More Posts to Come!

Hey so, I just decided to check back in on this thing and I’m shocked at the amount of hits I’ve been getting. I’m not sure exactly how many are real people, how many are bots, and how many are completely lost internet pedophiles, but I appreciate your traffic nonetheless! To salute you, I promise to post something random here once a day starting today, Wednesday April 4th. They may not be noteworthy, but at least I’ll be writing something. I’ve been working on a couple boot logos for my new Galaxy S2 and I plan on sharing those as well as some new Perry art work also for my phone. Any requests, comic ideas, or complaints about my lack of racial diversity* are welcome, just sound off in the comments, or email or tweet @ me.

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*complaints of any kind are unwelcome and will be shot on spot. Have a nice day! 🙂

Ice Cream Sandwich Anyone? Update: With Hands On Video!!!

If you’ve been holding out on installing that gorgeous looking (but not so beautifully running) Ice Cream Sandwich build until you can use that unlimited 3G you pay so dearly for (like myself), this latest version courtesy of the king himself might just change your mind. Yes, all radios are now working, including 3G, phone in/out, SMS in/out, and MMS in/out. Wifi was a little bit iffy (read: didn’t actually connect) in my testing, but the 3G works great including Market installs. This is a great improvement from V1 that was a crazy fast test build more or less. With working 3G, even without a camera, video playback, USB mass storage or working signal strength, the ability to use data everywhere as well as text and make calls means this is my new daily driver. Stability is remarkably good. I’ve only have Google+ force close in the background a couple times and that’s it so far. Granted, I’ve only had it a couple hours, but I’m very excited because it can only get better from here. And believe me, its pretty great already. Give it a flash yourself, but remember to repartition to a BML based ROM first as this one has differently sized MTD partitions. Also, the only way to get to recovery is via 3-finger and SuperUser has to have the binary flashed manually but it can be done via Rom Manager from the Market. Also, the new Google Music app and Music-enabled Market work great. Music syncs right up and lets me download the free song of the day. This was kind of a big deal for me, so I thought I’d include that. I’m gonna try and get a video uploaded of a quick hands on. I also posted a ~2100 in Quadrant with Voltage Control (which works!) set at 1300 noop and on demand. I didn’t have force GPU acceleration enabled and it hung for like 3 minutes on “Database read/write:        2/4” but finished. All the 3D modelling tests ran horribly, 15fps average. JT has already given so much for our phone, I’m unbelievably grateful to him. Can’t wait to get even more functionality! Stay posted over at the source link!

Source: RootzWiki

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~~~~~~~~~ UPDATE!!!!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I just got done with this (atrocious) hands on video for those of you who’d like to see how it runs without having to completely repartition your phone. Enjoy!

Android 4.0.1 ICS V2 Alpha Build on Samsung Fascinate

The Android App – Download Now!

Yes, you read that right. Through the magic of The Verge just became a little easier to access on your Android device. Sure it’s no natively developed application, but come on. It’s better than nothing! Plus it has that nifty icon! Hit the source link to get your download on, or you can just continue on with your day, manually navigating to their website when you could have just downloaded this simple app… It’s ok, don’t be shy.

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Download Link: HERE

OG Motorola Droid 1 Getting “Project”?

What’s this? An official “project” (update?) possibly coming for the grand daddy of Droids? One’s eyes tear up at the thought, am I right? As per an email sent out to members of the Motorola Feedback Network, it appears Motorola is preparing some kind of project for the 2 year old device. What is this project? Nobody can tell for certain, but here’s hoping some of that Ice Cream Sandwich might drip off the new Droid RAZR. A man can dream can’t he? I’ll have my wife’s Droid 1 at the ready, and I’ll post here if anything comes my way.

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Source: Droid-Life

P.S. I would like to publicly apologize for that horrible photoshop. I’m truly sorry.



Samsung Fascinate: Where are we now?

Good morning! In case you didn’t notice, it’s been a while since I posted anything. Well, to make up for that I’m posting a wrap up article here bringing you up to speed with everything that’s been going down for our beautiful little device. And boy has there been a lot!!!

  • CM 7.1.0 Goes Stable – The ubiquitous Cyanogenmod achieved “stable” status courtesy of an official post by the Cyanogenmod team in XDA. It’s not perfect by any means, but it really is a solid stable daily driver. All sensors work, the only finaggly detail is wifi fails to load at boot if it was enabled at shut down requiring an airplane mode toggle to restore. Other than that its a terrific place to start for anyone looking for their first custom ROM. Thread Link HERE
  • JT’s Vanilla Gingerbread AOSP Builds – Just updated last night, these build share a base with Cyanogenmod so are 99% stable but remove the options in exchange for a more streamlined pure AOSP look and feel. Several mods and themes are available for this ROM over at RootzWiki. Thread link HERE
  • EI20 Unofficial Gingerbread Build Breaks Cover – Nothing has been officially released OTA as far as Gingerbread goes, but the some users have managed to pull in a new build (newer than the leaked EC09) on select phones. They have kindly released this to everyone and the base is available to download as well as a number of TW based custom ROMs such as a TSM Resurrection build. Voodoo and OC accompanying kernels are available as well.  Thread Link HERE
  • Cyanogenmod 7.1.x Nightlies Available – In case stable just ain’t your thing, nightly builds have been around for some time now to help keep you and your Fascinate on the cutting edge. Newer features (beyond the “stable” build) include fixes for auto brightness, the 3-finger recovery, and higher version numbers. Thread link HERE, mirrors HERE.
  • Glitch Kernel for MTD Based ROMs – The terrific Glitch kernel is still at V12 and should be updated to V13 very soon. It brings much more OC/UV options, different CPU governors, and many extra enhancements to your CM/MIUI ROM. It’s crazy fast at any frequency and is highly recommended. There is also an app available in the Market for $5 to get early access to RC of V13. Thread link HERE
  • TSM PoolParty ROM (CM base) – This ROM is somewhere between JT’s plain Jane vanilla GB build and a full CM build. It uses JT’s base, but has TouchWiz parts built in (part of TeamSbrissenMod’s goal) as well as some extra lock screens and such. There are also several themes built for this ROM, although they may have to be update for the latest build pushed out last night. Thread link HERE
  • ICE CREAM SANDWICH!!! – This is by far the most exciting thread out there for me right now, even though the phone/SMS/3G/camera aren’t even fully working yet. If any of you were even slightly ecstatic after seeing screenshots and hands ons with the Galaxy Nexus, none of that can compare with the awesomeness of actually using and playing around with Android 4.0.1 on a real device. Not just any device, our Samsung Fascinate too! It’s surprisingly smooth being an SDK build lacking any graphical drivers at all and can only get better once the source code gets dropped. I would highly recommend at least making a backup and giving this ROM a shot at night just to mess around with. I cannot wait for more progress to be made and enyo over on XDA is just the guy to keep chugging away. Even without source, the list of things functional on this ROM is impressive. I will be keeping close tabs on this build for sure. Thread link HERE (Also, the thread is a little “lulzy” at the moment, don’t feed the trolls! 😛 )
That’s about it for now! Hopefully if you lost track of where things were at for the last couples of months (has it really been that long???) you’ll at least be kind of up to speed. I’ll be posting new articles about recent developments or anything related to ICS probably. I’ve got a fever; and the only prescription, is Ice Cream Sandwich. 😛
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Hands On: AR Blitz for Android (Free)

Got a video for ya, the first I’ve ever uploaded here. Yes sir, that’s me down there getting my grubby little fingers all over my pretty white Fascinate in the name of science. And science isn’t science unless it involves testing and cubes (Thank you Cave Johnson). Thusly, you can see both as I test out shooting virtual cubes around the desk in my living room. That is, until my untimely ending of the video. You’ll see.

Source: XDA App Thread, Android Market

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