Ken East(180 posts)

Ken is an expert on management and is currently engrossed with his newly started adventure in logistics management. But, that's only his second love. His first love, of course, and without being mushy when this is said, is Android.

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How to flash Dorimanx Kernel for the Galaxy S2 I9100

by: Ken EastDecember 27, 2012

The Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100, Samsung’s former flagship device, refuses to be useless and obsolete. Even if this is inevitable, continuous developer support has kept the Galaxy S2 a usable phone especially because of ROMs with the latest version of Android and other custom tweaks. Speaking of tweaks, another custom kernel has found its way to the Galaxy S2’s circuitry and it is named the Dorimanx Kernel. It’s based on the famous Siyah Kernel with additional improvements and tweaks.

The Dorimanx Kernel works on CyanogenMod, AOKP, Sense4all, ported Jelly Bean,, and Samsung Ice Cream Sandwich stock ROMs. If your ROM is based on the new Jelly [...]

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How to increase the internal SD card space of the Galaxy S3 I9300

by: Ken EastDecember 16, 2012

We use our smartphones for thousands of things but that could also mean more apps eating up our precious storage space. That’s exactly the problem of the Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300’s 16 GB of internal storage space. Even with its expandable memory, downloaded apps will still be stored in your internal storage by default. However, there is hope for us. Thanks to the XDA Developers forum, there is now a mod that will allow users to increase the size of their internal storage.

Developed by XDA Developers member mattiadj, the ExtSd2InternalSd mod works by simply swapping your internal and external SD cards. Say goodbye to your measly 16 GB storage and enjoy 32, [...]

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How to flash Matr1x kernel for the Nexus 4 E960

by: Ken EastDecember 3, 2012

Not everyone can bring home a Google Nexus 4 and have access to the latest custom ROMs and kernels in store for this wonderful device. One of the latest kernels to check out is the Matr1x 2.0, based on Google’s latest Jelly Bean operating system.

Matr1x 2.0 is a custom kernel developed by XDA recognized developer mathkid95 who is also the dev behind the Matr1x custom kernel for the Google Nexus S. This time, the said dev is ready to mod another Nexus device with this new custom kernel.

The recent build is still being updated by the developer and many have commented on the amazing battery optimization that comes with the package. Its recent version comes [...]

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How to flash Yoda’s Kernel for the Galaxy Tab 10.1

by: Ken EastDecember 3, 2012

With the number of new Android devices released in the market, many developers have found themselves tinkering with new and famous phones or tablets for its user base. Often times older devices are buried to technological oblivion but not the Galaxy Tab 10.1. In fact, there is a new custom kernel for the device dubbed as Yoda’s Kernel. It’s not something from Star Wars but it has exciting features worth checking out.

XDA Developers member Ryrzy decided to direct development efforts to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the result? Yoda’s Kernel version 2.4. The kernel comes with custom boot animation, added CPU uV, enabled cifs/utf8, enabled basic NTFS support, [...]

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How to install CPU Sleeper Battery Saver on the Galaxy S3 L710

by: Ken EastNovember 30, 2012

A drained battery is a common problem Android users face every day. The more cores your top-of-the-line phone has, the more battery power it consumes. In most cases, all the cores are running even when your phone is in standby mode, consuming precious battery life even if you’re not using your device. Here’s a simple modification for the Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 that will put your phone’s other CPU cores to sleep when they are not needed.

Developed by XDA Developers member eugene373, the CPU Sleeper, Battery Saver mod also works on all dual-core and quad-core devices. What it does is simply putting CPU 1, 2, and 3 offline when the phone’s [...]

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How to flash the MegaBassBeats mod for the Galaxy S3

by: Ken EastNovember 27, 2012

Life is never boring in the Android community, especially with all the new developments that come our way everyday. It’s one of the reasons why millions of people around the globe use Android. Adding to the long list of reasons why you should like Android is a mod, by XDA Developers member D3HuM4NiZ3D, that will transform your Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 or GT-I9305’s speakers into Beats speakers. This means you can enjoy crisper, clearer, and louder sound output along with some nice bass enhancement.

MegaBassBeats makes your Galaxy S3 music experience a dream come true and you need to do is flash this modification via recovery. If your Galaxy S3 is running [...]

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3 Kingdoms TD: Arrow Defense app review

by: Ken EastNovember 27, 2012

There are tons of applications on the Google Play Store that you can enjoy on your Android smartphone or tablet. With all that free stuff waiting for you, all you have to worry about is running out of storage space on your device. If you sift through the apps available on the Play Store long enough, you’ll eventually find all sorts of gems, such as apps for productivity, personalization, socializing, and even games. One of those gem games is 3 Kingdoms TD: Arrow Defense, a game for those who like tower defense or tactical games.

In 3 Kingdoms TD: Arrow Defense, you’ll need to defend your territory by shooting arrows at wave upon wave of the enemy’s [...]

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How to install Google Now on the Galaxy S3 T999

by: Ken EastOctober 8, 2012

Development never stops in the Android community and there’s always something new to tinker with. It’s time for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-T999 users to try and enjoy Google Now–the fastest and easiest way to search for information on the Web; that is, with the use of your own voice. No need for some rush typing when you are driving or doing something else. Just say it and Google Now will find it for you in an instant.

Credit goes to the ever-innovative members of XDA Developers who were able to make a way to install the Google Now app on the T-Mobile variant of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and even took it a step further by allowing users to replace S [...]

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How to upgrade the Galaxy Note N7000 to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean via Half Illusion custom ROM

by: Ken EastAugust 14, 2012

The air is buzzing with news and developments about Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. There’s no doubt that many folks want to get their phones running this flavorful treat, and Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 users are just about to get started.

The credit goes to XDA Developers member toxicthunder who compiled a Jelly Bean-based custom ROM for the 5.3 inch phone-tablet, bringing in smooth and slick Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean features along with the performance improvements and customizations — all these courtesy of some of the best from the CyanogenMod 10 (CM10) and Android Open Kang Project sources.

Half Illusion as this ROM is called, suggests [...]

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LoboWiki – Wikipedia Reader: Simplicity plus convenience for focus on reading

by: Ken EastAugust 3, 2012

No matter how clear your mobile Android device’s screen may be, whether Super AMOLED or Super LCD, it wouldn’t make much of a difference in reading if your screen is cluttered with unnecessary widgets and other stuff that could draw away your focus.

This is precisely the purpose that reader apps are trying to serve, providing comfortable zones for your reading. LoboWiki is an app of this sort, dedicated to letting you digest Wikipedia content easily with a neat and intuitive interface, not to mention that it’s holo-powered for a better visual experience.

LoboWiki is an app designed for users who engage themselves in long hours of reading. [...]

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