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  Reply # 427656 16-Jan-2011 15:01 Send private message

hi all, this is mainly for the benefit of telecom sgs i9000T users who are trying to catch up to all the vodafone action: i was in your boat until about november last yr. there really seemed to be no support for 850mhz devices but as it turns out the resolution is reasonably simple once you begin to understand how it all comes together.

basically the PDA build of the firmware is universal, the phone/modem is the one that controls the radio and frequencies, and the CSC has all the regional build info.

i was running stock eclair 2.1, and upgraded to froyo 2.2 by applying the registry hack, and spoofing TNZ region, which allowed Kies to update my phone to DOJP2.

this was fine until late December, when i noticed Kies stating another update was available. i didnt read the versions carefully enough, and i flashed the phone again which put me into JJ1 or JL1 or something, which was a backwards step into Eclair again.

at this point i gave up with Kies and started trying to find out how to update the phone directly using Odin etc. I found this post by systemtech http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=74830 which detailed his efforts in upgrading the phone. he identified a specfic modem build that works in brazil? that seemed to be very fast and also compatible with 850mhz.

i downloaded the full XXJPY from samfirmware.com, and Odin 1.3. put the phone into download mode, and flashed JPY across... done in 5 mins and no issues at all. i then added just the JPA modem and reflashed the modem across, this worked fine as well. testing the phone saw me running full 2.2.1 with everything working, calls, txt, hsdpa data, wifi, etc.

i then decided to try Darky's rom as prompted by systemtech, this was the brand new v8.0 rom that was released about 4th Jan 2011. clockworkmod recovery was already on my handset as i found out, so all i did was copy Darky's rom into my internal SD memory, and run it from clockworkmod. instantly i had darky's rom working, but it had a weird modem build included. i just reflashed the JPA modem back on, and presto - full darky build, 2.2.1 (dubbed 2.3.1 by him, just a naming thing its not really gingerbread - yet) phone runs lightning fast, and after turning off "wifi always on" the phone lasts easily 48hrs with normal use, and about 30hours with moderate use, with all the added features like upgraded mail app, hacked camera, 5 icon touchwiz launcher, all sorts.

phone is like a brand new person now and there are updates flooding in constantly. so to all telecom users, theres no drama with getting your hardware up to date, just get a good speedy modem to flash on and all should be fine.

just wanted to share my experience for the likes of Shrapnel and defragger and other XT users who might be stuck or frustrated - i recommend the links in this post for alot of what i have described http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=74830

good luck!






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  Reply # 427732 16-Jan-2011 19:17 Send private message

lofreq: hi all, this is mainly for the benefit of telecom sgs i9000T users

[edited to save a bit of space]

just wanted to share my experience for the likes of Shrapnel and defragger and other XT users who might be stuck or frustrated - i recommend the links in this post for alot of what i have described http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=74830

good luck!




Nice write up.  I'm sure this will help the Telecom users.  If nothing else, to show it can be done, and what they're missing out on ;-)




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  Reply # 427741 16-Jan-2011 19:34 Send private message

Anyone using the Gingerbread keyboard .apk?  I was quite skeptical about how they'd improve the standard Android keyboard, but I have to say it's better in just about every respect.

Not sure if I'm ready to give up Swype yet though!




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.

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  Reply # 427749 16-Jan-2011 20:02 Send private message

Awesome info there lofreq. Much appreciated.

Will definitely help users like myself who are just getting into the custom rom scene. 

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  Reply # 427767 16-Jan-2011 21:13 Send private message

nofam: Anyone using the Gingerbread keyboard .apk?  I was quite skeptical about how they'd improve the standard Android keyboard, but I have to say it's better in just about every respect.

Not sure if I'm ready to give up Swype yet though!


Yeah I'm using the gingerbread keyboard. It's pretty damn cool. I like the sleek blackness. I'll go back to swiftkey when they implement a black keyboard. 

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  Reply # 427827 17-Jan-2011 00:19 Send private message

Neets:
Nice write up.  I'm sure this will help the Telecom users.  If nothing else, to show it can be done, and what they're missing out on ;-)


defragger: Awesome info there lofreq. Much appreciated.

Will definitely help users like myself who are just getting into the custom rom scene. 


no problem, i know how daunting this all was for me just a short while ago - im still no expert but i know enough to get the basics now, and i want to see more success and innovation with the XT handsets! i hope it helps some people, happy to help thats what this is all about anyway right otherwise we'd all be on iphones...

btw this afternoon i flashed up to Darky's 8.1 rom update. all went well, didnt use ODIN or anything, now that CWM recovery is on the phone all you do is copy the ROM to the sd card, boot into recovery mode, choose the rom and install - bam. quite a few updates to everything, the latest hardcore speedmod k12m - nicer graphics theme, and i had problems with the camera not working with 3rd party camera apps when you change the email.apk, however this seems to be resolved on this version, my RetroCamera and Vignette apps work perfectly now as well as the camera with the power-button-as-shutter hack, which is a great hack tbh

i will be testing the battery life of this new rom over the next week, hopefully it has enough endurance for a 2day stint with normal use, it will be tested hard on friday for Big Day Out!! will report results as it happens :)

and final interesting note, the ROM re-flashed XXJPY baseband modem onto my phone, surprisingly calls/text/HSDPA all work fine on 850mhz. ill keep this for now and see how we go, and compare to the JPA modem later on. but anyway, one less step for XT users flashing to 2.2.1 for the first time :)




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  Reply # 427830 17-Jan-2011 00:23 Send private message

Found some more helpful stuff in the XDA forums. Pretty much what lofreq is on about. It's nice to read up and understand before trying anything :)

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=909540




 

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  Reply # 427908 17-Jan-2011 10:49 Send private message

I'm starting to understand why the XDA guys say that Quadrant scores are meaningless to a large degree; my quadrant scores are actually getting lower as my phone gets quicker:

- Applied Voodoo lagfix (update.zip) to stock JH1 Eclair ROM just after purchasing the phone - 1677
- Flashed Voodoo kernel onto stock JP3 Froyo a few weeks back - 1460
- Running as per my sig with all Speedmod tweaks enabled, EXT4 conversion on /data, /dbdata, /cache & /system, phone is the the most responsive it's every been - 1281

From memory, converting partitions to EXT4 on XXJPY hasn't even given me an extra 100 points; the only advantage is that it's ready from boot a bit quicker.




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.

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  Reply # 427954 17-Jan-2011 12:08 Send private message

Doc is calling for CSC's to be submitted so he can add them to the kitchen at some stage, so can someone on the I9000T Froyo please extract the system directory from cache.rfs and upload it on XDA?

(@Neets - perfect time to sneak your OPS one in there too?) Laughing




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.

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  Reply # 427992 17-Jan-2011 13:13 Send private message

nofam: Doc is calling for CSC's to be submitted so he can add them to the kitchen at some stage, so can someone on the I9000T Froyo please extract the system directory from cache.rfs and upload it on XDA?

(@Neets - perfect time to sneak your OPS one in there too?) Laughing


Nice one.  I piped up confirming the link and then when I viewed my post (at the end) I saw someone had already requested it.  Back to my corner now :)




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  Reply # 427994 17-Jan-2011 13:18 Send private message

Neets:
nofam: Doc is calling for CSC's to be submitted so he can add them to the kitchen at some stage, so can someone on the I9000T Froyo please extract the system directory from cache.rfs and upload it on XDA?

(@Neets - perfect time to sneak your OPS one in there too?) Laughing


Nice one.  I piped up confirming the link and then when I viewed my post (at the end) I saw someone had already requested it.  Back to my corner now :)


Awesome - I see someone else had beat my VNZ post too, but the more the merrier!  I'm still not convinced that the CSC matters two hoots, but for the sake of completeness it'll be nice to have it correct.

Did you come down to Wanaka for the race?
 




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.

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  Reply # 427995 17-Jan-2011 13:18 Send private message

nofam: can someone on the I9000T Froyo please extract the system directory from cache.rfs and upload it on XDA?


id love to contribute, could someone link me a quick 'how to extract from cache.rfs' guide so i can learn how?




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  Reply # 428015 17-Jan-2011 13:50 Send private message

nofam:
Neets:
nofam: Doc is calling for CSC's to be submitted so he can add them to the kitchen at some stage, so can someone on the I9000T Froyo please extract the system directory from cache.rfs and upload it on XDA?

(@Neets - perfect time to sneak your OPS one in there too?) Laughing


Nice one.  I piped up confirming the link and then when I viewed my post (at the end) I saw someone had already requested it.  Back to my corner now :)


Awesome - I see someone else had beat my VNZ post too, but the more the merrier!  I'm still not convinced that the CSC matters two hoots, but for the sake of completeness it'll be nice to have it correct.

Did you come down to Wanaka for the race?
 


No :(  I really would have loved to be there.  Glad I wasn't racing.  Horrendous winds.  Had plenty of fiends in both the full and half. 

Is that where you're from nofam?




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  Reply # 428020 17-Jan-2011 13:53 Send private message

lofreq:
nofam: can someone on the I9000T Froyo please extract the system?directory from cache.rfs and upload it on XDA?


id love to contribute, could someone link me a quick 'how to extract from cache.rfs' guide so i can learn how?


This should work if someone wants to post it on xda, seems like a lot of crap in there for a csc though.

http://www.mediafire.com/?oezeh2oq22llx6t

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  Reply # 428022 17-Jan-2011 13:56 Send private message

lofreq:
nofam: can someone on the I9000T Froyo please extract the system directory from cache.rfs and upload it on XDA?


id love to contribute, could someone link me a quick 'how to extract from cache.rfs' guide so i can learn how?


If Doc is requesting "send link to unpacked csc files and description and country."

then I think all you need (and you'll need an app like Root Explorer and be mounted r/w) is to grab the CSC file from /system/csc/[folder for Telecom NZ].

Then upload the folder to the thread as a zip file.

If I'm making this overly simple just say now, I might have misunderstood just what's required.




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