAM and all features should work
- Enhanced version of sztupy’s Universal Lagfix
- Includes neldar’s BackLightNotification 2.3 from https://github.com/project-voodoo/ba…ernel_patches/
- Sharpness & color fix for UI, inspired by supercurio’s work on Voodoo
- SpeedMod: Replaced kernel jhash2 with jhash3
- Includes my Startup Tweaks from http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=813309
- Adjusted kernel HZ value to (hopefully) balance battery life & smoothness
- Uses BFQ IO scheduler by default, from http://algo.ing.unimo.it/people/paol…ed/sources.php
- Updated ext4 code in kernel from http://www2.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker…/ext4-patches/
- Properly working Tiny RCU patch for better speed and efficiency from http://android.git.kernel.org/?p=ker…90160a18caf95d
- Optimized compiler flags: -O3 -mcpu=cortex-a8 -mfpu=neon -mfloat-abi=softfp
Don’t worry if you don’t understand most of this – we can tell you now that the kernel is really good.
Yet, be sure that you know how to flash kernels to your phone. Otherwise, it would be a good idea to investigate further before doing things that could brick your phone.
Check out the thread for more information and download the kernel.
If you are developing and have this Android device, XDA Moderator Chainfire brings CF-Root for the JPx firmwares, a much simpler root method including the following features: Root, superuser 126.96.36.199, busybox 1.15.3 or 1.17.1, “2e” recovery (can flash unsigned update.zip’s) and integrated fix for ClockworkMod’s nandroid (188.8.131.52). In the own words of the developer: “THIS IS NOT A ROM – it is only a kernel. You need to have the JPx firmware already on your device. You do NOT need to wipe anything for this patch. You DO need to read the instructions.
MAKE SURE YOUR PHONE CAN ENTER DOWNLOAD MODE USING THE KEYCOMBINATION WHILE BOOTING BEFORE FLASHING CF-ROOT (or anything, really)”.
If you are not familiar with this language, probably it´s better to stay away from this beta release.
Originally posted by Chainfire
[19.12.10][CF-Root v1.3] JPH JPK JP6 JPM JPA JPO JPU JPX – su+busybox+2e, CWM compat!
It took some hacking, but here it is, CF-Root for the JPx firmwares. It’s a much simpler root (to use) then the other methods available: a single PDA flash through ODIN is all there is to it.
THIS IS NOT A ROM – it is only a kernel. You need to have the JPx firmware already on your device. You do NOT need to wipe anything for this patch. You DO need to read the instructions.
MAKE SURE YOUR PHONE CAN ENTER DOWNLOAD MODE USING THE KEYCOMBINATION WHILE BOOTING BEFORE FLASHING CF-ROOT (or anything, really)
- Superuser 184.108.40.206
- Busybox 1.15.3 or 1.17.1 (if not mentioned in the filename it is 1.15.3)
- “2e” recovery (can flash unsigned update.zip’s)
- Integrated fix for ClockworkMod’s nandroid (220.127.116.11)
This is a beta release. I’ve tested it in a few situations, doesn’t mean it works for you. I have tested it on top of other installed rooting methods as well as from a clean flash, but there could still be issues, as most of you seem to have used a different root package than I have.
- Flash CF-Root-JPx-vX.X.tar (from the attached zip) as PDA in ODIN, without repartition. Done.
You can find more information in the original thread.