POSTS TAGGED: Samsung Galaxy S
Posted June 19, 2012 at 04:30 pm by Former Writer
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 that you can only get with a kernel. For the Samsung Galaxy S and all of its variants, there’s a kernel tool kit that’ll help users tweak all kinds of settings.
Posted June 14, 2012 at 04:00 pm by Former Writer
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 now the Samsung Galaxy S I9000 has one as well.
The mod pack for the Galaxy S is much like the one for the Galaxy Nexus and even appears to have been created by the same team of developers. Users can install this mod over top of pretty much any ICS AOSP offering, including CM9, AOKP, an. . . READ ON »
Posted May 27, 2012 at 11:30 pm by Former Writer
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 Samsung Galaxy S I9000 users for awhile. Now, there’s a fix.
While the issue has been resolved in the past, this particular mod is aimed at devices running CyanogenMod. This is because CM utilizes a small, but fast flash chip to store data in /datadata. Howev. . . READ ON »
Posted May 14, 2012 at 06:00 am by Former Writer
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 get both.
XDA Senior Member lumin30 has released a root method that works for all Windows machines, but the bigger focus is on the 2nd post of the thread, which teaches users who have Mac and Linux how to run Heimdall so root can be obtained o. . . READ ON »
Posted May 12, 2012 at 02:30 am by Former Writer
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 even more quickly thanks to XDA Senior Member Perka. The tutorial was written with the I9000 in mind, and helps new developers get past the booting stage and into the bug-squashing phase.
The tutorial starts of. . . READ ON »
Posted April 24, 2012 at 05:30 am by Former Writer
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 and the Samsung Galaxy SL, there is now an option that brings even more bass—if that’s what you’re into.
Posted April 22, 2012 at 07:00 am by Former Writer
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 I9000 developers now have a tutorial that walks readers through editing odexed framework files in a simple and unintimidating manner.
Posted April 11, 2012 at 05:30 pm by Will Verduzco
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 Mbit HSPA+ connectivity, the Blaze certainly lives up to its name.
Posted April 3, 2012 at 01:30 pm by Adam Outler
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 or Odin packaging is required. A Heimdall user can simply put their device into Download Mode. . . READ ON »