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Tag: android

Howto: Compile a linux kernel for Samsung Galaxy

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

A howto for compiling a linux kernel for the Samsung Galaxy was requested. If you interested read this article. (more…)

Samsung Galaxy recognize more as one finger

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

After this comment from my multitouch article, i compiled a new kernel and flash it on my Galaxy. After a few test here the results:

one finger test:

<4>[  882.901393] x 249, y  66, z  53, finger   1, width   0
<4>[  882.923068] x 222, y  72, z   0, finger   0, width   0

two finger test: (more…)

Confirmed: No multitouch support in the driver for Samsung Galaxy

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Samsung has the source code of the linux kernel from the GT-I7500 Galaxy released. This make it possible to searching the sources about multitouch support.

After reading the function static void melfas_ts_work_func(struct work_struct *work) and comparing (more…)

Source code from Samsung Galaxy is out

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Today, Samsung has released the source code of the GT-I7500 Galaxy. In the zip file is the full source of the used kernel, bluez and some scripts. (more…)

Reading the logs of Android on your computer

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Sometimes i need to see the system log from my android mobile. As root on android i can see this in the terminal with dmesg. But i want to see it on my desktop computer.

The Android SDK has the solution. Simple (more…)

Get DDMS working on 64bit Fedora

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

The Dalvik Debug Monitor Service (DDMS) is a debugging tool. It is designed for  dalvik, the java based virtual machine used in Android. DDMS comes with the Android SDK. This sdk is only for 32bit platforms created, but most (more…)

New Information about open source from Samsung

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

There are some news about the source code for Samsung GT-I7500 Galaxy.

From the mailing list of the android kernel development, i was pointed to (more…)

The answer from Samsung about source code for the (multitouch)touchscreen

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Today i received the answer from Samsung about source code used for the Galaxy linux kernel.

The email support tell me (more…)

Under Investigation: Multitouch for Samsung Galaxy

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Short: It seems like this is unpossible today. No driver, unkown hardware support.

The full story

After a working backup and restore for the Samsung Galaxy, i planned to show multitouch on it. But this is really harder to implement. (more…)

Fix a new firmware update the compass issue?

Monday, August 3rd, 2009


the compass of the Samsung Galaxy has some problems with north/south. This is not fixed in the I7500VIAIG6 update from last Wednesday. But the authors from WikiTune have received an email from Samsung, that a new update will fix it.

source: UPDATE: Samsung Galaxy Compass