Fix Auto SMS Conversion To MMS & Remove Contacts Limit In Galaxy S II

Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the hottest dual core Android phones that is making huge sale records through out the world. The phone’s variant, Epic 4G Touch, has also been recently launched in USA which has made Sprint gain a lot of new customers coming to their network for the sake of this phone only. Although Samsung Galaxy S II is a great phone and comes jam packed with features, but there are some instances when it isn’t compatible with your usage pattern. For instance, folks who are highly text savvy and opted to go for Samsung Galaxy S II are pretty annoyed at text messages auto converting to MMS after 4 SMS. Similarly you can not add more than 20 recipients in the recipient box.

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How To Enhance / Boost Graphics Performance On Nexus S [Guide]

If you are a Nexus S owner and aren’t satisfied with graphic performance of your phone, then there is some great news for you! Ganaboy, XDA Member, discovered a workaround for Google Nexus S that basically removes FPS limit and lets you enjoy gaming and video graphics to the max. Due to this issue, some games and apps like Quadrant, Raging Thunder, Roboto, Asphalt 6, NOVA and Fruit Ninja graphics were laggy and didn’t really had the same appeal they do on other compatible Android devices. The fix for this issue is tiny, but it highly effects your gameplay and app experience.

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Install Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread MIUI ROM On Infuse 4G [Guide]

In case you are a Samsung Infuse 4G owner and were waiting for MIUI custom ROM for your device, then your wait is over now! MikeyMike01, XDA Recognized Developer, has managed to port Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread based MIUI Custom ROM on Samsung Infuse 4G. For those who don’t know, MIUI is a custom firmware / system for select Android devices with root. The main purpose of these custom ROMs is to enhance user experience and also to provide stability. MIUI ROMs have managed to gain a huge fan base due to the functionality it offers and greater aesthetic values. MIUI ROMs were initially criticized for their striking resemblance to iOS UI, but later extraordinary amount of themes and mods managed to silence the critics.

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Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread Update For Nexus S Available [Wi-Fi And Tethering Fix]

Couple of weeks back we reported regarding Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread update for Google Samsung Nexus S. Although the update did upgrade the OS version to 2.3.6, but one major flaw was broken Wi-Fi Tethering. Concerned Androiders and Nexus S owners debated this issue for quite some time. Apparently an all new Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread update for the Google Nexus S is on the roll again but this time with fixed wireless tethering and a different build code. The build number of this update is GRK39F whereas previously it was GRK39C. As the update is pretty much similar to what rolled out previously, it is apparent that there is no changelog available for this one. Read More

StarBurst ROM For Epic 4G Touch With Advanced Power Menu Available [Guide]

Samsung Epic 4G Touch is perhaps the most popular Android dual core phone among Sprint subscribers in the US. The development community of this phone is relatively active than other Android phones as they were able to gain root privileges on this phone right after it was initially launched. Along with rooting the phone, the Epic 4G Touch developer community was also able to overclock the phone as well as ported ClockworkMod Recovery. Once ClockworkMod Recovery got ported on Samsung Epic 4G Touch, custom ROMs started to spring up on different Android portals and forums to enhance the user experience and to fully utilize the advantages associated with running custom kernel and / or root.

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Stock EG30 Kernel For Epic 4G Touch Available [Install Guide]

Epic 4G Touch is the first Samsung Galaxy S II variant that launched via Sprint in US. The phone now boasts of a huge developer and user community with root coming to the phone within hours of its initial launch. However some users aren’t comfortable after rooting their device as all sorts of issues have started to come up on their devices. Also there are some kernel and ROM developers looking to get their hands on a stock kernel that has never undergone any rooting procedures. Read More

Install Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread Official Update On Galaxy S 4G/Infuse 4G [Guide]

Finally there is some great news for Samsung Galaxy S 4G owners as Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread update for this phone just got released unofficially. The credit for releasing this update for general public goes to SamFirmware. This Android portal is dedicated to releasing official Android firmware/ROMs for Samsung phones that are still to be made public by Samsung or the carrier. This firmware/ROM leak for Samsung Galaxy S 4G and Samsung Infuse 4G updates your phone to Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread integrated with all the changes. Apparently Samsung Galaxy S 4G's Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread update is meant for AT&T subscribers with Infuse 4G dedicated to T-Mobile only. We aren’t sure if you will be able to regain root access on your phone after upgrading to this build as there are no testimonies supporting re-root after upgrade. There is no clear or published changelog regarding Android 2.3.5 GB, so you will have to find the differences and fixes, if any, on your own. Read More

Remove SMS / Text Logs Appearing In Call Logs In Galaxy S II [Guide]

Samsung Galaxy S II is a wonderful dual-core Android phone that has managed to gather a huge fan base within months of its release. Although the phone is excellent, but native TouchWiz call logs also show SMS logs. For some it might be useful, but the majority doesn’t want their Text logs alongside their call records. Senior XDA member, Juffo, is out with a solution that helps you getting rid of SMS logs from Call Logs option available in TouchWiz launcher. The hack is only applicable on Samsung Galaxy S II phones with root and preferably running a fully deodexed custom ROM.  The tweak basically tinkers with Logsprovider.apk and disallows any SMS / Text logs appear along with call logs. Read More

Install AEMod Custom ROM On Samsung Epic 4G Touch [Guide]

Sprint Epic 4G touch is Samsung Galaxy S II variant for US customers and was able to grab a lot of developer attention following it’s release. We have previously covered rooting method for this phone along with a custom kernel that basically allows overclocking up to a whooping 1.6 GHz. The best part is ClockworkMod Recovery that is flashed on your phone as soon as you root it via ODIN method. After the availability of ClockworkMod Recovery for Epic 4G Touch, ROM developers / chefs can be seen in action and there are a couple of custom ROMs available for this phone already. These custom ROMs are based on stock firmware with less bloatware and other customizations that allow enhanced user experience. Of course lots of users are waiting for CyanogenMod and MIUI, but it will take sometime for these ROM versions to surface for Epic 4G Touch. Read More

Install ZedoMax Custom Kernel To Overclock Epic 4G Touch [1.6 GHz] [Guide]

Sprint Epic 4G Touch is the hottest Android phone in the US at the moment. This phone is basically Samsung Galaxy S II branded as Epic 4G Touch on Sprint. The phone has a massive developer and support base already and root on this phone was achieved within hours of it’s release. As the development for this phone continues, there is now a custom Kernel that not only gives you root and ClockworkMod Recovery, but also oveclocks your phone to a whooping 1.6 GHz. For those who don’t know, Overclocking is an integral part of this “Android Globe” and is "religiously" done to enhance phone’s performance. Read More

CyanogenMod 7 Gingerbread Source Available For Infuse 4G [Self Compile]

Are you a Samsung Infuse 4G owner looking to get the excellent CyanogenMod 7 ROM on your phone? Are you interested in going beyond that, and compiling it for your device yourself, right from the source code? We've got some great news for you - the CyanogenMod 7 source code is now available for this device, and anyone with the required skills can use it to compile this popular Gingerbread-based custom ROM on their device. More details, feature list and instructions after the jump. Read More

How To Root Sprint Epic 4G Touch [Video Guide]

Samsung Galaxy S II made it to Sprint by the name of Epic 4G Touch. And as soon as the Android development and hacking community got hold of the phone, the quest for acquiring root privileges kicked off. The latest news in this regard is that Epic 4G Touch now has root and majority of the phone’s functionality remains intact after running the exploit. The root became available a day before yesterday but due to some driver hiccup, the original exploiter had his Epic 4G Touch bricked. Now we believe that all issues have been solved and all you need is ODIN and a .tar file to do the deed. The root method involves a pre-rooted .tar file flashing via ODIN which will provide SuperUser permissions. Read More

Install TouchWiz 4 Apps On Galaxy S II Running MIUI ROM [Guide]

MIUI ROM development for Samsung Galaxy S II started couple of months back. Since then there have been countless versions of official and unofficial MIUI ROMs surfacing for this phone. Although MIUI is the choice of folks who like to go with MIUI’s interface and aesthetics, but some of them do miss great apps from TouchWiz that unfortunately aren’t part of MIUI. Apps like Music Hub, Social Hub, TW Calculator, Photo Editor, Samsung Keyboard and Photo Editor were able to capture a massive fan base due to their great interface and excellent utility. Read More

Download Official Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread ROM For Samsung Galaxy S

Sam Firmwares has done it again! Yes folks, the official Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread ROM for good ole’ Samsung Galaxy S has been released online by SamFirmwares.com. For those who don’t know, Sam Firmwares have this “ability” to get hold of unreleased official Samsung ROMs through methods best known to themselves. This Android portal also released leaked Galaxy S, Spica and other Samsung Android phone officials ROMs / patches since it came into existence. Read More

Root T-Mobile Samsung Gravity Smart [How To Guide]

Samsung Gravity Smart is a mid-tier T-mobile specific Android phone that comes with Android 2.2 Froyo on board. The phone wasn’t able to score a huge user base, but still it is one of the most recommended Android device for text savvy users. Like other Android phones, root privileges on Samsung Gravity Smart can be gained via many single click rooting tools available today. We did a little research on this and the easiest method to root this phone is through the famous Super One Click root utility. For those who don’t know, rooting your device enables you to gain complete admin access of your phone and is essentially required to remove bloatware, install ROMs and flash custom kernels. You can refer to this post to get a better understanding of rooting pros and cons.

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What Is Windows Phone 7 Diagnosis Menu & How To Tweak Your Phone With It?

Windows Phone 7 comes under heavy fire from its opponents for a variety of reasons. First there was the “copy/ paste” saga, then issues like MMS errors and Bluetooth file transfer plagued its progress. But to be fair, underneath all that, lies an operating system that is pretty neat and user friendly. If you use WP7 with an open mind, you might just fall in love with it. However, WP7 sure is a newer OS and thus, majority of users don’t know about many of the hidden features/functions present in there. For example it took me weeks to find out that you can select individual alphabets while typing by simply pressing and holding the empty text area. One such ignored feature is the Diagnosis menu in Windows Phone 7 devices. This is a hidden menu which can be accessed using a code (manufacturer dependent), providing you with a ton of options to tweak low-level settings and let you interact with the phone’s hardware directly. The Diagnosis menu is built into devices for the use of manufacturers during device testing. Also, when you send your device back for repairing, Diagnosis menu plays a major role in tracking down the problem. Read More

Install CallRec Script On Galaxy S II To Record Calls [Dialer Mod]

Since Samsung Galaxy S II Android phone surfaced in the market, it has managed to gain a huge fan base. There are scores of custom ROMs available for this phone. Although there is a flood of ROMs available for Galaxy S II but still many of these ROMs don’t have the Call Record functionality embedded in the dialer. Sicopat, XDA member and ROM Developer, has lately released a custom script that will add Call Record functionality to any custom ROM for Galaxy S II. The script is based on Criskelo’s CallRec Mod and is easily installable through custom recovery. Read More

Gingerbread Update For Galaxy S Vibrant Available Via Kies [Virgin and Bell]

If you are a Bell or Virgin Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant users then there is something to cheer about! Apparently if you have Kies installed and synced with your phone, you should get a notification regarding the official Android 2.3 Gingerbread update. And if you haven’t synced your phone to Kies for sometime, then it’s advisable to do it right now before Samsung undergoes a change of mind [Just Kidding]. There are multiple reports that Bell and Virgin in collaboration with Samsung have started to roll out the official Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread update for Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant. However if you are a user with root and recovery installed, then be careful as there is a user who list his 3 button combo recovery boot capability. The firmware is 2.3.3 with UGKG3 baseband and Sj.0829.kwon Kernel version. Read More

Enable Back Light Notifications On Galaxy S II With BLN [Guide]

Samsung Galaxy S II [ S2] is one of the hottest dual core Android phones available in the Market. Although the phone has what it takes to be called the “best” phone around, but with no LED notification light, it seems to be a bit awkward to Androiders. But as we all know that where there is a will, there’s a way; BLN hack can be the perfect LED light replacement. BLN stands for BackLight Notification and allows the back and menu onscreen icons to light up whenever there is a new notification such as Text Message, Email or missed Call. Read More