Galaxy Grand 2 support from GGC


The galaxy grand center will officially support "Galaxy Grand 2" from rooting of the phone to a official custom ROM by GGC.

Overview:
Samsung today launched the successor to the successful Samsung Galaxy Grand in India, the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2. Launched earlier this year, Samsung Galaxy Grand set certain benchmarks and brought new features like multi-window to a budget smartphone.
The Grand 2 smartphone is really a phablet. Samsung clearly loves big screens and Samsung Galaxy Grand is all about being large-hearted. The phablet comes with a generous 5.25-inch TFT display. The screen resolution is 720 x 1280 pixels. At 280 ppi, there's a lot Samsung leaves to desire here. The bigger the screen and smaller the resolution, the worse is the reading experience. Bigger is clearly not always the better and Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 proves just that.

While the screen more than disappoints, the news that Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 comes with the latest Android Jelly Bean 4.3 is sure to make you smile. Yes, we do know that KitKat is already here but there's still time before smartphone makers adapt to the all new Android platform. Till CES 2014, Jelly Bean 4.3 is all you get and honestly, there's no real reason to complain.

So far it has been a tie for the phone. But the one thing that will tip scales in favour of or against the device is the hardware. Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 runs a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor under the hood.  Discounting the octa-core craze, quad core is the best out there. However, while phonemakers have often dangled the quad-core carrot before, the low RAM has proved to be the catch. With a 1.5 GHz RAM, Samsung has ensured that Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is as smooth as butter. The smartphone with the big screen is clearly for multi-tasking and some good gaming. With the processor and an adequate RAM, Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is quite a capable phablet.

CyanogenMod 11.0 made stable



As I have said in my before post while guiding you all to install cm11.0 that the bugs are being fixed. Well, I can say in the latest build everything seem to be fine with an awesome battery backup of 1 day(moderate use).

I recommend to use this rom as daily driver as it is the smoothest rom ever built for our device.
In the latest build every bug leaving only dual sim issue which is one heck of a problem to fix. Though developers are working to fix it and will hear a good news from them soon.

Download :
Latest build :- here
Detailed guide :- here

Do comment if any queries about the ROM and the process.
You can share this post to your friends to spread this awesome news !

Xposed Framework. Explained !



Xposed framework is a customizer of system apps in android phones. Instead of customizing the app itself it remotely controls the lines to be  changed inside the app through a xml file. A brilliant way to change the way our phone looks.

Today I will walkthrough on Installation of xposed framework and how to make your own customization. This app strictly needs root as it penetrates into system to make changes.

Installation: 
-You need to download xposed app here
-Install the app normally.
-Follow the images below.

- Grant superuser permission.
- click on reboot.
- After reboot you have to go to Download.(See 1st image above)
-Download the desired module.
- Select above on download(see image below[blue mark] ) . Select Modules(red mark).
-Select the modules.(See the 2nd image below)

- Reboot your phone.
- Now your installed modules will be visible in your launcher.


The above modules are my favourite ones. Also if you want to know more about modules you can go to Download -->your module-->original thread.

Thanks alot ! More Explained posts coming !







Install CM 11.0 on your SGG

Hello guys, xda recognized developer pawitp has compiled cm11.0 i.e: android 4.4 kitkat for our device which is very much stable for daily use.

Original thread: here

Instructions:

- You must be on 4.2.2 rom/firmware before installing this rom.
This is important or else the rom will not boot.
- Go here to download the rom and here to download the gapps.
- Install recovery via odin. Recovery link - here
You must install the above recovery or else you will get a status 7 error.
- Now after installing recovery via odin go to cwm by 3 button combo.(vol up+home+power)
- Wipe cache partition.
- Wipe data/factory reset.
- Advanced --> Wipe dalvik cache.
- Mounts and Storage --> format /system
- Install zip from sdcard -- Choose the rom zip.
- After that install the above linked gapps.
- Reboot your phone.

Now you have succefully installed cm11.0 and running android 4.4 kitkat.

Do leave comments if any issues.

Top 5 free Casual Games 2013

Here I list the top 5 free casual games.I will explain each game in detail.

If you want a video review of these games please comment below!

So lets start,

1. Giant bolder of death - Play Store Link

In this game a giant bolder falls from top of the mountain. Your goal is to cause as much destruction as possible. And also complete the missions.

2.Subway Surfers(Orleans) - Play Store Link

With Halloween coming closer the subway surfers trip has changed to the New Orleans. The city of horror has some new surprises with new costumes and many more modifications.

3.Samurai vs Zombies Defense 2 - Play Store Link

High-end, immersive tablet gameplay!
The Samurai is back... and he’s brought friends! Play as the heroic Samurai, the deadly Kunoichi Assassin, and the stalwart Armored Ronin to defend your village against even nastier hordes of brutal zombies and demons! Recruit allies, build defenses, and recover sacred Artifacts to stop them!

4.Jetpack Joyride - Play Store Link

A new update has brought some really cool featured game to us.Many new modifications to jetpack will blow your mind.

5.Despicable Me - Play Store Link

Halloween is just blowing away over playstore with some great game like this jumping to some new modifications and this time minions are all over the city.

Best HD Wallpapers for SGG


Collection of wallpapers that suits our phone the best. Enjoy the HIGH DEF



NATURE :

here

TEXTS :

here


MINIMAL HEROS :
 
here (Go to the link and press CTRL + S to download all(zip))

MORE SOON 

AOKP - Android Open Kang Project


Xda developer/senior member k2wl a.k.a Kaustubh built a AOKP rom for Grand which is bug free !

Buttery UI transitions and smooth gaming performance.
Original thread - here

Features -

* 4.2.2 android version
* Three UI modes
- Tablet
- Phablet  and
- Stock
* Adjustable Navbar/Sysbar
* Changable toggle icons and battery icons
** And many more

Installation :

-Copy your rom.zip to extsdcard
-Reboot to recovery. (Vol up + home + power) buttons
-Do a data/factory reset
-wipe cache partition
-Advanced > wipe dalvik cache
-(back) mounts and storage > format system CAUTION ! (format extsdcard is just below it)
-(back) Choose zip from sdcard
-Locate to where you have placed the ROM
-select it and yes to confirm flash
-Reboot and enjoy !

Direct download :

Link or Link

MIUI for Galaxy Grand Duos


XDA Senior member "adityaf" a.k.a Aditya Fatteputkar has ported MIUI rom for our galaxy grand duos.Do visit and click a Thanks Button !

Original Thread

Instruction to flash :

*  Prerequisites -

-Rooted
-CWM installed.  IF NOT Click here

*How to flash -

-Copy your rom.zip to extsdcard
-Reboot to recovery. (Vol up + home + power) buttons
-Do a data/factory reset
-wipe cache partition
-Advanced > wipe dalvik cache
-(back) mounts and storage > format system CAUTION ! (format extsdcard is just below it)
-(back) Choose zip from sdcard
-Locate to where you have placed the ROM
-select it and yes to confirm flash
-Reboot and enjoy !

Screenshots :





Download :
here


Cyanogenmod 10.1 for grand

CyanogenMod is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device.

Code:
#include 
/*
 * Your warranty is now void.
 *
 * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
 * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
 * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
 * before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
 * you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
 */
CyanogenMod is based on the Android Open Source Project with extra contributions from many people within the Android community. It can be used without any need to have any Google application installed. Linked below is a package that has come from another Android project that restore the Google parts. CyanogenMod does still include various hardware-specific code, which is also slowly being open-sourced anyway.

What works?
  • Wi-Fi (including Wifi Direct and Tethering)
  • Bluetooth
  • RIL (Calls, SMS, Mobile Data)
  • Sensors (Accelerometer, Compass, Light, Proximity, etc.)
  • Camera (photo & video)
  • Video playback
  • Audio (playback & recording)
  • GPS
  • Everything else not listed under "known issues"

Known Issues
  • Only the primary SIM slot works
  • Landscape does not display properly (workaround: Disable HW overlays in Developer Options)
  • FM Radio does not work
  • Strange behavior when SIM PIN lock is used
  • Low call volume
  • Cannot hear first caller when second caller calls (call waiting) (unconfirmed)
  • Does not work on 4.2 stock ROM's bootloader, please revert to 4.1 before flashing

Installation
  1. Install ClockworkMod recovery (if you haven't done so already). See chotu222's guide for detailed instruction.
  2. Make a backup!
  3. Install the ROM using ClockworkMod Recovery
  4. Optionally install the Google Apps Addon
  5. Wipe data if coming from stock


Download

LINK

Source

LINK

[Leaked][Sammobile]Android 4.2.2 Firmware for SGG

Hello guys, I am back with a good news !

SamMobile received by one of our insiders an official test ROM based on Android 4.2.2 for the Galaxy Grand DUOS. Galaxy S4 was the first Samsung device to run Android 4.2.2 out of the box but Samsung’s been busy updating older devices to Android 4.2.2. We don’t know the exact date or the devices that will get Android 4.2.2 but we expect it to be from this quarter for Galaxy S III, Galaxy Grand DUOS, Note II and a couple of tablets.
As said in the beginning, this update is for the Galaxy Grand DUOS GT-I9082 that features a 5” TFT LCD  WVGA (480×800) resolution display, a 8 megapixel camera and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. The device came on Android 4.1.2 but with this Android 4.2.2 update that came from last month, you can expect some new features like transparent notification bar, Smart Stay, Light effect by unlocking, Page Buddy and Day dream. The device itself feels pretty fast compared with Android 4.1.2 and the battery life seems to be improved. Samsung didn’t update the camera with new features.




A couple of screenshots and a video of the Galaxy Grand DUOS based on Android 4.2.2. Our advice is to read the instructions before flashing!

:














Video by Sammobile :

LINK

Downloiads :

Link

Or Download in parts :

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4


How to flash :

-You need odin 3.07 get it here --> Link
-CODE_i9082_***.tar.md5 to PDA

-MODEM_i9082_****.tar.md5 to PHONE

-CSC to CSC

-baffin.pit file to PIT

-Boot to BOOTLOADER

-And START !

When the ODin says RESET remove usb !

And Done !

I will make a quick review on this firmware soon !

Xperia V Walkman for SGG

SONY XPERIA V WALKMAN : //I think it should work on all samsung based jellybean ROM
INSTALLATION: (follow the steps as it is) YOU NEED ATLEAST 70MB on your ROM
-wipe cache partition
-wipe dalvik cache
-flash this zip ---> here
-wipe dalvik cache

SCREENS :



CREDITS :
Rizal Lovins <--Master developer of Xperia v walkman

ORIGINAL THREAD : here

NOTE : Clearaudio+ is still WIP so dont press that option in the walkman !
Will update a flashable zip for Xperia home for walkman widget to work

Note II Pop-up browser port for SGG



Hello guys,i have just ported pop-up browser which is a note ll feature which was missing in our device !!

However,i noticed a thing that this app is firmware varient !
I ported it in XXAMAC and after i upgraded to XXAMC5(latest Indian) i saw that the app force close.so i noticed that some images/smalis are missing in twframework
so i could port for only these firmwares :(

If you want for any other firmware(9082L users too) can give me the link of their twframework

DOWNLOADS :

  • XXAMAC => here
  • XXAMC5 => here




    Do post comment if you have any difficulty !

[NEWS]Custom ROM arrives for SGG



There are few developers in xda forums who started building custom ROMS for our device !!!

Here are the links for the ROMS :

  1. here -The first ROM which is developed by balliboxer based on XXAMC5 firmware
  2. here -The sencond which is ultra lite ROM by k2wl based on XXAMC8 Portugal
    firmware !!!




    Do visit these links and share your views and feedbacks in the approproiate
    XDA thread !!!


    GREAT NEWS THAT DEVELOPERS ARE STARTING TO HEAT UP !!!! :)

How to reset bin counter

This is what we were waiting for !!!

Reset your bin counter and claim your warranty


Installation :

  • Download triangle away app from here => click
  • Install apk and follow below images



Make your Grand look and feel like Windows Phone 8

Windows Grand 8

Just follow these simple steps to make your samsung galaxy grand look like WP8 :

=>Download Launcher 8 from here => click
=>After you install you can add tiles by clicking menu button and Add
=>To get a music player like wp8 you need to install Ubermusic => here

=>Now long press on music tile and click the top left small icon which is 'edit'
after that click on bind application and select ubermusic that you have installed "Done".Now when you click music tile it will open the ubermusic which is wp8 like music player.

=> For windows style messaging go here => click

Do the same as above (ie. bind application to the message tile and it will open messenger 7)

=>Last one the contacts => here

(Do bind application to contacts tile)

Done ! YOU have a WP8 phone

Communicate with my blogs

Visit my new blog based specially for hard core gamers !

Link => here

Also you can stay in-touch about all the feeds/posts and tips/tricks about the galaxy grand by this app

One-Click app => here 

OR MIRROR

Galaxy Grand Center app => here

Galaxy Grand Games app => here
Do post/comment your feedback about this page as well as any difficulty in any tip/tricks.

Enable pie control on your SGG


Hello all , I have enabled the pie feature which is the proprietry feature of Paranoid Jellybean 4.2.2 ie. 3+

Lets begin :

=> First go to the official xda page ---> here !
=> Install the apk. and grant superuser permission then go to Set gesture input
=> Select not known device yet.
=>Select start/stop service once to start the feature.

Now,
=>Go to Set touchscreenmode and select pie.
Done !
You can also customize the pie links as i did in the above screenshots!

More information on how to use this feature can be done by seeing this video :

Addons for Galaxy Grand


ADDONS :   Be cool with your new android rooted device

1.Miui themed keyboard by lenny_kano :
Click here !


2.Note 2 gallery : (please see : It is not a flashable zip so do not flash with CWM)
-download zip ---> here extract it
-put secgallery.apk and its odex to sdcard
-open root explorer . go to system/app and delete secgallery_galaxy.apk and its odex
-now copy the secgallery.apk and its odex that you placed in sdcard and copy it to system/app
-set permission to r-w-r-r for both secgalley.apk as well as odex
-reboot

Screens:



3.Miuiv4 ROM : IN PROGRESS

4,Latest Indian firmware(lit of fixes) :
Link ---> Click here !

5.Add custom bootanimation :

STEPS :
-Go here ---> See here
-Download the Bootanimation4u.zip from there
-Flash it through cwm (like you did for superuser)
-and then flash the this file ---> here that i made resizing the images to our device screen !
-Then you can flash any bootanimation that is a flashable zip

Procedure to root Samsung galaxy grand GT-I9082

Procedure to root Samsung galaxy grand GT-I9082


WARNING !!! It will void your warranty and raise the bin counter .
(No need to worry though because i am working on resetting the bin counter so that your warranty comes back)

Why CWM ? Why not a pre-rooted firmware which will not void warranty?

Ans : CWM has many more functionality than stock recovery ! Rooting means to playing around with your device.If some thing goes wrong it you have to flash the whole firmware again instead,backup your ROM through CWM and if something goes wrong restore your backup AS SIMPLE AS THAT ! 



Hello guys i am here to present you a way to root samsung galaxy grand duos !!!
You can also can see video tutorial




All you have to do is follow my instructions :

STEP 1 :
-Download and setup ADB drivers for your device
can be found here Drivers !

STEP 2 :
-Download the recovery from here ---> Recovery image !
-Download odin 3 from attachment below !
-Turn of your device and go to odin mode  [ Vol down + power + home button (all at the same time) ]  release it when you see GT-i9082 logo
-Press vol up to confirm

STEP 3 :
-Now that you are in odin mode connect your device via usb cable !
-Now open Odin3 3.04 that you have downloaded from the attachment !
-If there is a pop-up like Installing ADB drivers let it get finished it is usually updates !!!!
It should look like this







-Make sure the COM : xx (xx is usb port number it can be any number so dont worry about it,just verify COM is lit up)
-Extract the CWM-touch_i9082_chotu.tar.zip ! Now select PDA and browse to where you have extracted CWM-touch_i9082_chotu.tar.md5 and select it

it should look like this







STEP 4 :





-Click Start :)




Now you have a cwm touch recovery !!!!


If any one is getting md5 hash value failed while flashing rename "CWM-touch_i9082_chotu.tar.md5  to ""CWM-touch_i9082_chotu.tar" (remove the .md5) and then flash it !

HOW TO ROOT THE DEVICE :
-Download fix recovery from here ---> here   Many thanks to KSHHH from xda
-Download SuperSu (obviously the latest one) from here  ------> Click here !
-Copy that to externel sdcard (NOT INTERNAL ! )
-Power off your device and press vol up + power + home button (all at once)
-Select install zip from sdcard --->choose zip from sdcard ---> scroll down and select Fix Recovery.zip and again choose zip from sdcard and flash UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.05.zip


Done ! And you are ready to go

Root Uninstaller :
-If you want to unroot(superuser app) download this ---> Click here !

OPTION 1 :
-If you want to unroot keeping CWM alive then flash only the Uninstall_root_SGG.zip (like you flashed SuperSu.zip earlier)

OPTION 2 :
-If you say you don't want any customization(am 1st time guys who is asking how to unroot) and want to keep your phone dead
* follow instructions in option 1 and then flash recovery.tar via Odin ...Congo Samsung's phone is back !

Please don't mirror the CWM-recovery image or root installer.I am very much concerned about the number of downloads.

CREDITS :
Chainfire for SuperSu
Samsung for recovery.img and odin
Koush for the web builder ...thanks bro was stuck after porting CWM recovery and your builder did rest of the JOB ...Hatts off !

FAQ's :

-Why is my download not ending even though md5 is verified?
Ans : If you are using the USB cable which came with the phone please change it , it is damn slow !

-COM port is not turning up !!!!!!
Ans : Update your ADB driver or install it properly.

-All of the above is correct,then why the hell odin is not flashing the recovery ?
Ans : Try flashing through odin3 v3.07(try googling it for download),then too you can't get it right then the hell demon is in your mobile he'll not let you do this.

Posted by original author of the thread as well as the files.