Machine Check Exception on Samsung NP900X3C on UEFI boot

Note: As of Linux 3.7.6 the samsung-laptop no longer loads when booting in UEFI mode on Samsung hardware. I got a beautiful new Samsung NP900X3C ultrabook this week. It came with Windows 7, which I only used to go download the Arch Linux ISO (ok fine, I also checked my email). As this machine is […]

CyanogenMod 10 beta for Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

I’ve just finished putting the final touches on the first beta build of CyanogenMod 10 for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus. It feels like it was just the other day that I started working on the CyanogenMod 9 alpha. Jellybean is what Ice Cream Sandwich should have been; it focuses on optimizing Android performance […]

SIM Toolkit working on Samsung + CyanogenMod

Last year I posted a confused rant about SIM Toolkit being broken on CyanogenMod 7 on the Samsung Galaxy S. I’ve since learned more about the issue and come to realize it wasn’t Google or CyanogenMod’s fault: it was Samsung’s. Vanilla Android itself supports SIM Toolkit, and Samsung’s stock ROMs support it, so what gives? […]

Adding support for Tab 7.0 Plus variants to CM9 Alpha

I’ve been working on porting CyanogenMod 9 to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus for a few months now. At first I was only supporting the GT-P6200 (International 3G version), as it was the device I owned, but then I realized it was trivial to support the GT-P6210 (International wifi-only version). A few users have […]