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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Android 4.0.1 ICS Beta Release for SGS2 is here!

As the title indicates, the Beta Release of Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.1 for Samsung Galaxy S 2 is here!
The guys from have made us a surprise earlier today, also they provided a youtube video of the beta release.

Download link (courtesy of sammobile): here (pass:

Its kinda early to tell, but this looks very bad, not a dig difference from Gingerbread, except for some blue icons in the notification bar and some "improvements" to the settings menu, which i find very cluttered. It was expected from Samsung to strap on the TouchWiz interface on top of ICS, but not at this entry level... its like they didn't even try to make a difference, they just changed the rom version and named it I9100XXKP1.

We will just have to wait and see what the future beholds!

In the mean time, for those interested in an ICS feel for your S2, take a look here, here and here. If you like one of these themes, i recommend the CheckRom Revolution HD v4 as a base for them.


V2 available, I9100XXKP2: link

Use Odin3 v1.85 to flash this if you want to test it.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Samsung vs iPhone 4Shit - Amazing Commercial!!

Just watch it, if you're an Apple fan, please don't cry... this really is the world we're living in, you don't need to sleep in front of a store for an overpriced piece of crap! if you're a Samsung fan, you'll surely get a good laugh out of this great spot ;)


Thursday, November 3, 2011

How to root the Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 - the easy way, one click tool / no kernel flashing!

That's right, you read it well, no more flashing kernels to get root on your Android device, some guys from the xda forums finally got it done and we can all benefit from this amazing new tool. We all know the previously OneClickRootTool, but it seems that the dev never got it to actually work with the Galaxy S2, but fear no more, root is finally here for those who don't want to mess with Odin.

The tool is called, Easy rooting toolkit, created by DooMLoRD, using exploit zergRush (Revolutionary Team). Credits go to all those involved in making this possible!

Here's what the script does for you:
(1) root ur device using zergRush exploit
(2) install Busybox (1.18.4)
(3) install SU files (3.0.5)

Be sure to check all this stuff before you get started:
(1) make sure u have installed adb drivers for your device
(2) enable "USB DEBUGGING" from (Menu\Settings\Applications\Development)
(3) enable "UNKNOWN SOURCES" from (Menu\Settings\Applications)
(4) [OPTIONAL] increase screen timeout to 10 minutes
(5) connect USB cable to PHONE and then connect to PC

#all you have to do is hit "runme.bat" and be prepared to get full ownership over your phone, you'll be amazed what it can do after you get rid of all the stock crap.

This script can also un-root your phone, if you ever need this for warranty issues.


Update 1, v2 available:

Update 2, v3 available:

Update 3, v4 available:

With newest zergRush binary (21 Nov 2011) and few corrections/additions to script.

Be sure to check the original thread @ xda forums and give some love to all the devs who made this tool possible, if you can afford it, even a little donation would be recommended.

This is not my work, i just spread the word - Root it, Own it!

Confirmed to be working on the following devices:

Sony Xperia X10 (GB firmware)
Sony Xperia Arc
Sony Xperia Arc S
Sony Xperia Play [R800i/R800x]
Sony Xperia Ray
Sony Xperia Neo
Sony Xperia Neo V
Sony Xperia Mini
Sony Xperia Mini S51SE
Sony Xperia Mini Pro
Sony Xperia Pro
Sony Xperia Active
Sony Xperia Live Walkman
NTT Docomo Xperia ARCO SO-02C
Samsung Galaxy S2 [GT-i9100/i9100P/i9100T]
Samsung Galaxy S II for T-Mobile (SGH-T989)
Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T (SGH-I777), Skyrocket (SGH-i727)
Samsung Galaxy S II LTE Rogers Canada (SGH-I727R), Android version 2.3.5, Baseband version I727RUXKJ7
Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4g Touch
Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE (SHV-E120S)(korea)
Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE (SHV-E110S)
Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE Japanese version (carrier DoCoMo) [SC-03D] (2.3.6) {OMKK3}
Samsung Galaxy i9100G
Samsung Galaxy S [i9000B] & [i9000 2.3.3 (PDA I9000BOJV8, Phone I9000XXJVO, CSC I9000GDTMJV7) and german T-Mobile branding], XWJVW (2.3.6)
Samsung Galaxy S 4G (aka SGH-T959V)
Samsung Galaxy S Plus (GT-I9001) OS 2.3.3 and 2.3.6 (I9001ZSKP6) & 2.3.4 firmware (i9001XXKP4)
Samsung Galaxy Mini GT-S5570 (GB only)
Samsung Galaxy Mini Pro i5510
Samsung Galaxy W [i8150]
Samsung Galaxy Y
Samsung Galaxy Tab [P1000] (2.3.3 firmware), [P1000N]
Samsung Galaxy Note [N7000]
Samsung Galaxy Player YP-G70 2.3.5 (GINGERBREAD.XXKPF)
Samsung Galaxy Ace (2.3.3, 2.3.4 firmware)
Samsung S5670 FIT DDKQ5 2.3.5
Samsung Nexus S [i9023] (2.3.6)
Samsung Nexus S 4G 2.3.7
Samsung Galaxy Nexus S [i9020] (2.3.6)
Samsung Exhibit (SGH-T759)
Samsung Exhibit 4G (SGH-T759) (2.3.3) Build UVKE8
Samsung Epic 4G
Samsung Captivate i897 UCKH3
Motorola ATRIX
Motorola Milestone 3 [ME863 HK]
Motorola Milestone 2 with Gingerbread
Motorola XT860, Bell XT860
Motorola Defy+
Motorola Droid X sys ver 4.5.605 w/ gingerbread
Motorola Droid X2 (2.3.4) Sys ver 1.3.380.MB870.Verizon.en.US Build 4.5.1A-DTN-150-30
Motorola XT883 (China Telecom)
Motorola XT862 (Verizon Droid3)
Nexus One (2.3.6 stock)
LG Revolution
LG Nitro HD
Vizio VTAB1008 Tablet
Huawei IDEOS U8150 (2.2)
HTC Sensation (S-OFF only)
Acer Liquid Mini (2.3.5)
Acer Liquid Metal (2.3.6)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Android Market v3.2 apk download from ICS

Noua versiune a aplicatiei Android Market, extrasa din noul sistem de operare Android, Ice Cream Sandwich.
Puteti incerca sa instalati aplicatia peste cea veche, daca nu merge, trebuie sa aveti telefonul root-at pentru a merge mai departe.

Download link

Instalare (Root):
Deschideti Root Explorer, intrati in system/app, redenumiti vending.apk in vending.apk.bak, copiati aplicatia descarcata de aici si setati urmatoarele permisiuni:
 Ok, reset tel si asta e tot!

Google+ Plus v2.0 apk download from ICS

Noua versiune a aplicatiei Google Plus, extrasa din Ice Cream Sandwich, noul sistem de operare Android 4.0, care va echipa viitorul Nexus Prime.

Download link / mirror

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A inceput concursul nr.4 pe, premii substantiale!

Dupa cum ne-au obisnuit, cei de la DeviceR au lansat un nou concurs, de data asta se vor acorda 19 premii pentru 11 castigatori. Premiul cel mare este un Netbook Lenovo cu licenta de Windows 7. Tot ce aveti de facut este sa urmati linkul de mai jos pentru a ajunge direct la postul dedicat concursului, mai departe trebuie sa dati Like pe cateva pagini de fb si sa va abonati la newsletter-ul DeviceR si Vexio, atat de simplu!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

iPad 2 fail, un moft de 40 milioane

Am in teste de cateva zile un ipad2, primul meu device de la Apple, cu siguranta si ultimul. Dupa ce m-am chinuit aproape o ora sa-mi fac un cont fara carte de credit, am descoperit cu stupoare ca nu exista nici un fel de aplicatie pentru managementul fisierelor, o mare tampenie dupa parerea mea.

Conectat la pc este detectat de Windows ca un Imaging Device, tot ce poti face este sa descarci pozele de pe el, atat! Bine ca merg si astea separat de rahatul acela de itunes.

In continuare raman uimit de pretul super exagerat al acestui moft, aproape 40 mil pentru o jucarie cu margini rotunde, la banii astia iei 2-3 Xoom-uri pentru toata familia, un aparat de o mie de ori mai performant decat acest mar stricat.

Cam atat, nu prea am ce sa mai povestesc altceva, un device pentru fitosi, bun sa te afisezi cu el in dorobanti la o cafea citind revista ciao in format electronic, pentru adevaratii cunoscatori exista o singura varianta: Android!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Galaxy Note - Tableta Smartphone cu ecran de 5.3''

Samsung a prezentat astăzi la conferinţa de la IFA Berlin noul dispozitiv Galaxy Note, un hibrid  smartphone-tabletă, astfel pavand drumul pentru o noua categorie de gadgeturi.

Galaxy Note are un ecran de 5,3 inchi HD Super AMOLED, care e descris ca fiind „cel mai mare şi cel mai de calitate display din industria smartphone-urilor.”

Terminalul are inclus în corp un S Pen, care înlocuieşte stylus-ul arhicunoscut. S Pen-ul dispune de o sensibilitate ridicată la presiunea pe ecran, ceea ce înseamnă o redare extrem de reală a scrisului şi a desenatului pe dispozitiv.

Caracteristicile acestui dispozitiv sunt de ultimă generaţie: procesor dual-core de 1.4GHz, sistem de operare Android 2.3 Gingerbread, camere de 8 respectiv 2 megapixeli, o baterie de 2.500 mAh şi cântăreşte doar 178 grame, destul de impresionant pentru mărimea produsului.

Disponibilitatea lui Samsung Galaxy Note in Romania este încă necunoscută, dar prețul va fi situat undeva intre 700-900 Euro, sustin sursele oficiale.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Facebook Messenger v1.0 apk pentru Romania

Aplicatia abia lansata inca nu este disponibila pentru utilizatorii de Android Market din Romania, dar baietii destepti cu telefoane root-ate din SUA s-au gandit sa ne faca si noua un bine si sa dea drumul apk-ului pe interwebz.

Have fun: Facebook Messenger v1.0 - Download link / mirror

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Galaxy S update la Android 2.3.3 disponibil in Romania

O veste foarte buna pentru toți posesorii de Samsung Galaxy S, începând de astăzi updateul la Android 2.3.3 este disponibil in toate rețelele din România, precum si pentru telefoanele cumparate la liber.

Procesul este destul de simplu, rulati aplicatia Kies, iar restul de treaba este facut prin urmarea corecta a pasilor de pe ecran, nu prea aveti ce sa gresiti, poate doar sa va faca prostia aia de Kies probleme, atunci va astept cu un comentariu ca sa vedem cum ii dam de cap.

Spor la treaba!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Samsung Dive - Track & lock your stolen Galaxy S II or any Samsung Smartphone

I always wanted an app that can trace my phone and ring it, in case i might misplaced it or somebody wants to make bad joke or maybe i'm just not lucky and i end up with my phone stolen. But all the apps in the market are either expensive or they don't really work.
Seems like Samsung already figured this out for us and we don't even need to install anything on our phones, all you have to do is set up an Samsung Account, which is very useful for all kinds of things.

Go to, login with your account and you are ready to go, just hit "Find my mobile" and in a few minutes you'll get the exact location of your phone shown on the map, no need to activate the GPS on your phone, the web site does that for you. After that, there's a bunch of stuff you can do, like Ring it, Lock it, Wipe it, even get the call logs, so you can see exactly who's using your phone and for what. It's great!

Here are a few pics with the remote actions that can be performed:

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S II White

I personally don't like it, but for the iboys or sexy chicks it would definitely be a great device... or not, check it out:

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Root Samsung Galaxy S 2 - Android 2.3.3 / 2.3.4 in just one click!

The wait its finally over, CLShortFuse over at xda forums has announced the imminent release of his already famous root tool, SuperOneClick v2.0 - SGS2 Ready.

All you have to do its follow his topic or take a look at his own website to get the v2 of this amazing tool. 

"SuperOneClick v2.0 is done!
I made a Odin plug-in meaning SuperOneClick v2 can communicate with Samsung's Odin Flasher and flash in just one click.
Working on 100% Galaxy S II support"

V2.1.1 is out and working, get it here:

It seems like a lot of users have problems when trying to root the Samsung Galaxy S series with this latest version, but fear not, i haz a really handy fix for you, all you have to do it's to try an older version of the program.


New version available, PROPER WORKING release this time:

NO Root - CRT Screen Off animation for Samsung Galaxy S 1 / 2 / 3 + all Android phones

For those of you who want the screen off effect from Nexus series, but don't want to root your phone, i have found a small but great app, that can do just that, plus it has like 10 screen off effects and you can also use sound effects for lock / unlock screen.

You can put the shortcut on your home screen or even in the main dock for fast access, this way you can lock & close your screen in just a flash. Also, you can make a shortcut on your Lock Screen and you got all your phone covered.

Give it a try, here it is:

Screen Off and Lock (Donate) v1.14 - mirror

If you like this app, be sure to Rate it in the Market and buy / donate to support the developer. Google Play

Update: Currently working properly Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300.

Some pics: 


Saturday, May 7, 2011

DVD Cover - Exact Size in Photoshop - How to print

If u'r trying to make and print a dvd cover with special programs or plain windows soft you will soon realize that is not so simple to get it done.

I have tried several size and pixels / dpi settings, until i finally got the exact size for a perfect DVD Case cover, but i only got it to work doing the following 5 easy steps:

1. Open the image you want to use for cover in Photoshop (it's recommended to be a large size pic)

2. Resize it to 277mm(10,9") x 182mm(7,17") x 300 DPI

3. Save it as a .jpg file, let's say "testCS5.jpg" (select the max size, also the best)

If u try to print it now, the resulting cover will be oversized and you'll have to cut into the picture for it to fit the dvd case, so follow the next steps:

4. Convert "testCS5.jpg" to PDF, using any converter out there, i prefer Nitro PDF, it has a intuitive user interface and it also mounts a virtual printer for perfect converting of pictures / documents.

5. Print it: open the resulting "testCS5.pdf" in any pdf reader, Nitro or Adobe Reader and print it, you don't have to change any settings, just remember to select "Page Scaling: None", because it's already the exact size.

Some useful info:

DVD Cover size - 277mm(10,9") x 182mm(7,17") (front+spine+back)

Front / Back - 132mm(5,2") x 182mm(7,17")

Spine - 12mm(o,5") x 182mm(7,17")

Saturday, April 30, 2011

ESET Mobile Security for Android Beta

Eset finally released the mobile version of its well known antivirus software, compatible with all Android powered devices. It has a lot of cool features, like Remote Lock, GPS Localization, Remote Wipe and my favorite Call intercept, you can use this last one to block any incoming or outgoing calls.
Runs on any Android 2.0+ platform and the minimum requirements are: 600Mhz CPU, 256MB Ram and 5MB of internal storage space.

Have fun testing this Beta release, get your free version from here.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Root your Android phone with SuperOneClick root tool

Another great piece of software provided by the guys over at xda. All you have to do is follow a few easy steps and you're good to go. Please keep in mind that rooting your phone will permanently void the warranty and could possibly turn your phone into a nice looking piece of platic, but those are very rare cases, anyway you should proceed with care. Also, make sure you have read the documentation available all over the net for better understanding the root process and the terms of root, kernel, rom, firmware, etc...

Let's begin:
1. Download the software from the developer's webpage.
2. Activate the USB Debugging mode (Menu > Settings > Applications > Development >check USB Debugging Mode)
3. Install the drivers for your phone (most times those are installed automatically when you first connect your phone to the pc)
4. Connect your phone to pc and press Root.

You're done!

Samsung Galaxy S II Original Live Walpapers

Some smart guys were able to extract those beautiful live wallpapers from the Galaxy S II system dump, all you have to do is install them on your Android device just like any other app.
Those live wallpapers, named Beach and Windmill have the ability to display live weather conditions directly on your background. The animations will change according with the current weather, if it rains outside, the wallpapers will display live rain drops, if it snows, the screen will freeze along with some snow flurries. They're just great, try them!

Download them from: here - mirror

Top 5 Android Apps - April 2011

These are the top 5 apps that i have installed & tested this month.

1. mVideoPlayer - This has to be the best replacement for any stock video player. It has a very intuitive UI, its able to play all video file types that are supported by your phone and the most important fact, it also has subtitle support with size, color, placement and font settings. You can get the free version from the Android Market or you can download the Pro 2.8.2 version from here. Be sure to donate / buy this app if you like it!

2.  GPS Test Plus - A very useful tool for testing your gps signal and all the information provided by the satellites, like your exact position (within a few meters), speed, altitude, etc... It also shows you the number of satellites that are "In view" and "In use". You can get the free version from the Android Market or you can download the Plus 1.1.3 version from here. Be sure to donate / buy this app if you like it!

3. Tapatalk Forum App - This application allows you to access all the vB, phpBB, IPB, SMF forums that  have the Tapatalk plugin activated. It beats hands down any mobile browser, you will view all your forums in a very attractive way, you'll also be able to edit / moderate them. It has no free version, you can buy it from the Android Market or you can download v1.11.6 from here. Be sure to donate / buy this app if you like it!

4. Beautiful Widgets - A set of widgets that run on any Android device, it includes clocks widgets, weather widgets, date widgets and toggle widgets with skins/themes support. The weather clock widget can be skined to look exactly like the stock one from the HTC devices. It has no free version, you can buy it from the Android Market or you can download v3.52 from here. Be sure to donate / buy this app if you like it!
Bonus: If you can't download skins from within the app, get them from here.

5. Advanced Task Killer - The best tool for killing applications that run in the background and lower your phone performance, it will also save some battery life. Please read the app documentation before using it, the Android OS is meant to run smoothly with some apps running all the time, do not over kill them, you could damage your system stability. You can get the free version from the Android Market or you can download the Pro 1.9.6B73 from here. Be sure to donate / buy this app if you like it!

Blogger app for Android

You can write your blog posts directly from your Android powered smartphone, no need to use the mobile browser, just go to Android Market and look for the Blogger App, its free and very easy to use.

This is my first post sent from the Blogger app for Android.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Android 2.2.1 Update pentru Samsung Galaxy S disponibil via Kies

Este oficial! Cei de la Samsung Romania au confirmat update-ul la Android 2.2.1 pentru utilizatorii de telefoane Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000 din orice retea. Stirea a fost postata pe pagina oficiala de Facebook / Twitter si pe blogul celor de la Samsung acum o ora. Totodata vine si update-ul la Android 2.2 Froyo pentru telefoanele Galaxy 5 si respectiv Galaxy 3.

Asa ca, fuga repede la pc si dati drumul la Kies, va recomand sa inchideti toate celelalte programe si sa lasati Kies-ul sa-si faca treaba, si-asa se misca destul de greu, nu este nevoie sa mai ruleze alte n'spe programe in background ca sa-l incetineasca si mai mult.

Va astept cu pareri si impresii despre functionalitatea acestui update, deocamdata trebuie sa ne multumim cu ce avem, avand in vedere ca update-ul oficial la Android 2.3 Gingerbread pentru SGS in Europa a fost retras datorita unor bug-uri destul de nasoale.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Root your Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000 with One-Click tool

The guys at xda forums are always busy working on improvements and custom stuff for our mobile phones. That's also the case of the Senior Member, TGA_Gunnman, who has relesed some time ago a One-Click tool for rooting the Samsung Galaxy S phones. This small and awesome tool works for both Android 2.1Eclair and 2.2Froyo.

Here's what you need to get started:
Samsung Drivers for your pc, if you don't have them already, here's the download links for x86 / x64
Net Framework v4, if its not installed, get it from here NFv4
One-Click Root Tool, link / mirror

Now let's get strated:
1. Enable USB debugging mode on your device, go to Menu > Settings > Applications > Development and check USB Debugging Mode
2. Extract the contents of the downloaded one click tool archive to any folder in your pc.
3. Connect your phone to the computer and start the "Galaxy S I9000 One-Click Root.exe" file
4. Just select One-Click Root 2.1 or 2.2 on the screen and follow the onscreen command mode instructions to complete the root process.
That's all!

Disclaimer: Please attempt this guide at your own risk. Androidum won’t be responsible in case your device bricks or any other damage occurs due to this method.

credits go to TGA_Gunnman @ xda-forums 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Best GPS Fix for Samsung GT-i9000 Galaxy S

As you may have noticed, the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone has an annoying issue with the built-in GPS, it's almost impossible to get a fix on a satellite if you're inside a building, outside it works a little bit better, but sometimes the signal is lost or it displays the wrong speed / address.
Well, many of us have tried with different custom rom's or system specific tools, but with no luck. And i'll tell you why, because its an HARDWARE issue, check this out:

All you have to do is open the back cover of your phone and to the upper right (near the speaker) you'll find the GPS antenna. It is covered with some kind of black plastic tape.
Now, just apply some pressure to the very top of the antenna with your finger (the area marked with the red circle), not the middle or bottom, that makes it worse.

Open a GPS test app ( i use GPS Test Plus v1.2.1 - mirror) and check how fast you'll get a GPS signal / fix. You can try it before and after, to see if there's an improvement for you.
If it works on your phone, all you need to do is simply attach a small piece of double sided tape or similar to the top of the antenna so that when you put the back cover on again their is pressure on that spot.

Hope this will finally solve your Samsung Galaxy S GPS issue.

credits for this fix go to allottios & sxi200 @ xda forums, thanks guys ;)