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  Reply # 461311 21-Apr-2011 14:00 Send private message

vinnieg:
Shrapnel:
lokhor:
Shrapnel: Running Voodoo Sound v7 on the Fugumod JVB Kernel, seems quite stable for a newish kernel



Does it have a sharpness/colour fix? 


Nope, the one thing it's missing! It's early days though


Yeah still early days, you noticing any problems with JVB?
 Only thing I noticed was maps using a lot of GPS and Beautiful Widgets constantly accessing it.  Factory reset seems to have fixed it and an update for Beautiful Widgets came out yesterday.

Don't seem to be experiencing the scrolling issue in Opera or standard browser that others have experienced though

 


I did have the battery issue but after trying a whole lot of stuff out I'm getting reasonable battery life. Maps wasn't causing it though but the "Android OS" process was causing it. The only problem now is the stock browser scrolling issue. Otherwise JVB is great and very fast.

Edit:
 
lofreq: whats the "scrolling issue" ? insensitive flick scrolling you mean? or just jittery scrolling?


When you flick down a page it will only go a little way before just stopping, eg third way down a Trademe page. I might just replace it with the JS8 browser.




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  Reply # 461334 21-Apr-2011 14:36 Send private message

Shrapnel:
vinnieg:
Shrapnel:
lokhor:
Shrapnel: Running Voodoo Sound v7 on the Fugumod JVB Kernel, seems quite stable for a newish kernel



Does it have a sharpness/colour fix? 


Nope, the one thing it's missing! It's early days though


Yeah still early days, you noticing any problems with JVB?
 Only thing I noticed was maps using a lot of GPS and Beautiful Widgets constantly accessing it.  Factory reset seems to have fixed it and an update for Beautiful Widgets came out yesterday.

Don't seem to be experiencing the scrolling issue in Opera or standard browser that others have experienced though

 


I did have the battery issue but after trying a whole lot of stuff out I'm getting reasonable battery life. Maps wasn't causing it though but the "Android OS" process was causing it. The only problem now is the stock browser scrolling issue. Otherwise JVB is great and very fast.

Edit:
 
lofreq: whats the "scrolling issue" ? insensitive flick scrolling you mean? or just jittery scrolling?


When you flick down a page it will only go a little way before just stopping, eg third way down a Trademe page. I might just replace it with the JS8 browser.


is the gingerbread browser better speed wise? does it still get laggy on intensive pages? 




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Old Devices: SGS I9000, HTC Sensation, SGSII I9100, Asus Transformer, Samsung Galaxy S3

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  Reply # 461342 21-Apr-2011 15:08 Send private message

lokhor:
Shrapnel:
vinnieg:
Shrapnel:
lokhor:
Shrapnel: Running Voodoo Sound v7 on the Fugumod JVB Kernel, seems quite stable for a newish kernel



Does it have a sharpness/colour fix? 


Nope, the one thing it's missing! It's early days though


Yeah still early days, you noticing any problems with JVB?
 Only thing I noticed was maps using a lot of GPS and Beautiful Widgets constantly accessing it.  Factory reset seems to have fixed it and an update for Beautiful Widgets came out yesterday.

Don't seem to be experiencing the scrolling issue in Opera or standard browser that others have experienced though

 


I did have the battery issue but after trying a whole lot of stuff out I'm getting reasonable battery life. Maps wasn't causing it though but the "Android OS" process was causing it. The only problem now is the stock browser scrolling issue. Otherwise JVB is great and very fast.

Edit:
 
lofreq: whats the "scrolling issue" ? insensitive flick scrolling you mean? or just jittery scrolling?


When you flick down a page it will only go a little way before just stopping, eg third way down a Trademe page. I might just replace it with the JS8 browser.


is the gingerbread browser better speed wise? does it still get laggy on intensive pages? 


I feel it's quite good speedwise and at loading intensive pages. Definitely better than 2.2 by a bit. 




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  Reply # 461440 21-Apr-2011 20:13 Send private message

Why are people, like the person above me, still using UGJL2 modem?

It's actually quite rubbish compared to the newer modems

Friendly suggestion for people to upgrade to DVJP9 (backed by Telstra australia, also using 850mhz)
Download link here: http://s148368836.onlinehome.us/modem_tdvjp9.zip

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  Reply # 461553 22-Apr-2011 11:55 Send private message

I'm on GB (again). My first attempt was thwated by a dodgy return from Ext4 to RFS which never completed and hung on restoring dbdata.  I restored data from a Nandroid backup but then my apps were all screwed up.

Today I went to do a factory reset.  The plan was to go back to JS8 then re-flash GB but I got stuck on bootloops.

So we've gone Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread today.  Easy as pie, didn't take much time at all.  And I'm on Perka's ROM which I'm enjoying.  Still to be fair I couldn't really say what the kitchen ROM was like since my failed restore mucked things up.

Anyone on GB, are you on ChainFires kernel and did you try his CWM, Ext4 and Tweak apps?  I haven't even looked to see which kernel Perka's ROM is on.  But from what I understand, those apps will save you a bunch of volume key pressing by doing those tasks through recovery.




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Samsung Galaxy S I9100 16GB | 64 GB SD | Omega v9 (UK origin on XT Network)
Asus Eee Transformer Pad 32GB | 16 GB SD | ICS 4.0.3 stock (rooted)

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Master Geek


  Reply # 461601 22-Apr-2011 15:10

Hey guys,

I've had enough: the phone is just not as fast as it should beYell So, here goes my 150th attempt to custom ROM my phone Embarassed going beyond just thinking about it.

I made up a rough guide of what I need to do. Can you please have a quick look through it to check that I'm going to do this right Smile. There are some questions too, so if someone can shed some light on that - that'd be just awesome!

 

  1. Note down your IMEI number – done

  2. Make sure you have the three button recovery and download modes on your phone – done

  3. Get root access –( z4root still the go????)

  4. Take a copy of your /efs folder using SGS Tools 4.1.9.


    1. Run the application

    2. Select "Apply Script"

    3. Scroll down until you locate "backup_efs_.q.txt" This will copy the /efs folder to your internal SD.


  5. Take a backup of your existing ROM using ROM Manager


    1. Install it

    2. Click the first line which will allow you to select your model of phone for Clockwork Mod Recovery

    3. Scroll down - take a backup of your existing ROM  


  6. Backup apps and data using TitaniumBackup


  1. Go to Doc’s kitchen and generate the following ROM:


    1. Base ROM: ZSJPJ v10 WIPE

    2. CSC: VNZ

    3. Kernel: Hardcore's Kernel SpeedMod K13D with HZ=500

    4. Modem: BUJP5

    5. Browser: Android 2.2.1 Browser JPJ

    6. Launcher:  Zeam Launcher 2.8.7 and AdwLauncher

    7. Keyboards: I need English+Russian Swype???? + Samsung EURO Keyboard

    8. Base Applications: (long list omitted) 


    1. MMS - Samsung standard, Mtp Application, Wipereceiver

    2. Utilities:  Quickboot, SGS Tools, Faster Fix, Quick Office, Car Home

    3. Tweaks:


                             i.      Standard Ringtone

                             ii.      WPA Supplicant StandardWPA

                             iii.      Voodoo Sound

                             iv.      Damian Tweak

                            v.      Any others? (LCD Density Changer, Voltage Control 3.0 a3, Z4 Control) 


    1. Themes: any recommendations  

    2. Boot animation: Default

    3. Sounds: Standard SGS


  1. Place doc rom on internal sd (Anywhere????)

  2. Enter recovery using 3-button combo

  3. Do I need Factory reset, no?

  4. Install docrom (what does this involve exactly?????)

  5. Reboot

  6. Restore apps using Titanium.

  7. Enjoy

Big thanks if you actually managed to read through the whole list Smile

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  Reply # 461603 22-Apr-2011 15:16 Send private message

Fatboy do yourself a favour and follow my guide and install darkys rom

Read here
http://www.darkyrom.com/community/index.php?threads/guide-simply-easily-install-darkys-rom.2093/

After youre done the initial setup,
Install darkys 9.5 rom ontop (nowipe)
And install DVJP9 modem

Done

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  Reply # 461606 22-Apr-2011 15:29 Send private message

I agree with the Darky suggestion.

Used Docs for about a month, didn't like it at all so went back to Darkys.



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  Reply # 461608 22-Apr-2011 15:33 Send private message

@Fatboy - Doc's Rom is a very good start but I would go with the XWJS8 based rom as it supports more themes. I'm using the R64 theme which is pretty awesome. 

Also Speedmod K13E is available and has some improvements over D
http://touristinparadise.blogspot.com/2010/11/samsung-galaxy-s-download-speedmod.html

A factory reset before flashing can prevent errors when switching between android versions e.g. 2.1 - 2.2 and 2.2 - 2.2.1 

You will also probably want to wipe cache, wipe dalvik cache and wipe battery stats after flashing Doc's Rom (this is all done from recovery and the speedmod kernel has a ton of other cool stuff in recovery such as enabling BLN notifications and some other tweaks)

Not sure why you would install the Damian tweak if you aren't using his Kernel

Installing Doc's Rom involves flashing an update zip from CWM recovery or 2e recovery.

 




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  Reply # 461615 22-Apr-2011 15:53 Send private message

And you might want to chuck a copy of the /efs backup on your computer and any other data like messages, or your apps. Just in case.




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Master Geek


  Reply # 461636 22-Apr-2011 17:16 Send private message

On a pc i would de able to right click to save an image, can I do that on my phone?

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  Reply # 461667 22-Apr-2011 19:50

lokhor: @Fatboy - Doc's Rom is a very good start but I would go with the XWJS8 based rom as it supports more themes. I'm using the R64 theme which is pretty awesome. 

Also Speedmod K13E is available and has some improvements over D
http://touristinparadise.blogspot.com/2010/11/samsung-galaxy-s-download-speedmod.html

A factory reset before flashing can prevent errors when switching between android versions e.g. 2.1 - 2.2 and 2.2 - 2.2.1 

You will also probably want to wipe cache, wipe dalvik cache and wipe battery stats after flashing Doc's Rom (this is all done from recovery and the speedmod kernel has a ton of other cool stuff in recovery such as enabling BLN notifications and some other tweaks)

Not sure why you would install the Damian tweak if you aren't using his Kernel

Installing Doc's Rom involves flashing an update zip from CWM recovery or 2e recovery.

 


Thanks fatjoez and meeekael, but I think I'll go with Doc to start with, since I heard that his ROMs are more stable even though maybe not as quick as Darky's Smile

Thanks for heads up on the cache, dalvik and battery wipe lokhor. I'll make sure I do those, as well as the factory reset before flashing.

As for the Damian tweak I was basically going of a summary sheet posted on XDA, and it was recommended to be included for beginners. Will double check if it's any use to me.

Looks like I'll also need to do some reading on the CWM and 2e recovery. Which would roughly involve install of the ROM manager and then installing CWM recovery through the ROM manager, right?



 
 
 


 








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  Reply # 461603 posted on 22-Apr-2011 15:16
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Fatboy do yourself a favour and follow my guide and install darkys rom

Read here
http://www.darkyrom.com/community/index.php?threads/guide-simply-easily-install-darkys-rom.2093/

After youre done the initial setup,
Install darkys 9.5 rom ontop (nowipe)
And install DVJP9 modem

Done











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  Reply # 461669 22-Apr-2011 20:00 Send private message

fatboy:
lokhor: @Fatboy - Doc's Rom is a very good start but I would go with the XWJS8 based rom as it supports more themes. I'm using the R64 theme which is pretty awesome. 

Also Speedmod K13E is available and has some improvements over D
http://touristinparadise.blogspot.com/2010/11/samsung-galaxy-s-download-speedmod.html

A factory reset before flashing can prevent errors when switching between android versions e.g. 2.1 - 2.2 and 2.2 - 2.2.1 

You will also probably want to wipe cache, wipe dalvik cache and wipe battery stats after flashing Doc's Rom (this is all done from recovery and the speedmod kernel has a ton of other cool stuff in recovery such as enabling BLN notifications and some other tweaks)

Not sure why you would install the Damian tweak if you aren't using his Kernel

Installing Doc's Rom involves flashing an update zip from CWM recovery or 2e recovery.

 


Thanks fatjoez and meeekael, but I think I'll go with Doc to start with, since I heard that his ROMs are more stable even though maybe not as quick as Darky's Smile

Thanks for heads up on the cache, dalvik and battery wipe lokhor. I'll make sure I do those, as well as the factory reset before flashing.

As for the Damian tweak I was basically going of a summary sheet posted on XDA, and it was recommended to be included for beginners. Will double check if it's any use to me.

Looks like I'll also need to do some reading on the CWM and 2e recovery. Which would roughly involve install of the ROM manager and then installing CWM recovery through the ROM manager, right?





I think you can use Odin to flash a kernel that includes CWM (i.e. speedmod).

Have a read of this guide:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=926399 




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Old Devices: SGS I9000, HTC Sensation, SGSII I9100, Asus Transformer, Samsung Galaxy S3

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  Reply # 461670 22-Apr-2011 20:15 Send private message

Lol your call champ
I think youre overly scared / cautious

I downloaded the rom, booted recovery, wiped, flashed darky with odin and was done within 30mins
Only thing i backed up was text messages lol

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Master Geek


  Reply # 461800 23-Apr-2011 15:14

fatjoez: Lol your call champ
I think youre overly scared / cautious

I downloaded the rom, booted recovery, wiped, flashed darky with odin and was done within 30mins
Only thing i backed up was text messages lol


Haha, I'd rather be overly cautious than trying to pretend I'm a know-it-all and get screwed.

But I guess ... how does that saying about folks and strokes go?! Smile


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