Jelly Bean 4.1 on the T-Mobile G1 aka HTC Dream

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In the latest episode of “This phone has Jelly Bean before my phone?” we have the HTC G1, otherwise known as the HTC Dream. The first widely available Android device now has a (semi) working port of CyanogenMod 10 that has been shoehorned into the aging phone. Developers have gotten together and made a pre-alpha for the phone that is available for download now, but the build is extremely rough around the edges.

As you will see in the video below, the over all performance of the build is sluggish at best. Combine that with the fact that cell data is not functional and a list of other bugs makes this hard to get crazy about, but the fact that the latest version of Android has been brought to the oldest Android phone is exciting.
ROM thread at XDA Here

Original story by Eric at Droid Life

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Samsung: Galaxy Note 10.1 available globally this month

The Galaxy Note 10.1 will finally arrive on store shelves internationally this month, Samsung has announced. The stylus-toting tablet has received hardware and software upgrades since we first saw it at Mobile World Congress in February, and now has a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 2GB of RAM and a jazzed up version of Samsung’s TouchWiz UX. The tablet’s chassis itself has also been upgraded since we first saw it in Barcelona, and now features a slot to hold that pressure-sensitive “S Pen.”

In today’s announcement the manufacturer also highlighted capabilities like the “S Note” note-taking app first seen on the original Galaxy Note, as well as the ability to run multiple apps on a single screen. Samsung seems keen to target the Note 10.1 as a more practical tablet for students and business professionals, on account of the combination of pen input and a larger 10.1-inch screen.

The tablet’s certainly had an interesting path to release. As we said, it appeared at MWC earlier this year before being sent back to the drawing board. And in the U.S., the tablet remains unannounced ahead of an event in New York City on Aug. 15. Despite this, one retailer already has stock, and says it’s currently shipping out to customers across the country.

No pricing or exact release dates were specified in today’s presser — we’d expect these details to be worked out on a country-by-country basis. However, we do know the Galaxy Note 10.1 will be available at first in Wifi-only and HSPA flavors, with an LTE version due to arrive later in the year.

We’ve got today’s full press release, and a complete spec list for the Note 10.1, after the break.

Network

HSPA+ 21Mbps (HSDPA 21Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps)Quad Band 850/900/1900/2100 MHz

Processor

1.4 GHz quad-core processor

Display

55.8mm (10.1”) WXGA(1280×800) LCD + Digitizer

OS

Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Camera

Main(Rear): 5 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED FlashSub(Front): 1.9 Megapixel VT Camera

Video

Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, MV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8Format: 3GP(MP4), WMV(ASF), AVI, FLV, MKV, WebM

Full HD(1080p) Playback & HD Recording

Audio

Codec: MP3, OGG, WMA, AAC, ACC+, eAAC+, AMR(NB,WB), MIDI, WAV,AC-3, Flac

Music Player with SoundAlive

3.5mm Ear Jack

S Pen Optimized Features

S Pen Experience (S Note, S Planner, My Story)(* more S Pen optimized apps are available via Samsung Apps)
Multiscreen
Adobe® Photoshop® Touch
Shape Match, Formula Match
Polaris Office

Sharing Features

Samsung AllShare Play / Samsung AllShare Cast
Samsung Kies /Samsung Kies Air

Content Features &Services

Samsung TouchWiz / Samsung L!ve Panel
Samsung Apps
Samsung Hub- nbsp; Music Hub / ame ub

– nbsp; Learning Hub* / eaders Hub* / ideo Hub* / Media Hub*(US only)

(Availability of Learning Hub and Video Hub are limited by market.

Readers Hub will be available to download from Samsung Apps later this year)

Samsung S Suggest
Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service
Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads

Enterprise Solutions

Exchange ActiveSyncOn-Device Encryption

Cisco VPN (Virtual Private Network)

Juniper Junos Pulse VPN

GPS

A-GPS(3G version)S-GPS(WiFi version)

Glonass

Connectivity

Bluetooth technology v 4.0 (Apt-X Codec support)USB 2.0 Host

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 &5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Channel Bonding

mHL, 3.5mm, IR LED(Smart Remote: Universal Remote Control)

Sensor

Accelerometer, Digital compass, Light, Gyroscope

Memory

16/32/64GB User memory + 2GB (RAM)microSD (up to 64GB)

Dimension

262 x 180 x 8.9 mm, 600g (3G), 97g WiFi)

Battery

Standard battery, Li-ion 7,000mAh

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 10.1 AVAILABLE GLOBALLY IN AUGUST

Samsung inspires a culture of active content creation, productivity and learning

London UK, August 6 2012 – Samsung today announced the launch of the Galaxy Note 10.1, an extension of the Galaxy Note category. The Galaxy Note 10.1 offers the functionality and precision of a pen and paper on a 10.1-inch large display, which will enable people to amplify their creativity, productivity, and learning ability.

Providing an intuitive experience and armed with a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor and 2GB RAM for enhanced performance, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is designed to simplify the process of capturing ideas, accessing information and multi-tasking, making each easier and faster and allowing people to express their ideas in an efficient way.

Simon Stanford, Vice President, UK & IRE Telecommunications & Networks Division, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “Following the success of the very first Galaxy Note which we launched at the end of last year, we’re delighted that our UK customers will now be able to experience the evolution of this device for themselves. The Galaxy Note 10.1 is a product we are very excited about and will offer our customers a new way to use and experience a tablet device. As well as being able to consume content such as videos, photos, document and the Internet, the Galaxy Note 10.1 also gives them the power to produce, create and customise that same content – something they won’t get from any other product on the market.”

The Galaxy Note 10.1 incorporates key intuitive features and capabilities such as side-by-side multitasking. This is thanks to its ‘Multiscreen’ on a 10.1-inch large screen; unique S Pen with a variety of S Note templates and productive tools (Shape Match and Formula Match); Learning Hub* for accessing educational curricula and Adobe’s premium creative application Photoshop® Touch.

True Multi-Tasking with Multiscreen feature

With the Galaxy Note 10.1’s Multiscreen feature, it’s possible to use two different applications side-by-side simultaneously. So Web pages and videos can be viewed, or applications launched using one half of the screen, at the same time as the other half is used for writing or sketching ideas with the S Pen. What’s more, customers can capture and crop images, and paste them onto the other screen to make personal notes. The Multiscreen feature allows people to be more productive and efficient whilst also enjoying multimedia content. Galaxy Note 10.1 brings a new culture of creation through the owner’s own notes, and enables an entirely new experience to improve productivity and enjoyment.

S Pen & S Note for Personalised and Organised Note-taking

Featuring its advanced 6.5mm S Pen, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is optimised for the creation of personalised and expressive content in the most natural and intuitive way. The S Pen’s feel and functionality are specifically designed for an optimal experience on the 10.1-inch screen. The S Pen is embedded directly in the device and, when removed, automatically launches specially optimised applications, including S Note, S Planner, Crayon physics, Adobe® Photoshop® Touch, and Polaris Office.

Alternatively, people can easily set their preferred application to be launched instantly. For example, S Note can be launched instantly when the S Pen is taken out from the device. Owners can also tap the screen twice while pressing the S Pen button for quick S Note access via the S Note-dedicated widget, which can be easily moved anywhere on the display, never hindering or obstructing creativity or productivity.

The S Note is a unique tool that enables notes and sketches to be combined with other digital content in ready-to-use templates. The Shape Match and Formula Match features help correct and digitise geometric shapes and solve numeric formulas hand-written with the S Pen. The S Note is also integrated with knowledge search engines so that content can be searched for and information obtained, and then easily drag and dropped onto S Notes without having to switch between screens. Exclusively pre-loaded on Galaxy Note 10.1, the Adobe® Photoshop® Touch application means owners can professionally edit photos with the ease and precision of the S Pen.

Active Learning Experience

The Galaxy Note 10.1 is an ideal learning tool that allows students to take notes directly on an eTextbook whilst in lectures, or research the Web at the same time as writing an essay. Samsung’s Learning Hub service is optimised for Galaxy Note 10.1 allowing owners to access extensive multimedia educational content whatever their age. This content includes eTextbooks, video lectures, interactive coaching and much more, and can be shared with multiple Samsung devices. Furthermore, Learning Hub comes with a learning management system providing schedule management and performance and achievement management tools so students of any age can learn at their own pace.

Superior Hardware Performance

Galaxy Note 10.1 is designed with advanced hardware technology, including a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of internal RAM. Seamless multi-tasking, high-standard graphics, and blazing-fast performance without any lag are essential features of the device. The Galaxy Note 10.1 also includes a 5- megapixel main camera and a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera.

Several other features have been added to the Galaxy Note 10.1, including Smart Stay, which tracks the owner’s eye to ensure that the screen is always on while being looked at; and Pop Up Play, which allows a video to be watched anywhere on the screen while simultaneously running other tasks. With AllShare® Play, content can be shared with a large group in real-time by connecting the Galaxy Note 10.1 to Samsung HD TVs, mobile tablets, laptops, and other consumer electronic devices on the same network. With AllShare Group Cast, people can also share and collaborate on documents, presentations, or images without loading the files separately.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 comes in three connectivity options: WiFi-only and WiFi-and-3G HSPA-Plus connectivity, which are both available at launch, and WiFi-and-LTE which will be available later this year.

Original post by ALEX DOBIE Europe Editor at Android Central

Root for T-Mobile – AT&T – Sprint – Rogers Samsung Galaxy S3

Now that ya got your hands on the Samsung Galaxy S3 Featuring a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and a massive 2 GB of RAM, the Galaxy S3 is certainly a mean machine when it comes to delivering the ultimate user experience.  Designed to be a lightning-fast device, the Galaxy S3 can hold many applications in the background thanks to its large memory.
Now all ya need is the ability to unleash its full potential.

Thanx to CMTeamEpic for putting this all together for us.

CWM recovery ,Root from recovery & Unroot .zip & stock restore:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1743780

Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide. Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.

Instructions

  1. Install CWM recovery on your phone.
  2. Copy TeamEpic-Root-from-Recovery-v*.zip in your phone’s internal storage.
  3. Boot into Recovery.
    • Power off.
    • Power on, immediately hold Volume Up, Home and Power buttons until recovery appears.
  4. Flash TeamEpic-Root-from-Recovery-v*.zip.
  5. Now when you boot into Samsung’s ROM, you should be able to authorize root applications via the Superuser application.
Youtube Tutorialby QBKING 77 from http://ACSyndicate.net

This video will show you the latest and easiest method to root the Sprint, ATT, T-Mobile and Rogers Samsung Galaxy S III! No data will be wiped. If you have any questions at all, please ask!
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Sprint EVO3D updating to Ice Cream Sandwich

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Looks like the Sprint HTC EVO 3D has begun getting its update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. That’s according RockLight from Android Central forums, and other folks are seeing updates also. Not too many reports of updates yet, so this could just be the initial trickle, or perhaps folks are just sleeping in, or gave up and went the custom ROM route already. Looks like folks are waking up and seeing this one across the board. The timing’s right, as Sprint had said to expect it by early August.

As a reminder, here’s what’s new:

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A refined, evolved user interface that is simple, beautiful and useful Face Unlock: use state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to unlock your phone with a smile Redesigned camera app which introduces Scenes like Panorama, and Effects such as Vignette, Depth of Field, Vintage and Posterize Web browser now lets you sync Google Chrome™ bookmarks, request full desktop versions of sites, see your open tabs in a new layout People: browse friends, family and coworkers, see their photos in high-resolution and check their latest status updates from Google+ Improved keyboard with incredibly accurate typing, an inline spell checker and improved copy and paste support Redesigned Gmail™ app that now lets you swipe between conversations to catch up quickly and search for emails even
without a data connection Google+ integration that lets you hangout and video chat with up to 10 friends using your front-facing camera

So, be on the lookout for a 300-megabyte or so update, and try not to let your HTC Rezound-toting friends see you gloat too much.

Originally Posted by Phil Nickinson
Android Central

Motorola Photon 4G ROOT after 2.3.5 update.

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Most people with The new 2.3.5 update have lost ROOT unless they use The Torpedo Root for the Motorola Photon 4G.

Root your Photon with Torpedo Method created by Egdan from Xda-developers.  I followed the modified step by step tutorial from Briefmobile. Make sure to head over to the XDA-Developers forums to thank master developer Edgan for his efforts that rooted this device. See the directions after the break.

Root Motorola Photon 4G

Prerequisites Updated drivers  9/6/2012

Installation

  1. Navigate to the Google Playstore and install the “Superuser” application.
    • Alternatively, install a Superuser .apk file from here.
  2. Extract the Root file to your C:\ Drive under a new folder titled “root”
  3. Place the root file (do not unzip) in C:\root folder
  4. Open the command prompt (Start >> run “cmd” >> enter)
  5. Type the following commands
    • cd C:/root (press enter)
    • adb push photon-torpedo.tar /data/tmp (press enter)
    • adb shell (press enter)
    • cd /data/tmp (press enter)
    • /bin/tar xf /data/tmp/photon-torpedo.tar (press enter)
    • /data/tmp/photon-torpedo.sh (press enter)
    • /data/tmp/install-su.sh (press enter)
  6. Congratulations! You are rooted!
  7. check root with any root checker apk from Google Playstore.

I also used video tutorial on YouTube.

Updated 9/6/2012

Sprint Motorola Photon 4G receives OTA update 2.3.5

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A software update for PHOTON 4G by Motorola is now available. The software update PHOTON 4G_MR5 (4.5.1A-1_SUN-254_12.Sprint.en.US) (45.4.12.MB855.Sprint.en.US) should be installed for peak performance.This brand new update should now be pushing out to users on the Now Network. The new OTA (over the air) update has Improved:

– More easily import contacts from SD card.

– Improved music playback, both streaming from Amazon Cloud or Internet Radio services and music saved to the

phone – minimizes occasional skips or -repeats

– Enhancements for WiFi hotspot in GSM/UMTS mode and adding new WiFi connections.

– Now supports 1080p HD video capture, and enhanced video settings for more responsive playback.

– Easier creating and accepting calendar meeting notices on the phone.

Find more details over at Sprint.

Originaly published by Quentyn Kennemer-Phandroid

Ice Cream Sandwich for Nexus S 4G: Official ROM Leaked


While the official Ice Cream Sandwich update has rolled out to current GSM Nexus S owners a few days ago, Sprint Nexus S 4G owners were still left high and dry. If you own a Sprint Nexus S 4G and are still waiting for that update, read on; we’ve found what appears to be the official over the air 4.0.4 ROM for WiMAX-enabled Nexus S. According to BriefMobile, the leaked file contains “the whole shebang,” including an updated signed_radio.img, boot.img, bootloader.img, recovery.img, system.img, and userdata.img. According to the report, this is the full official IMM76D ICS ROM coming to the Nexus S 4G very soon.
Brief Mobile has included instructions on how to download and install it. We’ve copied those notes here, for your reading pleasure. But first, you should know that installing this update will wipe your data entirely. Read this article first.
Download and unzip IMM76Drelease-keys.zip: Here
Install the NS4G drivers:Here
Download and unzip Odin v1.85:Here
Open “Odin3_v1.85.exe”
Power off the Nexus S 4G
Put the Nexus S 4G into “Download Mode” by holding both Volume Up+Down then simply press the Power Button
Connect the Nexus S 4G to your computer. Ensure Odin recognizes it. You should see “0:[COM#]” fill in the first box.
Click “BOOTLOADER” and select “SPH-D720_IMM76D_KE1_BOOTLOAD_signed.tar”
Click “PDA” and select “SPH-D720_IMM76D_PDA_signed.tar”
Click “PHONE” and select “SPH-D720_IMM76D_LC1_Modem_signed.tar”
Click “Start”
After it is finished, the NS4G will reboot and it will run Android 4.0.4 IMM76D.

Originaly published by Steven Blum-Android Pit