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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 542504 8-Nov-2011 12:31 Send private message

Foo:
Foo:
Brendan: Try wiping the delvik cache in advanced... And also the other cache.

If not you will have to do a wipe/factory reset and load your contacts etc again from gmail.


Okay, will select the "wipe cache partition" option.

I haven't rooted my phone nor flashed non-stock f/w. 


Alas, no luck with that. How do I access "Advanced"? 


Only available on rooted phones...

I think your only option now is to factory reset the phone. and reinstall everything from the market and gmail..

Hope you have a wifi connection handy. Or atleast a lot of data left on your phone. Still, if it won't boot it's not like you can use it anyway at the moment... (e.g. if you don't have a good data connection the phone will still work, but without your contact details and apps).

I think it must have been some rouge app or maybe a os bug. These phones are computers, and we all know of the reliability of computers......................

I suggest you root your phone and do a nandroid backup (see my guide in the sig), then install a custom rom. Custom roms typically are superior to carrier supplied roms. Samsung desinged the device to be flashable like this, and even supplied some to noted custom rom developers for free.

But it does void your warranty.

But they have to prove that's what you did in case of a warranty claim... not always easy.

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  Reply # 542509 8-Nov-2011 12:34 Send private message

Brendan:
Foo:
Foo:
Brendan: Try wiping the delvik cache in advanced... And also the other cache.

If not you will have to do a wipe/factory reset and load your contacts etc again from gmail.


Okay, will select the "wipe cache partition" option.

I haven't rooted my phone nor flashed non-stock f/w. 


Alas, no luck with that. How do I access "Advanced"? 


Only available on rooted phones...

I think your only option now is to factory reset the phone. and reinstall everything from the market and gmail..

Hope you have a wifi connection handy. Or atleast a lot of data left on your phone. Still, if it won't boot it's not like you can use it anyway at the moment...

I think it must have been some rouge app or maybe a os bug. These phones are computers, and we all know of the reliability of computers......................

I suggest you root your phone and do a nandroid backup (see my guide in the sig), then install a custom rom. Custom roms typically are superior to carrier supplied roms. Samsung desinged the device to be flashable like this, and even supplied some to noted custom rom developers for free.

But it does void your warranty.

But they have to prove that's what you did in case of a warranty claim... not always easy.
 


And unless you hard-brick your phone (possible, but not easy!), you can always re-flash the stock firmware, and reset the flash counter with a USB jig, and Samsung will never know. . . Wink




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.

Foo

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  Reply # 542568 8-Nov-2011 13:36 Send private message

I've just done a full wipe and factory reset and I'm back up and running.

Slightly annoying have to reinstall apps, wonder what caused the problem to occur. Might invest in TiBU. 

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  Reply # 542576 8-Nov-2011 13:47 Send private message

Damager: woooo hoooo thanks to defragger in the i9000 thread, ive managed to get the stock firmware for the Telecom 9100T. In fact you can also get the Vodafone one as well :-)

http://fus.nanzen.se/#GT-I9100

Down the Vus downloader, change settings to Android, Country to NZ and then select GT-9100T and then select TNZ. If you select "Test" then i believe that reveals future firmwares not visible via Kies

Hit download and you're away. Flash with Odin. I like the look of the Galaxy Nexus so may sell my S2. Will do more research and wait for NZTechfreak's reviews before deciding. I wouldnt mind the slightly bigger screen and fine going from 8MP camera to 5 on the Nexus.

Here's the details:

Product Code: GT-I9100TLKJTNZ
Latest firmware: I9100TDOKH1/I9100TTNZKH1/I9100TDOKG2/I9100TDOKH1
Modified: 6/08/2011 11:58:06 a.m.
Filename: GT-I9100T_TNZ_1_20110806115756.zip.enc2


Legend!  I've been waiting for this for ages. . . . Just to confirm, if I wanted to flash the stock kernel from a stock ROM like this, is it as simple as extracting the zImage file from the zip, putting on the internal SD, and flashing it from the CWM app or similar?




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 # 542625 8-Nov-2011 14:57 Send private message

nofam: Just to confirm, if I wanted to flash the stock kernel from a stock ROM like this, is it as simple as extracting the zImage file from the zip, putting on the internal SD, and flashing it from the CWM app or similar?

Correct. You can also use Odin to flash the kernel of you want; the hardest part is creating a tar file that contains only the zImage file.

You should also still have root access after flashing the stock kernel, because the superuser binaries will still be installed. You'd need to flash a new rom (wiping the /system partition) to remove root.

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Geek


  Reply # 542638 8-Nov-2011 15:17 Send private message

About to choose a rom to download, my choice is between Check and Dlev after reading through them all, will try the DK version of siyah if I install Check otherwise just standard.

Question: will these roms(2.3.5) update my bootloader so that I cant use a jig to reset the counter, if so how can I keep my existing bootloader(2.3.3 or 3.4 for that matter) while installing these roms.

nzgeek: I have seen IZArc posted on xda to make a tar compatible with Odin

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  Reply # 542689 8-Nov-2011 16:33 Send private message

as I understand it if you aren't using Odin to flash then the counter doesn't increase so if already rooted you will be fine but i stand corrected.

Was reading in XDA that there is a bootloader in KI4 but they can't agree whether it stops you using a jig so who knows.





Galaxy S5 G900F
Samsung (custom)  KITKAT 4.4.2 

Galaxy Gear 2  Smart watch (great gadget )





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  Reply # 542706 8-Nov-2011 17:01 Send private message

Thanks Jeff,

After reading your post I specifically searched for KI4 bootloader on XDA and typically it was at the bottom of a thread ive seen many times this week Intratech's ROM+Guide. You can flash an old rom back onto the KI4 and problem solved.

It also helps that the Telecom firmware is still on 2.3.3 so I can just flash the entire tar back and use the jig.

Decided to go with Dlev will install it tonight and possibly look into Check or Rarity in future.

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  Reply # 542709 8-Nov-2011 17:07 Send private message

+1 for Dlev, great battery life, full wipe on second attempt.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 542715 8-Nov-2011 17:23 Send private message

Chex: Question: will these roms(2.3.5) update my bootloader so that I cant use a jig to reset the counter, if so how can I keep my existing bootloader(2.3.3 or 3.4 for that matter) while installing these roms.

I don't think you have to worry. For ROMs that come bundled as CWM zip packages, the ROM author has to explicitly put in code to update the kernel/modem/bootloader. It's not something that happens automatically. Given that pretty much all of the ROM authors know about the new bootloader not resetting the counter, I think they'll be staying away from it.

If you do accidentally flash the new bootloader, I'm pretty sure it'll be possible to flash an old one back using Odin. Someone on XDA is sure to have done this already. If you need copies of the bootloader files (boot.bin and sbl.bin), I have an older stock firmware that I can extract them from.

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  Reply # 542719 8-Nov-2011 17:32 Send private message

yikes, is all this ROM stuff normal for S II? I was hoping for a it to work out of the box?

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  Reply # 542725 8-Nov-2011 17:46 Send private message

Not only does it work sweet out of the box, it was the first android phone I bought (Of about a dozen over the years) that I didn't root and flash a custom ROM as soon as I could.

I have since done the deed and am running Siyah 2.1.1 kernel and CheckROM v2 and loving it. Better battery life and stellar custom themes all bundled with more useful abilities.

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  Reply # 542735 8-Nov-2011 18:19 Send private message

cool. As long as it connects to Exchange Servers, connects to BlueTooth devices and plays media I'm covered.

Foo

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  Reply # 542741 8-Nov-2011 18:23 Send private message

Hey all - thanks for your help earlier this morning. Nothing like thinking you'll need to send you phone back for warranty repair to incite a little panic.

Your suggestions were helpful - thanks again.

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 542771 8-Nov-2011 19:31 Send private message

nzgeek: 

If you do accidentally flash the new bootloader, I'm pretty sure it'll be possible to flash an old one back using Odin. Someone on XDA is sure to have done this already. If you need copies of the bootloader files (boot.bin and sbl.bin), I have an older stock firmware that I can extract them from.


I'd recommend this approach only as a last resort tbh, and even then, only for advanced users - flashing bootloaders by themselves via Odin is about the most risky thing you can do with your clothes on. . . . . Tongue Out 




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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