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Team Hacksung brings Android 4 mod to Galaxy Note

updated 03:18 pm EDT, Tue May 1, 2012

Experimental CyanogenMod 9 brings Android 4.0 to Galaxy Note

The Samsung Galaxy Note has now received an experimental CyanogenMod 9 ROM that brings Android 4.0 to the half-phone, half-tablet. Team Hacksung has detailed the process and provided all the necessary files over on the XDA Developers forums, but cautions that only experienced developers apply the software to their 5.3-inch smartphones. There is also a list of known issues available online.

Said issues include the FM radio not working, the GPS status not locking in, and media unable to play black. The DSP Manager isn't working either, nor is the USB OTG and MHL, and there are a number of other problems as well.

The issues will be eventually ironed out, with nightly builds that address them due to commence after this experimental build. Once complete, adventurous Galaxy Note owners will have another option to get Android 4.0 on their devices without waiting for an official update that will have Samsung's TouchWiz interface laid atop Google's OS.



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  1. Arne_Saknussemm

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    Ahhhh! Freedom & Variety!

    The beauty of Android...

  1. BigMac2

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    Joined: Dec 2000

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    The beauty of Android

    Depending on unofficial third parti hacks to be up-to-date.

  1. Arne_Saknussemm

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    @BigMac2 - Very true as well.

    Using a leaked ROM to update a slow to update (most Android devices), or "obsolete" yet expensive device is a sign of 3 realities:

    1. The failure of hardware makers as reliable software providers.

    2. The flexibility, and openness of the Android operating system.

    3. The resourcefulness of the communities developing & cooking for Android, similar to the powerful Linux crowd development.


    Apple is great at marketing, but the fact that it's hardware is regularly updated is not hype; confirming(one of Apple's slogans) that having a single source for both hardware & software does speed up updates.

    Nevertheless whether accidentally or by design, the fact that the crowd effort of Android community fills a gap left over by not trust worthy manufacturers, is almost a sign of the times and the choice (hardware wise), freedom and configurability of the OS is certainly something to look at.

    It's interesting that within this forum Android devices and their makers are demonized in the same way as Bill Gates was when he came to the aid of his old friend Steve, back in the early 90's.

    Android is clearly so different from iOS as to make it hard to compare in terms other than hardware.

    Maybe the only iOS fans that could explain why Android is popular are those that choose Jailbreak their devices. The "crowd development force" is very strong with those too.

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