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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I then tried uninstalling Gmail by deleting the file and then trying to reinstall it from the play store You can't install it from the Play Store, you can only update an existing version. This is to prevent phones that haven't met Google's official criteria from getting the core Google apps, though there are workarounds (see below). the apk ...


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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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Basic Caveat. It is likely (and to be expected) that a firmware (or OS) upgrade will wipe any user data or settings. These settings are not easily translated / adjusted across such an update. However, most tools will give such a warning before you proceed. In more detail .. Firmware Update (ROM code) A firmware update will normally cause ALL user ...


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I had the same problem, did everything I could think of. Finally last night, I decided to try something different. I ran Kies in "Compatibility Mode for XP SP3" it took forever, left the phone plugged in while I went to bed, woke up this morning with 4.1 finally on it. I run a Windows 7 Premium Home 64bit. Not sure if this will help with everyone's ...


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You can use either the way geff_chang suggested or use android service menus In the service menu, it is located at Software info -> Phone info You can always use third party apps as well.


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Same problem for me (SGS2 i777) on Windows 7 64bits: I could fix it by going to control panel=>programs=>programs and features. There is an option called Run programs made for previous versions of windows: click on it, follow the steps, troubleshooting will start and a list of programs will appear, once the list is populated select Samsung Kies lite and ...


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Had the same problem with a Samsung Galaxy S. I persisted and left it plugged in while I went on to do something else. When I came back later on the phone screen was all blue and the pc went to sleep: THE PHONE WAS BRICKED The app then says it needs to restore from an error but it freezed the same way it did on the initial update attempts. I managed to ...



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