Oneplus releases intermediate Android 4.4.4 update for One via OTA | CM 11S 05Q | Sideload Guide for Indian OPO Users

Oneplus has today released an update for the One CM 11S 05Q which addresses several known issues as well as adds new features like Swiftkey & MaxxAudio by Wave. The complete list of changes can be viewed on the official Forum Page here.

This guide is being written keeping in mind the OnePlus users from India where, CyanogenMOD updates will no longer be released due to the exclusive rights distribution issue between OnePlus & Micromax. All those wishing to manually install the ROM can follow this tutorial. The best part here is that it neither requires Unlocked Bootloader nor a Root Access.

Downloads Required:

Disclaimer: Although this is a fool proof method of updating which doesn’t involve any unlocking of bootloader or rooting of the device, we do not take any responsibility in case of any issue. Please proceed with the steps below at your own risk.

  1. Download the ROM zip file from the url mentioned above.
  2. Rename the file to update.zip and paste it in the root folder of the device (\A0001\Internal storage)
  3. Next, we need to access the Developer Options on the device. Those who have it already enabled can skip to step 4 others follow on.
    1. To enable Developer Options go to Settings > About Phone
    2. Tap on the “Build Number” text multiple times until a pop notifies that Developer Options have been enabled.
  4. Go to Settings > Developer Options, and turn it on, and ensure that the following items have a check mark against them:
    1. Advanced Reboot
    2. Android Debugging
  5. Most Important: Ensure that the battery level is at least 50% before moving to next step to flash the ROM
  6. Press and hold the Power Button to access the Power Menu.
  7. Select “Reboot” > “Recovery” > OK
  8. The phone will now boot into the Recovery Mode.
  9. In the recovery mode, select “Apply Update” > “Choose from Internal Storage” > “0/” > “update.zip”
  10. Do not try to touch the screen until the update is installed and you are taken back to the default Recovery Mode screen.
  11. Next, click on “Reboot system now”

Voila! Your OPO is now updated to CM11S05Q!!

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Android 4.3 Official Update on Samsung SGS 4 GT I9500 (International) now available via OTA in India

Samsung has finally rolled out the Android 4.3 update to the Exynos based Samsung Galaxy S4 GT I9500 (International) in India. The updated is of 658.31 MB and apparently brings in the features as posted by SamMobile.i9500 OTA 4.3

The official change log described in the update is as below. The same can be seen from the screenshot also.

  1. OS Upgrade (Android 4.3)
  2. Added new features (KNOX for consumer, etc.)
  3. Compatibility with Galaxy Gear
  4. Improved Performance (Graphics, Multimedia, Bluetooth, etc)
  5. Improved user interface and stability
  6. User interface adjustment (Icon change,etc)
  7. Security Enhancement

Also, the footnote in the update details mentions “You cannot downgrade to the old software after this new software upgrade due to security reasons

changelog update noteSome other screenshots:

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Android Tutorial | Install Android 4.2.2 CyanogenMOD 10.1 Nightly / Experimental M Series ROM | SGS GT I9000

With Samsung abandoning support to the Galaxy S users after having updated the users to Android 2.3.6 almost a year and half ago, all the users were left in a fix as there were no updates being rolled out then. But worry not, here is the support from the CyanogenMOD community. This tutorial is for installing the latest CyanogenMOD Nightly ROM based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 (International Version). CyanogenMod is a free, community built, after-market firmware distribution of Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device.

To install this ROM, some pre-requisites to be followed are:

  • Taking the back-up: You can take the back up of only the apps using Astro File Manager or Titanium Backup (Root Users) which are freely available in the android market. If you are hearing the term “Root Users” for the first time, and don’t have the SuperUser app installed on your phone, rest assured, your ROM does not have root access yet.
  • Also, to take up the backup of SMS and call logs you may use SMS Backup+ which again is freely available in android market. It syncs your call logs and SMS to your Gmail account.
  • Root users can make a nandroid backup using the Clockworkmod Recovery App.
  • You need to be using any rooted based ROM in order to carry out a smooth installation of CM10.1
  • If you are not having a rooted ROM, you may head over here to install Android 2.3.6 XXJVU first and then root it from here.
  • Download the ROM package to flashed: cm-10.1-20130419-NIGHTLY-galaxysmtd.zip (The latest nightly at the time of writing this post) or http://get.cm/?device=galaxysmtd (To check for the latest nightly and download the same)
  • Download the GApps package to be flashed: gapps-jb-20130301-signed.zip
  • Copy both the package to the internal memory (Internal sd card not the removable one) of the Phone

Make sure the the device has 100% battery so that, there won’t be any problems during the flashing

To enter into recovery mode one needs to press the three button combo:

  1. Get into Recovery Mode
  2. Clean Cache and do Factory reset by selecting the wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache partition options. Also, get into the advanced section and use the Wipe Dalvik Cache too.
  3. Install ROM from sdcard. For this enter into the recovery, move to install zip from sdcard using the Volume Up/Down Keys, and click on the Home key to enter. Then select choose zip from sdcard and in the next screen navigate to the ROM file  and select it.
  4. Next,  move to install zip from sdcard using the Volume Up/Down Keys, and click on the Home key to enter. Then select choose zip from sdcard and in the next screen navigate to the GApps file  and install it.
  5. Next, again go to the advanced section and select fix permission.
  6. Once, that is done, reboot/restart the phone and voila! You now have CyanogenMOD 10.1, Jelly Bean on your device!!

Install Facebook Home.apk on Almost Any Android Device

All those who are dying to install and try out the New Facebook Home App, but are unfortunately not able to do so because either their device or country not being supported, good news are here!! The modaco.com founder PaulOBrein has patched the Facebook apps so they can be installed on almost any device without rooting them.

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For all the people, who have the supported devices but country not being supported:

  1. Install the latest version of Facebook App and Facebook Messenger App from the Google Play Store
  2. Install the Patched Version of Facebook Home from here.

For the people with unsupported devices:

  1. Download the patched Facebook App, Facebook Messenger App and the Facebook Home App.
  2. Install all the three apps and you are good to go!!

All those looking for the original forum post by PaulOBrien can head over here.

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

 

ICS Beta1 for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000

The most recent development in the Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) is that XDA Developers have been successful in releasing the Beta update for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000.
 
Warning: This release is only for the International version of SGS GTI9000
 
Any one interested in installing the beta ROM on their devices can download the ROM & Kernel from here.
 
In case your phone is not rooted, you need to root it first. (Warning: Rooting as well as installing this ICS update will void your warranty)
 
In order to install theICS you need to first ensure that you have the latest superuser 3.0.6 installed on your rooted device. You can get the superuser from here.
 
 Once you have downloaded the superuser and copied it to the root folder in the sdcard, switch off your device, enter into recovery mode by pressing the Volume Up, Power off and Home key at the same time. Then, navigate to the “Install zip from sdcard” option. In this, navigate to the “Choose zip from sdcard” option and select the Superuser-3.0.6-efgh-signed.zip file and flash it.
 
 
Next, copy both the rom and kernel files to the root folder of your phone and do as follows:
If all the above instructions are followed correctly, you should be able to run ICS smoothly on your device.

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