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Make Your Galaxy Tab More Versatile Thanks to USB Host Functionality

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We all want one thing with our devices, and that is that they become an ultimate electronic Swiss Army knife. One feature that only certain devices are privy to is the ability to use their USB ports as hosts in order to accept external devices such as input hardware like keyboards and mice, as well as memory devices like thumb drives and others. Thanks to the efforts of XDA member punkgeek, the owners of the original Galaxy Tab can now enjoy the benefits that USB host capabilities bring with it. The dev seems to have included the required modules into a kernel, which he has shared with the rest of the community.
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Replace Your Samsung Device’s Charging Screen with NoMoarPowah!

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If you think that mobile device modification ends at replacing Android’s modular components, you’re wrong. XDA Senior Moderator and Recognized Developer Chainfire is at it again, this time with a Charging Screen replacement for certain Samsung devices.

In one of his “sillier” modifications, the developer has replaced the stock charging screen with one packing loads of extra functionality. For starters, this modification displays both the time and numerical battery charge level when active. In addition, NoMoarPowar! also can be set to power on your phone prior to your scheduled alarms so that you don’t miss your morning wake-up buzzer. This way, you won’. . . READ ON »

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TouchWiz 4 for the Galaxy Tab

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There have been some interesting developments in the Samsung Galaxy S II universe over the past few days, most notably XDA member coolbho3000‘s guide to overclocking the device to a stable 1.5Ghz and an insane 2.0Ghz. But XDA member mssmison has come along and ported something from the Galaxy S II over for all of you Galaxy Tab users.

TouchWiz4, the launcher on the Galaxy S II, has been ported for use on the Galaxy Tab on any deodexed Gingerbread ROM’s. The installation package is for Clockwork Mod 3 and can be installed quite easily.

Not only has it been ported, but mssmison hasn’t forgotten to edit a few things to optimise it specifically for use on the Galaxy Tab, including an edited XML fi. . . READ ON »

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Receives Rooted JQ1 Gingerbread Love

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Are you a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 user tired of waiting for the Gingerbread update that has only just begun rolling out in certain regions? Luckily for you, XDA moderator Chainfire has done it again by releasing a rooted update to Android 2.3.3 that you can install yourself through ODIN. For those squeamish about flashing a bootloader, the developer has created two versions–one with a bootloader, and one without.

Here it is, JQ1, Gingerbread for the Galaxy Tab ! Here are versions both with and without bootloaders.

The version without bootloaders doesn’t boot for me and gives screen corruption. Running with bootloaders now.

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New Keyboard for Tablets Project

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If you have a tablet, regardless of the make or size, you probably think that there must be, somewhere, a better keyboard. This, in fact, has been a reality for virtually all devices since the invention of the touch keyboard. Due to the size and resolution of some of the newer tabs out there, most keyboards out there will either not work or look very (and I do mean very) distorted. Thanks to XDA member mssmison, there may be hope ahead because he is currently working on a new design of a multi-touch keyboard for Galaxy devices. Once he is done with this part of the project, the work will shift to larger screens with higher resolutions like the Motorola Xoom. The layout is quite original as there are not too many keyboard. . . READ ON »

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Turn Your Galaxy Tab Into A Honeycomb Tablet… Cosmetically.

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Theming. modifying. changing. It’s what we all love to do, and when we find a way of making the unconventional and improbable a reality, that’s when we all get the most excited. The unconventional and improbable in this case is the ability to make Android 2.3 really look like an imitation of Honeycomb, rather than implimenting just the colours and icons.

XDA member jjhiza has made this possible by posting a rather straight forward, easy to follow, yet indepth guide to making your Galaxy Tab look like it’s running Honeycomb, including the functionality of the widgets.

Why is this better than trying to port over Honeycomb entirely? Well, it makes it easier for those who are not developers, l. . . READ ON »

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HTC Flyer ROM on Galaxy Tab – Can We Do It?

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Despite not being based on tablet-optimised Honeycomb, the ROM for the upcoming HTC Flyer tablet has attracted considerable attention due to the integration of a refreshed version of the HTC Sense interface, along with many other useful features.

Over on the Samsung Galaxy Tab forums, several users have come together with the intention of garnering enough developmental attention for a port of the Flyer’s Gingerbread-based ROM to the older device. Although they don’t expect it to be an easy task, the fact that the Galaxy Tab and the Flyer both have a 600 by 1024 pixel resolution display (unlike the 800 by 1280 found on almost all other popular Android tablets) should make such a port a fairly reali. . . READ ON »

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Zinio & PressDisplay Extracted From Galaxy Tab

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Heres another article from some months ago that we found interesting to make public based on the increasnig popularity of tablets and large display Android devices. XDA member hhspiny told us that the global eReading service leaders: Kobo, PressDisplay, and Zinio, had been successfully extracted and re-packed it as an apk for other devices. Samsung Readers Hub consolidates e-reading applications such as eBooks, magazines, and newspapers, so users can enjoy reading with an unified and intuitive user experience. Members have confirmed this to be working on the Nexus One, Atrix, Desire Z, and Dell Streak. If you find it working on any other device, please leave your feedback.

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CyanogenMod 7 with Gingerbread Now Available for Galaxy Tab

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If you own a Galaxy Tab, you can now enjoy Android Gingerbread in form of CyanogenMod 7: XDA developer Technomancer is working on getting a completely stable build with Google’s latest Android version, 2.3.2. Most basic functions work, but we warn you that this build might not fit your needs as there are still some things that are quite buggy. The developer is still working on it though and has already made some good progress – and seeing he’s updating everything quite frequently, we expect a stable build will only be a matter of time.

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You flash it at your own risk. Backup everything. Learn how to use Heimdall. If it eats your dog it’s not my problem. Ma

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