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Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 to Android 2.3.6 XXLA4 Firmware

by: Carl ParkerFebruary 6, 2012

While Samsung Galaxy Note users are anxiously waiting for a leak of the firmware based on Ice Cream Sandwich, they’ll be pleased that they’re getting a new firmware leak. Make way for Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread build XXLA4.

As in most cases of leaked official firmware, build XXLA4 for the Galaxy Note is hoped to bring a more stable build for Samsung’s hybrid phoneblet.  According to Galaxy Note owners who tried flashing the firmware to their devices, build XXLA4 brings more speed and fluidity to the tablet, as well as improved mobile network speeds.  Some users also observed some improvement with battery performance after flashing XXLA4.

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Update Your HP TouchPad to ICS CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 0.5

by: Paul NuñalFebruary 6, 2012

The Ice Cream Sandwich fever has not subsided yet.  In fact, it is still getting hotter and hotter, with no sign of breaking at all.  So many Android devices are getting their share of the delicious treat, especially with custom ROMs such as CyanogenMod 9.  One of the latest beneficiaries of the CyanogenMod 9 custom ROM is the HP TouchPad.

Previously, developers were able to produce an Alpha 0 version of CyanogenMod 9 for the HP TouchPad.  Not long thereafter, an updated version, Alpha 0.5, was unleashed, promising to fix some of the most annoying issues in the earlier release.

The CyanogenMod Touchpad Team, which is responsible for cooking up CyanogenMod 9 for [...]

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Google Wallet available on AT&T Galaxy Nexus, Verizon Follows Suit

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 5, 2012

Back in December, we reported that Verizon was blocking Google Wallet on the Galaxy Nexus. This left Sprint Galaxy Nexus users to gloat about making the feature available on the device. However, the app is no longer limited to Sprint users anymore. Google Wallet is now available being offered by AT&T for either Nexus S 4G or the GSM Galaxy Nexus. If you have the AT&T device, you can simply visit the Android Market and get the app you need.

Now you may be wondering if the app will be available on Verizon contract holders, the answer is yes. However, the process is a little tricky. Here’s a how to for LTE equipped Nexus to devices.

How to Install Google [...]

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How to Install Ice Cream Sandwich Build 14 on the Samsung Galaxy S

by: Paul NuñalFebruary 2, 2012

Galaxy S users who are still waiting for the latest version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich are in for a treat as Team Hacksung has come up with yet another interesting update known as Build 14. Taking its roots from previous firmware versions, Team Hacksung’s ICS Build 14 promises to have a lot of hardware and software changes.  Previous bugs and fixes are being addressed in the latest build and it is reported to be more stable than past versions.

Featuring a 4.0-inch Super AMOLED display, the Samsung Galaxy S is certainly a device that would surprise anyone. The 1 GHz processor paired with 512 MB of RAM can still handle all the latest updates, even the [...]

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How to Unbrick the Samsung Galaxy Player 5

by: Paul NuñalFebruary 2, 2012

The Samsung Galaxy Player 5, also known as the Samsung Galaxy S 5.0 WiFi, is a fantastic device for media playback and entertainment.  It is said to be Samsung’s Android-armed response to the iPod Touch, which has been ruling the multimedia scene over the years.  The device very much resembles the Samsung Galaxy S or T-Mobile’s Samsung Vibrant featuring a larger screen minus the GSM module. The device runs on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread.

Just like any other Android device, the Galaxy Player 5 can be customized and reconfigured to your heart’s desire. You can root it, flash custom ROMs on it, install applications to it from the Android Market, as well as apply [...]

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Installing ClockworkMod Recovery 5.0.2.7 for the Nitro HD P930 or Optimus LTE SU640

by: Paul NuñalFebruary 2, 2012

Owners of the LG Nitro HD P930 and the LG Optimus LTE SU640 are in for a treat as these devices are reportedly getting ClockworkMod Recovery 5 sooner than you think. Users of rooted LG Nitro HD handsets who hope for a custom recovery on their device will finally get what they deserve. The guys at XDA-Developers have done it once again, and this time around their bringing ClockworkMod Recovery version 5.0.2.7 (CWM 5) to the Nitro HD and the Optimus LTE.

LG’s recent contender in the smartphone race, the LG Nitro HD (and its international sibling, the LG Optimus LTE) surely has some awesome specifications to behold. On paper, the Nitro HD shines with its [...]

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How to update Galaxy S2 GT I9100 with Official XWKL1 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

by: Bern OliverJanuary 31, 2012
Galaxy S2 users will be happy to learn that an official firmware known as the Gingerbread 2.3.6, is already available. This will be the perfect time to finally update your Galaxy S2 GT I9100 to make the most out of your device. Before doing so however, make sure that you have already made a back-up on the data on your phone since there is an existing possibility of data corruption or loss in the process of updating to the new firmware. If you were able ti make a back-up, you can replace all the date in any case any damage occurs.
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How to Upgrade the HP TouchPad from CyanogenMod 7 to Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich

by: Alvin YbañezJanuary 30, 2012

The HP TouchPad has traveled around the wheel of fate. It was an infamous webOS tablet that turned into one of the most sought-after tablets after Android developers were able to tear it apart and installed Android in its system. With an Ice Cream Sandwich ROM already available for this device, it will surely make consumers regret not having bought such a splendid tablet.

For some time, only Android 2.3 Gingerbread (via CyanogenMod 7) was available for the TouchPad, and now the CyanogenMod team has developed CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 0.5, bringing Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich to your HP TouchPad. With ICS’ virtual buttons, the ROM perfectly fits the tablet because it [...]

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How to Upgrade HTC Evo Shift 4G to Android 4.0.3 ICS Firmware

by: Carl ParkerJanuary 30, 2012

With Ice Cream Sandwich raining from the sky, even the HTC Evo Shift 4G gets its own dose. The wait is over, now that an all-new ROM called Speedy ICS 4.0.3 AOSP – Evervolv Kang Build v1.1 has arrived, satisfying the need for Ice Cream Sandwich by coming up with an AOSP build based on Android 4.0.3 firmware. All thanks go to XDA-Developers forum member jhuymaier for releasing this all-new ICS creation.

It’s important to note that this is not the official firmware released by HTC but is a beta version developed by dedicated third-party developers. There’s still no date for when HTC will be rolling out Ice Cream Sandwich for the HTC Evo Shift [...]

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How to Install ClockworkMod Recovery on the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet

by: Carl ParkerJanuary 29, 2012

Things have been looking good for the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet. Not only is it now possible to root the device, but ClockworkMod Recovery has also been ported over to the Honeycomb device. With a big thanks to jcase at the XDA-Developers forum, porting ClockworkMod Recovery should be the door of opportunity for future custom kernels and ROMs.

ClockworkMod Recovery, more commonly known as CWM, is a custom recovery for Android phones and tablets that allows users to perform several advanced recovery, restoration, installation and maintenance operations on an Android device that aren’t possible with stock recovery. Developed by Koush, the same developer who created [...]

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