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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 473972 25-May-2011 15:11 Send private message

Vivasanti: Hi guys, long time lurker, first time poster :)

Just brought a SGS from Hong Kong its got 2.1 on it, whats the best way for me to update the firmware id like to be on 2.2 or 2.2.1 (not sure about 2.3 just now)

Since the phones from HK do i have to be careful what rom im flashing?

any suggestions would be sweet :)


There's a quick guide here on GZ: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=80943
And heaps of reading on XDA - plenty to get your head around!  Most important thing I think is to make sure you back up your EFS folder.

sittingduckz:
Did you change root explorer to read/write. backup the old one just in case it does something strange to your rom


Yep did that! Strange, might try reinstalling Simply Honey then dark core.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 473998 25-May-2011 15:58 Send private message

Thanks man! yep ive read ALOT but im confusing myself more and more, think i just need to do it :)

thanks for the link i had a read before i posted here, was gona ask the OP some questions but its locked :|



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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 474079 25-May-2011 17:58 Send private message

Vivasanti: Thanks man! yep ive read ALOT but im confusing myself more and more, think i just need to do it :)

thanks for the link i had a read before i posted here, was gona ask the OP some questions but its locked :|


Just make sure you do the most important things
1. Backup your EFS
2. make sure you have 3 button recovery/download

and even if you screw things up it will be easy to recover 




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

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Master Geek


  Reply # 474085 25-May-2011 18:34 Send private message

Thanks so much for the info team, ill def be a regular here now, will post here from some help if i screw it up :D

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 474150 25-May-2011 20:51 Send private message

Followed your advice and just flushed in to 2.3.3 European version... noticed a bit of slowness compared to 2.2.3... anyone else had the same issues???

Basically, there is a lag sometimes with the response, especially in typing...



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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 474517 26-May-2011 18:19 Send private message

I haven't had any speed issues with Simply Honey 3.5 which is based on JVH and using FuguKernel 3.9 Ultra. I think Gingerbread still has some issues that need ironing out though.




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

Consultant @ProvokeZoo

All comments are my own opinion, and not that of my employer unless explicitly stated.

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 474569 26-May-2011 21:18 Send private message

Seems after a couple of reboots it came right... weird, will continue monitoring and let you know if I get to the bottom of it :-)

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 474687 27-May-2011 09:42 Send private message

After several attempts to get BLN working with Simply Honey 3.5 + Dark Core 2.4 without success, I gave up and installed Darky's 10.1.

So far so good, I like how the wifi and network bars change colour when it's connected to google services. Not quite as smooth as SH + Dark Core but overall experience is nice.



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  Reply # 474718 27-May-2011 11:26 Send private message

are there any bugs with Darky's 10.1?




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

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 474772 27-May-2011 13:08 Send private message

im interested to know also, about 10.1 performance and your thoughts... have had an awesome run with SH but im getting tired of the blue rom - i love darky's green, and in reading 10.1 it looks like alot of things have been refined and improved since i left.

also long overdue to format my entire phone and bring it back to stock as i have been restoring apps and junk that ive had since early froyo

intending to run darky's 10.1 + the GTO overclocked JVH kernel and see if i can make the phone levitate... ;p




Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005, on Telecom 4G LTE.  ROM: Stock Touchwiz, Android 4.3, XUDMJ6  MODEM: MJ4  Kernel: Stock (for now...:)

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 474834 27-May-2011 14:57 Send private message

lokhor: are there any bugs with Darky's 10.1?


There's a couple of things I'm classing as annoyances: incremental ring and non multi CSC.  Otherwise everything seems to run pretty well.  I turned wifi off (for a change) overnight and don't think the battery lost much (if any) throughout the night.  Will try again tonight and post results.

lofreq: im interested to know also, about 10.1 performance and your thoughts... have had an awesome run with SH but im getting tired of the blue rom - i love darky's green, and in reading 10.1 it looks like alot of things have been refined and improved since i left.

also long overdue to format my entire phone and bring it back to stock as i have been restoring apps and junk that ive had since early froyo

intending to run darky's 10.1 + the GTO overclocked JVH kernel and see if i can make the phone levitate... ;p


Hmmm, I think performance wise, Damiens kernels are awesome, but the over sharpness and lack of BLN support is what got me to change.

Out of interest, does anyone use the inbuilt SIP support in Gingerbread instead of SIPdroid or another 3rd party app?

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 474837 27-May-2011 15:07 Send private message

heres a JVH non-increasing ringtone dialer CWM flashable
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=14077886&postcount=3220





Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005, on Telecom 4G LTE.  ROM: Stock Touchwiz, Android 4.3, XUDMJ6  MODEM: MJ4  Kernel: Stock (for now...:)



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  Reply # 474879 27-May-2011 17:04 Send private message

I found DamianGTO's Kernel overly sharp and also not sure if I can be bothered with overclocking. FuguKernel isn't too bad. I would like to try a different rom than Simply Honey though - maybe I'll give Darky's a go. It's a pity Romkitchen has basically turned to crap since DocRambone left.




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

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All comments are my own opinion, and not that of my employer unless explicitly stated.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 474923 27-May-2011 19:31 Send private message

Within the rom kitchen thread on xda, tricky, one of the chefs has posted some new releases. One JSD and a JV9 one but I guess it defeats the purpose of having a configurable kitchen...

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Master Geek

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  Reply # 474944 27-May-2011 20:48 Send private message

I'm personally using & recommend Darky rom, especially for people new to flashing/updating their phone

Flash this base 2.3.3 JVH
http://tinyurl.com/darkyjvh

Then flash the darky rom
http://tinyurl.com/darky101

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