Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 182 | 183 | 184 | 185 | 186 | 187 | 188 | 189 | 190 | 191 | 192 | 193 | 194 | 195 | 196 | 197 | 198 | 199 | 200 | 201 | 202 | ... | 427
330 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 417557 15-Dec-2010 11:45 Send private message

Oh I see. Well, I will try both Richthofen's and Dean-O's methods this arvo. Hopefully I can do that without bricking my phone. hahaha...

Thanks for your help today Neets. :>

2153 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 19


  Reply # 417558 15-Dec-2010 11:46 Send private message

btw - the bug i had with GPS seems to be related to SwitchPro widget and disabling data.




HTPC - Intel i3-2100 / 12GB DDR3 / GA-Z77X-UD5H / HD4670 1GB / HVR2200 / 750GB + 4 x 3TB / Win 7 x64 / MediaPortal 1.5
PC - Intel e8500 / 8GB DDR2 / HD5830 1GB / Win7 x64

330 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 417560 15-Dec-2010 11:50 Send private message

Neets:
Wipeout:]Thanks Neets. There is also this: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CDRVTRFI which I found on Whirlpool. It doesn't require changing fw, like you had to. It's quite recent. I will check that out, because I'm not keen on changing my product code, due to warranty. :> 


The link you provided is for the download of the file.  I don't know what this is for. 

Also, did you know that when you post a link, if you select the 2nd option in the drop down list for the "window" to open, it will open the link in a NEW window i.e the Geekzone tab remains and isn't replaced by the link you've provided.  Much nicer not to be kicked out of Geekzone when you're viewing another link :-)  There's my Christmas wish, I don't ask for much Innocent
hahahaha.. sorry. 

Oh and the download file is from the thread that I can not find on Whirlpool. It's called  Easy_Updater_(3BF)_for_Samsung_Galaxy_S_I9000.rar. Apparently it's a modified version of Richthofen's 3 button combo fix.  

618 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 34

Trusted

  Reply # 417563 15-Dec-2010 11:59 Send private message

kiwijunglist: Where was your phone purchased do you know the region code?

You can use this - XDA Kies Registry Patcher

It changes region code in kies to a region where 2.2 update is available for your phone.  Then you can goto 2.2, then apply chainfire.  After that use root explorer or terminal (free, but more complicated) to backup your efs directory.  I never needed to use kies registry patcher because my phone was parallel imported (I think it was from germany).


Be aware that doing this can still result in a bricked phone if you do not have the three button recovery working.

Hence, it IS a fault despite what Samsung NZ might try to claim. The people at samsung claiming this should be fired.

2153 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 19


  Reply # 417565 15-Dec-2010 12:04 Send private message

yup i agree. any sort of updating / flashing can go wrong. If you want to be 100% warranty covered you can't do any fw/kernal/lagfix/root mods, it's just the way it is.  In the kies registry patcher thread the author states you should have 3 button download mode, not 3 button recovery mode, but perhaps he meant to say 3 button recovery.




HTPC - Intel i3-2100 / 12GB DDR3 / GA-Z77X-UD5H / HD4670 1GB / HVR2200 / 750GB + 4 x 3TB / Win 7 x64 / MediaPortal 1.5
PC - Intel e8500 / 8GB DDR2 / HD5830 1GB / Win7 x64

618 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 34

Trusted

  Reply # 417567 15-Dec-2010 12:12 Send private message

Wipeout:
Yes, I was trying that second time around, after the failed msg came through. I then downloaded that Richtofen's file and attached it to PDA, but as I've mentioned before, it came back as failed. I just think I should have started again, by unplugging my phone etc. But I was just scared to touch it, because it was stuck in download mode. 


I would be the same. I'd want some reason to believe it was the right thing to do, or atleast I had exhausted the options.


What I will do, is that I will follow Richthofen's instruction when I'm doing this second time. I need to go out for a little while, but will try it this arvo. Will keep you updated. Thanks for the advice bud. :>


Yes, this is best done when rested and when the house is quiet. You don't want distractions helping you forget some piece of info.


Edit, Clockwork mod is something that allows me to back up my current fw, right?


Yes, it claims to do that... e.g. I did that, it seemed to work, but I have not verified it by restoring it.

Oh, no problem re the advice! glad to help.


1375 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 417568 15-Dec-2010 12:13 Send private message

Wipeout:
Neets:
Wipeout:]Thanks Neets. There is also this: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CDRVTRFI which I found on Whirlpool. It doesn't require changing fw, like you had to. It's quite recent. I will check that out, because I'm not keen on changing my product code, due to warranty. :> 


The link you provided is for the download of the file.  I don't know what this is for. 

Also, did you know that when you post a link, if you select the 2nd option in the drop down list for the "window" to open, it will open the link in a NEW window i.e the Geekzone tab remains and isn't replaced by the link you've provided.  Much nicer not to be kicked out of Geekzone when you're viewing another link :-)  There's my Christmas wish, I don't ask for much Innocent
hahahaha.. sorry. 

Oh and the download file is from the thread that I can not find on Whirlpool. It's called  Easy_Updater_(3BF)_for_Samsung_Galaxy_S_I9000.rar. Apparently it's a modified version of Richthofen's 3 button combo fix.  



Mmmmm, I think he's retracted it.  The Whirlpool link I provided I think is the one you're also talking about.  This from Dean-O on the last page of the thread:

Unbelievably, there are still phones being purchased without three button download/recovery combinations. To date I have still had no reports of bricked phones from using the update included with my Easy Updater program. However, I have had one instance where it didn't work (the phone continued to work as before, but still no three button combinations). I subsequently solved the issue using an updated procedure.

For fear that it might not work for others, or worse still, it might result in a bricking, I would like to recommend that people cease using Easy Updater (3BF), unless you are reapplying it to your phone, having applied it successfully in the past and then lost it from flashing. In the near future I will put together a package that has all the tools and instructions you need based on this fix (0 brick reports internationally). If, in the meantime, you decide to follow the instructions on that site and find that your unlucky enough to have an 'x0' phone, note that as an alternative to the experimental fix there is Richtofen's Odin-based fix. The fix itself is safe, but personally I prefer not to use Odin, especially for bootloader stuff, as if it fails during the transfer of the bootloader your phone may be bricked. Having said that, newer versions of Odin are notably more stable, or you could consider using Heimdall.




Samsung Galaxy S I9000 16GB (Optus) | 32GB SD | CM9
Samsung Galaxy S I9100 16GB | 64 GB SD | Omega v9 (UK origin on XT Network)
Asus Eee Transformer Pad 32GB | 16 GB SD | ICS 4.0.3 stock (rooted)

695 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 24


  Reply # 417618 15-Dec-2010 14:05 Send private message

Darkyy has just uploaded v5.4 of his custom rom.

I didn't even realise there was a v5.3....

n4

694 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 417632 15-Dec-2010 14:19 Send private message

fahrenheit: Darkyy has just uploaded v5.4 of his custom rom.

I didn't even realise there was a v5.3....


And Doc has released v4 of his JPU ROM. Hmm... what to do, what to do :-)

Currently on Darkyy 5.2, but had a couple of versions of Doc's ROMs before that...




Sony Xperia Z2, on 2degrees

1375 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 417634 15-Dec-2010 14:21 Send private message

fahrenheit: Darkyy has just uploaded v5.4 of his custom rom.

I didn't even realise there was a v5.3....


Hmmm, might have to go over to the "Darkyy" side since Doc is likely to be backing off from creating ROMs for the SGS, he's ordered a Nexus. 

Like all software, you want to know the support and upgrades are continuing.  No point falling in love with something and then finding it out of date (if you're Hugh you have a solution for that).

What I don't like about Darkyy is his annoyance on the Doc thread.  Seems like he's stirring the pot unnecessarily.  Makes me feel disloyal to jump camps but then Doc doesn't know me from a bar of soap.  I'm sure I'll not be missed ;-)




Samsung Galaxy S I9000 16GB (Optus) | 32GB SD | CM9
Samsung Galaxy S I9100 16GB | 64 GB SD | Omega v9 (UK origin on XT Network)
Asus Eee Transformer Pad 32GB | 16 GB SD | ICS 4.0.3 stock (rooted)

825 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 417635 15-Dec-2010 14:21 Send private message

n4:
fahrenheit: Darkyy has just uploaded v5.4 of his custom rom.

I didn't even realise there was a v5.3....


And Doc has released v4 of his JPU ROM. Hmm... what to do, what to do :-)

Currently on Darkyy 5.2, but had a couple of versions of Doc's ROMs before that...


Whatever you decide, let us know. . . . . I feel I may be coming down with a case of flash fever over the weekend!!!!




Life is mostly froth and bubble, two things stand like stone - kindness in another's trouble, courage in your own.

SGSIII
ROM: WanamLite v1.3    Kernel: Ninphetamine v1.1.0   Modem: DXLEA

SGSII (Now belongs to SWMBO)
ROM: WanamLite v12     Kernel: Siyah v3.3.2   Modem: BVLPB

SGS
 (Cat's chew toy)

If you need a download-mode jig ASAP, you're welcome to borrow mine!  Works with SGS I/II/III.  I also have a SIM cutter available (Dunedin) - happy to post either to you at your cost.

1375 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 417636 15-Dec-2010 14:23 Send private message

Ahhh, I meant to post this morning.  With Wifi set to off when the screen is asleep (or whatever it's called) my phone lost 34% overnight.  That's pi$$ poor in my opinion.  I'll def. be going to a custom rom.  I pledge my allegiance to .... [watch this space]




Samsung Galaxy S I9000 16GB (Optus) | 32GB SD | CM9
Samsung Galaxy S I9100 16GB | 64 GB SD | Omega v9 (UK origin on XT Network)
Asus Eee Transformer Pad 32GB | 16 GB SD | ICS 4.0.3 stock (rooted)

1375 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 417638 15-Dec-2010 14:23 Send private message

nofam:
n4:
fahrenheit: Darkyy has just uploaded v5.4 of his custom rom.

I didn't even realise there was a v5.3....


And Doc has released v4 of his JPU ROM. Hmm... what to do, what to do :-)

Currently on Darkyy 5.2, but had a couple of versions of Doc's ROMs before that...


Whatever you decide, let us know. . . . . I feel I may be coming down with a case of flash fever over the weekend!!!!


you can hold out that long?  I admire your stamina!




Samsung Galaxy S I9000 16GB (Optus) | 32GB SD | CM9
Samsung Galaxy S I9100 16GB | 64 GB SD | Omega v9 (UK origin on XT Network)
Asus Eee Transformer Pad 32GB | 16 GB SD | ICS 4.0.3 stock (rooted)

695 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 24


  Reply # 417645 15-Dec-2010 14:32 Send private message

Neets:
fahrenheit: Darkyy has just uploaded v5.4 of his custom rom.

I didn't even realise there was a v5.3....


Hmmm, might have to go over to the "Darkyy" side since Doc is likely to be backing off from creating ROMs for the SGS, he's ordered a Nexus. 

Like all software, you want to know the support and upgrades are continuing.  No point falling in love with something and then finding it out of date (if you're Hugh you have a solution for that).

What I don't like about Darkyy is his annoyance on the Doc thread.  Seems like he's stirring the pot unnecessarily.  Makes me feel disloyal to jump camps but then Doc doesn't know me from a bar of soap.  I'm sure I'll not be missed ;-)


One of them is 18 years old and the other 47. I think that probably explains some of the errr... gesturing.
The impetuousness of youth probably also explains why we saw v5.3, then v5.4 in quick succession today. I'd prefer to see him pull it back a little in both his bravado and release frequency, but there is probably a lot of peer pressure playing into it sadly. The mob are demanding.

I sound old and ungrateful.

1375 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 417650 15-Dec-2010 14:46 Send private message

fahrenheit:
Neets:
fahrenheit: Darkyy has just uploaded v5.4 of his custom rom.

I didn't even realise there was a v5.3....


Hmmm, might have to go over to the "Darkyy" side since Doc is likely to be backing off from creating ROMs for the SGS, he's ordered a Nexus. 

Like all software, you want to know the support and upgrades are continuing.  No point falling in love with something and then finding it out of date (if you're Hugh you have a solution for that).

What I don't like about Darkyy is his annoyance on the Doc thread.  Seems like he's stirring the pot unnecessarily.  Makes me feel disloyal to jump camps but then Doc doesn't know me from a bar of soap.  I'm sure I'll not be missed ;-)


One of them is 18 years old and the other 47. I think that probably explains some of the errr... gesturing.
The impetuousness of youth probably also explains why we saw v5.3, then v5.4 in quick succession today. I'd prefer to see him pull it back a little in both his bravado and release frequency, but there is probably a lot of peer pressure playing into it sadly. The mob are demanding.

I sound old and ungrateful.


Gosh, I'm impressed you know their ages.
I saw what happened right at the beginning with Darkyy apparently flogging Docs rom as his own which I thought (if true - appears to be) a bit on the nose. 

Does Darkyy have people beta testing like Doc does?  Being employed by a software company I value beta programmes and like to believe what ends up released is as good as it can be (with the included functionality).  I'm such an idealist ;-)




Samsung Galaxy S I9000 16GB (Optus) | 32GB SD | CM9
Samsung Galaxy S I9100 16GB | 64 GB SD | Omega v9 (UK origin on XT Network)
Asus Eee Transformer Pad 32GB | 16 GB SD | ICS 4.0.3 stock (rooted)

1 | ... | 182 | 183 | 184 | 185 | 186 | 187 | 188 | 189 | 190 | 191 | 192 | 193 | 194 | 195 | 196 | 197 | 198 | 199 | 200 | 201 | 202 | ... | 427
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Lightbox press event release
Created by freitasm, last reply by Flickky on 31-Jul-2014 23:06 (85 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


New Mobile plans coming?
Created by nunasdream, last reply by BigHammer on 31-Jul-2014 19:32 (74 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Does acupuncture work?
Created by timmmay, last reply by darkasdes2 on 31-Jul-2014 22:30 (49 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Checking UHF aerial is working
Created by OnceBitten, last reply by B1GGLZ on 28-Jul-2014 21:49 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


2010 Honda Jazz, Suzuki Swift - which has higher maintenance cost?
Created by joker97, last reply by jonathan18 on 31-Jul-2014 10:47 (76 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


No PIN No Pay
Created by old3eyes, last reply by Kyanar on 31-Jul-2014 23:32 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


2 x PS4s to give away. Geekzone members only.
Created by BigPipeNZ, last reply by bjorn on 31-Jul-2014 15:43 (72 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Hierarchy of a mistake: Gerry Brownlee
Created by joker97, last reply by DonGould on 29-Jul-2014 21:57 (93 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.