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Former Writer · May 27, 2012

New Low Storage Notification Fix for Galaxy S I9000

Many Android phones have random and silly bugs---nothing serious, mind you, but things that can often be annoying. One such bug is the receiving a low storage warning when you have plenty of storage space left. While it may seem like a minor inconvenience, your Android device believing it has no space left can prevent you from doing a lot of things such as downloading new apps from the Google Play Store. This is a problem that has apparently plagued...

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Former Writer · May 14, 2012

Root Your Samsung Galaxy S 4G

While rooting a device can sometimes take forever, in most cases root is obtained pretty quickly by our talented developers. Of course, the question then remains how difficult is that root process. Sometimes it's just flashing a couple of things, other times you might be navigating a labyrinth of ADB commands. In some cases you may even have to become facile with Linux, although in most cases there's at least Windows and Linux support. For the Samsung Galaxy 4G, you...

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Former Writer · May 12, 2012

Tutorial for Cherry Picking and Compiling CM9 on the Samsung Galaxy S I9000

Getting CyanogenMod or AOKP working is a rite of passage for many Android devices, and creating a bug-free port can often be a challenge. We recently covered the updated CyanogenMod Compiler that already helps users on a variety of devices get some CM-flavored AOSP goodness. However, while the app helps users get a build to boot, debugging the new build is a whole different story. Samsung Galaxy S I9000 developers now have a more in depth tutorial that'll help you get everything working...

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Former Writer · Apr 24, 2012

MegaBassBeats Brings More Punch to the Galaxy SL and Galaxy 3

Android and XDA have been awash with volume and equalizer modifications since the porting of Beats Audio to all Gingerbread ROMs. Users have been flashing these mods left and right in order to give their music a little extra clarity, some volume, and a lot of extra bass. From Sony XLoud and Beats Audio to DSP Manager, Android has been always had a lot of great options for those to prefer to customize their audio. For the Samsung Galaxy 3...

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Former Writer · Apr 22, 2012

Tutorial Simplifies Editing Odexed Framework Files

There are many facets to theming and development. Whether it's changing out the dreaded NinePatch files to make a theme complete, adding init.d scripts to make things work better, or compiling and decompiling .apk files to make modifications, the end product is a big thing made up of little processes. The last example, compiling and decompiling .apk files is definitely among the top skills needed for good ROM development, and any aspiring developer should know how to do so. Aspiring Samsung Galaxy S...

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Will Verduzco · Apr 11, 2012

Forum Added for the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G

Recently, we've seen quite a flurry of development activity for Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G. As the little brother to the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II, the Blaze is not exactly Samsung's flagship device on Magenta. However for those looking for a powerful device with a less huge screen and a lower price tag, the Blaze packs quite a punch that may make other, higher priced smartphones a bit nervous. Featuring a powerful 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor and 42...

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Adam Outler · Apr 3, 2012

Heimdall Suite Brings Linux and Mac Support to Over 50 Million Handsets

Heimdall Suite, an Open-Source Cross-Platform set of tools designed to flash firmware to Samsung devices, has received an incremental update to version 1.3.2. This latest update supports Galaxy S II GT-I9100, Galaxy Player,  Captivate, Vibrant, Fascinate, Mesmerize, Epic 4G, Galaxy S 4G, Infuse 4G, GT-I9000T, Galaxy Tab (7 and 10.1 inches) and of course the Galaxy S GT-i9000.  If your Samsung device is not listed here, testing is required. Heimdall has always been a favorite among kernel developers and those who frequently flash the latest kernels because no flashable update.zip...

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Conan Troutman · Mar 31, 2012

CM9 Nightly Builds For Samsung Galaxy S (i9000 & i9000b)

While a pretty sizeable number of devices have already been graced with nightly versions of CM9, that list just keeps on getting bigger. It seems that at some point yesterday the first nightly builds for the original Samsung Galaxy S (i9000 & i9000b) made an appearance on the CM download page. I suspect that these nightly builds will be much sought after by a great deal of Galaxy S users. Although a semi-functional alpha version for the i9000 has been...

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Former Writer · Mar 31, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Blaze 4g Gets Rooted, T-Mo Galaxy S II Gets New Modem

It's always exciting when the development of one devices causes positive change in the development of a different device. Sometimes rooting a device means getting new software to older phones, as is the case with the Sony Xperia Line Up, and it'll happen with even more phones in the future. This is now happening for the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II. XDA Forum Member johnrbell has just announced that the Galaxy Blaze has been rooted. While the Blaze isn't the most popular...

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egzthunder1 · Mar 29, 2012

Open Source and Imitations–Samsung Releases ICS-Sprinkled Gingerbread SGS I9000, But Why?

It seems that Samsung has made quite a stir recently thanks to several recently released updates and firmware leaks (albeit they are mostly coming from carriers) to most of their lineup, going back all the way to the original Galaxy S. Thanks to the efforts of XDA Forum Member Przekret and Recognized Developer Faryaab, we now have access to the very latest firmware that was released by Samsung for the original Samsung Galaxy S. The new firmware comes loaded with a ton...

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Former Writer · Mar 27, 2012

Fix Low Memory Notifications on the Galaxy S

We've said it before and we'll say it again. Developer collaborations rock. In addition to pooling together resources, collaborative development allows for multiple sets of eyes to look over any given problem. This is especially true when the problem being fixed is one is as annoying as the Low Memory Notifications on the Original Samsung Galaxy S running CyanogenMod. For those who don't know what it is, XDA Forum Member naTrium explains: Lot's of people have encountered the problem where their...

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jerdog · Mar 22, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S May Benefit From Nexus S Radio

With the recent news that the Samsung Galaxy Note i717 could be hacked to work on T-Mobile's HSPA+ network, many inquisitive and adventurous users on XDA began to wonder if other devices could benefit as well. XDA Forum Member pwneman looked into what other Samsung devices had compatible radios and found that the Nexus S i9020a for AT&T uses its radio hardware much the same way as the Samsung Galaxy S i9000, and to a limited extent, the Samsung Captivate. Flashing the devices with...

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Former Writer · Mar 11, 2012

Mod Gives Touchwiz 4 Launcher to Samsung Galaxy S I9000 Running ICS ROMs

Getting new software on older phones is always cause for joy. Usually, the big prize is reserved for getting a whole new version of Android---such as Ice Cream Sandwich. However, sometimes little mods from new software can be fun as well. XDA Forum Member PaWill has successfully ported the TouchWiz 4 launcher for Samsung Galaxy S I9000 users who are running select iterations of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The mod is installed relatively easily thanks to a recovery-flashable update.zip. There...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 29, 2012

Original Galaxy S I9000 Receives ICS Pre-Alpha Bliss

All good things must come to an end, and that is life. However, we at XDA-Developers do our absolute best that our expensive devices do not fall under this category. We continuously strive to prolong and extend the shelf life of phones by adding features, apps, themes, and most importantly, by reverse engineering the daylights out of them so that they can run newer OSes unsupported by the manufacturers. Having said this, if you have an original Galaxy S (i9000),...

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Former Writer · Feb 28, 2012

Build.prop Tweaks for Samsung Galaxy SL and Others

Those following the modding community will know that many modifications involve tweaking the build.prop file. Changing its contents can alter your device ID and give you access to market apps you normally wouldn't have. Furthermore, it can increase your RAM usage, battery life and even make your data speeds go up a little bit. XDA Senior Member TheFrankenstain has released a number of build.prop tweaks for the Samsung Galaxy SL i9003 for anyone who wants them---be it a developer who...

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Former Writer · Feb 24, 2012

Sim Unlocker for Select SGS2 and SGS Brings Easy Unlock

Getting SIM unlock can be a pain and usually requires some wacky progress using hex editors, or paying a carrier or third party to give you the code. Since paying money for something you can get free is never preferable, and a lot of people don't even know how to properly wield a hex editor, there will always be a use for tools that do it for you. XDA Senior Member Grooby has put together a nifty Windows application that...

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Former Writer · Feb 21, 2012

Full Touch Recovery Released for Some Sony Ericsson, Huawei and Samsung Phones

Choosing your recovery is a big deal. For most people, they're luck enough to get at least one good one and it's usually ClockworkMod Recovery. On other devices, though, users can have two, three up to half a dozen choices for their recoveries. For some select devices, they now even have the option for a touch recovery or a recovery you can use sans the hardware keys. XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD and XDA Senior Member Napster or Team UtterChaos have...

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Former Writer · Feb 20, 2012

BroodROM Configurator Allows For Post Flash Customization

One of the most fun things about flashing a custom ROM is finding out about all the add ons that developers sometimes leave out of the change log. A new font, a themed keyboard, having the Facebook widget match the theme (for once). However, flashing mods and tweaks can be a pain in the behind. Enter BroodROM Configurator. XDA Senior Member broodplank1337 has devised this nifty tool to allow users of the Samsung Galaxy S i9000 to choose their features...

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Former Writer · Feb 18, 2012

All-In-One Adrenaline Shot Tweak Helps Solve Most Galaxy S 4g Problems

While no single modification or tweak can permanently solve all the problems a phone has, there are, in fact, a great number of modifications to tackle the most annoying things. Things such as short battery life, lag and the fact your HTC Evo 4g didn't build you that promised island and fly you there. For the record, none of the mods to do the latter have ever worked. However, for those carrying the Samsung Galaxy S 4g, there is something...

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Former Writer · Feb 17, 2012

Aroma Installer Gets its First Port to Samsung Galaxy SL

Awhile ago, we told you about a pretty nifty tool called the Aroma Installer that gives users the choice to install pretty much whatever application or mod that they want onto their ROMs. The best part about the Installer is that it is open source, so it could be ported at any time. This brings us to the Samsung Galaxy SL i9003, which got itself a port of the awesome installer courtesy of XDA Member TheFrankenstain. The build is a...

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