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Unofficial CM10 Port for the Samsung Galaxy S Plus

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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 has released an unofficial preview build of CyanogenMod 10.

The build is a little shaky, hence why it is called a preview. There are a number of things working, to include:

Audio
Video (sometimes youtube crashes)
Receiving and making calls
Proxi

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Samsung Galaxy S Advance Gets its First Custom Recovery

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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 a long, long wait, you now have a custom recovery.

XDA Forum Member diego-ch, along with the help of other developers, has released a kernel that also packs the latest TeamWin Recovery Project recovery on it. As with most Samsung devices, the way to ins. . . READ ON »

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

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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.

For those currently running a stock, unrooted ROM you should be receiving an OTA notification, but if not you can always check manually via Settings > About Device > Software U. . . READ ON »

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Samsung Galaxy S I9000 Gets Jelly Bean SuperLauncher+

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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 the chance of visible redraw. As XDA Senior Member mnazim explains:

I was searching for ways to keep the android home launcher in memory like many applications have options when I stumbled over this MOD. This thread is to

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CyanogenMod 10 Nightlies for Select Devices

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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
# The Nexus 7
# The Transformer and Transformer Prime
# The SGS1 variants (VibrantCaptivateInternational, and i9000b)
# The SGS2 i9100g
P3 and P5 tablets

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Slim Bean Jelly Bean ROMs Available for Several Devices

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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 very lightweight and fast AOSP-based ICS ROM, with just the right amount of tweaks and mods added to it, including some by the ROM developer and others from AOKP and CyanogenMod. With Slim Bean, XDA Recognized Contributor krarvind aims to bring the same featu. . . READ ON »

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Compile CyanogenMod 10 for the Galaxy S

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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.

Posted here by XDA Senior Member pmos69, the guide builds on existing guides that teach how to compile CM9 from source—all fully credited, of course. It starts with the very basics, including installing Ubuntu packages, And. . . READ ON »

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Hardware GPS Fix for the Galaxy S I9000 and I9001

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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 Member LEENO recently tore down the Galaxy S and postulated that the GPS disturbances had something to do with faulty hardware. LEENO explains:

Problem is caused by bad gnd conductivity between mainboard and antenna. It is conduced by conductivity rubber. This kind of rubbe

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Universal Toolkit for US Galaxy S III Variants

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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 S III variants, there is now a toolkit that does these things and more.

Developed by XDA Senior Moderator and Recognized Developer mskip, who’s also responsible for similar toolkits on the Galaxy Nexus and international Galaxy S III, the toolkits follow in t. . . READ ON »

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