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How to Install Leaked Android 4.3 Test Firmware on your Galaxy S4

How to Install Leaked Android 4.3 Test Firmware on your Galaxy S4

Guys at SAMMOBILE have made available the test firmware for the Galaxy S4, according to them it is a pretty stable build and brings with it a bunch of improvements as well as Samsung KNOX and Samsung Wallet. You can check out our full review of the test firmware  here. If you are interested in upgrading your S4 with some Android 4.3 love, then just follow the easy steps below: Instructions Download: I9505XXUEMI8_I9505OXAEMI8_I9505XXUEMI8_OXA.zip Extract (unzip) the firmware file Download Odin3 v3.09 (From here or here) Extract Odin .ZIP file Open Odin3 v3.09 Restart phone in download mode (Press and hold Home + Power + Volume down buttons) Connect phone and wait until you get a blue sign in Odin Add AP_I9505XXUEMI8_1715731_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 to AP Add BL_I9505XXUEMI8_1715731_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar to BL Add CP_I9505XXUEMI8_1715731_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 to CP Add CSC_OXA_I9505OXAEMI8_1715731_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 to CSC Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked Click start button, sit back and wait a few minutes. If you encounter any issues with the firmware (Any FC, Bootloop etc) –  (Then do step 15 and 16) Boot into recovery mode (Home+power+vol up) Choose to wipe/factory reset. (THIS WILL ERASE ALL OF YOUR DATA INCLUDING YOUR INTERNAL SD CARD!) Then choose reboot and you should be good to go! Note This test firmware will NOT increase your binary counter NOR void your warranty. This test firmware is a pre-release firmware and not official from Samsung.   We have fully tested this firmware and this firmware works perfectly as any other official firmware. Please also note that Talk Android Phones will not be responsible if anything were to happen to your device. So please if you are new to this then we do not recommend you to use this...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 gets Leaked Android 4.3 Test Firmware

Samsung Galaxy S4 gets Leaked Android 4.3 Test Firmware

  News for Android 4.3 for Samsung and HTC devices has been hovering around for quite some time. Earlier we gave you  the low down on Android 4.3 for the HTC One, now it seems to be the Samsung Galaxy S4’s turn. Thanks to our friends at SAMMOBILE we got our hands on the  Android 4.3 test firmware for the Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505). Samsung usually takes a while to release new versions of Android OS’s for its devices, as it has to update its Touch Wiz UX UI as well. According to our previous sources October is the confirmed month for the S4 getting the Android 4.3 update, so getting the test firmware right now will ease the wait for some people.  The full details of the test build are mentioned below.   Model: GT-I9505 Country: Open Europe Version: Android 4.3 Changelist: 1715731 Build date: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:48:24 +0000 Product Code: OXA PDA: I9505XXUEMI8 CSC: I9505OXAEMI8 MODEM: I9505XXUEMI8 Download:I9505XXUEMI8_I9505OXAEMI8_I9505XXUEMI8_OXA.zip   The update brings with a lot of stability improvements, making it more lag free (not saying Android 4.2.2 was lagging much).  Samsung Knox makes its debut with the test firmware and seems to be working without and hitch. It is basically Samsung’s security software for protecting your device. Samsung Wallet is also present in the update but right now you can not use it.  A new feature called Reading Mode which optimizes the screen for reading purposes but currently it works for some apps only. There are some UI improvements as well, but the main change we found which was a bit surprising as well that the update has improved the color reproduction of the display quite a bit, which makes the text even more sharper. (Which means the 1080p Full HD display just got better). We DO NOT recommend you using the update on your device if you are not used to trying ROMS on your device. If you are interested then just click on the lick above to download the firmware. Do note though that this is just the test firmware and Samsung are still developing it so we may find more changes when it is full and...

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YouTube to get Offline Viewing Mode in November

YouTube to get Offline Viewing Mode in November

Google had announced a few days back that YouTube will have a new feature which will change the way users view videos on it. What they meant was that now you will be able to view videos offline. Yes, you heard me correctly watching videos on YouTube without an internet connection. Though it has a catch, it will not be available for all videos and the videos you select to view offline you  have a 48 hour window in which to check in again to continue watching it or will go away. Google themselves were quite discrete about this whole new en devour, but thanks to All Things D we got a decent idea what to expect from the all new YouTube app. The new features would include: YouTube videos will still have ads Users can select “add to device” to make videos available offline Users have 48 hours to check-in in order to continue watching “offline” videos Does not apply to movie/tv shows for sale or rent Content creators will need to opt-out if they don’t want this new feature for their videos No mention of music videos According to the YouTube team this new feature will be available before the end of this year, so if the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 Kitkat are launching in October then this would probably be somewhere in November. Reason for this speculation is that Android 4.4 is rumored to have a whole new Gallery App, so maybe offline videos can be also viewed via the new Gallery. Whatever the case may be this is a very useful feature as not all have data packages on all the time, so those who prefer using Wifi and feel stranded during traveling this feature is perfect for you. What do you guys thinks about this new feature for YouTube. All in favor say...

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Samsung’s Next Windows Phone 8 is Codenamed Cronus

Samsung’s Next Windows Phone 8 is Codenamed Cronus

Samsung introduced their first Windows Phone 8 running smartphone the Galaxy ATIV S last year, but it has kept its main focus on Android smartphones. Nokia (now owned by Microsoft) is “the” manufacturer of Windows Phones and has established itself slowly in the market. Needless to say Samsung are not backing out of this area and according to our favorite leakster @evleaks they are about to launch a new Windows 8 running smartphone soon. The SGH-I187  is codenamed “Cronus” and is expected to come under AT&T’s banner. Sadly when it comes to specs the only confirmed thing we know is that it will be having  a 720p display, processor power or camera or anything else is still rumors only. According to the rumors though, Cronus will have 1GB of RAM will have 8GB internal storage and would be powered by the Snapdragon 400 chipset, which is not all that powerful, but then again this smartphone is expected to be in the budget category. The device though will surely be running on Windows Phone 8, but will be GDR2 or GDR3 that will be the...

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Is the next Android after Kitkat Ladoo?

Is the next Android after Kitkat Ladoo?

Android has taken over the world by storm and the Asian market is one of the biggest users of Android powered devices.  A group from  the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) have asked Google to name the next version of Android with an Asian desert name. As the alphabet “L” is next in line, they suggested it should be “Lassi” (a thick yogurt based drink popular in South East Asia). OR   Another group of students from IIT Kharagpur wants the name to be “Ladoo” a ball shaped sweet which is very popular in many parts of South East Asia, and is used in almost all festivities.  The students are hoping to appeal to Sundhar Pichai, Senior Vice President overseeing Android as he himself is a graduate of IIT Kharagpur. If you all interested in backing these guys then you can also sign their petition to Google  through their Android Ladoo Campaign website. What are your thoughts on the matter, what do you suggest the next Android name should...

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Samsung Galaxy S3 And Galaxy Note 2 To Directly Get Android 4.3 – [Rumor]

Samsung Galaxy S3 And Galaxy Note 2 To Directly Get Android 4.3 – [Rumor]

Rumors were that the Samsung was going to launch Android 4.2.2 for the Galaxy SIII and Galaxy Note II. The update was going to show up in July but now it has been further delayed to November. Now this set back may turn out to be a blessing in disguise as new rumors are stirring that the delay is caused by Samsung working on Android 4.2.2 as well as Android 4.3 for the Galaxy SIII, Galaxy Note II and the Octa version of the Galaxy S4. It would be a really nice pre-Christmas gift, if Samsung are able to launch the Android 4.3 OS till November or maybe December. Some of the highlights of Android 4.3 are Bluetooth LE, Wi-Fi Always Scanning and new notifications bar, so if Android 4.3 really is the cause of the delay, then the wait will be worth it. If those of you who wanted to try Android 4.2.2 for their Galaxy S3 they still can, then worry not thanks SamMobile you can download the leaked Android 4.2.2 firmware from the download link below. Download:...

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