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  Reply # 422680 30-Dec-2010 18:12 Send private message

delete.

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  Reply # 422681 30-Dec-2010 18:13 Send private message

... Is this the correct sequence?

1) Uninstall one-click-lag-fix
2) Backup apps with titanium backup; backup APN settings?
3) Download the "wipe" version of darkys to sdcard
4) Boot into clockworkmod recovery
5) Apply the darkys zip update, reboot, wait as it installs
6) Restore individual apps with titanium as needed (or maybe just appbrain sync?)
7) Use it.

Anything missing?  Will it lose any NZ specific settings that I need to worry about?

Cheers,
Len.



That sounds right Len. You will end up with KOR for your CSC but there doesn't seem to be any impact from that. You can change it back to your VNZ code by deleting nv_data.bin with root explorer (aslong as you have nv_data.bk in the same directory).

Don't forget to backup your efs folder.

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  Reply # 422721 30-Dec-2010 19:43 Send private message

I haven't finished catching up on the Doc thread (not even been home from work an hour yet) but the kitchen is already up!

I thought I'd just bowl on in there (the link) and it's overloaded.  No surprise there.  I would have thought being on the other side of the world to the majority (ok, I'm making large assumptions) that it would be quiet during our night time - their early morning)  Alas no!  This is where you learn of all the lurkers that never posted (needed to or whatever) that have been following the progress with great interest.

See even Darky popped in to say something complimentary earlier.  Right, off to press the f5 button again.

I have drained my battery (it did it overnight without any assistance from me!) and have it fully charged.  But I'll recalibrate the battery stats when I flash the next rom.  [presses F5 again].




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  Reply # 422768 30-Dec-2010 21:24 Send private message

Lenbok: I currently have a VF galaxy S on 2.1. The only mod type stuff I have done to it (when I originally got it a couple of months ago) are:
- reinstate 3 button recovery
- root
- install one-click-lag-fix
- tried out clockworkmod recovery for doing a backup

It does still bog down a bit after say a week of uptime, but a reboot usually fixes that.  I'm interested in updating to something >2.1 mainly for a faster experience and for other 2.2 goodness. I'm not really interested in switching between ROMs on a daily basis, I pretty much want something useable until a stable gingerbread ROM comes out, presumably in another few months. I'm thinking either stock 2.2.1 (is that officially out for VF? I'm a linux user and don't run kies), or maybe Darkys 7.6. If I go for the latter it sounds like I don't even need to involve a PC... Is this the correct sequence?

1) Uninstall one-click-lag-fix
2) Backup apps with titanium backup; backup APN settings?
3) Download the "wipe" version of darkys to sdcard
4) Boot into clockworkmod recovery
5) Apply the darkys zip update, reboot, wait as it installs
6) Restore individual apps with titanium as needed (or maybe just appbrain sync?)
7) Use it.

Anything missing?  Will it lose any NZ specific settings that I need to worry about?

Cheers,
Len.



I'm a bit late I suspect.  I hope you also took a copy of /efs (holds all the files for your IMEI).  And once you've flashed another rom, check the IMEI to make sure it's still the same :)




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  Reply # 422771 30-Dec-2010 21:29 Send private message

Have you guys been restoring your nv_data.bin files to get your old CSC back? I haven't bothered yet as I don't know of any benefit of doing so, is there any?

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  Reply # 422788 30-Dec-2010 22:33 Send private message

Lenbok: I currently have a VF galaxy S on 2.1. The only mod type stuff I have done to it (when I originally got it a couple of months ago) are:
- reinstate 3 button recovery
- root
- install one-click-lag-fix
- tried out clockworkmod recovery for doing a backup

It does still bog down a bit after say a week of uptime, but a reboot usually fixes that.  I'm interested in updating to something >2.1 mainly for a faster experience and for other 2.2 goodness. I'm not really interested in switching between ROMs on a daily basis, I pretty much want something useable until a stable gingerbread ROM comes out, presumably in another few months. I'm thinking either stock 2.2.1 (is that officially out for VF? I'm a linux user and don't run kies), or maybe Darkys 7.6. If I go for the latter it sounds like I don't even need to involve a PC... Is this the correct sequence?

1) Uninstall one-click-lag-fix
2) Backup apps with titanium backup; backup APN settings?
3) Download the "wipe" version of darkys to sdcard
4) Boot into clockworkmod recovery
5) Apply the darkys zip update, reboot, wait as it installs
6) Restore individual apps with titanium as needed (or maybe just appbrain sync?)
7) Use it.

Anything missing?  Will it lose any NZ specific settings that I need to worry about?

Cheers,
Len.



There seems to be some funny business getting MMS (PXT) working on these custom rom's here in NZ.

Unless I missed the fix? haven't tried for a bit. Someone please tell me if I did. I'm on Darky's 7.6...

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  Reply # 422792 30-Dec-2010 22:37 Send private message

Forgotten: Have you guys been restoring your nv_data.bin files to get your old CSC back? I haven't bothered yet as I don't know of any benefit of doing so, is there any?


I have been. No, I'm not aware of any benefits/disadvantages.

However, its one less thing to consider when that inexplicable moment arrives when something doesn't behave as expected.

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  Reply # 422932 31-Dec-2010 12:24 Send private message

fahrenheit:
That sounds right Len. You will end up with KOR for your CSC but there doesn't seem to be any impact from that. You can change it back to your VNZ code by deleting nv_data.bin with root explorer (aslong as you have nv_data.bk in the same directory).

Don't forget to backup your efs folder.


I did back up the efs folder. Did the darkys install no sweat, also deleted the nv_data.bin and rebooted to get the CSC correct. Haven't tried any calling/SMS/MMS yet, because I'm having trouble getting my contacts back on the phone - on 2.1 I had all my contacts syncing via syncml with funambol, but with the new firmware I can't get it to add the funambol account - probably funambol flakiness.

Any other suggestions how to get my contacts back? (maybe from a backup?)


Cheers,
Len.



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  Reply # 422968 31-Dec-2010 13:16 Send private message

I've cooked my first ROM from Doc/Stefunel's kitchen.  md5 matches so it's all go to flash.  But I wont do it while at work, you know, in case I' stuffed up and forgot to add in an important app or something (excluded MMS [eek])




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  Reply # 423036 31-Dec-2010 17:16 Send private message

Maybe of interest to those looking for battery savings and under-volting.  I run a Captivate and Assonance 5.2 (Froyo), but I guess the CPU setup's pretty much the same and what I've got could be achieved by others here.

I've had a sliding scale of UV down from 1200MHz happily for a couple of weeks: -25, -50, -75, -100, -125, -150.  Earlier attempts to lower the 1000Mhz further resulted in the odd FC.

So that's -150mV at 100MHz, CPU voltage down from 950mV to 800mV.

Then I found out about this the useful file that tells about time spent at different CPU speeds.  I didn't realise that mine can spend upwards of 60% of its time at 100Mhz, and that a drop in voltage at that speed would have the biggest benefit. To grab the file onto your PC using adb:
adb pull /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/stats/time_in_state

I'm now testing -175mV on 100MHz and so far so good.

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  Reply # 423037 31-Dec-2010 17:37 Send private message

Lenbok: I currently have a VF galaxy S on 2.1. The only mod type stuff I have done to it (when I originally got it a couple of months ago) are:
- reinstate 3 button recovery
- root
- install one-click-lag-fix
- tried out clockworkmod recovery for doing a backup

It does still bog down a bit after say a week of uptime, but a reboot usually fixes that.  I'm interested in updating to something >2.1 mainly for a faster experience and for other 2.2 goodness. I'm not really interested in switching between ROMs on a daily basis, I pretty much want something useable until a stable gingerbread ROM comes out, presumably in another few months. I'm thinking either stock 2.2.1 (is that officially out for VF? I'm a linux user and don't run kies), or maybe Darkys 7.6. If I go for the latter it sounds like I don't even need to involve a PC... Is this the correct sequence?

1) Uninstall one-click-lag-fix
2) Backup apps with titanium backup; backup APN settings?
3) Download the "wipe" version of darkys to sdcard
4) Boot into clockworkmod recovery
5) Apply the darkys zip update, reboot, wait as it installs
6) Restore individual apps with titanium as needed (or maybe just appbrain sync?)
7) Use it.

Anything missing?  Will it lose any NZ specific settings that I need to worry about?

Cheers,
Len.



i have a feeling you can't restore backed up apps when going from 2.1 -> 2.2




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  Reply # 423038 31-Dec-2010 17:40 Send private message


i have a feeling you can't restore backed up apps when going from 2.1 -> 2.2


No problems for me.  User apps + data fine, System apps & data a no-go.

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  Reply # 423080 31-Dec-2010 21:34 Send private message

I cooked another (that's 3 - who's counting ;-)) rom tonight.  This time directly from my phone.  Downloaded and flashed without a hitch.  I'm hoping my battery life will improve.  Especially since I've left my wall charger at work.  How fortunate I have to go into work on Tuesday [rolls eyes]




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  Reply # 423138 1-Jan-2011 11:08 Send private message

Hallelujah, my battery life improved!  I woke up (too early) to 71% still remaining, and that after using my phone a little after I went to bed, and then again at midnight.

Anyway, if anyone wants to keep up with the changes to the "kitchen" that Doc and Stefunel have created, Doc is posting updates on twitter now.  <- -  for the link.

Whatever was done in v7.1 of the new base rom seems to have righted the wrongs of the wifi (which was being blamed for the poor battery stats).  I'm a happy camper!

Happy New Year to you all Laughing




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  Reply # 423204 1-Jan-2011 17:24 Send private message

Neets:
kareny89:
Neets:
kareny89: Thanks for your patience Damager. But it's still not working, the same old problem. I wonder if this is a manufacturer's fault or if I am not doing the right thing. The Messaging app isn't working either, I had to download Handcent SMS to txt.


If you go back to the stock messaging app, check that the Message Centre has +6421600600 in it.  You don't get any option in Handcent to put that setting in, but you do in the stock Messaging app.

Do you have APN Backup and Restore app installed on your phone?  I could send you my xml file (used for restoring the settings). Then you'd just fire up APN Backup and Restore and select the restore option, you'll get my settings.  Which I suspect are exactly the same as yours but you never know.

If you're interested send me a PM with your email address and I'll fire the attachment through.

You save the xml file on your internal SD under sdcard/APNBackupRestore


Yup I've checked the Message Centre on the stock messaging app. It has the correct number. opening the application wasn;t a problem it was when I tried to open up a conversation and when I want to send a message that I get stuck. It says "sorry! the application Messaging (processcom.android.mms) has stopped unexpectedly. please try again).

I don't have APN Backup and Restore app installed on my phone. What you have sounds awesome! I have just sent you a PM. Thanks for sharing! Fingers crossed that will solve the problem!


Hiya, I've emailed the xml file and some brief instructions.  Let us know how you get on.  Cheers


Hey Neets and Damager. Thanks so much for your help! Both my internet browswer and other apps (facebook, gmail and daily briefing) can connect to the internet now after restoring using the file and the APN backup and restore app =)

But the default Messaging app is still not working. I will take it back to parallel important this weekend for them to have a look.


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