Android News: Temple Run for Android Released

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The mega addictive iPhone game Temple Run is finally released for the Android based devices. The game has hit the play store today and is available for download globally. The specifications of the game are:

  • UPDATED: March 27, 2012
  • CURRENT VERSION: 1.0.0
  • REQUIRES ANDROID: 2.1 and up
  • CATEGORY: Arcade & Action
  • SIZE: 26M
  • PRICE: Free
  • CONTENT RATING: Low Maturity

The game can be downloaded from the Google Play Store: Temple_Run_1.0.0.apk

Tutorial to Install Android 2.3.6 XXJVU Official on Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000

Android 2.3.6 XXJVU is a Gingerbread ROM for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 (PLEASE NOTE: THIS ROM IS FOR GT I9000, THE INTERNATIONAL VERSION ONLY AND NOT FOR I9000b OR CAPTIVATE OR VIBRANT) The ROM that we are about to install is the OFFICIAL ROM released by Samsung for Europe (Release Date: December, 2011)

The changelog for 2.3.6 XXJVU is as follows:

  • Face Unlock from Galaxy Nexus
  • Galaxy Note Lockscreen
  • Galaxy S2 Photo Editor
  • Improved Camera App
  • Ability to take picture while taking videos
  • Fast auto-rotation response
  • New Lockscreen sounds
  • Enhanced stock browser
  • Smoother and faster Gallery 3D
  • Higher FPS rate in 3D
  • Minor changes in the UI

Some of the prerequisites to be followed:

  • Take the back-up of all the apps: To do so, in case you have a rooted phone, you may use Titanium Backup from Android Market. If you don’t have rooted phone, you can use Astro File Manager  (Available in Android Market for free) to take the backup.
  • Backup of contacts: Mostly all the Android devices are preset to sync the contacts with the gmail account. In-case, you have disabled it, you can enable it by getting into Contacts–>Options–>More–>Accounts and select the google account and check mark the sync contacts option.
  • Taking back-up of Call Logs and Messages: You can use third party apps from android market like SMS Backup + (Again freely available) which will sync your logs and messages to your gmail account as labels which can be easily restored later.
  • Downloading the ROM file: I9000XXJVU_I9000OXAJVU_OXA.rar
  • Downloading the ODIN & PIT files: Flashprogram_Samsung_I9000__Pits.rar
  • Downloading the Drivers for the PC: SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones_v1_3_2300_0.zip
  • Most importantly: KEEP YOUR PHONE FULL CHARGED OR AT-LEAST ABOVE 50% CHARGING LEVEL.

Once you are done with the prerequisites, you can move down to the installation procedure as below:

  1. Unzip the ROM, ODIN and Drivers to their respective folders in case it requires any password, it will be “samfirmware.com”
  2. Now, the first thing to be done is install the phone drivers on the PC which you are to use for flashing the ROM. To do this, navigate to  SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones_v1_3_2300_0 folder and select the appropriate setup x86 or x64 based on the type of OS you are using on your PC.
  3. Once this one has been installed, get your GT I9000 in the download mode by using the 3-Button combo. For that, first switch off the phone and wait for it to vibrate a little just to confirm that it is completely switched off. Then, press the three buttons: Power Key, Volume Down and  Home Key  and hold until you see a green android saying “Downloading”
  4. Next, goto Flashprogram_Samsung_I9000__Pits folder and open I9003_Odin3 v1.82.exe (Don’t bother the  I9003 in the file name. It is compatible for I9000 also)
  5. Once ODIN has be opened, connect your phone to the PC while it is in download mode. Once connected, an “Added” remark will appear on the message window.
  6. Next, click on the PIT button, navigate to the Flashprogram_Samsung_I9000__Pits folder and select s1_odin_20100512.pit
  7. Then, click on the PDA button, navigate to the I9000XXJVU_I9000OXAJVU_OXA  folder and select the CODE_I9000XXJVU_CL851880_REV03_user_low_ship.tar.md5 file.
  8. Then, click on the PHONE button, navigate to the I9000XXJVU_I9000OXAJVU_OXA  folder and select the MODEM_I9000XXJVU_REV_00_CL1092175.tar.md5 file.
  9. Then, click on the CSC button, navigate to the I9000XXJVU_I9000OXAJVU_OXA  folder and select the GT-I9000-CSC-MULTI-OXAJVU.tar.md5 file.
  10. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SELECT THE FILE PROPERLY AS ABOVE AND DOUBLE CHECK BEFORE CONTINUING FURTHER.
  11. Next, make sure that Re-Partition, Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time have been check marked.
  12. Once all the above steps are done, click on Start  button and wait for the message window to show “All threads completed” and “Pass” displayed on the top left box.

The phone will then automatically reboot. You can now disconnect the cable. Meanwhile, the phone will get into the first time setup, where in you can setup the basic services like the wifi, data usage and gmail sync etc…

DISCLAIMER: ALTHOUGH THIS IS THE OFFICIAL ROM BY SAMSUNG, I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY. PLEASE FLASH THE ROM AT YOUR OWN RISK. IN CASE OF ANY DOUBTS OR PROBLEMS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COMMUNICATE THEM VIA THE COMMENTS AND THEY SHALL BE ADDRESSED ASAP.

SOURCE FOR THE ROM, FLASHING SOFTWARE, DRIVERS: http://samfirmware.com

 

Install Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread XWJVH ROM In Samsung Galaxy S

Samsung Galaxy S users find themselves again in Luck because there is a new update Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread (XWJVH) for Samsung Galaxy S. Previously; A new version XWJVH Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread ROM is leaked for the Samsung Galaxy s i9000. This version is said to be more stable and smooth. Gingerbread was announced for the Android Devices of latest Version but luckily the Dev team On XDA-Developers is able to Update Samsung galaxy SI9000 to Gingerbread 2.3.3.
Following are details of the leaked version:
Firmware version: 2.3.3Baseband version: I9000 XXJVOKernel Version: 2.6.35.7-i9000XWJVH-CL184813Build Number: GINGERBREAD.XWJVH

Disclaimer:
Proceed at your own risk. I am not responsible if your device gets bricked or damaged during the process. But there are very minor chances of bricking your device by this method.
Requirements:
·         Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread ROM XWJVH for Samsung Galaxy S Download Here
·         ODIN flashing tool Download Here
·         Samsung USB drivers for your Samsung Android device.  Download here
·         Alternatively, you can install Kies that is shipped with your device. It will have all the drivers for making USB connection with your PC.USB CablePIT Download Here
Procedure: 
·         Before Proceeding make sure that you have the enough battery Power to flash a new Rom.
·         Download all the Files which are required for flashing gingerbread on your Samsung Galaxy S I9000.
·         Download Android 2.3.3 XWJVH ROM and extract the contents using password samfirmware.com. [Credits to samfirmware.com for uploading the leaked ROM]
·         Run the ODIN (previously downloaded)
·         Switch off your Samsung Galaxy S i9000
·         Put the phone into “Download mode”. To do it, press and hold “Volume Down” button, “Power” button, and “Home” key simultaneously for few seconds. It should boot into “Download Mode” in which you will see a yellow android character with a sweeper with “DON’T TURN OFF THE TARGET” message.
·         Now Connect the Phone with PC via USB Cable.
·         When ODIN will be Opened, A box will be turned to yellow.

·         Click ‘PDA’ button in ODIN, browse and select the ‘JVH_JV3_JPO.tar’ file that you earlier downloaded.
·         Click ‘PIT’ button, browse and select the PIT file that you downloaded.
·         Make sure ONLY  ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F.Reset Time’ checked in options.
·         Now Click on Start and Sit back and Relax.
·         After successful flashing, you will see message “PASS” in green color in the ODIN interface.

·         Your Phone will be rebooted and you can disconnect the Samsung Galaxy from PC.
·         Congrats! You have successfully installed Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread XWJVH on your Samsung Galaxy S i9000.
To Check this Go to
Applications>Settings>about Phone>Firmware Version
And the Firmware Version should be 2.3.3 XWJVH

Samsung Galaxy S Android 2.3 Gingerbread Official Update Leaks

Samsung Galaxy S i9000 has not yet received official Android 2.3 Gingerbread update from Samsung but there’s an official Gingerbread leak in the wild. This is a beta build of the upcoming official Android 2.3 Gingerbread for Samsung Galaxy S i9000 and it works perfectly without any issue. If you want to install Android 2.3 Gingerbread on your Galaxy S i9000, then follow the guide after the break.

Please note that this guide is for only Samsung Galaxy S i9000 model, any other model is not supported. So make sure you have the i9000 model of Samsung Galaxy S. 

How to install Samsung Galaxy S Android Gingerbread

Requirements:

  • Samsung Galaxy S i9000
  • Download and Install latest version of KIES or PC Studio for the latest drivers.
  • Odin-1.7with.pit.512.803.zip (Click here to download)
  • Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread 2.3.2 I9000XWJV1 ROM upgrade file XWJV1.zip (Click here to download)
  • USB cable.

Step 1:
Extract the Odin-1.7with.pit.512.803.zip file. You will find the following 3 files.

  • Odin3 v1.7
  • s1_odin_20100512.pit
  • s1_odin_20100803.pit

Step 2:
Extract Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread update firmware file XWJV1.zip .You will find the following 3 files.

  • GT-I9000-MULTI-CSC-OXXJV1.tar.md5
  • MODEM_I9000XXJVE.tar.md5
  • CODE_I9000XWJV1_CL31216_REV03_user_mid_noship.tar.md5

Step 3:
Run Odin3 v1.7 which you downloaded and extracted in Step 1.

Step 4:
Click on PIT button (in Red circle) and select the “s1_odin_20100803.pit” file (Downloaded in Step 1).
Step 5:
Click on PDA button (in Yellow circle) and select the “CODE_I9000XWJV1_CL31216_REV03_user_mid_noship.tar.md5″. (Downloaded in Step 2)
Step 6:
Click on PHONE button (in Green circle) and select the “MODEM_I9000XXJVE.tar.md5″. (Downloaded in Step 2)
Step 7:
Click on CSC button (in Blue Circle) and select the “GT-I9000-MULTI-CSC-OXXJV1.tar.md5″. (Downloaded in Step 2)

Ste 4 to Step 7 guide screenshot

Step 8:
Please make sure the only following Checkboxes are Checked and no other option is Checked. (This is an important step so make sure you are not doing anything wrong!)

  • Auto Reboot
  • F.Reset Time

Step 9:
Turn off your Samsung Galaxy S.
Step 10:
Now remove any SIM card and microSD memory card.
Step 11:
Hold down these 3 buttons Power, Volume Down and Home at once until the phone boots in Download Mode
Step 12:
Connect your Samsung Galaxy S which is in Download Mode with the computer using the USB Cable
Step 13:
Odin will confirm your phone is connected by “ID-COM” bar as you can see in the picture below.

Step 14 :
Click on START button to install Gingerbread.

Step 15:
Now wait for the process to finish and it will reboot in Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread
To confirm the upgrade navigate to Options -> Settings -> About Phone (scroll down and check the version).

Source:http://bit.ly/ghjUKO