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Tired of OTA's stealing your root access? OTA RootKeeper solves that problem for many Devices


Thursday 26th of January 2012 / androidspin.com
OTA RootKeeper, released a couple weeks back by supercurio – Project Voodoo, is a nifty little tool that will help you keep root access when downloading OTA updates, which (as of late) have been notorious for taking these privileges away. The app stores a protected copy of “su” for devices that are already rooted. If an OTA happens to break your root after installation, OTA RootBreak can easily restore it for you.The app works with any device using Ext3 or Ext4 filesystems and Google-style incremental update.zip and will not work on devices that rely on KIES, Odin, or older devices using YAFFS filesystems only.Typical systems where its perfectly effective:- Nexus S- Galaxy Nexus- Every Honeycomb tabletTypical system where the protection won’t work:- HTC Desire- Samsung Galaxy Spica- Samsung Galaxy S / SIIAdditionaly, OTA RootKeeper allows users to un-root their devices while keeping an “su” backup. This feature has been aimed at Android developers and allows them to test the functionality of their apps with and without root. The developer also st
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Android 4.1 for Sprint Nexus devices rolling out today


Tuesday 11th of September 2012 / androidauthority.com
Though it seemed that Sprint customers were going to see Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for their Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S 4G customers last week, the update is finally being rolled out today via an over the air update.The update brings new and improved features such as easier management of widgets, the ability to send photos with Android Beam, and improved search powered by Google’s Knowledge Graph. Voice search is now faster and according to Sprint, feels more natural. The notification system has received a major upgrade, allowing for making calls and viewing the Gmail inbox directly from the notification bar.Sprint makes a point of mentioning improved accessibility features. Gesture Mode, which combines touch and speech, has received improvements that make it much more useful for visually impaired users. Additionally, with Jelly Bean, users are now able to connect Braille input devices using either Bluetooth or USB.Since the update is over-the-air, Samsung Kies is not neccesary for the upgrade. Sprint says the update will download automatically as soon as your device is eligible
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T-Mobile Galaxy S III Now Getting Jelly Bean 4.1.1 Update


Wednesday 14th of November 2012 / androidheadlines.com
Yesterday was undeniably a day all for Google, with Android 4.2 finally hitting the world thanks to the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 10 but, with some phones out there, getting Jelly Bean in its 4.1 flavor is only just happening. This time around it’s the Galaxy S III on T-Mobile’s network that is getting treated to 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. When it comes to the crop of phones that went on sale earlier in the year, the S III is one of the first to get its update to Jelly Bean. While Sprint may have already beaten T-Mobile to the punch it doesn’t look like the T-Mobile version was that far behind. After all, it’s nice to see a phone on T-Mobile get updated at all, am I right?Apparently the update is ready to go through Kies as well as working its way to users over the air but right now there’s little to go by. The update will come with all of the features that we saw being unveiled earlier in the Summer at Google I/O as well as some of Samsung’s extras bolted into TouchWiz, such as:Reorganized settings menu2 Home screen modes – a new “easy mode”
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Manually Update Google Nexus 10 to Official Jelly Bean 4.2.2 JDQ39 OS


Thursday 14th of February 2013 / android.gs
Samsung and Google had just released the official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean JDQ39 update for the Nexus 10 tablets and as usual the firmware file has also been leaked, meaning that now you can learn how to manually apply the same on your device. Of course, the Jelly Bean 4.2.2 JDQ39 software can be OTA or by using KIES received and installed on your Google Nexus 10, but in case you want to manually flash the update, then use this step by step guide as all the needed info are being explained and detailed here.But why to complete a manual and relatively complex operation when you can anytime get the OTA variant? Well, you see, when an official update is being released it will take some time for the OS to arrive to all the devices from all the markets or regions. So, in our case, not all the Samsung Google Nexus 10 tablets will be able to receive the stock Android 4.2.2 JDQ39 ROM at the same time. This means that you can wait for the OTA version for a couple of days, or even weeks. Therefore, if you are in this situation, the best for you will be to learn how to manually update your Nexus
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Droid Weekly 12/9/12: Jelly Bean, Nexus 4, Sprint, Google Wireless and More


Sunday 09th of December 2012 / androidheadlines.com
So we know you’re busy all week long, and you can’t sit there and read every single topic we report on during the week. So this is your time to catch up on what you may have missed in the past 7 days. It’s our way of helping you to get your Droid on!AT&T Giving Jelly Beans to its Samsung Galaxy S3Finally, AT&T Galaxy S3 owners got some official Jelly Bean this week. Although it was not available OTA, you actually had to go and download the update from Kies unfortunately. But at least you got your Touchwiz’ed Jelly Beans. Read More Google’s Nexus 4 To Be Available in UK and Germany Come 5PM GMTThis week, not only did Canada get the Nexus 4 on sale again, but so did our European friends in the UK and Germany. Of course they saw the same errors, those in the US saw the week before. Read MoreGoogle I/O 2013 Dates Announced: Mark Your Calendars for May 15-17thOur favorite event leading up to the summer. Google I/O. Dates were announced this week and it’ll take place at Moscone West in San Francisco on May 15-17th. So we will most likely see either Android
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Kies for Google nexus?


Saturday 06th of October 2012 / forums.androidcentral.com
Hi I'm new here so sorry if this as been answered. I see Samsung Kies does not work for the nexus. Is there any windows program out that works like iTunes/Kies for the nexus? Thanks. By the way I think the cam is fine on the nexus. took this with my phone today. Bez. Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
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Does anybody knows wich software sync PC win7 with Nexus Google gt19250 ?


Monday 28th of January 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
i have the nexus gt19250 by google and i canot sync it with my pc ... i am using kies program for samsung !! i called samsung and they told me that google nexus IS NOT WORKING with kies program for samsung cz google never asked for it ... does anyone knows another software for windows7 to sync my phone ??Im connecting the usb and i see the phone in my pc, i can open the files but Kies is not connecting with the phone.
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Nexus Not connecting PC Suit


Thursday 11th of July 2013 / androidforums.com
When i connecting Pc Suit ( Kies samsung suit ) not connecting.Pl suggest any PC suit for Google nexus S
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bootloader unlock doesn't 'register' in Nexus S


Sunday 18th of August 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
I've spent lots of time looking through forums trying to answer/solve my issue so I hope it's not something stupid I've missed. Sorry for the trouble if it is though. So, my issue is that I simply cannot unlock the bootloader of my Nexus S (i9020T). The phone's connecting to my computer via Samsung Android ADB Interface as seen under the Device Manager. I see the proper device ID when I type "fastboot devices" into the adb command prompt. Then, when I type "fastboot oem unlock" the phone starts the unlock verification process -- I select yes, the phone restarts, but it goes back to the stuck Google screen. Then, if I pull the battery and go into fastboot mode directly, bootloader's still locked. I've tried this quite a few times and same result -- same result trying to unlock w/ toolkits like WugFresh's NRT. I've also tried to solve it w/ all versions of Odin. None of them detect my phone even after installing Kies w/ drivers. I think I have the required drivers though since I can command the phone fine through adb. And Odin should need bootloader unlocked to wor
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Coming From The Nexus 4


Sunday 06th of April 2014 / forums.androidcentral.com
The S5 will be my first Samsung Galaxy phone. I'm coming from the Nexus 4. I was going to go for the Nexus 5, but I just couldn't get past the bland look of it. I liked the Nexus line for the pure Android experience as well as the quick updates straight from Google. I also liked the way I could get the updates over the air as compared to having to hook up the Samsung device to Kies. On average... how many OS updates will Samsung do for their flagship phones? Will there be only one or two updates as the next versions of Android are released? The pure Android experience was nice, however I see alot of good software in Samsung's devices. Because this will be my first Samsung Galaxy S device, I'm not concerned with the phone having a similar appearance to past Galaxy S devices. I looked at the HTC One M8, but decided to go with Samsung because of the company's business health. I believe there will be more support for Samsung's devices because the computer is doing extremely well. HTC isn't doing very well... hasn't for quite some time. I get the feeling that HTC is putting all their hope
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