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.

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...

xda-developers to Sponsor And Participate At Samsung Developer Conference

Over the last few months, you have likely seen a hard push by manufacturers in attempts to try and get closer to developer communities like ours. The effect that we have on their product sales is strong enough to create a tough situation for any company that decides to ignore this part of their consumer...

The UnBrickable Mod and Beyond

A bricked phone.  No JTAG.  Modify hardware, upload a bootloader, and the phone lives.  Pure development. That's what I think of the work of AdamOutler and Rebellos to breathe life into dead devices.  A couple days ago, WillVerduzco wrote an article on Rebellos' method of unbricking Hummingbird devices by uploading your very own custom bootloader to your...