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nitrotech

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#73024 7-Dec-2010 14:23
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The galaxy 5 is a great budget android phone but i've have trouble with the wifi and the phone going to sleep and not waking up again.

Froyo has been released by samsung (most likely this is a beta) but I have installed it on my telecom nz Galaxy 5 and it's working fine.

You can find the details here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=781149

So here are the steps i followed.

Install Kies - it's on the disks that come with the phone (if you don't install kies then it will never find the drivers for the phone and you can't upgrade) - make sure it's closed though when you run odin.

I didn't root the phone - it upgraded fine

You need to download Odin and your choice of roms (there is only 1 2.2 rom at this stage) - you have to unrar the rom the password is provided in the link above

Run odin - select OPS - make sure you select the OPS file that came in the odin download package

Tick the box under options that says "one package" it then greys out the other boxes and leaves one - that's where you put the rom file (it's in .tar format)

Now prepare the phone, power down, take out battery for a wee while then reinstall - press volume down, center button and power on together - the phone shows an android yellow triangle and says downloading - you can now use your USB cable and plug it into your PC

You should now see Odin show a yellow box under com port.

Now you can hit start - it took about 5 minutes to finish for me an says pass when successful.

Hard reset after flashing goto the dial pad and dial *2767*3855#

Phone reboots

That's it.

Please note I provide this information for you for informational purposes - if you use this information and brick your phone I am not responsible nor is geekzone.









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nitrotech

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  #414150 7-Dec-2010 17:45
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Rappelle: Has multitouch been enabled in this firmware version, do you know? :)

Thanks.


No Multi Touch in this firmware

Cheers

bishnz
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  #415482 10-Dec-2010 12:07
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Hey guys, I've followed the instructions and downloaded the files but now my phone language is in spanish, can you provide a link to the actual files that you used to flash to Froyo?

 
 
 
 


nitrotech

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  #415487 10-Dec-2010 12:18
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bishnz: Hey guys, I've followed the instructions and downloaded the files but now my phone language is in spanish, can you provide a link to the actual files that you used to flash to Froyo?


Sorry forgot to mention that - just go to Settings (the round cog) then 5 from the bottom is langurage (it has an A in the logo then the first option is to select the language - select english and you're away

bishnz
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  #415494 10-Dec-2010 12:29
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Sweet thanks :-)

bishnz
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  #415503 10-Dec-2010 12:54
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Ok so it appears there are a few issues with this build (unless I'm doing something wrong.. which is highly likely) when you restart or reboot the phone the language appears to always default back to spanish, and more importantly when I try to connect to our work exchange server and gmail I have no network access... Any idea on how to fix?

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  #415544 10-Dec-2010 14:34
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Do you know what the complete APN settings should be?

nitrotech

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  #415554 10-Dec-2010 14:38
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bishnz: Do you know what the complete APN settings should be?


This isn't a telecom NZ build so you need to add the apn settings here they are

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=67440

 
 
 
 


bishnz
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  #415603 10-Dec-2010 15:30
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Yep was deff missing APNs, can now confirm that email both exchange and gmail working and I can now password my handset without killing my data connection (seemed to be an issue with 2.1??)  . Android 2.2 is well cool, thanks for all your help Cool

nitrotech

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  #415737 10-Dec-2010 23:06
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I cant really say ive noticed any battery issues, but the compass is 90 degrees out.

The great thing from my perspective is that its fixed the 2 issues i had with the phone - wifi and phone coma are no longer a problem.

bishnz
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  #416365 13-Dec-2010 08:39
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Battery appears to be the same, I went to 2.2 cause on 2.1 when I enabled screen lock on the handset for some reason it prevented exchange sync. 2.2 fixed that :-)

zimzoid
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  #416508 13-Dec-2010 13:35
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Hi all, Does anyone have a copy of the original telecom branded 2.1 firmware?

friedCrumpet
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  #420247 22-Dec-2010 08:22
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Has anyone who has done this upgrade had any issues with this rom?

I have read that it disables cpu scaling reducing battery life, and the compass is no longer accurate. Does the compass issue affect google navigation and/or maps?

My main concern is being unable to go back to the original firmware should 2.2 not work as well as I would like. Does anyone have any experience flashing one of the available 2.1 roms?

nitrotech

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  #420272 22-Dec-2010 08:59
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friedCrumpet: Has anyone who has done this upgrade had any issues with this rom?



I have read that it disables cpu scaling reducing battery life, and the compass is no longer accurate. Does the compass issue affect google navigation and/or maps?



My main concern is being unable to go back to the original firmware should 2.2 not work as well as I would like. Does anyone have any experience flashing one of the available 2.1 roms?



The compass is out by 90 degrees and the battery life is less when using it - but fine on standby.

However it fixed the probems I was having with this phone so it was worth it for me, and there will be a new 2.2 rom out that will no doubt address the issues above.

There are tools around to backup your rom if you want to go back to the telecom rom

friedCrumpet
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  #420296 22-Dec-2010 10:17
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nitrotech:
friedCrumpet: Has anyone who has done this upgrade had any issues with this rom?



I have read that it disables cpu scaling reducing battery life, and the compass is no longer accurate. Does the compass issue affect google navigation and/or maps?



My main concern is being unable to go back to the original firmware should 2.2 not work as well as I would like. Does anyone have any experience flashing one of the available 2.1 roms?



The compass is out by 90 degrees and the battery life is less when using it - but fine on standby.

However it fixed the probems I was having with this phone so it was worth it for me, and there will be a new 2.2 rom out that will no doubt address the issues above.

There are tools around to backup your rom if you want to go back to the telecom rom


Oh yeah I'd love to backup the rom, I wasn't able to find any information on how to do this though, do you have link to something to start me off?

AliMac
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  #420454 22-Dec-2010 14:47
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Just bought this phone which is my first smart phone as well as android phone so am a bit of a noob at the technical side of things.

When you say there is backup tools available, do you mean in the app store or they have have to downloaded elsewhere.

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