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  Reply # 428023 17-Jan-2011 13:56 Send private message

No, I'm Dunedin-born and bred, but I love having Central Otago a stone's throw away; I could be surfing at St Clair in the morning, and then jetskiing down Lake Dunstan barely 3 hours later.

My partner has family in Cromwell, so we spend quite a bit of time there. 




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.

n4

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  Reply # 428026 17-Jan-2011 13:59 Send private message

No wonder this thread is so long! ;-)




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  Reply # 428037 17-Jan-2011 14:20 Send private message

wazz:
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


Thanks Wazz - have posted this on XDA - yes, quite amusing to see Telecom's crud in there; 8Mb for the Cache.rfs\system directory vs 3Kb for Vodafone ;-P

Quite nice wallpapers, but I'm not sure why they're referenced in the .xml files.  Interesting to see there's a couple of security certs in there too? 




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 # 428040 17-Jan-2011 14:29 Send private message

nofam: Thanks Wazz - have posted this on XDA - yes, quite amusing to see Telecom's crud in there; 8Mb for the Cache.rfs\system directory vs 3Kb for Vodafone ;-P

Quite nice wallpapers, but I'm not sure why they're referenced in the .xml files. ?Interesting to see there's a couple of security certs in there too??


Yeah I was wondering about the certs too, especially since one of them comes from mobilkom austria.

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  Reply # 428047 17-Jan-2011 14:43 Send private message

n4: No wonder this thread is so long! ;-)


Oh come on, what's a bit of gossip between friends :-D

@nofam:  love Dunners.  Went to school at Queen's High, my first job was in Dunedin.  And I used to work at D.I.C during the school holidays.  Yep, that old!




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  Reply # 428058 17-Jan-2011 15:05 Send private message

Neets:
n4: No wonder this thread is so long! ;-)


Oh come on, what's a bit of gossip between friends :-D

@nofam:  love Dunners.  Went to school at Queen's High, my first job was in Dunedin.  And I used to work at D.I.C during the school holidays.  Yep, that old!


The D.I.C??  Crikey!!  ;-x

The art gallery is on that spot now.

I'm a King's old boy actually, so there you go!  Wink




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 # 428071 17-Jan-2011 15:36 Send private message

Well I finally installed Angry Birds the other day (& I'm already addicted) and I'm experiencing wall to wall NZ specific AdMob ads with wifi or 3G enabled.

Anyone on a non-NZ CSC getting ads for other regions? If the CSC affects these, then I'd like a CSC from a poor communist country that hates capitalism.

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  Reply # 428078 17-Jan-2011 15:54 Send private message

fahrenheit: Well I finally installed Angry Birds the other day (& I'm already addicted) and I'm experiencing wall to wall NZ specific AdMob ads with wifi or 3G enabled.

Anyone on a non-NZ CSC getting ads for other regions? If the CSC affects these, then I'd like a CSC from a poor communist country that hates capitalism.


Do you have Root?  If so, find AdFree in the Market.

Or pony up and buy the paid version. . . . .  




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 # 428079 17-Jan-2011 15:58 Send private message

nofam:
fahrenheit: Well I finally installed Angry Birds the other day (& I'm already addicted) and I'm experiencing wall to wall NZ specific AdMob ads with wifi or 3G enabled.

Anyone on a non-NZ CSC getting ads for other regions? If the CSC affects these, then I'd like a CSC from a poor communist country that hates capitalism.


Do you have Root?  If so, find AdFree in the Market.

Or pony up and buy the paid version. . . . .  


Yes its rooted. Thanks for the tip.

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  Reply # 428082 17-Jan-2011 16:14 Send private message

fahrenheit: Well I finally installed Angry Birds the other day (& I'm already addicted) and I'm experiencing wall to wall NZ specific AdMob ads with wifi or 3G enabled.

Anyone on a non-NZ CSC getting ads for other regions? If the CSC affects these, then I'd like a CSC from a poor communist country that hates capitalism.


Must be a boy thing. I installed it.  Had a bit of a giggle at my lack of ability (didn't do well with Play Station either) and then got frustrated when I couldn't get past a level.

I uninstalled it.  Not because I suck, but didn't have time to play (and get good at it) and flashing the phone is a fulltime addiction, don't have time for another Tongue out.




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  Reply # 428095 17-Jan-2011 16:42 Send private message

Neets:
Must be a boy thing. I installed it. Had a bit of a giggle at my lack of ability (didn't do well with Play Station either) and then got frustrated when I couldn't get past a level.

I uninstalled it. Not because I suck, but didn't have time to play (and get good at it) and flashing the phone is a fulltime addiction, don't have time for another Tongue out.


I just wanted to check whether the adfree app was working and just now played 5 levels. One unproductive way to spend Monday afternoon...

The app works well. Thanks Nofam.

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  Reply # 428232 17-Jan-2011 21:54 Send private message

lofreq: 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!




Thanks lofreq, that's a great guide. So as I understand flashing the modem is just like changing the drivers for something on a pc? And doesn't change anything in the rest of the android os, and if I change rom it will completely be replaced? Right? I've still got a lot of reading to do before going on to any of this as you can tell :P




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  Reply # 428243 17-Jan-2011 22:26 Send private message



Thanks lofreq, that's a great guide. So as I understand flashing the modem is just like changing the drivers for something on a pc? And doesn't change anything in the rest of the android os, and if I change rom it will completely be replaced? Right? I've still got a lot of reading to do before going on to any of this as you can tell :P


Not exactly - there's essentially 4 parts to what you see on the phone, and there are dependencies between them (to some extent):

Kernel: This is the heart of the Android O/S, and is the layer that sits between the hardware (CPU, screen, RAM etc) and the applications.  It's responsible for managing resources so that apps always have enough to run correctly.  This is why optimizing it the way Devs like Supercurio & Hardcore do is so crucial to the speed of custom ROMs.

Base ROM (aka PDA): This is the Galaxy S-flavoured Android O/S effectively containing all the Galaxy S drivers, but unlike closed-system devs like Microsoft, it's compiled from Source Code that has been 'released' by Samsung.  Because Doc gets the source code, he can do as he likes with it, so removes extraneous bits n pieces, optimizes it carefully, and adds other things like BLN notification etc before compiling it.

Modem (aka Phone):  This is the piece of software that actually makes your phone a phone, so it controls voice functionality, as well as sms, mms, wi-fi, 3G, GPS etc.

CSC (Country Specific Code): This is a tiny bit of code that sets your APN settings to those of your local carrier, and also influences which apps you can see in the Market.  There is some debate over whether it's actually necessary - not having an NZ CSC certainly doesn't seem to cause anyone any issues here in NZ.

Hope that helps - I was confused as hell when I started out, but you'll get the hang of it.  You'll probably stuff a few things up along the way, but there's plenty of help to be found here!!




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 # 428244 17-Jan-2011 22:29 Send private message

Shrapnel:
lofreq: 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!




Thanks lofreq, that's a great guide. So as I understand flashing the modem is just like changing the drivers for something on a pc? And doesn't change anything in the rest of the android os, and if I change rom it will completely be replaced? Right? I've still got a lot of reading to do before going on to any of this as you can tell :P


Excellent quide, but Shrapnel, still keep reading and reading, so you can understand all the bits in between as well :-) Then that way when you move from step to step.. you'll be "ahhh got it now" rather than "hmm how's he get from here to there?" still plenty more reading.. you'll get there :-)

yeps changing the modem is similar to a pc driver, depending on the various methods, it can be easy... and then not so easy, the wrong modem may mean you wont be able to get a network connection, due to the different 3G frequencies of the various networks.. eg you may have seen me refer to a JL3 modem for another telecom user.. or JK3  or JK4.. these are modems from other Galaxy models on networks compatible with XT.. 

ROM upgrade will completely erase the current ROM is the OS or operating system, a custom rom is one that has been customized by the developer that includes his or hers preferred software, however in recovery mode, you can create a nandroid backup which is a complete backup of the previous rom.. so if your newly flashed rom plays up.. restore the backup.. then there's the kernels.. ahhh kernels.. well some kernels are designed to accomodate overclocking and undervolting, some come with built in lagfixes.. some dont.. some ROMs can only be associated with certain kernels,, mixing and match incorrect kernels and roms can mean a soft brick.. eg a boot loop.. eg cant get past the boot animation.. 

Youll see us refer to having a JPY based ROM.. or JPX based which mine is based... For example.. last time i looked Neets was JPY based... I could have a JPY based rom as well. but she may have different kernel eg with overclock and undervolt and universal lagfix.. where as mine may have a non overclock kernel but with a voodoo lagfix.. so there are various combinations, if it works great.. enjoy, if something goes wrong, ok.. may have to change over clock.. the voltage settings, change the kernel.. change the modem! The life of a flasher!.. Most roms are 'all in one" but you still have the option to change modem and or kernel at your discretion :-)



 




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- AT&T Galaxy S Captivate 16GB on XT (now with brother)
- Samsung Galaxy S2 on XT- Runs ICS 4.0.3 Resurrection Remix 9.2
- Business Hours - Work In The Electricity Industry, After Hours - DJ/Turntablist - Will Scratch Vinyl For Free'
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  Reply # 428245 17-Jan-2011 22:29 Send private message

nofam:


Thanks lofreq, that's a great guide. So as I understand flashing the modem is just like changing the drivers for something on a pc? And doesn't change anything in the rest of the android os, and if I change rom it will completely be replaced? Right? I've still got a lot of reading to do before going on to any of this as you can tell :P


Not exactly - there's essentially 4 parts to what you see on the phone, and there are dependencies between them (to some extent):

Kernel: This is the heart of the Android O/S, and is the layer that sits between the hardware (CPU, screen, RAM etc) and the applications.  It's responsible for managing resources so that apps always have enough to run correctly.  This is why optimizing it the way Devs like Supercurio & Harcore do is so crucial to the speed of custom ROMs.

Base ROM (aka PDA): This is the Galaxy S-flavoured Android O/S effectively containing all the Galaxy S drivers, but unlike closed-system devs like Microsoft, it's compiled from Source Code that has been 'released' by Samsung.  Because Doc gets the source code, he can do as he likes with it, so removes extraneous bits n pieces, optimizes it carefully, and adds other things like BLN notification etc before compiling it.

Modem (aka Phone):  This is the piece of software that actually makes your phone a phone, so it controls voice functionality, as well as sms, mms, wi-fi, 3G, GPS etc.

CSC (Country Specific Code): This is a tiny bit of code that sets your APN settings to those of your local carrier, and also influences which apps you can see in the Market.  There is some debate over whether it's actually necessary - not having an NZ CSC certainly doesn't seem to cause anyone any issues here in NZ.

Hope that helps - I was confused as hell when I started out, but you'll get the hang of it.  You'll probably stuff a few things up along the way, but there's plenty of help to be found here!!


Nicely put!




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