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Samantha · Mar 3, 2013

Linux 3.4 Kernel for the Galaxy S Plus GT-i9001

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...

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Former Writer · Dec 19, 2012

Unofficial CM10.1 for the Galaxy Note, Official CM10.1 for the Galaxy S

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...

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Former Writer · Dec 5, 2012

Toolkits Released for Nexus 10, Nexus 4, Nexus S, and Nexus S 4G

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...

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Former Writer · Nov 28, 2012

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

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...

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Former Writer · Oct 27, 2012

3.0.x Kernel Released for the Samsung Galaxy S Plus

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...

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David Watt · Oct 19, 2012

Floating Touch on the Samsung Galaxy S Plus

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...

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Former Writer · Oct 14, 2012

Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.3

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...

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Former Writer · Oct 11, 2012

Floating Touch on the Samsung Galaxy SL I9003

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...

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Former Writer · Oct 9, 2012

Fix Kies Software Support Issue for Galaxy Blaze 4G

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...

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Former Writer · Sep 28, 2012

Unofficial CM10 Port for the Samsung Galaxy S Plus

Not too long ago, we brought you the wonderful news that the original Samsung Galaxy S variants got official CM10. Unfortunately, there were a few versions that were left out, including the Samsung Galaxy S Plus I9001. The first push to get AOSP Jelly Bean of any kind began with this thread which is currently maintained by XDA Forum Member demon434. It helped give the community a place to troubleshoot issues and test preliminary builds. Now, XDA Senior Member Doomsday94...

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Former Writer · Sep 15, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S Advance Gets its First Custom Recovery

When a device is first rooted, it usually doesn't take very long for a custom recovery to appear as well. In many cases, root and recovery are released simultaneously. Of course, sometimes it takes a little longer than usual to get something working on a device and thus users may have root but no easy way to install things like custom ROMs, custom kernels, or modifications that could make the device even better. For Samsung Galaxy S Advance owners, after...

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jerdog · Sep 4, 2012

Galaxy S III SGH-i747 OTA Available for Telus, Bell, and Rogers

For those who love to receive updates to their mobile devices, the Telus, Bell and Rogers versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III (SGS-I747M) are currently getting a maintenance OTA update from Samsung. The update purportedly brings improved stability, bug fixes, better battery life, and screen brightness adjustments available via the notification bar. The baseband is I747MVLLH1 with the OS Build being IMM76D.I747MVLALH1 (Android 4.0.4). There is currently no word on if the AT&T version will be receiving an OTA or not....

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Former Writer · Aug 29, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S I9000 Gets Jelly Bean SuperLauncher+

We recently brought you news of how to minimize visible home screen redraw on the Galaxy S III. For those who haven't noticed this, the issue occurs when you return to the home screen and there's a slight lag before your widgets reappear on screen. Most Android devices suffer from noticeable redraw, and now, Samsung Galaxy S I9000 have a modification aimed at reducing its occurrence. Called SuperLauncher+, the mod forces the launcher to remain in memory, which in turns lessens...

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jerdog · Aug 18, 2012

CyanogenMod 10 Nightlies for Select Devices

We recently told you about the CyanogenMod team beginning work on CM10. Now, a significant milestone has been reached: CM10 Nightlies have appeared for select devices. For those who aren't familiar, a nightly build is an automatic build incorporating the latest changes in CM source for a device. Yesterday, CyanogenMod released the list of those devices that would be getting the first round of nightlies: # The US SGS3 variants (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint) # The Galaxy Nexus variants # The Nexus S varaints #...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Aug 11, 2012

Slim Bean Jelly Bean ROMs Available for Several Devices

With the release of the Jelly Bean source code to AOSP last month, we are seeing more and more of Jelly Bean ROMs ported to various Android devices. Slim Bean is the Jelly Bean variant of the popular Slim ICS ROM, and it is now available for several devices including the Samsung Vibrant, Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus (Verizon, sprint, and GSM variants), Samsung Captivate, and Samsung Galaxy S I9000. Slim Bean's predecessor Slim ICS has been quite popular as a...

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Former Writer · Aug 8, 2012

Compile CyanogenMod 10 for the Galaxy S

Since the Jelly Bean source was released, we've brought you news of a very large number of official and unofficial CyanogenMod 10 ports. Now, as new releases are beginning to wind down, various developers are writing up guides to show others how to do it. One early guide on compiling Jelly Bean from source was already covered on our Portal not too long ago. Now, more device specific guides are beginning to slip through the cracks, including for the Samsung Galaxy S I9000....

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Former Writer · Jul 25, 2012

Hardware GPS Fix for the Galaxy S I9000 and I9001

Over the last few months, we brought you news of the ASUS Transformer Prime tear down that brought a GPS fix and HTC One X hardware issue that weakens WiFi signal. Both of these hardware problems have hardware fixes, albeit at the risk of seriously damaging a device. No pain, no gain right? Another device that's had GPS issues is the Samsung Galaxy S I9000/9001. As it turns out, the fix for that may be hardware related as well. XDA Forum...

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Former Writer · Jul 12, 2012

Universal Toolkit for US Galaxy S III Variants

Toolkits are known around XDA as a way for users to get a whole bunch of functionality in a single place. Typically, toolkits give users the ability to root, flash custom recoveries, install drivers, and a myriad of other features depending on the phone. One of the main advantages is that they often make easy what would otherwise be a cumbersome modification, all while giving the user an interface they can understand. For three out of the four US Galaxy...

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Former Writer · Jun 19, 2012

Devil Kernel Config Gives Galaxy S Users Kernel Control

There are a lot of tool kits out there that help users modify their ROM and how it works. They can add scripts, mods and tweaks to boost anything from performance to battery life. One portion that doesn't get as much attention is the kernel. There are a few kernel tool kits out there, although they tend to be a little more complicated than ROM based ones. Users of kernel tool kits get access to all kinds of system tweaks...

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Former Writer · Jun 14, 2012

Popular Galaxy S III Mod Pack Released for Galaxy S I9000

Development on the Samsung Galaxy S III has been on fire recently. That being said, development on other devices to include Galaxy S III goodies such as the new launcher, new widgets, and a certain voice assistant have been steadily making their way across XDA in the form of single mods and, in some cases, mod packs that include all of them. We brought you news of a Galaxy Nexus mod pack that brought several Galaxy S III goodness at once, and...

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