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# 105795 10-Jul-2012 21:21
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Hi all,

I have a Telecom supplied Samsung Galaxy S - GT-I9000T and am a current Telecom customer.
My phone is on the latest available version of Android via Telecom, which is Gingerbread 2.3.3.

As I live outside of the major cities, I figure I'm on 850 MHz practically all of the time.
I'm investigating the move to CyanogenMod 7.2. It looks like a fairly straight-forward procedure, though I'm concerned it might come with an incompatible modem.
I'm following the procedure here: http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/wiki/Samsung_Galaxy_S:_Full_Update_Guide

As this will be my first custom ROM experience, what advice could people give me with respect to this activity?

Cheers,
Rob

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  # 653993 11-Jul-2012 13:40
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rvangelder: Hi all,

I have a Telecom supplied Samsung Galaxy S - GT-I9000T and am a current Telecom customer.
My phone is on the latest available version of Android via Telecom, which is Gingerbread 2.3.3.

As I live outside of the major cities, I figure I'm on 850 MHz practically all of the time.
I'm investigating the move to CyanogenMod 7.2. It looks like a fairly straight-forward procedure, though I'm concerned it might come with an incompatible modem.
I'm following the procedure here: http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/wiki/Samsung_Galaxy_S:_Full_Update_Guide

As this will be my first custom ROM experience, what advice could people give me with respect to this activity?

Cheers,
Rob


Make sure you have a copy of a stock image on hand, too, so you can flash back to it quickly if the 'upgrade' to CM proves to be problematic. 

It's hard to brick the Galaxy S....but the country-specific ("CLC??) part of the firmware can be an issue. The first time I tried to flash my Galaxy S (using ODIN) I fell foul of this and the phone boot-loop crashed on  start-up because it couldn't set up the country-specific features correctly. I had the Android SDK installed on my linux PC and could see what was going on in the phone's operating system via adb and logcat.   

XDA-Developers was a HUGE help with information about how to flash and how to recover from 'mistakes'.  
 




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  # 654113 11-Jul-2012 17:42
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Hi.
Thanks for your reply.
I did exactly that! Downloaded the stock ROM image as a precaution.

I'm fairly optimistic about Cyanogen, but a little concerned about the default modem being incompatible with Telecom frequencies. Any advice on this specifically?

Cheers

 
 
 
 


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  # 654253 11-Jul-2012 23:18
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Flashing Cyanogen wont change your radio/modem ;) Just leave it as it is... For now anyway




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  # 654297 12-Jul-2012 08:05
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Thanks guys. I'm going to give it a shot in the weekend.

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