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Considerable amount of time has passed since Google released the AOSP sources for latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the masses. Since then we have been waiting and speculating that when Samsung will be releasing the official stock firmware based on Android 4.0.3 ICS for our beloved Samsung Galaxy SII. Although based on the most recent estimates final stock firmware ICS release for the Galaxy S2 is not not far away and its very likely to be released in the March. In the mean time, we covered a lot of ROMs such as MIUI, CM9 and other ROM releases for Read More >

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If you are a proud owner of the very powerful recently released Asus Transformer Primer based on the NVidia Tegra 3, you will be happy to know that latest Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 update is now available for it! According to the early impressions from Engadget this update does bring a number enhancements in particular the performance department. For example, the internet browser is far more snappier and faster now. Some website that used to take around 20 seconds to load now loaded in around 6 seconds which is a vast improvement. Also the navigation around the loaded webpages seems Read More >

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Check Fus is an interesting tool for all Samsung Galaxy SII, Galaxy S and most other Samsung Android mobile devices that allows to check the new firmware updates without running the Kies software. Which can be very convenient. As you can see in the features described below some of the feature are only available in the Pro version that is basically a paid version. For example, Pro version can automatically check the firmware updates, notify the user with the vibration and signal for a new firmware release. Pro version also don’t have any ads. * Automatically checks for new firmware Read More >

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For now many Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) users are anxiously waiting for the official release of the Ice Sandwich (Android 4.0.3) based firmware from Samsung to flash on their device to bring it up to date with the latest improvements and features in the ICS. However, as we mentioned in the past it will take some time – at least few more months before this official release comes through the Samsung channels. Of course, there are already some early builds of the popular community-driven firmware based on ICS for the SGS2 such as CM9 and MIUI that we reported in Read More >

Some time has passed since Apple pushed the final version of the iOS 5.0.1 out of the door, which included a number of important fixes for the iDevice users. Firstly, it fixed the well-known battery draining issues that many iPhone 3GS/4 and iPhone 4S users are experiencing with their devices upgraded to the latest iOS 5. At least this is what Apple claims! Secondly, original iPad 1 users got lucky because Apple has enabled the multi-touch gestures for them in iOS 5.0.1. This features was disabled in the iOS 5.0 for the iPad 1 users but was only available to Read More >

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We have already covered the AOSP ROM port of the Ice Cream Sandwich for the Samsung Galaxy SII (S2) and now another very interesting news bursts through. Namely an official Ice Cream Sandwich beta port for the Galaxy S2 has been leaked to the Internet! Based on the reports of the stability and functioning feature-set of the ROM, it seems as a very early beta. Don’t’ confuse it with the official release of the ICS firmware from Samsung as it will likely happen next year in the firs quarter. But at least for one thing, it confirms that Samsung is Read More >

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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the latest update to the popular mobile OS from Google that originally featured with the Galaxy Nexus but is now being under active porting effort for a host of other popular devices from different manufacturers. Even the Android community is actively updating the popular open source firmware such as CyanogenMod and MIUI for ICS. I just spotted a slightly older but interesting article on CNET that talks about the upgrade path and release schedule of the Android 4.0 for the devices from Google, HTC, LG, Motorola, Samsung and Sony. Plans from the most vendors Read More >

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Samsung Galaxy SII (S2) has to be one of the best all around Android mobile device available currently no matter from which perspective you look at it. We here at Inspired Geek love it for sure. In the past, we brought your more guides, tips&trick for this device than any other Android device. This includes the original rooting guide that was posted long time ago using the Odin and SuperOneClick tool. Later on, we brought a guide to root the Samsung Galaxy SII (S2) using insecure kernel flashing through the Odin to root the device. More recently, we brought you Read More >

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Normally you can flash and then use only one ROM/firmware on your Android phone unless some specific tool (a multi-boot kernel) is used to enable the option to boot multiple ROMs on the device. If you happen to have the Samsung Galaxy SII then a free app called LolBoot can be used to achieve this multi-boot functionality. More specifically, LolBoot will allow to dual-boot two completely independent ROMs on your SGS2 device. One firmware will be the primary one that will be booted normally. However, if the use recovery button combo (VOL-UP+HOME+POWER) then your Galaxy SII will boot in to Read More >

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We reported yesterday that Google has released the Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) source code (ASOP) and is now available for download. This is indeed a great news that not only means that Android device manufacturers will start moving to port the ICS to their respective smartphones and tablets, but it also implies that talented Android developer community can start working to port the Ice Cream Sandwich to community driven firmwares such as CyanogenMod and MIUI. We can expect that official firmware updates for many Android devices will take some time and may not be available before the first quarter Read More >

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