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Pimp My Droid Weekly 12/15/12: Galaxy Camera, Galaxy S3, Multi-Window, Carrier Unlock and More

December 15, 2012 - Written By Alexander Maxham

As we approach the end of another busy week in the world of Android, it’s time to catch you up on everything in the ROMing, rooting, unlocking, and mods part of the Android world. While most of the larger stories hit the front page earlier this week, here are some of the smaller stories that you may still be looking forward too. So let’s get our Droid on.

Samsung releases lots of Code

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On Thursday, Samsung released source code for the Verizon Galaxy Camera, AT&T Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean, and the AT&T Galaxy Tab 8.9 Ice Cream Sandwich update. So now we should start seeing some more stable and reliable ROMs hitting for those devices. Except maybe the Galaxy Camera. Download the source code here: VZW Galaxy CameraAT&T Galaxy SIIIAT&T Galaxy Tab 8.9

Guide to Kernel Governors

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Many of us flash new kernels all the time. But we never have time to try out each governor to see which is the best for us. Luckily the folks in the XDA forums have put together a nice guide explaining each of the Governors. You can check that out right here.

New Mod for the International Galaxy Note

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Thanks to a new mod for the International Galaxy Note GT-N7000, you can now use Multi-window for most apps. That’s great news since on stock multi-window only works for a handful of apps at this point. Hopefully Samsung will update that soon so we don’t have to flash mods to get it to work the way we want it too.

Sprint Galaxy S3 gets a Carrier Unlock

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That’s right. You can now carrier unlock your Galaxy S3. Now its not a huge deal since you can only use it on other CDMA carriers that support it, so it’ll get a bit tricky. But it is possible now.

CM 10.1 hits the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 – Unofficially

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It’s here, well unofficially anyways. But Android 4.2, a.k.a. CyanogenMod 10.1 for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. Of course there are some bugs that need to be worked out and this is the first build by XDA Elite Recognized Developer Codeworkx. You can find out more information over on XDA’s forums.

CM10 hits the HTC Amaze

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Finally. CyanogenMod 10 is available for the HTC Amaze 4G which is on T-Mobile US. So if you’re an HTC Amaze 4G owner, you’ll want to hit up this link and find your CM10 build to flash on your device and get some Jelly Beans since HTC won’t be doing it anytime soon.

HTC EVO 4G LTE gets another port

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This time its a Jelly Bean Sense 4.5 port to the Sprint device. While it just got Android 4.1 yesterday, this new port brings Sense 4.5 along with Jelly Bean to the device. So if you like living on the edge you’ll want to hit the link for more information.

T-Mobile and AT&T Galaxy S3 Get some CM10.1 love

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Unofficially, Galaxy S3 T-Mobile and AT&T have some CM 10.1 builds now. That means they get some stock Android 4.2 to play around with. They join the very few number of devices with CM10.1 builds available. Currently only the Nexus 4 and 10 have official CM 10.1 builds available.

Xperia Launcher hits any ICS device

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This week, devs were able to port the Xperia Launcher. It now works on any Android device running Android 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich or later. Check out the thread at XDA for more information.

HTC HD2 gets some Android 4.2

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This phone just will not die. This is supposed to be a Windows Mobile phone, but it’s had more luck running Android then Windows Mobile and even Windows Phone 8. It actually got a port of Android 4.2 this week so anyone with the HD2 check it out.