Former Writer · Jun 6, 2012 at 06:00 am

WiFi Calling on the International Galaxy Note Running ICS

While going from one iteration of Android to the next, there’s a lot of exciting things that can happen. You get new features, a new UI, new apps, and just the overall good feeling of having something new. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some frustrations that come with new versions of Android. Sometimes, features you enjoyed may have changed, and not be how you remember them. Even worse, sometimes features you enjoyed can disappear entirely. This is now happening on the International Galaxy Note, as users upgrading to ICS have lost their ability to use WiFi calling. Annoying? Yeah. Can it be fixed? Oh yeah!

XDA Forum Member mrcasmir has released a new method for ICS users only that will restores WiFi calling—all you need to have is root access. The method involves modifying the framework-res.apk to allow SIP, which in turn allows WiFi calling. That’s not all the mod does though. Some other new features users will get include:

Enables internet call (Wifi & 3G)
Enables all orientations (your phone rotates all round)
Rotating Lockscreen (Landscape + Portrait)
Screen stays off on USB/Charger disconnect
Tablet like dialogue boxes

Users can apply this mod by pushing the included .XML file to the defined location and then push the modified framework-res.apk to its proper place and reboot. Simple as that. Users can either ADB push these files—which requires ADB knowledge—or they can use their favorite root explorer application to copy/paste and set the appropriate permissions. It’s highly recommended to make a backup, just in case something goes wrong.

For additional information and download links, check out the original thread.


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