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Android 4.3 Rolling out to AT&T and T-Mobile Galaxy S III, AT&T Update Captured

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With so much Android 4.4 KitKat news stirring about, you’d be forgiven for forgetting that other versions of the OS do indeed exist. That said, most devices other than the current Nexus lineup and certain Moto X variants haven’t yet received the 4.4 goods in official capacity. Moreover, most end-user devices haven’t even been updated to Android 4.3.

Thankfully, the AT&T and T-Mobile carrier-branded versions of the Galaxy S III are soon to receive the Android 4.3 goods. While it’s not KitKat, at least it’s a step in the right direction. The update for the AT&T Galaxy S III (I737) comes in at version I747UCUEMJB, while the update for the T-Mobile Galaxy S III (T999) . . . READ ON »

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Galaxy Note II N7105 Receives Official Android 4.3, Update Pulled for S III and AT&T S 4

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Samsung has had a relatively good track record as of late for providing (relatively) timely Android firmware updates. Most relatively recent flagship-level Samsung devices have already received official updates to the final version of Jelly Bean (Android 4.3), and this is no small feat considering the level of customization in their TouchWiz UI.

New to the 4.3 party, the the iconic Galaxy Note II LTE N7105  now has an official Android 4.3 update of its own. And for those keeping track, this comes a few weeks after the leaked 4.3 XXUEMJ5 build for the N7100, which has now since been superseded by the XXUEMK4 update. Originally intended for Nordic countries, this new build for the N7105 comes in at version XXUEM. . . READ ON »

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OmniROM 4.4 Test Builds Appear for the Galaxy S III I9300

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As the flood of Android 4.4 KitKat ROMs continues to flow through, more and more devices are seeing the fruits of Google’s latest and greatest version of Android. Most of these devices that are now getting aftermarket 4.4 builds will not see an official KitKat release for quite some time—that is, if they even receive the update at all. That said, most of the devices receiving highly functional ports are high-end (former) flagship-level devices.

One of the relatively high-end devices that has now received a highly functional KitKat build is the International Galaxy S III GT-I9300. Samsung’s former flagship just recently received Android 4.3 in official capacity. And now thanks to. . . READ ON »

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Unofficial CM11 Appears for the Galaxy S III I747 and T999

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Ever since Android 4.4 KitKat was released to AOSP, we knew that a deluge of source-built ROMs was incoming. We’ve since seen various devices get the goods—most of which will not receive official updates to KitKat for quite some time, if at all. Now, a build has appeared for the I747 (AT&T) and T999 (T-Mobile) variants of the Samsung Galaxy S III.

The build comes from XDA Senior Member jermaine151. The initial build released two days ago was fairly rough. It lacked sound and thus couldn’t function as a phone. However, dramatic progress has been made in the past two days. Then once the sound was fixed, GPS, camera, LED flash, and almost everything else seemed to work. In fact, the only . . . READ ON »

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KNOX-Free Android 4.3 Leak Now Official for the Galaxy S III

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Two days ago, we posted about the leaked Android 4.3 (XXUGMJ9) firmware for the International version of the  (GT-I9300).

At the time, we noted that the leak brought many of the new features previously seen on the latest Galaxy S 4 and  Galaxy Note 3 official firmwares, as well as what we saw on the leaked build for the Galaxy Note II. This includes cool features such as Galaxy Gear support, a refreshed interface, and more. One thing curiously absent at the time, however, was Samsung’s increasingly ubiquitous KNOX technology.

Now, the previously leaked firmware has gone official, as noted by XDA Recognized Developer Faryaab. Faryaab (courtesy of the folks over a. . . READ ON »

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Leaked Android 4.3 (XXUGMJ9) for the Samsung Galaxy S III

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With the KitKat Kraze (sorry, I had to) in full effect, you’d be forgiven for forgetting that other versions of Android do indeed exist—namely Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, a version that some OEMs are seemingly going to skip, in favor of direct updates to Android 4.4. However, this doesn’t stop firmware leaks from appearing, and who are we to complain!

XDA Recognized Developer Faryaab has posted the leak to our forums, courtesy of Sammobile, along with simple instructions on how to get it up and running on your device. The build is intended for the international Galaxy S III (GT-I9300), and it brings many new features that were previously seen in official capacity on the Galaxy S 4 and . . . READ ON »

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Leaked Android 4.3 (UCUEMJ2) Update for Galaxy S III I747

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Firmware updates and leaks seem to be popping up left and right these days. We recently saw a leaked update to Android 4.3 (XXUEMJ5) for the Samsung Galaxy Note II, corresponding to the XXUEMJ5 update that was officially released to the Galaxy S 4 a week earlier. Now, there is a similar update for the I747 variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III, albeit with a different build display ID.

XDA Recognized Developer designgears shared the leak in our forums in Heimdall-flashable form. As has been seen on recent Samsung firmwares for other devices, this brings SELinux and KNOX to the device.

Then for those who would prefer to only flash the update or the bootloader/modem, XDA Recognized Developer loserskater. . . READ ON »

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Link SMS Notification and Ringer Volumes

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One strange behavior in Android that you’ve likely never noticed on Android relates to incoming text messaging sounds. In order to adjust your incoming text message notification volume, you normally need to adjust your notification volume rather than your incoming call volume. However, a text message is more related to your device’s “phone” functionality than, let’s say, an incoming Hangouts notification. Therefore, it makes sense to have your ringer volume adjust your incoming text message sound instead.

The reason for this behavior is that incoming text message sounds are processed through the notification audio stream, rather than going through the ringer audi. . . READ ON »

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AOSP Lock Screen on Certain TouchWiz Devices with Xposed

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It’s no secret that Samsung has seen incredible success with its Galaxy line of Android phones. In fact, the company’s profitability makes up such a large slice of the Android pie, that the Android ecosystem is quickly turning into the Samsung ecosystem. While much of Samsung’s success is due to their heavy marketing presence, the rest is down to the various innovations found in their products and how they cater well towards their users. That said, not everything is perfect for every user with Samsung’s offerings. And to the many who prefer vanilla Android, TouchWiz is a drawback rather than an asset.

Sure, you can wipe your default firmware and install a custom, AOSP-based ROM on . . . READ ON »

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