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lchiu7
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  #491132 8-Jul-2011 15:20
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ArtooDetoo:
Are you talking about the internal SD or the external SD? Backing up to somewhere you're about to flash doesn't seem very safe. SIM is fine because it won't be touched, nor will the external SD. Especially since you can remove them... :-)


I thought it was the external SD card (well there were no other choices given) but clearly it wasn't since the card had no data on it!

You live and learn I guess.




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  #491203 8-Jul-2011 17:22
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snowsteve: Wicked !! cheers 


Glad it worked for ya :)

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  #491210 8-Jul-2011 17:37

ArtooDetoo:
Vivasanti: Fair call, i did a complete wipe also :)

Might give it another go, maybe flash JVQ :D


JPY has been a standout for me, being the longest running ROM I've used. Radios, GPS and battery were exemplary. But GB does more, speeds up a lot of stuff including the UI, and is such a nice experience that I've chosen to forgo the advantages that JPY delivered.

Persevere with JVP (or JVQ if you prefer) and you'll enjoy the rewards.

And don't, whatever you do, restore app data. That has caused me much grief in the past. Not saying that everybody will experience grief if they do restore data, but I surely can't recommend the practice.

Edit: Typos, as usual




Thanks guys!

Will start with 2.3.4, and if that doesn't work out too well will switch to 2.3.3 Smile

Expect some questions re: flashing details in the next couple of days.



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#492038 11-Jul-2011 13:19
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Hi Team
I own a SGS i9000T that I have been aiming to upgrade for a while. After reading through hundreds of posts around various places I foolishly tried an upgrade to 2.3.4 via a link on androidadvices.com.

Needless to say it failed - the phone would boot but would vibrate away merrily once or twice and dump lots of crash errors to the screen. I then found darky's v9.2 recovery rom (using ODIN), ODIN tells me it was all successful but all I am able to get the phone to do now is some weird voice talking to me when the SGS logo (blackscreen) comes up and the phone just sits there with the SGS logo on it.... I've left it for over an hour and still nothing! (weeps)

To summarise current situation:
1. Phone sits in (idle) with just the Galaxy S GT-i9000 (note this is an i9000T) boot screen
2. I am unable to get into recovery mode
3. I can get into download mode

I think what I am after is an ODIN method to get my phone back to working order - I am calling out to the collective wisdom of you all! I'v read 33 odd pages of posts here and have blistered my mouse thumb reading hundreds of others - and still can't get it to work :(

Is there a method for dummies as it seems I need it....

Many thanks in advance

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  #492040 11-Jul-2011 13:24
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toa000: Hi Team
I own a SGS i9000T that I have been aiming to upgrade for a while. After reading through hundreds of posts around various places I foolishly tried an upgrade to 2.3.4 via a link on androidadvices.com.

Needless to say it failed - the phone would boot but would vibrate away merrily once or twice and dump lots of crash errors to the screen. I then found darky's v9.2 recovery rom (using ODIN), ODIN tells me it was all successful but all I am able to get the phone to do now is some weird voice talking to me when the SGS logo (blackscreen) comes up and the phone just sits there with the SGS logo on it.... I've left it for over an hour and still nothing! (weeps)

To summarise current situation:
1. Phone sits in (idle) with just the Galaxy S GT-i9000 (note this is an i9000T) boot screen
2. I am unable to get into recovery mode
3. I can get into download mode

I think what I am after is an ODIN method to get my phone back to working order - I am calling out to the collective wisdom of you all! I'v read 33 odd pages of posts here and have blistered my mouse thumb reading hundreds of others - and still can't get it to work :(

Is there a method for dummies as it seems I need it....

Many thanks in advance


If you can get into download mode, you should be sweet. . . Download the I9000XXJVQ ## firmware from www.samfirmware.com (you'll need to register), and flash via Odin (I'd suggest you use a .pit file, and select repartition).  This should give you stock 2.3.4.

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  #492045 11-Jul-2011 13:39
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Thanks! I'll give it a crack - do I need to select re-partition via ODIN (as I was doing so when using Darky's resurrection)??


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  #492049 11-Jul-2011 13:42
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toa000: Thanks! I'll give it a crack - do I need to select re-partition via ODIN (as I was doing so when using Darky's resurrection)??



duh - would help if I read your reply more carefully!.... will let you know how I get on.



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  #492052 11-Jul-2011 13:43
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Yes you will need to repartition with odin.
You should always repartition when changing the base firmware of your phone




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  #492063 11-Jul-2011 14:13
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Well - ODIN tells me it all went ok, except now the phone just keeps replaying the Samsung animation continuously... have I missed a step?

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#492068 11-Jul-2011 14:17
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Hope this  helps ,  re firmware upgrade
http://androidadvices.com/how-to-update-samsung-galaxy-s-i9000-to-gingerbread-xxjvo-2-3-3-firmware/4/

There is 5  pages  in the is article and  it  lays  it all out  in a  simple  maner and worked fo me , thursdas  I BRICK my  phone  (I didnt read  all 5  pages ) I used Odin and repartioned with the PIT only DUD !.
Then used  Odin  seeded with all the  files need as per the  article above.

NB: Take a  note  of your  APN setting  first , you will need to feed those  back  in.

I'm  running 2-3-3 ,  4 days  now and  all is ok.

Good luck

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  #492071 11-Jul-2011 14:22
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you need a .pit file, i recomment the 512 one not the 803.
You also need a .pda, .phone and .csc file. these three should be in a self extracting file when you download the stock firmware.
I suggest looking on XDA (website/forum) at the i9000 section, they have every stock rom and plenty of guides, as well as all the 3rd party roms.

If you need a hand, PM me for my msn, I have reflashed and fixed my phone more times than i remember




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  #492091 11-Jul-2011 15:08
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HiTM4N: you need a .pit file, i recomment the 512 one not the 803.
You also need a .pda, .phone and .csc file. these three should be in a self extracting file when you download the stock firmware.
I suggest looking on XDA (website/forum) at the i9000 section, they have every stock rom and plenty of guides, as well as all the 3rd party roms.

If you need a hand, PM me for my msn, I have reflashed and fixed my phone more times than i remember


Thanks HiTM4N - I've invited you via MSN - hope we can get this sorted! (and I'll be sure to share the solution if/when we discover what it is)

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  #492092 11-Jul-2011 15:20
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If you follow this link

http://androidadvices.com/how-to-update-samsung-galaxy-s-i9000-to-gingerbread-xxjvo-2-3-3-firmware/4

there is a link to download a single file that has all 5 component files you will need and the Odin loader , the compress file is passworded but just read the details in the URL and it give the password.

I found this very simple , note this is all a bit new for me so as DUMMY it was easy to follow

nofam
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  #492098 11-Jul-2011 15:37
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toa000:
HiTM4N: you need a .pit file, i recomment the 512 one not the 803.
You also need a .pda, .phone and .csc file. these three should be in a self extracting file when you download the stock firmware.
I suggest looking on XDA (website/forum) at the i9000 section, they have every stock rom and plenty of guides, as well as all the 3rd party roms.

If you need a hand, PM me for my msn, I have reflashed and fixed my phone more times than i remember


Thanks HiTM4N - I've invited you via MSN - hope we can get this sorted! (and I'll be sure to share the solution if/when we discover what it is)


Yes, I think the re-partition is important, because I suspect (based on the voices you heard at boot) that you’ve flashed a kernel with the Voodoo lagfix, which has converted your filesystem to EXT4 – the problem with this is that stock kernels can’t read EXT4, and are expecting to see RFS; without a re-partition, you’ll probably never get out of the bootloop.

As HiTM4N suggests, go for a 512 repartition file, and make sure you use a recent version of Odin (1.7 or higher). The safest option is:

- Reboot your PC (ake sure Kies is disabled on boot, or disable the processes when you reboot)
- Put your phone into download mode
- Start Odin
- Load the .pit file in to the PIT section, the PDA .tar into the PDA section, the MODEM.tar into the Phone section and CSC into the CSC section (If there’s only one .tar file, load it into the PDA section)
- Make sure re-partition is ticked (Auto reboot and F. Reset time should be ticked by default)
- Plug your phone into the PC and wait for the COM indicator to go yellow
- Click Start and once the COM indicator has gone green, the phone should restart

There will be a delay at the flashing S screen, which is normal for a first boot.

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  #492113 11-Jul-2011 16:16
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XXVJQ firmware with re-partitioning is still looping, but atleast we have a recovery menu now too, have flashed with semaphore kernel and am about to flash to Juwe 5.1 to see if that will make it go or if the phone is stuffed




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