SAMSUNG GALAXY S Posts on XDA

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...