Bada 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.
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.
September 27, 2012 By: egzthunder1
The Bada-droid project for the Samsung Wave series of devices has been brewing in the background for quite some time. It is nowhere near as public as some of the other ports for other devices simply because the Wave is not such a popular device and also because of its overall unavailability in several parts of the world (at least through official channels). For those who did make the jump to the Bada (soon to be Tizen) and are regretting it, it is a relief to see some development focused on porting other operating systems to the devices.
In the case of the Wave S8500, the device has been steadily receiving ports from some very dedicated devs. The latest installment, which was brought to you by XDA Forum Member Tigrouzen, is an unofficial build of the infamous AOKP ROM series. This ROM is fully featured, with several things working right off the bat. While not exactly a good comparison due mainly to hardware difference, the developer posted a Quadrant screenshot that compared favorably with other devices. However, members are reporting that several things are not working right as of yet, such as the radio which enables the device to make calls, send SMS, and a few other things that you normally like to do with a phone. This ROM is installed on the SD card, which means that the data and system are stored in there as well. The dev has been able to get about 500 MB of storage, which is enough for most mild Android users.
Please test the build and leave some feedback (and logcats… lots of logcats) so that the dev can try to figure out what the present bugs are, and most importantly, how to fix them.
Better then Samsung Nexus without overcklock and kernel not all optimised too
You can find more information in the original thread.
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June 26, 2012 By: FallenWriter
In 2010, things were looking up for Samsung. Riding the success of their Galaxy S series of Android phones and having produced record numbers of electronics components, the hardware giant must have felt nearly invincible when they released the Samsung Wave S8500—the flagship device for their new Bada platform. The much touted device featured hardware on par with the highest end of Android smartphones at the time. However, it floundered. Even Samsung’s $2.7 million competition was not enough to breath life into the fledgling OS. After several phone releases and nothing but heartache, Samsung decided to dump their proprietary platform and merge it with Intel’s Tizen project.
The failed development of Bada has left a hole in the hearts of many of the owners who still have decent hardware, but no OEM support for the software running on it. Back in 2011, we here on Portal even mentioned the initial attempts to port Android to the Wave S8500. Development fizzled though, and it was only until recently when XDA Recognized Developer (and all around genius) mikegapinski decided he was going to revive the Android port program by not just porting Android, but it’s latest iteration: Ice Cream Sandwich.
And so on June 23, 2012 he announced the first publicly available port of Ice Cream Sandwich for the Samsung Wave S8500, and his intentions to port ICS to the S8530 as well. So head over to the original thread and give your Wave some much needed love.