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.

Samsung Smart App Challenge 2012

Here at XDA-Developers, development isn't just something we do, its what we do.  Samsung recognizes this, and would like for us to draw your attention to the Smart App Developer Challenge 2012, which will be helping sponsor XDA TV for the next couple of months. The challenge is looking for app developers to create new and innovative...

Root a Boatload of Gingerbread-Running Samsung Devices

Rooting is the lifeblood of XDA. As such, obtaining root on a device is usually a prime candidate for recognition. This is with good reason, as root access allows users to flash ROMs, kernels, mods, and so on. What then do you say about a root method that has over two dozen supported devices? One...

Hardware Mod Boosts Generic Adapter Charging Speed on Samsung Devices

Hardware mods can be tricky business. Modifying software is one thing, because if it messes up you can always restore that back up that all our rooted readers should have by now. Then it's back to normal to try something different another day. With hardware mods, though, there's a much bigger risk because if you...

Recover IMEI on the Galaxy S II and Other Samsung Devices in Nine Steps

Sometimes bad things happen and you don't even know it. Flashing modules can wreck your WiFi, kernels can bork your camera and, and flashing some ROMs can mess with your EFS folder---and thus your IMEI---on Samsung devices including the popular Galaxy S II I9100. XDA Forum Member vaskodogamagmail has posted about a method that may help users...

XDA Users Petition Samsung to Share More with Developers

After shipping 300 million handsets in 2011, Samsung is arguably the biggest and most important handset manufacturer at present. HTC seeks to challenge this with devices in its new One series, and Samsung is still seen by many to fall behind HTC when it comes to third party development. While we at XDA don't tend to...

Interview With Recognized Developer AdamOutler Pt. 3 Final

Finally we got to the third and final part of this interesting interview: If you missed previous parts, you can find them in here for Pt. 1, and here for Pt. 2 orb3000: What would you recommend to anyone interested in entering the high-level hardware mod world? AdamOutler: I would recommend getting a hold of some tools and hardware,...

First Custom ROMs Appear for the Samsung Focus 1.3, Focus 1.4, and Omnia 7

It's no secret that ROM development is considerably more cumbersome on Microsoft's closed source Windows Phone 7 operating system than on its open source competition. Despite the difficulties, developers on our site such as -=Barin=- have made outstanding progress with releases such as a fully functioning kitchen for HTC devices. Unfortunately, however, this is little consolation for Samsung device...

Remotely Track Your Galaxy Note Online Free From Samsung

Thanks to a tip from XDA Senior Member dr.ketan, users of the Samsung Galaxy Note, and presumably other Samsung devices as well, can use a free service from Samsung to remotely track and control their devices from a web browser. The directions are very simple and present no danger to your device whatsoever. Says dr.ketan: First Go...

Leaked Photos of Samsung R920 LTE for MetroPCS

This is the MetroPCS Samsung SCH-R920, an LTE Android smartphone that has yet to be released on the carrier.  We don't know much about the R920 except that it will act as the successor to the Galaxy Indulge, which is also known as the Samsung SCH-R910. The R920 is likely to come with Android 2.3,...

Sixaxis Controller Configuration Tutorial for GTA III

One of the biggest pains of playing video games on a non-console platform is configuring your controller to work properly. Making sure everything works in every environment, testing and re-testing until everything seems right. Well, if you're a Sixaxis controller user and you play GTA III, then this is a pain you won't need pills to...

Mobile ODIN Lets You Flash Firmware from Device

Chainfire's abilities know no bounds.  The XDA Moderator and Recognized Developer now presents Mobile ODIN, allowing you to flash firmware from your device, itself.  That's right, you no longer need to connect your device to your computer. All right, that's not perfectly true--Mobile ODIN currently cannot flash PIT, bootloader, or EFS partitions.  You still need your...

Location Security Exploit on Samsung Devices

XDA Recognized Developer pedrodh recently identified an exploit in Samsung devices running AccuWeather, and developed an app for demonstration.  The app can poll your location without granting any permissions--not even Superuser permissions--using two lines of code. As a system app, AccuWeather is automatically granted access to your GPS settings.  There are two ways to avoid giving...