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jerdog · Aug 18, 2012

CyanogenMod 10 Nightlies for Select Devices

We recently told you about the CyanogenMod team beginning work on CM10. Now, a significant milestone has been reached: CM10 Nightlies have appeared for select devices. For those who aren't familiar, a nightly build is an automatic build incorporating the latest changes in CM source for a device. Yesterday, CyanogenMod released the list of those devices that would be getting the first round of nightlies: # The US SGS3 variants (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint) # The Galaxy Nexus variants # The Nexus S varaints #...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Aug 11, 2012

Slim Bean Jelly Bean ROMs Available for Several Devices

With the release of the Jelly Bean source code to AOSP last month, we are seeing more and more of Jelly Bean ROMs ported to various Android devices. Slim Bean is the Jelly Bean variant of the popular Slim ICS ROM, and it is now available for several devices including the Samsung Vibrant, Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus (Verizon, sprint, and GSM variants), Samsung Captivate, and Samsung Galaxy S I9000. Slim Bean's predecessor Slim ICS has been quite popular as a...

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Former Writer · Jun 19, 2012

Devil Kernel Config Gives Galaxy S Users Kernel Control

There are a lot of tool kits out there that help users modify their ROM and how it works. They can add scripts, mods and tweaks to boost anything from performance to battery life. One portion that doesn't get as much attention is the kernel. There are a few kernel tool kits out there, although they tend to be a little more complicated than ROM based ones. Users of kernel tool kits get access to all kinds of system tweaks...

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Adam Outler · Apr 3, 2012

Heimdall Suite Brings Linux and Mac Support to Over 50 Million Handsets

Heimdall Suite, an Open-Source Cross-Platform set of tools designed to flash firmware to Samsung devices, has received an incremental update to version 1.3.2. This latest update supports Galaxy S II GT-I9100, Galaxy Player,  Captivate, Vibrant, Fascinate, Mesmerize, Epic 4G, Galaxy S 4G, Infuse 4G, GT-I9000T, Galaxy Tab (7 and 10.1 inches) and of course the Galaxy S GT-i9000.  If your Samsung device is not listed here, testing is required. Heimdall has always been a favorite among kernel developers and those who frequently flash the latest kernels because no flashable update.zip...

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Former Writer · Jan 22, 2012

Team ICSSGS Brings Pure AOSP ICS To Samsung Galaxy S Lineup

Ice Cream Sandwich might be taking its time rolling out to phones that don't have a Nexus branding, but that hasn't stopped Team ICSSGS from delivering their namesake, ICS for the Samsung Galaxy lineup. They began their work nearly 2 months ago in November with the release of ICS on the Samsung Captivate and has been a solid run of bug fixing and new releases that brings us up to their Samsung Vibrant release just a few days ago, with...

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Sam Caplat · Nov 28, 2011

Ice Cream Sandwich Ports Progress Report

Ice Cream Sandwich ports are highly sought after, given the hype and price of the phone that runs it. However, providing there is support behind development, there is every chance you can run it on your device. This article is here to list the current ICS ports on our most popular  forums and their individual stages in progress. Should your device not be listed below, you can always visit your device's development forum on XDA and search for any ROMs...

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Will Verduzco · Aug 25, 2011

Unbrick Your Hummingbird-Powered Device by Creating Your Own Bootloader

How would you like to create your own bootloader? Sounds a bit daunting, no? Aside from the inherent "cool factor," having this ability could get your device out of some tough spots that would otherwise require the use of JTAG. Thanks to the work of a team lead by XDA Recognized Developer Rebellos, this is now possible for Samsung S5PC110-based (read: Hummingbird) devices. Since there are quite a few Hummingbird-powered devices roaming about XDA, this can prove quite useful for when ODIN...

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mic_888 · Jul 4, 2011

Wifi Calling App For JPK 2.2.1

For those of you who haven't made the leap to Gingerbread, for whatever reason but would really like to have WiFi calling on your Android device, check out XDA Senior Member Segnaro's latest work. The XDA member, after spending many hours trying to get WiFi calling working on the Samsung Vibrant running Android 2.2.1 has finally succeeded! You'll need to flash using CWM, and note that the mod was tested on the BiWinning 3.0 ROM. The XDA member notes that...

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mic_888 · Apr 9, 2011

Set Permissions Init Script For Vibrant

Forgetting about setting proper permissions when pushing a custom framework can lead to some nasty problems on your Android phone as discovered by XDA forum member birgertime. To avoid this in future, the XDA member has written a script to fix this in a flashable zip. Upon every boot, the script will scan /system/app, /system/framework and /data/app and set the proper permissions for all the files in those locations. Note that after flashing the script, you may still be required...

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mic_888 · Mar 17, 2011

Stop MMS From Showing Up In Call Logs On Vibrant

If seeing your MMS's in your Vibrant call log annoys you, XDA forum member Br1cK'd has posted a 'How To' on stopping them appearing. Based upon two other threads on fixing call logs by XDA members eury23 and Mammon88, the XDA dev has written a detailed tutorial on how to take the LogsProvider.apk from you ROM and decompile with apkmanager or a similar program. You'll need to navigate and edit the corresponding LogsProvider.smali file and then recompile being sure to...

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orb3000 · Mar 10, 2011

Samsung Vibrant – Video How-To Thread

If you have a Samsung Vibrant device, this may be of your interest. XDA member connexion2005 compiled a great thread containing links to how to´s on video. Topics such as how to flash, backup and restore, how to soft UN-Brick any Galaxy S, how to enter recovery and download Mode, rooting, networking, and reviews. No doubt a great thread to have in mind if you want to modify your device. Please say thanks or leave your comments. Originally posted by...

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egzthunder1 · Jan 20, 2011

Samsung Vibrant to Get Froyo Update Tomorrow

XDA member jmerchant informed us earlier today that there is something coming. Something that will hit all Vibrant users in the "happy" spot. Well, that last sentence came out wrong, but basically this will make them really happy. After months of speculations and complaints against Samsung and T-Mobile, it seems that the version of the Galaxy S will finally get a taste of Froyo... not just a port, but rather the full fledged official stock ROM. Vibrant users have been...

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mic_888 · Jan 4, 2011

Vibrant Customisation Tool For Windows

So you've got a Vibrant and you're running FroYo, but you want to add a few more apps, tweak some settings, change launchers and all in one ROM. Why not try out a new tool by XDA forum member birgertime? It's a customisation tool for the Vibrant (currently for Windows only) and should work with any FroYo Vibrant ROM. In order for the app to run, you must have Java installed. It's a case of clicking through the tabs and selecting the...

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mic_888 · Jan 2, 2011

How To Get A Front Facing Camera On Your Vibrant

There are a lot of mods at XDA, and this one is for the Samsung Vibrant, courtesy of XDA forum member siirial. If you fancy a front facing camera for your Vibrant, take a look at this mod - you'll need a specifically compatible ROM for the front facing camera, the right kernel, a front facing camera (of course!) and be up for part dismantling your device. The internal battery cover and Vibrant camera will need to be removed and...

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egzthunder1 · Dec 24, 2010

Do You Have a Bell Vibrant (i9000m)? Then, Read This.

It seems that Samsung cannot get away from problems with the Galaxy S devices. Some of the most common things that you will see if you went into any of the Samsung S fora would be issues with GPS, lag, and more. The kiss of death for any hardware manufacturer happens when the device begins to exhibit hardware flaws, limitations, or failures, with the latter being the worst. There have been numerous reports from many of our members that the...

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mic_888 · Dec 24, 2010

LockScreen Mod For JL5 On Vibrant

If you've been getting a bit bored of the same old lockscreen and have recently upgraded to the leaked JL5 firmware on your Samsung Vibrant, check out this mod from XDA forum member untermensch. The LockScreen mod is specifically for the recently leaked JL5 firmware and the dev has helpfully given users a choice -  you can pick the deodex zip file for custom ROMs or the stock zip file if you flashed with Odin or Heimdall. Additionally, uploaded is...

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mic_888 · Dec 22, 2010

Segmented Battery Mod For Samsung Vibrant

IF you're a fan of modding the icons in your notification bar, then you might be interested in this Segmented Battery Mod by XDA forum member frankencat. The mod provides more battery information in terms of indicating remaining battery levels. Built specifically using Nero v1 as a base, the mod may work for other versions. The mod is flashable via Clockwork Recovery, and the XDA member has requested feedback if you are trying with other ROMs. Additionally, if you want to...

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egzthunder1 · Nov 2, 2010

How to Run Ubuntu on Your Vibrant

And we keep on going with this barrage of cross breeding devices and platforms that we have had lately.  This time, XDA member jzero88 brings forth this easy to follow tutorial to have a full Ubuntu version running on your Vibrant. Android devices are no strangers to running this OS and this device seems to not be the exception. The dev wrote up the tutorial with a very simple to follow step by step and provided all the files needed...

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egzthunder1 · Nov 2, 2010

Vibrant Overclocked to 1600 MHz

If there is a seat belt accessory for the Vibrant, you may want to get it and fasten it as tight as you can, because XDA member Viralblack has a little treat for Vibrant owners. Currently working on the deemed "Manhattan Project", the dev has successfully overclocked his Samsung Vibrant to a whopping 1600 MHz!! Basically, the dev is testing different combinations of overclocking of the CPU and the GPU in order to achieve an optimal and stable combination that...

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