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Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 05-10-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 72,979
Posted By scowl
I complied Steve's kernel (very easy!) with some...

I complied Steve's kernel (very easy!) with some debugging prints and determined that the device driver for the touchscreen flashes firmware to a chip when it loads. Unfortunately it looks like it...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 05-06-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 15,068
Posted By scowl
But if you have a stack of charged batteries for...

But if you have a stack of charged batteries for the SGP 4.0, battery life isn't much of an issue. Extra batteries for it are really cheap now.

I have three extra batteries for camping trips.
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 05-05-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 72,979
Posted By scowl
Yeah, the "[STOCK ROM] Full Recovery For Samsung...

Yeah, the "[STOCK ROM] Full Recovery For Samsung Galaxy Player" thread at xda-developers is misleading because the US versions posted in it aren't really full recovery ROMs. I'd post something in the...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 05-05-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 72,979
Posted By scowl
Here's how you destroy your SGP 4.0 (US only). ...

Here's how you destroy your SGP 4.0 (US only).

The International recovery ROMs contain two interesting files: boot.bin and sbl.bin. I know sbl.bin is the secondary bootloader and I'm guessing the...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 05-03-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 72,979
Posted By scowl
I sure hope so. I believe I did an...

I sure hope so.



I believe I did an EFS back up to a card with dd before I started this. I'll check that card when I get home.



Oddly I have not gotten heimdall to work on either Linux...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 05-03-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,059
Posted By scowl
Nope. Just bought it yesterday. The hardware in...

Nope. Just bought it yesterday. The hardware in our players hasn't changed in the past two years.

If you read the entire thread, you'll see that he was able to get limited to complete recording...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 05-03-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 72,979
Posted By scowl
Even if the capacitive buttons are TOTALLY...

Even if the capacitive buttons are TOTALLY different from the touchscreen, they are still TOTALLY inoperative just like the touchscreen. All other Android devices I own use the power button as the...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 05-02-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,059
Posted By scowl
Spirit FM is a very advanced FM app with lots of...

Spirit FM is a very advanced FM app with lots of features including recording but it doesn't support the receiver in the Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0 models with the stock ROMs yet. You can't tune it...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 05-02-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 72,979
Posted By scowl
You do use the touch screen in recovery. That's...

You do use the touch screen in recovery. That's how the "capacitive" button swork. When your touch screen doesn't work (with the US version) those buttons (specifically the Home/Menu button) no...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 05-02-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 72,979
Posted By scowl
It didn't work. The touchscreen doesn't work at...

It didn't work. The touchscreen doesn't work at all. This also prevents recovery from working since the home key no longer works.

I can flash the international versions but the touchscreen is then...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 04-30-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 72,979
Posted By scowl
I hesitated loading Steve's kernel or doing...

I hesitated loading Steve's kernel or doing anything other than rooting my Galaxy 4.0 until I got another device in case something went wrong. I got a 4.3 a couple of days ago and decided to try it....
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 04-19-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,059
Posted By scowl
Nope! I'm actually carrying my ancient Creative...

Nope! I'm actually carrying my ancient Creative Zen to basketball games.
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 01-14-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,472
Posted By scowl
Back in the analog days we thought an amp with...

Back in the analog days we thought an amp with 0.1% THD at full power was pretty good.
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 01-09-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 967
Posted By scowl
These devices are not intended for storing...

These devices are not intended for storing important data. They just supposed to play audio and video files. You can copy those files through USB. You can restore applications from the Google Play...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 10-25-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By scowl
Try turning "Limit" on or off in the equalizer....

Try turning "Limit" on or off in the equalizer. It plays around with the volume level to maximize volume without clipping.
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 09-18-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,054
Posted By scowl
Sometimes there's one more step. When you put the...

Sometimes there's one more step. When you put the battery back in sometimes it will show 95%-97% charged even though it's certainly 100% charged at this point. Plug the cable back in and "charge" it...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 08-28-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,571
Posted By scowl
I bet the digitizer (that's what they call the...

I bet the digitizer (that's what they call the thing that controls the touch screen) is broken.

This part died on a HTC HD2 that I owned and it turned out that it had a history of failing. It...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 08-24-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,068
Posted By scowl
For many devices you get better battery life, but...

For many devices you get better battery life, but my experience is that it's mostly (if not entirely) with standby power usage. That probably doesn't apply to PMP usage. It could be kernel-specific...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 08-20-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,001
Posted By scowl
I can get more with my 4.0 because I carry an...

I can get more with my 4.0 because I carry an extra battery for it. A replaceable battery is more useful to me than a large non-replaceable battery.
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 07-18-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,361
Posted By scowl
I had an Android phone stolen. I didn't have it...

I had an Android phone stolen. I didn't have it pass protected. It didn't have a SIM card but the thief could have read my gmail and calendar. It doesn't appear to have happened though but spooked me...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 07-16-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,891
Posted By scowl
No, analog processing. No CPU required at all,...

No, analog processing. No CPU required at all, just a few transistors. For example, boost the highs in the analog signal it produces then people will rave about how your DAC sounds "warmer" thus more...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 07-16-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,891
Posted By scowl
Some do analog audio processing after the D/A...

Some do analog audio processing after the D/A conversion that gives them a characteristic sound. This makes them less accurate in the digital sense but the output is intended for human ears so it's...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 07-03-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,217
Posted By scowl
Yes, finally! That's was a dang annoying bug.

Yes, finally! That's was a dang annoying bug.
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 06-29-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,217
Posted By scowl
PlayerPro doesn't want to display some of my...

PlayerPro doesn't want to display some of my album art. I can't find any pattern to it to the problem. Maybe I'm hitting a maximum JPEG size.
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 06-29-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,217
Posted By scowl
PowerAmp really really really doesn't want you to...

PowerAmp really really really doesn't want you to accidentally delete a file!
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