Samsung’s phones are amongst the most popular ones in the Android developer community, since the company regularly releases source code for their devices to allow for easier hacking and development. As a result, there are easy-to-use hacking tools available for most of their lineup. The Galaxy Note II is no exception. There are all-in-one toolkits available that root, flash custom recoveries and perform many other advanced tasks in just a click or two. In addition to the international GSM/LTE version (GT-N7100, GT-N7105) and T-Mobile (SGH-T889) variant, there is one now available for the Sprint US variant (SPH-L900). Read More
The official Team Win Recovery, ClockworkMod Touch Recovery, and the ClockworkMod recovery (non-touch) can now be flashed on the AT&T Galaxy S II Skyrocket and the T-Mobile in a single click or tap. Installing a custom recovery on your Android device is a vital and important step for those with rooted devices. The installation method is not always the same and varies from device to device, such as installing via ODIN (for Samsung devices), flashing via bootloader (HTC devices mostly), or flashing the file via an update.zip
in the the original recovery. That said, one device often ends up supporting more than just one recovery, and these can adopt different installation methods as well. Given all this, it would be nice to have one app or tool that would flash the recovery of your choice straight away from one place. Easy Recovery Switcher
, developed by XDA-Developers forum member starskyrob
for the T-Mobile Galaxy S II, and the AT&T Galaxy S II Skyrocket
is available as an App for Android, and as a desktop application as well. We take a look at how it works, after the break.
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II T989 users have a hit gold! Thanks to XDA-Developers forum member zedomax
users of the T989 model finally have a chance at enabling USB Host support on their device via an OTG cable
. This can be done so via a custom kernel that zedomax
has spent almost a week on so hats off to the guy! The kernel is very easy to install, being recovery flashable (as in you can install it via a custom recovery if you have it installed). Now the kernel may not exactly be bug free, but for the most part it is and for the function it was meant to serve, it lives up to it remarkably well. Still being out for just over a day or two, do not be alarmed or surprised if you encounter any bugs with this kernel installed on your device. Got your geek mode in overdrive? More on the kernel and how you can install it on your device, after the jump!
Finally there is some great news for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II [S2] owners. Recently the phone got rooted via custom kernel flashing method and now the first custom ROM for this phone has made it to public. The ROM is stock, comes pre-rooted with latest BusyBox and SuperUser. Apps like Asphalt 6, Bous, Books, Mobi TV, ECID, IQ T-Mobile, Live Source, Mall lite, Media hub, Mobile backup, Netflix, Sns for Linkedln, Telenav, T-Mobile Blio, T-Mobile m4m, and Zinio have been removed to optimize user experience. According to the ROM developer, G Talk with video has also been pre-integrated in this ROM, This first custom stock Android Gingerbread custom ROM for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II [S2] comes from teshxx. According to the developer, the ROM is also intended to provide developers and theme creators of this phone with a solid base to work on.
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II [S2] recently got rooted via custom kernel flash method. The phone has already gathered massive user and developer base which has resulted in loads of tweaks and hacks for the device. Recently Koush, the brain behind awesomeness of ClockworMod recovery has released the official ClockworkMod Recovery for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II [S2]. In case you already have root on your phone, then its pretty easy to download and install this official recovery build on your phone. Read More
In case you were looking for the official Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread for your T-Mobile HTC G2, then there there is some great news for you. Some industrious folks over at T-Mobile Support Forums have posted direct Android 2.3.3. For HTC G2 link which is surprisingly up until now. There is a bunch of information that comes with this leak and some of it is posted below: Read More