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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.
Please be sure to try it out in tour tab and make sure that you leave feedback as well as what types of devices you were able to connect to your favorite tab.

Hi ya’ll,

I’ve just added USB host mode support for the Galaxy Tabs.

You can find more information in the original thread.

Thanks acg93 for the tip!

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NoMoarPowah

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’t be disturbed, but your device will still wake you up when you need it. Sweetening the pot further, you can even set your device to reboot once it has reached either 15% or 100% battery level.

 NoMoarPowah! replaces that boring charging animation when your phone is turned off but connected to the charger with a fully functional program!

In the history of silly stuff I have made, this is perhaps the silliest 

This app is only for a select number of Samsung devices. It does not work on any other devices. See the list below

This app requires a fully rooted device

NoMoarPowah! can automatically reboot into Android when charging is done. Either when fully charged, or when the battery level reaches 15% and Android has enough juice to run.

But wait, there’s more! NoMoarPowah! can also reboot at a custom time. It will even suggest times based on your currently set alarms, so your phone will be rebooted just before the alarm goes off and you need to wake up! This way you can be sure nobody will bother you while take your well-deserved nap, but still wake up when you need to.

Continue on to the modification thread for more! Also, for owners of other Samsung devices, be sure to give this a shot and leave your feedback in the thread.

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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 file to support the larger screen, the ability to set the workspace to use 6 rows and 6 columns and the ability to add 5 shortcuts to the bottom bar.

Originally posted by mssmison
TouchWiz4 for Gingerbread Tab (Deodexed only)

Fixed XML’s to support larger screen
Adjust size for workspace/edit screens
Set Launcher workspace to 6 rows/ 6 columns (fits good)
Set appdrawer to 6×6 layout as well
Adjusted to allow 5 shortcuts on bottom bar

A fantastic addition to the collection of content being produced for and from the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab over the past few days. If you’d like to get this on your Galaxy Tab, head on over to the original thread and leave the developer a delightful message of thanks!

GtabGingerbread

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.

If you’re eager to get your Galaxy Tab updated and rooted, be sure to continue on to the original thread.

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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 keyboards out there with split profile. When you have a large screen (10+ inches), something like this can become quite useful.

The dev will release his creation soon, so be patient and follow up the developments. And once he does release it, please remember to leave some feedback.

Info:A free basic multitouch keyboard for tablets, (a paid version with more features may come later, or I may just update the free version)
Features:

  • Fast
  • Word prediction
  • Multitouch
  • capability for multilanguage support (depends on interest I guess)
  • FREE (My favorite words ever!)

You can find more information in the project thread.

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HC_screen1

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, like me. But if you’re a little more hardcore than I am, I’d recommend putting some work into this. It would really be amazing.

Originally posted by jjhiza
Pure Honeycomb Look for Galaxy Tab

Some of you have asked me about my layout, and if you’re checking this thread, you probably love the look of Honeycomb as much as I do. This is my attempt to emulate the general look and feel, while braver souls, like Spacemoose1, attempt to port the actual OS over for us.

If you own a Galaxy Tab and you’d like to give this a whirl, head on over to the original thread!

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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 realistic premise.

Interest in the cause has recently been piqued after the Flyer’s software was dumped and uploaded. If you think you can help out, head on over to the project thread for more information.

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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.

Originally posted by hhspiny
Zinio & PressDisplay for Android from Galaxy Tab

Zinio, PressDisplay, and Readershub extracted from most recent version of Galaxy Tab ROM (JMA). (Actually the readershub was extracted from JK5). Zinio is not beta anymore.

works fine in Nexus One. Now the zinio preview shows the entire page, and allows work in landscape (but crashes often in landscape, works perfectly in portait).

Continue to the applications thread.

CyanogenMod 7 Galaxy Tab

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.

Originally posted by Technomancer

You flash it at your own risk. Backup everything. Learn how to use Heimdall. If it eats your dog it’s not my problem. Many things are broken – post about it in the thread if nobody posted before. If you have any idea how to fix things, post too or PM me.

So, the message is quite obvious: if you’re an advanced user, any help would really be appreciated. In the end, that’s what a development community is for: sharing ideas and working together. Continue on to the thread!

Galaxy Tab Film

The Galaxy Tab is a very good device for watching films: the 7″ high-resolution display makes it a real pleasure to watch films when you’re on the move. But, what is the best way to convert these films so there is a right balance between file-size and quality? XDA member TheGrammarFreak came up with this great guide that’ll help you with this.

Originally posted by TheGrammarFreak

given that I normally watch films on a television, watching them on the Tab is only gonna happen when I’m on the move. So a >1GB video seems pointless, as on a screen that size you’ll barely notice the difference in quality. So I aimed to get a film in to ~500MB and to a quality that is still watchable. I went for 500MB as a target because a film that’s ~700MB on a 15.6″ laptop screen is perfectly watchable. On the Tab the screen is smaller, and the pixel density higher, so we can afford a smaller file size for a video of the same dimensions. I chose to upscale during the encode instead of during playback because the Tab does a really bad job of upscaling (horribly pixilated, especially in high contrast). I think that you could get a film to 400MB, but that’s too far for my taste.

Remember that converting a film this way will take about the same time as the movie plays, so you’ll need to be pretty patient.
Want to get started? Continue on to the thread!

T-Mobile-Samsung-Galaxy-Tab

Yesterday, we published an article that talked about a major milestone for all Galaxy Tab owners… well, almost every Galaxy Tab owner. As it turns out, there are two more variants of the GSM models, the P1000L and the P1000N, which are made for Spanish speakers. Apparently, according to XDA moderator Chainfire, there were some differences between the tabs and thus the patch needed some extra work. However, within 24 hours of releasing the first version, he has graced the remaining user base with this fix.Now, every Galaxy Tab owner can update to the latest firmwares without the fear of locking their devices down. I am positive my fellow Spanish speaking members are saying “Gracias” to Chainfire for all his work.

Has this fix worked for you? Be sure to post some feedback in the corresponding thread.

After a great many hours of researching, testing and coding, myself (Chainfire) and Rotohammer have come up with a patch that works on most devices (currently all known GSM Tab variants), and flashes back unprotected JJ4 (T-Mobile ?) bootloaders, or the original P1000N bootloaders for the Latin models. The app only patches when it finds protected bootloaders, and you have to press a button for that, so the app can also be used to look at your current status.

You can find more information in the patch thread.

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T-Mobile-Samsung-Galaxy-Tab

It is truly amazing to see the speed with which developments can happen here on XDA. You may recall that XDA moderator Chainfire was working on a patch to try and “break” the protected bootloaders in the Galaxy Tablets’ stock roms. Well, today he announced the release of the patch that will ensure that you don’t get locked out of your favorite pastime… flashing your device. A bit of background on this, the official updates from most manufacturers will prevent you from playing with the internals of your favorite devices. This is the case for most electronic equipment out there (game consoles, phones, etc). Samsung has not been the exception to this rule as they had created a locked bootloader that was included in releases of their newer updates. So, updating to versions JM* or KA* of the firmware will put you with that bootloader, locking you in the process. This patch allows the device to flash back to the JJ4 version of the bootloader, which is unlocked.

So far, the success rate of this patch is very good and people are using it with no issues. Please post some feedback to see if you are not having issues with this fix.

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After a great many hours of researching, testing and coding, myself (Chainfire) and Rotohammer have come up with a patch that works on most devices (currently all known GSM Tab variants except the P1000L and P1000N Latin models), and flashes back unprotected JJ4 (T-Mobile ?) bootloaders. The app only patches when it finds protected bootloaders, and you have to press a button for that, so the app can also be used to look at your current status.

You can find more information in the patch thread.

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Thanks pulser_g2 for the tip!

Samsung Galaxy Tab

A lot of people seem to be rather annoyed at the fact that there is an activation message every time their Galaxy Tablet is turned on. There are various methods for skipping this on other versions of the device, but the Sprint one seems to have adverse effects or doesn’t work at all with them. XDA member mmathai77 has posted a method to bypass this with a few simple steps. Needless to say, if you are new to Android, you may want to make sure that you understand what you are doing as you will be messing with some files in the root of the device. Again, the process itself is rather simple. You will need to be rooted and Root Explorer or some other app that lets you see/modify files in the root of the device.

If you have any suggestions or comments regarding this work around, please feel free to share them.

1) I used Root explorer and went to:
/system/app/

2) put the folder in R/W mode (look at top for button)

3) now look for -
sprintadroidextension.apk

4) long hold press it, either copy it and paste it in another folder as backup.

5) go back to /system/app/ and long hold press sprintadroidextension.apk
again and Delete it.

6) put the folder back in R/O mode.

Now restart and you should not see anymore activation messages!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =]

You can find more information in the tutorial thread.

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