firmware

Samsung releases source code for Galaxy Note II

Samsung has decided to release the Source Code for the Galaxy Note II. The device has been released in select European countries and that means that custom ROM developers are looking to sink their teeth into the code. If you like installing custom firmware on your devices, this is fantastic news for you. Of course, most users will look at this code and have no idea what any of it means. That's fine; there are plenty of people out there who know just what to do with this publicly available code. We can only assume that developers like CyanogenMod are already hard at work coming up with some awesome custom ROMs for the newly minted device as we speak. Samsung has always been quick to release code to the public, and the 5.5 inch Galaxy Note II is no exception. This release includes the kernel source code, as well as everything else that makes the device tick. Hardware developers releasing source code allows the custom ROM community to make more stable mods, which is certainly a good thing for all involved. The quicker they can release stable builds, the better. The Note II, which is based on Android 4.1.1 and features Samsung's TouchWiz interface, will be rooted much quicker with the release of this source code, and that makes all of us happy. [via Android Police]

Verizon Galaxy S III stock firmware image released

Verizon's version of the new flagship Galaxy S III smartphone is starting to slowly reach the hands of consumers this past week, with pre-order shipments finally arriving for a lucky few. Today we have some good news in the form of a stock firmware image of Verizon's model. This means all you hackers can go to town and feel safe knowing you can easily get back to stock.

Archos G9 update rolling out – fixes HDMI and WiFi issues on ICS

Archos recently released Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich for the G9 series of their Android tablets. It has only been available for a short time but it looks like they are on top of things and have already started fixing some minor bugs. If you own an Archos G9 and recently updated to Android 4.0 ICS this latest firmware update today should solve some of those WiFi issues some have been reporting. More details and change-log after the break.

Some Logitech Revue retail units sold with bricked firmware

Google TV has taken a beating in the last few months, especially Logitech's flagship Revue set top box. To add insult to injury, GTV Source reports that a considerable number of users who recently bought the Revue found that it couldn't authenticate with Google's servers, making the device a curvy and expensive paperweight. Apparently the issue is only happening to newer Revue boxes, though that's hardly a comfort to those affected.

Archos G9 tablets receiving another firmware update

The recently released Archos G9 tablets have only been on the market a short period and they are already receiving a few firmware updates from Archos. It's nice to see them working so quickly to bring updates to their tablets and we can only hope the same applies for Ice Cream Sandwich. The Archos 80 G9 went on sale last month and received its first OTA firmware update early this month. Today Archos informed us another just 14 days later is available now for download.
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