POSTS TAGGED: Samsung Galaxy S II

No-Odin Root Exploit Found for Exynos 4412 and 4210

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Root exploits are often quite a good thing. There are many that only work on certain individual devices. However, there are some that work on a whole bunch of devices. An example of the latter is a root exploit by XDA Recognized Developer Bin4ry that works on a variety of devices. And now we have news of a dangerous, new exploit that works on Exynos 4210- and 4412-based devices.

XDA Forum Member alephzain released the exploit that affects pretty much any device with an Exynos 4412 or 4210 processor. This includes the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Samsung Galaxy S III, Meizu MX, and the Galaxy S II, among many others. Here’s how alephzain explains the root method:

Recently discover a way to obtain root on S3 witho

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Galaxy Note II Multi-Window Mod Ported to Galaxy S II

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Since it was released, the Galaxy Note II multi-window mod has been ported to pretty much every Galaxy Note II. However, a feature that awesome shouldn’t be restricted to just the Note II. The multi-window mod is now available for the Samsung Galaxy S II.

XDA Senior Member mythtrandyr has ported the multi-window functionality to the Galaxy S II. Users can get a hold of the mod in two ways. As per the norm, there is the clean way and the dirty way. The dirty way involves decompiling the SecSettings.apk, the service.jar and android.policy.jar files and applying the appropriate mods. There are quite a few mods to make so be sure to follow all the insructions.

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Experimental CyanogenMod 10.1 for the Samsung Galaxy SII i9100G

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Android 4.2 may have only been released a short time ago, but already this latest version is finding it’s way onto numerous devices thanks to the development community and its plain unwillingness to wait for official OEM updates. The latest device to be graced with a build of 4.2 is the Samsung Galaxy SII i9100G, and it comes in the form of an official version of Cyanogenmod 10.1.

XDA Elite Recognized Developer codeworkx wasted no time in getting an experimental build of CM10.1 up and running on the device. The key word there is experimental. In the developers own words “Use it like it is or leave it.”  This is probably not daily driver material yet, so unless you absolutely must be on the ab. . . READ ON »

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Compile Android 4.2 for the At&T Galaxy S II Skyrocket

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As many may have noticed, we here at XDA have spent quite a bit of time over the last couple of weeks talking about Android 4.2. It’s everywhere now, including the SDK and its release to the AOSP. So now comes the time when ROMs should start appearing. For AT&T Galaxy S II Skyrocket users, you could have one sooner than most.

XDA Senior Member sk8erwitskil released a tutorial that helps users compile the newly released revision of Jelly Bean. However, instead of making people start entirely from scratch, this tutorial is more of an add-on from the popular method to compile Android 4.1 for the Skyrocket. As sk8erwitskil explains:

Im in the process of compiling android 4.2 for the skyrocket right now. i w

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Pacman ROM Released for the T-Mobile Galaxy S II

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The PACMan ROM is catching on here on XDA and we couldn’t be happier about it. For those who still don’t know, PACMan ROM is an AOSP-based ROM that includes bits and pieces from CyanogenMod 10, AOKP, and ParanoidAndroid. So you get all the perks of all three ROMs, including ParanoidAndroid’s unique tablet mode. Now, the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II can get in on the action.

XDA Senior Member gs2usr has released the mash up ROM for the T-Mobile Galaxy S II. It features everything we’ve come to expect from PACMan, including CM settings, AOKP settings, and ParanoidAndroid settings. It also comes with init.d support. Here’s what isn’t working:

CM10/ AOKP bugs
Some Feature Mi

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Meizu MX’s Flyme OS Ported to the AT&T Galaxy S II

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When the Meizu MX was first released, many talked about its unique FlymeOS. It’s an OEM skin similar to Samsung’s TouchWiz and HTC’s Sense. It has several fun features and a very nice looking interface. Unfortunately, it was only available on the Meizu MX. It has now been ported to the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II.

XDA Senior Member estabien has begun porting Flyme OS to the AT&T Galaxy S II. It’s a slow process, as it usually is when porting OEM skinned ROMs. There are a few things working, but many bugs as well. Here’s the list of things working and not working:

What works:
Wifi
Data/etc.
Both cameras
SMS
Most everything

What doesn’t work:
Cannot hang up on call (Have to r

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PACman ROM on Samsung GT-I9100 & GT-I9100G

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We’ve recently reported on a number of devices receiving a port of the increasingly popular PACman ROM. The most recent recipients being the HTC Desire S and Desired HD. The ROM, originally developed by XDA Senior Member szl.kiev for the Sony Xperia Ray, is a concoction of the best bits taken from Paranoid Android, AOKP, and CyanogenMod, all thrown together into one awesomely featured ROM.

We can now report that the Samsung Galaxy S II has also received a PACman port, courtesy of XDA Senior Member bluefa1con. The ROM is available for both Galaxy S II I9100 and I9100G.

The ROMs are almost fully functional, with only a minor list of known issues and bugs:

  • HW Composer (I9100 only)
  • Minor G
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Bandaid Fix for Power Button Reboot Issue on T-Mobile Galaxy S II

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It is one thing when there is a software fault with a device. Software faults can usually be fixed either by the OEMs or, well, by us here at XDA. Hardware faults, though, are a whole lot more difficult to deal with. In some instances, like with the HTC One X hardware issue, it forces many people to return their devices. Another device with an annoying hardware fault is the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II.

An issue that seems to be getting more common is the power button sticking when pressed. This throws the phone into a boot loop that lasts until the button becomes unstuck. XDA Forum Member evilmika made a list of the symptoms for users to check and see if they have this problem:

1. Black screen with intermittent vibrating
2

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Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.3

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The last time we brought you news about TWRP, it was to announce that TWRP 2.2.2 had been released. It had fixed a lot of bugs from the initial release of TWRP 2.2 and added a few new features. Very recently, TWRP has been updated again to version 2.3.

There were a whole bunch of awesome improvements with TWRP 2.2 and a lot of unique and brand new features as well. TWRP 2.3 promises no less. The official change log includes:

Rebased onto AOSP Jelly Bean source code
Rewrote backup, restore, wipe, and mount code in C++ classes for easier maintenance going forward
NOTE: backups from prior versions of TWRP are still compatible with 2.3
ADB sideload functionality from AOSP is included in 2.3, see this link for more info
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