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Device Review: Samsung Galaxy NX (or Building the Ultimate Android-Powered Camera Setup)

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samgalaxynxPicking out a mid- to high-end camera is a bit like picking a phone. Once you’ve made your decision and plunked down the large investment, you’ve got a lot of work ahead of you in order to make it your own. A good camera can be accessorized and tailored to your needs, and the Galaxy NX is no exception. While many people prefer a high end “dumb camera,” yours truly is content with nothing less than Android Power.. . . READ ON »

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External Mics on Galaxy Devices Just One Resistor Away

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Android devices support a lot of external devices. From Bluetooth speakers to external hard drives, there really isn’t much you can’t hook up to an Android device anymore. However, one thing that users may have trouble with is an external microphone.

XDA Elite Recognized Developers AdamOutler and Rebellos are at it again. This time with a hardware mod that will allow better external mic support on most Samsung Galaxy devices. This includes the Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy Camera. AdamOutler explains the mod in more detail:

Elite Recognized Developer Rebellos searched the code, and we figured out that the device wouldn’t recognize my mic because its Ohms are too low. The WolfsonMicro ch

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ICS for the Samsung Galaxy 5 Appears—Older Devices Weep Tears of Joy

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It’s hardly a secret that here on XDA, we really love it when developers accomplish the impossible. Throughout the forums, this takes the shape of custom kernels that push the boundaries of performance and clocks, apps that accomplish previously unheard of tasks, and—perhaps most importantly—ROM updates for the devices of yesteryear.

Enter the Samsung Galaxy 5—a phone that even upon release, was never destined to be considered a flagship device. And now that this device is approaching two years of age, it seems as if first party support is all but extinct. Thankfully, developers such as XDA forum member subpsyke, have worked hard to keep the Galaxy 5 running modern builds of th. . . READ ON »

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Samsung Galaxy 4g Receives An Easy-To-Use Unlock Script

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Using a hex editor to unlock a phone can be a very challenging task, especially if one does not have good knowledge of hex. More difficult still if it’s something that needs to be done on the fly.

Well, if you happen to own a Samsung Galaxy 4g, then the difficulty level has just dropped to nearly nothing.

XDA Senior Member FBis251 has written out a script, run through an existing app in the Android Market, that will get you those unlock codes without dealing with the angst of hex editing. The only prerequisite is that you need a functional T-Mobile simcard for the time being, although he’s working on a way to get it to users without one. It’s a relatively simple procedure:

1) Download the script file,

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HTC’s Likely Rezounding Disappointment

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I was thinking about the HTC Rezound today.  I do that sometimes–sit down and let my thoughts wander. I thought about its three-way fight within Verizon against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Motorola Droid RAZR, and how it will fare this Christmas season.  I also thought about TrevE’s work on HTC’s astounding Carrier IQ screw-up. And I came up with a target market based on privacy and security to whom no manufacturer has managed to sell phones yet:  the hopeless-paranoid.

See, on one extreme, there’s the non-paranoid.  These people either think they have everything under control or don’t care if they have control.  They’re the ones who buy crappy phones on contract.  They hav. . . READ ON »

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Team GreenMods Brings MIUI to the Samsung Galaxy 3

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Not too long ago, we brought you news that Samsung Galaxy 5 had received a CyanogenMod 7 port, effectively extending its life just a little further. Now, the closely related Galaxy 3 has received a MIUI port, care of some crafty work by XDA forum member jazux and the rest of the GreenMods team. While the device is marginally faster and more capable than the aforementioned Galaxy 5, it’s still quite a long way from being a high-end device.

Most of the device functions and OS highlights are operational, though the lockscreen and MIUI launcher are currently no-shows. In the words of the developers:

MIUI – Redefining android, on SG3

ok so if you already didnt know GreenMods are porting MIUI ROM to SG3! it

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