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[TUTORIAL][S3 Imitation] Turning your GS2 to GS2.5 (Updated on 27th August 2012)

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NOTE: This tutorial is by no mean exhaustive.



I want a Galaxy S3, but my finance doesn't allow, so I want to at least have some functions of the Galaxy S3. I started sourcing for apps and tutorials, and yes I found them, but they are distributed everywhere on XDA forums, so I decide to compile them and write a tutorial.

This is a quick tutorial to help S2 users to achieve a level of functionality close to that of GIIIS3, including TouchWiz, Smart Stay, Popup Play, Burst Shots, S Voice, Direct Call, and hopefully more to update in the future. Credits go to all the developers mentioned.

Ripple Live Wallpaper


Still waiting for the S3 lockscreen to be ported onto S2, but we can still get a little fun out of the live wallpaper. There are so many versions out there, but I am so far most impressed with this Galaxy S3 Water Dandelion LWP.

APK is one provided by XDA member pratikverma28 and it comes with editable waves.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1750988

I don't like the quality of the stock wallpaper, so I advise you use your own ones.

By far the best setting I have is as follow:

Quality: High
Refraction quality: Middle
Cycles: 3
Wave weight: 400
Spreading speed: Medium
Fade range: 100
Refractive: 20
Random creation: None

Ripples from CUSTOM ROM:
For i9100 SGS2, AllianceROM by XDA Senior Member Goldieking comes with a S3 Ripple lockscreen. You may want to give it a go.


TouchWizUX

Thanks to XDA Senior Member Smando who keeps working on better versions. The latest beta version provide landscape view.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1666384

Beta 3 version is out (Thanks to Xavaris)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=1469

Smart Stay

XDA Senior member elnoxvie Smart Stay.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1708012
(Interestingly, I just realised that the phone on the right is not S3!!!)

Popup Play

Simply download Super Video, Floating & Popup from Google Play
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...net.PopupVideo

Burst Shots

XDA Senior member androidindian's production Fast Burst Camera
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1709506

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S Voice

UNSTABLE (NOT RECOMMENDING)

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The following functions require Tasker to imitate.

You can download the beta version of Tasker here:
http://tasker.dinglisch.net/beta.html


Smart Alert

Choose the type of alerts that fits your needs from the link below:
http://tasker.wikidot.com/misnotrem



Direct Call

If you want to implement Direct Call on SMS, Naver LINE and Whatsapp, you'll need Tasker.


<Updated>
For my Tasker Profiles, please download from below:
Call-LINE (Shake Phone Left-Right Gesture)

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/48481471/Tas...l-LINE.prf.xml

Call-Whatsapp (Pick Up Phone Gesture)

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/48481471/Tas...tsapp1.prf.xml

For the tutorial to set up Direct Call with Whatsapp, please see Chef_Tony's:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1715549

For Task Edit for Whatsapp, use this,


For Task Edit for Naver LINE, use this I have created,


(Points to note is that your gesture has to be performed slowly during actual use, and the speed of automation is really slow. If you are tired of the slow reaction and the retrying, I highly recommend you not set the Sensor as Gesture, choose Shake instead.)



Want More?
[YOUTUBE]MBeEEuT-Lrw[/YOUTUBE]




S3 Ringtones
I have prepared a RAR file of the S3 Ringtones, you can download it here.

More updates on this thread if the development continues.

Thank you for reading!
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25th June 2012, 07:42 PM |#2  
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Tasker Profiles Uploaded
If you want to download my Tasker Profiles for Samsung GS3 Direct Call Imitation for Whatsapp and Naver LINE, please check out the first post of this thread.
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theyre all good ideas but need BIG improvement!

Tried them all and can't stand them
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Originally Posted by ~arron~

theyre all good ideas but need BIG improvement!

Tried them all and can't stand them

Yes, they aren't for everyone, but definitely something to look at in the future. In fact, Tasker allows users to tailor-make your own functions, way ahead of S3, you can browse http://tasker.wikidot.com/profile-index
for something you like.


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TouchWizUX and Smart Alert
Added links to TouchWizUX by Smando and Smart Alert imitation.
26th June 2012, 11:43 AM |#6  
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Hi,

Smart alert imitation ?

Quote:

Smart alert:
As soon as you pick up the phone after leaving it alone for some time, the S3 gives a vibrating nudge to notify you of all the calls & messages you missed in between that period.

But, with your link,

Quote:

The reminder will sound/vibrate every 10 minutes until all monitored notifications are cleared

It's not the same unless i'm wrong ...

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Quote:
Originally Posted by sikuland

Hi,

Smart alert imitation ?



But, with your link,



It's not the same unless i'm wrong ...

Thanks

Most of these are just imitations, not fully equivalent, but the link I provided does deals with missed calls, missed messages as they will be notified.



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Quote:
Originally Posted by sikuland

Hi,

Smart alert imitation ?



But, with your link,



It's not the same unless i'm wrong ...

Thanks

Actually, I will see if I can make changes to that Profile provided in the link, when I have managed to make it almost the same as Smart Alert, I will post the Profile here for the community to download
27th June 2012, 09:48 AM |#9  
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Well done.

You can add S-voice.
27th June 2012, 10:58 AM |#10  
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Don't forget Dandelion LWP!

Click!
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Quote:
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Don't forget Dandelion LWP!

Click!

I actually thought about that, but that isn't exactly a lockscreen ripple. Still thinking about adding or not.

Maybe you can try to convince me.
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