If you’re wondering or have been wondering why I have not updated my Jaguar ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S III, there are a few reasons. My 2.5 year old son and his incoming gender undetermined sibling take up a fair amount of my ‘free time’ these days. And with good reason. I enjoy time with my son much more than I do frittering time away on a phone. That’s fair, right?
Now don’t despair! That’s not the main reason I haven’t put out a ROM. I am still a man that expects his devices to do much, and to do it well. In this case, Wanam Xposed and the Xposed Framework are to blame. Simply download a Deodexed KitKat ROM, install the Xposed Framework and Wanam Xposed (found here), and you have nearly every thematic and functional mod at your fingertips that I was going to build in by hand, and more!
And that’s it. That’s how I’m currently getting the best experience I can out of my Galaxy S III.
Gather ’round and I’ll tell you a tale! The tale, of Adaway…
Once upon a time there was a fantastic Android application called Adaway. This program let you forcibly block intrusive data consuming and obnoxious advertisements in both apps and webpages alike! But then, the evil overlord Google kicked it out of the kingdom for interfering with their taxes!
…Anyway! I found that the last released version of the app was no longer connecting quite properly and I tracked down its creators. It turns out that there is a later version on unofficial Android stores, and I got my fingers on it. Unfortunately, it seems that, although it works flawlessly, the newer version DESPISES the older version. Forcibly installed by my rom, you may now find that you have no Adaway at all. Well, you do. You’ll find the app under /data/app using ES File explorer. Copy, DO NOT move it, to your sd card. Then, using ES File Explorers App Manager, uninstall it. NOW you can reinstall it using the copy you just made and it will run fine.
So I discovered that my phone could not possibly install Google Keyboard while using my ROM. This set me on a quest. And in that quest, I found several other issues I was unaware of. Apparently, if you don’t already have Nova Launcher installed, the included one would crash. I’ve solved that and re-included Samsungs launcher as a backup.
Apparently also I had lost the ability to rearrange the quick toggles. That’s been restored.
Messaging can now prevent the screen from turning on when a message is received to make sleeping a little easier!
As was my goal from the onset, Google Keyboard can now be downloaded and installed from the Play Store.
I learned all of this through a harrowing journey of wiping my data and starting from scratch (Gasp!). Anyway, more functional and more stable than before, I will be uploading as soon as I can get a decent internet connection going!
Now I can focus on finding other features to enable in my rom.
The latest official Sprint update is among us and brings with it the multi-window feature. This is the version that I have been waiting for to update Jaguar, and have already begun digging through the files. I cannot promise an ETA, as usual, but I can promise that I want this for my phone as much as you all want it.
Well, it’s simple. I wanted a nice clean mobile interface app for my website/blog, for posts, links, videos, etc. Well, with Conduit Mobile, I was able to put something together that looks pretty nice to try out.
If anyone is a skilled app developer and can create something similar or better, I’d love to know about it. I’d upload to Google Play, but a $25 fee to upload a free app that people may be uninterested in is kinda steep. Anyway, give it a try, let me know what you think of it.
I finally found what I did with the last updates for the Epic 4G.
- ThunderHawk 5.1
- ThunderHawk 5.1 Clean (Does not erase Data)
Rom Files Located Here
- ThunderHawk V Blue
- ThunderHawk V Green
- ThunderHawk V Pink
- ThunderHawk V Red
- ThunderHawk Wifi Blue
- ThunderHawk Wifi Green
- ThunderHawk Wifi Red
Theme Files Located Here
I’ll have to fix the links on my pages here later, this is the best I can squeeze in right now.
Okay, I have zero time free. I apologize. They’re throwing so much work at me that I can’t even do the work I already have on my desk, and everything is an emergency!
Ugh! Anyway. This just came in the mail. It’s perfect. Amazon is selling the Samsung MHL hdmi out adapter for the Galaxy S3 for $32. And then you plug an HDMI cable into that. And any of you who have tried know that the old adapters Samsung made do not work for our beloved GS3.
But lo and behold! Deal Extreme sells a nice long adapter cable for $10, with a built in HDMI cable, and the charger plugs into the hdmi end, leaving your phone free to move! Well, I just got mine, hooked it up, and it’s flawless. Mirrors portrait or landscape, and shows everything your phone does. No lag, no stutter, it’s perfect.
And no, I’m not recommending it because I get anything for it, I’m recommending it because I’m using mine now and it’s awesome and I’d like to save you money!