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  Reply # 428623 18-Jan-2011 21:57 Send private message

If you flash a new base rom then you really should (must) do a full wipe and a factory reset.




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  Reply # 428652 18-Jan-2011 23:37 Send private message

nofam:

2. Try to get Root and copy your /efs directory to your PC/USB stick/bank vault in Monaco


I found z4 root was good for this step, it has a non-permanent option so is pretty risk free.

I never permamently rooted my phone as a seperate item; I simply installed the 3 button recovery (my phone did NOT have it; it is apparently a known fault in samsung and they distribute a fix for it internally so smasung NZ is lying to avoid warranty claims imho).
And then installed ROM's with root pre-installed.

Never been much interested in stock roms aside from as a base for new custom roms, and as a fall back option in case of problems or warranty claims.

In my experience - and I have been flashing custom roms to PDA phones since the HTC APACHE, a custom rom is almost ALWAYS better than a stock rom. It seems that manufactorers pay as little attention to software as they can, and I think this is a major strategic blunder.

Apple (whom I dislike due to their lock-in mentality - had enough of that north korean attitude from microsoft) never the less has shown how important polished, robust system software can be. (pity is doesn't multitask properly, but still...). Itunes is a plot by aliens to rot and destroy our minds prior to invasion of course...


Anyway, I installed 3br, used 2e recovery to load CWM, then flashed a rom (zip, Darkys). Immediatly I had a phone that was going 2 or 3 times the speed.


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  Reply # 428653 18-Jan-2011 23:45 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.


Sorry, better support is largly a myth imho. I have seen more updates from samsung than i ever did from HTC.

I dont regret moving from an HTC Desire to the SGS - it's turned out very well and I don't regret it (tempting fate there aren't i!).
In the end my hand was forced - had a warranty issue with the desire and didn't want to be without a phone... Will be selling the desire when it's back from htc next week.

Anyway, a second hand SGS is worth $50. I can pay you now!

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  Reply # 428691 19-Jan-2011 08:54 Send private message

Neets: If you flash a new base rom then you really should (must) do a full wipe and a factory reset.


Whats your definition of a full wipe, 2e recovery then wipe ? I might do this if it is that important

Edit: Tried z4root thinking I may be able to get my efs file out but it became unresponsive during the root even after leaving it for a while. Did a batt pull, maybe not the best but it booted up again fine 





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  Reply # 428693 19-Jan-2011 08:56 Send private message

I am running VFNZ stock 2.2 firmware build Froyo.SRJP3. Double checked that recovery (have 3e) and download works. I have been thinking of creating a custom rom from the rom kitchen. What I am not too sure of is how to get 2e recovery. Is it better to flash say the kernels by chainfire of Speedmod by hardcore. The other thing thats not very clear is do I need to have 23 recovery before trying to installing Clockwork Recovery ROM Manager.
I know a its a lot of reading but what would be useful if a a sticky of a guide to installing custom rom was made.
Thanks



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  Reply # 428700 19-Jan-2011 09:17 Send private message

Do you guys think we will get Gingerbread on the SGS?




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  Reply # 428707 19-Jan-2011 09:29 Send private message

fallen: I am running VFNZ stock 2.2 firmware build Froyo.SRJP3. Double checked that recovery (have 3e) and download works. I have been thinking of creating a custom rom from the rom kitchen. What I am not too sure of is how to get 2e recovery. Is it better to flash say the kernels by chainfire of Speedmod by hardcore. The other thing thats not very clear is do I need to have 23 recovery before trying to installing Clockwork Recovery ROM Manager.
I know a its a lot of reading but what would be useful if a a sticky of a guide to installing custom rom was made.
Thanks


That's the exact scenario I was in a few weeks back -  I'd suggest you do what I did, and use Odin to flash the Voodoo kernel, which has a customized 2e recovery mode inbuilt.

Just remember that the Voodoo kernel does the lagfix ext4 conversion automatically on first boot, so if you then want to flash a Darky/Doc ROM from an update.zip, you need to disable the lagfix first (which is done from 2e recovery).




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 # 428717 19-Jan-2011 10:00 Send private message

lokhor: Do you guys think we will get Gingerbread on the SGS?


supercurio is already halfway there...




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  Reply # 428722 19-Jan-2011 10:08 Send private message

He's porting the Nexus S rom correct? I wasn't sure if that was still happening. I'd love an AOSP rom.




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  Reply # 428724 19-Jan-2011 10:10 Send private message

So I finally got my phone rooted, but which program should I use to backup the efs?I tried a free explorer but there was no efs file at the root.?




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  Reply # 428731 19-Jan-2011 10:18 Send private message

nofam:
fallen: I am running VFNZ stock 2.2 firmware build Froyo.SRJP3. Double checked that recovery (have 3e) and download works. I have been thinking of creating a custom rom from the rom kitchen. What I am not too sure of is how to get 2e recovery. Is it better to flash say the kernels by chainfire of Speedmod by hardcore. The other thing thats not very clear is do I need to have 23 recovery before trying to installing Clockwork Recovery ROM Manager.
I know a its a lot of reading but what would be useful if a a sticky of a guide to installing custom rom was made.
Thanks


That's the exact scenario I was in a few weeks back -  I'd suggest you do what I did, and use Odin to flash the Voodoo kernel, which has a customized 2e recovery mode inbuilt.

Just remember that the Voodoo kernel does the lagfix ext4 conversion automatically on first boot, so if you then want to flash a Darky/Doc ROM from an update.zip, you need to disable the lagfix first (which is done from 2e recovery).

Thanks, will read up on Voodoo kernel.

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  Reply # 428732 19-Jan-2011 10:19 Send private message

Shrapnel: So I finally got my phone rooted, but which program should I use to backup the efs?I tried a free explorer but there was no efs file at the root.?

Which method did you end up using to get root access?

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  Reply # 428733 19-Jan-2011 10:23 Send private message

Shrapnel: So I finally got my phone rooted, but which program should I use to backup the efs?I tried a free explorer but there was no efs file at the root.?


Root Explorer - it's a paid app, but I'd consider it pretty much an essential tool, along with Titanium, and ROM Manager .




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 # 428737 19-Jan-2011 10:34 Send private message

wow, I go away for few days and Doc releases few more versions of his base ROM! :O

Anyway, I see they added the CSC section in the kitchen, but no NZ in the list. Are you guys using the generic XEU instead of VNZ CSC? I didn't think CSC matters much anyway, but would be good to know that we can have a region specific firmware. :>  

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  Reply # 428742 19-Jan-2011 10:47 Send private message

lokhor: He's porting the Nexus S rom correct? I wasn't sure if that was still happening. I'd love an AOSP rom.


He's ditched working on that for voodoo sound, now its the cyanogen guys porting over CM7. Anyway samsung have confirmed we're getting an official 2.3 release.

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