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GermainZ · Oct 27, 2014

Wave and Wave II Get Functional OmniROM!

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...

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Samantha · Jul 21, 2014

Samsung Wave and Wave 2 Receive Multi-Boot Functionality

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...

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Tomek Kondrat · Nov 10, 2013

Android on Bada Now More Functional than Ever

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...

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Former Writer · Jan 8, 2013

Boot Android from SD Card on the Samsung Wave

Booting Android from an SD card has become somewhat of a trend in recent weeks. In most cases, it's been on devices that don't run Android as a stock OS, and users have the option to run Android and the device's stock OS. Now, similar functionality is available for the Samsung Wave. XDA Senior Member hero355 wrote a tutorial on how to get Android booting from the Bada device's SD card. The tools to do so were created by XDA...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Dec 24, 2012

Samsung Wave Gets CM10.1 Nightly, SlimBean & Tsunami Android 4.2.1 ROMs

Our developer community at XDA is known for making operating systems work on devices they weren't intended for, and Samsung's Wave series of devices is no exception. Originally shipped running Samsung's Bada OS for mid-range smartphones, the series first saw an Android port in 2011, got its first AOKP Jelly Bean ROM in June, and got CM 10 ports for both Wave and Wave II just over a month back. In the latest developments for Samsung Wave, XDA Senior Member hero355 has released not...

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egzthunder1 · Nov 19, 2012

CM10 Lands on the Samsung Wave I and Wave II

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...

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liwen · Dec 3, 2011

Help Get Android Fully Working on Samsung’s Bada Devices

There's a small corner of XDA where some really great development is happening for Samsung's Bada-based Wave smartphones. As of now there's an Alpha ROM that is generally useable for Wave devices, with WiFi, audio/video, Android Market, and gaming working well. What has yet to work is the cellular radio (meaning no data or calls), plus some sensors. The developers working on the port are asking for assistance to help get the progress going again. If you think you can...

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Ben Elliott · Aug 14, 2011

Fix Found for Samsung Wave Camera Problem

Upon flashing new firmware to their Bada-running Samsung devices, some users were disappointed to find that their cameras would no longer work at all. Luckily, however, user bangalorerohan has found a method that seems to fix this problem completely. Using an application called sTunes to re-flash the original drivers for the Samsung Wave's camera, it appears that it is possible to regain full use of the feature. Users have reported that it may work with both the Wave I and II although...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 25, 2011

If You Have a Wave And Long For Android, Check This Out…

Porting is the ultimate frontier in the development world. This involves getting device A to run something designed to work on device B and make it work just like in device A. This is not to be confused with emulation, which involves running code designed for some device inside a program that resembles the running environment for said code. Our devs have gotten miracles done when it comes to porting, starting with the initial ports of Windows Mobile 2005 on...

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