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 | ... | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | ... | 427
388 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 379281 13-Sep-2010 13:24 Send private message

Anyone able to tether via Bluetooth or just USB using Mac/OSX? What settings did you use?

I can tether fine via wifi but I'm sure it must be quite a drain on the battery. I haven't been able to get it to connect via Bluetooth or USB.

1376 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 379309 13-Sep-2010 14:59 Send private message

vinnieg:
Neets: 

I'd previously found the update.zip file here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=7166984&postcount=19

Cheers 


Other option is goto marketplace, do a search for RyanZAs one click lag fix :)

has Root + superuser built in(well after it runs the update.zip, seems to work fine 


Has anyone tried the OCLF file from the Market?  I've been reading pages from the forum and there's a real mixed bag of success.

I understand this is being recommended as an alternative to rooting the phone, but the Voodoo lag fix would provide a better lag fix solution.

Also, if you've used this app to root the phone, is it really just a case of clicking on the green "Root Device 2.1" option (first) in the list?  Does it take care of itself and all you need to do is reboot by holding the volumn up, home and power buttons together?

Sorry for asking what probably seems like really stupid questions, you might not figure me to be a trainer of software.  Maybe that's why I'm so cautious :-D  Thanks!




Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I

2193 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 25


  Reply # 379318 13-Sep-2010 15:24 Send private message

@neets - goto youtube there's video tutorials.




HTPC - Intel i3-2100 / 12GB DDR3 / GA-Z77X-UD5H / HD4670 1GB / HVR2200 / 750GB + 4 x 3TB / Win 7 x64 / MediaPortal 1.5
PC - Intel e8500 / 8GB DDR2 / HD5830 1GB / Win7 x64

388 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 379337 13-Sep-2010 16:25 Send private message

Has anyone tried the OCLF file from the Market? I've been reading pages from the forum and there's a real mixed bag of success.

I understand this is being recommended as an alternative to rooting the phone, but the Voodoo lag fix would provide a better lag fix solution.

Also, if you've used this app to root the phone, is it really just a case of clicking on the green "Root Device 2.1" option (first) in the list? Does it take care of itself and all you need to do is reboot by holding the volumn up, home and power buttons together?

Sorry for asking what probably seems like really stupid questions, you might not figure me to be a trainer of software. Maybe that's why I'm so cautious :-D Thanks!


Hey Neets,

I used OCLF from RyanZA via the market. Worked brilliantly. No problems. I used it to root the phone as well - it works as you mentioned, just need to reboot and hold the keys down and it'll bring up a menu so you can activate the update file.

Now that I have it installed, I just ignore the notifications from market to upgrade the OCLF software, as thinking it's better to stick with the version that I used to root the phone, so I can use it to unroot and uninstall later on.


388 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 379338 13-Sep-2010 16:26 Send private message

Once I had rooted, I installed Titanium Backup as well to backup the apps on my phone.

1376 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 379451 13-Sep-2010 20:57 Send private message

I've run the One Click Lag Fix to Root the phone. It says it was successful. I power off.  Then I press together the volume up, power and home buttons together and I get the start screen.

The phone never goes into recovery mode. It continues to power up.

I've tried 3 times now pressing the same buttons but it wont go to recovery.  

Has this happened to anyone else?  Is there a sequence in which I should be pressing the buttons?  It's as if neither the power up or home buttons are being selected yet I'm applying quite a bit of pressure to them.

I've just tried a 4th time and still no boot screen.

So much for getting up the courage to root my phone. 




Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I

388 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 379454 13-Sep-2010 21:06 Send private message

Do you lift off the power button when you see the start screen?

Maybe look here, as a couple more people explain how to do it.

http://android.modaco.com/content/samsung-galaxy-s-s-modaco-com/314702/help-getting-into-recovery-mode/

I never had any problem though..

41 posts

Geek


  Reply # 379455 13-Sep-2010 21:06 Send private message

Have you checked to see if you have the 'Superuser Permissions' within your application list?

69 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 379456 13-Sep-2010 21:21 Send private message

Try volume down instead. I just done the lag fix and took me a few goes to get the screen to load the update

1376 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 379459 13-Sep-2010 21:34 Send private message

No Super User, I did look for that.  Sorry I should have said.

I've tried it with letting go of the power button but leaving the volume up and home buttons pressed when the Samsung screen appears.  Still no go.

I've held all 3 buttons and kept them held even though the Samsung screen appears, and then it just flashes off, then flashes back to the Samsung screen.  Keeps doing this.  When I let go of the Power button it then just powers on normally.

Very strange.

Just tried the volume down button instead of the up button.  It just sits on the Samsung screen until I stop pressing the buttons, then powers up normally.

I guess my phone doesn't want to be rooted *sigh* 




Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I

69 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 379462 13-Sep-2010 21:43 Send private message

Keep trying, I had heaps of trouble getting it to come up , same.exact thing you are experiencing, but kept trying slightly diff ways and it got it sorted. Vodafone supplied phone too if that.helps

1376 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 379473 13-Sep-2010 22:13 Send private message

My fingers are sore ;-)

I found this video
http://www.emoiz.com/the-easiest-way-to-root-samsung-galaxy-s-on-android-2-1-video

It's exactly what I'm doing.  It's the only video I've found where someone else has the Samsung logo flash on and off, and on again.  Except in the video his only does it twice before getting to the recovery mode.  Mine just keeps flashing on and off.

My phone is from Australia, it's an Optus one.  There's no way they can stop you from getting to a recovery screen is there?

I'm sure I've exhausted all possibly sequences of pressing the 3 buttons.  Maybe it needs a mans touch :P

Has anyone used the ROM Manager to get to recovery mode? I found a video on YouTube that provided 3 different methods.  The ROM Manger required you to select to over clock it before you selected to boot to recovery mode.  The ROM Manager seemed to be the next simplest method to get to recovery mode.  Though I'd like to believe I'm just missing something since the 3 button method ought to work.

Anyone in Christchurch want to show me what I'm missing?  I apologise if I've just overstepped some unwritten boundary by asking that question.

TIA 




Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I

290 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 379477 13-Sep-2010 22:28 Send private message

A lot of people with phones from Optus say the three-button combos don't work, and the only solution I've seen is to return the phone. See here for example. You can still get into recovery or download mode with adb, but updating your phone with this method is dangerous because if the firmware becomes unbootable you won't be able to reflash it without the three-button combos.

41 posts

Geek


  Reply # 379478 13-Sep-2010 22:29 Send private message

Try this:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=7646794

Update:
I have to apologize to everyone, Allphones, Samsung, XDA-ers, whirlpoolians...

After complaining that my phone does not have the 3 button recovery + download...this evening I found a way that works.

For everyone else that the 3 button pressed together or Vol up/down + Home and then power does not work, here is what works for me:

1. Turn off
2. Battery out
3. (Mine with USB cable connected to computer) Vol up/down + Power pressed together..until you see the Samsung I9000 sign
4. After you see the sign, press the Home button

Vol down will bring you to download mode
Vol up will bring you to recovery mode

Feels nice to know that Samsung has not disabled the 3 button thing, not in mine anyway, just different combinations.

Sorry again everyone...



Also one of these methods:

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1524760

330 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 379484 13-Sep-2010 22:55 Send private message

My Galaxy has been ordered. :>

Won't do any "rooting" or "flashing" until after Android 2.2 is out.

1 | ... | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | ... | 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:

Orcon Global Mode launched
Created by freitasm, last reply by FlameBeard on 27-Aug-2014 23:27 (91 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Advice on Residential Fence replacement and neighbour
Created by networkn, last reply by nickrout on 27-Aug-2014 19:45 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


What would show if the net went down?
Created by gnfb, last reply by gnfb on 27-Aug-2014 23:33 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


Moving to Auckland - advise & recommendation
Created by nakedmolerat, last reply by nakedmolerat on 26-Aug-2014 22:48 (47 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Vodafone TV multicast settings on pfSense?
Created by kenkeniff, last reply by kenkeniff on 27-Aug-2014 10:32 (182 replies)
Pages... 11 12 13


XtraHost - Closing
Created by achieveit, last reply by quickymart on 27-Aug-2014 18:57 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Slingshots Front Up! Are applauding or sceptical?
Created by gnfb, last reply by gnfb on 26-Aug-2014 21:49 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Another Gaming computer help question
Created by Lyderies, last reply by timmmay on 26-Aug-2014 18:06 (38 replies)
Pages... 2 3



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.