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Cyanogen drops support for Samsung Vibrant

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Cyanogen drops support for Samsung Vibrant
It seems that not every problem has a solution, not even for the masterminds of Team Douche who create the CyanogenMod for various devices. The team has given up attempts to build new ROMs for the Samsung Vibrant. The message came from Abhisek Devkota a member of the Hacksung team, who sites public safety reasons for dropping support.

Apparently, the team simply cannot figure out how Samsung routes emergency 911 calls. This has been a continuing problem for ROMs built on the open source code for the Vibrant that was released by Samsung. The Cyanogen team has not been able to crack the various layers for the radio interface and how it interacts with audio, and has not been able to reverse-engineer a solution. Because of that, they haven't been able to get a proper 911 call to go through, only calls without audio.

Because of this, the team is giving up for now, and barring a release of the source code for the emergency call system by Samsung, it looks like the custom ROM dream for Vibrant owners may be at an end. Users can still get custom ROMs, but Abhisek and the Cyanogen crew warn that it's best to use an official Samsung ROM because of the safety issues involved with not having access to 911 calls.

This is only a problem with the Samsung Vibrant, and should not cause problems with other Samsung Galaxy S variants.

source: Abhisek Devkota via pocketnow

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posted on 12 Dec 2011, 21:51 1

1. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

Thats sad.. (and odd since Cyanogen works for samsung now ). The best roms on the Vibrant are Team Whiskey roms though. Its my go to rom for fast-smooth- and reliable. The holy trinity.

posted on 12 Dec 2011, 22:12 1

2. avataranjie (Posts: 15; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)

That's such bs, we've been waiting for this announcement. The devs just hate us. There's a patch for that bug. It's not a problem. Calling 911 works fine (trust me i've tried, had to say i butt dialed with ics roms).

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 00:50 1

3. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

maybe trying to get "proper 911 calls" to go through isn't such a great idea...

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 02:37

4. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

Moral of the story - better hope you're not in an emergency because if you have a Samsung phone, well you're in trouble. ZING!

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 07:04 7

5. iShepherd (Posts: 38; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

You're only in trouble if you have that particular Samsung model with that particular ROM. On the other hand, if you have an iPhone 4 you definitely don't ever want to be in an emergency, because if you are you better hope you're holding the phone right!

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