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  Reply # 400229 4-Nov-2010 15:28 Send private message


Ok, and one other thing. Make sure you have a fully charged battery before Flashing, and you should keep your phone plugged in (either USB or wall socket) which flashing. You wont see the Samsung Galaxy screen appear when you're charging, it'll be a little round sun type symbol (scrolling around the "rays") - like the equivalent of the hour glass you'd see on the computer - do you know what I mean? So when you see that, that's when you let the buttons go and you see the recovery menu options.




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  Reply # 400236 4-Nov-2010 15:47 Send private message

Thanks, I didn't know that the logo was different when going into recovery mode when pluged into power source.

1. Why do you date the efs folder?

2. So is clock work recovery just for restoring an nandroid backup, or does clock work recovery actually back things up as well.

3. have you seen a guide on using adb to backup efs? I don't really see the point in buying root explorer just to backup efs.




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  Reply # 400259 4-Nov-2010 16:15 Send private message

kiwijunglist:

3. have you seen a guide on using adb to backup efs? I don't really see the point in buying root explorer just to backup efs.


Android Mate is capable of seeing hidden files/folders and it's free so might be a useful addition to the ROM kit. AppBrain is how I found it. Clunky navigation but seems to work.

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  Reply # 400320 4-Nov-2010 19:25 Send private message

kiwijunglist: Thanks, I didn't know that the logo was different when going into recovery mode when pluged into power source.

1. Why do you date the efs folder?

2. So is clock work recovery just for restoring an nandroid backup, or does clock work recovery actually back things up as well.

3. have you seen a guide on using adb to backup efs? I don't really see the point in buying root explorer just to backup efs.


Sorry for the delay, run training to get out the way first.

1.  I'm just that sort of person.  I've taken a copy of /efs each time I've upgraded to a different version, and different ROM.  I work for a software company, I guess it's just something from work that's crossed over to the way I mess about with my phone.  At least with the dates I can marry up the folder to the version/ROM I've flashed at the time.

2.  Backs up as well.  It takes a complete copy of your phone, and then you can restore any backup you've taken.  The files are automatically dated with the time.  I remove the time and give it a name e.g:  Doc_Kalpik v6

3.  If you use Terminal Emulator (free app) then you can use that to take a copy of the /efs/nv_data.bin file. These are the instructions I had saved:

Terminal Emulator

Type:  su (this will put you into SuperUser)

** screen should look like:

$ export PATH=/data/local/bin:$PATH

$su#

 

Use this tool to backup your /efs

Type: cp /efs/nv_data.bin /sdcard/

(this command is:  copy /efs/nv_data.bin to the /sdcard directory)

 

If you get the cp: not found

 

Type this instead at the $

busybox cp /efs/nv_data.bin /sdcard/




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  Reply # 400411 4-Nov-2010 22:55 Send private message

Update to Froyo was successful.

Over the next few days I'll bung some notes together about the experience which, by and large, was relatively tragedy free. But there are some hooks for the unwary. I don't see this flashing ROMs catching on as a viable alternative to watching footy or going out to dinner though.

However, it might offer the friendless or socially inept something to keep them amused into the wee small hours of an inclement Sunday or two. Regrettably, that's experience talking. Oh well, it should all be "snappy and fluid" in Androidville now.

More later. Smile
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  Reply # 400422 4-Nov-2010 23:36 Send private message

Looks like JPP has just come out via Kies WITHOUT a registry hack... Sounds official... Investigating more now...

EDIT: Kies taking forever to update, will have to flash tomorrow. Probably for the best, get to see if its worth it!!!




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  Reply # 400427 4-Nov-2010 23:50 Send private message

New version of Kies also - v1.5.3.10103.100
The update looks very fast @ 31% after 8 minutes...
Hmm looks like they've beefed up the server resource for Kies.
& Kies actually told me that an update was available without me having to check...
Froyo?

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  Reply # 400429 4-Nov-2010 23:54 Send private message

Wow!
Kies updated & installed in under 10 minutes without a "The Internet is disconnected" dialog!!! First time ever!

Still no Froyo upgrade though :-(

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  Reply # 400436 5-Nov-2010 01:20 Send private message

DrD: Model Name: GT-I9000
Current Version: PDA:JH1 / Phone:JH1 / CSC:JH2
The latest version is already installed on connected device


Model name: GT-I9000
Current version: PDA:JPO / PHONE:JPP / CSC:JPO
This device's version cannot be updated

Looks like I'll be flashing back to Eclair for the official release of Froyo...

Can't get the missing apps to install successfully - Swype, Google Maps, GPS - a whole bunch of stuff. I guess I'll be digging around the web hunting out clues or fixes. I'd just download them all as apps and reinstall them if I could find them. Not looking promising though.

Oh well, we tinker with stuff and stuff happens.

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  Reply # 400452 5-Nov-2010 06:42 Send private message

ArtooDetoo:
DrD: Model Name: GT-I9000
Current Version: PDA:JH1 / Phone:JH1 / CSC:JH2
The latest version is already installed on connected device


Model name: GT-I9000
Current version: PDA:JPO / PHONE:JPP / CSC:JPO
This device's version cannot be updated

Looks like I'll be flashing back to Eclair for the official release of Froyo...

Can't get the missing apps to install successfully - Swype, Google Maps, GPS - a whole bunch of stuff. I guess I'll be digging around the web hunting out clues or fixes. I'd just download them all as apps and reinstall them if I could find them. Not looking promising though.

Oh well, we tinker with stuff and stuff happens.

R2D2.




Have you done a synch with Appbrain?  That should show up any previously installed apps that can't be found on your phone.  Odd though that your Titanium restore hasn't restored the market apps.  I did read some people having problems with swype (assuming you went with a Doc_Kalpik ROM) and I'm sure if it's not included in one of the download files on the first page, someone will provide it for you if you post a question.  Though I've seen the download posted a couple of times already within the forum.

I'd say Doc_Kalpik will be putting out a suped up ROM of the official Froyo version when it's released.  There was already some chatter on the forum that it looked like they might have seen it.


EDIT:  Just checked the first page (did a search of the page for swype) and there's two versions of swype for download.  You put them on your internal SD and then go to recovery, use CWM to install a zip (you don't have to rename the zip to update).




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  Reply # 400454 5-Nov-2010 07:17 Send private message

Neets:
Have you done a synch with Appbrain?  That should show up any previously installed apps that can't be found on your phone.  Odd though that your Titanium restore hasn't restored the market apps.  I did read some people having problems with swype (assuming you went with a Doc_Kalpik ROM) and I'm sure if it's not included in one of the download files on the first page, someone will provide it for you if you post a question.  Though I've seen the download posted a couple of times already within the forum.

I'd say Doc_Kalpik will be putting out a suped up ROM of the official Froyo version when it's released.  There was already some chatter on the forum that it looked like they might have seen it.


EDIT:  Just checked the first page (did a search of the page for swype) and there's two versions of swype for download.  You put them on your internal SD and then go to recovery, use CWM to install a zip (you don't have to rename the zip to update).

 Yep. None of the missing apps showed up with AppBrain synch.

I did the apps package download and install with CWM restore but although the process ended with a success message, the apps don't appear in the app list. Just in case I fscked up, I re-did it twice with the same result each time. Could be I was doing something wrong, and that wouldn't surprise me at all, so I'll spend some time in the weekend attempting to solve this.

It's curious that the Samsung app updater doesn't appear to have been installed as that would seem to be part of the OS bundle for Samsung phones, and its presence would most probably have allowed the missing apps to be replaced.

Hmmmm...

Thanks for the suggestion Neets. If you have any Eureka moments then feel free to share.

Cheers,
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  Reply # 400458 5-Nov-2010 07:22 Send private message

Jus a wee update re the FM radio - Froyo does indeed fix the "left channel as mono over both channels" issue and the radio now performs with the R/L separation it should always have done.

Yaaaaayyyyy!!!

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  Reply # 400462 5-Nov-2010 07:45 Send private message

This should've been an edit, but the Edit button has vanished again, so...

Neets - downloaded the Swype zip and installed "successfully" with CWM but it doesn't show up in the Settings for input and there's no long press action on the Samsung std keyboard that enables it either.

So there's definitely something wrong with my ROM installation. Time to revert to Eclair and start afresh I think.

[Sighs, slowly shakes head and rolls eyes...] Laughing

Thanks again for the help though. Much appreciated.

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  Reply # 400472 5-Nov-2010 08:33 Send private message

Neets:
kiwijunglist: What apps / methods should i use to backup the phone prior to flashing, as I understand there is;

1. Titanium Backup - Only backs up apps / app data / system settings

2. Nandroid - Backups up entire phone including the firmware, kinda like a ghost image for your PC. Does this also backup EFS?

3. Clockwork Recovery?

4. Manual backup of efs data


1.  Yes  But the backup is useless if you're going from 2.1 to 2.2 as Eclair and Froyo treat the apps different
2.  Recommended by Doc as it does INclude the /efs
3.  I do this, I like to have it and name it a I choose to easily restore the phone to the same state it was when I took the backup - not essential
4.  I do this too, and I copy the folder and add the date to the folder.  But if you've done step 2, then this isn't necessary as you can get the /efs from the nandroid backup


Despite the issues with Kies (although some recent posts suggest that some of these issues may now have been addressed) I am waiting to update to 2.2 using Kies.

However, does the second comment no.1. above mean that, if I back-up my apps, install Froyo, restore my apps to the phone from the back-up, they will not work with Froyo???


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eracode:
Neets:
kiwijunglist: What apps / methods should i use to backup the phone prior to flashing, as I understand there is;

1. Titanium Backup - Only backs up apps / app data / system settings

2. Nandroid - Backups up entire phone including the firmware, kinda like a ghost image for your PC. Does this also backup EFS?

3. Clockwork Recovery?

4. Manual backup of efs data


1.  Yes  But the backup is useless if you're going from 2.1 to 2.2 as Eclair and Froyo treat the apps different
2.  Recommended by Doc as it does INclude the /efs
3.  I do this, I like to have it and name it a I choose to easily restore the phone to the same state it was when I took the backup - not essential
4.  I do this too, and I copy the folder and add the date to the folder.  But if you've done step 2, then this isn't necessary as you can get the /efs from the nandroid backup


Despite the issues with Kies (although some recent posts suggest that some of these issues may now have been addressed) I am waiting to update to 2.2 using Kies.

However, does the second comment no.1. above mean that, if I back-up my apps, install Froyo, restore my apps to the phone from the back-up, they will not work with Froyo???



That's right, it's been mentioned on the Whirlpool and XDA forums.  The backup of your apps from an Eclair build doesn't work with Froyo.  You can install the apps, but not the data.




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