POSTS TAGGED: Samsung Galaxy S II

SGS3 and LG Optimus UI 3 Launchers for the Galaxy S II

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We bring you news quite frequently about launchers ported to various devices. It’s always a good time and gives users a chance to check out what other devices are running. The Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 can now not only run the Samsung Galaxy S III TouchWiz launcher with the Galaxy Note grid, but LG UI 3.0 as well.

XDA Forum Member endrit9 posted the TouchWiz UX launcher for all to use. Using it is pretty easy, as it requires a simply APK installation. Some of the elements are a little harder to get, however. For instance, to get the Galaxy S III icons, you have to use desktop visualizer and put them in manually. However, you’ll end up with the Galaxy S III TouchWiz launcher up and running.

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Treat Your SD Card as Real External Storage with SwapSD

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Quick, simple, and dirty. Some of the best hacks around on XDA require very little to get them to work, and make your life easier in the process. Also, these “simple tricks” tend to fix major snafus from some manufacturers when it comes to so-called features that make you ask “What in the world were they thinking?” So is the case for many Samsung Galaxy devices.

One common complaint is how external storage on Galaxy devices is “weird” (for lack of a better word). Samsung coders decided to treat the internal storage on the device as the external part, which forces several apps to save data, settings, and more to this part of the device. This is impervious to flashing, so it is no. . . READ ON »

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Low Light Focus Workaround for Galaxy S II SCEF02 Camera Module

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Let’s face it, there really isn’t a camera on a smartphone that can handle low light as well as most of us would like. Some times the images are too dark, other times they’re too low grainy. And in some cases, there’s even focus stuttering. This unfortunately plagues some Samsung Galaxy S II units. Thankfully, not all cameras are affected—just devices with the CDEF02 camera module. Now, there’s a way to mostly fix it.

XDA Forum Member KINGTATu noticed that when lowering the camera’s ISO setting, the issue went away. As KINGTATu explains:

n iso 100 and 200 u would Never have Low-Light Stuttering and its not dark while recording its just a bit draker even less than

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S-Planner App from Galaxy S III Ported to Galaxy S II

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Have you tried out the Galaxy S III and love the exclusive bundled apps? Do you want those apps, but find yourself satisfied with last year’s Galaxy S II and don’t want to shell out your hard-earned cash just to get those apps? You don’t have to, thanks to your beloved developer community here at XDA.

In May, we shared with you the new TouchWiz Launcher from the Galaxy S III ported to the Galaxy S II, and just a few days back, we brought you news that the floating Video Player from Galaxy Note had been ported as well. Now, the S-Planner app from the SGSIII has also been ported to work on the SGSII.

Ported by XDA Forum Member mythtrandyr, this app has been edited to work properly on the lower scre. . . READ ON »

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Fix the Battery Life Issues on the AT&T Galaxy S II Skyrocket

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One would think that after so many years, things like wakelock would be done and over with. It isn’t, however, and developers and users alike are still dealing with such problems to this day. However, as new wakelocks continue to appear, now workarounds and methods to fix them continue to are developed. The AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket is no exception, as there is now a way around practically every known wakelock.

The guide was written up by XDA Senior Member Jrockttu, and includes quite a bit of information. It begins by having users check their chargers, as certain charging configurations have been shown to cause wakelocks. It then talks about various software wakelocks that have been foun. . . READ ON »

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Galaxy Note Video Player Ported to Galaxy S II

Galaxy Note Video Player for Galaxy S II

Do you love the resizable pop-up video player from Samsung Galaxy Note and wish it were available on your Galaxy S II? While Samsung isn’t officially providing it for the SGS II, that doesn’t mean our members here at XDA aren’t doing anything about it. XDA Forum Member mythtrandyr has successfully ported this player from the Galaxy Note to SGS II, making it available for all of us to install on our devices.

The player works on all stock and custom Android 4.0.4 ROMS based on Samsung’s TouchWiz firmware including XWLQ5/LPM/LPO/LPT/LPU/LPX. It will not work on non-TouchWiz ROMs or any ROMs based on Android 4.0.3 or earlier. While it is built for deodexed ROMs, it can be made to . . . READ ON »

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Easily Bind Internal SD Card Directories to External SD Card on Most Samsung Devices

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Many Galaxy S II and III owners who do a lot of heavy gaming on their phones have run out of space for game data in internal storage. While both of these devices support external SD cards, there is no official method available to use that instead for the storage. Fortunately, there is an easy solution for this problem now with free tool DirectoryBind.

Originally built for the SGS II by XDA Forum Member slig, DirectoryBind has been confirmed to work on SGS III and Galaxy Tab 2 by many, and may work for more devices too, as long as they are rooted and have a similar partition structure. As the name suggests, DirectoryBind binds a directory in one location on your device to another. While the concept behind it is similar to . . . READ ON »

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AffinitySERIES Jelly Bean ROM Lands on Multiple Devices

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Around here, many users enjoy various AOSP-derived ROMs. There are quite a few options, including such well known ROMs as CyanogenMod, AOKP, and ParanoidAndroid. There are many more options as well, which is great because the more the merrier.

Now, the Android Developer Alliance development team has released the AffinitySERIES ROM to various devices. Their missions statement is pretty simple, as explained by ADA member, and XDA Recognized Developer, blueHarford:

One of our biggest things is No Drama, no secrets, BIG on communication which i think alot of other teams lack. We are not the best we will not boast ourselves or ever use the word kang. We feel like one of the first teams to start AOSP project to w

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Custom Recovery on the T-Mobile SGS2 without Using Odin

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Many Samsung Android users rely pretty heavily on Odin or its Linux / OSX counterpart Heimdall. This isn’t an overly big deal as both applications are stable for the most part and do the job. However, if you’re going to be rooting and hacking your device, you should probably get used to things like Terminal commands anyway. Aside from the obvious fact that learning such commands are useful, learning to use them can mean not having to increase your flash counter any more than absolutely necessary. T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II users can now do this by installing recovery from command line.

Written up by XDA Senior Member PorchSong, the method is pretty easy to follow. Users are directed to go to the offi. . . READ ON »

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