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Upgrade Samsung Captivate I897 to Android 4.0.3 ICS RC 4.2

by: Ken EastFebruary 28, 2012

It has not been long ago since the Android 2.3 Gingerbread firmware update for the Samsung Captivate was released, and now an Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich custom ROM for the Captivate is finally available.

However, this ICS firmware for the Captivate is unofficial and Samsung Electronics has left us with no clue on when the official ICS update will be coming.

Many users have already experienced Ice Cream Sandwich on their devices (mostly through custom ROMs), but many have still yet to try it on their devices. So, if you are one of those who are still craving for ICS, download and install this firmware to your Captivate now.

To help you decide if you [...]

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Upgrade Galaxy S GT-I9000B to Android 4.0.3 ICS Firmware RC 4.2

by: Carl ParkerFebruary 24, 2012

With Ice Cream Sandwich storming Android devices left and right, it was only fair that the Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000B gets its own taste. Unfortunately, this is not yet the official release of Ice Cream Sandwich from Samsung and there is no official date for when to expect one. So, until then, this release will have to tide us over.

This release of Ice Cream Sandwich is only compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000B models that have been rooted and are not network-locked. We highly discourage applying this update to phones of a different model, phones that have not yet been rooted, and phones that are network-locked.


Before upgrading your [...]

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Fixing the Wi-Fi Bug in Galaxy S GT-I9000 Running Android 4.0.3 ICS RC 4.1

by: Alvin YbañezFebruary 22, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S users are beginning to enjoy ICS on their devices, however some users are facing issues with Wi-Fi connections, particularly those who have updated to Android 4.0.3 ICS RC 4.1.

Galaxy S users who have installed the ICS RC 4.1 unofficial update on their Galaxy S have reported experiencing unstable Wi-Fi connections.  Thankfully, a fix has been released to address the issue.

In this article, you will learn how to apply the update to fix the Wi-Fi bug in Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich RC 4.1.

Requirements and Reminders The fix works only on the Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 running Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich RC 4.1. If your Wi-Fi is [...]
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Moneto Provides Answer for Non-NFC Capable Devices

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 21, 2012

One thing I really hate about signing up with a two-year contract is not being able to change my phone when a new one comes out; especially if it is a lot better than the phone I’m currently locked with. With all this talk about NFC capability, it is understandable why there are so many people who are getting interested in joining this bandwagon. But if you’re like me who has to wait for another couple of years before changing your phone, what do you do?

Fortunately, Moneto has addressed an answer to us! Moneto has made near-field communication chips available to devices not yet equipped with the feature. This is by cramming it into the standard MicroSD card slot of [...]

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Upgrade Galaxy S GT-I9000 to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread XWJW1 Firmware

by: Paul NuñalFebruary 16, 2012

Yet again, Samsung Galaxy S owners are getting an upgraded firmware for their handsets.  Known as firmware XWJW1, the upgrade is an update for Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread on the Galaxy S GT-I9000.  It reportedly provides great performance, especially in battery life.

This firmware is only applicable to Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 models that are not network-locked. Do not apply this firmware on any other device than the model number mentioned, as this firmware may cause irreversible damage or harm to your device.  If you’re not sure of your device’s model number, you can verify by heading to “Settings > About phone” or you can confirm by dialing *#1234# in your [...]

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Upgrade Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 to Team Hacksung ICS ROM Build 15

by: JoseFebruary 14, 2012

The Android community is brewing up a lot of good stuff with Ice Cream Sandwich in it. You might already have tasted some of it, like those CyanogenMod 9 builds which they are piously working on.

Just like what you are hoping for, we also wish that someday soon we can already see a perfect custom ROM built from Android 4.0 core. This might not have come just yet but a lot of good progress is very visible nowadays.

Team Hacksung is one of the ardent teams that are working on porting ICS into Samsung devices. The team recently released a new and updated build of its ROM which is tailored to work on a Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000. Build 15 is the newest version and [...]

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Install CyanogenMod 9 by Teamhacksung for the Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000

by: Carl ParkerFebruary 10, 2012

Looks like the official CyanogenMod 9 for the Galaxy S GT-I9000 is starting to take shape. With features like a custom launcher called Trebuchet (based on the stock Android 4.0 launcher from Google) and toggle buttons in the notification bar, the CyanogenMod 9 ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 is one of the best ways for your phone to enjoy Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich.

CyanogenMod 9 ROM is still in its beta testing stage and as such, it still has a few bugs that need to be addressed. If you’re willing to go through them to get this amazing ROM on your phone, read on for a quick guide.

Requirements and Reminders Make sure to backup all the data on [...]
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Install Official Samsung Market and Apps on Galaxy S Running Ice Cream Sandwich

by: JoseFebruary 7, 2012

The Galaxy S was one of the most successful phones made by Samsung. You could never go wrong with this Android smartphone. With its impressive hardware and stellar performance–the best of its time–success had been easy for this smartphone.

And, while this Android smartphone has been denied official Ice Cream Sandwich goodness by its own maker, the Galaxy S got a nice ICS treatment from the ever-dependable guys at XDA Developers. The CyanogenMod-based Onecosmic RC3Plus ICS ROM, for instance, is getting better and is nearing its perfection. The beta version of the ROM has already received a lot of good reviews from people who have tried it.

Galaxy S [...]

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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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