Category Archives: Samsung

Transparent, Liquid Cell Phone


A concept cell phone with a liquid battery type, transparent AMOLED, and Aqua GUI. Designed by Ku  Bon-Seop.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1


Samsung has finally unveiled its next generation tablet “Galaxy Tab 10.1″ at Mobile World Congress. Contrary to the rumors, the tablet is called Galaxy Tab 10.1 officially instead of Galaxy Tab 2 or II.

It features dual core Tegra 2 processor, front facing 2 megapixel camera, 8 megapixel camera at back, gyroscope, Accelerometer, digital compass and proximity sensor. Empowered by Honeycomb (android 3.0) Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available with 16GB or or 32GB of storage.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Specifications:

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Samsung Galaxy S2 Leaked Picture ! Features Dual-Core CPU, Super AMOLED Plus Display


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Full high resolution press image of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S2 (or Galaxy S II) has been leaked in the wild. The new Galaxy S2 is said to be just 8.49mm thick, and it weighs around 116g. It packs 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 1Ghz Dual Core CPU, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, HSPA+, Bluetooth, WiFi 802.11b/g/n and more.


How To Sideload Android Apps on AT&T Samsung Captivate


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If you are using an AT&T Samsung Captivate, you must have noticed that the only way you can install apps is via the Android Market. If you attempt to install an app from an ‘.apk’ file, the device gives an error. The following procedure will enable app sideloading for your device.

You should attempt these steps at your own risk as these involve modifying the operating system of your device. Also, this workaround is useful only for the AT&T Samsung Captivate as other Samsung Captivate devices do not have this issue.

First of all, you will need to root your device. Next, grab and install BusyBox from the Android Market, run it and enable it by following the instructions. Finally, get an SQL Database Manager for your computer. You can use the SQLite plugin for Mozilla Firefox found here, or use another one of your choice. You will also need to download and install the Android SDK from here if you already don’t have it.

Now to get to the real deal, enable USB debugging on your phone by heading over to Settings >> Applications >> Development, and connect your phone to the computer via USB.

On your computer, fire up a command prompt window by right-clicking the command prompt shortcut and selecting ‘Run as administrator’, and browse to the ‘tools’ sub-folder of the folder where the Android SDK is installed. Once there, use the following commands:

adb shell
su
cp /dbdata/databases/com.android.providers.settings/settings.db /sdcard/settings.db
cp /dbdata/databases/com.android.providers.settings/settings.db /sdcard/settings.db.backup
exit
exit
adb pull /sdcard/settings.db %userprofile%\desktop

Do not close the command prompt yet, and fire up Mozilla Firefox. From the ‘Tools’ menu, click ‘SQLite Manager’. In SQLite Manager, click ‘Database’ followed by ‘Connect database’. Browse to the ‘settings.db’ file that we copied to the desktop in the previous step and once it opens, expand its tables.

Click ‘Secure’ and find ID 6 “install_non_market_apps”. Double click it and change its “value” from 0 to 1.

Close SQLite Manager, head back to the command prompt window that we left open earlier and use the following commands:

adb push %userprofile%\desktop\settings.db /sdcard
adb shell
su
cp /sdcard/settings.db /dbdata/databases/com.android.providers.settings
chmod 777 /dbdata/databases/com.android.providers.settings/settings.db
reboot

This will reboot your phone. Unplug it from the computer while it reboots, and you’re done. Now you will be able to sideload apps on your phone using “.apk” files.


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