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Insecure Boot Image for Nexus S on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean

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Have you updated your Samsung Nexus S  to the JRO03E Jelly Bean OTA from a custom ROM? Do you now find yourself looking for an insecure boot image like you had before? We’ve got you covered.

For those unfamiliar, having an insecure boot image allows you to use adb remount and adb push system files. While most custom ROMs ship with insecure boot, stock ROMs obviously do not. So if you updated your Nexus S to the stock Jelly Bean OTA, you likely have noticed that adb remount no longer works and you are now unable to adb push and adb pull files from the /system partition.

Coming from a custom ROM, XDA News Writer HQRaja (that would be yours truly) found this crippling after the JB update, . . . READ ON »

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Adobe Flash on the Nexus 7 and other Jelly Bean Devices

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As those of us lucky enough to be running Jelly Bean have found out, Adobe Flash isn’t officially supported. While many no longer care about the dying technology, quite a few of us still have use for it.

XDA Recognized Contributor stempox has found that by simply side-loading the APK, users are able to view media content as always through the native Android browser app. From there, users simply have to enable plugins in the browser settings, as was done in previous versions of Android.

Naturally, this will not work with Chrome Browser, which doesn’t support plugins and has supposedly replaced Browser as the default web browser on the platform. However, since Browser still comes as the default brow. . . READ ON »

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Nexus S Gets Official Jelly Bean OTA

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When Jelly Bean source was first released, it was automatically assumed that the first devices to receive an official update would be the Nexus devices. Not long after, that actually happened for the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7, leaving owners of older Nexus devices wondering when it would be their turn. In fact, the Samsung Nexus S forums had a thread dedicated to the countdown of the Jelly Bean update. Luckily, the wait is now over, as the Nexus S Jelly Bean OTA has been released.

The thread above, maintained by XDA Senior Member oldblue910, along with this thread posted by XDA Forum Member ffaiz.m both have download links to the OTA if you don’t feel like waiting for the OTA to get rolled out to you.

The OTA app. . . READ ON »

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Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.2

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Just about three months ago, we brought you news that the Team Win Recovery Project had received a massive update to version 2.1. April’s release largely heralded the start of a new age in recoveries—where one would no longer have to deal with cumbersome menus, instead interacting with a very user-friendly GUI.

It wasn’t simply about the GUI either. In addition to bringing an unrivaled level of UI polish, TWRP 2.1 offered users many advanced features such as update.zip queuing, a basic file manager, and dual storage support for Nandroid backups. Additionally, TWRP added support for the open source scripting engine OpenRecoveryScript, which works in conjunction with the pr. . . READ ON »

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Reduce Audio Latency on the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S

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Audio latency has always been an issue for Android, not a massive deal breaker of an issue for the average user, but an issue none the less—especially for those of us who use applications such as VoIP clients or emulated instruments. For those unaware of the problem, audio latency is the delay between an audio event being triggered and the sound emerging from the speaker. For example, if you press a key on a piano application and notice a delay between touching the screen and hearing the sound, that’s latency.

The issue was actually brought up at I/O just over a year ago and the response was this;

“Latency is a big problem. We’re working at, hopefully we hope to be able to do something about it with ICS

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All the Recoveries You’ll Ever Need for the Nexus S 4G

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Selecting a recovery can be a chore on certain, more popular devices. Not because the “perfect” recovery doesn’t exist, mind you, but because there are so many good options to choose from. Then, there are recoveries that have several variants. With some offering touch enabled interfaces, while still updating their older variants, users are faced with much the same choice they have to make when choosing a ROM.

For users on the Samsung Nexus S, your choices are probably even more complicated than most, given the breadth of development available for the device. However, you can now search between them with ease thanks to XDA Senior Member mercado79, who has placed the most popular recov. . . READ ON »

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Latest DSP Manager on Any ROM for the Nexus S

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Many users who have run a custom ROM before, or have been around XDA long enough, have heard of DSP Manager. It’s one of the most popular applications to include with custom ROMs, and it gives users the ability to tweak the sounds coming out of their phones to meet their needs and desires.

Prominently featured in pretty much all CyanogenMod ROMs and a number of other builds, it’s definitely among the top choices for system-level equalizers. Now, Samsung Nexus S users can now experience it on any ROM. XDA Senior Member devgee, with some help from others, has extracted the application from CM9 and posted it for users to install, regardless of what ROM their running.

The application comes with t. . . READ ON »

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Easy CPU Management with RemCPU for the Nexus S 4G

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XDA Recognized Developer lithid-cm has created an extremely simple, and easy to use script to control the CPU of one of the most beloved Nexus line devices: the Nexus S 4G. RemCPU is a script that allows you to ‘set and forget’ your CPU settings. By adding the script to your device and running it once to configure it, you can bypass the need for a separate app to handle control of your CPU. This is both a time and power saver because there is no need for an additional process to run. To install the controller script, flash the update.zip and run the following command in a terminal emulator:

sh /system/etc/init.d/89remCPU

The script sets itself up to start at every boot. Easy to use and efficient, remCPU i. . . READ ON »

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Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.1

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We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: touch-based recoveries are the future. Aside from giving end users easier access to device firmware modification, they add a much needed element of polish to the Android hacking experience. While some may say that these upgrade recoveries take away from the feelings of thrill and excitement, I argue that they offer a more efficient interface and enable some truly unique new features not available in the recoveries of yesteryear.

In a rather large update to what is arguably the most popular touch-based recovery around, XDA Recognized Developer Dees_Troy presents to us Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP, for short) version 2.1. Aside from simply b. . . READ ON »

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