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How-To: Convert Films for your Samsung Galaxy Tab

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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 we

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Update for Spanish Galaxy Tab Users

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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 Ch. . . READ ON »

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Galaxy Tab Patch for Locked Bootloaders Released

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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 loc. . . READ ON »

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Save Time and Skip the Sprint Activation Message for the Galaxy Tablet

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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.

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Fix Found For Protected Bootloader for Galaxy Tab

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You may remember that last month, we published an article regarding several new firmwares of Samsung Galaxy Tablets. These contained a new bootloader that was not allowing custom roms to be flashed onto the devices. Well, XDA moderator Chainfire just updated his thread with rather good news for owners of this device. In essence, there is a file and a bunch of commands that will unlock this bootloader. However, Chainfire will hold off on releasing this as there is a risk of messing up the device if the process is not done correctly. Not all hope is lost though as he will release an apk for ease of use after some time, in order to minimize casualties :).

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Warning: Leaked Galaxy Tab Firmware comes with Protected Bootloader

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A note to those that are owners of Samsung Tab devices. The latest leaked firmwares come with a protected boot loader that disables custom ROM flashing abilities. From XDA Moderator Chainfire’s Post:

Some of these ROMs include new bootloaders. These bootloaders check checksums/signatures in various parts of the firmwares. The “normal” Samsung ROMs, nor custom ROMs and kernels, have these checksums.

The result is that once flashed, you cannot revert to older/official/custom Samsung ROMs, and you are pretty much stuck using one of these four ROMs, as they are the only ones containing the right checksums.

There is no known fix. I know, I’ve tried all of them some p

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US TMobile Galaxy Tab Flashed To Make Phone Calls

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So if you’re an owner of a Samsung Galaxy Tab, the latest news is that some clever people at XDA have managed to work out how to flash the tablet in order to make phone calls!

XDA forum member Jyveafk originally posted a thread on trying to install phone.apk to his Tab but failed to make it work. Several pages on, and new thread started, the XDA member has successfully flashed the Tab to make and receive phone calls.

You will need to download Odin3 v 1.70 flasher and follow the instructions carefully. The procedure is for experienced flashers only. Currently only working on EDGE , Jyveafk has stated caveat emptor since there is no idea on how later updates will impact.

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Ubuntu Running On Galaxy Tab

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If you fancy trying to run another OS on your Galaxy Tab, say like Ubuntu, then you’ll be interested to hear that it’s possible!

XDA forum member dviera88 decided to take the plunge and have a go by following the instructions for getting Ubuntu running on the Samsung Epic, originally posted by XDA member BThomas22x. Your Tab must be rooted, and you will need Busybox, Superuser, the Android SDK and knowledge on how to use it, AndroidVNC and Terminal Emulator.

dviera88 states that the Epic instructions work perfectly and that he did everything via Terminal Emulator from the Market. Next up is trying out the Vibrant version.

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LWP Creator for Samsung Galaxy Tab

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A few months ago, we talked about Ownskin, which is an app for Android that made it a breeze to make your own LWP (Live Wallpaper). About a month later, due to the sheer success of the app, this went free in the market. As time went by, the app kept on growing in popularity and due to the new Android devices coming out on a monthly basis, the app needs to grow to accommodate the ever growing user base. This time, XDA member madwolfchin has updated the app, so that it would work with Samsung’s Galaxy Tab. This will allow Tab owners to customize the background of the home screen in any way they please.

As always, since this is a brand new addition, there may be bugs. So, if you have a Tab, and want to take this for a spin, ma. . . READ ON »

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