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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 729506 10-Dec-2012 09:11 Send private message

Neiljd55: Has anyone flashed the latest release XXELKC from androidadvice.com. Apparently it is an official stock release and will keep warranties intacked

Using anything other than Kies or OTA updates to update firmware will void your warranty. I have had it confirmed by Samsung that even flashing a stock rom from a different region will void your warranty as Odin is not intended for end user use, it is an engineering tool.

If you're going to claim warranty on a phone, make sure it is running the original rom with matching product code and CSC and make sure the flash counter has been reset (triangle away - use at your own risk). Otherwise you will have a very hard time getting your warranty claim approved.

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  Reply # 729666 10-Dec-2012 12:08 Send private message

uglyb0b:
Neiljd55: Has anyone flashed the latest release XXELKC from androidadvice.com. Apparently it is an official stock release and will keep warranties intacked

Using anything other than Kies or OTA updates to update firmware will void your warranty. I have had it confirmed by Samsung that even flashing a stock rom from a different region will void your warranty as Odin is not intended for end user use, it is an engineering tool.

If you're going to claim warranty on a phone, make sure it is running the original rom with matching product code and CSC and make sure the flash counter has been reset (triangle away - use at your own risk). Otherwise you will have a very hard time getting your warranty claim approved.


I am not sure if this issue was discussed under this topic or the GSIII topic but if the hardware is faulty and is not caused by the rom that you flashed your phone with then you have a chance of claiming warranty but then again it would be a long battle proving that the hardware fault hasnt occured due to the "unofficial" rom. So yeah, flashing always has a risk factor attached to it that you dont have a fall-back in case of an unfortunate event of faulty hardware..



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  Reply # 729704 10-Dec-2012 12:57 Send private message

I'm quite disappointed that 2degrees are taking so long




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  Reply # 729709 10-Dec-2012 12:59 Send private message

lokhor: I'm quite disappointed that 2degrees are taking so long


+1

I am sure that makes many of us...

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Geek


  Reply # 730056 11-Dec-2012 00:17 Send private message

Damager:
Neiljd55: Which one are you running. Excuse the question but how do you install. The zip file goes on the ext sd card but odin gets the tar file from the pc and this file can't be unzipped to the pc. Bit confused


The official firmwares are flashed via Odin. Custom firmwares like Wanamlite V5.1 which I'm running as flashed via Clockwork Mod Recovery.

To get clockwork mod installed, you need to firstly flash a kernel modified with root and clockwork mod. This is done via Odin. Once that's done, you'll have clockwork mod installed and you can then flash the custom rom.

I'd recommend checking this guide:

http://www.androidnz.net/2012/06/at-your-own-risk-how-to-root-your.html


Remember.. it's at your own risk.



you wouldnt happen to know where to find the stock rom for 2degrees i9300 4.0.4 

ap:i9300xxalf2
cp:i9300xxlf2
csci9300nzcalf1

if no ones got it could someone get a image of it if they have a rooted 2degrees siii plz many thanks



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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 730206 11-Dec-2012 09:55 Send private message

jayteebee:
Damager:
Neiljd55: Which one are you running. Excuse the question but how do you install. The zip file goes on the ext sd card but odin gets the tar file from the pc and this file can't be unzipped to the pc. Bit confused


The official firmwares are flashed via Odin. Custom firmwares like Wanamlite V5.1 which I'm running as flashed via Clockwork Mod Recovery.

To get clockwork mod installed, you need to firstly flash a kernel modified with root and clockwork mod. This is done via Odin. Once that's done, you'll have clockwork mod installed and you can then flash the custom rom.

I'd recommend checking this guide:

http://www.androidnz.net/2012/06/at-your-own-risk-how-to-root-your.html


Remember.. it's at your own risk.



you wouldnt happen to know where to find the stock rom for 2degrees i9300 4.0.4 

ap:i9300xxalf2
cp:i9300xxlf2
csci9300nzcalf1

if no ones got it could someone get a image of it if they have a rooted 2degrees siii plz many thanks




if you have the AP, CP, and CSC, then you should be able to download it from the Samsung Kies server yourself using this guide [How to] Download/Backup your samsung stock firmware from Samsung servers including your provider packages

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 730216 11-Dec-2012 10:00 Send private message

I was able to download the stock 2Degrees I9300 ICS4.0.4 FW here (along with other NZ variants):

http://www.gpforums.co.nz/thread/451505/1/

HTH

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Geek


  Reply # 730312 11-Dec-2012 11:57 Send private message

menabassily:
jayteebee:
Damager:
Neiljd55: Which one are you running. Excuse the question but how do you install. The zip file goes on the ext sd card but odin gets the tar file from the pc and this file can't be unzipped to the pc. Bit confused


The official firmwares are flashed via Odin. Custom firmwares like Wanamlite V5.1 which I'm running as flashed via Clockwork Mod Recovery.

To get clockwork mod installed, you need to firstly flash a kernel modified with root and clockwork mod. This is done via Odin. Once that's done, you'll have clockwork mod installed and you can then flash the custom rom.

I'd recommend checking this guide:

http://www.androidnz.net/2012/06/at-your-own-risk-how-to-root-your.html


Remember.. it's at your own risk.



you wouldnt happen to know where to find the stock rom for 2degrees i9300 4.0.4 

ap:i9300xxalf2
cp:i9300xxlf2
csci9300nzcalf1

if no ones got it could someone get a image of it if they have a rooted 2degrees siii plz many thanks




if you have the AP, CP, and CSC, then you should be able to download it from the Samsung Kies server yourself using this guide [How to] Download/Backup your samsung stock firmware from Samsung servers including your provider packages


Have tried that method twice without a positive outcome and the firmware type you quoted isnt the stock one for my phone strangely enough (the snapper app is available for me) unless the software isnt working correctly for me, any chance you could spare a few seconds to do this??  Many thanks, 

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 730521 11-Dec-2012 15:20 Send private message

jayteebee:

Have tried that method twice without a positive outcome and the firmware type you quoted isnt the stock one for my phone strangely enough (the snapper app is available for me) unless the software isnt working correctly for me, any chance you could spare a few seconds to do this??  Many thanks, 


What's wrong with the post above yours? It's a very good guide

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Geek


  Reply # 730530 11-Dec-2012 15:26 Send private message

DoggNZ:
jayteebee:

Have tried that method twice without a positive outcome and the firmware type you quoted isnt the stock one for my phone strangely enough (the snapper app is available for me) unless the software isnt working correctly for me, any chance you could spare a few seconds to do this??  Many thanks, 


What's wrong with the post above yours? It's a very good guide


It dosent have the firmware that was released with my dick.smith sourced siii was wanting the original firmware so i could reflash and triangle away when it comes to them catching up to 4.1.2 premium, which i recommend

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 730536 11-Dec-2012 15:31 Send private message

jayteebee:
DoggNZ:
jayteebee:

Have tried that method twice without a positive outcome and the firmware type you quoted isnt the stock one for my phone strangely enough (the snapper app is available for me) unless the software isnt working correctly for me, any chance you could spare a few seconds to do this??  Many thanks, 


What's wrong with the post above yours? It's a very good guide


It dosent have the firmware that was released with my dick.smith sourced siii was wanting the original firmware so i could reflash and triangle away when it comes to them catching up to 4.1.2 premium, which i recommend


Not sure that makes a lot of sense..? A stock firmware is a stock firmware. If you put anything older then the 2D XXALF2 (4.0.4) on there, it will do an OTA update anyway

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Geek


  Reply # 730549 11-Dec-2012 15:46 Send private message

Ok thats cool i was thinking that i had the original unupgraded version of the 2degrees firmware didnt realise there was a previous version thanks for the input

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 730560 11-Dec-2012 15:55 Send private message

jayteebee: Ok thats cool i was thinking that i had the original unupgraded version of the 2degrees firmware didnt realise there was a previous version thanks for the input


All good. Now let's get back to moaning about how long the update is taking Wink

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 730587 11-Dec-2012 16:13 Send private message

I just saw your posts, and lol we are all now waiting together for the next release.

By the way, the official 1.4.2 has been released in Poland, I saw it today:
http://www.sammobile.com/firmware/?page=3&model=GT-I9300&pcode=0&os=1&type=1#firmware

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 730588 11-Dec-2012 16:13 Send private message

http://www.sammobile.com/firmware/?page=8&view=9222

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