September 12, 2012
Galaxy Tab 2 can do phone calls, and several people use this 7″ device as a Phone. It looks ridiculous, but it is selling well especially in Asian markets.
Now with a hack, you can Make and receive calls using Galaxy TAB 10.1 3G version. Of course you need to be rooted in order to do this and would need an earpiece for Phone calling.
How to Make Phone calls from Galaxy TAB 10.1 3G P7500
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G [GT-P7500].
- You Must have Unlocked Recovery Mode. For Flashing .zip
- Any ROM based on Stock ICS 4.0.4 OR Jellybean CyanogenMod10 Or ICS CyanogenMod9 OR AOKP OR Stock ICS 4.0.4 Deodex OR Odex.
If you’re not on one of the supported ROMs listed above, try any of these ROMs:
- [Deodexed]Stock ICS rom XXLQ8 & Stock ICS rom XWLP5 - Get it Here
- [Official] Stock ICS rom XXLQ8 & Stock ICS rom XWLP5.
- [ROM][ICS] JellyBeanRom ICS - Get it Here
- [ROM][JB][CM10] Android 4.1.1 – CM10 Preview - Get it Here
- [ROM][GT-P7500] CyanogenMod 9 Nightlies Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G (P4) - Get it Here
Step 1. Reboot to Recovery Mode, Create a nandroid backup (just to be sure)
Step 2. Install File CWM_I9103XXLQ3_Modem.zip from here.
Step 3. Install File Voice Call Enable. this file varies by your ROM:
Download the Voice Call Enable Zip from here corresponding to each of the following ROMs
- [Stock] ICS 4.0.4 ROM Build 1.zip
- [CM10] JB 4.1.1 ROM Build 1.zip
- [CM9] ICS 4.0.4 ROM Build 1.zip
- [AOKP] ICS 4.0.4 ROM Build 1.zip
Step 4. Wipe Cache & Dalvik Cache.
Step 5. Reboot the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and yp=ou would now have a Phone app to make voice calls from the cell network.
Have fun making calls from Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G
March 18, 2012
You can now Install Android 4.0.3 ROM with HTC Sense 4.0 on Desire S, Desire HD. Since the One V is much newer and more powerful than the Desire devices, there could be a case for suggesting that the ROM may be rather unstable, but the developer claims that such things would never happen, the ROM would be a smooth experience on both older gen devices: Desire S, Desire HD.
In fact the ported ICS ROM is much faster than their native Gingerbread counterparts. However, at times there may be some gripes with camera, Wi-Fi hotspot, and SD card mounting functions, but these should get fixed soon, as per the developer.
How to Install Android 4.0.3 ICS on Desire S, Desire HD
Pre-requisites: Root your Android phone and flash ClockWorkMod Recovery on it, you can easily find tutorials for your Desire by googling ” Desire HD root gingerbread”
Step 1: Copy the ROM to sdcard directory on your Desire S or Desire HD and turn your device off.
Step 2: Press and hold the Volume Up + Power buttons until you get into ClockworkMod Recovery. Do a nandroid backup if you wish to stay safe.
Step 3: Do a wipe data/ factory reset, wipe cache partition and from advanced menu, wipe Dalvik cache.
Step 4: In main menu, choose install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard and select the .zip file. The process would start and would take couple of minutes.
Step 5: After flashing is complete, reboot. Bing, you will boot into Android ICS 4.0.3.
Enjoy the Official HTC ONE V’s ICS ROM on Desire S, Desire HD.
February 4, 2012
You can Enable Virtual buttons on Any Android Ice Cream Sandwich ROM (Android 4.0.x), with a simple trick.
You must follow the instructions below very carefully in order to get Virtual buttons on ICS.
Step 1: Use any: ES File explorer or Root explorer to copy system > framework > framework-res.apk to PC.
Step 2: Keep a backup of the original APK & Decompile the copied APK using APK Tool. APK Tool 1.4.3 would work fine.
Step 3: Open /res/values/bools.xml using a text editor, find config_showNavigationBar and set its value to true.
Step 4: (Optional) Optionally you can turn off backlight for your hardware capacitive buttons. To do this, edit arrays.xml. Search for config_autoBrightnessButtonBacklightValues and set all item values to ’0′ (i.e.zero).
Step 5: To avoid keyboard overlapping problem, you need to adjust the dimensions for the virtual buttons.Open dimens.xml, find navigation_bar_height and edit its value to something which suits you best. 37.0dip should be good.
Step 6: Compile the APK using aapt. Copy the modified APK back to system > framework.
You should now have enabled onscreen Virtual soft button for back, home and multitasking. Capacitive buttons will be disabled for some users, for others, they would continue to work.
January 15, 2012
Motorola is now pushing the Official update to it’s Motorola XOOM, giving it Android 4.0.3 ICe Ceream Sandwich. Xoom gets the stock Android ICS giving it the pure Google Experience. The update ICS 4.0.3 is available for Wi-Fi-only Xoom tablet, as of now.
If you have modified your device in anyway you will need to downgrade to build version HTK75D in order to proceed. The update is also only applicable to the U.S Wi-Fi Xoom. we’re not reposible for any damages caused for any other versions of Xoom tablet.
How to Flash / Install Android 4.0.3 Ice cream Sandwich on Xoom
Step 1: Download the zip and place it on a USB pen/flash drive.
Step 2. Connect the UB pen drive to Xoom using a host cable.
Step 3. R3boot into recovery:
Reboot and after the Motorola logo is displayed for approximately three seconds; press the volume down button. The Android recovery logo will appear in the top right hand corner, at this point press volume up to select it. Once booted into recovery the only thing you should see on screen is an Android logo. If you wish to dismiss this menu press the volume up and down buttons together.
Step 4. From the stock recovery menu, choose update from zip and then browse the zip file placed on flash drive.
Sit back and relax as recovery does its magic. You will reboot into Android 4.0.3 ICS soon after.
January 4, 2012
Galaxy Note along with Galaxy SII would be getting official Android Ice cream sandwich with TouchWiz UI soon, but if you are like us, and can’t wait, here’s a chance to flavor of Android ICS now.
CyanogenMod 9.0 brings ICS goodness to a large number of Android phones, tablets. It would bring little UI customization to the 4.0 as Holo theme would be mandatory to run Android market. (click image to expand)
How to Install Android Ice Cream Sandwich ICS 4.0 on Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000
Pre-requisite: Root your phone and have custom recovery like CWM installed.
or Watch the video below on how to Root Galaxy Note:
Let’s install Cyanogenmod 9 alpha that comes with ICS 4.0.3
Working: Wi-Fi, 3G/GPRS/EDGE Data and Calling, Audio, Touchscreen as well as the S-Pen, GPS
Not Working: Bluetooth (unstable), Battery Usage, MTP Mode, Camera
You’ve two ways to install ICS on Note. Either use Method I: Odin via Windows PC or Method II: directly flash zip via ClockworkMod recovery, latter is easier. Let’s follow Odin method first.
Method I: Install ICS using Odin
Step 1. Go to CWM recovery and do a full wipe in the Recovery mode before flashing.
Step 2. On Galaxy Note, enter Download Mode on your device by pressing Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button
Step 3. Start Odin. Load up the ROM in the PDA Section of Odin. Make sure not not to change any settings like Flash Lock, Re-Partition etc. Just use Auto-Reboot and F. Reset Time.
Step 4. After flashing make sure to boot into Recovery and do a full wipe. If you want you can adb push GAPPS to your device and install them accordingly.
Method 2: Installation using CWM
Step 1. Read FAQs.
Step 2. Copy GApps and CM9 ZIPs to your internal SDCard.
Step 3. Boot into Recovery, and “choose zip from sdcard” and flash CM9 zip.
Step 4. Next, flash GApps zip.
Step 5. Do a data wipe /factory reset and reboot.
Warning: Don’t use Titanium backup to restore apps.
Enjoy ICS goodness on Galaxy Note!
ICS on Galaxy Note Video:
December 18, 2011
ICS 4.0.3 brings performance improvements and bug fixes for couple of stuff. It also includes new APIs for video stabilization, etc.
Watch ICS 4.0.3 on Nexus S in action:
How to Install Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 on Nexus S
1. Download official zip: http://android.clients.google.com/pa…o/VQ8PQk_V.zip [128mb]
2. Rename it to update.zip.
3. Mount USB storage and Copy it over to the internal storage on your Nexus S.
4. Power off, then hold volume up and power to reboot to the bootloader.
5. Use the volume key to navigate, select recovery, then use the power button to select.
6. When you see the warning triangle and arrow, hold the power button and tap volume up. You’ll see a menu.
7. From the menu, select “apply update from /sdcard”, and choose update.zip from the list.
Wait till it updates your system, radio, and other partitions. When finished, choose “reboot system now”
Bingo, you now have ICS 4.0.3 running on your Nexus S.
December 13, 2011
Google first started with 4 hardware buttons: Back, Home, Search, Menu. With Ice Cream Sandwich, the got rid of all hardware buttons replacing with Virtual Button panel on-screen. Buttons are intact minus the Search and menu button.
Modaco custom ROM lets you customize the bottom virutal button panel to your needs.
Following on from my earlier ‘left hand’ patch, I now have a full set of UI patches for the Galaxy Nexus. These patches change the behaviour of the legacy menu button. Options are:
- Show legacy menu button on both sides
- Show legacy menu button on both sides and keep them active even when not visible
- Show legacy menu button on both sides and show a search button
- Show legacy menu button on both sides, keep them active even when not visible and show a search button
- Show legacy menu button the left hand side
- Show legacy menu button the left hand side and keep it active even when not visible
- Show legacy menu button the right hand side
- Show legacy menu button the right hand side and keep it active even when not visible
If you’d like to try it out, simply flash the appropriate update zip from below using ClockworkMod Recovery.
This is only tested on a device running the I9250XXKK1 / ITL41D ROM.
- Both sides - DOWNLOAD
- Both sides + menu button active when not visible - DOWNLOAD
- Both sides with search - DOWNLOAD -
more options at xda