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Linux 3.4 Kernel for the Galaxy S Plus GT-i9001

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If your Android device has an unlocked bootloader, it’s undeniable the usefulness of having a custom kernel on your device. With no release of Linux Kernel version 3.4 from Samsung as of yet, it’s great to see developers on XDA all contributing to make this possible for a mid-range Samsung device, the Galaxy S Plus GT-i9001.

The mastermind behind this creation is XDA Senior Member educk, who rebased support for the i9001 on the 3.4 kernel baseline, ahead of a release from Samsung. The kernel is still in the alpha stage of development with improvements and features such as:

  • New x32 ABI support, this shall somehow maximize CPU perfomance
  • Swap-in readahead skips over holes
  • Netfilter enhancement
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Unofficial CM10.1 for the Galaxy Note, Official CM10.1 for the Galaxy S

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Android 4.2 AOSP ROM development is in full swing here at XDA with a plethora of devices receiving the 4.2 goods. Thankfully, there are no signs of it slowing down, as 4.2 AOSP ROMs are popping up everywhere. The latest devices to get CM10.1 are the Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 and the much older original Samsung Galaxy S I9000.

XDA Recognized Contributor chasmodo released an unofficial port of CM10.1 for the Galaxy Note. This isn’t the first CM10.1 to be released, but XDA Elite Recognized Developer Entropy512 will be away for awhile and has passed the nightlies builds on to chasmodo. The ROM is in development, meaning there are things wrong with it. The list includes:

- UI: Apps like NHK are broken
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Toolkits Released for Nexus 10, Nexus 4, Nexus S, and Nexus S 4G

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Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been bringing you news of mskip’s toolkits making it to the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 10. It’s a popular and well known toolkit with extensive features. There is a second toolkit making its way around to Nexus devices, known as Wug’s Nexus Root Toolkit. We brought you news that it was released for the Nexus 7. Now, it’s available for the Samsung Nexus S and Nexus S 4G, the Nexus 4, and the Nexus 10.

XDA Recognized Developer WugFresh has been busy this month. The toolkit has made to five different Nexus devices in just a few weeks. The core features of the toolkit are the same for all releases, and include:

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Flyme OS and a Couple Jelly Bean Ports for the Galaxy S I9001

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The last time we brought you news about the Samsung Galaxy S I9001, it was to tell you that CyanogenMod 10 had been ported. Since then, the CM10 efforts for the device have been taken over by XDA Senior Member ivendor. Since then, AOSP development for the Galaxy S I9001 has been a veritable frenzy. With AOSP-built ROMs flying all over the place, and even some fun ROM ports.

The release of CM10 for the device in turn made ports like AOKP and PACman possible. The Galaxy S I9001 now has both. XDA Senior Member camcory has released the increasingly popular PACman ROM, and XDA Senior Member crybert took care of AOKP. Both ROMs work pretty well but users are reporting their quirks.

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3.0.x Kernel Released for the Samsung Galaxy S Plus

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Kernel releases can mean great things. This often comes in the form of new features, such as new schedulers or overclocking. Some help save battery life, others help performance, and some still offer improved stability. Some are just awesome at face value. The Samsung Galaxy S Plus now has a 3.0.x kernel.

XDA Senior Member ivendor, along with support from XDA Recognized Developer arco68, have released the 3.0.x kernel for the Galaxy S Plus. It’s currently for developers only. It was released for the purpose of working out the kinks and making it perfect. The current list of what’s working and what isn’t includes:

Working List:
-3G & Calls
-Audio
-Battery
-Touchscreen
-Touch keypad

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Floating Touch on the Samsung Galaxy S Plus

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Floating Touch is a rather unique and impressive feature that was initially introduced by Sony on the Xperia Sola. It basically allows the user to “touch the screen without touching the screen.”  Hovering your finger over the screen, the device interprets this as a touch. This is done by making use of the sensitive capacitive touch panels found on modern smartphones.

Initially developed for interaction with a specific set of live wallpapers, the technology has been ported to interact with  the complete user interfaces of the Xperia Sola and Samsung Galaxy SL. Now, we can add the Samsung Galaxy S Plus to this growing list.

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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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Floating Touch on the Samsung Galaxy SL I9003

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You may have heard of floating touch before. It actually comes stock on the Sony Xperia Sola for certain functions. With a little mod work, developers were able to floating touch working as a full fledged feature. As it turns out, the Sola isn’t the only device capable of floating touch. Now, the Samsung Galaxy SL can as well.

XDA Senior Member shriomman has released a method that enables floating touch on the Galaxy SL. It’s based on an older mod by Senior Member loSconosciuto that you can read more about here.

Essentially, shriomman took the earlier method and identified the parts that needed to be changed for floating touch to work. In fact, it only takes two lines in terminal, which means youR. . . READ ON »

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Fix Kies Software Support Issue for Galaxy Blaze 4G

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It’s quite common for a hacked phone to not play nicely with OEM software created to interface with the devices. Notable examples include HTC Sync and Samsung Kies. When a phone is rooted and running custom firmware, these services may not read the phone properly and may not recognize the device as one that needs an update. In rare cases, they don’t even recognize the connected device as supported. Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G owners have been having a problem with Kies recently, and now there is a fix.

Okay, to call it a fix may be stretching it. XDA Forum Member jparnell8839 has figured out that Kies won’t recognize the phone on any stock firmware after UVLB7. So if you’re running something . . . READ ON »

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