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Wave and Wave II Get Functional OmniROM!

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Running Android on a device that was never supposed to support the OS is quite a challenge. But even when you’ve got that part working, those last ten percent is often the most challenging. This has been exactly the case for the BadaDroid project, which aims to bring Android to Bada (a lesser known OS released by Samsung for their Wave series, for which development stopped in 2013 after it was replaced by its successor, Tizen). We’ve actually seen the project develop slowly over the last two years, and it’s always great to see it progressing further.

OmniROM is the latest member of the family of ROMs available for the Wave and Wave II, and it’s also the most usable to date, brought to you by X. . . READ ON »

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Samsung Wave and Wave 2 Receive Multi-Boot Functionality

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Devices that originally shipped with Bada OS are a rare sight to behold nowadays. Running exclusively on the Wave line of Samsung devices, its legacy continues on in the form of Tizen OS, as well as the development community here in the XDA forums. And it’s in the latter where multi-boot functionality has been developed for these devices, namely the Samsung Wave and Wave 2.

Developed by XDA Senior Member BenzoX, the multi-boot functionality is based on a custom Fota (Badadroid’s counterpart of a bootloader) that is able to load two different kernels, which in turn allows for users to load two different ROMs. Due to limits of this Fota, the two ROMs which can be loaded must be located on NAND and SD, or a Lo. . . READ ON »

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Android on Bada Now More Functional than Ever

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BadaDroidBada is a somewhat lesser known OS released by Samsung alongside with their Wave series in late 2009. Eventually, this operating system was dropped from active development in 2013 and replaced by Tizen. Relatively quickly, developers realized that they could put another OS onto Wave devices, but porting a different OS is an extremely difficult and time-consuming task, as almost all drivers needs to be rewritten. But this is XDA, and the term impossible is clearly not available in our dictionary.

A few months ago, we covered a major step forward in bringing up Android to Samsung Wave devices. Now, the project named BadaDroid is even more functional thanks to work done by XDA Senior Member volk204 and Elite Re. . . READ ON »

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CM10 Lands on the Samsung Wave I and Wave II

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Now onto something different, but not quite different: our mandatory serving of news coming from the pseudo forgotten areas of XDA. No, we are not talking about Off-Topic General, but rather the section for the infamous Samsung Wave and Wave II. Due to the ever increasing popularity of Google’s Android OS, other smaller players essentially fall short in terms of expectations and support. Development costs become a financial burden, as opposed to a profitable venture. This was the case with Samsung’s own BadaOS. So, what is the next best thing you can do if you have a device running this? Flash Android on top of it.

The latter part of that statement is not a simple feat by any means, particularly due t. . . READ ON »

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Do You Have A Wave(Droid) And Would Like to Overclock It? Here Is How…

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Well, it looks like development on the Samsung Wave is paying off rather nicely. In case, you haven’t been following the Bada scene, developers have successfully ported Android 2.2 (Froyo) and slapped it on top of Samsung’s proprietory OS in a project called Wavedroid. Well, now that Android is fully functional, tweaking efforts are underway. In this particular case, XDA member ispanecaaaa showed us how to overclock the device to about 1.6 GHz. Most of you Android users will be familiar with this process as it is done with setCPU. However, for this to work properly, a different image must be installed than the original wavedroid one. Also, you need root due to SetCPU being utilized. People have . . . READ ON »

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