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How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 to Android 4.0.4 ICS with the AOSP Elite ROM
Wednesday 18th of April 2012
Many of you know that Samsung isn’t going to give us an early release of the Android ICS 4.0 for the Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000. Although, we did get the Value Pack that has a few ICS 4.0 features and it comes with TouchWiz 4, which is a step forward, but not the big step that many of us were waiting for.With the Value Pack left aside, you can now update the Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 with an unofficial version of the Android ICS 4.0.4 which bears the codename AOSP. This Elite ROM of the ICS 4.0.4 seems to be ported from the Galaxy Nexus’ Android 4.0.4 update and is in its beta stage, but be without worries, because the ROM is stable and reliable enough for your daily use.The Android ICS 4.0.4 update for Galaxy S GT-I9000 comes packed with a lot of improvements and new features (oh look at the elephant in the room), like better performance, the Sony Bravia Engine for a more vivid visual experience, multitasking similar to the Windows Phone 7, Face Unlock, enhanced stock browser and many others. Enough chitchat, let’s get down to business and install the Android Ice Cream Sandwich
How can I update the default stock browser (com.android.browser)?
Saturday 02nd of March 2013
I have version 2.3.3 of the stock android browser on my phone. I know there are newer versions out that support features that I want which are not available in 2.3.3. However, I do not see any upgrades available, and in fact the stock browser does not even show up in the Google Play store.I figure I probably need to manually install from somewhere, but where do I find the necessary files and how do I perform the upgrade? Note: I am not interested in upgrading to a newer version of Android.
How to upgrade the Desire HD to Android 4.0.3 ICS
Thursday 06th of September 2012
HTC Desire HD owners may have been let down and have lost hope in upgrading their phone to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich after the announcement for an official updated was retracted. Hardware limitations were main reasons why the update didn’t push through, but despite that, our brilliant developers still found ways to make the update possible.The Nik Project X ROM, developed by XDA Developers member nikhil007mmus, is an ICS-based ROM that features all the goodies one can expect from Android 4.0. Some of the notable features incorporated into this ROM are a faster stock browser, face unlock, and the latest Sense 4.0 UI which adds to a more visually-appealing interface. With this ROM, owners of the device will be able to experience the OS that they were deprived of.Although this ROM is stable enough for everyday use, still keep in mind that it may carry a few bugs. Just check the official development page of this ROM for updates or additions.This guide shows you how to upgrade the Desire HD to Android 4.0.3 ICS via Nik Project X custom ROM.WarningThe instructions in this guide
Guide: How to Get the Chrome Browser to Work On Custom ICS ROMs
Tuesday 28th of February 2012
Last week we reported that the most recent Chrome Beta update broke compatibility for some custom Android 4.0 ROMs. The update proved to be beneficial on devices that are running stock ICS so I wanted to figure out a way to get it up and running on my rooted Galaxy Tab 10.1 running a CM9 kang. Apparently some of the custom ROMs have a build.id and display.id that reflect an Android version other than ICS even though they actually run Android 4.0. There is a simple workaround for this and I will give you a quick walk-through in the video below. Basically you will just need to make sure your build.id and display.id read IML74K.If the thought of editing your build.prop file sounds daunting to you, maybe you should just wait until the developer updates the ROM in the future. If this sounds like something you can handle then check out the video and let us know in the comments if it worked and what ROM you are running. By the way, anything you do to your device is at your own risk, myself or Talk Android will not be held responsible for any problems you may encounter. Happy hacking! Vi
HOW TO: Easy manual update to latest OTA Update
Thursday 04th of February 2010
No computer required! - For all users wishing to update who are still waiting for the official OTA update and cannot wait any longer, do not despair! There is another way, follow these instructions! Note: These instructions are for users with stock ROM and stock recovery ROM (I.e. anyone who hasn't tried rooting their phone! See this page on MoDaCo forum for update instructions if you have rooted your Nexus already.)Go to Android Market and search for AndroZip, Download & InstallOpen your browser and type in http://tinyurl.com/ycfg2xr to open this page from your phone (unless your already reading this page on your phone!) then click one of the following links to download the update:https://android.clients.google.com/u...9.a487b405.zipOR THIS (Same file, different server)http://www.romraid.com/paul/nexusone...9.a487b405.zipOpen AndroZip from the Apps menu (Do not open the ZIP directly from downloads menu)From AndroZip, go to the ./sdcard/download folderHold down on the zip file you just downloaded until a menu appears, select 'Rename'Rename the file to update.zip, press OKHold dow
Upgrade the Galaxy Tab 7.7 T859 to official Android 4.0.4 ICS build UVLH6
Friday 28th of September 2012
If you have a T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 SGH-T859 and you just can't contain your excitement in receiving the official Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) firmware update over-the-air, you always have another way to update your tablet officially. Although this method entails more patience and hard work since you'll make use of Odin, the results will surely make up for it.Now that your tablet will run on an improved Ice Cream Sandwich UI, it is bound to have a faster stock browser, new multitasking menu, better battery life, and all the goodies you have been patiently waiting for to arrive on your device.If, for some reason, you can't receive OTA firmware updates, you can always resort to updating manually.This guide shows you how to upgrade the Galaxy Tab 7.7 T859 to official Android 4.0.4 ICS build UVLH6 manually.Warning The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the T-Mobile Galaxy Tab 7.7, model number T859. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.The information in this guide is provided for instru
How to flash official AOKP Jelly Bean Build 4 for the Nexus 7
Tuesday 23rd of October 2012
The Asus Nexus 7 is the first Android tablet that came with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. The tablet introduced the smoothness of Project Butter, the responsiveness of Google Now, and other cool features brought by the latest update.Aside from stock ROMs, numerous custom ROMs based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean exist for users to flash on their Nexus 7. This doesn't mean, though, that stock Android 4.1 Jelly Bean performs poorly on the tablet. In fact, its performance is quite excellent. However, custom ROMs offer more cool features and added theme support.For the Google Nexus 7, XDA Developers member Stephen.k.spear shares the official AOKP Build 4ROM. This new build brings new features in the ROM, such as the customized NavBar Ring on tablets, taking screenshots directly from the NavBar, USB mass storage emulation on some devices, shake to disable an alarm, and many more.This ROM is still a work in progress and may carry some bugs. Some users report that they experience force close errors in the stock browser, which can be solved by using a third-party browser app.Thi
Stock browser randomly closes
Saturday 15th of September 2012
This started yesterday. The stock browser randomly closes while I'm reading through a webpage. It seems to happen mostly when I'm scrolling down or up a page. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this? I run stock os with the most recent update. Sent from my ASUS Transformer Pad TF700T using Android Central Forums
Android browser crashing
Monday 29th of April 2013
I have an HTC Inspire with Android 2.3.5. Last night my stock browser kept crashing on two particular Wikipedia pages. I cleared the cache and even went to Menu > Settings > Apps and cleared data for the browser (which also erased my bookmarks). It still crashed on those pages. Wouldn't you be surprised if you kept crashing on ordinary Wikipedia pages? No other pages crashed. This morning I can't get it to crash any more. (1) I've read that anti-malware programs for Android are not very good - someone tested them and the free ones found only 10% of malware they should have found. Paid ones were slightly better. Are there any malware scanner apps that are good? I prefer ones that aren't always running. (2) Are you supposed to update the stock browser? If so, how do you do it? It might be automatic. (3) Do you think I should upgrade to a newer Android? When I went from 2.3.3. to 2.3.5, it took a long time and I didn't like some of the changes. Notes: I can't get Chrome because you have to have Android 4.0 or later. Does your stock browser often crash for no apparent reason? I've
Why cant I type in the URL field in stock browser on my HTC ONE M7 after firmware update?
Wednesday 17th of December 2014
My phone recently updated itself to the android 4.4.2 firmware and HTC sense 6.0. Since then, when I open up the stock browser (this happens in chrome too) the touchscreen will not allow me to access the url field at the top of the screen. I can touch the tabs icon just to the right of the url field, or the settings just to the right of that and both work just fine, but it will not put the cursor into the url field to allow me to search, or type in a url. However, if i tilt my phone sideways, the browser reorients to landscape view, and the functionality of the url field returns. I can tap it, the keyboard shows up and i can enter my search query or url just fine. I have tested other apps to see if that area of my touchscreen is just no working, but it works just fine in everything i have tried, with the exception of internet browsers, so it is not the screen itself. This is an extremely frustrating issue. Does anyone know how to fix this/has this happened to anyone else?