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  Reply # 428402 18-Jan-2011 12:44 Send private message

Shrapnel: Success, booted up, now setting up. Will post reply soon about connectivity,
Edit: WOOO, it worked! Thanks everyone. Everything is connected! and FAST! I love you guys in non gay kinda way!:)


And how's the heart rate.  I'm sure everyone's heart rate peaks a little while flashing, no matter how "old hat" you become ;-)

Nice job.




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  Reply # 428417 18-Jan-2011 13:12 Send private message

Congrats Shrapnel.

Imma try my first flash either tonight or tomorrow. Nervous but excited at the same time.




 

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  Reply # 428420 18-Jan-2011 13:15 Send private message

@Damager:  Did you see the Nexus S on sale on Geekzone?  Weren't you interested?




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  Reply # 428424 18-Jan-2011 13:23 Send private message

defragger: Congrats Shrapnel.

Imma try my first flash either tonight or tomorrow. Nervous but excited at the same time.


Another important point that is worth repeating again for 1st-time flashers:

If you're moving from a lagfixed ROM, it's VITAL that you undo the lagfix before flashing a new ROM.

Without going into the why's and wherefore's, essentially, the 'lagfix' usually involves converting the filesystems of the various partitions of the NAND (read:hard drive) from RFS to EXT4.  This is all well and good, but the ROM you're about to flash gets VERY confused when it expects RFS and finds a filesystem it knows nothing about - it then can't really tell where one partition stop and another starts, and generally gets it's knickers in a knot in a big way.

The usual result is a soft-brick, where your phone will sit at the white Samsung boot screen. . . . .forever.  I know all about this, as I managed to do this the first time I flashed, and ended up wiping my /efs directory, and losing my IMEI, which is rather serious (which is why rooting your phone and grabbing a copy of /efs is crucial).

So. . . .

1. Double/Triple check you've undone any lagfixes
2. Try to get Root and copy your /efs directory to your PC/USB stick/bank vault in Monaco
3. Make sure you can boot into recovery and download mode incase things go t*ts up




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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
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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 # 428426 18-Jan-2011 13:40 Send private message

nofam:

So. . . .


bank vault in Monaco


Damn!  I thought I'd kept that quiet ;-)




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  Reply # 428428 18-Jan-2011 13:50 Send private message

good point about disabling lagfixes, definitely something to pay attention to - i never used any lagfixes as the rebuilt roms were fast enough, but if you do dabble in it make sure to, um, un-dabble.

congrats shrapnel, easy as right. now u can do that sh1t all day. defragger youre up. get your i9000t's flashed and start posting your experiences with whatever build you decided to load, so i can bounce some ideas off ya's for the sake of getting the best out of our outcast telecom handsets! :)




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  Reply # 428447 18-Jan-2011 14:34 Send private message

nofam:
defragger: Congrats Shrapnel.

Imma try my first flash either tonight or tomorrow. Nervous but excited at the same time.


Another important point that is worth repeating again for 1st-time flashers:

If you're moving from a lagfixed ROM, it's VITAL that you undo the lagfix before flashing a new ROM.

Without going into the why's and wherefore's, essentially, the 'lagfix' usually involves converting the filesystems of the various partitions of the NAND (read:hard drive) from RFS to EXT4.  This is all well and good, but the ROM you're about to flash gets VERY confused when it expects RFS and finds a filesystem it knows nothing about - it then can't really tell where one partition stop and another starts, and generally gets it's knickers in a knot in a big way.

The usual result is a soft-brick, where your phone will sit at the white Samsung boot screen. . . . .forever.  I know all about this, as I managed to do this the first time I flashed, and ended up wiping my /efs directory, and losing my IMEI, which is rather serious (which is why rooting your phone and grabbing a copy of /efs is crucial).

So. . . .

1. Double/Triple check you've undone any lagfixes
2. Try to get Root and copy your /efs directory to your PC/USB stick/bank vault in Monaco
3. Make sure you can boot into recovery and download mode incase things go t*ts up


Cheers will do. I managed to soft-brick my phone when I got it by trying to apply a lag-fix to a temporary rooted phone. Bad idea haha but it all worked out since I recovered it back. Did a permanent root and lag-fixed it so all good. I usually remove the lag-fix when I wan't to sync it to Kies as it does not recognise the phone with it applied.

Very cautious to do anything now without reading up at least a novel on it.




 

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  Reply # 428462 18-Jan-2011 15:22 Send private message

. . . . . I usually remove the lag-fix when I wan't to sync it to Kies as it does not recognise the phone with it applied.




Hmmm I don't see how the two are related; Kies connectivity is driver-related - lagfixes are low-level filesystem conversions, so shouldn't affect this at all?




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
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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 # 428464 18-Jan-2011 15:22 Send private message

How much does a second hand SGS sell for these days? I'd really like to get a device that has better support and isn't made by Samsung.




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  Reply # 428486 18-Jan-2011 15:52 Send private message

nofam:
. . . . . I usually remove the lag-fix when I wan't to sync it to Kies as it does not recognise the phone with it applied.




Hmmm I don't see how the two are related; Kies connectivity is driver-related - lagfixes are low-level filesystem conversions, so shouldn't affect this at all?


My apologies I wasn't too clear. It recognises the phone, but not any files/data on it. I cannot access anything off it such as photos, contacts and messages or sync with Kies.

I'm assuming with the filesystem conversion run by the lag-fix, Kies cannot access the files in this new format. I could be wrong though.

However removing the lag-fix, I am able to 100% connect my phone to Kies, sync and access my data.




 

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  Reply # 428502 18-Jan-2011 16:22 Send private message

lokhor: How much does a second hand SGS sell for these days? I'd really like to get a device that has better support and isn't made by Samsung.


The problem is, what else do you go to?  iPhone?  Nexus S?  Desire HD?

The Nexus S is the only real alternative, albeit an unproven one.
And to be honest, there's very little to fault with a proper implementation of Android (such as Doc's ROM!) on the SGS.

It is a shame though that the stock SGS is so crippled; I have a family member who runs a business, and she really needs a smartphone, but I can't bring myself to recommend the SGS even though she loves mine - it's just not good enough in vanilla form.




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 # 428503 18-Jan-2011 16:24 Send private message

I was thinking the Motorola Atrix :D




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  Reply # 428504 18-Jan-2011 16:28 Send private message

Things to note about the new firmware xxjpy is that straight away you can send txts and receive calls but I am needing to set APN's for data as I cannot connect without wifi, and don't expect your quadrant standard score to sky rocket, mine is about on par for 2.2 stock. Once in quite a while I did have a small lockup, but was more things loading than actually not being able to do anything.Could have been LP though. Also on first boot it asked me to type some stuff in as a "test" with swype, did so but the swype keypad wouldn't go away so I had to restart the phone and just ignored it then.




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  Reply # 428507 18-Jan-2011 16:34 Send private message

Neets:
Shrapnel: Success, booted up, now setting up. Will post reply soon about connectivity,
Edit: WOOO, it worked! Thanks everyone. Everything is connected! and FAST! I love you guys in non gay kinda way!:)


And how's the heart rate.  I'm sure everyone's heart rate peaks a little while flashing, no matter how "old hat" you become ;-)

Nice job.


Well, I couldn't stand staring at Odin with its little green loading bar so I went for a bike ride, lol :D 




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  Reply # 428510 18-Jan-2011 16:41 Send private message

Shrapnel: Things to note about the new firmware xxjpy is that straight away you can send txts and receive calls but I am needing to set APN's for data as I cannot connect without wifi, and don't expect your quadrant standard score to sky rocket, mine is about on par for 2.2 stock. Once in quite a while I did have a small lockup, but was more things loading than actually not being able to do anything.Could have been LP though. Also on first boot it asked me to type some stuff in as a "test" with swype, did so but the swype keypad wouldn't go away so I had to restart the phone and just ignored it then.


whats your reported quadrant score now? and what was it before?




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