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Upgrade Samsung Galaxy S2 to official Android 4.0.3 XXLPQ firmware manually

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An official Ice Cream Sandwich update from Samsung has finally landed for Galaxy S2 users in the Poland through Samsung KIES. Some features appear to be missing from earlier leaks, such as no 3D animation effect in drawer and while swiping home screens. Apart from that, firmware XXLPQ brings some improvements as well, with no touch lags and packed with TouchWiz 4 UI. If for some reason Ice Cream Sandwich has not yet arrived on your device and you don’t want to miss out on the fun, we’ll be showing you how you, too, can enjoy XXLPQ, the official Ice…

Upgrade the Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 to Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread via CyanogenMod 7

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The CyanogenMod team has revealed the official CyanogenMod 7 (CM7) ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830, bringing the customized and improved features of Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread to the said phone. Although there are existing custom ROMs (e.g., CyanogenMod 9) based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for this phone, CM7 offers a more stable build on your mobile phone. The rest of this post will guide you on how to install the official CM7 ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830. The ROM is a Release Candidate (RC) build which is more stable compared to earlier builds of CM7. …

Flashing WeUI custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000

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The TouchWiz 4, MIUI 4, and stock Ice Cream Sandwich launchers are the must-have skins on your Samsung Galaxy S. You can enjoy all these three on your Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 running an AOSP-based Android ICS custom ROM by installing WeUI ROM. XDA Developers member nightstalk0 reveals a new ROM for your phone. WeUI ROM lets you enjoy the sought-after Android skins—TouchWiz 4, MIUI 4, and ICS Launcher—right on your Samsung Galaxy S. The ROM also offers a new touch-based installation menu, which allows you to easily wipe data, install ROM-bundled apps, and install the custom ROM. If you…

Update Galaxy S2 to Ice Cream Sandwich leaked firmware XXLPJ

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Galaxy S2 users everywhere were disappointed with Samsung’s recent announcement that the official update for Ice Cream Sandwich will have to be delayed to April. To quell some anxiety, however, an Ice Cream Sandwich leak, firmware XXLPJ, has found its way into the Internet. As it is leaked firmware, bugs are to be expected. Only Galaxy S2 devices with a model number I9100 are compatible with this firmware leak. You can check your device’s model number through “Settings > About Phone.” If your phone does not match the model number, we highly discourage attempting to flash this as it may…

Get Beats Audio on your non-HTC Android phone

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For many people, their Android devices are also their portable media hubs and their personal buddies in times of boredom. Just plug in the earphones and play one’s favorite songs to take one’s blues away. But, unlike some HTC phones, not all Android devices are equipped with Beats Audio that enhances your music experience. Fortunately, XDA Developer RockoDev has managed to flash Beats Audio on some Android phones. The developer also claims that this installation method works (or, rather, “should work”) on all Android devices running Android 2.3 Gingerbread or higher. The Beats Audio package has been tested and works…

Install Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4.0 on Samsung Nexus S GSM

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Samsung Nexus S users may just get a chance to try Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4.0 on their displays, thanks to XDA Developers senior member swamp goblin. This ROM was ported from the latest HTC Endeavour RUU leak and was rebased from the Sensation port. For comparison, the HTC Endeavour is a quad-core Tegra 3 phone, with a 720p (HD) display, so the ROM may take some work before it can completely function on the Nexus S. The ROM is still in its pre-alpha stage of development, as most parts of this ROM are not yet functional. Though…

Turbo boosting the Motorola Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx through overclocking

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Featuring a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, the Motorola Droid RAZR and its younger brother, the power-packed Droid RAZR Maxx can now be overclocked at higher speeds or can be underclocked to save battery life.  All of this is possible, thanks to an overclock/underclock script developed by developer coryjohn87. Users will never have to worry with regards to setting the clock speed of the processors as the overlock/underclock script already features several overclocking and underclocking profiles already set at different maximum and minimum frequencies. Take note that overclocking your device is a dangerous thing to do and can cause serious…

Upgrade Your Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread build XXLC1

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Ice Cream Sandwich is definitely the most-awaited Android OS. Android users, no matter what Android phone they are using, are hoping for the Ice Cream Sandwich update to finally be released for their devices. It’s the same thing for Samsung Galaxy Note users. But, ICS still remains out of reach for now. While waiting for official ICS to arrive on the Galaxy Note, another Gingerbread update was released for it–build XXLC1, the latest version of Android 2.3.6 firmware for the Galaxy Note. It’s not as good as ICS, but it will give you something to tweak and explore for the…

Upgrade Motorola Defy to Android 4.0.3 ICS via CyanogenMod 9

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The Motorola Defy is just one of the many smartphones that is eager to receive the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich update. If you’re one of the owners of the Motorola Defy, waiting for the official ICS upgrade can be frustrating, especially since Motorola has decided that the Motorola Defy will remain on Android 2.2 Froyo. Fortunately, you can still update to Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich using non-Motorola way: CyanogenMod 9.  The unofficial upgrade is a super fast custom ROM jampacked with all the neat Ice Cream Sandwich features that you will surely love. However, this ROM is still…

Want to know what Android version and build number you have on your device?

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Do you know what is the build number or the OS version of your Android device? If you do not know, it wouldn’t cost you anything if you spare some time to check what build number of the OS your device is running on. Knowing the build number of your OS will not be a piece of useless information that you can take for granted; it is helpful if you want to explore more about your OS. There are several ways to know the build number of your device and we will teach you the easiest way through this. Read…