Do you like MOBAs? Do you like gaming on your phone? Given that MOBAs (multi player battle arenas) have amassed millions upon millions of players, there's a chance you play LoL or DOTA. And here at XDA we love phones, and we spend a lot of time on them, so if you were to like gaming outside of smartphones you probably like some on them too. I personally like neither, and I simply download the latest 3D games to see the progression...
Unofficial ClockworkMod Port Appears on the SGS3
Samsung Galaxy S III this, SGS3 that—it seems like everywhere you look, the mobile tech industry is aflutter with news on Samsung’s latest flagship. Fittingly, there has also been a plethora of development surrounding the device—everything from achieving root access and the release of GPL-compliant kernel source to its launcher and proprietary apps ported to other devices.
We now have a custom recovery thanks to XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire, who coincidentally was the first to root the device sight-unseen, well before official release. The recovery itself is an unofficial port of ClockworkMod 5.5. 0.4. Due to the way CWM works, there were a few quirks along the way. However, Chainfire seems to have squashed them, and tells us:
As is the case with every SGS release (it happened with the SGS1 and the SGS2, and now again with the SGS3), CWM source isn’t built to correctly deal with our setup (internal storage vs sdcard). I had to make a number of changes to the source to get it working correctly. From my tests, it all seems to work, but it’s quite possible I missed something (report issues).
(I have tested backup/restore to both internal and external storage, wipes, installing zips from both internal and external, etc, all works as I expect it to)
Aside from the base fixes, there is currently nothing fancy about this build of CWM. I’m not sure if the SGS3 suffers from the brick bug (that SGS2 and Note have), but I patched out the relevant code to be sure (I think). Backups are rather big, system alone is about a GB.
Those lucky enough to own the SGS3 already, or those eagerly awaiting their own, should head over to the recovery thread.[Big thanks to Member Advocate Admin Egzthunder1 for the tip.]
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