Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 294 | 295 | 296 | 297 | 298 | 299 | 300 | 301 | 302 | 303 | 304 | 305 | 306 | 307 | 308 | 309 | 310 | 311 | 312 | 313 | 314 | ... | 427
1032 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 440320 16-Feb-2011 16:22 Send private message

Neets:
ArtooDetoo:
wazz: For the guys that are getting battery drain have you checked your wifi firmware? The latest doc's releases have been using the JPY firmware.

?


Well now, with your pruned up vanilla rom, that def. doesn't apply to you now :)  The latest Doc Roms are JS5.  But JS5 with the fixed wifi.


Hey... you've been reading my secret signature file thing-o. The inviso-cloak must be busted. Poo.

Well I'm planning on having a crack at a SpeedMod kernel transplant this weekend so all going well, I should be fair hurtling whilst using no electricity at all. Sounds most excellent. Assuming the nifty-swifty new kernel will play nicely with the rest of the JPY elements natch.

So, any news about the GB ROMs rumoured to be leaking into the hands of the XDA devs? I know the lads and lasses need the source to be able to do anything useful with 2.3/4 but I've yet to see anything that gives me hope for an OS upgrade in the near term.

Me.




Galaxy S has gone to its new owner. HTC Sensation has gone to its new
owner. Now using Galaxy S3. Eagerly awaiting release of the Note 3.

1376 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 440321 16-Feb-2011 16:24 Send private message

wazz:
Neets:
ArtooDetoo:
wazz: For the guys that are getting battery drain have you checked your wifi firmware? The latest doc's releases have been using the JPY firmware.

?


Well now, with your pruned up vanilla rom, that def. doesn't apply to you now :)  The latest Doc Roms are JS5.  But JS5 with the fixed wifi.


I've got Doc's 9.6 I believe and it had JPY firmware. If you wanna check turn wifi off and back on, then type:

adb shell
dmesg | grep Firmware

It will either have June 4 or November 16 date, June 4 is the 'fixed' version.


Mmm, think you might have forgotten a few pertinent details (for those that aren't as savy).  Are you using Terminal Emulator to type those two lines?

I just tried.  adb shell returns "not found", typing su first to get Super User access and then typing adb shell results in the same.

And when you turn Wifi off, then off again, do actually have to be connected? 

Cheers :)




Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I

1032 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 440322 16-Feb-2011 16:26 Send private message

wazz: I've got Doc's 9.6 I believe and it had JPY firmware. If you wanna check turn wifi off and back on, then type:

adb shell
dmesg | grep Firmware

It will either have June 4 or November 16 date, June 4 is the 'fixed' version.


In which app should I be typing that?

Edit: too slow




Galaxy S has gone to its new owner. HTC Sensation has gone to its new
owner. Now using Galaxy S3. Eagerly awaiting release of the Note 3.

1376 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 440324 16-Feb-2011 16:29 Send private message

ArtooDetoo:
Neets:

Don't forget to put back the other update.zip file.  If you ever find yourself up the creek without a padle having that update.zip file will prove to be extremely valuable :)


If you have time to explain that, I'd be grateful. I figured the previous update.zip was a version of cwm but obviously not. I still have it (just changed the extension to 'old' from 'zip') and the update.zip is still on the sd card although I don't know if it's needed there after the cwm recovery has been flashed.

Any info will be entirely welcome.

Ta Neets,
R2D2


It's just a safety net.  If something untoward goes on, then you know you can flash the signed update.zip file from 2e recovery to get yourself CWM.  Then all the magic happens with CWM recovery.

Provided you've got a back up you'll be able to restore that and you'll be away laughing.  Otherwise it could end in tears, and a full flash using Odin back to stock - which isn't all bad.  Every once in a while it's probably good to give the phone a jolly good clean out after all the flashing backwards and forwards :)




Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I

159 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 440328 16-Feb-2011 16:38 Send private message

Neets:
wazz:
Neets:
ArtooDetoo:
wazz: For the guys that are getting battery drain have you checked your wifi firmware? The latest doc's releases have been using the JPY firmware.

?


Well now, with your pruned up vanilla rom, that def. doesn't apply to you now :)  The latest Doc Roms are JS5.  But JS5 with the fixed wifi.


I've got Doc's 9.6 I believe and it had JPY firmware. If you wanna check turn wifi off and back on, then type:

adb shell
dmesg | grep Firmware

It will either have June 4 or November 16 date, June 4 is the 'fixed' version.


Mmm, think you might have forgotten a few pertinent details (for those that aren't as savy).  Are you using Terminal Emulator to type those two lines?

I just tried.  adb shell returns "not found", typing su first to get Super User access and then typing adb shell results in the same.

And when you turn Wifi off, then off again, do actually have to be connected? 

Cheers :)


Have you guys got adb installed? It comes with the android sdk.

1032 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 440329 16-Feb-2011 16:39 Send private message

Neets: It's just a safety net.  If something untoward goes on, then you know you can flash the signed update.zip file from 2e recovery to get yourself CWM.  Then all the magic happens with CWM recovery.

Provided you've got a back up you'll be able to restore that and you'll be away laughing.  Otherwise it could end in tears, and a full flash using Odin back to stock - which isn't all bad.  Every once in a while it's probably good to give the phone a jolly good clean out after all the flashing backwards and forwards :)


So if I'm reading you corectly, the update.zip file must be 'signed' to work with 3e recovery (which my new one may not be because I had a crippled 2e recovery before I upgraded it and even a crippled 2e will presumably flash an unsigned update.zip? Which leaves me wondering, how do I get my hands on a known 'signed' update.zip with cwm so I know it will flash using the 3e standard recovery following a return to stock?

My head hurts... Smile

Cheers,
R2D2




Galaxy S has gone to its new owner. HTC Sensation has gone to its new
owner. Now using Galaxy S3. Eagerly awaiting release of the Note 3.

1032 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 440330 16-Feb-2011 16:41 Send private message

wazz:

Have you guys got adb installed? It comes with the android sdk.


Yup...




Galaxy S has gone to its new owner. HTC Sensation has gone to its new
owner. Now using Galaxy S3. Eagerly awaiting release of the Note 3.

159 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 440332 16-Feb-2011 16:45 Send private message

ArtooDetoo:
wazz:

Have you guys got adb installed? It comes with the android sdk.


Yup...


Then just type those commands into the windows command line. If you're using a stock rom you'll definitely have the JPY wifi firmware R2D2. If you dont have the android sdk neets get it here.
http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

Extract is somewhere like c:\android. Then open a command line (cmd.exe) type cd c:\android\platform-tools and then type the commands.

EDIT: You probably could just use terminal emulator although adb is bloody handy sometimes. Try in the emulator:

su
dmseg | grep Firmware (if nothing shows up)
dmseg | grep Firmware > /mnt/sdcard/dmesg.txt

Can't test it as my emulator just force closes and no you dont have to be connected to a wifi network. Just off and on.

231 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 440335 16-Feb-2011 16:55 Send private message

Also I still have the problem of losing signal randomly. This issue has plagued be since the day I got this phone. Even with all the flashing of new ROMS and modems, it still is an issue. Happens about once a day. Only way to fix it is to restart the phone, and BAM, full strength signal.

I'm thinking more and more that it is hardware related. :(





 

415 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1

Trusted

  Reply # 440367 16-Feb-2011 18:20 Send private message

defragger: Also I still have the problem of losing signal randomly. This issue has plagued be since the day I got this phone. Even with all the flashing of new ROMS and modems, it still is an issue. Happens about once a day. Only way to fix it is to restart the phone, and BAM, full strength signal.

I'm thinking more and more that it is hardware related. :(




get the "signal refresh" app u wont need to resart ph this way...i used it when i was on voda losing signal....




please check out my android page on face book do click "like " thanks https://www.facebook.com/pages/Android-Zone/445604175475114

1376 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 440384 16-Feb-2011 18:43 Send private message

wazz:
ArtooDetoo:
wazz:

Have you guys got adb installed? It comes with the android sdk.


Yup...


Then just type those commands into the windows command line. If you're using a stock rom you'll definitely have the JPY wifi firmware R2D2. If you dont have the android sdk neets get it here.
http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

Extract is somewhere like c:\android. Then open a command line (cmd.exe) type cd c:\android\platform-tools and then type the commands.

EDIT: You probably could just use terminal emulator although adb is bloody handy sometimes. Try in the emulator:

su
dmseg | grep Firmware (if nothing shows up)
dmseg | grep Firmware > /mnt/sdcard/dmesg.txt

Can't test it as my emulator just force closes and no you dont have to be connected to a wifi network. Just off and on.


Ok, I had to type this: dmseg | grep Firmware > /mnt/sdcard/dmesg.txt
to get anything to come up, but I don't think it's right.
Still says dmseg not found, but then there's a bit more to it.
Lists Busy Box and the date.  Then a line:
Usage: grep [-HhnlLoqvsriwFE] and then a bunch of other stuff on the line.  Then
Search for PATTERN in FILEs (or stdin)

Although I'm not sure why we're typing "dmseg" at the beginning and then "dmESg" for the text.

About to give up :)




Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I

159 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 440388 16-Feb-2011 18:46 Send private message

Neets:
Ok, I had to type this: dmseg | grep Firmware > /mnt/sdcard/dmesg.txt
to get anything to come up, but I don't think it's right.
Still says dmseg not found, but then there's a bit more to it.
Lists Busy Box and the date.  Then a line:
Usage: grep [-HhnlLoqvsriwFE] and then a bunch of other stuff on the line.  Then
Search for PATTERN in FILEs (or stdin)

Although I'm not sure why we're typing "dmseg" at the beginning and then "dmESg" for the text.

About to give up :)


>< typo, it should be dmESG. It's one of the those words that I end up typing wrong everytime.

1376 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 440392 16-Feb-2011 18:51 Send private message

ArtooDetoo:
Neets: It's just a safety net.  If something untoward goes on, then you know you can flash the signed update.zip file from 2e recovery to get yourself CWM.  Then all the magic happens with CWM recovery.

Provided you've got a back up you'll be able to restore that and you'll be away laughing.  Otherwise it could end in tears, and a full flash using Odin back to stock - which isn't all bad.  Every once in a while it's probably good to give the phone a jolly good clean out after all the flashing backwards and forwards :)


So if I'm reading you corectly, the update.zip file must be 'signed' to work with 3e recovery (which my new one may not be because I had a crippled 2e recovery before I upgraded it and even a crippled 2e will presumably flash an unsigned update.zip? Which leaves me wondering, how do I get my hands on a known 'signed' update.zip with cwm so I know it will flash using the 3e standard recovery following a return to stock?

My head hurts... Smile

Cheers,
R2D2


When you're in 2e recovery you can only flash an update.zip file.  Grab the one on Doc's thread, it's in the 2 or 3 post. 

Use the Update.zip file in 3e recovery, then you'll get CWM recovery where you can flash any zip file, not just one that's called "update.zip"

If your 2e was crippled, did you have to flash a stock firmware in Odin?  All Eclair roms have 2e (you can only flash a signed update.zip file).  Froyo comes with 3e which is where the trouble is, and why you need to flash a kernel in Odin (that gives you the ability to get to CWM recovery) or apply the update.zip file that will install the CWM recovery.

yeah, my head hurts too because I'm still not sure if I'm explaining this very well Embarassed




Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I

1376 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 440395 16-Feb-2011 18:56 Send private message

wazz:
Neets:
Ok, I had to type this: dmseg | grep Firmware > /mnt/sdcard/dmesg.txt
to get anything to come up, but I don't think it's right.
Still says dmseg not found, but then there's a bit more to it.
Lists Busy Box and the date.  Then a line:
Usage: grep [-HhnlLoqvsriwFE] and then a bunch of other stuff on the line.  Then
Search for PATTERN in FILEs (or stdin)

Although I'm not sure why we're typing "dmseg" at the beginning and then "dmESg" for the text.

About to give up :)


>< typo, it should be dmESG. It's one of the those words that I end up typing wrong everytime.


So, let me see if I have this right, this is what the line should be:
adb shell
dmesg | grep Firmware > /mnt/sdcard/dmesg.txt

After typing adb shell <enter> I get:
$
Which is what you'd get in Terminal Emulator after typing (in lower case) su <enter>
If the answer is yes, I get diddly squat.  Undecided




Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I

159 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 440398 16-Feb-2011 18:59 Send private message

Neets:

When you're in 2e recovery you can only flash an update.zip file.  Grab the one on Doc's thread, it's in the 2 or 3 post. 

Use the Update.zip file in 3e recovery, then you'll get CWM recovery where you can flash any zip file, not just one that's called "update.zip"

If your 2e was crippled, did you have to flash a stock firmware in Odin?  All Eclair roms have 2e (you can only flash a signed update.zip file).  Froyo comes with 3e which is where the trouble is, and why you need to flash a kernel in Odin (that gives you the ability to get to CWM recovery) or apply the update.zip file that will install the CWM recovery.

yeah, my head hurts too because I'm still not sure if I'm explaining this very well Embarassed


If you got 3e recovery any update.zip needs to be signed by samsung, which wont be happening. 2e is the one that doesnt require signed zips. So you're right you'd have to flash a kernel through odin to get back either 2e or CWM.

1 | ... | 294 | 295 | 296 | 297 | 298 | 299 | 300 | 301 | 302 | 303 | 304 | 305 | 306 | 307 | 308 | 309 | 310 | 311 | 312 | 313 | 314 | ... | 427
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Warning: Rage Ahead - Campbell Live and childhood poverty
Created by kawaii, last reply by KiwiNZ on 3-Sep-2014 06:33 (132 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Does NZ need better gun laws?
Created by mattwnz, last reply by kawaii on 3-Sep-2014 05:40 (105 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


What tyre brand/model to look at ?
Created by Mark, last reply by Oblivian on 2-Sep-2014 21:36 (35 replies)
Pages... 2 3


VideoEZY OnDemand
Created by Andib, last reply by davidcole on 2-Sep-2014 20:10 (63 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Judith Collins: I am resigning
Created by Presso, last reply by gzt on 2-Sep-2014 11:42 (109 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Cirque du Soleil Cellphone Hijack
Created by myopinion, last reply by PhantomNVD on 1-Sep-2014 18:01 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


Orcon Global Mode launched
Created by freitasm, last reply by shk292 on 1-Sep-2014 11:32 (132 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Lightbox press event release
Created by freitasm, last reply by IcI on 30-Aug-2014 17:54 (562 replies)
Pages... 36 37 38



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.