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For Galaxy Nexus these are different builds: takju: devices sold through the Play Store in the US. Contains the Google Wallet aplication. yakju: devices sold through Google outside the US. yakjuxw: devices sold by Samsung. If you buy yakjuxw I would recommend that you update to yakju with factory images provided by Google. This way you will get the ...


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I disconnected the cable Kies popped up an error message which said, the upgrade failed and offered to try to recover for me. By following the instructions on screen I was able to recover my device.


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OTA updates don't wipe the device: all apps and data are preserved across the update. Even so, it's always a good idea to back up your data frequently. As you point out, not all apps support the in-built Google backup mechanism, so it's wise to have a full backup just in case. See our backup tag wiki and top questions to learn about what options are ...


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It is very unlikely that Samsung will ever release an unmodified Android firmware for the Galaxy S II. They've never released one for their Galaxy S family of phones without their TouchWiz "enhancements". Historically the only Android devices that have run the stock OS have been the very early phones released by each manufacturer (before they'd written ...


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By workspace you mean homescreen ? You could try a custom launcher, like Apex or Nova, which allow you to backup your homescreens.


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If the date of activation matches the date of adding your Google account to the device, there's an easy way to check (unless you did a factory-reset in the meantime, and had to re-add the account): with your Google account's credentials, log in to the Google Dashboard Scroll to the section labeled "Android" and expand it (by clicking its title / the LGM ...


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The below assumes you have the GT-i9000 (international Galaxy S). Go to this XDA thread and download the newest 2.2 firmware for your region. Download Odin for Windows (search for "Heimdall" if you are on Linux). Then do the following: Put your phone into Download mode Remove the battery Hold VolumeDown plus the Home key plus Power. While holding, ...


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Stability Battery life You should be able to get an idea from reviews/comments/etc. about how well each ROM performs in those areas. For an eReader that's really all you need.


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It's probably the same thing although ROM is supposed to be the area / location where stuff is only ever written once (during manufacture / initial flashing).


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It's device internal codenames. Reasons: Device specifications is secret before release. After release, firmware not renamed, to exclude misunderstanding for developers. One device may have different firmware versions, depends on target market and hardware configuration (modem, NFC, Wi-Fi settings).


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Power management is determined by governors which set the CPU clock speed according to use. Each clock speed operates at a certain voltage and a lower voltage means less power. If you have root access you can change the governor and the allowed CPU clock speeds. Also there is sleep state into which the CPU will enter when the screen is off and nothing is ...


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Download the firmware from: http://hotfile.com/dl/146491093/3b7d6c9/P1000LVIJR2_P1000LZVVJR3_ZVV.zip.html or www.sammobile.com After that follow this "how to" to install the new firmware: http://androidromupdate.com/2012/02/26/how-to-install-p1000xwjq8-android-2-3-6-firmware-update-on-galaxy-tab-gt-p1000/ Make Preparation before flashing: - Back-up ...


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PS. I tried to rename the file to PB32IMG.zip and use the update from zip option but it doesn't work. How does it not work? Please provide details. The general procedure for installing a new ROM would be: Download ROM .zip file to SD card. Back up current ROM in case new ROM does not work: Boot to Recovery Mode (hold down the Power and Volume ...


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You can look at the Google Changes for each release of android, but this device uses Samsung TouchWiz. This release contains the Google changes, plus the changes that Samsung made. I do not know of a "change log" page that Samsung has. I read that this version is the official Gingerbread 2.3.5 release of Android TouchWiz. But also, if you use a USB Jig, ...


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I don't think this is a driver issue. Please try the following- Unplug the USB cable from your phone. On the phone, dial the following number: *#7284# Once the last # is hit, the PhoneUtil application should be launched. Choose USB -> Modem and then USB -> PDA mode. The good mode should be PDA. Even if the mode is PDA, switch to Modem ...


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NoMoarPowah! can boot the phone up based on your scheduled alarms, in time for them to ring. It only works on certain Samsung devices.


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Samsung's OTA updates are carrier-based, as usual. Kies updates are usually regional, but not particularly restricted; you can usually select a different region when installing Kies and get updates from there. Kies updates are up to Samsung, though they would probably work with carriers on it to ensure it works well and whatnot. OTA updates are controlled ...


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In general there really doesn't seem to be a good way to keep up with updates that haven't been released directly to you. I find the best way is simply to be involved in the "Android ecosystem" — reading Android blogs and news sites, and so on. Sometimes there are stock ROM lists maintained on sites like XDA, for example this one for the i9001, and ...


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The phone should be in Download mode: Take out the battery Plug into USB (apparently skip this if you have an i9000 -- see comments) While holding both volume buttons (Note, you may need to hold Home+VolDown instead) Insert the battery Click the power button Phone should go into Download mode after a few seconds: You may need to disconnect from and ...


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AFAIK the N1 doesn't require signed firmware, at least not once you unlock the bootloader -- it's a dev phone. Unofficial confirmation: I specifically purchased a Nexus One because it supports the ability to flash the phone with unsigned firmware.


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I would suggest pulling it off and trying again. Usually this happens when Kies wasn't able to properly communicate with the device after putting it into Download Mode. I've had this happen before and rebooting my device and trying again worked. You can also try putting the phone into Download Mode manually (may or may not work while plugged into USB): ...


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From my favorite forum xda-developers, a step by step guide to apply the port of Cyanogen 7.2.0-RC1 (based on Android Gingerbread 2.3.7) for the Vodafone Smart VF858 (Huawei U8160). This is not to take lightly, read and understand everything before proceeding. So please read the introduction from the famous question: How do I root my device? Assuming ...


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Please check the backup tag wiki, which already gives you some "first-aid" advice. Take a closer look at the Nandroid section, as that is what you will need: First, you will need to install a custom recovery (see e.g. recovery-mode). The most common choice here is clockworkmod, as it is available for most devices. Depending on your device, there might be ...


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OTA update will depend on the CSC of your phone. CSC is Country Sales Code; it tells you which region your phone can be used in and which networks it will work with. If you are in India (and your phone is connected to an India network), and your phone has CSC for Saudi Arabia, you will not be able to get OTA updates. What you can do is flash a stock ROM for ...


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My answer on that other question wasn't quite right -- I have a US variant on the Galaxy S, and the process to get into download mode isn't exactly the same. I'll update that answer shortly, in the meantime here are the Odin instructions: Go to this XDA thread and download the newest firmware for your region. Download Odin for Windows (search for ...


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You may try to run Windows copy in VirtualBox. VB has ability to connect physical USB devices to virtual machine. So Windows will detect your phone. BUT BEWARE! Using such way for flash your phone may render it unusable (brick your phone, in another words). It is good to make sync between phone and PC. Also I'd like to see native Linux version of PC Suite ...


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I can see how you'd be confused by that. It doesn't indicate that your phone is rooted, just that the kernel was compiled by the root user (on a DELL build machine, apparently)! If you look at /system/build.prop (probably requires root to look, ha) you'll see some other similar information about the build. Mine says "jaeyoon.yoon@SEP-05" for the same ...


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Sounds like you're stuck in a bootloop. If you backed up your phone before you flashed the release, reflash that image. If not... Well try reflashing the ROM release. If this still doesn't work, flash an older version of CyanogenMod, or your phones stock, factory ROM.


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Firmware update A firmware update usually brings to your device bug fixes or new features. This is good because insures your device security and readiness for a stable usage. After spending one hour trying to find a changelog for Samsung firmwares, the best I could came up with was this website: SamFirmware What is this? The firmware page of ...



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