SAMSUNG Posts on XDA

Samsung is an electronics company based in South Korea. They are one of the largest manufacturers of smartphones in the world. Samsung’s first Android phone, the Samsung Galaxy, was released in 2009. The first Galaxy S device was released the following year. Samsung has manufactured hundreds of Android phones, tablets, and Chromebooks. Visit the Samsung forums.

Dangerous Exynos 4 Security Hole Demoed and Plugged by Chainfire

We recently told you about the Exynos4 security hole found by XDA Member alephzain. This is a security hole in the kernel that allows malicious code full access to all physical memory. XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire would have none of it, and not only pointed out the security hole by creating an app that roots your...

Heimdall and USB Logging Tutorial – XDA Developer TV

Today on XDA Developer TV, XDA Recognized Developer and XDA Developer TV first timer Benjamin Dobell gives us a tutorial on USB logging. Dobell is responsbile for Heimdall. Heimdall is an open source cross platform flashing utility much like Odin, but better. Heimdall lets you flash ROMs on Samsung devices, only Heimdall runs on Windows,...

Samsung Demands to See Recent Agreement Between HTC & Apple

"Why not upset the Apple cart? If you don't, the apples will rot anyway." - Frank A. Clarke The news that Apple and HTC had decided to settle their differences outside of the courtroom in favor of a licensing agreement came as shock to many, not the least of whom was Samsung. Not only are they...

Jelly Bean Leak for the International Galaxy S II

Well, it's been a long time coming. But after a whole load of nay-saying, conjecture, and incessant optimism, Samsung Galaxy S II owners can finally grab hold of a leaked Samsung test build of Android 4.1. Although Jelly Bean has been available for the Galaxy S II for some time now, there's been no sign of a...

Device Review: Samsung Galaxy Note II S-Pen Overview – XDA Developer TV

The story of the Samsung Galaxy Note II is an interesting one. When the first Samsung Galaxy Note came out, many people panned it, saying it was too large to be a usable phone and too small to be a usable tablet. The sales must have been good enough because Samsung has released the Galaxy...

Patent System Fail: All your Rectangle with Rounded Corners are Belong to Apple

In a move for which no level of facepalm can suffice, the USPTO granted Apple a patent for a rectangle with rounded corners last week. Regardless of how ridiculous it may sound, sadly it's true. According to patent no. D670,286, design rights for a "portable display device" with an external shape that is a rectangle with...

Samsung Galaxy Note II Review

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is the successor to the wildly popular Galaxy Note. The original Note was a giant-sized phone at 5.3” screen display, and the Note II is even bigger at 5.5”. The Note II was released to the international markets in August 2012. US release dates lagged somewhat, depending on carrier. For this...

S-Memo Stores Google Account Passwords in Clear Text, Viewable When Rooted

There are always inherent risks when you root your device, though voiding your warranty in and of itself is not one of them, unlike what manufacturers would have you believe. Instead, the real risks are those things like having your /data partition readable by any app in the /system partition, as XDA Recognized Developer and Forum...

“Apology” Didn’t Cut It; Apple Ordered to Really Apologize

Last week, we told you about Apple's creative "apology." We expressed our opinion that Apple failed at following the order from the UK Court of Appeals. The court felt the same way, and has ordered Apple to correct their statement within 48 hours. It must be in at least 11-point font instead of the small text...

An “Apology” Like No Other

My wife and I thoroughly enjoy the movie The Legend of Bagger Vance. One of our favorite scenes is the following exchange between the two principal characters, Adele (played by Charlize Theron) and Rannulph (Matt Damon): Rannulph: There something you wanted to tell me? Adele: Well, I'm trying to think of how to say it, Junuh. There is a purpose to...

The Weekly Apple FAIL Update

OK. This isn't exactly a weekly update, but the battle that seemed to be over just a little over a month and change ago is still seeing some remnants of action. 10/11/12 was a fantastic day for Android enthusiasts as well as Samsung and Google since the patent-based ruling over the Global Search feature on...

LIVE: Samsung Developers Q&A at Big Android BBQ

There has been a lot of discussion recently about Samsung and their lack of open source code for the Exynos processor on the Galaxy S2 i9100 and Galaxy S3 i9300. XDA-Developers is at the Big Android BBQ in Dallas, TX this weekend, and Samsung Developers is hosting a Q&A. We'll be updating this LIVE, as often as we can and...