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Posts Tagged: Samsung Wave 2

Samsung Wave Multi-Boot

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 Loop and an SD. In other words, it is not capable of booting two Nand or SD ROMs. With that said, this multi-boot functionality is compatible with all ROMs and versions. As of now, the only known bug is Bada not booting in interactive mode.

This multi-boot functionality goes to show that although a device may have been ‘forgotten,’ it is still very much alive here in the XDA forums. So if you own a Samsung Wave or Wave 2 and are interested in multi-boot functionality, head over to the Wave Multi-Boot thread for more information.

BadaDroid

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 Recognized Developer Rebellos. The recent 2.1 version of the ROM fixed a lot of RIL-related problems. Now, the WCDMA-only mode is available, and devices can read contacts, messages, voicemail number directly from SIM card. Another new addition is the ability to receive MMS messages. The build still has few bugs left, but the list is getting shorter, and the developers describe it as BETA. Maybe BadaDroid can soon be considered daily driver material.

Volk204 was kind enough to provide some screenshots to show that RIL is almost fully working, and that the project is going into right direction.

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If your experience with Bada is far from great, don’t hesitate to visit the ROM thread and try CyanogenMod 10.1 on your Wave. The developers should be congratulated for their work to break through the previous hurdles.

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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 to the OS not being designed to work on the hardware. Having said that, when you have people like XDA Elite Recognized Developer Rebellos on task, you know that there is now a chance to get much needed support for the device. In this particular case, Rebellos was able to port CM10 onto the Wave and Wave II. However, the initial version is nowhere near daily driver status. In fact, radio connectivity is non functional, the battery gauge is broken, and according to the dev, the experience is rather slow. All in all, this is an alpha stage build.

Please leave some feedback for the dev and remember to back anything important up if you are going to dive into this.

 So once again it’s time. Introducing the first alpha development preview of CyanogenMod 10 (based on Jelly Bean) for the Samsung Wave.
This preview is intended only for developers as it is in a very early development stage and not all features of the device are fully working.

 

You can find more information in the original thread.

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[Thanks Rebellos for the tip!]


wav2OC

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 been reporting good results so far and seems to make the device less glitchy and more responsive, but only at lower clock speeds. Some people have also provided Quadrant scores as well as proof of improvement.

The dev provides rather clear instructions on how to achieve this and even links to the wavedroid project thread in case you are not certain on how to get Android going on the device. If you have any feedback or find any bugs, please let the dev know.

This is the tutorial how to overclock our Samsung wave with Android. 

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