Install DarthStalker Android 4.1.1 Custom ROM on T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 T999
Sunday 30th of December 2012
DarthStalker is a custom release based on the Android 4.1.1 JB UVDLJA Firmware. It is a stable ROM for your T-mobile Galaxy S3 and if you want to install it, then you will need to read this entire tutorial.You don’t even need an explanation regarding this ROM’s name and the only thing you need to know is that it’s rooted, zipaligned, deodexed, it comes with init.d support, battery and performance tweaks have been added along with improvements for 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi overall speed. Also, it seems like it packs the Galaxy Note 2 Polaris Office 4.0 along with Paper Artist.If you want to correctly install the ROM and, at the same time, avoid losing any important data in the process, then you should read the guidelines below: This is a tutorial guide that works only with the T-Mobile variant of Samsung Galaxy S3 model number T999. Don’t try to flash these files on any other Android device as you might end up bricking it.Your phone should be rooted and running CWM or TWRP Recovery.Use the custom Recovery mode and create a NANDROID backup of your currently installed ROM
HTC Amaze 4G getting Ice Cream Sandwich update starting today
Monday 21st of May 2012
As it was foretold, the T-Mobile HTC Amaze 4G has begun getting its Ice Cream Sandwich update. The push to Android 4.0 isn't going to hit everyone at the same time, so don't fret if you don't get it right this second.Here's the full changelog:Android version 4.0.3 / Software version 2.14.531.3710RDApproved 5/21/2012New FeaturesAndroid 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)Sense 3.6System bar enhancements to easily view recent apps.Re-sizeable widgetsLock screen actions including pull down notifications and adjust volume while device is locked.Data usage controls.Face UnlockHome screen foldersImproved battery lifeImprovementsImproved text input and spell checkingImproved menu structurePrerequisitesOTA or Manual updateDevice is running Android version 2.3.4 / Software version 1.43.531.3, 1.36.531.5, or 1.36.531.6Device software is not rootedMore than 50% battery lifeData or Wi-Fi connectionSource: T-Mobile; more: Amaze 4G forums
[Deal of the Day] Gold Box deal knocks $50 off the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Wi-Fi or LTE Versions
Monday 10th of December 2012
If the new Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablet is on someones wishlist for the holidays, now is a pretty good time to grab one. Amazon is currently running a special promotion via their Gold Box deals for all variants of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablet. Using the special promo code – FIREHD89 – you get an additional $50 off the price of the tablet. You would need to hurry though because this deal is only good for today, December 10th. Once the date rolls over you will be back at regular price again. Don’t forget that if your Fire HD to exclude the special offers you will need to spend an additional $15. Hit up any of the links below to head straight to the page of the Fire HD 8.9 that you are after. Your memory choice and special offer choice is on the same page, so no need to post links for each version.Order – Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ Wi-FiOrder – Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G LTE Wireless
AT&T to carry Samsung Galaxy Camera in "coming weeks"
Thursday 04th of October 2012
AT&T today announced that they will be the carrier of choice for the recently-introduced Samsung Galaxy Camera. A press release just crossing the wire advises that it is set to touch down in the “coming weeks” but stopped short of anything specific. Also absent at this time, price.As a primer, the Galaxy Camera features a 4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCD screen, a 21x optical zoom lens and a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor. Running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the camera also boasts a quad-core 1 GHz processor and a slew of software touches for photo editing and uploading. Speaking of which, AT&T’s version of the Galaxy Camera is equipped for the carrier’s 4G (likely HSPA+) network.The Galaxy Camera is designed with several of the key content sharing features first introduced with the Galaxy S III including:AllShare Play - Locate Samsung HDTVs, laptops and other devices on the same Wi-Fi® network that are ready to receive photo and video files. Users can remotely access files from Galaxy Camera with other devices on their home network like a PC or Samsung Smart T
wi fi - Galaxy Nexus slow on WiFi wakeup
Wednesday 07th of November 2012
Performance question here : my Galaxy Nexus is really slow right after I connect it to a WiFi network after long periods not being connected to the internet. That doesn't happen on EDGE or on 4G, and after a while it goes back to normal.My first guess for the culprit is : the low latency of WiFi networks, combined with the (potentially large) number of apps waiting for a connection to wake up, can spawn a lot of threads, which get data almost immediately, and start processing it right away, all at the same time (unlike EDGE where data can take a while to download). Which obviously clog the CPU and RAM. Is there an app or conmand-line tool (phone is rooted and running CyanogenMod 10, btw) that can show me which ones are doing too much work?Off-Topic: As a developer, do you know of any tricks that can minimize that effect when syncing in background? Other than not doing it when unnecessary, of course!
Wi-Fi and 4G running at the same time...
Tuesday 30th of July 2013
Hello,I have the S4 and my supplier is AT&T for data usage. Recently, while I'm connected to my Wi-Fi sites (which are always strong connections by the way) my 4G or 4GLTE icon is showing beside the Wi-Fi icon. Sometimes I see the feed running through the 4G rather than the Wi-Fi and I'm getting frustrated because my phone just gave me a notification that I am reaching my limit this month with data usage. I saw posts about disabling Caller ID app but I assume that is just for Verizon because I don't see that app anywhere.
Wi-Fi and mobile data connected at same time?
Tuesday 09th of December 2014
I recently picked up an S5, great phone! But.......I use an app called "Qfile" to auto upload photos that I take to my NAS at home. I used this app flawlessly on my old HTC DNA. Photos would upload whenever I was on WiFi and I didn't even have to give it a second thought. With my S5 though, photos never auto upload via WiFi after I take them, the Qfile app sees that my phone is(or thinks that it is) still connected to mobile data and from what I'm seeing, it appears the S5 holds it's 4G LTE connection, even when WiFi is in use. Thus, the QFile app senses I'm connected to 4G LTE and won't upload the photos, because it assumes that since Im connected to 4G LTE, I must not be connected to WiFi. If I disable mobile data while connected to WiFi, the photos then automatically upload, but turning off mobile data to make the phone upload my photos isn't an optimal solution. Is there some setting I can tweak on the phone to make an app prefer WiFi? I wasn't able to find anyone else running into this problem and the QNAP(maker of the NAS and Qfile app) forums were no help. I thou