Samsung has released the source for the Fascinate, roughly a week after the phone was released. As usual, any bits that are special to Sammy aren't included in the release, but there should still be enough material in there to get tinkering. As I've said before, the layperson doesn't really benefit from the release, but modders can get down and dirty with the code to tweak things just the way they'd like - and hopefully, make those changes public so that others can get in on the action as well.


"Ergo, you can now produce modifications to your mobile device, vis-à-vis the fundamental programming found within its hardware."

Once again, a note on navigating the Samsung Open Source Release Center: click on Mobile (near the top), then scroll down to SCH-i500 - that's the Fascinate.

[Source: Samsung, via Android Central]

Aaron Gingrich
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  • Chule

    I would be most interested in seeing if the 3.5mm TVout feature could be enabled to work like it does on the Vibrant (this in addition to the DLNA/HDMI capability which I believe is already supported).

    • Aaron Gingrich

      I'm sure it could be. You could always post over at XDA-Devs and ask if anyone is working on it or would be up for it.

  • http://dangerismymiddlename.com Paul Danger Kile

    If they included their custom code, then I could compile that puppy and be on FroYo. They don't even need to release the source: just include the binaries in the source tree. Without that we need to wait for something to leak, and a developer to take chances, with it we could all update on our own time frames. Obviously they wouldn't want their proprietary source code out there, but really that isn't needed as much as their binaries, whether they be compiled code, or dalvik byte code.